Weekly Update - 1st of July
Oi, is that storm broken yet?! Well, what’s taking you so long?!
Ahem. Sorry, didn’t mean to get so enraged there. In this week’s update: changes to Telos, and the late phase of Breaking the Storm.
Telos Practice Mode
We’ve made a couple of changes to Telos’ practice mode. Most excitingly, you can now set Telos’ enrage to a number of your choice, so if you want to repeatedly die to 4000% you can do so safely. Have fun!
In addition, the chat message which highlights the % enrage Telos will start with now appears in red, so you can more easily tell when you’ve made a terrible mistake.
The following items are now Keepsakeable:
4th of July Celebrations
On the 4th of July, independence day gets celebrated in America. To honour this event, we are bringing back Sam and his toy shop. You can find him from the 3rd of July till the 5th of July west of the Cooks' guild in Varrock. During this period there will be balloondrops which can give you some cool rewards, Including, but not limited to Sams hat.
Breaking the Storm: Late Phase
You’ve all been making excellent progress up at the digsite, and we’re nearly ready to set sail! Before we do, though, there’s just a little bit more work to do.
Phase 3 of Breaking the Storm kicked off on Saturday, June 29th. In this phase, you’ll use Invention or Magic to empower the ship’s wards or tinker with the engine. You’ll find a pair of new workbenches at the shipyard to help you out.
On July 4th, the final phase of Breaking the Storm will begin. You’ll be finishing up some odd jobs around the ship, including sewing the sails (Crafting) and channelling energy into the prow (Divination).
Remember that new phases will not remove previous skills which means that you can do farming, woodcutting, construction, smithing, magic & invention activities now.
How many rewards have you collected so far? All rewards, including the ‘Stormbreaker’ title and the Varrock Agents’ outfit, can be collected by gathering boat materials in the course of the main event.
Don’t forget! While you’re using your skills to collect boat fragments in the event area, you’ll get 10% increased XP. It’s a great time to get those underused skills ship-shape!
Action Bar Dead Clicks
We are aware of an issue where actions are not being performed as they should be when the action bar is used. This is not an issue which has a quick fix, but rest assured, it is a top priority and we are working hard to find a solution.
As usual, we’ve been hard at work fixing all the tiny things that don’t quite deserve their own section in the newspost. This week, that includes:
To see the full list of changes we’ve made this week, check out the unabridged patch notes here.
RuneFest 2019 is now set for October 4th & 5th, and tickets are on sale! Grab your tickets and guarantee your entry to the world's best RuneScape celebration. Get your tickets now!
This year, everyone gets everything with one ticket, with The Golden Gnome Awards and RuneFest both included. For 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.
We will be revealing this year’s theme and details as we get closer to RuneFest 2019. So keep an eye on our website and socials!
The Land Out of Time
The Land Out of Time has lots of new adventures to offer and mysteries to unearth. And while you wait for the Varrock Dig Site builders to Break the Storm, why not having a look at some of the amazing content coming this July? Check out below our latest Behind the Scenes covering Big Game Hunting – a new innovative method to train your Hunter skill – all new Slayer activities and creatures, a challenging new island-wide Agility Course, and even an introduction to the mysteries and Lore surrounding Anachronia.
Still craving for more exclusive info? Head to our ”World Out of Time” website! You’ll find an intro to the new story line launched with Desperate Times – and continues in the Land Out of Time – as well as never-seen-before concept art, and even more surprises to be revealed as we get closer to the launch of our Summer update!
Get ready to hop in Gielinor and enjoy the longer Summer days thanks to the return of our Summer Special 3-for-2 Months Membership offer. As well as getting 3 months' membership for the price of 2, you also receive the amazing Dragonkin Imperial Set!
You want more free stuff? Sure thing, we’ve got two words for you: “Summer Sweepstakes”. Yes, we can sense the excitement in all those of you who know what we’re talking about. But for the two in the back that are never following anything:
What are you waiting for? Click the link above and hop in!
There’s still time for you to grab some of the new merch added to the official RuneScape Store. Hurry if you don't want to miss out on the Map of Gielinor Deskmat (up for pre-order) and Mousemat!
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. And we’ve done one particularly hefty update of the LootScape for you! We’ve added a bonanza package for your Player-Owned Farm, courtesy of Granny Potterington. In addition, we thought it would be time to bring back some player-favourite goodies: the skilling outfit piece, the Loots Cape and Nature’s Balance (main-hand sword override).
This month, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:
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.
Tuesday, July 2nd – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – Dev Q&A: Land Out of Time, Bank Improvements
Wait… is it July yet? Oh yes, yes it is!! You all know what that means: our big Summer update – the Land Out of Time – releases this month! And this might be sooner than you think *wink*. The Varrock Dig Site builders are making good progress on giving life to the worthy vessel that’ll take you all to Anachronia. So this livestream couldn’t be a better time to recap everything we’ve revealed on the Land Out of Time: Big Game Hunter, Slayer creatures and activities, the island-wide Agility course, mysteries and Lore of the island.
We will be announcing the release date of the Land Out of Time. You don’t want to miss it!
And that’s not all! If you’ve been following our news and live streams in the past weeks, then you must be aware that long-awaited Bank Improvements & Placeholders are on their way. We’ve showed some work in progress (check our blog if you missed it) and announced a beta is on the way. Well, we’ve got more to share about that, and it’ll be in THIS livestream.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Sunday, July 7th – 18:00 UTC (Game Time) – Breaking the Storm with Mod Lee
Our resident PvM expert Mod Lee is letting Vorago, the Kalphite King and Nex rest for this week… why is that? Because it’s ALL hands on deck to build a seaworthy vessel that’ll take us all to the Land Out of Time!! Join Mod Lee at the Dig Site this Sunday for a once-in-a-lifetime “Breaking the Storm” skilling event. If you want help from an expert to train your Farming, your Woodcutting, Smithing, Construction, Divination or any other skill featured in the two-weeks event, NOW’s the time!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
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