The Summer Beach Party has returned to Lumbridge Crater once again, making it the place to be until the 12th September.
Along with your old favourites, there's a new Treasure Map feature for daily free items, as well as two new activities: Terrorbird Racing and Hook-a-Duck, for Agility and Hunter XP respectively.
Be sure to check out the newest addition to Solomon's Store, too: the Satyr Outfit.
Finally, catch Mod Osborne talking live at Gamescom on 17th August at 15:00 UTC (game time) on the Twitch Main Channel!
Welcome to the Beach
The fun, XP-giving passtimes from last year's Beach Party have returned , along with some awesome new additions.
NEW - Terrorbird Races
Complete laps as quickly as you can for maximum Agility XP and a chance to be on the hiscores page, viewable by clicking on the start gate.
Pick up a terrorbird mount by the starting gate to get started, or use your (now recolourable) April Fools' terrorbird mount.
Races start on the hour. Good luck!
NEW - Hook-a-Duck
Wield a rod and hook a duck for Hunter XP.
The raging crustacean spawns every 45 minutes after the hour. Her damage scales to your current life points, so everyone can dive in and help drive her back.
Of course, the summer fun from last year returns. Whatever you fancy training, there's something for you:
Sandcastles – Construction XP
Rock pool fishing – Fishing XP
Barbecues – Cooking XP
Coconut gathering/depositing – Farming XP
Coconut shy – Ranged XP
Beachball rolling – Agility XP
Muscle beach – Strength XP
Every 15 minutes one of the XP-giving activities will be spotlighted, yielding +10% XP. Please note that the spotlighted activity varies from world to world.
You can keep earning XP until your temperature gauge fills up completely, although this can be reset up to three times a day by consuming ice creams.
Please note that Ironman players earn 50% less XP for participating in beach activities.
JMods can activate Happy Hour on the beach to really get the party started. Happy Hour will spotlight all beach activities except for Terrorbird Racing and will freeze all temperature gauges, earning you a bonus hour of beach skilling!
Treasure Map | Daily Rewards
The Treasure Map is a new feature which you can use to collect handy items each day from 16th August until 11th September.
Speak to Reyna in Lumbridge Crater to collect the map, then click it in your inventory to get started.
The interface will update each day to show another cross on the map, which can be clicked to claim the treasure.
There's also the option to use a Bond to claim any prizes you have missed – see the right-hand side of the interface.
Note that using the Bond option also allows you to claim any prizes you may miss later in the event, as they are released, up until the event ends. You will never need to use more than one Bond to unlock missed Treasure Map items.
There are a number of useful items that you can earn by fighting Clawdia and participating in other beach activities:
Ice cream: This tradeable, consumable item resets a full temperature gauge to 0. You can use up to three per day.
Anti-sun potion: Also tradeable, this item gives a +5% boost to any XP earned through beach activities and any other training on the beach. The effect lasts for 24 hours of real time.
Cocktails: These come in four fruity flavours, each boosting XP gain in a different group of skills – combat, artisan, gathering and support. By drinking more of the same type, you can stack the XP boost up to 10%. The effect lasts for 30 minutes of logged-in time.
Please note: These items will be removed from game on the 3rd October.
There's also a rare chance to get tradeable tokens that can be redeemed for one of several new beach items. Please note: The tokens will become untradeable at the end of this year.
Shark Fin Lifeguard chair hat
Clawdia wings Duck ring
Sand Dunk resting animation Ice lolly wand
Hacky Sack resting animation Water balloon launcher
Conga eel whip Coral sword
Coral dagger Starfish pet
Puffer fish pet
These items can also be purchased from the vendors around the beach for RuneCoins, as can challenge gems, dwarven challenge barrels, party packs and masterwork music boxes.
Finally, there's a bunch of secret rewards available for fulfilling certain conditions on the beach. Have fun discovering them!
Satyr Outfit | Solomon's Store
Head to Solomon's General Store now and pick up the Satyr Outfit.
The new Satyr Outfit in action!
As with the Flourishing Fairy Outfit which we released last month, the Satyr Outfit is designed with recolourable sections and comes with a teleport animation.
Grab it from Solomon's Store now!
Top up that tan, eat those ice creams and - most importantly - have fun!
The RuneScape Team
See the patch notes for further details on this week's update.
Mod Osborne | Live at Gamescom
Our very own Mod Osborne will be at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on 17th August, talking all about the Eastern Lands and how our community helped them come into being.
Tune into Twitch from 15:00 UTC (game time) to watch!
Live Streams This Week
Each week we live stream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed. Watch them now!
This week, it's time to check out a first look at our 19 new Skilling Pets, coming next week!
Tuesday, August 16th | 16:00 Game Time | Skilling Pets Q&A
They're a much-anticipated update, and we've brought it forward a week so you can enjoy them earlier!
But we know there have been a lot of questions about Gielinor's newest pets.
Watch from 16:00 Game Time to find out more about what we have planned. Ask your questions on our forums, Reddit, or by using #RSQA on Twitter!
Friday, August 19th | 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!
Sunday, August 21st| 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!