4rsgold Halloween 2016


Become the evil laboratory assistant that you’ve always dreamt of being in this free-to-play, repeatable Halloween event.

Join Dr Fenkenbrain for four D&D-type activities as you help create a monster. Then, explore the outskirts of a darkened Falador as you gather the parts to make your very own mechanical pet.

Find out all the details in this news post along with any other announcements and stream info.

Halloween Event 2016


None. This event is entirely free to play.


There are no special stat requirements or gear, but there might be…complications...so bringing a little food might be a good idea.

How to start

Head to a new portal outside the Invention Guild, north-east of Falador, and zip through to Dark Falador.

Build a Monster

Meet up with your old pal Dr Fenkenbrain on the other side of the Halloween portal and talk to him to begin.

Lend the doc a hand (and probably a few more body parts to boot) as you work to create a replacement for his failed zombies.

There are four activities to take part in every day – body-part sorting, driving a conveyor belt with a bicycle, divine entanglement and generator charging.

The doc assures us that any deaths that may incur will be safe ones – so have fun!


Helping to build the monster will earn you grey matter which you can use to buy Halloween-themed rewards from Dr Fenkenbrain.

These include a lightning rod hat, a creeptastic pet and the “Mad Professor” title.

Upon your first completion of this year’s event, you will also be rewarded with last year’s Halloween emotes and music, if you missed those.

You can repeat this year’s event as much as you like to earn more grey matter, but you will earn the most on your first completion each day. Note that the concluding stage of the event also only occurs on your first completion of the day.

Mechanical Spider Pet Hunt

When you’re done, explore the area outside of Fenkenbrain’s lab to locate eight pieces of a mechanical spider pet. Assemble them and you’ll be able to purchase the pet in the event’s reward shop.

This event will run for two weeks until update on November 7th.

Patch Notes

Patch notes for today’s update can be found on the forum.

This week’s live streams

Watch streams and find a full schedule over on the Twitch channel. Check the YouTube channel, too, for videos you may have missed.

Tuesday, October 25th| 16:00 Game Time | Ninja Q&A

This week, we give to the floor to our Ninja team – the kings of Quality of Life updates, quick fixes and seasonal content. Expect an update on Bounty Hunter, as well as other projects the Ninjas are working on. We'll also have a special extended Ninja Quickfire session, so post us all of your niggling suggestions!

Post any questions you have in the forum thread, on Reddit, or by using the #RSQA hashtag on Twitter.

Tuesday, October 25th| 17:00 Game Time | The Loot from 5,000 Hard Clue Scrolls

Welcome to Cluetober! This week, we’ll be showing you the loot from 5,000 hard clue scrolls. Join us from 17:00 UTC for all the fun.

Friday, October 28th | 20:00 Game Time | Update preview with Mod Shauny

Find out what you can expect from Monday’s patches and more with Mod Shauny this Friday night.

In Other News

Elite Skilling Outfits Update

In case you have not seen it, be sure to head over to the forums for an update post on Elite Skilling Outfits and how they will work.

WIN: A life-sized Golden Scythe!

This October, we’re asking for you to tell us a pint-sized scary story.

Get your creative juices flowing for your chance to win a life-sized Golden Scythe, as part of our 15th birthday celebrations. Find out how you can get involved on the forums.

Have a spooky week!