We're off to the island this week with 'Desperate Measures', RuneScape's newest quest! In other news, the World Cup of Quests has concluded, the Ninja Dojo is undergoing some renovations and there's a dragon-sized list of Patch Notes for you to peruse. On with the show!
This week's news includes a helping of Ninja intel, a Merch Store update and some last-minute reminders. Oh, and one more thing - there's a brand-new quest for you to play!
New Quest: Desperate Measures
When we last joined our heroes, all seemed lost. The World Guardian was betrayed. The Needle was stolen. And Seren's Council were no closer to placating the Elder Gods.
One year later, Thok and Charos have tracked down Kerapac in Anachronia. Now they need your help to uncover his base of operations and foil his plans. The world is literally at stake!
So, are you ready to take 'Desperate Measures'?
How to Start
To start 'Desperate Measures', you'll need to meet the following requirements:
Completion of 'Desperate Times'
Level 50 Archaeology
Level 50 Agility
Level 75 Combat is recommended
To begin the quest, head to Seren's Council North of Burthorpe Lodestone.
Completing 'Desperate Measures' will get you a cache of rewards, including a special something that'll give hefty boost to your Archaeology research and an item no true Thok fan could do without.
Need a quick plot recap? Have a read through the Story So Far blog to learn everything you need to know to enjoy the story of 'Desperate Measures'.
We'd love to hear what you think about this new quest, so once you've tried it out, hit that DISCUSS button at the bottom of this page and tell us your thoughts!
Anachronia Totems - Ninja Task
Remember when we talked about that top-secret update in the PAG strike blog? Well, it's now time to spill the beans!
A new totem has been added to the Anachronia Base Camp which will allow you to recharge your other totems.
But to build it, you'll need to collect all the parts. To get you started, you'll get one of them as a reward from 'Desperate Measures'.
Ninja Dojo - Temporary Closure
Even Ninjas need a holiday sometimes, and our team will be spending theirs having a good think about where they're going to strike next. In between all the ninjutsu training and kunai polishing, of course.
The team has received a whopping 9,861 challenges in the few months since the Dojo opened, and at the time of writing they've already accepted a quarter of them. Less than 1% of the submissions they've received are spam, so they've got an awful lot of paperwork to do!
From this Friday, July 31st, the Dojo will be temporarily closed while the Ninjas enter a deep meditative state in order to process the remaining requests. The Dojo itself will also be getting a fresh coat of paint, so be sure to check back in when the Ninjas return.
You can keep issuing challenges right up until the Dojo closes its doors on Friday. Head to http://rs.game/ninja for more.
Don't forget to don your snazziest swimsuit and hit The Beach this summer! The event ends on August 10th, but you've still got time to maximise your skilling gains, and grab some summery gear while you're at it.
Unlike holiday travel in real life, getting to the Beach is as easy as can be - just head on over to the Lumbridge Crater!
Fancy marching around Gielinor in your very own Crustacea Armour? How about cooking up a storm with a funky apron or three? All these rewards and more can be yours when you show up for some fun in the sun!
And if you're looking for something EXTREME to try, get yourself a free surfboard from Flo's New Item Shop!
See all the rewards and learn more about this summer's hottest skilling event right here in the dedicated blog post.
Tweet your screenshots to us on Twitter by tagging the @RuneScape official account and using the #SummerInGielinor hashtag. Your summer screenies could win you some free Bonds, so start exercising those tweeting muscles today!
Yak to the Shadows
The latest Yak Track will close to visitors this Sunday August 2nd. Better push on with those tasks if you want to unlock the coveted Herald of Fate set, which unlocks at the 50th Tier.
If you haven't even started yet, don't panic! The very first task will net you the Shadow Magus robe set, the perfect look for when you want to utilise those Ancient spells.
Just speak to Moorrissey the yak in Burthorpe to get started. Don't miss out!
'E-I-E-DI-NO' Achievement Grace Period
Here's some good news to any achievement hunters out there - we're extending the grace period for the 'E-I-E-DI-NO' achievement by 3 months.
We know that getting this achievement can be tricky, because it's both time-gated and relies on a few random elements. We didn't want anyone to lose out on those sought after Trimmed Completionist Capes.
So when you're ready, head on down to The Ranch Out of Time, and get breeding those dinosaurs!
Merch Store Update
So, who here has reached 99 Archaeology in-game already? If that's you, you'll be delighted to hear that the Archaeology Skill Cape is now available in keyring form.
This week also marks your last chance to pre-order the RuneScape Gods Exposed collaboration pins from Angels Scapes and TehNoobWorld. The set includes all your favourite characters from the iconic video series, including Guthix, Saradomin, Zamorak, and Gonthorian. Orders close at midnight on August 2nd – so act fast!
You can find these new ranges and much much more on the Official Merch Store. Go on, treat yourself!