The Orb of Oculus can be used to view many locations that are otherwise out of reach or you don’t have access to. For example, Free-to-Play users can activate the orb to peek inside members-only areas. Commonly cutscenes, discontinued content, and even scrapped content can be found using the orb.
This is a list of currently known hidden locations.
|Candlelight Chapel||When standing in the north-east part of the Blast Furnace and using the Orb of Oculus to look further north, you can see the retired Random event where the player would assist Pious Pete in relighting candles. Strangely, what appears to be the Gravedigger Random Event seems to be located to the west of it. Looking even farther north-east of the chapel, areas from Temple Trekking can also be seen. To the East and West of the Furnace, there are segments of caves from the Eagle's Peak quest.|
|Eagles' Peak||One can see a snowy mountain in the place where the Tree Gnome Village is supposed to be, on the top floor of the Watchtower after completion of the Watchtower quest. This could possibly be Eagles' Peak or simply a glitch.|
|The 2005 Christmas event||The 2005 Christmas event can be seen east of the third room of Pyramid Plunder.|
|2007 Hallowe'en Event Agility Course||The agility course from the 2007 Hallowe'en Event can be seen from the very far east of the scarab room at Uzer Mastaba.|
|2010 Easter event||The 2010 Easter event can be seen from barbarian assault.|
|TzHaar Theatre (Cutscene)||When standing at the east side on fourth floor of the Stronghold of Security and looking east, you can see the old TzHaar Theatre which was used for TzHaar-Hur-Brekt's play and still uses the old TzHaar City graphics.|
|Draynor Bank Robbery (Cutscene)||The Draynor Bank Robbery Cutscene area can be seen in Burthorpe Games Room.|
|Path Of Glouphrie goblin war (Cutscene)||The Path Of Glouphrie goblin war cutscene can be seen in the east side of the games room.|
|Player Moderator room, Broken Sophanem Bank, Part of Holy Grail Castle, Saradomin's Encampment in the God Wars||To the south-west of Sophanem's bank, you can see the broken version of the bank. This area is only accessible during Contact!. To the far south-east, you can see part of a castle and railings, which appears to be the North side of the castle during the Holy Grail. If you look as far northeast as possible: you can see part of, what appears to be, the lower floor of Saradomin's Encampment in the God Wars Dungeon. If you look far south-east: you see the Player Moderator room.|
|Cave and a Collapsed Cave||When standing at the far north-east and north-west corners of Bandos's throne room and looking north-east with the orb, you can see a collapsed cave. An un-collapsed version is north of the collapsed one.|
|Bandos's throne room||North of Bandos's Throne Room, it is possible to see into another room. It is an exact copy of Bandos's Throne Room, except that the Bandos Guards block the path to the portal out. It is used in The Chosen Commander quest during the portion where you play as Zanik. In that same area, are the two versions of the cave that Zanik and the player teleport to; one of them is normal, the other has the fissure.|
|Ice area and Air altar||The Air altar can be seen by going to the far north-west of the Rune essence mine and looking west. The altar can be spotted but the game will push the camera down. A strange ice area can be seen by going to the far south end of the mine and looking south, not resembling any known ice-coated landscapes.|
|Railroad Tunnel and 3-4 floored building||North of the Earth altar, You can see a railroad tunnel and a 3 or 4 floored building with lanterns. To the south is a green plane, with some trees to the west, which you can partially see on the mini-map.|
|Freaky Forester (random event)||When you're in the Fire altar, at the most southern point of the altar, you can see the north part of the Freaky Forester random event.|
|Void of land||The Mind altar can be seen if you go in the northwest of the Air Altar. There also seems to be a strip of land to the south of the altar, with nothing on it.|
|Various Runecrafting alters from eachother||When you stand at the Body altar, it is possible to see the Law altar to the west and the Fire altar to the east. East of the Fire altar is the Earth altar.|
|Cosmic altar from Death altar||When at the Cosmic altar and using the orb to see the furthest possible distance east, you can see the Death altar.|
|Cosmic altar||When at the Cosmic Entity's Plane (from Fairytale Part II - Cure a Queen), it is possible to view the western portal of the Cosmic altar.|
|Final Battle (Cutscene)||On the first floor of the Stronghold of Security at the nearest edge to the south, you may see the final battle area from Dream Mentor.|
|Temple Knight's Test||In the north-west corner of the Dondakan's mine, one can see part the Temple Knight Headquarters testing area used in the Recruitment Drive quest, some areas used for Temple Trekking and the Miscellania dungeon lift.|
|Court Cases, Prison drom King's Ransom quest, Merlin and the knights||From the basement of the Black Knights' Fortress, one can see the court used for Court Cases. To the west, the prison area used during the King's Ransom quest. To the east is where Merlin and the knights are kept.|
|Under Black Knights' Fortress||West of the Edgeville dungeon Black Demons you can see under the Black Knights' Fortress from the quest While Guthix Sleeps.|
|Obelisk of Fire and icy area from Temple of Ikov quest||When using the orb in the Box you can hide in near the Candle maker's shop in Catherby you can see the fire obelisk and the icy area of the Temple of Ikov quest.|
|Building from Ratcatchers quest||Just outside the Varrock Rat Pits, there appears to be the building from the Ratcatchers quest that your character sneaks into.|
|Mogre Camp from Recipe for Disaster||The Mogre Camp from Recipe for Disaster can be seen by going to the southwest end of the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon at the muggers and looking south. The blue hue from the water cannot be seen. Some coral reefs can be seen without the orb. This can also be seen from the dungeon near the Shaikahan on east Karamja.|
|Dragon Forge orb||The orb that activates the Dragon forge is visible northwest of the first floor of the Stronghold of Security.|
|Elemental Workshop||When standing in the Northeast corner of the first floor of the Stronghold of Security, you can see a part of the elemental workshop.|
|Clan Wars||When standing north in the Summer Garden while playing the activity Sorceress's Garden, you can see the edge of Clan Wars.|
|Temple of Light||When looking south-west from the Keldagrim Rat Pits, you can see part of the Temple of Light which plays a major role in the Mourning's End Part II quest as well as the Within the Light quest.|
|Spirit Realm and Goblin Temple||When standing on the west side of the basement of Summer's Farm, you can see into the Spirit Realm portion of the Forgotten Cemetery. South of the Forgotten Cemetery you can see the Goblin Temple from Land of the Goblins.|
|Brine Rat Cavern||When standing in the south-eastern part of the Polar Eagle Lair, you can see the Brine Rat Cavern, and the latter is close enough to be seen on the minimap.|
|Abandoned Mine||When standing on the north side of the Spirit Realm version of the Western Ruins, you can see the Abandoned Mine.|
|Dragonkin Castle||Northwest of the first room of Pyramid Plunder is the Dragonkin Castle.|
|Sacred Forge and Dragon Slayer Map part chest||When standing in Evil Dave's basement and look west you can see the Sacred Forge and the chest containing the map piece used in the Dragon Slayer quest is to the south west.|
|Dwarven Mine||The Dwarven Mines can be seen by looking northwest in the basement of Draynor Manor.|
|Leprechaun Champion room, Artisans Workshop basement, H.A.M. Hideout||When standing in the Draynor Sewers, the H.A.M. Hideout is to the east, the Artisans Workshop basement is to the north west, and the training room where you fight the Leprechaun Champion beneath the Champions' Guild is to the north.|
|The Lair of Tarn Razorlor||In the basement of Hetty's house, looking north, one can see The Lair of Tarn Razorlor.|
|Evil Dave's House and Edgeville Dungeon||In the second story of the Black Knights' Catacombs, immediately to the left is the basement of goblin village, to the right a cavern. If you go future into the catacomb, before crossing the east bridge, it is possible to see below Evil Dave's House to the East, along with the Edgeville Dungeon.|
|Exploded Goblin Village basement||If you look to the north-west of the pickaxe machine in the Dwarven Mine, you will see the blown-up version of the goblin village basement, versus the non-blown up viewed from the Black Knights' Catacombs. However, the reverse does not seem to be true, as nothing can be viewed from the goblin basement after the Goblin Cook's part in Recipe for Disaster.|
|Disconnected Troll Stronghold rooms||Many areas of the Troll Stronghold have disconnected rooms of similar cave structures. These are most likely segments used in cutscenes, or possibly part of a future update.|
|Ah Za Rhoon Temple dungeon||To the east of the underground portion of the Shilo Village mining site, a portion of the Ah Za Rhoon Temple dungeon, from the Shilo Village quest, can be seen.|
|Kharazi Dungeon||Northwest of the interior of Baba Yaga's house is part of the Kharazi Dungeon (you can see a blue shimmering portal; the door that needs the Heart crystal).|
|Temple of Ikov Illuminatored room and Dark room||In the dark room in the Temple of Ikov with the boots of lightness, there are two separate rooms, the illuminated room and the dark room can both be seen when in the other room when using the orb.|
|Witch's House basement||The basement of the Witch's House can be seen from the Fountain of Heroes.[source needed]|
|Lighthouse copy||A copy of the Lighthouse entered during the Horror from the Deep quest can be seen from Baba Yaga's house.|
|Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon||When near the Jubster altar in the Creature Creation dungeon, you can see what looks like the Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon.|
|Draynor copys||As soon as you enter the Lumbridge Catacombs, to the South can be found Draynor, or rather a copy possibly for the cutscene of a quest. Should you go down to the second level of the catacombs (level before monsters) and look south before the stairs going down, you should see another copy of Draynor.|
|Water area||From the Evil Chicken's Lair in the southwestern corner you can see an area with water, floating barrels and a dock.|
|Mime (random event)||When standing in Iban's Temple after completing the Underground Pass quest, looking north you can see the theatre of the Mime random event.|
|Warriors' Guild||When standing north of the Naragi homeworld, you can see the back of warriors' Guild.|
|Broken Home||When in the far northwestern edge of the Vorago graveyard, you can see areas of Broken Home.|
|Objects||A few strange plank like objects can be seen floating directly north of the Kalphite Hive.|
|Red structure||A strange red structure can be seen south east of the Kalphite Hive.|
|Water texture||Northwest of the Burthorpe Games Room, there is an oddly stretched water texture.|
|Surok's hideout||Surok's hideout may be found north of the Forinthry Dungeon|
For one reason or another, some hidden areas are removed from the game. Here is a list of past known places that could be found.
|Tutorial Island bank||It was once possible to look into the Tutorial Island bank from south of the Wizards' Tower. However, you could not see the bankers.|
|Before an update after the Orb was released, it was possible to use the orb in areas such as Random Events. This is now impossible to do; it was done by entering a event, logging out, then logging in, this glitches the tabs letting you use the worn tab, allowing you to use the orb.|
|Swimming area to Zamorak's Fortress||When standing in the southern edge of the lowest part of the Saradomin Encampment, players can see an underwater area to the south with dead bodies floating around. This was confirmed by a Jagex Moderator to be a place where your character would swim through the lake on the way to Zamorak's Fortress, but was eventually scrapped. This area has been replaced by the Ancient Prison and is no longer visible.|
- If a player logs out and logs back in at the very edge of a dungeon area, (such as the Runecrafting altars) the player can then use the Orb to view into further areas.
- Players cannot use the Orb in Fist of Guthix, doing so will yield the message: "You cannot use the orb in battle".
- The orb also cannot be used in the Corporeal Beast's lair before you complete Summer's End, doing so will yield the message: "You cannot use the Orb of Oculus here."
- The orb cannot see into structures that you cannot see on the minimap. For example, the orb cannot see into the tower on the roof of the Al Kharid palace.
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