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BTS Video – Raids

Posted: 2015-07-14 in Runescape News

This week, Behind the Scenes uncovers more details on Raids ahead of Monday’s release.

Watch this week’s BTS video to find out more about Mazcab, a strange new planet, and the goebies – its oppressed inhabitants.

Head to our YouTube channel and subscribe there for more official RuneScape videos.

Evolution Competition

If you haven’t already, check out this creative competition on the forums to win a RuneScape Evolution T-shirt!

All you need to do is design and submit your own Evolution styled design for a chance to win. But hurry! Competition closes Monday 13th July at 12:00 UTC.

Podcast – Osborne Exposed

This week Mod Matthe exposes all of Mod Osborne’s secrets on the podcast, including his thought on Raids!

You can listen to the podcast now on YouTube, or head to our Podbean or iTunes pages.

Developer Q&A Recap

This week we live streamed a special Raids developer Q&A, including another sneak peek at the new world, Mazcab, the rewards, and answering all of your burning questions.

Missed it? Never fear! You can watch it all again here:


The party starts next week, with Raids releasing on Monday! Have a great weekend, ‘Scapers, and we’ll see you on update day!


Raids will soon be upon us, and it’s time to get yourself prepared for the beauty and horror that the exciting new world of Mazcab has to offer!

There’s been a lot of hype around our first boss, but now we want you to get creative, and design for us what you believe is the ideal Raid boss to terrify our team of brave (but foolish) J-Mod judges.

Think creatively about what makes your creature fearsome and tough to fight: its defence mechanisms, its special attacks, any weapons it may wield, and any other cool features that will make it a worthy adversary for us to defeat.

Our winner will receive 3 months’ membership, as well as a full set of Cooler Master goodies, and they’ll have their creation drawn as a concept and signed by our Art Team! Two runners up will receive a month’s membership.

Please note: this will not be going into game – it’s just a bit of fun.


Up for the challenge? Send us your submissions (written, drawn – or both!) to before 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, July 21st. Good luck – and happy raiding!

You can also share your bosses on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyRaidsBoss – we look forward to seeing your entries!

And, if you’re more of an environment kind of person, then make sure you check out our ‘Design a Raid’ competition, also on the forums!
Before entering, please do take a look at our our competition FAQs and T&Cs.

RuneScape Evolution T-Shirt Competition

Inspired by the awesome RuneScape Evolution T-Shirt available on the Merch Store, we’d love to see what you come up with based on this theme. Think about the ways change applies to your RuneScape experience: change in your character, in Gielinor – anything that fits the theme.

Check out Mod Neena’s thread for full details of how to enter.

Best of luck to all you talented competition entrants. Can’t wait to see what you send in!

The Ninjas have infiltrated the Artisans’ Workshop, making a big batch of updates to the venerable Smithing activity. They’ve made it a whole lot more user-friendly, and introduced some cool new rewards – including auto-reloading for your dwarf cannon!

The team are planning to do more focused updates like this, bringing older parts of the game up to today’s standards. If you’ve got an idea for a particular part of RuneScape that you’d like to see given the Ninja treatment, let us know on the Ninja Spotlight forum thread.

Read on to find out what the Ninjas have been up to – along with details of Solomon’s new Vitality Accessory Pack and this week’s live streams.

What’s Changed?

Smithing burial armour has a new side interface, making the activity more responsive and user-friendly:
By default, the first ingot type in your inventory will be selected.
The interface will respond as you swap ingots in and out of your inventory.
Selecting new armour pieces can be done while smithing, and will be applied on the next loop.

Selecting new ore will immediately stop and restart the smithing process with the new ore.
Anvils in the burial armour area now have ‘quick start’ as the default left-click operation.
The quick-smithing effects of the Varrock armour now apply to track-making and burial armour.


When creating a perfect sword, you can request an off-hand equivalent.
The required amount for the mithril swords daily challenge has been reduced.
Daily challenges for adamant and rune swords have been added.
When using a heated ingot on the water pool, you’ll be given the opportunity to change your entire inventory at once, rather than one at a time.
Ceremonial sword-making has been made smoother:
Tongs can now be stored on the tool belt.

A single left-click on the anvil now places the ingot and the plans, and opens the interface.
Ingots can be used directly, without heating them first.
The artisan burial overlay has been relocated to the left of the screen, remains opened everywhere in the workshop, and displays your current respect.

The attack rate of ceremonial swords has been rebalanced.
When withdrawing or depositing ingots, only metals currently held will be offered. Note that this doesn’t filter by ingot type.
Dent size chances have been tweaked to be fairer, in terms of leading to perfect successes.

Dent messaging is now filtered.
A warning message now displays when handing in ceremonial swords that would award 0 XP.
Audio has been reworked.
New Rewards

Restocking cannon (100% respect, requires royale cannon unlock): Grants your cannon the ability to reload automatically. You must have cannonballs in your inventory and be within 15 squares for this to work.
Ceremonial sword orders (50% respect): Increases the orders received by the workshop, occasionally allowing you to choose which ceremonial sword you wish to make.

Sword polishing kit (10% respect): Gives 10 sword polishing kits, which – when held in your inventory – prevent a ceremonial sword from breaking.
Bonus package (100% respect): Gives 8 mithril ingot IV, 4 adamant ingot IV, 2 rune ingot IV, 50,000 Bonus Smithing XP and 10 sword polishing kits. Note that the ingots in this bundle cannot be exchanged for ore, and do not count towards daily challenges.

Open Treasure Hunter chests this weekend for a taste of a draconic hoard – up to four times the loot!

Each chest you open between 00:00 UTC on the 2nd of July and 23:59 UTC on the 6th of July gives you the chance for your next set of chests to be dragon chests, styled after Gielinor’s fire-breathing monstrosities.

Dragon chests multiply the prize you’d get from a regular chest. The rarer the metal the chest is made of, the more loot you’ll get:

Adamant – 2x
Rune – 3x
Dragon – 4x
Note that this will apply whether you use Keys individually or in tens.


This applies to everything available on Treasure Hunter – lamps, stars, gear, and more – so you can enjoy dragon-sized XP gains or a veritable trove of treasure.

Have fun!

What is Treasure Hunter?

Treasure Hunter is a minigame – playable from within RuneScape – where players use Keys to claim in-game items as prizes. These range from useful resources to rare weapons and exclusive gear.

Playing Treasure Hunter is simple – click the treasure chest icon that pops up when you log in. If you’ve not played before, just follow the on-screen guide.

Everyone gets at least one Key per day, and RuneScape members get two. You can earn more Keys while playing the game, or stock up by redeeming Bonds.

If you’d like more, you can also buy Keys on the website, or by clicking ‘Buy Keys’ within the Treasure Hunter interface in-game.

A legendary Fremennik hero-turned-god comes home in style in Hero’s Welcome: RuneScape’s latest quest!

Head over to Lumbridge Crater, too, and join in the Summer Beach Party.

Hero’s Welcome, you’ll meet the mighty V – well known to those of you who’ve finished While Guthix Sleeps – as he returns to his people.

You’ll embark on a series of dangerous raids on Dragonkin lairs, and uncover some of their darkest secrets. Be ready for combat, as there’ll be plenty of fierce foes to fight, but you’ll need brains as well as brawn to succeed.


Prevail and you’ll earn hearty helpings of XP, better yields when runecrafting, and access to new areas containing bane ore and adamant dragons. There’s also a repeatable boss fight, which can drop new throwing weapons and a tradeable level 75 cape.

Summer Beach Party

The Summer Beach Party is in full swing, making Lumbridge Crater the place to be until the end of August!


Head to the beach party and take a look around. It’s the ideal place to relax with your friends, take part in your favourite D&Ds via the portal hub, and enjoy some sun-soaked activities – plus pick up some unique rewards.

Fight Clawdia: At 45 past every hour, killer crustacean Clawdia will spawn at the crater in the middle of the beach party. Her damage scales to your life points, so everyone can dive in and help drive her back.
Build sandcastles: Follow the clues given to you by the nearby visitors and build the right castles for Construction XP.
Fish at the rock pools: Cast a line, kick back and get some Fishing XP while you’re at it. Drop off the fish at the barbecues for extra XP.
Bust out the barbecue: Hit the barbecue stands and earn Cooking XP.
Pick coconuts: Gather coconuts from the palm trees for Farming XP, then deposit them at the coconut shy for extra XP.
Try the coconut shy: Test your skill at the coconut shy and earn Ranged XP.
More activities are coming over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the news!


Every 15 minutes one of the XP-giving activities will be spotlighted, and it will yield +10% XP. Note that Ironman players earn 50% less XP for participating in beach activities.

You can keep earning XP until your temperature gauge fills up completely, although this can be reset up to three times a day by consuming ice creams.


First up, there are a number of handy items that you can earn by fighting Clawdia and participating in other beach activities:

Ice cream: This tradeable item resets a full temperature gauge to 0. You can use up to three per day.
Anti-sun potion: Also tradeable, this item gives a +5% boost to any XP earned on the beach – that includes beach activities and any other training done there. The effect lasts for 24 hours (real time, not time spent logged in).
Cocktails: These come in four fruity flavours, each boosting XP gain in a different group of skills – combat, artisan, gathering and support. By drinking more of the same type, you can stack the XP boost up to 10%. The effect lasts for 30 minutes of logged-in time.
You can get these items from fighting Clawdia, from participating in the various beach activities, and by handing in a beach party ticket from the recent Summer Raffle.

There’s also a rare chance to get a tradeable token that can be redeemed for one of several new beach items. These include cosmetic weapons and headgear, emotes and more:

Bunting whip
Stick of rock
Throwing starfish
Bucket head
Clawdia hat
Dragon ring
Buried in Sand resting animation
Surfboard emote
Beach ball
Throwing disc
There’ll be new additions to the available items over the coming weeks – we’ll let you know in the news.

Note that the tokens will automatically become untradeable at the end of this year.

These items can also be purchased from the vendors around the beach for RuneCoins, as can challenge gems, dwarven challenge barrels, party packs and masterwork music boxes.

Finally, there’s a bunch of secret rewards available for fulfilling certain conditions on the beach. Have fun discovering them!

Hi, guys, have you got your Runescape Gold ready? The new update on Treasure Hunter will be released from 00:00 UTC on 12th June until 23:59 UTC on 15th June – New Skilling Add-Ons is coming!

These add-ons are used to permanently upgrade headpieces from matching Treasure Hunter skilling outfits. Once this is done, they offer free items and teleports each day, and impart passive benefits while skill training.

Add-On Benefits

Here are the benefits that the upgraded skilling headpieces offer. Note that the greater yields of daily items are given when you own 4 or 5 pieces of the skilling outfit:

Modified botanist’s mask:
Free noted water vials – 150/200 per day.
Catherby herb patch teleports – 3 per day.
5% chance to duplicate potions made. Duplicates grant XP and are automatically banked.
Modified sous chef’s toque:
Free pie shells – 6/10 per day.
Cooking Guild* teleports – 3 per day.
5% chance to duplicate cooked food. Duplicates grant XP and are automatically banked.


Modified First Age tiara:
Free dragon bones – 1/3 per day.
Player-Owned House entry portal* teleports – 3 per day.
2% chance to save bones buried or used on altars.
Modified farmer’s hat:
Free bird’s nests, containing seeds^ – 2/4 per day.
Ectofuntus allotment patch teleports – 3 per day.~
2% chance to save seeds when sown.
* These teleports take you outside the Cooking Guild and your Player-Owned House.

^ Not including tree seeds.

~ If you do not have access to Morytania, you will be teleported to Taverley instead.

Get Skilling!

If you missed out on the necessary outfit pieces before, you’ll have a chance to get these too. Note that you won’t receive a head add-on unless you’ve already received the necessary headpiece.

On top of all this, Treasure Hunter lamps and stars used for Herblore, Cooking, Prayer or Farming this weekend will give +25% XP.

Skillers have got it good this weekend – don your new and improved headwear, and start growing that XP.

The latest RuneLabs Update was relesaed yesterday – slayer belt is no doubt the highlight, which is a very powerful equipment in the game. The only question is do you still have enough RS Gold?

Be prepared for every encounter with the slayer belt – one of the first ideas chosen from RuneLabs.

Proposed by Dragonsseed, the slayer belt expands the tool belt you know and love with new slots. These hold specialist slayer equipment – such as a rock hammer, fungicide or the Ouroboros pouch – so you’ll always have the right tool to strike a killing blow.

Previously consumable or charge-limited items added to the belt will become unlimited, too – never worry about running out again!

You can also spend slayer points to add the bonecrusher, charming imp, seedicide and herbicide to the belt, saving you time and keeping your inventory clear.

What’s on the Belt?

These items can now be added straight to the tool belt:

Rock hammer
Slayer bell
Crystal chime (either version)
Ouroboros pouch (unlimited once added)
Note that slayer items that need to be wielded or equipped cannot be added to the tool belt.

There are several new items to obtain, which act as replacements for your consumable slayer items. You can add these to the tool belt and use them indefinitely, with no need to recharge or refill:

Salt bag: buy a salt shaker from any slayer master.
Icy water: buy an ice shaker from any slayer master.
Fungicide: buy a fungicide shaker from any slayer master.
Fishing explosive: buy an explosive shaker from any slayer master.
Super fishing explosive: buy a super explosive flask from any slayer master, then fill it with 100 rubium ore.
Monsters that must be killed with slayer items now all have on-click options to do so. These work whether the necessary item is on your tool belt or in your inventory.

For 500 slayer points each, you can unlock the ability to add the following to the slayer belt:

Charming imp
Check in at RuneLabs!

If you haven’t visited RuneLabs for a while, now’s a great time to do so.

This month, we’re looking for high-level mobs, which is a chance to let your imaginations run riot. Whatever ruthless foes, exotic beasts or terrifying monstrosities your minds can conjure, we want to hear about them!

Start enjoying your streamlined slayer assignments now, and look out for another RuneLabs update next week – adamant and rune dragons!

Solomon’s Store – Challenge Gems

Challenge gems present a set of handy tools for running in-game competitions, and they’re available now in Solomon’s Store.

Set up the terms of your contest – skilling or combat, staked or just for fun, time limits, level ranges and more – and set down the gem in the world.

Contenders can step up and join at the gem – then, the game is on!

Pick up some challenge gems today! If you need more RuneCoins, you can redeem Bonds in-game, or purchase RuneCoins via the website.

Challenge gems are also tradeable in-game: in person, or on the Grand Exchange.

This Week’s Streams

This week, you can check out the adamant and rune dragons in our Dev Q&A, and we’ll be giving you a prize-filled treasure hunt in our Community Stream!

Developer Q&A, plus Ninja Fixes – 16:00 UTC (game time), Tuesday 9th June

This week’s Q&A focuses on another major summer update – the RuneLabs-voted adamant and rune dragons! We’ll be giving you a sneaky peek of what you can expect, as well as answering your questions.

This week’s panel will include:

Mod Pi – Combat Specialist and Ninja
Mod Kelpie – RuneScape Project Manager and Head Ninja
Mod Stu – Content Developer and lore specialist from the ‘Guardians’ development team
You can ask your questions on the forums, on Reddit, or on Twitter using the hashtag #RSDevQA. We’ll get through as many as we can!

Clue Scroll Treasure Hunt (with prizes!) – 20:00 UTC, Tuesday 9th June

Everyone loves a treasure hunt, and this week, Mod James will take you on a journey of discovery – using clues you won’t have seen before! You’ll need your wits about you, but you can win awesome prizes!

Check out both of these streams on our Twitch channel.


Have a great week, fight the good fight against Tuska, and let us know your feedback over on the forums.