Patch Notes - 20/04

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Welcome back to another installment of the RuneScape Patch Notes!

If you're in need of a hero this week, never fear - the 'I Need a Hero' Achievement can now be unlocked once more! Other legendary changes and fixes include a higher chance for a particular Ancient Invention perk to activate and a whole bunch of other Archaeology changes.

Read on to discover more!


With our first player already over the 120 finish line, Archaeology gets even more love this week.

  • The hint-trail for the Archaeology research tutorial appears more consistently.

  • Players can enter the Kharid-et praetorium without a Ring of Visibility.

  • The Imp Souled perk sends appropriate resources to the Metal Bank and the Material Storage.

  • Both the Pontifex Signet Ring and the Legatus Pendant can be added to the Toolbelt.

  • The Resourceful aura now works with Archaeology.

  • The Fortune Ancient Invention perk has an increased chance to activate on level 20 augmented items.

  • The 'Everlight' music track can be unlocked by entering the base of the lighthouse.

  • Acquiring Inquisitor Staff pieces, Spear of Annihilation tips and dragon mattocks generates Friends and Clan broadcast messages.

  • Finding a dragon mattock is an entry in your Adventurer's Log.

  • The contents of your Material Storage are viewable from the Archaeology Journal via the 'Information' option.

  • Tetracompass pieces now use the artefact 'Inspect' option displaying the requirements to make a complete tetracompass.

  • Excavating a tetracompass reward uses the usual blue Archaeology excavation bar.

  • It is now possible to Surge and Bladed Dive in the forge area inside the Warforge dig site.

  • The Ironman plaque in Edgeville has been updated with the names of the first Ironman and Hardcore Ironman to reach 99 Archaeology. Congratulations!

  • Moved a bibliotheke debris excavation spot allows the Time Sprite in this area to be more easily followed.

  • Archaeology microsites now have a minimum of 3 material caches of each type available at that site.

  • Archaeology dig sites will now have a minimum of 2 material caches of each material specific to that site.

  • The Augmented Masterwork Spear of Annihilation no longer loses its masterwork upgrade when players die in the Wilderness or when using an Augmentation Dissolver.

  • Added an option to deactivate the Auto-screener v1.080.

  • Other

  • The "I Need a Hero" Achievement is now completable once more.

  • On Mobile, an info box will now appear when attempting to freeze an unfreezable category on the Treasure Hunter interface.

  • Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the 'Caelyn's Spare Hat' override was clipping with a number of different hairstyles.

  • And that's all, folks! Let us know how you're getting on with this week's update on our social channels - and don't forget, in the main newspost you can find details on how to use your artistic skills to win a Razer Kraken Ultimate gaming headset!

    Stay safe, and we'll see you next time!

    The RuneScape Team

    Community Manager

    Needs more Ben & Jerrys

    20-Apr-2020 10:50:09

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    Forum Moderator Posts: 39,072Sapphire Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
    Some really useful updates to Archaeology, thanks.
    I particularly like being able to check what resources I have from the journal.
    Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about?

    20-Apr-2020 10:55:34 - Last edited on 20-Apr-2020 11:10:18 by Rooh

    Jan Member 2006


    Posts: 24,133Opal Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile

    * The Imp Souled perk sends appropriate resources to the Metal Bank and the Material Storage.

    ayyy I suggested this, hope the same was done with the fortune perk.

    Closed Eyes
    I §ee

    20-Apr-2020 10:56:29 - Last edited on 20-Apr-2020 11:05:54 by Cyanid

    Oct Member 2013


    Posts: 8,540Rune Posts by user Forum Profile RuneMetrics Profile
    Thanks for the patches and polish to archaeology. A lot of great stuff there.

    "The Resourceful aura now works with Archaeology."

    Could you consider adding it as an (optional - no need to disable it for loyality points like the war auras) ingame reward then - maybe for 15000 chronotes to the assistant rank, since this one (and the professor) would need a tad bit of stuff to be fleshed out more compared to the associate and guild master. Makes totally sense to include it, but it's a tad bit weird that MTX stuff works for archaeology, while loads and loads of ingame achieveables are still disabled.
    Improvements: Tooltip / (F2P) QoL v2
    Quick Fixes: Invention

    20-Apr-2020 10:56:52 - Last edited on 20-Apr-2020 11:00:37 by Rikornak

    Oct Member 2014


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    Thank you for the update!

    But can we have:
    "The contents of your Material Storage are viewable from the Archaeology Journal via the 'Information' option."
    This added to master Archaeology outfit as well? So we can have the premier artifact in our preset at all times?

    20-Apr-2020 11:24:58

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