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So then, onto the meat of this week’s update: the first front in the epic Elder God Wars Dungeon!
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Elder God Wars Dungeon: The Nodon Front
Protect Senntisten Cathedral from the army of Jas!
Time has officially run out. The first front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon is here. The Nodon dragonkin have risen from their age-long slumber, and led by the recently enslaved Kerapac, they’re bearing down on Senntisten Cathedral. Only one thing stands between them and the all-important ritual to weaken the Elder Gods’ eggs – you, the World Guardian.
Your primary mode of defence will be fighting the Nodon, a new set of Slayer creatures that require at least 92 Slayer to defeat. Those of you with at least 90 Construction will also get to play around with their powerful siege engines. Destroy them, and you’ll help turn the tide of battle.
Of course, you can’t face this primordial army alone – you’ll have help from Zilyana, Nex, Kree’arra and K’ril Tsutsaroth, each of whom has their own gift to bestow upon their ally.
Perhaps most dauntingly you must also prepare to face off once again against your old foe, Kerapac, in the epic surroundings of Senntisten’s grand colosseum. But this won’t be a repeat of your previous battle – he’s armed with not one, but two Elder artefacts, and along with a suitably beefed up additional arsenal. Let’s just say you’ll need time on your side to get the better of him. There’s also a hard mode version of the fight for those of you seeking a little extra challenge.
Wait… did we miss something? Ah yes – the rewards. Being masters of science and innovation, defeating the Nodon will get you a few sweet upgrades to your own siege weapons, along with a new look for your Dwarf Multicannon.
Besting Kerapac in the colosseum, meanwhile, could lead to you getting your mitts on the legendary Staff of Armadyl, along with a host of other powerful goodies.
Lastly, a little birdie has told us that you may want to bring along your Pontifex Shadow Ring, if you have one. After all, the hidden corners of the city hold all kinds of interesting secrets…
For more information about the Nodon Front, check out our comprehensive newspost. Remember, heroes: we hold!
Grab a bargain in this sizzling sale!
Summer has arrived in Jagex’s home city of Cambridge, and with it comes RuneScape’s Summer Sale! Starting this Sunday (August 1st), you'll be able to grab some amazing discounts from The Marketplace and Solomon’s General Store.
At The Marketplace you'll be able to get up to 20% off fabulous items like the Cunning Thief’s Outfit and the Tztot-Ak Lizard.
Meanwhile, Solomon’s will be offering massive discounts on some of his most popular items, including half-price Bank Boosters, 66% off Jelly Treats, and 75% off the Dwarven Warsuit Pack – just the thing to clobber those pesky Nodon in style.
So grab your shopping bags and prepare to head on down to the store of your choice.
Now available on Mac!
Apple fans, rejoice! You can now install RuneScape via Steam on Mac! Head on over to our Steam store page to start your download.
To coincide with this release, we've freshened up our Steam DLC with a selection of Teatime Packs that'll let you save on RuneScape membership and get your hands on a range of cool cosmetics, including the Bistromancer Outfit and a fancy clockwork penguin pet named Brewster. Aaah – nothing like a lovely cuppa!
For more information on the Teatime DLC packs, check out last week's newspost.
We’re taking a break!
The RuneScape Team will be taking a much-needed break next week. As a result, there will be no game update on August 2nd.
Please bear in mind that Treasure Hunter promotions will continue to rotate, and The Beach will close on August 8th as planned. Game updates will resume, as usual, on – ouch! Hey, what’s this sticking out of the sand? A shuriken? Who left this thing here?!
Well, anyway – game updates will resume, as usual, on August 9th. We’ll see you then!
This week’s fixes and improvements.
- Improved the spacing between icons on the top-left of the mobile interface.
- The breadcrumb trail leading to cave trolls during the Burthorpe Path now behaves similarly to the trails of other wandering NPCs in the area.
- The default ribbon for desktop players has changed to be more helpful to new players.
Quality programming from the J-Mods themselves!
Monday July 26th | 16:00 Game Time | The Nodon Front: Live!
We always love watching our community dive into the latest bits of content - so in honour of the Elder God Wars Dungeon launch, we thought we'd invite you to do the same! Tune in tonight to watch your favourite J-Mods watching your favourite content creators tackle The Nodon Front in real time, complete with insightful commentary, and a fair bit of banter.
Watch live on Twitch!
Next Week’s Livestreams
There will be no livestreams during the week beginning August 2nd while the J-Mods take a summer break.
All the latest goings on…
How did the Nodon get so good at siege weaponry, anyway? Well, they probably started by learning Invention! If that’s not motivating enough for you, check out this five-minute explainer from Protoxx, where you’ll learn why Invention is a skill well worth unlocking.
The RuneScape Art Community’s Midsommar Art Fight is in full swing! In this all-out brawl, artists take turns ‘attacking’ each other by drawing their opponents OCs or favourite NPCs. With fantastic artists on both Team Fancy Boots and Team Fighter Boots, it’s anyone’s game. Oi, watch the flower crown!
Each week the Pink Skirts put on a selection of fun activities that everyone can join. Here are some of our favourites coming up:
- Hosted by: Pippyspot & Boss Guild
- Date/Time: Sat July 31st 2021, 20:00 - 21:00 Game Time
- World: 88
- Location: The Heart of Gielinor - Seren Lobby
Skill 'n' Chill
- Hosted by: Naruto 1001 & JacobDaPleb
- Date/Time: Sun August 8th 2021, 19:00 - 20:00 Game Time
- World: 11
- Location: Lumbridge Crater
If neither of those take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. There’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy!
This week's screenshots come from InstaScape! Check 'em out here.
This week’s shoutout goes to the Skilling community on Discord!
Are you looking to do some post-99 skilling? Then this is your one-stop shop for training methods, guides, tips and tricks and verified experience per hour rates. Comp can be yours!
Got any feedback about the new format? Let Mod Kari know over on our Discord server!