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 Red partyhat 1 Common (32/128)[1] 5,331
Yellow partyhat.png Yellow partyhat 1 Common (28/128)[1] 3,962
White partyhat.png White partyhat 1 Common (23/128)[1] 5,468
Green partyhat.png Green partyhat 1 Common (20/128)[1] 4,802
Blue partyhat.png Blue partyhat 1 Common (15/128)[1] 21,409
Purple partyhat.png Purple partyhat 1 Uncommon (10/128)[1] 5,073

This means that the average profit in GE terms for pulling a Christmas cracker is -14,554 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 Chocolate bar 1 Common (~1/5.2) 71
Silver bar.png Silver bar 1 Common (~1/7.6) 93
Spinach roll.png Spinach roll 1 Common (~1/8) 43
Iron ore.png Iron ore 5 (noted) Common (~1/8.5) 735
Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 1 Common (~1/8.6) 241
Holy symbol.png Holy symbol 1 Common (~1/11.7) 215
Silk.png Silk 1 Common (~1/12.2) 23
Gold ring.png Gold ring 1 Common (~1/13.9) 107
Black dagger.png Black dagger 1 Common (~1/24.3) 76
Law rune.png Law rune 1 Uncommon (~1/25.3) 282

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAudN2ui_iE