With the October 18th update, Runescape revealed the Halloween event for 2021. The Halloween-centric event in and around the Draynor Manor features five different primary activities, each with an associated unique miniquest. The rewards of participating in the Halloween event, lasting from October 18th to November 1st, include an (up to) 12% experience boost during the “Spooky Hours” and various experience and cosmetic rewards.
Ironman players can participate in the Halloween event and purchase the rewards like regular players. Notably, the Mystery Boxes for Ironman players contain “different rewards.” In previous events, that meant they received 100 Oddments instead of the gold, experience, or dungeoneering tokens regular players receive.
The activities of Halloween 2021 – All you need to know about RS3’s Halloween event
Three of the events available during Halloween 2021 in Runescape3 make a return from last year’s Halloween event. Players may remember the Death’s Dogwalker miniquest, which rewards Mining and Archeology experience for finding Death’s dog, Muncher. The Death’s Dogwalker miniquest also unlocks the Doggy Bones activity, during which players help Muncher dig up Doggy Bones to give Muncher as treats, functioning similarly to hot-and-cold clues.
The Fragmented Souls activity, granting Divination and Runecrafting experience for helping the lost souls wandering the courtyard. Or the Plague Soup minigame, which grants Cooking and Herblore experience by filling crates and bringing them to the nearby Cauldron.
As always, the experience for all activities scales based on your current levels, with ironman getting less experience than regular accounts. In addition, if you have previously completed these miniquests in the 2020 event, they are automatically completed when you visit the 2021 Halloween Event.
The two new activities available during Halloween 2021
The first of the two new activities of Halloween 2021 is Shooting Gallery, in which players assist Ed the Werewolf to fight Crassians (crabs), granting experience in Hunter and Fishing. The new activity is faster-paced than the event it replaces, the Potato Gathering event of 2020. Players looking to take on the third Godwars boss, Croesus, can utilize the Shooting Gallery activity as a great place to train up some skills and to gather fragments towards their elite skilling outfits.
The other is Skeleton Invasion, which is exactly what you would expect. Assist the Draynor Villagers with the help of Greg and train your Magic and Slayer skills in the process. For the combat-lovers among us, Skeleton Invasion is a great place to unlock those new outfits.
The cosmetics available during the Halloween 2021 event
The Halloween 2021 event in RS3 has several fantastic-looking rewards and many more options than the previous event. Unlike the 2020 Spooky Shop, which only required 8,000 Spooky Tokens, 2021 offers much more. The 2021 Spooky Shop features two forms of Death’s Scythe and four additional weapon overrides. In addition, the cosmetic transformation rings, the Ring of War, Death, Famine, and Pestilence are available at 500 Spooky Tokens each.
In addition, Death’s Spooky Reward Shop features a new companion pet, the Loba, for 9000 reward tokens.
The returning Legacy Rewards of Death’s Spooky Reward Shop
With many players trying Runescape3 for the first time in 2021, it only makes sense past popular rewards return to Death’s Spooky Reward Shop. The Legacy section of the reward shop includes two previously unobtainable pets, Incy and Roooots, in addition to two event-specific Wings, a cosmetic Parasol, and the Spooky Spider outfit override and associated cosmetic teleport.
If you somehow can’t get enough or aren’t interested in the cosmetics the Halloween event offers. You can spend your Spooky Tokens on XP lamps, bonus XP stars, or Mystery Boxes containing a combination of both. As mentioned before, however, the experience rewards aren’t available to Ironman accounts.
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