Daemonheim Archaeology Site - This Week In RuneScape

Daemonheim Archaeology Site - This Week In RuneScape

Delve deep into the brand new Archaeology Dig Site on Daemonheim!

PSA: Update will launch at 12:15 BST (11:15 Game Time)

New Archaeology Dig Site: Daemonheim
Delve into Daemonheim

Itís time to dust off your Mattock to uncover new mysteries and delve deep into a new area at Daemonheim.

Once the home of the Dragonkin in the distant past, it had been seized by Zamorakian forces intent on harnessing its ancient powers. The rich history of Daemonheim still resonates through its halls. Today, Daemonheim serves as a beacon for adventurers and archaeologists alike, eager to uncover the ancient mysteries that lie hidden within.

Dive into our blog here to find out more about the dig site, the graphical overhaul of Daemonheim and how you can get your hands on 2 brand new Skilling Offhands!

Upcoming things you should check out!

June 10th - Creator Streams: Daemonheim Archaeology

With the new Daemonheim dig site going live today the following creators are planning on diving right in, Check them out!

Creator When Plan
Ashley 9:30 AM EST Delving for Trim requirements
Sarahdominist From release Digging up discoveries!
Moonfairy 6:30pm AEST on the 10th Digging and Delving.
Crystal From release Exploring the area and chasing achievements
Chev From release Going for comp achievements
PrideSlayer77 From release lore and explore
Wooglegoo 6:30 CST Diving it the new dig site

Patch Notes
Fixes and Improvements in this Week's Game Update

Archaeology : Daemonheim 🖌️

  • The new Daemonheim Archaeology site has arrived.
  • Dungeoneering party matchmaking rooms have been removed.
  • The summoning focus and voice of Seren Amlodd summoning XP boosts now stack additively with each other rather than multiplicatively.
  • The following Archaeology materials have had their level requirement reduced: Felt, Compass Rose, Carbon Black, Dragon Metal, Orgone.
  • Fixed an issue which incorrectly caused Archaeology excavation success chance not to scale with Archaeology level below level 99.
    • This issue only appeared in January of 2024 and has not been active for all of Archaeologies lifespan
    • This provided lower level Archaeologists more experience and materials from excavating than intended but it would reduce as players gained levels .

Dev note: For those at the start of your Archaeology journey this may initially feel like a nerf, but Archaeologies design relies on a number of interconnected parts balanced against each other.

The lack of excavation success chance scaling is detrimental to this balance in a number of ways such as, causing lower level players to generate significantly more materials than the number of artefacts that they excavate require, discouraging the restoration of artefacts completely due to the inflated xp gains from excavating or even devaluing archaeology materials in the economy in general due to lower demand and higher supply.

At a more fundamental level, it's important to the integrity of the skill that gaining archaeology levels leads to meaningful progression.

  • The bonus provided by the Material Manual now correctly provides its full benefit to players at all archaeology levels.
    • Due to the above scaling bug, this benefit was inversely scaling with archaeology level, providing no bonus for players above level 99.

Pride 🏳‍🌈

  • Pride rewards can no longer be found in the Grand Exchange.
  • The combat stance animation is no longer interrupted when the Shark Plushie override is active.

Upcoming 📅

  • The Beach event can now be found in the game calendar under the In-game event category for the event date duration of 24th June to 22nd July.

Graphical 🎨

  • Fixed an issue with the size of the Spirit scorpion overrides.
  • Fixed minor issues with Charos's and Enakhra's models on the Wen front.
  • Readjusted the positioning of lighting in Freda's house.
  • Readjusted the model of the Cactus Patch in the southern part of Het's Oasis which removed the visible gap in it.
  • Fixed Polycolour issue with Voice of Jas.
  • Fixed an issue with the Power Station roof clipping into the wall.
  • The Goebie prisoners no longer wear Santa Hats during the Beastmaster Durzag encounter.
  • Removed some white lines that were visible on the River Lum.
  • Optimised the animations that play during cinder/pulse core explosions to help with performance and reduce crash rates when playing on mobile.
  • Replaced the character models of the Menaphite ambassador in the Succession quest with models of a lower texel density.

General 🛠

  • The Fish Flingers overlay is now fixed to the top centre of the screen on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue with the "Continue to use keys?" option not applying correctly in Treasure Hunter.
  • Fixed a typo in chat notification about unlocking the Greg pet.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed players to reclaim some pieces of the Starfury Armour for free.
  • Forcewalk tiles near the Lumbridge tree patch were removed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from completing the Player-owned Port tutorial.
  • Fixed an issue that blocked players from removing the additional action bars.
  • Fixed issue with Mysteria promos overlapping each other
  • Fixed an issue that blocked players from smelting regular ores or smithing equipment during the Succession quest when players are required to smelt or craft argonlike ores/bars in the wilderness. When players have argonlike ores/bars in their inventory they will now get. A warning saying that these bars can be only smelted/used in the deep wilderness west of the Mage Arena. In addition, argonlike bars can be destroyed and won't block smithing actions until reclaimed.
  • Protean memories can now be used on Energy rifts when the required level is boosted.
  • Blocking was readjusted for the rocks located east of the wilderness maze.
  • Added anti-spam measures to prevent spending additional Treasure Trail reward rerolls.
  • Thalmund will no longer despawn on F2P worlds, F2P players still won't be able to interact with Thalmund. When interacting with Thalmund on a F2P world players will get a pop-up message stating that they need to login to a member's world in order to talk with him.
  • Removed Zamorak's in-game reference to the 7 tiers of godhood in Dishonour Among Thieves' post-quest dialogue, as part of the wiki lore cleanup project.

Treasure Hunter Calendar
What's up next?

Starts June 11th| Ends June 12th| Assassins' Return

Assassins are in high demand once again, and that means a series of contracts for you to deal with! Complete the contracts to get your hands on the Faceless Assassin outfits including the Shadow version! and the Shadowstep Aura!

Starts June 13th| Ends June 17th | Rainbow Trail

Rainbow Trail makes a return! Earn Rainbow Dust and spend it on multipliers for even more rewards! This time we will be adding in the new "Rainbow Trail Aura" which will cause a trail of colour to follow as your run and walk!

Deja Vu?

Didn't we have the Assassin's promotion a few weeks ago? Indeed we did, we are trying out an idea from previous years where certain promotions would have a second shorter run a couple weeks after the initial run with the same rewards, this is to both give players another chance at picking up the prizes and to add another way for us to manage our promotion cadence.

The latest updates from our community

Community Showcase

A stunning illustration of a deadly dual by Zoykz_
Bucket_Cultist continues to up the game with this concept for a Bane Titan familiar.


@prideslayer77 chats with Mod Camel on the Osseous Boss launch!

Ever wonder what some of the walk animations could look like?@WingsofAbsurdity has compiled this list!

Scapers' Screenshots

New boss? Lemme take a selfie says Plegsi
POV Party and the gang rolling up to the GE to buy shark plushies
When the Unicorn God needs to show up to help out Demonheadge.

Pink Skirts Player Events

Each week the Pink Skirts put on a selection of fun activities that everyone can join. Here are the main events this week:

Kalphite King

  • Hosted By: M e r c y & Dung Titan
  • Date/Time: Saturday 15th June, 13:00 Gametime
  • Location: Exiled Kalphite Hive
  • World: 35
  • FC: Dung Titan

Kree'Arra Hardmode

  • Hosted By: M e r c y & Helpscape
  • Date/Time: Friday 14th June, 16:00 Gametime
  • Location: Armadyl Lobby
  • World: 35
  • FC: Helpscape

Corporeal Beast

  • Hosted By: Patrick K & Clackworthy
  • Date/Time: Monday 10th June, 19:00 Gametime
  • Location: Corporeal Beast Lair
  • World: 123
  • FC: Patrick K

If these don't take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. Thereís sure to be something youíll enjoy!

- The RuneScape Team

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