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February 21, 2022 - This Week In RuneScape: World Map Ninja Strike & DXP LIVE Continues!

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This Week In RuneScape: World Map Ninja Strike & DXP LIVE Continues!

This Week In RuneScape: World Map Ninja Strike & DXP LIVE Continues!

This update deploys at 11:00 Game Time today, February 21st. As the Update is deployed, the servers will remain offline for approx 30 minutes as we perform some additional server maintenance.

Not all who wander are lost, but sometimes it’s good to take a long hard look at the ol’ World Map and find your bearings. Well, for the first time ever this week, said map is the focus of its own Ninja Strike! Plus, we’re finally able to reveal the magnificent Abyssal Creatures that will be making your life a misery from February 28th. Better train that Slayer skill, quick!

Ninja Strike: World Map
Cartography by Ninjas

The Ninjas have swooped in to make the World Map a more useful resource in your day-to-day play. Where would we be without them eh? (Lost, obviously).

Changes include:

  • A massive overhaul of gathering tooltips, meaning tons more information e.g. roll over a Woodcutting resource and instead of just saying ‘Rare Tree’ it will now list the specific type and required level to cut it.
  • Updates to trees/forests, Fishing spots, Divination colonies/rifts and Farming patches.
  • Graphical updates to Fishing spots, so they’re more clearly visible in the water.

Check out the Patch Notes for more info!

Abyssal Slayer Creatures Revealed!
Meet your new best enemies...

Here are the new creatures you'll be facing down on February 28th! They’re absolutely dying to meet you…

Head down to Senntisten and take on swarming Savages, Beasts that drain life, and the cunning Abyssal Lords which summon minions in their multitudes. They’ll emerge from the breach slavering for blood, and you’ll need 95, 105 and 115 Slayer to dispatch them.

It’s worth the fight, because the rewards include an old favourite in a very exciting new form. Yup, get ready to snap those baddies into shape: It’s the Abyssal Whip 2.0!

Now a Tier 92 weapon, this iconic mainhand weapon isn’t the only awesome item that’s up for grabs. Why not read all the juicy details in our dedicated blog?

Double XP: LIVE
Seven days remain to train!

Don’t forget to use your 48 hours of Double XP before 12:00 Game Time on February 28th. You can use it on any skill. Plus, you can pause the timer whenever you like for maximum benefit!

Obviously it’s up to you how you use it, but remember that you’ll need to train Slayer to 95/105/115 to take on those Abyssal nasties mentioned above. Need some tips? Check out Protoxx's guide below for maximising those gains over the next week!

Ready to get skilling? Find all the info here.

Event: War's Reckoning
Make the most of War's buffs

It’s also the final week to enjoy the benefits of War’s Reckoning – of which there are many!

From Double Slayer and Reaper points to the new Safe Deaths (like Free Deaths, but even more convenient) there are tons of ways to get ready for those Abyssal Creatures.

Make sure you head down to War’s Retreat and get buffed before February 28th. Find out more about War’s Reckoning in our February blog.

Upcoming Livestreams
News and fun, live from the J-Mod team

Wednesday, February 23rd | 17:00 Game Time | DXP Skill & Chill

It wouldn't be Double XP: LIVE without a Skill & Chill Mod Hangout! Come and train along with us as we chat about all things RuneScape.

See you on Twitch!

Patch Notes
Fixes and improvements in this week's game update


  • Woodcutting trees, Fishing spot, Divination colony and Farming patch resource icons on the map now display site-specific information in their tooltip, and their skill guide now lists the major locations where they can be gathered, similar to Mining and Archaeology.
  • Removed Woodcutting, Fishing, Mining and Divination Training icons from the key, as they're no longer in use and can be added in future as site-specific icons.
  • The Rare Tree key now toggles Magic Trees and above. Added separate Uncommon Tree toggle for lower-level trees (now including Willows).
  • Most Fishing spots have been graphically updated to higher contrast models, so you can see them in the water more easily.
  • The default tooltip heading and body text for generic icons has been updated to a larger font.
  • When opening the map, the default position is once again the centre of the surface map (Lumbridge), rather than the top-right corner of the map (Anachronia).


  • Hitbox accuracy reverted to original behaviour.
  • Improved the app connection handling on initial launch.
  • Fixed a bug where fire walls in the Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza minigame were invisible.
  • Fixed an issue which was causing the player to appear the wrong colour during Vorago and Kalphite King battles.
  • Applied a change that should hopefully prevent a broadcast message from appearing repeatedly in the chat window.


  • Ancient Casket items will no longer be lost if confirmation of abandonment is not accepted.
  • Wearing Necronium, Bane, or Elder Rune equipment until they degrade to a broken state will no longer result in a force-remove the items if the Backpack and Bank are both full.
  • Reaper Points are now correctly deducted from an account upon purchase of the Mahjarrat Aura.
  • Reward UI is now displayed in full-screen mode on mobile devices.
  • The Furnace perk is no longer active when mining Crystal-Flecked Sandstone.
  • Quickchat for Dwarf Multicannon upgrade kits now mentions the correct item.
  • Fixed an issue where Previous and Next arrows in the Book of the Underworld could be clicked through.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Cavern Chill debuff to disappear when reviving in the Living Wyverns Cavern.
  • Fixed an issue where Bones to Bananas and Bones to Peaches did not highlight with Mage Arena Bones in the inventory.
  • Fixed an unwalkable tile in Port Sarim.
  • Fixed an issue with additional action bars overlapping the World Map.
  • Fixed a typo on the Har-Aken and Jad Reaper portals.
  • Fixed seasonal Oddments that were not appearing correctly in the Marketplace.
  • Mobile: A reworked interface for slain Barrows Brothers has been implemented.
The latest goings-on from our community

Community Showcase

The wonderful folks over at SupportScape, FashionScape and ScreenieScape joined together to celebrate Valentine's Day in their recent 'Share the Love' event. Brb, sighing dreamily...



















A special shoutout to the following Discord users for capturing it all!

AWeeRedPanda, oh Lily ♡, Pippyspot, Nitain & Zoo(Hackr)




















Pink Skirts Events

Each week the Pink Skirts put on a selection of fun activities that everyone can join. Here are the main events this week:

Skill 'n' Chill

  • Hosted by: MadClikr and the Lil Tuzzies Clan
  • Date/Time: Monday, February 21st, 23:00 Gametime
  • World: 85
  • Location: Burthorpe Bank
  • FC: Lil Tuzzies

Nex - Angel of Death

  • Hosted by: Pippyspot and Boss Guild
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 25th, 20:00 Gametime
  • World: 88
  • Location: God Wars Dungeon – Ancient Prison
  • FC: Boss Guild

Stealing Creation

  • Hosted by: Lady Spyra, RinToyama29, and Fast SC
  • Date/Time: Saturday, February 26th, 22:00 Gametime
  • World: 99
  • Location: Stealing Creation Lobby
  • FC: Fast SC

If these don't take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. There’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy!

- The RuneScape Team


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