An iconic location gets a major revamp today – it's time to return to the Wilderness!
The area has a new PvM focus, a 'Threat' system that adapts to your unique style, a high-risk-high-reward Slayer experience, and a new opt-in system for PvP!And it's not just gameplay that's changing – we've brought the look and feel of the place up to date with improved graphics, as well as new hazards to keep you on your toes.
Yes, what was once a PvP warzone has now become a high-risk, high-reward PvM area. Our goal is for the Wilderness to be the best way to train Slayer, with the highest enemy density and rewards.
As you spend more time in the Wilderness completing activities or Slayer tasks, your Threat level will rise. As your Threat level rises, your risk of death increases - but you'll earn Slayer streak bonuses in the process. This will give you opportunities to snag Reaper Points and shiny new rewards!
Looking for a good place to start? Head to Mandrith, who is now located at the Pirate House, to begin your Slayer tasks. You'll need Slayer 85+, Combat 120+.
Still, hankering for good ol' PvP? Speak to Vala at the border of the Wilderness to opt-in and get that iconic Wilderness Skull. Any Skulled player can attack other players who have their Skull enabled.
Phew, big changes for the Wildy! Want to know more? Check out the newspost for all the granular details: https://RS.Game/WildernessReborn
An important message about the early hours of this update...
It's pretty major work to take a significant area of the game and transform the way it looks and operates. An update like this will therefore bring with it some risks. We want to be ready – even over-prepared – for the unexpected.
When the update deploys, we will be taking our Worlds down for a few minutes to take a snapshot: a picture of your account, who owns what, etc.
If any major issues occur, we will then have this snapshot to roll back to if absolutely necessary.
For this reason, we recommend that up until 16:00 Game Time you do not take part in any activities where you might gain something valuable that would be painful to lose.
Again, we don't expect anything bad to happen, but it may be best to remain cautious!