We're closing out our 20th anniversary year with a very special celebration: the chance for you to make a super-rare, dazzling, tradeable Golden Party Hat!
Starting today and running for the next six weeks, you'll have various options throughout RuneScape for collecting shards. Once you've got eight of them, you'll be ready to create the most sought-after headgear in all of Gielinor!
There are 11 shards available in total - check the Golden Party Hat Hunt Interface to see how you can get more (and track the ones you've already earned). Oh, and by the way, if you've joined Premier Club 2022 you already have a head start with a bonus shard from us to say thanks!
Start by visiting the Wise Old Man at the Grand Exchange in Varrock. The Golden Party Hat Hunt runs for six weeks until January 3rd – so get going now to snatch a bit of RuneScape history!
Q: Is leveling a skill necessary to gain a shard?
A: Nope! You earn shards while training any skill, so just go about your regular activities!
Q: Can we obtain multiple shards from the same activity?
A: Each skill only rewards one shard, so you'll need to mix up your skilling activities to earn them.
Q: Do I need Membership to access the shards and make the Party Hat?
A: To secure your Golden Party Hat, you'll need to be a RuneScape Member and obtain eight of a possible 11 shards spread across the game.
Q: Are Ironman players able to participate?
A: Ironman players will be able to create their own hat - however, they will not be able to trade it.
Q: Some of the shards come from drops but I have terrible luck. What is the likelihood I won't be able to finish it?
A: Slim! While there is an element of RNG to collecting the shards, they also have in-built 'bad luck' protection. As you continue to train a skill or complete clue scrolls, the likelihood of getting a shard grows exponentially. Essentially, it's our intent that players who are actively playing throughout this event will be able to create their own hat without too much worry
Q: Will Protean items drop the shards?
A: Yes, Protean items will be able to drop their relevant shards.
Q: Where can I buy the shard that's for sale?
A: Nic the Trader will sell you a shard! You can find him at the Grand Exchange.
Q: Does the clue shard come from completing a Clue Scroll or from the Casket?
A: The shard will come from completing a Clue Scroll.