Makeover Improvements

Makeover Improvements

Issues and Hotfixes
Last Updated Issues Raised Current Progress Status
10:45 BST - April 18th Very rarely, some combinations of hair, facial hair, and hair colour will show the incorrect chathead. The team are investigating this issue. This will be something that won't be able to hotfixed. INVESTIGATING
09:00 BST - April 19th We are aware of multiple reports that player models and NPCs are disappearing. The issues with the RuneLite plugin has been fixed! FIXED
11:30 BST - April 19th A change from Poll 79 was incorrectly stated to have been released in this week's game update. The change will be launched in the next game update after Game Jam, as we didn't have enough time to test it for this week. This will allow players to purchase the Looting Bag from any Slayer Master for 10 Slayer Points, as long as they do not already own one. Hurrah! NEWSPOST UPDATED
12:20 BST - April 19th We've received reports that the Phantom Muspah is consistently hitting through Protect from Magic. The team has released a hotfix that should have fixed the issue! HOTFIXED
12:20 BST - April 19th We've received reports that turning off quick prayers in PvP is not consistent. The team is currently investigating this issue. INVESTIGATING

As we prepare for our next Game Jam, itís time for a makeover!


Changelog April 18th - CLICK HERE TO SHOW

No Update Next Week

  • There won't be a game update next week as the team will be participating in our first Game Jam of 2023!

Makeover Improvements

  • New hairstyles are now available!
  • Added five new colours for hairstyles and beards.
  • Updated the hairstyle selection interface.
  • A new hair salon has opened in Varrock, offering free haircuts for all.
  • Hairstyles can now be used on any player model.
  • As a bonus, the dresser in the Player-Owned House has received an update. Previously, the player could interact with the dresser to get a random haircut. Now most dressers let you choose your hairstyle freely.

Bounty Hunter & Desert Treasure II

  • The Beta worlds that featured the content from Bounty Hunter & Desert Treasure II have been closed.

Fresh Start Worlds


  • Fresh Start Worlds are now officially over!
  • All accounts will be automatically transferred to the main game, unless players have Grand Exchange offers active on Fresh Start Worlds. These offers will be cancelled, but players may log in to reclaim the items before migrating the account to the main game.

Other Changes

  • Worlds 425 (Australia), 441 (US West) & 459 (EU) will now become additional theme worlds for Guardians of the Rift.
  • The effects of poison on Penance healers have been restored.
    • This change only applies within the Barbarian Assault minigame.
  • Enemy death messages in Barbarian Assault are now colour-coded.
  • A red chat message will now appear when using the wrong poison on a Penance healer in Barbarian Assault.
  • Fixed a bug which created double the expected number of poison hitsplats.
  • Activity HiScores have been updated to include a minimum Kill Count of 20 (previously 25). Players who meet the requirement can expect to see their HiScores added soon. As a reminder, weíre making this change gradually to ease the load on the system, so you can expect to see more small steps like this in the coming weeks.
  • Players who completed Monkey Madness without unlocking the Showdown and Suspicious music tracks will now have them unlocked automatically.

PvP Rota


The PvP rota has moved to Period A:

  • 539 - (US) - PvP World
  • 548 - (Germany) - High-Risk PvP World
  • 577 - (US) - Free-to-Play PvP World
  • 559 - (UK) - LMS Competitive

World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has been activated with this rota.


The PvP Arena is using 'Zerker' loadouts in Ranked Duels and Tournaments this week.





Game Jam: April 2023


We're getting ready for the very first Game Jam of 2023! Due to this, there will be NO GAME UPDATE next week, meaning you can enjoy the Easter Event for a little bit longer!


For those of you that are unfamiliar with Game Jam, it's our new ideation process where team members from across all sectors of the Old School Team join forces to create some killer content pitches!


This will all be shared in the May Edition of the Gielinor Gazette and you can follow along with everything that is happening by keeping an eye on our socials and using the hashtag #OSRSGameJam to see teasers and interact with the devs!




Makeover Improvements



For the last 20 years, Gielinorís hairdressing industry has been a monopoly overseen by a single ponytailed gentleman and a rat with the most powerful legs in the region. Itís time for some fresh blood, and thatís where Emma and Suzie come in!



These fashionable sisters have opened up a new salon in East Varrock, where you can get fully prepared for your next FashionScape event on World 330!


Emma has introduced some very chic new hairstyles for you to sport about town, so chat to her for a new 'do of your choice. The best part? Her services are absolutely FREE! What a revolution!



As a bonus, hairstyles are no longer dependent on your chosen character model Ė you can sport whatever lovely locks you like!


Weíve also made changes to the hairstyle changing interface. Youíll find that itís easier than ever to decide on a new Ďdo Ė and itís a good job, because weíve added five new fabulous hair colours for you to try.


You can also pause the rotating preview by clicking it!


For any of you that have built a dresser in your Player-Owned House, we've changed the way these work by removing the option to give you a random haircut and instead, most dressers will now let you choose your hairstyle freely.


So, what are you waiting for? Head to the new salon today, and style yourself silly! Chop chop!




Desert Treasure II Beta


The Beta worlds for Bounty Hunter & Desert Treasure II have now been closed. We'd like to thank everyone for their participation and feedback!


Initially, this section was going to outline a handful of changes to drain rates, show off some new icons for the Ruinous Powers and dive a little into our thoughts following all of your feedback from this first week of beta testing.


However, this week we've made the decision to end the beta for now. We're extremely grateful for all of the feedback you've shared with us so far, but with a Game Jam, external playtests and bank holidays on the horizon as well as polishing up the quest and bosses themselves - we don't feel we're in a position to make significant changes to the rewards in beta, and it's clear that significant changes are needed to get these rewards into a healthier spot.


With everything you've shared so far, we'll be taking some time to iterate and improve behind the scenes, before opening up another beta some time in May actioning many of the changes - using the extra time to put together a better offering that we feel absolutely nails it.


We'll be taking a deeper look at the Ruinous Powers and their level of power, the effects of other rewards like Virtus or the upgraded Ancient sceptres, and considering a large point of feedback that the rewards perhaps feel like a little too much all at once.


As much as we love giving all of you cool things to play with, you and us both want to see Old School thriving even 10 years from now and it's important for us to be respectful of your concerns around powercreep and the health of the game long-term.


As we continue to refine our designs for the new prayers, itís important to note that, in line with our new polling process, nothing is set in stone at this point. The only polls weíve run so far are opinion polls to help guide our design work which means we very much donít consider anything to be off the table at this point. All options are still open to us and indeed, if after further iterations these prayers still donít feel right for Old School, we donít need to continue moving forward with them.


Keep an eye out in May for fresh blogs and betas concerning all things Desert Treasure II - The Fallen Empire.






Fresh Start Worlds are now officially over! Thank you to everyone who took part in our experiment. We hope you all enjoyed your time playing in a world with a fresh economy and firsts!


Accounts that were created on a Fresh Start World will now automatically be transferred into the main game, meaning you'll be able to continue enjoying your gains! The only exceptions are accounts that have any active Grand Exchange offers on a Fresh Start World.


These offers will be automatically cancelled Ė but donít worry, players are free to log into World 423 (Members) or 565 (F2P) to reclaim the items involved.


You will need to do this before migrating your account to the main game.




Other Changes


  • Worlds 425 (Australia), 441 (US West) & 459 (EU) will now become additional theme worlds for Guardians of the Rift.
  • The effects of poison on Penance healers have been restored.
    • This change only applies within the Barbarian Assault minigame.
  • Enemy death messages in Barbarian Assault are now colour-coded.
  • A red chat message will now appear when using the wrong poison on a Penance healer in Barbarian Assault.
  • Fixed a bug which created double the expected number of poison hitsplats. Yowch!
  • Activity HiScores have been updated to include a minimum Kill Count of 20 (previously 25). Players who meet the requirement can expect to see their HiScores added soon. As a reminder, weíre making this change gradually to ease the load on the system, so you can expect to see more small steps like this in the coming weeks.
  • Players who completed Monkey Madness without unlocking the Showdown and Suspicious music tracks will now have them unlocked automatically.



Crack the Clue


Woox has provided us all with another cryptic clue this week. This hint is related to the actions performed by the Mysterious Old Man...





PvP World Rota


The PvP rota has moved to Period A:

  • 539 - (US) - PvP World
  • 548 - (Germany) - High-Risk PvP World
  • 577 - (US) - Free-to-Play PvP World
  • 559 - (UK) - LMS Competitive

World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has been activated with this rota.


The PvP Arena is using 'Zerker' loadouts in Ranked Duels and Tournaments this week.




You can also discuss this update on our official forums, on the 2007Scape subreddit, the Steam forums, or the community-led OSRS Discord in the #gameupdate channel. For more info on the above content, check out the official Old School Wiki.


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