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RuneScape Gets Into the Holiday Spirit for ‘Skillers’ and ‘Questers’ Alike

November 2018– The nights are drawing in, the holiday season is underway, and Jagex has announced the seasonal Winter Weekends are returning to RuneScape from tomorrow enabling players to unlock temporary buffs and skill perks.

Taking place every weekend from Friday to Monday through to 7th January, Winter Weekends are an opportunity for players to explore a wider range of content and gather rewards, including a 25% increase in experience in the Slayer skill, increased chances of loot in the Thieving skill, and higher farming yields, depending on the weekend.

Winter Weekends 2018 Timeline

30th November to 3rd December Elite Dungeons & Dungeoneering
7th December to 10th December Deep Sea Fishing & Fishing
14th December to 17th December Combat & Slayer
21st December to 24th December Gathering & Support Skills
28th December to 31st December Minigames
4th January to 7th January Player-Owned Farms & Farming
Full information on the buffs and skill perks are available at:

A seasonal quest, Violet is Blue, is also heading to the game and is set to launch on 17th December. Players will take part in a magical adventure as they help a little girl raised by yetis realise her dream of visiting the annual yeti festival. A magical and heart-warming tale, Violet is Blue is RuneScape’s answer to *those* Christmas adverts.

 About Jagex
A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 250 million player accounts to its world and is a $1bn lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for live games, to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Jagex is part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at

About RuneScape
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