We did it! A full decade of Old School RuneScape! Let’s celebrate in style…
Celebrating Ten Years of Old School RuneScape
Wow, a whole decade. That flew by didn’t it? Ten years of tears and triumphs, streams and skills, polls and party hats. Obviously we couldn’t let this momentous occasion pass us by without throwing a very special birthday event!
Party Pete is hosting a ‘Cake-Off’ in the party room. He's invited all the important people he could think of - King Roald, Bentnoze and Wartface, Thurgo, Archmage Sedridor, Duke Horacio, Gnome Child... Elvarg... They’ve all been given one simple instruction: bring cake.
Naturally, the Lumbridge Cook is responsible for the Duke's contribution, and his new assistant, Patty Seer, has been travelling the world learning all about baking. This should put them in good stead to take first prize in the Cake-Off, but in an unfortunate turn of events, Patty's cake tin has cracked and her hat has been stolen! Now she needs your help if she’s going to do Lumbridge proud in the biggest cake competition Gielinor has ever seen…
Begin the event by speaking to the Cook's new assistant in Lumbridge Castle.
Mod Other designed this 10th Birthday Event and would like to say a few words, as it's their first project with us!
Hiya everyone! I knew it would be difficult to capture 10 years of Old School in a way that did it justice. Then I thought, what better way to do it than bring us back to where it all began?
This 10th birthday event is a real feel-good story, so you'll hopefully be walking away with a smile on your face… and some top-tier cosmetics in your hands!
The 10th Birthday Event is available from today and ends on March 15th!
Before designing the new rewards, Mod Skylark reached out on Twitter to ask the community for inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing all your brilliant ideas! Now we can share the results, and it's safe to say we're spoiling you this year with all of this stunning Fashionscape...
Complete the event and you’ll receive every single one of these birthday rewards:
- 10th Birthday Cape
- A Jad/Gnome Child/Stray Dog Plush
- Jad/Bob the Cat Slippers
- Birthday Cake Hat
- Gnome Child Backpack
- Silver Party Hat
- Old School Jumper (in six variations)
- Dragon Candle Dagger
- 10th Birthday Balloons
- A brand new party emote
You are restricted to one plushie and jumper per character, but you can change style whenever you like by simply right-clicking the object and using the ‘change style’ option.
Make sure to grab these goodies while you can - birthday treats only come around once a year! If you're not able to join the celebrations this time, you'll have to wait for next year’s event to unlock them. And that’s, like, a whole year away...
Make sure you're there to wish us a Happy Birthday on February 23rd at 16:00 GMT!
There ain't no party like a J-Mod party!
Join us for a special livestream from Jagex HQ. We'll play through the birthday event, answer your questions, and we might even have a quiz to get you reminiscing!
The Birthday Livestream kicks off February 23rd at 16:00 GMT on our Twitch channel.
Dragon Slayer II is now available on Quest Speedrunning beta worlds! It’s a Grandmaster quest, so naturally we'll be keeping a close eye on the difficulty for you speedrunning superstars.
We've set the following completion times per trophy, but as always, we're open to amending them based on your feedback:
- Bronze: 155:00
- Silver: 125:00
- Gold: 105:00
- Platinum: 95:00
We expect to move Dragon Slayer II and Black Knights' Fortress out of beta by next month. That will be the last of our promised Quest Speedrunning updates, but don’t worry, we'll still be adding more in the future, just at less regular intervals.
We hope your spacebars haven't suffered too much! We'd like to take the opportunity once again to thank the Quest Speedrunning community for their awesome feedback - you’ve really helped shape a very special part of the Old School experience, and we are blown away by your dedication and talent!
Players should now be able to engage in combat one tick sooner when entering the Wilderness Boss caves. This change was made to address feedback that the delay on entry can feel quite jarring when chasing or escaping a target by looping through the boss lairs.
Ring of Wealth now works correctly for Wilderness Bosses.
The Spindel lair interior has been adjusted to Level 29 Wilderness, to match the Web Chasm entrance.
Activity HiScores that previously had a minimum KC of 45 have been expanded; the new minimum is 40. Players currently in the 40-44 range should find their scores are added gradually after a few more gaming sessions. We’re taking it down in small steps, like we did last week, so the system doesn’t struggle with a big influx of newly ranked players at once. Thank you for your patience!
Binding spell effects are now wiped more reliably at the end of a Last Man Standing session.
Zulrah's loot now stays on the ground for longer before despawning.
When sacrificing Bones on the Wilderness Chaos Altar, they will now be consumed starting from the top left of your Inventory, rather than using the ones you just clicked on. This should make repeated clicks more convenient.
Twenty of your favorite content creators competed in weekly challenges and eliminations all the for the hope of winning the grand prize worth billions of oldschool runescape GP. This is the Gielinor Games Finale to Season 3!
We've got a thriving community of content creators and an equally thriving community of people who love watching them. Last year, the very talented itswill, was nominated for this pretigious award and unfortunately beaten out. As a Golden Gnome winner and an absolute staple of the community, we feel we should have done more to help highlight his content to a wider audience. This time around, we'll be doing exactly that and asking you for your help in supporting B0aty's bid for Best MMORPG Streamer!
This hint is for the emotes on the original four maps.
Celebrate the decade in style with new lines of merch, available in store today!
So far we’ve got:
A commemorative 10th Anniversary logo t-shirt and logo pin from Angels Scapes!
A special silver OSRS variant of this illustrated Map of Gielinor - available as a decorative print for your wall or as a commemorative t-shirt!
A new range of OSRS logo tees, with a distressed logo discharge printed on four different colour bases for a soft retro feel – pick your favourite!
Plus, Angels Scapes have a few extra lines for the anniversary, including a special limited-edition silver metal variant of the Max Cape Keyring and DFS pin!
Oh and did we mention it’s actually a shared birthday? Angels Scapes is also celebrating a whopping five years of designing pins for the merch store, and has created a special Pink Max Cape key ring and DDS pin with matte gold metal details for the occasion.
Check them out here.
We’ll be celebrating the anniversary throughout the year with even more special items and some exciting new merch partnerships in the works - so stay tuned!
The PvP rota has moved to Period A:
- 539 - (US) - PvP World
- 548 - (Germany) - High-Risk PvP World
- 577 - (US) - Free-to-Play PvP World
- 559 - (UK) - LMS Competitive
World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has been activated with this rota.
The PvP Arena is using 'Max/Med' loadouts in Ranked Duels and Tournaments this week.
You can also discuss this update on our official forums, on the 2007Scape subreddit, the Steam forums, or the community-led OSRS Discord in the #gameupdate channel. For more info on the above content, check out the official Old School Wiki.
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