Presents From The Sledge - This Week In RuneScape

Presents From The Sledge - This Week In RuneScape

We’ve made it ‘Scapers – it’s the final update for 2022! Read on for all the info about our Christmas events, plus a cheeky sneaky-peeky at what’s coming next year. Have a fantastic festive break and we’ll see you again on January 9th!

Event: Presents From The Sledge
Play for exclusive rewards

Postie Pete and Parcel Pete have once again made an absolute turkey of the most important task of the year – wrapping the presents! Will you be the one to save Christmas?

Play to earn Wrapping Paper and unlock festive rewards, including the stunning new Aurora Dye! You also get a free present each day simply by chatting to the hosts. ‘Tis the season, after all...

This might be our last update of the year, but there's so much to do for the rest of the month – the Legacy of Zamorak finale quest, the Winter Yak Track and more! Get the full story on Presents From The Sledge and see everything else that’s going on in our special December-tastic newspost: Here!

Treasure Hunter: Santa's Grotto
Including the tradeable Green Santa Outfit!

Santa's Grotto returns from December 23rd to January 4th, and it's full of festive prizes!

Dive in and collect all manner of Christmas cosmetics, including tradeable rare Green Santa Outfit pieces for that chic, seasonal look. These items look especially great paired with the Green Santa Hat, if you were able to nab that already! (While pictured together, please be aware the Green Santa Hat is NOT in the Grotto this year).

You can also collect three gaudy-but-desirable Christmas jumper designs featuring Guthix, Penguins and Chinchompas! They’re worse than anything grandma could knit, and they’re an absolute must-have for the season.

And don't forget, you receive extra Wrapping Paper for Presents From The Sledge with every Key used, so be sure that you make a visit Santa’s Grotto this Christmas!

Frank's Free Chest
Oh look, it's a 2023 thing!

A small members-only event will kick things off next year, ahead of our first full update on January 9th. Look out for Frank’s Free Chest from January 4th!

This piratey version of Frank has set up shop in Port Sarim and he’s got the booty! No… the other kind of booty (though to be fair, maybe both).

Head to the stall from January 4th to earn Pirate Keys: you get one every day on login, plus get one every hour you play, with a maximum of 12 to be earned each week in total.

Use your Pirate Keys at the Chest to earn luscious loot such as Uncharted Island Maps (including the Red one!), 100 million GP, Dragon Tools and more. Ironman players can get their mitts on all prizes except for the Dragon Tools and GP.

While any Pirate Keys will go to your Inventory on login, you can also store them in your Currency Pouch – any Keys earned through playtime will go straight there. This means you won’t have to inventory-manage in the middle of a boss battle or other such shenanigans!

Aside from being a small added thanks to all you 'Scapers for you dedication, this event is also a test for us to see how we can reward your time more flexibly. We'll be keen to hear your thoughts as we go!

Start earning Pirate Keys and laying claim to Frank's Free Chest in Port Sarim, right in front of the Rusty Anchor Pub, beginning January 4th until January 31st 2023. You'll be able to use your Keys up any time before February 28th 2023.

2023 Sneak Peek
There's so much more to come!

For the past few days you've been busy deciphering clues and getting a glimpse of what's to come in RuneScape next year. Exciting!

So far you've uncovered the details of January's Death Costs update (and hints of a new event at War's Retreat), the first scraps of an upcoming storyline and some intriguing new Construction skilling methods. Check out everything that's already been revealed here:

We’ve got one more secret left. Are you ready? It's a juicy one. Tune in to our livestream on December 13th at 16:00 for the big reveal. You won't want to miss this!

To sign out the year, we'll also have a letter from RuneScape's Executive Producer. Look out for that on December 19th…

Fresh Start Worlds
The end of a mini-era on January 9th

Fresh Start Worlds will be available throughout the holiday season and plenty of rewards are still up for grabs, including the Alternative Skill Capes, Halo of Returning and more!

Over the coming weeks, the XP boosts will continue to decrease as FSW comes closer and closer to operating like the main game. You'll still have Free Deaths, 20% chances to double a monster or boss drop, 40% chance to double gathered Materials, +100% Accuracy in combat and access to all Tier 5 Auras.

Fresh Start Worlds will fully come to a close on January 9th, at which point all characters will be automatically transferred (with any eligible items) over to the main game. You can also leave earlier at any time too, of course!

We've loved all the stories, videos and images that have come from FSW over the past three months. Whether you played it yourself, convinced a friend to try or return to RuneScape, or simply continued on in the main game – thank you – and remember to always keep it Fresh!

Patch Notes
Fixes and improvements in this week's game update


  • The login screen music has been updated to A Song of Hope.
  • To fit within the free-to-play skill cap, and to make it more accessible in general, the requirement for Dive, Escape and Surge has been lowered from 30 Agility to 5 Agility.
  • You must now complete Succession quest to use Dive in any circumstances.
  • Completing the Succession musical finale, including replay, now applies the Dungeoneering Strange Power animation to the player, with a forced camera angle.
  • The Daemonheim enemies in the Mage Arena combat challenge of the Succession quest now have significantly more lifepoints.
  • Revolution now supports untargeted Agility abilities, so Escape and Surge can once again be put on a Revolution bar, if that's how you roll!
  • Added blocking to a segment of the fence surrounding the KBD enclosure near the Wilderness Lava Maze. (In the Wildy, the best defence is a good of-fence).
  • Smithing Argonlike armour during the Succession quest now gives token Smithing XP.
  • Only the anvil near the Mage Arena can be used to smith Argonlike equipment.
  • The Escape ability is no longer hidden in the Ranged ability book when the Magic spellbook is filtered.
  • Removed additional bodies of dead Cultists in the Senntisten prison scene of Succession. Always dispose of the evidence…
  • Corrected the progress boost message in Yak Track: The Winter Trials to now state the correct tier at which it was unlocked.
  • Added bounds checking to the Quest List to prevent an issue where its contents were squished by an invalid sorting.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Festive Aura XP cap message to be displayed after every login.
  • Fixed the washed-out appearance of some outfits while in Prifddinas.
  • Hotfix: Lowered the up time of the 'feeling pumped' modifier in Shattered Worlds.
    • Dev Note: This temporary change was made due to increasingly excessive XP rates players had been receiving in conjunction with recent changes to special attacks. The change is considered temporary, whilst the team is investigating more in depth resolutions to the XP issues.

The latest goings-on from our community

Community Showcase

@Legend_Arts has lovingly created this idyllic piece depicting Varrock in winter.
The Lord of Chaos is fond of dramatic entries, @Timortienn !
u/Beiras_Beasts has crafted their own little adorable Shamini!


@Eddiemoo on his quest for the Amulet of the Forsaken, has been having some fun in the Barrows.

Need help with the new Succession quest? @Fraqsu has you covered.

@AshShleyScape delivers a quick guide to the 2022 holiday season!

Scaper's Screenshots

AWeeRedPanda the PandaClaus has been out hunting penguins in the frozen north. Brrr!
Elej dropping by the Pirate Hideout to spread some Christmas cheer and capture some beautiful screenshots.
Lily took a well-deserved break from cracking into safes to enjoy the snow.
Purgatory06 looks ready for their Winter adventures!
@Bjorngomes continues his mining work this snowy season.

Pink Skirts Player Events

Each week the Pink Skirts put on a selection of fun activities that everyone can join. Here are the main events this week:

Nex - Angel Of Death

  • Hosted by: Pippyspot & Boss Guild
  • Date/Time: Friday December 16th, 20:00 Game Time
  • World: 88
  • Location: God Wars Dungeon - Ancient Prison
  • FC: Boss Guild

Nex - Angel of Death

  • Hosted by: Spotleewolf & Nexaodmass
  • Date/Time: Friday December 16th, 23:00 Game Time
  • World: 92
  • Location: God Wars Dungeon - Ancient Prison
  • FC: Nexaodmass

Stealing Creation

  • Hosted by: Lady Spyra, snore, and Fast SC
  • Date/Time: Saturday December 17th, 21:00 Game Time
  • World: 99
  • Location: Stealing Creation Lobby
  • FC: Fast Sc

If these don't take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. There’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy!

- The RuneScape Team

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