January content update for RuneScape

RuneScape starts the New Year with a bang content update. The dev team is planning an epic and high-level God Wars boss with level 80 drops, generous combat XP rewards from the new Hati wolf and a fantastic new dwarf quest.

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King of the Dwarves

An unexpected chaos dwarf attack throws the city into turmoil and forces the Consortium to make a tough decision. Faced by threats from both inside and outside the city, Keldagrim’s rulers will struggle to hold on to power—and if they fail, the Red Axe is poised to sweep in and take over. Generous XP rewards and access to a new gravestone (hand-chiselled by Keldagrim’s finest stonemason) are on the cards for those who rescue some trapped miners, involve themselves in dwarven politics and then pick up some big rocks.

God Wars Expansion + Level 80 Combat Gear

Defeating RuneScape’s most powerful and intelligent boss to date won’t be easy, with its arsenal of over 15 unique combat moves, each designed to test even the most powerful of players. You’re going to need help from your clan or some friends to take it down, but huge riches await those who succeed:

- Brand new level 80 ’life point-boosting’ armour for rangers, mages and warriors with the best defensive statistics available to date, significantly changing the way high-level players will think about combat in the future.
- A brand new ’ammo-free’ bow, as fast and accurate as a chaotic crossbow and as powerful as dragonstone-tipped rune bolts.
- Brand new cosmetic robes for anyone with a need to show their loyalty to ‘The Big Z’.

Hati Wolf

Each year, during the harsh winter months, the guttural howl of an ancient beast can be heard echoing across the Fremennik Province. The locals know the sound all too well, for it means only one thing: another victim has fallen prey to the legendary wolf, Hati.

The fight itself is designed for a group of mid- to high-level adventurers and takes place within the forests surrounding Rellekka. Heroes who defeat the wolf will gain access to new gloves, which, if worn in battle, will double combat XP for 10 hours. Think of it as a Bonus XP Weekend’s worth of combat XP, but wrapped up in a set of warm, wolf-skin combat gloves.

Loosely based on a Nordic festival, the Hati wolf is the first piece of members’ “seasonal content” they plan to release. This means that the event will be removed from the game after January. As with holiday events, though, the reward items will remain.