‘RuneScape’ brings back one of its rarest in-game items for its 20th anniversary
Developer Jagex dives into its RuneScape archives to bring back “the rarest object of its 20 years of history” – a golden party hat.
In a new event that runs from now through January 3, 2022, players will be able to get their hands on a new take on the classic “Party Hat“, an item that was initially only available at a Christmas event in 2001. Initially available in red, yellow, green, blue, purple or white, RuneScape The quest “The Golden Party Hat Hunt” will allow players to unlock one of the most wanted cosmetics in a metallic sheen.
As Party Hats were originally only available in limited numbers for a short time and have since been discontinued, any player lucky enough to have one can sell them for billions of in-game coins. the hats are purely decorative and offer no stat bonuses, they are currently the most expensive item on the Grand Exchange, peaking at 2.1 billion gold in 2015.
To get their hands on – or head for – a Golden Party Hat, players will need to complete “various objectives” and earn eight Gold Shards for their efforts. Once all eight have been collected, they can be combined into a golden party hat. However, not only is the event time-limited, but only one Golden Hat can be crafted per player. Like their 2001 predecessors, Jagex says of the Golden Hats that “after the deadline, they’ll never be available to win again!”
It remains to be seen whether the new item disrupts the economy of the game and decreases the value of existing party hats or becomes an even more premium new item. Jagex will mark the occasion anyway, turning the Grand Exchange game location into a “Golden Party Hat winter wonderland”.
The golden hat is the crowning (sorry) of RuneScape 20th anniversary celebrations throughout the year. The launch alongside the return of the partyhat event is the fourth and final part of the anniversary quest, Once upon a time, operating all year round.
Well titled Final, the chapter is described as “the conclusion of the adventure that explores the past, present and future of RuneScape and ends the story of Relomia, the antagonist of the quest.”
Final will see players visit three locations – the Dark Knight Fortress, the Gateway to the World, and Kami-Shima Island – which may present glimpses of potential futures. Completing the chapter will reward players with “four quest points, a new T5 magic die, the penultimate unlocked reward track from the May Quest Point Trailer, a Medium XP Lamp, the Shadow Rip Home cosmetic replacement Relomia Teleport, Two Treasure Hunter Keys âandâ Another Surprise to Discover â.
Elsewhere, classic RPG the trigger of a stopwatch gets a brand new soundtrack album in early 2022 to see the beloved game score arranged for a jazz performance.