Christmas cracker

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A player pulling a Christmas cracker.

Christmas crackers are trade-able holiday items that can be obtained by completing one of the Christmas holiday events that occur once per year. This also rewards the player with all other holiday items associated with Christmas.

Previously, they were obtained by using the clues given by Jagex through various means (forums, Twitter, etc) and giving a specific set of items to an NPC. This event started on 1 September 2013 and lasted until 7 September, with one clue being shown every day. Players could only receive a Christmas cracker for the clue given that day. If a player participated for all 7 days, they would have gotten 7 crackers. If a player tried to do a clue from a previous day, the specified NPC would not accept the items.

Crackers can be pulled by using them on another player. It's important to note that the owner of the cracker is not guaranteed to be the one to obtain the items. If an Iron Man attempts to open a cracker it will display the message "You are an Iron Man. You stand alone."

Loot[edit | edit source]

Held within the cracker is a partyhat and one other item or a stack of items, such as some coins, runes, or weapons. To open it, it must be used with another player. Upon opening, the player who had the cracker and the player it was used on each have a 50/50 chance to receive a randomly coloured party hat, while the other player gets the other item.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Red partyhat.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Red partyhat with rarity Common in quantity 1 Red partyhat 1 Common (32/128)[1] 4,761
Yellow partyhat.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Yellow partyhat with rarity Common in quantity 1 Yellow partyhat 1 Common (28/128)[1] 3,725
White partyhat.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item White partyhat with rarity Common in quantity 1 White partyhat 1 Common (23/128)[1] 5,115
Green partyhat.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Green partyhat with rarity Common in quantity 1 Green partyhat 1 Common (20/128)[1] 4,108
Blue partyhat.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Blue partyhat with rarity Common in quantity 1 Blue partyhat 1 Common (15/128)[1] 21,077
Purple partyhat.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Purple partyhat with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Purple partyhat 1 Uncommon (10/128)[1] 4,850

This means that the average profit in GE terms for pulling a Christmas cracker is -16,764 based on Grand Exchange prices.

The chances below are calculated per cracker (not taking into account splitting with the other player), using a sample size of 1337 crackers.[2]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chocolate bar.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Chocolate bar with rarity Common in quantity 1 Chocolate bar 1 Common (~1/5.2) 50
Silver bar.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Silver bar with rarity Common in quantity 1 Silver bar 1 Common (~1/7.6) 108
Spinach roll.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Spinach roll with rarity Common in quantity 1 Spinach roll 1 Common (~1/8) 84
Iron ore.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Iron ore with rarity Common in quantity 5 (noted) Iron ore 5 (noted) Common (~1/8.5) 535
Chocolate cake.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Chocolate cake with rarity Common in quantity 1 Chocolate cake 1 Common (~1/8.6) 231
Holy symbol.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Holy symbol with rarity Common in quantity 1 Holy symbol 1 Common (~1/11.7) 228
Silk.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Silk with rarity Common in quantity 1 Silk 1 Common (~1/12.2) 26
Gold ring.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Gold ring with rarity Common in quantity 1 Gold ring 1 Common (~1/13.9) 125
Black dagger.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Black dagger with rarity Common in quantity 1 Black dagger 1 Common (~1/24.3) 100
Law rune.png: Christmas cracker can drop the item Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Law rune 1 Uncommon (~1/25.3) 198

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 October 2016. Mod Ash: "Out of 128: 32 red, 28 yellow, 23 white, 20 green, 15 blue, 10 purple"
  2. Omustardo. "1337 Christmas Crackers Opened / Phat Rarity Rates." YouTube Video. 30 Jun 2012.