The following is a list of confirmed upcoming updates, derived from official Jagex sources.
Confirmed updates[edit | edit source]
Updates in this section have either passed a poll or have been otherwise officially confirmed.
Forestry: The Way of the Forester (Second Batch)[edit | edit source]
First mentioned at the Winter Summit 2022, Forestry is an expansion to the Woodcutting skill that aims to make woodcutting "a more social experience". By carrying a forestry kit, players are able to encounter a Forestry event while cutting trees - such as chasing away poachers or rehoming bees. Rewards from Forestry include Leaves, a new currency that can be used to build special campfires or brew artisanal teas with buffs. It is planned to release in two batches. The first batch was released on the 28th of June 2023 and the second batch is planned to be released in September 2023.
Chambers of Xeric QoL changes[edit | edit source]
It is planned to release in autumn 2023.
Leagues IV: Trailblazer Reloaded[edit | edit source]
First mentioned at the Summer Summit 2023, the Trailblazer Reloaded League is the fourth league to be added to the game. Similar to the original Trailblazer League, Trailblazer Reloaded involves players starting in Misthalin and completing tasks to unlock regions of the map. However, Trailblazer Reloaded has additional features not present in the original Trailblazer League, including the ability to unlock Great Kourend and the Kebos Lowlands, a complete revamp of tasks and relics, and static rank thresholds.
It is planned to release in winter 2023.
Varlamore[edit | edit source]
The first part of Varlamore, which includes Civitas illa Fortis, the Avium Savannah, and Ralos' Rise, is planned to release in 2024. Content within the first part will include three quests, the Fortis Colosseum (which is based off of the Tasakaal Trials from the April 2022 Game Jam), the Hunter Guild, and a new dungeon with a handful of demi-bosses meant to introduce players to various PvM mechanics.
Sailing[edit | edit source]
First mentioned at the Winter Summit 2022, a 24th skill may be added to the game as a result of having passed a poll. Unlike the three previously proposed skills (Artisan, Sailing, and Warding), the potential 24th skill will be created entirely as a result of community feedback throughout 2023 from beginning to end, as outlined in this blog post.
"Mid-level PvM update"[edit | edit source]
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.
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]