Crack the Clue II

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Crack the Clue II is a clue-seeker event which was officially announced after the 6th birthday stream on 22 February 2018. It is a sequel to the original Crack the Clue event, which will stay in-game indefinitely as well.

Similar to the last clue-seeker event, over the course of the next couple of weeks we will be releasing hints to help Crack the Clue. These clues will be solvable in game allowing you to unlock a piece of a brand-new set of cosmetic gear!


Once all clues have been released, the information they provide can be combined to create an especially challenging mystery. The first player to successfully solve it will be forever commemorated in the game. All players who are able to complete the clue will also receive the final piece of equipment to complete the set!

 
— Newspost announcing the event

Completion of each clue will grant players pieces of the ornate armour.

Week 1[edit | edit source]

The first clue was released on 22 February 2019:

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The map leads the player by the sea southeast of Rimmington and just northwest of the chapel. A spade and a pie dish are required to obtain the items.

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Solving this clue will grant the player a pair of ornate gloves and ornate boots.

Week 2[edit | edit source]

The second clue was released on 28 February 2019:

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The map leads the player by the entrance to the air altar south of Falador. A spade and a raw herring are required to obtain the items.

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Solving this clue will grant the player a pair of ornate legs.

Week 3[edit | edit source]

The third clue was released on 8 March 2019:

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The map leads the player east of the Black Knights' Fortress. Players must perform the Shrug and Cheer emotes in succession; no items are needed.

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Solving this clue will grant the player an ornate top.

Week 4[edit | edit source]

The fourth clue was released on 14 March 2019:

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The map leads the player just outside the Chaos Temple in the Wilderness. A spade and a goblin mail are required to obtain the items.

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Solving this clue will grant the player an ornate cape.

Final clue[edit | edit source]

The final clue is solved by combining elements from the previous four clues.

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In-game riddles, revealed from the previous four clues[1], include performing the Bow, Yes and Clap emotes in succession while being next to various NPCs:

  • Sir Tiffy Cashien: "Ah, you must be one of us. I must share this information with you: 40,41;1,6;49;12;1,2;37,41;45;89,75;16,20;103"
  • Cook in the Jolly Boar Inn: "342, null:305, 56. You do not know me."
  • Westernmost banker in the western Falador bank: "Stop it, don't be so obvious. In the mysterious tongue, remember: O ocaaaa acac acaaaa acabac cacac acaaaa acabca aa aacac ocach acaj cachba aaj cach."
  • Captain Dalbur: "You have come to the right place. At the center I must go, 5 paces towards the circle of stone, then one more to the city of kings and find the treasure of my kins."

Solving the riddles will reveal that the player must perform the Bow, Yes and Clap emotes in succession between some trees south of Varrock, east of the stone circle. They also must have nothing equipped and only have a plain pizza, a wooden shield and cheese in their inventory.

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Solving this clue will grant the player the ornate helm. If the correct conditions are met, the Mysterious Old Man will appear, telling the player "Here, take this. But tell no one I was here." Otherwise, he will appear and tell the player "I'm sorry, but you are no use to me."

Teaser[edit | edit source]

The teaser shown at the end of the email.

The event was first teased via a player's Old School Monthly Retrospective email (if they've opted in via "Email and Communication Preferences" in the Account Settings on the website).

When all of the pieces were correctly placed, it made the image "22nd". In addition, if a player attempted to view the image directly (ex. by using the inspect element function on various browsers), the file was revealed to be named "CtC2teaser2.png"

The event was also confirmed via the notes for Version 177.3.2 of Old School RuneScape Mobile on the App Store:

Join thousands of players attempting to unearth the hidden treasure scattered across Gielinor. The first person to solve all 5 clues will earn a special in-game reward. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for the weekly clues!

"Leaked" clues[edit | edit source]

The false clue.

During the birthday stream on 22 February, players discovered the first clue via url guessing and successfully solved the clue before the event was officially announced.

On 26 February, players discovered the second clue using the same method, but was not successfully solved by anyone. When asked about the clue in the weekly Q&A the next day, Mod Mat K stated that players would know it was not a real clue had they actually solved it, intending to mislead players who attempted to prematurely obtain the real clue:

What you needed to do, is you needed to take this probability calculation and put it into the right distribution, which is the Poisson distribution, which, as we all know, is French for fish. Anyway, you'd come out with an RGB code, which was red. And the solution is a red fish. A red herring. And you guys couldn't even get that, and you think you're gonna solve Crack the Clue? I don't think so!
 
— Mod Mat K
  1. https://twitter.com/RealMatK/status/1225178423796125699