It's the day you have all been waiting for! Time to grab your swords and staves and take on the Lord of Chaos himself in the Legacy of Zamorak!
This Game Update will launch on Monday, July 4th at 12pm Game Time.
New Boss: Zamorak, Lord of Chaos
Our most accessible, scalable boss ever
Are you ready to fight a God? Zamorak is lurking behind a protective shield in the Wilderness, trying to establish his own corrupted Edicts, and you need to stop him! Fight through the Zamorakian Undercity, use the portal to reach him and finish this - once and for all.
This is an experience built for anybody, from Story Mode with 90% damage reduction and safe deaths all the way up to near-unlimited Enrage Mode! Head in solo or as one of up to five players - the experience will scale with you and your team.
For the first time, you can also earn some of the new rewards in Story Mode. Naturally, the rewards will be much less likely to drop and there will be significantly less loot overall, but this is a great way to build your experience and gain some cool stuff.
For the experienced boss-bashers, meanwhile, Normal Mode is the base experience of the fight - but if you really want a challenge, scaling Enrage (including in the new Elite Dungeon) is going to push you further than ever before!
You could earn rewards like the powerful T95 'Bow Of The Last Guardian', a glass cannon melee armour set 'The Vestments of Havoc', Slivers to enhance existing gear and much more!
To get started, enter Senntisten and take the crane lift down to the Zamorakian Undercity Elite Dungeon.
For the details on all possible rewards, head here.
Event: Free Death Week
Try Zamorak with no penalties!
To celebrate the launch of Zamorak: Lord of Chaos, we're making all deaths free for the next week across the game!
Free Deaths means absolutely no penalty when you die - you'll only be losing anything you consumed in the fight itself. If you've never bossed before, this is the perfect way to try it out.
Of course, the mighty Zamorak may still seem a little overwhelming, so why not try the Arch-Glacor in the Elder God Wars Dungeon to learn some bossing basics, mechanic by mechanic?
Free Deaths end on July 11th (remember, Zamorak's Story Mode always has free deaths. Just sayiní).
Zamorak World's First Race
The best of the best will clash in a race to the finish!
With the release of any major boss, it's always fun to see the best of the best battle it out for that all important first kill!
Zamorak's near-unlimited enrage system means this battle will be fought for many months - if not years - to come, as all you PvM maestros compete to be top of the leaderboard. But that first clear? That's the prize we all want.
Today, we're shining the spotlight on the biggest day one achievements with a special stream. We'll be watching for the World's First 100% Enrage across all team sizes and beyond!
Join us on our official Twitch Channel alongside the update launch and throughout the day as we commentate streamed attempts live, with special guest The RS Guy!
New Mini-Quest: Aftermath
What comes next?
The Lord of Chaos Update also includes a brand new miniquest, continuing the story of Twilight of the Gods!
The Zamorak Boss Battle is included within the quest itself, and completion will require a single clear of Zamorak on any difficulty (which includes the easy-peasy Story Mode).
Start your adventure by talking to Adrasteia on the first floor of Falador Castle. Itís recommended you start the quest before facing Zamorak.
Fixes and improvements in this week's game update
- Players can no longer skip to the final boss of an Elite Dungeon
- Fixed an issue with Incendiary shot that would cause NPC animations to be overwritten.
- Added tooltips to the following items
- Hexhunter Bow
- Inquisitor Staff
- Terrasaur Maul
- Laceration Boots
- Fleeting Boots
- Blast Diffusion boots
- Fixed an issue where shield dome would increase instead of decrease damage reduction when used multiple times against some hit types.
- Reduced the ambient audio volume of: Light Form, Dark Form, Andrenaline Crystals.
- Rounded the edges of the adrenaline player headbar
- Twilight of the Gods: A colourblind mode has been added to the ritual puzzle.
- Twilight of the Gods: The 'Check rune' option in the ritual puzzle now outputs the position of the rune.
- The Beach: The game no longer crashes when the player participates in the 'Rock Pools' activity with the XP boosting cocktail active.
- The Beach: Fixed a script error that occurred during a fight with Clawdia while the player had a Pernix Quiver equipped.
- Yak Track: It is now possible to increment Skill and Kill progress with all beach activities.
- Reduced consumption rate of Dinarrow variants to one in three for each hit.
In the coming months, RuneScape will no longer support Windows 32-bit builds or graphics cards that do not support OpenGL 3.0 or higher. This change allows us to focus our technical development and testing resources on more commonly-used platforms.
For more information, and to check if your system meets these requirements, head here.
The latest goings-on from our community
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: Patrick K & Clackworthy
- Date/Time: Monday July 4th, 19:00 Gametime
- World: 123
- Location: Corporeal Beast Lair
- FC: Patrick K
Town Square Q&A
- Hosted by: Princess Rae
- Date/Time: Saturday July 9th, 23:00 Gametime
- World: 3
- Location: Varrock West Bank
Mega Duck Hunt
- Hosted by: Steve20058 & Mega Duck
- Date/Time: Wednesday July 6th, 19:00 Gametime
- World: 39
- Location: Falador Park
- FC: Mega Duck
If these don't take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. Thereís sure to be something youíll enjoy!
Shining a little light onto community events and activities
Achievement Help is your one-stop shop for anything that you can achieve in RuneScape! They assist players of all levels and experience with setting and smashing goals. With specialist advice on the Max Cape, Completionist Cape, Master Quest Cape and Trimmed Completionist Cape, you won't find another Discord server that will elevate your game like Achievement Help! New to this achievements malarky?
They've recently introduced a guide for new and inexperienced players to get a better understanding of the game when starting out their adventures. Isn't that nice?
If you're interested to learn more, these lovely folks will pair you with a mentor who will be able to answer any questions you may have, point you in the right direction, and tailor your adventure to what you enjoy most! This tremendous community really want to see everyone succeed, and they're ready to lend a hand without any judgement, so that everyone can achieve their goals! Join them over at discord.gg/ahelp
New to PVM? Looking to brush up your skills? The Player-Versus-Monsters Encyclopaedia is the place to be, a collection of game knowledge encompassing the entire journey from beginner to expert. With Runescape's latest Legacy of Zamorak boss encounter, there's no time like the present to join the community!
PVME is an open-source, up-to-date collection of all aspects of PVM knowledge. If you're looking for help on your journey, there's no better place than the PVM-help channel, filled with experienced players ready to assist. Looking for boss guides? Look no further than the bosses' named channel, containing guides from basic to advanced. With the latest boss release, you can expect day 1 guides, a large community effort on discovering mechanics, and all the support you could need for you to take on the lord of Chaos.