Minigame Spotlight

Minigame Spotlight

The Minigame Spotlight system makes it all the more rewarding to play your favourite minigames – and to try out new ones!

Earn thalers – the Spotlight system's currency – by playing any of 14 minigames:

  • Pest Control
  • Soul Wars
  • Fist of Guthix
  • Barbarian Assault
  • Conquest
  • Fishing Trawler
  • Great Orb Project
  • Flash Powder Factory
  • Castle Wars
  • Stealing Creation
  • Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza
  • Heist
  • Mobilising Armies
  • Trouble Brewing

Then, spend them on selected rewards from any of the games included in the system, as well as limited runs of selected Treasure Hunter items.

Every three days, a minigame will be spotlighted, yielding thalers five times faster than it would normally.

RuneScape has a wide variety of minigames, and here's a new reason to try them all out. Read on for further details!

How to Start

You can claim 1 thaler per 5 minutes simply by playing any of the games listed below. Playing the spotlighted minigame earns you 1 thaler every minute. You will – of course – still receive any currency or other rewards usually awarded by the minigame.

The spotlighted minigame changes every three days, at 00:00 UTC. Keep track of this using the in-game clock, which can be activated via the Interface Settings.

The order is as follows:

  1. Pest Control
  2. Soul Wars
  3. Fist of Guthix
  4. Barbarian Assault
  5. Conquest
  6. Fishing Trawler
  7. Great Orb Project
  8. Flash Powder Factory
  9. Castle Wars
  10. Stealing Creation
  11. Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza
  12. Heist
  13. Mobilising Armies
  14. Barbarian Assault
  15. Conquest
  16. Fist of Guthix
  17. Castle Wars
  18. Pest Control
  19. Soul Wars
  20. Fishing Trawler
  21. Great Orb Project
  22. Flash Powder Factory
  23. Stealing Creation
  24. Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza
  25. Heist
  26. Trouble Brewing
  27. Castle Wars

Note that – by design - some minigames come up more frequently than others. Once this rotation ends, it will restart and continue indefinitely.


Outside each minigame covered by the system is a podium, and on the spotlighted minigame's podium you'll find Stanley Limelight – the Spotlight host.

You can find out which minigame is currently under the spotlight and access the thaler reward store from any podium – whether Stanley's there or not.

Stanley Limelight

Opening the store will reveal selected rewards from all minigames included in the Spotlight system – armour sets, skilling outfits and more.

There'll also be a selection of rewards normally only found on Treasure Hunter. These will be limited in availability, so get them while you can!

Note that Ironman accounts cannot claim any rewards from the Spotlight Reward Store that they would not ordinarily be able to access.

There's never been a better time to get into RuneScape minigames and enjoy their unique rewards. Have fun, and let us know your thoughts over on the forums.

The RuneScape Team

Community Road Trip This Week

It's week three of the Community Road Trip, where you can win Cooler Master goodies, Bonds and RuneScape merchandise! Here are this week's tasks:

  • Forums: Mods JD and Lee have given you their challenges this week – including a word search and a RuneScape rap! See the Road Trip forum for details.
  • Instagram: Each image that we post this week on our Instagram account will have a special hashtag attached to it. Make a note of the code!
  • Podcast: Listen to this week's Ninja podcast, released towards the end of the week. We'll give you the code during the course of it! Keep your eyes on our Podbean and YouTube channels!
  • Twitch: Check out either of our streams this week on our Twitch channel - more details below. The code will be visible on the screen for a portion of the stream, so don't miss it!

Check the Community Road Trip thread, and if you missed the last couple of weeks, don't worry! You can still catch up and enter.

Streaming This Week

It's set to be a big week for streaming, with the loot from 10,000 Elite Clue Scroll caskets, and a Tuska teaser in our Developer Q&A!

Developer Q&A, with Tuska Teasers – 16:00 UTC (game time), Tuesday 19th May

Our weekly Developer Q&A gives you the chance to ask your questions about the latest updates, upcoming plans, and any other RuneScape-related topics.

This week, we'll be joined by Mod Deg, who'll give you a cheeky insight into what you can expect from our very own destroyer of worlds, Tuska. Don't miss it!

This week's panel will include:

  • Mod Pi – Combat Specialist and Ninja
  • Mod Kelpie – RuneScape Project Manager and Head Ninja
  • Mod Rowley – Content Developer, lore specialist and member of the Guardians development team.
  • Mod Deg – Content Developer for the Nameless development team, and Tuska aficionado.

You can ask your questions on this forum thread, on Reddit, or on Twitter using the hashtag #RSDevQA.

Opening up 10,000 Elite Clue Scrolls – 20:00 UTC (game time), Tuesday 19th May

Continuing on from last week's 10,000 Hard clues, Mods James and Simon this week will be opening up 10,000 Elite clue scroll caskets (5,000 each) and showing off the loot. Will they get coveted Third Age gear, or shadow dyes? Join us to find out!

You'll find both of these streams on our Twitch channel. Put them in your diaries – you won't want to miss them!

In Other News

  • In preparation for the return of the Enlightenment aura on the 1st of June, we have reduced its duration to one hour. This means it'll still be a great way to train, but with less of an impact on the game's economy.
  • The RuneScape Bestiary now works again.
  • Weekly and monthly hiscores can now be selected properly.

See the patch notes for further details of today's updates.

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