Winter Weekends (2018)

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Winter Weekends are a series of events that take place over weekends from 30 November 2018 until 7 January 2019. All events except for the Ports event will start at 12:00 UTC on Friday and finish at 12:00 UTC on Monday.

The Christmas cupboard in Varrock's Grand Exchange could be used to teleport to a selection of boosted features active at the time.

All Month[edit | edit source]

Ports[edit | edit source]

30 November 2018 - 7 January 2019

  • 25 voyages per day instead of 15.
  • All player-owned ports voyages return 30% extra resources or trade goods.
  • Ability to get The Barmaid's special voyage on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Thursdays.
    • If a previous A Barmaid's Tip voyage was still on its way (including in "returned" state), a new one wouldn't be offered.

Events[edit | edit source]

Weekend 1: Elite Dungeons & Dungeoneering[edit | edit source]

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30 November - 3 December 2018

Elite Dungeons[edit | edit source]

  • Lore book drop rate doubled
  • 25% increased Slayer experience from dungeon monsters
  • 1 extra ancient scale or draconic energy whenever the drop is hit
  • 1 automatic resurrection to full life points upon death per run, whether in normal or story mode

Dungeoneering[edit | edit source]

  • No experience penalty upon death

This weekend was notified with the following login messages:

  • The Elite Dungeons and Dungeoneering winter weekend is active now! Perks include: 1 free death per run in Elite Dungeons and increased tier 92 upgrade drops!
  • Check out the winter weekends interface on the community tab for the full details!

Weekend 2: Deep Sea Fishing & Fishing[edit | edit source]

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7-10 December 2018

Fishing[edit | edit source]

  • Spots move around half as frequently

Deep Sea Fishing[edit | edit source]

  • Available to all players regardless of level through Roland
  • Encounters are more common
  • Bottled boosts last double the normal length
  • Uncharted maps, fishing notes and bottled boosts are found more frequently
  • Experience bonus cap increased to 30% and bonus builds up 10% quicker from fishing frenzy
  • No electrified jellyfish spawn
  • Swarm fishing acts as if you were 5 fishing levels higher
  • Sea turtle, great white shark and manta ray bait is 50% more effective

This weekend was notified with the following login messages:

  • The Deep Sea Fishing and Fishing winter weekend is active now! Perks include: Access to all players regardless of Fishing level and increased bonus at Fishing Frenzy!
  • Check out the winter weekends interface on the community tab for the full details!

Weekend 3: Combat & Slayer[edit | edit source]

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14-17 December 2018

Combat[edit | edit source]

Slayer[edit | edit source]

  • All Slayer assignments are treated as using a Slayer VIP ticket
  • 25% increased Slayer experience (includes reaper assignments)
  • Choice of boss slayer assignments
  • 10% increased ushabti catch chance

This weekend was notified with the following login messages:

  • The combat and Slayer winter weekend is active now! Perks include: 25% increased Slayer XP and increased drop rate of torn Grimoire pages from Solak!
  • Check out the winter weekends interface on the community tab for the full details!

Weekend 4: Gathering & Support[edit | edit source]

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21-24 December 2018

  • 10% chance not to deplete uncharted isles resources while harvesting
  • Mining rocks and trees replenish twice as quickly
  • Knowledge fragments spawn more frequently and training hotspots move less frequently in the Hall of Memories
  • Increased loot and chance of totems from safecracking
  • Chance of getting +1 loot while training Hunter
  • Increased chance of activating The Pit Minigame

This weekend was notified with the following login messages:

  • The gathering and support skill winter weekend is active now! Perks include: increased loot from safecracking and memories move slower in the Hall of Memories.
  • Check out the winter weekends interface on the community tab for the full details!

Weekend 5: Minigames[edit | edit source]

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28-31 December 2018

  • One extra Castle Wars gold ticket per game, regardless of win, lose or draw
  • Double commendation points from Pest Control
  • Double bonus experience and gambling rewards from Barbarian Assault
  • Double boss killcount from Dominion Tower
  • 50% extra Dominion Factor earned
  • 50% extra produce points at Livid Farm (stacks with boosters)
  • An extra 600 daily bonus points in Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza
    • The extra 600 renown points were unlocked after the regular 600 were used up and the following messages were shown:
      • [ Brassica Prime ]: Rejoice mortal! On this wintery weekend, I, Brassica Prime , reward you with even more bonus points!
      • [ Brassica Prime ]: Bathe in my magnificence!
  • 100% increased Menaphos reputation from Shifting Tombs
  • Double zeal from Soul Wars
  • Double points from Stealing Creation

This weekend was notified with the following login messages:

  • The minigames winter weekend is active now! Perks include: extra Castle Wars tickets and 50% increased produce points at the Livid Farm!
  • Check out the winter weekends interface on the community tab for the full details!

Weekend 6: Player Owned Farm & Farming[edit | edit source]

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4-7 January 2019

  • Improved chances of breeding
  • Improved chances of shiny animals
  • Improved happiness and health from feeding
  • Double item yield from harvested animals
  • 10% more beans from selling animals
  • Increased drop rate of animals from combat
  • Honeycombs are 50% more effective when used on animals
  • 10% chance of harvesting a double item from an allotment or herb patch
  • 25% chance of obtaining a double item from a compost bin

This weekend was notified with the following login messages:

  • The Player Owned Farm and Farming winter weekend is active now! Perks include: Improved chances of shinies and an improved drop rate of animals from activities!
  • Check out the winter weekends interface on the community tab for the full details!

Gallery[edit | edit source]