Upcoming updates

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The following is a list of confirmed upcoming updates, derived from official Jagex sources.

Official Jagex Sources for Old School RuneScape

Confirmed updates[edit | edit source]

Updates in this section have either passed a poll or have been otherwise officially confirmed.

Upgrading official game client[edit | edit source]

On 15 June 2021, Jagex released a blog to announce changes being implemented onto the official Steam Client to match its general usability with the more popular third-party clients, such as RuneLite. These are typically features that are widely used on third-party clients as separate plugins, such as ground tile markers and on-screen infoboxes, as well as unique features, such as zooming the minimap. The changes are rolled out gradually.

Poison dynamite[edit | edit source]

On 10 February 2022, Jagex released a blog which included details about a new untradeable item, created from dynamite and three cave nightshade, as a replacement for the patched "spawn hitting" technique which allowed players to kill certain NPCs without gaining any combat experience.

  • Poison dynamite can be lit and deployed with a tinderbox, exploding after 5 ticks and dealing between 0 and 4 damage upon successfully hitting an NPC standing on the dynamite, with a chance to poison. Only one dynamite can be deployed at a time.
  • Poison dynamite cannot damage other players.
  • Poison dynamite rolls off the player's highest accuracy stat against the enemy's appropriate defence stat (ie. if the player's highest accuracy stat was Ranged, it would roll against the enemy's Ranged defence)
  • Lighting poison dynamite gives a small amount of Firemaking experience. A higher Firemaking level increases accuracy only if it is above the combat accuracy roll.

An open beta to test Poison dynamite is planned to be hosted a few weeks after the launch of Tombs of Amascut on 24 August 2022.

Planned updates[edit | edit source]

Updates in this section have been revealed or widely accepted by the Old School Team and are very likely to be polled in the near future.

Refreshed looks of Great Kourend[edit | edit source]

Mod West, an artist at Jagex, has expressed desire to rework and rearrange some locations belonging to Great Kourend, in order for them to feel more inclusive and immersive. Hosidius and Shayzien have previously been redesigned, on 23 May 2019 and 16 June 2021 respectively. At the moment, Arceuus and Lovakengj are pending.

Moreover, the update to Shayzien did not introduce, alongside it, any new concept or redesign of the Catacombs of Kourend, as West had previously proposed through his social media, where his initial concept featured a reduction in the variety of foes, which at the same time would have gotten rid of some NPCs that "didn't quite fit", like cyclopes.[confirmation needed]