Patch Week | PvM & Skilling

It's the age-old conundrum that's been wracking minds throughout Gielinor: would you rather battle one queen black dragon-sized duck or 100 duck-sized queen black dragons?

If you picked the latter (and subsequently guessed that this was all one big metaphor) then you're in luck: it's patch week. Here are some of our highlights:

PvM just got better

  • The spider minions in the Araxxi fight will now die at the end of her death animation.
  • The right-click options on Barrows brothers spawned by other players have been removed.
  • The click radius on the Gravity Field in the Vorago boss fight has been increased.
  • The Max Guild boss portal has been updated to show all options on one page.
  • A 'Set arrival' option has been added to various bosses for the Max Guild boss portal.
  • A 'Don't ask me again' option has been added when prompted about the 100k coin charge for re-tuning the Max Guild boss portal.
  • Surge and Escape are now usable during the global cooldown period, similar to Bladed Dive outside of PvP areas.
  • Skilling improvements

  • The Fishing spots inside the Menaphos VIP area have been moved closer together and will now only spawn on the west side of the pool.
  • A Fish Flingers fisherman has arrived in the Menaphos VIP area.
  • The Fish Flingers fisherman in Piscatoris has moved to the north-eastern shoreline.
  • The RuneMetrics interface is now visible during Kegger, Racing, Table dancing and Zapper minigames at the NovtumberFest event.
  • The boost and activate options on the action bar for equipped skill capes have been swapped around.
  • Member skill challenges up to level 5 can now be progressed by free players.
  • Utility updates

  • A right-click option has been added to select the destination on various fairy rings throughout the game world without having to first visit Zanaris.
  • A 'Check Progress' option has been added to Menaphos soul obelisks.
  • The skill name has been added to Strange rocks and Golden rocks.
  • Fully recharged scrimshaws will now stack in the bank with brand new ones.
  • The farmer's wander range away from the bank chest in the Meilyr district of Prifddinas has been adjusted.
  • The Varrock teleport will now teleport players slightly closer to the Staff shop (depending on Varrock task completion settings).
  • The Lumbridge teleport will teleport players closer to the Combat Academy.
  • The following items will now always show a lootbeam: Ghost hunter equipment, Ancient emblems, Perfect chitin, Camel journals, Magister journals, Adamant dragon journals and Attuned crystal seeds.
  • Read the full list of this week’s updates on the patch notes forum thread.


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    The RuneScape Team

    Live Streams this week

    Each week we livestream Q&As, in-game events and more over on our Twitch channel. Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed!

    Tuesday, October 24th – 15:30 UTC (Game Time) – RuneScape Team Showcase

    What are we working on at the moment? Find out about all the projects in our pipeline – and our progress on them - live on Twitch and YouTube!

    Saturday, October 28th – 17:45 UTC (Game Time) – Dimension of the Damned – the Finale

    1,000 bold adventures. Thousands of zombies just waiting to be slain. Epic prizes await the victor in this free-for-all finale. Who will triumph?

    Sunday, October 29th – 19:00 UTC (Game Time) – PvM with Mod Lee

    Top up your PvM tactics with your weekly dose of monster-killing with Mod Lee!

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