Show your loyalty to RuneScape with a new wearable that says 'commitment' as much as it says 'elegance'! We've also got updates on the boardgame, patch notes and more…
New Crowns of Loyalty
For the most loyal of 'Scapers
Have you been with us from the start? Time to show your commitment with a touch of glamour! Crowns of Loyalty are a snazzy wearable for members who have maintained an unbroken subscription for long periods of time.
Your membership history is tracked since the Members' Loyalty Store was introduced on May 28th 2011 - 'Unbroken Membership' is defined as a continuous Membership subscription without any lapses in Membership (not even for one second!).
Now we’re adding Crowns for the next five years of Membership, from 2021 to 2025. Check out the 11 below!
If you qualify, the Crown will automatically be added to your Bank upon login.
Double XP LIVE Continues!
Don't forget to trade spare hours with Nic!
DXP LIVE continues until May 30th, giving you 48 hours of boosted XP on a timer. Make sure to use your time wisely - you can always pause the timer to max those gains when it's most convenient for you!
Remember, there's a new feature this time around which means you can exchange your hours for credit with Nic The Trader. You can trade an hour a day, so make sure you log in each day of DXP LIVE.
For more details on how DXP Live works, including the new feature, check the blog.
RuneScape Board Game Update
Only eight days to go until Steamforged's Kickstarter!
We’re back with our weekly update on Steamforged Games’ tabletop adventure, RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg - coming to Kickstarter in one week!
Today, we are looking at exactly what’s included in each pledge level, and checking out the latest minis including the dragon knight, capes, Noob and Delrith.
Launching in just 8 days time on May 31st, this Kickstarter is your chance to support Steamforged Games and get your hands on loads of exclusive extras. But remember – it will only stay live for 10 days, so give it a follow now and don’t miss your chance!
As usual, there are multiple pledge levels to choose from. Full details and pricing can be found on Steamforged’s blog. For now though, let’s go over the basics!
The Core Pledge includes RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg and the Kickstarter-exclusive Culinaromancer Expansion!
This 15-hour replayable campaign comes with 16 detailed minis, including the Noob NPC and the Culinaromancer himself, plus over 400 cards.
On top of that, you’ll also get all the Kickstarter-exclusive cards unlocked through backer votes during the Kickstarter.
Psst - you may well have spotted TzTok-Jad in the pic above - see below for a close up!
Gameplay All-In Pledge
If you want all the gameplay content from the Kickstarter campaign, then this is the pledge for you! It includes the core RuneScape Kingdoms box and all four expansions, each themed around a unique boss. It’s a replayable 24-hour fantasy adventure packed into one great-value pledge – and you'll get all the Kickstarter-exclusive content, too!
Yes, that includes the King Black Dragon and TzKal-Zuk minis in the image above, plus additional minis including the Wise Old Man and other iconic NPCs.
Deluxe All-in Pledge (Kickstarter Exclusive)
Don’t wanna miss a thing? Then the Deluxe All-in Pledge will be right up your street. It’s packed with all the gameplay content so far and all the deluxe upgrades – so as well as your regular components, you’ll receive a neoprene game mat, four neoprene boss mats, wooden tokens, metal coins, and a set of special-edition dice, all of which are Kickstarter Exclusive. Don’t miss out!
Now, while you’re deciding which pledge is right for you, let’s take a look at this week’s featured minis ......
Mini Features: More Bosses, WOM, Noob and Dragon Knight (and Capes)!
Demon Slayer is the second campaign in the base game for Shadow of Elvarg, and it will bring you face-to-face with Delrith!
This dastardly demon nearly brought Varrock to ruin before he was slain by a brave hero. Now history is repeating itself, as the Dark Wizards outside of Varrock attempt to raise Delrith to wreak havoc anew!
Your band of brave adventurers will need to seek out Silverlight, the legendary sword said to have brought Delrith’s reign of terror to an end the first time. Can you stop the dark ritual before Varrock's old adversary is unleashed?
If you do defeat Delrith then your intrepid band will then come across Jad. Where does Jad come into the story of the board game, you ask? You’ll have to play to find out!
Truth be told, Jad may not be the most willing participant in this tale. Either way, you’ll need to outlast his rage to have any chance of facing the real villain of this story…
Whoah there, whoah there! No, the Wise Old Man isn’t the villain! He can help you defeat some of them, though. As a retired adventurer himself, he’s a formidable wizard and a powerful ally.
Available in the TzKal-Zuk Expansion, once on the board he can be enlisted to aid you during any of your campaigns, delaying rising danger and sharing ancient knowledge of questionable origins…
No RuneScape boardgame would be complete without a noob! With their default costume and features, this unedited starting character is an NPC you’ll run into during your adventures. Equipped with a rusty bronze longsword and a flimsy wooden shield, they might ask for your help to complete their beginner-level challenges. Will you lend your assistance, or just assume they’re a bot?
You will find the Noob in the Culinaroromancer Expansion.
Now more on your player avatars and less about Noobs. There should be a point in any game where you have achieved enough to don some swanky new duds. RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg is no exception.
Yes, that’s right – every player avatar has an upgraded version (complete with a cape) to represent your progress in the game. For example, when the knight reaches a high enough level they’ll gain a full set of (legacy) Dragon Armour, new weaponry, and a hard-earned Fire Cape.
You might get a sneak peak of what these upgraded versions are for each player avatar if you look carefully at the tier reveal pics above - details to follow soon!
For more on the game, check out Steamforged’s weekly blogs. Last week they took a look at quests: how you get them, how you play them, and most importantly, how you complete them; later today they'll look at bosses!
You might also have spotted Mods Jack and Lenny playing through a digital demo of the game with our friends from Steamforged on a recent stream. If you missed it, you can catch up on YouTube!
Lastly, make sure to join the RuneScape Kingdoms Facebook Group . You’ll be among the first to see new cards and minis – plus, you’ll get all the latest news from the blog and have a direct line to chat with the developers about the game. Well worth the risk of stumbling upon Grandma’s minion memes.
Maintenance & Downtime
Reminders of incoming maintenance
We'll be conducting some essential maintenance on our systems during the month of May.
There will be some downtime on each of the systems as the modules are moved, but we expect this to be at most 30 minutes for each area affected! Here's a look at which systems will be impacted over the next month:
|Date and Time||Potential Impact||Approximate Downtime|
|May 25th - 10:00 BST||Payment systems unavailable.||30 minutes|
If you're already in-game during any maintenance impacting login or world-hopping, you should be able to continue playing with no problems - though we would advise avoiding any risky activity, just to be safe!
Stay tuned to @JagexSupport on Twitter for updates on each deployment.
News and fun, live from the J-Mod team
Wednesday May 26th | 16:00 Game Time | DXP Skill & Chill
It's Double XP: LIVE! Hang out with a team of J-Mods as they skill up and chat RuneScape.
See you on Twitch!
Fixes and improvements in this week's game update
- Hard Mode Glacor loot that was rerolled with the addition of Resonant Anima has been reverted to the previous loot earned for players who are yet to have claimed it.
- Improved the positioning of the player's hands while wielding a Zaros Godsword.
- Fixed an issue where fishermen at the Deep Sea Fishing Hub did not have their Fishing Rod cast. Slackers!
- Having the Combatant's Cape and the Augmented Elysian Spirit Shield equipped at the same time no longer causes a portion of the shield to disappear while sheathed.
- Fixed an issue where players could receive 0 Slayer Points for completing a task during co-op Slayer.
- The grass assets in Prifddinas are now affected by the shadows.
- Graphically improved the moss-covered rocks in the Tai Bwo Wannai Mining site.
- Fixed a shadowing issue with the Canifis rooftops.
- Fixed some blocking and force-walk tiles on some stairs surrounding the Anachronia base camp.
- 'Poções' and 'poção' (that's 'potions' in Portuguese) are no longer flagged by the profanity filter.
- Required achievements for the Master Quest Cape now display in alphabetical order.
- Oyu the Quietest and the Arhat Paragon inside the Temple of Aminishi now give the correct amount of experience when killed.
- Fixed an issue where some player contributions towards the Kharid-Et pylon and the Anachronia Rex skeleton were not being tracked consistently.
In the coming months, RuneScape will no longer support Windows 32-bit builds and graphics cards that do not support OpenGL 3.0 or higher. This change allows us to focus more of our technical development and testing on platforms used by almost all our players playing today.
For more information and to check if your system meets these requirements, head here.
The latest goings-on from our community
An assortment of awesome art from our lovely community!
@RsMarkOne continues to blow us away, this time with a beautiful piece depicting Nex, the Angel of Death.
@TheArtisticImp has been brewing up these amazing diagrams for their Alchemist's Handbook!
u/mamameowmixer skipped the grind and made themselves their very own Blue Party Hat. So cool!
u/quardri has given some of the Neitiznot NPCs a makeover in these gorgeous concepts.
u/MasterNill has drawn this adorable Old Wise Man for their husband – we think it looks a little bit like Mod Stu, actually!
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:
- Hosted by: Questcaping, Darkestnight and Clan Quest
- Date/Time: Saturday May 28th, 17:00 Gametime
- World: 66
- Location: Edgeville
- Hosted by: Lady Spyra, Avatar Korra, and Fast SC
- Date/Time: Saturday May 28th, 20:00 Gametime
- World: 99
- Location: Stealing Creation Lobby
- FC: Fast Sc
- Hosted by: Aced and Heist4Fun
- Date/Time: Sunday May 29th, 19:00 Gametime
- World: 21
- Location: Heist Lobby
- FC: Heist4fun
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!