RuneScape has unveiled its Christmas Season Update, bringing a plethora of festive activities and new features to the game. Players can dive into the Christmas Village and participate in a new seasonal quest, aiding Santa in the Land of Snow to build up Christmas Spirit. This includes helping snow imps decorate the cities of Varrock, Lumbridge, and Falador, with players collecting Christmas Spirit to exchange for items in the seasonal store. Additionally, players can collect and deliver letters to Santa each week, earning Nice Points and a chance to win the coveted Black partyhat.
Beyond the Christmas Village, RuneScape offers additional seasonal events, including a Wrapping Paper event and an Advent Calendar, complemented by weekly buffs to enhance the gameplay experience.
In a unique merchandising move, RuneScape introduces a limited edition glow-in-the-dark plushie of Omen, the Necromancy pet. This collectible item is available for pre-order until December 13th and is set to ship in March 2024. This special edition plushie, standing 16 cm high and super soft, is expected to be a one-off production, making it a must-have for collectors and fans alike.
For those seeking more RuneScape-themed merchandise, the game’s store offers Black Friday deals and new product lines. Highlights include a free Black Matt Max Cape Keyring for orders over a certain amount, along with holiday bundles, Angels Scapes lines, and popular partyhat keyrings, providing a wealth of gift options for the festive season.
The update also includes the “Loot Rooms” event, starting November 27th and ending December 3rd, where players can earn bigger drops of wrapping paper from the Snowy Chest.
Furthermore, the update brings several game fixes and improvements, such as changes to Vorkath’s Spikes buy limit, tweaks to the Battle of Forinthry boss fight, and updates to various abilities and equipment. These adjustments are aimed at enhancing the overall gameplay and balancing the game’s mechanics.
Lastly, the interface and aesthetics of the game have also received attention. Updates include a modernized UI for Spencer the Imp, clearer signpost texts, and the removal of the Blue Present from the game’s environment, along with the reintroduction of Portable Stations in Fort Forinthry’s Workshop.
This comprehensive update promises to bring both joy and excitement to RuneScape players during the festive season, combining traditional game elements with new and innovative features.