RuneFest 2016 was held for the first time at Battersea Evolution (Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ). The Night Before RuneFest party was again held at Namco Funscape (Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB).
Tickets to RuneFest cost £99 per person, and tickets to the Night Before RuneFest party cost £25. A combined ticket to both events cost £120. In contrast to previous events, tickets, hotel rooms, and flights to London could not be bought with bonds, a change neither financially motivated nor related to Shandong Hongda's potential acquisition of Jagex.
The Night Before
The Night Before RuneFest party was held at Namco Funscape, London (Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB), on Friday 16th September 19:00 - Saturday 17th September 00:00 (BST).
Attendees received a free drink, and had unlimited access to the bowling, dodgems, table tennis, pool tables, and arcade machines in the venue.
The event started at 10:00 on Saturday 17th September, and finished at 23:00 the same day. It was streamed live on RuneScape's Twitch channel, and recordings of the stage sessions were put up on RuneScape's YouTube channel after the event.
Food and drink could be purchased from various vendors inside the venue, and a cloakroom was available for attendees to store their items. There was free WiFi available throughout the venue, and gaming computers for attendees to use.
Upon arrival, attendees received:
- RuneFest 2016 lanyard
- RuneFest 2016 wristband
- RuneFest 2016 goodie bag
The goodie bag included:
- Code to unlock the the RuneFest Honourable Foo Lion
- Code for 20 shards on RuneScape: Idle Adventures
- Code for a Chronicle: RuneScape Legends pack
- RuneFest 2016 bamboo notebook
- RuneFest 2016 pen
- RuneFest 2016 badge
- RuneFest marker pen
- RuneFest meal token (hog roast)
- RuneFest drinks token x 2
- RuneScape coasters
- The Arc Original Soundtrack
- Monty the pirate duck
- Stick of rock
Revealed future updates
- The Arc batch 2
- Children of Mah
- Sliske's Endgame
- Shattered Worlds
- Slayer's level cap to be increased to 120
- More Skilling pets
- Pet park
- Evil Dave quest
- The Ambassador
- Bank rework
|11:20||RuneScape's Rest of the Year|
|12:00||RuneScape Combat Showcase||Mod Daze, Mod Deg, Mod Harrison, Mod Ollie, Mod Pi, Mod Ramen|
|13:00||Streamer & Video Maker Q&A|
|14:00||Old School reveals|
|15:30||RS3 reveals||Mod Mark, Mod Osborne, Mod Conor|
|16:45||Last Man Standing tournament|
|17:30||Golden Gnome Awards|
|11:30 - 11:45||Idle Adventures|
|12:00 - 12:45||The Future of RuneScape Skilling||Mod Deg, Mod Timbo, Mod Jack|
|13:00 - 13:45||Ask the Artists|
|14:00 - 14:45||RuneScape Lore Corner||Mod Ollie, Mod Osborne, Mod Stu, Mod Raven, Mod Rowley, Mod Chaose|
|15:00 - 15:45||Chronicle Q&A and Card Painting|
As with previous RuneFests, skilling chips were awarded for completing various activities around the venue. This years chips represented The Arc islands.
|Aminishi||Hit your target
Using a bow and suction-cup arrow, hit the archery target.
|Cyclosis||Take a photo with the parrot
Get a photo taken with the parrot in the jungle area.
|Goshima||Collect JMods by completing their tasks
Collect 8 JMod signatures in the Hunt the JMod booklet, and hand in at Waiko Trading Post.
|Island||Search in the sand for lost treasures
Find a coin in the sand pits.
|Tuai Leit||Knock your enemies' skulls to the floor
Knock a skull off the stand with a ball.
|Turtles||Hunt the Penguins hiding from you
Find 7 penguins around RuneFest. Rearrange the letters on them into a word, then hand into Waiko Trading Post. The word was: FIFTEEN.
|Waiko||Catch a little fishie
Catch a fish using the magnetic fishing pole by the galleon.
|Whale||Capture a skull with your hoop
Hoopla a skull.
|RuneFest 2016 logo||Show the other eight skilling chips at the Waiko Trading Post.|
There were various other activities and areas around the venue, including:
- Art area
- Burthorpe Games Room (Gaming area)
- Virtual reality area
- Chronicle: RuneScape Legends area
- RuneScape: Idle Adventures area
- RuneScape:Idle Adventures mobile beta sign-up
- A large board for attendees to draw and write on
Entertainment acts, including actors dressed as fish on stilts, a troll, and a large One-Eyed Willy could also be found roaming the venue.
Players were able to purchase RuneScape-themed merchandise at the event .
|Old School postcards (3 types)||£1.00|
|RS3 postcards (3 types)||£1.00|
|Chronicle postcards (3 types)||£1.00|
|RuneScape: Idle Adventures postcards (1 type)||£1.00|
|Monsters of RuneScape Top Trumps cards||£1.00|
|RuneFest 2014 velvet pouch||£1.00|
|RuneFest 2016 silicon wristband||£2.00|
|Foam Party Hat||£3.00|
|PK Skull keyring||£3.00|
|Old School wristband||£3.00|
|Gods badge set||£4.00|
|Old school badge set||£4.00|
|Runes badge set||£4.00|
|RuneScape badge set||£4.00|
|Skills badge set||£4.00|
|RuneFest 2016 enamel keyring||£5.00|
|RuneFest 2016 mug||£5.00|
|RuneFest 2016 mousemat||£7.00|
|RuneFest 2016 shot glass||£7.00|
|RuneFest 2016 beanie||£8.00|
|RuneFest 2016 skill chip presentation box||£10.00|
|RuneFest 2016 slouch beanie||£10.00|
|1v1 Me In The Wildy green t-shirt||£10.00|
|Eat Sleep Scape Repeat t-shirt||£10.00|
|Gnome child t-shirt||£10.00|
|Level Up black t-shirt||£10.00|
|PK Skull t-shirt||£10.00|
|Worst Update Ever t-shirt||£10.00|
|RuneFest 2014 hat||£15.00|
|RuneFest 2016 t-shirt||£15.00|
|RuneScape glass tankard||£15.00|
|Old School t-shirt||£15.00|
|Level Up hoodie||£16.00|
|RuneFest 2016 snapback||£20.00|
|Old School hoodie||£24.00|
|Pack Yak plushie||£24.00|
|RuneFest 2016 hoodie||£24.00|
The after party featured fire dancers, a balloon drop, with prizes, and Beat A Maxx.
- ^ Jagex. RuneFest 2016. Eventbrite.com. 1 July 2016.*
- ^ Jagex. The Night Before RuneFest. Eventbrite.com. 1 July 2016.*
- ^ Mod Balance. "RuneFest - Bonds Announcement." 6 June 2016. RuneFest 2016 Forums.
- ^ Mod JD. RuneFest - Bonds Announcement - RuneFest 2016. reddit.com. 7 June 2016.*
- ^ Mod Stevew. "RuneFest Merch." 9 September 2016. RuneFest 2016 Forums.
|Summer Beach Party||
|Cryptic Clue Fest||
|Christmas Advent Calendar||