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An update hint is a message which offers clues about an impending update that Jagex releases on one of its official off-site accounts. Currently Jagex posts hints on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and the Runescape Forums. The hints are in the form of a picture, a different picture for each account, all of them referring to the same update. Together the images provide clues about an update scheduled to be released within the month.

Response

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The Twitter hints initially filled a void left by the removal of Behind the Scenes due to the time pressure they put on developers. Players missed knowing what would be released in the coming weeks, so Jagex started posting hints on Twitter which still provide players with a small amount of information about upcoming updates when they were ready to be released, thus no longer putting pressure on developers to meet a deadline.

After Behind the Scenes returned, players were given the unprecedented opportunity to see upcoming content instead of just hearing it, since previous Behind the Scenes and twitter hints were never accompanied with images. Any time a new hint is posted, players eagerly speculate on what it means, and many threads are created on the RuneScape forums containing theories and guesses.

Twitter

Jagex has four English Twitter accounts, @OfficialJagex, which is used for general Jagex news, @JagexMobile, which is used for news about Jagex's mobile games, @WarofLegends, which is used for news about War Of Legends, and @RuneScape, which is specifically for RuneScape, and is where the hints are released. The actual hints are pictures accompanied by "coming soon" message that does not offer any additional insight into the content of the hint. The images are attached to the Twitter messages using TwitPic, an image hosting service designed to be linked to a Twitter account. Jagex's TwitPic account is Runescape. Jagex also has a number of foreign language twitter accounts.

Historical

A twitter hint

The first type of hint.

Originally, Jagex only had one Twitter account, @OfficialJagex, where all their messages were posted. However soon after Jagex made separate accounts for each of their major products. Initially the hints posted were a few sentences with no accompanying pictures. However after the return of Behind the Scenes in June 2010, the hints were changed to the current system. A list of all of these text-only twitter hints can be found here.

Facebook

Facebook-logo-Update-Hints

Jagex started posting update hint images on their Facebook account RuneScape, on 4 July 2010, a day before the release of Love Story. The images are usually different than the ones released on Twitter, but are about the same update.On 13 July 2011, the Facebooks Svenska, Polska, Español and Norsk were removed, leaving three other language Facebooks left. The images are usually released on the same day, and together they can reveal many aspects of an upcoming update. Sometimes hints are also posted on the following languages Facebook pages:

Nederlands Français Deutsch

YouTube

Youtube logo-Update-Hints
On 18 May 2012, with the upcoming update of the Queen black dragon Jagex now released weekly updates of not only the update, but game footage, and sneak peaks of the update there after. Their official YouTube channel is Runescape.

Google+

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On 25 May 2012, Runescape announced on Facebook that hints will now also be on Runescape Google+.

Hints

Replacement filing cabinet
Archives
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Projected updates of May
The Nexus
God Emissaries
Bonus XP item updates
Farming updates
Release date first hint(s) Fansite email hint(s)
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Social media hint(s)
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YouTube Update Article(s)
26 April 2013 N/A Private God Wars teaser 1

Private God Wars teaser 2

Private God Wars teaser 3

Private God Wars teaser 4
BTS 50: Hit Chance and God Wars Updates

Instanced God Wars & EoC Updates

God Wars Dungeon
20 April 2013 N/A Hunter Charms teaser 1

Hunter Charms teaser 2

Hunter Charms teaser 3

Hunter Charms teaser 4
N/A Charm Sprites: Catch Them If You Can! Charm sprite
11 April 2013 Duel Arena teaser 1

Duel Arena teaser 2

Duel Arena teaser 3

Duel Arena teaser 4
Duel Arena teaser 5

Duel Arena teaser 6
BTS48: RS3 Benefits & The Duel Arena Duel Arena: Go Forth and Duel
(Released:16 April 2013)
Duel Arena
6 April 2013 N/A Castle Wars teaser 1 BTS47: Castle Wars and More RS3! Castle Wars: Revamped
(Released:9 April 2013)
Castle Wars
28 March 2013 Dungeoneering dual-wield teaser 1

Dungeoneering dual-wield teaser 2

Dungeoneering dual-wield teaser 3
Dungeoneering dual-wield teaser 4

Dungeoneering dual-wield teaser 5

BTS46 - Beta News and Dungeoneering Dungeoneering Dual Wielding and Charming Imp Dungeoneering
22 March 2013
N/A
Wilderness Warbands teaser1

Wilderness Warbands teaser2
BTS45: Wilderness Warbands Wilderness Warbands Wilderness Warbands
9 March 2013
N/A
Easter 2013 teaser1

Easter 2013 teaser2
N/A Tribute to Guthix 2013 Spring event
19 February 2013 The World Wakes teaser 1

The World Wakes teaser 2

The World Wakes teaser 3

The World Wakes teaser 4

The World Wakes teaser 5
TWW Ring puzzle BTS42: The World Wakes! The World Wakes The World Wakes
7 February 2013 Slayer Tower teaser 1

Slayer Tower teaser 2

Slayer Tower teaser 3

Slayer Tower teaser 4

Slayer Tower teaser 5

Slayer Tower teaser 6

Slayer Tower teaser 7
Slayer Tower teaser 8 BTS #39 - Demon Contracts Slayer Tower: Revamped Slayer Tower
31 January 2013 Sinkholes teaser 1

Sinkholes teaser 2

Sinkholes teaser 3

Sinkholes teaser 4
N/A
BTS#38: RuneScape Dungeoneering D&D Sinkholes Sinkhole
26 January 2013
N/A
Demon Flash Mobs teaser BTS#37: Demon Flash Mobs! Demon Flash Mobs Demon Flash Mob
19 January 2013
N/A
Desert Tasks teaser 1 BTS#36: RuneScape QA and the Desert Diaries Desert Tasks Desert Tasks
4 January 2013 Kalphite King teaser 1

Kalphite King teaser 2

Kalphite King teaser 3

Kalphite King teaser 4

Kalphite King teaser 5

Kalphite King teaser 6

Kalphite King teaser 7

Kalphite King teaser 8

Kalphite King teaser 9

Kalphite King teaser 10

Kalphite King teaser 11

Kalphite King teaser 12
Kalphite King teaser 13

Kalphite King teaser 14

Kalphite King teaser 15
RuneScape BTS#34: The Kalphite King: The Hardest Boss? The Kalphite King
(Released: 2013
Kalphite King
22 December 2012 God Statues Hint 1

God Statues Hint 2

God Statues Hint 3

God Statues Hint 4
God Statues Hint 5

God Statues Hint 6
BTS#33: God Statues coming to RuneScape God Statues: Construction D&D
(Released: 2013
God Statues
15 December 2012 A Stray in a Manger teaser 1

A Stray in a Manger teaser 2

A Stray in a Manger teaser 3

A Stray in a Manger teaser 4
A Stray in a Manger teaser 2

Pets-fb-2

A Stray in a Manger teaser 5
BTS#31 - Christmas 2012 A Stray in a Manger
(Released: 2012
2012 Christmas event
5 December 2012 PoP teaser 1

PoP teaser 2

PoP teaser 3

PoP teaser 4

PoP teaser 5
PoP teaser 6

PoP teaser 7

PoP teaser 5

Pop teaser 8
BTS#30 - Own a shipping port in RuneScape! Player-Owned Ports
(Released: 2012
Player-owned ports
30 November 2012 Brink of Extinction teaser 1

Brink of Extinction teaser 2

Brink of Extinction teaser 3

Brink of Extinction teaser 4
Brink Of Extinction1

Brink Of Extinction2

Brink Of Extinction3
BTS#29 - The Brink of Extinction The Brink of Extinction - Grandmaster Quest
(Released: 2012
The Brink of Extinction
25 November 2012 Wizard&#039;s Tower Rework

Wizard&#039;s Tower Rework 2

Wizard&#039;s Tower Rework 3
Wizard&#039;s Tower Rework 4 BTS#27 - Introducing Ariane

BTS#28 - The Art and Sound of Ariane
Ariane Quest Double Bill
(Released: 2012
Rune Memories and Rune Mysteries
9 November 2012 Grave teaser 1

Grave teaser 2

Dungeoneering solo teaser 1

Dungeoneering solo teaser 2
N/A
BTS#26 - Solo Dungeoneering Dungeoneering XP & Gravestones
(Released: 2012
Dungeoneering and Gravestone
2 November 2012 Goblin Mine

Swamp Cave

Tears of guthix

Tears Of Guthix
N/A
BTS#25 - Tears of Guthix Tears of Guthix: Go with the Flow
(Released: 2012
Tears of Guthix
19 October 2012 Halloween 2012 teaser Halloween 2012 Hint

Halloween 2012 teaser
BTS#23 - Halloween 2012 Haunted Houses
(Released: 2012
2012 Halloween event
12 October 2012 Goblin Village teaser 1

Goblin Village teaser 2

Goblin Village teaser 3
Whats Mine is Yours teaser

Goblin Mob Hint
BTS#22 - Big Updates, Little People What's Mine is Yours
(Released: 2012
What's Mine is Yours
5 October 2012 King black dragon teaser 1


King black dragon teaser 2

King black dragon teaser 3

KBDHint

KBDHint2
BTS#21 - The new KBD, new dungeons & new drops!!! King Black Dragon & Dungeon Rework
(Released: 2012
King Black Dragon
28 September 2012 Festival of the Dead teaser Festival of the Dead teaser2

Solomon hairstyles
BTS 20 Festival of the Dead Festival of the Dead
(Released: 2 October 2012
Festival of the Dead
(Holiday event)
25 September 2012 Wolf costume teaser

Panda costume teaser
Kalphite Hat
N/A
N/A
Solomon's General Store
(New customisations)
21 September 2012 Ozan Quest teaser 1

Ozan Quest teaser 2

Ozan Quest teaser 3

Ozan Quest teaser 4

Ozan Quest teaser 5

Ozan Quest teaser 6

Ozan Quest teaser 7

Ozan Quest teaser 8

Ozan Quest

Ozan Quest Teaser

Al Kharid Rework
BTS#19: Two new quests, One new City
Ozan Quest Double Bill
(Released: 26 September 2012
Stolen Hearts and Diamond in the Rough
(Neq novice quests)
21 September 2012 Botany Bay teaser 1

Botany Bay teaser 2

Botany Bay teaser 3

Botany Bay teaser 4

Botany Bay teaser 5

Botany Bay hand crush BTS#17: Bot Judgement Day Botany Bay
(Released: 26 September 2012
Botany Bay
(New location)
1 September 2012
N/A
GodWarsRemasterdZamorak

GodWarsRemasteredArmaAgilPassage

GWD update hint 1 September 2012 Armadyl boss

GWD update hint 1 September 2012Bandos boss

GWD update hint 1 September 2012 Saradomin boss
BTS#16: God Wars Dungeon Update:God Wars: Remastered
(Released: 5 September 2012
God Wars Dungeon
(Graphical updates)

In-game

Main article: /in-game

Some hints or previews towards new content or updates of existing content are placed inside the game intentionally, making it not a leak, but, as it were, an in-game update hint.

Other hints

All of these images, with the exception of the ones showing bloom lighting effects, are found on [1]along with other images.

External links


References


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