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Patch Week -  09/09

Patch Week - 09/09

We really hope you've had chance to check out the latest changes to the RuneScape Mobile Limited Beta. We rolled out a huge update earlier this week that included a significantly overhauled and optimised UI, lots of performance improvements and all manner of in-game enhancements.

But the work on preparing the Beta for a larger roll out never stops!

More Mobile Changes

Last week’s mobile update saw the introduction of a new home screen, an upgraded buff bar, and a complete revamp of the Burthorpe and Taverley areas. It's great to see that these updates were received so positively by the community. Your feedback has been coming in, and we’re pleased to say that we’ve already made some changes:

  • The buff/debuff bar will no longer block clicks on the tiles beneath it.
  • The compass has been returned to its original position on the minimap.
  • Many more small changes, which you can find in the patch notes.
  • Please keep talking to us about the new mobile experience. You can join the discussion on the official forums, or on Reddit, Discord, or Twitter.

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    Patch Notes

    This week sees the usual array of fixes and changes to the game, including the following highlights:

  • Big Game Hunter multispawn encounters will no longer spawn if the previous kill on that dinosaur was not successful.
  • Mahjarrat Aura can now be reset using tier 3 and tier 4 Aura refresh.
  • The Dwarven Instinct aura can now spawn chests when hunting butterflies barehanded.
  • To read the rest of the patch notes, and expose yourself to more of our QA team’s questionable sense of humour, click here!

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    Balthazar’s Big Raffle Reminder

    Don’t forget that Balthazar’s Big Raffle is still ongoing! It’s your chance to win some truly splendiferous prizes, including the Golden version of Linza the Disgraced’s equipment.

    Did you miss the first week of the raffle? Never fear! For just one bond, Balthazar will hand over any raffle tickets you’ve missed so far, and he’ll also keep hold of any others you might miss until the end of the event.

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    Twitch Prime

    We’ve once again partnered with Twitch to bring you some exclusive loot! Whilst active, Twitch Prime members can grab some free loot, including some exclusive outfit pieces!

    This month, each and every one of you who’s a Twitch Prime member can grab a free Premium Currency Pack (200 RuneCoins, 15 Keys, 40 Hearts of Ice). How to redeem your gains? Simple, follow the link below and make sure you follow all steps of the process.

    For instructions on how to claim and redeem your loot, click here.

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    Annual Survey

    RuneScape is what it is thanks to its players, so getting as much feedback from you as we possibly can means absolutely everything. The Annual Survey offers you a chance to get the briefest glimpse of what we may have in store for the year ahead, but also lets us better understand the direction in which our development plans should be heading. Head on over here to have your say and help shape Gielinor’s destiny.

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    RuneFest 2019

    RuneFest 2019 is just around the corner (4th & 5th October), less than a month to go!! We can almost feel the sea breeze and hear the roars of dinosaurs that’ll come alive in the mind-blowing reproduction of The Land Out of Time!

    SCHEDULE AND EXCLUSIVE PERKS FOR ATTENDEES

    Have you seen the RuneFest 2019 schedule yet? Trust us, you’re in for quite a treat! Here’s a list of some of the things you’ll get to enjoy if you join us on the day:

  • Celebrate your love of RuneScape with your friends, favourite JMods and Content Creators
  • Discover unique in-game environments brought to life and take part in special activities (yes, Skill Chips is back!)
  • Experience a full day of live events on the Main Stage (Great Gielinorian Cook-off, Cosplay Show, Data Stream, Creators Q&A, Keynotes and more)
  • Go beyond the games with JMods and Content Creators in behind-the-scenes panel talks
  • Be part of the excitement as we reveal the future of RuneScape, and play some of this content in WORLD PREMIERE hands-on!
  • Receive unique RuneFest items (physical and in-game!)
  • TICKETS AVAILABLE

    Everyone gets everything with one ticket. The Golden Gnome Awards and RuneFest itself are both included in everyone’s ticket.

    Don’t wait, get your RuneFest tickets!

    INFO & TIPS

    This year we’re bringing back the RuneFest App – this official free mobile app offers all the essential info for your day at RuneFest: schedules, maps, live voting, access to exclusive merch, and more! Download the RuneFest App.

    And if you’re in need of tips and suggestions on everything from travel to accommodation, you can also join our dedicated Discord channel, head to the official RuneFest forum or the community-owned Facebook Group.

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    Facebook Companion

    The Companion is a whole new way to enjoy the RuneScape experience directly from Facebook. Whether you want to explore helpful Guides displayed in the Grand Library, never miss future announcements around RS Mobile, grab exclusive Membership offers (even free stuff!) or need Support, the Facebook Companion has your back!

    And since we’re getting closer to RuneFest, you can now ask the Companion to send you a notification to not miss a thing from the show – live streams and reveals included!

    Talk with the RuneScape Companion

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    LootScape

    Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. And as our first adventurers set foot on Land Out of Time (or as we call it “LOoT”), we thought you’d like an update of the LootScape. Ok, roll the drums and behold… our LOoTScape!

    This month, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:

    Guaranteed:

  • 1 - 2 hunter marks
  • 250 resources in a random Base Camp resource
  • Guaranteed drop from Basic Drop Table (see below)
  • View counter goes up on Orb
  • 1 Raffle Ticket to use at Balthazar’s
  • Chance based:

  • A random skilling outfit piece (if unowned)
  • Either Nature’s Balance or Loots Cape (if unowned)
  • Basic Drop Table: Prismatic small fallen star, Prismatic medium fallen star, Prismatic small lamp, Prismatic medium lamp, Spirit Ruby, Spirit Diamond, Advanced Pulse Core, Spring, Silverhawk down, Medium DG Token Box, Small DG Token Box, Uncut Dragonstone, Large Cash Bag, Medium Cash Bag or Small Cash Bag.

    Exciting isn’t it?! So don’t wait up - connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more here. Once that’s done, have fun and watch our streams during the day for a guaranteed drop.

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    Live streams this week

    Each week, we host developer Q&As, exclusive in-game first looks and more. And it’s all live on our Twitch channel, join us! Missed a stream? Don’t worry, we keep them all on our YouTube channel. Be sure to Subscribe to be the first to know.

    Tuesday, September 10th – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – General Q&A + RS Quiz

    This week might be quiet in Gielinor but we do have quite a few topics to cover and update you on. Fresh batch of tea brewed and comfy socks at the ready, we’re back on the sofas to take all your questions and talk about the latest announcements we’ve done in the last days.

    And in the second part of our stream, we’ll give you a challenge! You think you know everything about RuneScape? EVERYTHING? Let’s test your skills, and you better study the RS Wiki. Rewards? Jeez, talk about loot hunters. Hum ok, there will be prizes, but for the very best!

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

    Saturday, September 14th – 13:00 UTC (Game Time) – Wazzy Featured Stream

    This week, our featured streamer is Wazzy! Join him for a full day of community Solak bossing, and he’ll be taking selected viewers from the Twitch chat directly in-game so be sure to join if you’re in for some high-stakes PvM!

    This featured stream is also an opportunity to grab a LootScape! That’s right, you can now receive in-game loot when you watch a RuneScape streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch Wazzy’s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

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    Pink skirts Events

    Of course, adventures continue in Gielinor even when we're too busy (PKing) creating the adventures of tomorrow. Our PMods are here to welcome you in a range of PvM Boss Masses, Events and Q&As each week. Check out all the community events organised by the Pink Skirts on their official schedule here.


    The RuneScape Team