Have you taken a walk through Varrock lately? Ugh. Look at those ramshackle houses, filled with broken furniture. Why, some of those poor citizens can't even sit down in their own homes!
We pine for some way to help, to give back to the community, to train Construction without having to click 'remove' on an oak larder thirty times... hold on a second!
Let's start from the very beginning: Construction is a members-only skill that lets you build a Player Owned House, where you can train Prayer, store and repair your items, and have your mates over for a nice cuppa tea, plus all kinds of other cool stuff! Only trouble is, to get the best furniture, you'll need the best Construction levels - and that can get expensive.
But from November 16th, you'll be able to play Construction Contracts, a new way to train Construction that'll see you helping out the citizens of Gielinor while getting all the XP you'd normally earn in your Player Owned House - and some builder-iffic rewards, besides.
You'll need at least level 40 Construction to participate in Construction Contracts - cowboy builders need not apply! Once you've nailed your skills, speak to any Estate Agent to be assigned a contract in either Lumbridge, Varrock, Draynor, or Edgeville.
Gather your supplies, head to the right house, and fix up some lucky citizen's furniture while you listen to the local gossip.
The higher your Construction level, the higher the tier of planks you'll be able to use - and the faster you'll get the job done.
Using higher tier materials will also encourage your clients to give you better reviews, which means more XP for you!
Then comes the best part - the rewards!
The biggest reward from Construction Contracts is the ability to earn Construction XP in the overworld at a fraction of the cost.
Each time you complete a contract you'll also earn Contract Credits, which you can spend on various Construction-related goodies in the Construction Contracts Reward Store at any Estate Agent. Let's take a look:
Tired of carrying planks around everywhere? Why, that's Butler's work! Now, there's a better way: a simple, upgradeable storage solution that will let you carry at least 25 extra planks of each type with you at all times.
Here's how many you can carry with the upgraded versions:
- Base: 25 Planks of each type
- Upgrade 1: 50 Planks of each type
- Upgrade 2: 100 Planks of each type
Collect The Master Construction Outfit
From Tuesday 17th, we're introducing the brand new Master Construction Outfit via Dressed to Skill, a week-long Treasure Hunter promotion that'll help you fill out your Elite Skilling Outfit collection!
Additionally, upon the launch of Construction Contracts this outfit will be available as a reward for the most intrepid fixer-uppers in the land, using nothing but your hard-earned Contract Credits. Once you've earned enough, simply head on down to the Construction Contracts Rewards Store! Whatever your choice, you're gonna look mighty handy!
Equipping all five pieces of the set will provide you with the following bonuses:
- Option to automatically remove furniture as you build it
- Ability to convert logs to planks on the go
- Temporary +3 boost to Construction
- Increased build progress for Construction Contracts
- Chance to instantly finish repairs during Construction Contracts
- Unlimited teleports to your house, house portals, Estate Agents, and your current Construction Contract
Construction Contracts comes bundled with eight new Achievements, including 'Absolute Planker', which entails fully upgrading your Plank Box and is required for the Completionist Cape.
Stay tuned for more Construction Contracts news when we cut the ribbon on November 16th.
The RuneScape Team