This week is Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, and this year the focus is on stress. In support of the week and our 3 charities, we have launched a fabulous new event with all proceeds being donated to charity!
Get in-game and start earning XP to find charity tokens, which can be handed in to earn new rewards, including these adorable new guys, Percy and Scoop! You can earn Charity tokens from today through to 23:59 game time on the 20th May.
Additionally, every day this week, speak to the three charity representatives, Zoed, Kat and Lau'Ra who can be found north of Lumbridge crater. They'll each have a new question for you to answer every day regarding mental health, and will reward you with a prize for answering correctly!Overgrown Idols
It's been nearly nine years since choking ivy creepers were seen clambering up the stone walls of RuneScape's major cities; but today releases a new type of Woodcutting training method, filling in a niche between Crystal Trees and Ivy. But it doesn't stop there - this new method gives you the chance to help you fell trees all around the world!
This members only update, sees two "overgrown idols" unearthed near the Shipyard and the Jadinko cave on the island of Karamja. Requiring level 81 Woodcutting, there is the opportunity to receive some great buffs to your woodcutting prowess, showing that you're the best lumberjack in the whole of RuneScape! When you discover the overgrown idol, you need to chop through the dense vines - either solo or in a collaborative team; once you've cleared the idol of the surrounding vines, can unleash the power of the Karamjan Gods resulting in a random chance to get one of the following:
- Double cut rate, resulting in overall cutting of logs being much faster
- 10% increase to woodcutting success chance
- 10% chance to get double logs (or cut twice on ivy/vines/crystal)
- 5% XP Boost
- Log auto-banking effect
For those lucky to reach the idol, there's a lore book telling the tales and giving some insight into the elusive Karamja Gods.
So, chop chop, it's time to get chopping!Patch notes:
We've added a new restriction for Friends Chat in the hope of preventing new accounts mass joining just to mass spam, read more here
Sealed clue scroll objects can now be distributed through lootshare, with respect to each players' individual clue scroll soft cap.
The Tiny Death, Twitching Orb, Anima Creature, and Abyssal Hound familiar overrides now all output their usual examine text when overriding familiars.
Stuns are now cleared when transitioning Telos from phase 4 to 5.
In preparation for Solak's release at the end of the month, blight bolts have been added to the drop tables of the Lost Grove creatures. Blight bolts will be the ammo used in the new tier 92 blightbound crossbow.
New players will now go to Tutorial Island by default instead of Ashdale if they select the New or Returner option at character creation. New players that elect to skip the Tutorial will still go to Burthorpe.
As always you can read the patch notes in full hereNew AngelScapes Lines
We have new Angels Scapes pins and keyrings are available for pre-sale in on the official store! The latest designs from this popular collaboration between our 2017 Golden Gnome winner and the store are for those who just have to have everything!
The new Comp Cape and Trimmed Comp Cape Keyring and Retribution/Smite Pins will be shipping from 21st May. Other lines include a Max Cape Keyring, Vitalis, PK Skull and DDS Pin!
Check out the full range available here.LootScape!
Do you watch our live streams? It's a great opportunity to grab a LootScape Loot Chest and get yourself some awesome in-game goodies by watching our live streams every month.
Just connect your RuneScape account to your Twitch account and tune into one of our RuneScape live streams to get some free stuff!
This week, the LootScape item is the Game Jam created Nature's Balance sword. Have fun and watch the stream for a guaranteed drop!
You can connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more about it here
.Live Streams this Week
Each week we livestream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find more information over on our Twitch channel
Check our YouTube channel
, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed!Tuesday, May 15th - 16:00 UTC (Game Time) - RuneScape Content Showcase
Want to know what we're currently working on? Check out our RuneScape Content Showcase and get exclusive teasers and info on all the latest upcoming updates.
Watch live on Twitch and YouTube - be sure not to miss it!LootScape will be enabled, and the Game Jam created Nature's Balance sword will be a guaranteed drop.Friday, May 18th - 16:00 UTC (Game Time) - Patch Notes Teasers
It's back! Join Mod Shauny for the Patch Notes Teasers, a stream where he'll cover the main update for the next week, as well as showcase some of the patches you can look forward to in that update!
Watch live on Twitch and YouTube - be sure not to miss it!LootScape will be enabled, and the Game Jam created Nature's Balance sword will be a guaranteed drop.Sunday, May 20th - 18:00 UTC (Game Time) - PvM with Mod Lee
Join our resident PvM expert with another mass on Twitch this Sunday!LootScape will be enabled, and the Game Jam created Nature's Balance sword will be a guaranteed drop.