Osseous Launch - This Week In RuneScape

Osseous Launch - This Week In RuneScape

PSA: Update will launch at 14:00 BST (13:00 Game Time)

Osseous has unleashed her mighty roar! Get ready to do battle with the Skeletal Matriarch!

Osseous the Rex Matriarch
Osseous Bosseous feeling quite Cross-eous

The Rex Matriarchs were a triple threat of dangerous dinosaur dames that challenged you to branch out of one combat style and try another - but now we're adding a fourth to the mix! Some bumbling archaeologists have unearthed Anachronia's best-kept secret: Osseous! To defeat this boney baddie you'll need to flex your Necromancy skills.

Complete a short introduction and trek through the Rex Matriarch's lair into the bone-laden ossuary, where you may have unwittingly (or not) helped bring forth the fourth Rex Matriarch!

Find out more in our blog or check out the Dev Dog Diary!

Merch Update
Books and Boardgames

RuneScape Kingdoms Board Game Shortlisted for Award!

The judges at UK Games Expo (also known as UKGE, the largest hobby games convention in the UK) shortlisted RuneScape Kingdoms as Best Boardgame (American-style).

The UKGE People’s Choice Winner in this category will be decided by an online public vote - which means YOU can help RuneScape win! Voting opens from 09:00 BST on May 31st.

Steamforged Games have really done a great job bringing the RuneScape experience to the tabletop and we’d love the RuneScape community to show their appreciation by voting for the game! If you would like to vote:

  • Sign up for a UKGE account here and login (needed to vote)
  • Once logged into your UKGE account you can vote here from 09:00 BST on 31st May. People’s Choice Winners will be announced at 15:00 BST on June 2nd!

If you’re going to UKGE, RuneScape Kingdoms is being demoed on the All About Games stand (Stand 1-802). Do drop by and give it a go!

If you don’t yet have a copy of the RuneScape Kingdom board game, there's still time to get your hands on one! Although the core game, Shadow of Elvarg, sold out in the Steamforged US store within weeks of release, there’s still stock available in hobby board game retailers around the world. You can also pick up a copy on the RuneScape merch store. Steamforged is reprinting the game as we speak, and will announce a restock date soon!

In other board game news, we continue to be blown away by the painting skills of the RS community – check out a few more recent pictures of some painted miniatures from the RSK board game below. Do keep sharing—we love to see it!

Great Reaction to RuneScape: Gift of Guthix Novel!

The first of three new original novels from Titan Books was published on May 14th were thrilled to see how well its been received. Check out the reviews Amazon.com below!

It is great to see that the novel is being recognised as a story to be enjoyed by all that also showcases the richness of RuneScape lore, delighting players of both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape.

If you've already read The Gift of Guthix, do leave a review on Amazon or let the author, @erinmevans, know you enjoyed it. She has been loving the messages received so far and is already working on the third novel, due to be published next year!

Interested in getting your own copy? Find out all the details here. Copies are also available in bookshops around the world.

A 2nd novel will be published in early November, entitled RuneScape: The Fall of Hallowvale written by Robbie MacNiven To pre-order now, check out this page here.

Upcoming things you should check out!

29th May J-Mod Stream - Skilling Update Discussion with Mods Breezy & Jack

Catch up with Mods Hooli, Breezy and Jack on May 29th at 16:00 Game Time as they chat about the Skilling updates mentioned in the recent Roadmap reveal and what is up for Mining and Smithing. Catch the stream live on our Official Twitch Channel.

28th May Creator Streams

With Osseous hitting the scene, check out these creators throughout launch day to see how they approach this skeletal terror!

Creator When Plan
Ashley 9:30 AM EST Fighting Osseous
Crystal From release Trying out the new boss, exploring all new updates and achievements
Pup From release Killing the boss. Obtaining fat loot. And freeing smol pets!
Rheyo Wednesday 6:30pm EST - 9:30pm EST Fighting Osseous with Legacy mode on
Chev From release Checking out the new Boss
Stormy From release Log completion
Protoxx From release Boss battling
Parally 6pm ET Casual Boss learning
MarMar182 From Release Casual Boss learning
Sarahdominist From Release Boss Scrapping

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


  • The Fateful portal at War's Retreat will now bring you to Osseous.
  • Updated some in-game references to Osseous.

High Contrast Mode

  • High Contrast Mode will now no longer toggle when always-chat mode is enabled and the keybind is set.
  • Fixed an issue with colours not being saved when toggling High Contrast Mode.
  • All highlight colour and border size settings can now be saved separately for High Contrast Mode toggled On and Off.
  • Character's silhouette is no longer visible through obstacles, when the Entity Highlight Mode is turned off.


  • Updated Kerapac's NPC model used in the Curse of the Black Stone quest.
  • Updated King Arthur's description and Sir Tristram's dialogue which referred to Arthur as King of the Britons, and made some player-suggested adjustments to Arthur's opening dialogue and one of Sir Galahad's lines.
  • The Cow1337killr character model has been updated.
  • Fixed an issue with Squire Asrol's dialogue being incorrectly displayed.


  • Improved the model of the Exiled Guardian outfit and fixed the clipping issue.
  • Thok's Gauntlets no longer clip with Thok's Outfit.
  • Necks are no longer see-through when equipping the Arcane Blood Mage Robe Top.
  • Fixed an issue with the Divination outfit legs being misaligned.
  • Stretching is no longer present when wearing the Soulbound Lantern with the Necromancy Gloves.
  • Fixed an issue where the water shader was not rendering within the Clan Citadels location.
  • Fixed an issue with some old outfits and the angry walk on females causing a severely dented abdomen.


  • Fixed an issue with additional sound being played when opening the calendar - unnecessary sound was removed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the rewards information text to overlap with icons within the TH probabilities interface for certain promos.
  • Ironmen can no longer upgrade certain weapons purchasable from the oddment store.
  • Fixed an issue with the filters not activating and clearing correctly.
  • The Wilderness Sword's 'Nothing' option no longer locates the Hellfire Bow.
  • Fixed an issue with the preset not loading the correct quivers.
  • Tome of Um 2 description should now mention that teleports to City of Um's smithy are unlimited, Tome of Um 1 description no longer says that teleports require player to equip it to use teleport option.
  • You now drag the Treasure Hunter interface around the screen.
  • Fixed an issue during the Invention tutorial that prevented text appearing in the popup box that appears once you have reached level 2.
  • Residual Souls can now be generated from Zorgoth's Soul Ring passive effect when using consumption abilities such as Soul Strike and Volley of Souls while already having the maximum stacks.
  • From now on the Necromancy ritual requirements for missing glyphs should appear without issues.

Treasure Hunter Calendar
What's up next?

Starts May 30th | Ends June 3rd | Loot Rooms

Do you take your chance with a Rainbow Chest? Or want something spicier like a Phoenix Chest? When a chest is selected, a copy is placed into the Loot Room. Once the Loot Room is full you can open all those chests for free!

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Quandri getting us even more hyped up for what the future holds!

Scapers' Screenshots

Kleptomamma just taking a moment to take in the scenery with the locals.
Party really should take down his Christmas tree, its distracting the DXP players.

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:

Town Square Q&A

  • Hosted By: Princess Rae
  • Date/Time: Saturday 1st June, 23:00 Gametime
  • Location: Varrock West Bank
  • World: 3
  • FC: Fast SC

Nex - Angel Of Death

  • Hosted By: Pippyspot & Boss Guild
  • Date/Time: Saturday 1st June, 20:00 Gametime
  • Location: God Wars Dungeon - Ancient Prison
  • World: 88
  • FC: Boss Guild

Nex - Angel of Death

  • Hosted By: Spotleewolf & Nexaodmass
  • Date/Time: Friday 31st May, 23:00 Gametime
  • Location: God Wars Dungeon - Ancient Prison
  • World: 92
  • FC: Nexaodmass

If these don't take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. There’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy!

Community Spotlight

Join the RuneScape Discord Mentor team to tackle together RuneScape's newest boss in our Re-extinction event! Whether this is your first look or you've taken down the boss earlier on in the day, everyone is welcome.

  • Where: Rex Matriarchs Lair w76
  • When: May 28 @ 19:00 UTC
  • Who: Chiev Hunter, Im Crystal & Bradleyjs and AHelp Fc

- The RuneScape Team

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