RuneScape raising skill caps, clans coming to Old School

RuneScape developer Jagex has confirmed that two of its player skills will be expanded in a future update coming later this year. The maximum level cap for both Farming and Herblore will soon be raised from 99 to 120 with new available activities and items to produce.

Introduced way back in 2005, RuneScape’s Farming skill will soon allow players to build their own agriculture command centre, letting you remotely tend to your crops without needing to travel between Gielinor’s various plots. A new type of tree, the Bloodwood, will also be available to cultivate.

Meanwhile, Herblore – one of the game’s original skills – will also be expanded before 2020. You’ll be able to gather magical reagents and concoct a bevy of new potions including “Extreme Poison”, “Powerbust”, and “Extreme Overload”.

These brand new brews are among RuneScape’s strongest according to Jagex though they will only last for a very short length of time. Veteran herbalists will also be able to craft bombs which can be used in combat to dole out some hefty area damage to enemy mobs.

At RuneFest 2019, Jagex also announced a number of additional new features and future content drops for both the modern and Old School versions of their hugely popular MMO.

Old School Clans, Leagues, and Expansion

Jagex is continuing to support Old School RuneScape (OSRS) with original new content. Soon players will be able to form clans – a highly requested feature giving communities the power to form groups of up to 500 members with Discord implementation, a hierarchy system, and broadcasting tools.

With OSRS continuing to grow (thanks to last year’s mobile launch), the team at Jagex is doubling down on new updates. Challenge-focused leagues are coming, as well as a new Ironman mode for groups of up to 5 players. There’s a new expansion on the way too – here’s the lowdown:

The Morytania Expansion, which will open the vampyre city of Darkmeyer to both desktop and mobile players. Previously inaccessible, the city will reveal new activities and a new high-level agility course. The expansion will also deliver “Sins of the Father”, the penultimate quest in the Myreque series, in addition to new skilling content and a new group boss – the Nightmare of Ashihama. The Morytania Expansion begins in early 2020.

Archaeology

We’ve already discussed Archaeology, the 28th player skill being added to RuneScape in January 2020. This new activity will encourage exploration as you unearth ancient treasures hidden throughout Gielinor.

Relics

A new type of equippable item is also being introduced to RuneScape. Relics will imbue players with super powered abilities such as teleporting anywhere in the world. However, these come tagged with cooldowns and only one Relic can be worn at a time.

Dinosaur Farm

Following on from RuneScape’s recent Land Out of Time update, players will soon be able to raise and nurture their own dinosaurs too. You can read more about the game’s prehistoric expansion via our hands-on preview.

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