|Released||25 December 2001|
|Examine||I need to pull this.|
|High alch||0 coins|
|Low alch||0 coins|
|Exchange||6,817 coins (info)|
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."
Reward[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.
This means that the average profit in GE terms for pulling a Christmas cracker is -4,148 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.
|Iron ore||5 (noted)||1/8.5||225||50|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Christmas crackers are infamous in RuneScape history, dating back to RuneScape Classic when they were first introduced to the game during the 2001 Christmas Event. Due to the fact this was the only time a supply of them was added to the game, they quickly became rare items worth hundreds of thousands to millions of gold in the years to come. While Christmas crackers varied wildly in perceived value, raising or dropping by millions of gold in just a few day's time, they typically went for substantially more than any individual partyhat in RuneScape 2 due to being rare items in and of themselves and also having the possibility of containing one of the more desired hats.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 12 October 2016. (Archived from the original on 15 May 2017.) Mod Ash: "Out of 128: 32 red, 28 yellow, 23 white, 20 green, 15 blue, 10 purple"
- Omustardo. "1337 Christmas Crackers Opened / Phat Rarity Rates." YouTube video. 30 Jun 2012.
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