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Player Owned Farm changes - Updated Bank Placeholder Beta!

Player Owned Farm changes - Updated Bank Placeholder Beta!

We’ve been toiling away in the balancing fields for the past few weeks, but now the time has come to harvest a fresh batch of updates. Read on to find out more about the Player Owned Farm changes and the final stages of the Bank Placeholders and Improvements Beta.

Player Owned Farm

As you might have heard, there’s been a few changes down on the farm. Last week, we addressed some of your biggest concerns about the update to Player Owned Farms and laid out how we planned to fix them.

Today’s update sees these changes out in the wild. You can look forward to an improved XP-to-effort ratio, a deeper farming experience, and more player-to-player interactions than you can shake a rake at. Why not head on down to Ardougne and check out the new and improved farm for yourself?

Bank Placeholders and Improvements

A new Bank Placeholders and Improvements Beta will launch on Tuesday September 17th. If all goes according to plan, the full update will appear in-game at the end of the month.

Don’t relax just yet, though – we still need you to play the Beta and then tell us your thoughts on Discord, Twitter, Reddit, or the official forums. Your feedback is crucial. In fact, we’re banking on it.

New Merch

A selection of smartphone covers have just arrived in the official merch store. Now you can carry a map of Gielinor everywhere you go!

The cases come in both hard back poly-carbonate and shock-absorbent soft gel versions, suitable for any adventure.

Check them out here!

Raffle Reminder

Balthazar’s Big Raffle is still in full swing until the end of September. Trade in your tickets to win amazing prizes, including an all new golden version of Linza the Disgraced’s equipment.

Want more tickets? Track down Gilly Willikers and complete challenges each day to get more! Or, exchange a bond to have Balthazar hand over all the tickets you’ve missed from him so far – he’ll even keep hold of any you miss in the future until the end of the event.

Patch notes

There is a bumper crop of patches this week. To read this week’s patch notes in full, click here.

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Twitch Prime

We’re now entering the LAST DAYS for you to grab some exclusive loot if you’re a Twitch Prime member!

Until September 24th, each and every one of you who’s a Twitch Prime member can grab a free Premium Currency Pack (200 RuneCoins, 15 Keys, 40 Hearts of Ice). How to redeem your gains? Simple, follow the link below and make sure you follow all steps of the process.

For instructions on how to claim and redeem your loot, click here.

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RuneFest 2019

RuneFest 2019 is just around the corner (4th & 5th October), less than a month to go!! We can almost feel the sea breeze and hear the roars of dinosaurs that’ll come alive in the mind-blowing reproduction of The Land Out of Time!

SCHEDULE AND EXCLUSIVE PERKS FOR ATTENDEES

Have you seen the RuneFest 2019 schedule yet? Trust us, you’re in for quite a treat! Here’s a list of some of the things you’ll get to enjoy if you join us on the day:

  • Celebrate your love of RuneScape with your friends, favourite JMods and Content Creators
  • Discover unique in-game environments brought to life and take part in special activities (yes, Skill Chips is back!)
  • Experience a full day of live events on the Main Stage (Great Gielinorian Cook-off, Cosplay Show, Data Stream, Creators Q&A, Keynotes and more)
  • Go beyond the games with JMods and Content Creators in behind-the-scenes panel talks
  • Be part of the excitement as we reveal the future of RuneScape, and play some of this content in WORLD PREMIERE hands-on!
  • Receive unique RuneFest items (physical and in-game!)
  • TICKETS AVAILABLE

    Everyone gets everything with one ticket. The Golden Gnome Awards and RuneFest itself are both included in everyone’s ticket.

    Don’t wait, get your RuneFest tickets!

    INFO & TIPS

    This year we’re bringing back the RuneFest App – this official free mobile app offers all the essential info for your day at RuneFest: schedules, maps, live voting, access to exclusive merch, and more! Download the RuneFest App.

    And if you’re in need of tips and suggestions on everything from travel to accommodation, you can also join our dedicated Discord channel, head to the official RuneFest forum or the community-owned Facebook Group.

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    Facebook Companion

    The Companion is a whole new way to enjoy the RuneScape experience directly from Facebook. Whether you want to explore helpful Guides displayed in the Grand Library, never miss future announcements around RS Mobile, grab exclusive Membership offers (even free stuff!) or need Support, the Facebook Companion has your back!

    And since we’re getting closer to RuneFest, you can now ask the Companion to send you a notification to not miss a thing from the show – live streams and reveals included!

    Talk with the RuneScape Companion

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    LootScape

    Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. And as our first adventurers set foot on Land Out of Time (or as we call it “LOoT”), we thought you’d like an update of the LootScape. Ok, roll the drums and behold… our LOoTScape!

    This month, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:

    Guaranteed:

  • 1 - 2 hunter marks
  • 250 resources in a random Base Camp resource
  • Guaranteed drop from Basic Drop Table (see below)
  • View counter goes up on Orb
  • 1 Raffle Ticket to use at Balthazar’s
  • Chance based:

  • A random skilling outfit piece (if unowned)
  • Either Nature’s Balance or Loots Cape (if unowned)
  • Basic Drop Table: Prismatic small fallen star, Prismatic medium fallen star, Prismatic small lamp, Prismatic medium lamp, Spirit Ruby, Spirit Diamond, Advanced Pulse Core, Spring, Silverhawk down, Medium DG Token Box, Small DG Token Box, Uncut Dragonstone, Large Cash Bag, Medium Cash Bag or Small Cash Bag.

    Exciting isn’t it?! So don’t wait up - connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more here. Once that’s done, have fun and watch our streams during the day for a guaranteed drop.

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    Live streams this week

    Each week, we host developer Q&As, exclusive in-game first looks and more. And it’s all live on our Twitch channel, join us! Missed a stream? Don’t worry, we keep them all on our YouTube channel. Be sure to Subscribe to be the first to know.

    Tuesday, September 17th – No stream this week!

    The production team are filming something exciting for RuneFest this Tuesday, so we won't be hosting a Q&A. We'll aim to be back on your screens next week!

    Saturday, September 21st – 09:00 UTC (Game Time) – Liddles Featured Stream

    This week, our featured streamer is Liddles! Join her for a full day of memes and group bossing!

    This featured stream is also an opportunity to grab a LootScape! That’s right, you can now receive in-game loot when you watch a RuneScape streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch Liddles’ stream on (her Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

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    Pink skirts Events

    Of course, adventures continue in Gielinor even when we're too busy (PKing) creating the adventures of tomorrow. Our PMods are here to welcome you in a range of PvM Boss Masses, Events and Q&As each week. Check out all the community events organised by the Pink Skirts on their official schedule here.


    The RuneScape Team