Double XP Weekend, Balthazar's Big Raffle and Patches Galore!
We're closing August and starting September with a bang! This weekend is going to be the highlight of your year, with double XP and the start of the September Raffle!
Balthazar's Big Raffle is returning to RuneScape on September 1st and running until October 5th.
Golden Godswords, Warpriest Armour and Deathtouch Darts are of course still up for grabs, along with a plethora of other prizes.
But wait, there's more! Since the last time Balthazar has been gracing us at the Burthope Lodestone - he has been training his Dungeoneering skill; he's happy to announce that this year he spent his Dungeoneering tokens, added some sparkle and is offering the elusive Golden Chaotics!
So, what do you need to do? Well it couldn't be simpler, collect one ticket each day from Balthazar by the Burthorpe lodestone. You can also pick up one extra ticket by completing a daily challenge.
Each ticket gives you one shot at our rare, limited edition prize of the day once handed in:
|| Golden Godswords
|| Two portable deposit boxes
|| Three large protean packs
|| Golden Warpriest armour set
|| Three deathtouched darts
|| Golden Barrows (Guthans, Ahrims, Veracs, Akrisae, Dharoks, Karils and Torags)
|| Golden Chaotics (Rapiers, Longswords, Claws, Spear, Staff and Crossbow - we've even included the offhand versions!)
Don't be too disheartened if you're not a winner: you'll still get your hands on a medium lamp – one for each unsuccessful ticket.
Have a bash at each prize or save up for that one, special item you've had your eye on. It's up to you how you use your tickets.
NOTE: Ironmen and free-to-play cannot participate in this content
Double XP Weekend!
What's that you say?
It's time for Double XP Weekend! So, who's ready to get some mad gains? Because I know we are!
Get ready to Accelerate your XP gains by 100% for 72 hours during our famous Double XP Weekend, lasting from 12:00 UTC on 31rd August until 12:00 UTC on 3rd September.
You'll have to be a member to get the full +100% bonus, which applies to the majority of combat and skilling activities. What's more, is that free players get +20% XP bonus as well!
Want to find out more, and see any restrictions that could hinder your gains? Check it out here!
What do Ninjas drink, while working on your patches?
Okay, fine - that joke was awful; anyway, here's some highlights of what you can expect this week:
- The Desert Amulet 4 now has the ability to teleport the player to the Ruins of Uzer.
- Burthorpe Games Room, Giant Mole, King Black Dragon and Chaos Elemental are now listed as F2P in the Grouping System.
- The digsite pendant can now to be used to teleport to the Exam Centre, to the south of the dig site.
- Resolved an issue with the camera sometimes facing downwards when teleporting into Prifddinas.
Check out the rest of the patches here!
With Player-Owned Farms on their way, we’ve teamed up with Twitch Prime to offer you the perfect opportunity to relax and live the life-on-the-land you’ve always wanted: free membership and exclusive loot!
Until 19th September, Twitch Prime members can redeem a fully packed “Umbral pack“ with a 1-month FREE RuneScape membership and all these items:
- Exclusive Umbral Flame Blade cosmetic weapon override
- Exclusive Umbral Armour cosmetic armour overrides
- Exclusive Umbral Crassian companion pet
- 2 Umbral Chests (guaranteed super-rare prize)
- 15 Treasure Hunter Keys
- 200 RuneCoins
This limited-time offer can be redeemed by new RuneScape players as well as existing members (i.e. the free month stacks up at the end of your recurring membership if you already have one).
What are you waiting for? Hit that twitch.tv/prime link and claim your free loot. And don’t forget that every new Twitch Prime membership comes with a 30-day free trial.
One of the perks of Twitch Prime is also a free subscription to a Twitch streamer every month. So, why not support one of our brilliant content creators? Check who's live now and show your support for them. You can find all the details on how to subscribe to a Twitch channel here.
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 week.
Just connect your RuneScape account to your Twitch account and tune into one of our RuneScape live streams to get some free stuff.
Tune in to our next August streams to receive one random Elite skilling outfit piece! If you receive an already owned one, it’ll be switched for a random drop of either a gp bag or bonus item. And now that The Dragonkin Laboratory is open, we’ve also included a chance to get the DG outfit!
Ironmen aren’t forgotten, they will receive the Deep Sea Fishing emote.
Exciting isn’t it?! So don’t wait up, connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more about it here. Once that’s done, have fun and watch the stream for a guaranteed drop!
Live Streams this Week
Each week, we host developers QAs, exclusive in-game first looks and more. And it’s all live on our Twitch channel, join us!
Missed a stream? Don’t worry, we keep them all on our YouTube channel. So be sure to Subscribe to it!
Friday, August 31st – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – Patch Notes Teasers
Join us for the Patch Notes Teasers, a stream where we cover the main update for next week – Player Owned Farms – and show some of the new content you can look forward to next Monday!
Watch live on Twitch – be sure not to miss it!
LootScape will be enabled, a random unowned Elite skilling outfit piece will be a guaranteed drop.
Sunday, September 2nd – 18:00 UTC (Game Time) – PvM with Mod Lee
Join our resident PvM expert with another mass this Sunday, live on Twitch!
Thanks, The RuneScape Team