Welcome to Mega May – a bumper month of content with things to do for free players and RuneScape members. First up, log in each day and help the hapless Meg solve a series of detective cases across Gielinor. Secondly, take advantage of four May Weekends – each bringing a different series of in game bonuses and XP offers to RuneScape. Thirdly, get into Player-Owned Ports with month-long boosts and check out the fantastic lion outfit in Solomon’s Store. Bring it on!
Ironmen Note - all of the mega may activities are also available for Ironmen.
Meg's Cases | Detective Agency
People and possessions are going missing across Gielinor and Meg (of player-owned ports 'fame') is paying attention. She has set up her own detective agency and is offering her services to uncover anything that smells fishy in Gielinor. The only catch is she’s not exactly experienced in these matters – can you help her?
Available for both free-to-play and RuneScape members
How to Start
Log in to the game and click the Mega May pop-up to see today’s case. Members can also be assigned a case by talking to Meg her new office in player-owned ports (use the portal in Port Sarim).
Get your detective hat on every day from now until the end of the month and help Meg solve Gielinor’s mostly pressing cases. Solving each of these mini-mysteries does not take long and will reward you with XP lamps, rewards and cosmetics like an awesome sock puppet which can even replace your chat head! Here are some examples:
A new case will be available every day until the end of May but don’t worry if you miss a day- you can catch up on any cases that you have missed along the way until the event ends on 13th June at 23:59.
So, fire up those little grey cells and channel your inner Sherlock - enjoy!
May Weekends – new bonuses each weekend this month
Enjoy a series of bonus weekends running each Friday from 12:00 UTC until each Monday at 12:00 UTC. Different bonuses will be available each weekend, so log in and look for the May Weekends interface to see what is getting a boost.
For the first weekend, enjoy the following from 6th May at 12:00 UTC until 9th May at 12:00 UTC:
- Increased node spawn and double reward points in Runespan
- Double chance to find relics, sceptre of the gods and Black Ibis gear in Pyramid Plunder
- Enriched wisps spawn every 10 mins, instead of 20
- Divination springs last twice as long
- Fishing spots move half as often
- Big Chinchompa base XP +50%
- Agility course lap bonus XP +50%
- Flatpacks are created in noted form
- Cooking burn chances reduced by 5%
- Chance to save a secondary ingredient with Herblore 2%
Player-Owned Ports - month long boosts
Even though Meg may seem somewhat distracted by her detective agency, your player-owned ports will actually be running super smoothly this May. Enjoy the following bonuses that will run from 3rd May at 23:59 UTC until Monday 1st June at 23:59 UTC:
- Ability to run 25 standard player-owned ports voyages per day (instead of the usual 15)
- +30% normal Resources and Trade Goods
- Surula special voyage available on Saturday and Sundays, as well as on Thursdays as per usual.
In Other News
Wondering what's been going on with NXT? Check out Mod Philip's NXT update thread for full details of everything we've tweaked since the beta.
Remember - you can also check out full patch notes for this update in the forum thread.
Solomon’s General Store | Lion Outfit
Majestic, vicious and royal – show that you are all these things and more by picking up the Lion Outfit from Solomon’s Store.
Click the image below to see a larger version.
This week's live streams
Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full schedule on our Twitch channel. Check our YouTube channel too for videos you may have missed, including the River of Blood and The Arc art showcase.
This week take a first look at a much-anticipated Invention update, a God Wars Dungeon 2 mass and loads more!
Tuesday, 2nd May | 16:00 Game Time | Developer Q&A – Invention Tech Trees
May sees a much-anticipated update to Invention - all-new blueprints, helpful items, and your choice of Dwarven or Goblin Technology. Find out more this Tuesday!
Post your questions on the forums, Reddit, or by using #RSDevQA on Twitter!
Tuesday, 2nd May | 20:00 Game Time | Helwyr Mass with Mod Shauny
Mod Shauny takes on his final GWD2 boss - can you help him defeat the mighty Helwyr? Join him on-stream this Tuesday!
Wednesday, 3rd May | 08:30 Game Time | Good Morning Gielinor
We'll be back on the sofas pitting another JMod against the mighty Queen Black Dragon in our JMod vs. Boss speed-run challenge (Mod Shogun this week). We’ll also be showcasing the best stuff you guys are producing so don't miss it!
Sunday, 8th May | 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!
Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live on Twitch.
JMod Snapchat takeover – Mod Campbell – Thursday!
After Mod Ollie’s nerf-gun-filled, Ramen-trolling debut on our Snapchat account, we’re letting Mod Campbell loose. If you’ve ever watched our GameBlast charity live streams, you’ll know this isn’t something you want to miss.
Follow us at ‘runescapegame’ on Snapchat, and share your favourite screenshots using #JModSnapchatTakeover on Twitter and Instagram!
Have a great week!
The RuneScape Team