This Week In RuneScape: Halloween 2021

Things are getting ghoulish in Gielinor this week with the start of our hair-raising Halloween event! Keep reading to learn more about that - plus, find out how you can get a first look at the fourth front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon!

Halloween 2021
There's a bad moon rising...

Awooo! It's Halloween in Gielinor, and, as per usual, there's some spooky goings-on at Draynor Manor. A small group of werewolves from across the Salve have temporarily settled in the Manor grounds - causing quite a stir with their new neighbours!

They don't mean any harm, though. In fact, they've set up a range of Halloween-y activities, with frighteningly fun rewards on offer for those brave enough to try them.


This year we're building on the event format introduced in 2020, and bringing back three activities from last year's event:

  • Death's Dogwalker
  • Fragmented Souls
  • Plague Soup

Each activity has an associated miniquest. If you already played the required miniquest last year, there's no need to play it again - the activity you're after will be auto-unlocked.

We're also introducing two new activities:

Shooting Gallery

Ed the werewolf is having trouble with some crafty crassians, and he needs your help to man the cannons and send them scuttling back to Davy Jones' locker! You'll put your Hunter and Fishing skills to the test in this fast-paced fish-fest.

This activity replaces Potato Gathering from the 2020 event.

Skeleton Invasion

It seems the werewolves' presence has disturbed the residents of Draynor - including the ones who were already dead! In this minigame you'll fight off waves of skeletons with the help of Greg and the (living) Draynor villagers. Flex your Magic and Slayer skills and you'll be well on your way to shattering some skulls!

Free-to-play players should bear in mind that although they'll be able to access all the activities, they may not be able to use the skills required.

Spooky Hour

If you've completed all the Halloween miniquests then you'll get 12% more XP during Spooky Hour, which occurs every three hours. Don't miss it!


If you participated in last years event - by which we mean, you completed one or more of the event miniquests - you'll be able to grab a Silver Death's Scythe for free from the event store. If not, don't panic - you can earn Spooky Tokens from all the activities on offer, and then exchange them for a variety of cursed cosmetics in Death's Spooky Store. You'll be able to get your hands on all of last year's rewards, plus two new ones! We've also brought back a few legacy cosmetics.

Or, if you like a little bit of mystery in your life, you can exchange your Tokens for Mystery Boxes. What's inside? We don't know! That's why it's a mystery!

If you've spoken to Death at least once, then you can get a daily reward for every day of the event.

Lastly, there's a new music track to unlock, so you can Monster Mash in style.

Ironman players should be aware that while they are able to participate in the event and purchase Mystery Boxes, they will receive different items to regular players.

The event ends on November 1st, so trot on down to Draynor Manor and speak to Luna to get started... if you dare!

Leonard's Lucky Dip: Winners!
Drumroll please...!

With September behind us it's time to reveal the winners of Leonard's Lucky Dip!

Player Name
Prize Title
1st Place Thepricy1

(name), First of the Lucky Five

2nd Place Smilin Ninja (name), Second of the Lucky Five
3rd Place Pr0tocal (name), Third of the Lucky Five
4th Place Zumey (name), Fourth of the Lucky Five
5th Place Sad Onii-san (name), Fifth of the Lucky Five

Congratulations lucky winners! Your titles will be added to your account shortly.


Elder God Wars Dungeon: Next Front Revealed!
We're getting all fired up!

Join us tomorrow, October 19th, for the reveal of the fourth and final front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon!

All will be revealed on our official Twitch channel at 16:00 Game Time - along with specially-commissioned reveal art by the fantastically talented Enkoro!

Double XP LIVE Returns Soon!
Get those gains!

Double XP LIVE will return from midday November 5th to midday November 15th! That's a date to remember, for sure.

As a quick reminder, Double XP LIVE is a 10-day event during which you'll have 48 hours of Double XP time to spend on whatever skills you wish - and if you need a break, you can use the pause timer to kick back and relax in-game.

Both free-to-play players and members will have access to the event and can claim the daily rewards, but non-members will only receive 20% extra XP. Ironman players do not benefit at all.

So, get that in your calendar, and start planning! Which skill will you train first?

Patch Notes
Fixes and improvements in this week's game update

Elder God Wars Dungeon


  • Adjusted the clickboxes during the Arch-Glacor fight.


  • Players will no longer receive log-in messaging about certain events when they shouldn't.
  • Glacor Remnants will now be dropped in the correct quantities, depending on how many of the Arch-Glacor's mechanics are active.
  • Kerapac pet broadcasts are now more consistent about the Kill Count at which the pet was obtained.
  • Loot from Nodon enemies will no longer drop in separate spots.
  • Players will no longer benefit from the Furnace perk during the Croesus encounter.
  • Sticky fungus will no longer spawn under the ground.
  • Croesus will now visually open up if a statue is triggered after it closes its core.



  • The Guthix Blessing butterfly will now consistently follow you after teleporting.
  • Prevented Hearts of Ice messaging popping up at the wrong time.
  • Monkey Trinkets now require the correct amount of XP to be earned before rewarding their respective Lamps.


  • The Well-being Bundle has been extended until the 31st of October.

Upcoming Livestreams
News and fun live from the J-Mod team

Tuesday October 19th | 16:00 Game Time | Elder God Wars Dungeon: Front Reveal

Time to get excited! The fourth and final front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon is soon to be revealed. You'll also get to gawk at some absolutely fantastic artwork from the amazing Enkoro, so you know, it's well worth tuning in.

Watch live on Twitch!

The latest goings on from our community


This week on RuneTube, we're watching Careful Brea and her Hardcore Ironman hunt for very specific Araxxor drops. The tension just keeps racking up!

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Awesome Art

Something a little different in our Awesome Art section this week: the Old School RuneScape team have been working with comics superstar Killerfishy to create a choose-your-own-adventure style story featuring five intrepid Group Ironman Players! Vote for which path they should take next on the official Old School Twitter. Which one's your favourite?

Pink Skirts

Each week the Pink Skirts put on a selection of fun activities that everyone can join. Here are some of our favourites coming up:

Rex Matriarchs

  • Hosted by: Pippyspot & Boss Guild
  • Date/Time: Wednesday October 20th 2021, 20:00 - 21:00 Game Time
  • World: 88
  • Location: Rex Matriarch Lair


  • Hosted by: Questcaping, JoeTribiani & heist4fun FC
  • Date/Time: Saturday October 23rd 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 Game Time
  • World: 21
  • Location: Heist Lobby

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!

Scaper's Screenshots

This week's screenshots come from The RuneScape Art Community Discord! Check 'em out here.

By Zaku

By Nich

By Trish

Community Shout-Out

This week our Community Shout-Out goes to the official RuneScape subreddit, a veritable melting pot of topics where you can show off your accomplishments, get help in the game, or pile on the weekly game update mega thread. We see you!

- The RuneScape Team

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