RuneScape Christmas 2020 Announcement

This announcement first appeared on RuneScape.com.

Yes we know, it’s hard to believe it – but the end of 2020 is nearly in sight! As a bright new year approaches, we’re thinking back on all we’ve achieved in this one, from The Nightmare to Leagues II – Trailblazer. Hey, it was only a year ago that we got you all eating in the Bank!

We’d like to thank all our players for their overwhelming support. The world of Gielinor would simply not be the same without you – and neither would we! In these difficult times, you’ve kept our spirits high with memes, fanart, live streams, and some extremely helpful feedback. We hope that whatever adventures you have planned between now and New Year are merry and bright, and that you’ll be able to take a break from the festivities to cosy up with a Slayer task or two. 

Now, onto business: this is the last update of the year, but we’ll see you again in early January to embark on a year jam-packed with exciting updates. It’s also worth noting that on January 6th Leagues II – Trailblazer will officially end – so make sure to finish up any outstanding tasks before then! 

Lastly, just so you’re aware, there will be a reboot scheduled for December 23rd to ensure that everything’s running smoothly before we all disappear to eat our own weight in mince pies. 

Right then – we’ve got a Christmas event to show off, so let’s get to it!

Jingle bells, Bandos smells – it’s that time of year again in the world of Gielinor, the time to relax with friends and family, cuddle up by the fireplace, open loads of pressies, and get invaded by goblins. Hang on a sec…

Hmm, looks like the goblins are dreaming of a green Christmas! Speak to Scrubfoot by the large Christmas tree north of Falador to figure out what’s going on, then take on your greatest challenge yet: teaching goblins. Once everything’s looking merry and bright once more, you’ll be rewarded with some suitably festive rewards, along with all the rewards from previous years’ events.

Jingle bells, Bandos smells – it’s that time of year again in the world of Gielinor, the time to relax with friends and family, cuddle up by the fireplace, open loads of pressies, and get invaded by goblins. Hang on a sec…

Hmm, looks like the goblins are dreaming of a green Christmas! Speak to Scrubfoot by the large Christmas tree north of Falador to figure out what’s going on, then take on your greatest challenge yet: teaching goblins. Once everything’s looking merry and bright once more, you’ll be rewarded with some suitably festive rewards, along with all the rewards from previous years’ events.

Plus, head to the Goblin Village to try your hand at sled racing, a wintery new activity that’ll see you speeding along the course to try and beat your personal best!

You’ll also be able to unlock a new music track, as composed by Santa’s chief Audio elf (Mod Ian).

Leagues II – Trailblazer Rankings

The end of Leagues II – Trailblazer is fast approaching, so it’s a great time to check out the rankings and take stock of how well you’re doing. Are you headed straight for a Dragon Trophy, or are you languishing back in Bronze? Check the table below to find out!

Dragon – 45,210
Rune – 30,450
Adamant – 17,590
Mithril – 6,440
Steel – 2,120
Iron – 540
Bronze – 100

Shades of Mort’ton Rewards

Last time we spoke about the changes we’re making to Shades of Mort’ton, we introduced new bark armors, which would be craftable with fine cloth, a rare material found only within the minigame. However, during development, we’ve realized that since fine cloth is tradable, in our initial design the armors could potentially be acquired with no minigame interaction at all. That’s a problem!

Here’s our solution: we propose that the ability to make the new armors could be learned from a set of scrolls hidden deep within the catacombs. Not only is this more thematic, but it also provides a real incentive to actually play the minigame. This tiny change adds a lot of value, and we’re excited to see how many players it’ll bring to this oft-neglected minigame.

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