Game Update: Christmas 2019 & Daily Challenge Rework
In the words of the immortal Slade: IT’S CHRISTMA-A-A-S! Hopefully you can find some time for RuneScape among all the festivities, because we’ve got a bumper-size Christmas event for you this year! In other news, Mod Shogun has gifted us with a Daily Challenges Rework and we’re wrapping up the Java client for good. Read on to find out more…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and once again, Santa needs your help! He's hidden 21 presents all across Gielinor, but he's gone and forgotten where he left them.
You can find one lost present every day from December 16th to January 5th. Present those presents to Santa to get your rewards, which include a special Christmas title, a snazzy Rudolph jumper, and some craft paper.
Wait, what? Paper?! Don’t worry, it’s not a white elephant gift – you’ll need that for our second Christmas event, which takes the form of a gigantic Christmas cracker right in the middle of the Grand Exchange. Gather your mates and use your paper to construct the cracker. Then, when it’s all finished, pull it and see what prizes are inside!
Finally, those of you who completed the 2017 Christmas event will be happy to know that you can once again carve up the slopes of Gielinor until January 5th. If you’ve lost your snowboard since then, you can always claim a new one from Diango in Draynor.
Daily Challenges Rework
Mod Shogun has a special gift for everyone this year in the form of the Daily Challenges Rework! From now on Daily Challenges will be less intensive, more rewarding, and claimable from anywhere in the game world!
For more information, check out the dedicated Daily Challenges Rework blog.
Take a look at some of the headline changes and fixes we’ve made this week:
- Users will no longer experience dead inputs in specific combat situations.
- Players can now buy Dinosaur eggs for Hunter Marks from Irwinsson at the Anachronia Base Camp. Both Big Game Hunter and Slayer dinosaur eggs are available to be bought and buying will give a random egg.
To read all the patch notes click here.
Java Client Shutdown
The Java client will be removed completely on Wednesday December 18th. Make sure you’ve upgraded to the NXT client by then!
To do so, simply head on over to this page and click the ‘Download’ button.
Activity Pets Poll
We’ve received hundreds of cool, quirky, and cute submissions for the Activity Pets contest, and now we need YOU to decide on the winners!
Lest you need a reminder, the categories are:
The first round of voting opens tomorrow (December 17th). We'll be posting a separate newspost tomorrow with all the finalists. Remember to head to the in-game poll to choose your favourites!
Don’t forget, you can now claim a whole new prize when you link your account with Twitch Prime! This month, you can get your hands on three whole Umbral Chests, each with a super-rare prize inside.
If you’ve already linked your accounts, simply sign in to claim your prize. It’s easy-peasy!
Why not treat yourself to a Premier Club package? You can get up to 12 months of Membership at a phenomenal discount, and a whole host of other benefits besides – including the Premier Pass for Yak Track, access to the Premier Club Vault, and the Premier Artefact for 2020.
Congratulations to Evilnoodle, the winner of our Winter Sweepstakes Competition! We hope you enjoy your six months of free membership!
But that’s not all – we’re hosting another competition that’s just perfect for all of you who want to join in the fun on RuneScape Mobile but don’t own a compatible Android device. That’s right, we’ll be giving away one of the latest Android phones, so you can finally take your adventure on the go!
Keep your eyes peeled for another announcement where we’ll let you know how you can get in on the Android-grabbing action.
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes – especially if you want to make your way into The Land Out of Time! Right now, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:
Chance based (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.
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.
Monday, December 16th – 10:00 UTC (Game Time) – Careful Tam Featured Stream
This week, our featured streamer is Careful Tam! Join him for an Hardcore Ironman session on various things, and an Ironman challenge against Telos, going for the Warden title!
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 Careful Tam‘s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Thursday, December 19th – 17:00 UTC (Game Time) – Year in Review & Christmas Quiz
2020 is just around the corner, but before opening this exciting new chapter, let’s take some time to look back on all the amazing adventures we’ve lived in Gielinor throughout the year! Christmas jumpers on, eggnog at the ready, we’ve got a special live stream just for you – and we wouldn’t say goodbye to 2019 without a proper celebration filled with presents wouldn’t we?! Come on, jump on board this week’s live stream, prove you know all about the things that happened in RuneScape this year, and you just might get something more to put under the Xmas tree!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Pink skirts Events
A dedicated PMod-led community that invite you to a range of daily activities such as PvM masses, Q&As, and other thrilling or chillin' events! Check out all the community events organized by the Pink Skirts on the in-game calendar or on their official schedule here.
The RuneScape Team