Sins of the Father glitch

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A player's equipped items after the 4 June update, after having had twisted ancestral items equipped.

The Sins of the Father glitch was a major glitch that occurred on 4 June 2020. At 9:30am UTC, Old School RuneScape was updated to add Darkmeyer to the game, along with its associated quest Sins of the Father. Shortly after, players began reporting issues with their items, including the twisted ancestral kit items disappearing and being replaced by other items.[1]

Jagex acknowledged the bug 10 minutes later, and then initiated a rollback to the game, reverting player data to a state just before the update happened.[2][3] This marked the third time a rollback was performed for Old School RuneScape after the coin pouch glitch on 12 July 2018 and twisted bow glitch on 28 February 2019.

The bug was caused by a bad code merge resulting in incorrect item definitions.[4]

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  1. vehirongaming. twisted ancestral kit bugged?. 4 June 2020. (Archived from the original on 4 June 2020.)*
  2. Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 4 June 2020. (Archived from the original on 4 June 2020.) Old School RuneScape: "We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience, due to a problem with players' save games we're turning the game off temporarily. We're just as excited for Darkmeyer as you are, and we're working the bring the game back online as soon as possible."
  3. Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 4 June 2020. (Archived from the original on 4 June 2020.) Old School RuneScape: "We're going to rollback the game which will mean it remains offline for a few hours. We'll keep you updated throughout. We'd like to apologise again, and we greatly appreciate your patience whilst we resolve this issue."
  4. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 4 June 2020. (Archived from the original on 6 June 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yeah - as many players actually saw, the update corrupted some item definitions, meaning players had the wrong stuff after the update."