Runescape Winter Weekends (2016)


Winter Weekends (2016)

Winter Weekends are a series of events that take place over weekends in December 2016 and January 2017, beginning on 2 December 2016 and ending on 9 January 2017. All events except for the Ports week will start at 12:00 GMT on Friday and finish at 12:00 GMT on Monday.

Weekend 1: The Arc

2-5 December 2016

Half price supplies.

Chance not to deplete uncharted isles resources while harvesting.

Additional 2 daily contracts which are free to reroll.

These additional contracts reset at noon instead of with the regular contracts at midnight.

2 orokami spawn instead of 1 on Uncharted Isles.

Weekend 2: Skilling

9-12 December 2016

Double XP and reputation at Artisan's Workshop.

Increased node spawns and double reward points at Runespan.

Bonus chance of jewelled statuettes while wearing a ring of wealth and doubled chance of sceptre of the gods and black ibis while at Pyramid Plunder.

Enriched divination nodes spawn every 10 minutes.

Fishing spots stay in place twice as long.

Divination wisps last twice as long.

Mining nodes and trees replenish twice as quickly.

+50% base Big Chinchompa XP.

This affected both the experience soporith moths and trading competence points for experience at Nyriki Tapio's Reward Shop.

Weekend 3: Bossing and Slayer

16-19 December 2016

Increased chance of rare drops and enhanced ring of wealth.

Rare drops referred to the drops the rare .

The chance to obtain the better drops rare was increased, and the better drops were doubled in amount.

Enhanced ring of wealth meant that the ring caused rare drops to appear more commonly.

Rare drops bosses were not affected.

Charm drops give one more charm than normal.

50% increased base slayer experience.

All Slayer assignments are treated as using a Slayer VIP ticket.

10% cheaper instance fees.

Extra training points Boss Training.

Each player counting for training points gave two points for a kill.

Ability to loot Mazcab Raids once per day.

The Mazcab Raid Lock was reset at the start of the weekend, and continued to reset daily at midnight after that.

Weekend 4: Clue scrolls

23-26 December 2016

1 free reroll per clue scroll per day.

Gilly Willikers will give you a free clue scroll per day (starting at noon). Type dependent on total level:

37-1,400 total levels: easy

1,401-2,000 total levels: medium

2,001-2,500 total levels: hard

2,501+ total levels: elite

Each clue scrolls completed will earn a festive box containing festive food and has a chance of containing one of the following items:

Slayer VIP tickets

Silverhawk down

Tight springs


Experience lamps and stars

Improve chance to get clue scrolls drops and pickpocketing.

Weekend 5: Minigames

30 December 2016 - 2 January 2017

+1 Castle Wars gold ticket per game.

Extra 600 daily bonus points in Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza.

Double points Pest Control/Conquest.

Double Bonus XP and gamble rewards in Barbarian Assault.

Bosses killed in Dominion Tower count as two for the purposes of reward unlocks.

Double points Stealing Creation.

Double zeal Soul Wars.

+1 medals Fish Flingers.


31 December 2016 - 8 January 2017

25 voyages per day instead of 15.

All player-owned ports voyages return 30% extra resources or trade goods.

Ability to get The Barmaid's special voyage on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Thursdays.

Weekend 6: Dungeoneering

6-9 January 2017

Double tokens regular Dungeoneering and Sinkholes.

base Sinkholes lamp XP increased by 50%.