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Game Update: Patch Notes & Double XP Weekend Extended

It’s the week you’ve been waiting for! Double XP Weekend: Extended is almost here, and we’ve got all the information you need to work your XP the hardest when it begins. Before we get stuck into that, though, we’re doing something new and exciting with Patch Notes…

Patch Notes

What’s going on here? Don’t Patch Notes belong at the END of the newspost? Fear not, my friends – we just wanted to let you know that your weekly dose of changes and fixes will be looking a little different from now on.

Starting this week, we’re making tweaks to the layout and presentation of the Patch Notes post to make it easier to navigate and digest. You’ll notice a new ‘Bug Fixes’ section where you can find a comprehensive list of the most vital fixes we’ve made that week, as well as more images, and less clutter.

But that’s not all – the coming weeks have even more changes in store, so watch this space!

While we're at it, here’s a quick highlight from this week’s changes:

  • Mining rates have been adjusted after a recent change that unintentionally impacted semi-active miners.
  • You can read our new and sparkly Patch Notes here. Go take a look!

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    Double XP Weekend Extended

    Alright, alright, we know what you’re really here for: Double XP Weekend: Extended will return this Friday, February 21st, and last until March 2nd. That gives you 10 whole days to spend your 48 hours of Double XP time in whatever way you wish.

    To join in the fun, all you need to do is log in any time during the event, and you’ll receive your 48 hours. Bear in mind that they’ll keep ticking down the whole time you’re logged in, so spend them wisely!

    You can read the rest of the rules here.

    Why not let us know what you’re up to on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit or Discord? Happy skilling!

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    Oddments Sale

    With the upcoming Double XP Weekend: Extended event just around the corner, we've been running a sale in the Oddments Store on items we think may be useful! The sale ends at 23.59pm tonight, hurry up and check it out if you haven't already!

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    In Other News

    We’ve seen you sniffing around the dig site, poring over the Archaeology Journals, and digging for clues: so you’ll be glad to hear that more information about Archaeology will be coming soon. We’d love to say more, but that’d ruin the mystery.

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    Game Blast

    It’s that time of year again! Content creators from RuneScape, Old School, and the Twitch Community have combined their powers to fight for the noble cause of GameBlast.

    We’ve got 20 content creators from all over the globe involved, including a few familiar faces from around the office. They’ve been told they can get as unique and creative as you like, and we’ve already heard rumours that there will be snorkels involved… somehow. There’ll be plenty of chances for you to join in the fun with quizzes, games, and even auctions, so keep your eyes peeled.

    All streamers will be taking donations via the official JustGiving pages, which will be linked on their streams.

    All funds raised over the weekend will be going straight to SpecialEffect, a charity which puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. Your donations could go to a range of awesome technology like modified joypads, eye-controlled computers, and voice-control setups.

    Think you’ve got what it takes to join the marathon 48-hour stream and raise some money for this fantastic cause? You can still sign up on the GameBlast website at https://gameblast20.org.uk/ and join the United Communities of RuneScape team at https://www.justgiving.com/team/UCoR20. Keep up with the schedule on the UCoR discord: https://discord.gg/mdnMjjE.

    Let’s show the world what we can do as #OneCommunity!

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    Premier Club

    All good things must eventually come to an end, and Premier Club is no exception. You have until midnight on March 1st to grab this great deal on membership, get yourself the Bright Inquisitor Outfit, and even take home your own baby dinosaur – along with many more benefits besides.

    There are three tiers available: Bronze will get you three months of membership, Silver will get you six, and Gold will get you a whole year. Every tier gets you a Yak Track Premium Pass for the duration of your Premier Club membership, as well as access to the 2020 Premier Artefact.

    To see the full list of Premier Club benefits, have a look at our handy-dandy guide here.

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    Live Streams

    No Weekly Stream, but...

    Unfortunately, we're having a break from the sofas this week, but don't fret - this gives us time to brew up something even better! Mark your calendars for Tuesday 25th, when we will be doing a special bumper live stream! We'll be chatting about some of the things we've been working on since RuneFest, with loads of RS team members on the sofa. We'll have more info for you next Monday.

    Expect surprises - see you then!

    Saturday 22nd February – 9:00 UTC (Game Time) – Featured stream: Careful Tam

    This week, our featured streamer is Careful Tam! Join him for a fresh morning PvM session in Gielinor, details to follow.

    That’s right, you can receive in-game loot when you watch a RS streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch Careful Tam’s stream (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.

    LootScape will be enabled.

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    Pink Skirts Events

    Pink Skirts is a dedicated P-Mod-led community, and it invites 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.

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    The RuneScape Team