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OSRS Combat & Skilling Are Changing Forever: What to Expect in Mid-2024

May-14-2024 PST

Welcome, adventurers, to another journey through the realms of Old School RS! In this installment, we delve into the seismic shifts shaking the foundations of combat and skilling. From revamps to magic armor to exciting new group boss encounters, the landscape of Gielinor is set to evolve like never before.

Mid-2024: The Era of Change

Mid-2024 heralds a new chapter in the saga of Old School RuneScape, marked by significant updates poised to reshape the gameplay experience. Let's start by dissecting the recent game-changing tweaks introduced in the latest update. From agility shortcuts to Slayer assignment adjustments, the game's core mechanics received a substantial overhaul, breathing fresh life into familiar activities.

Agility & Crafting Tweaks:

    • New agility shortcut north of Shiloh Village.

    • Nature Rune crafting with an achievement diary cape now yields over 70,000 experiences per hour.

    • Increased experience per hour for most agility courses.

    • Marks of Grace are now obtainable from various agility training courses.

    • Brimhaven agility course now gives both experience and reward tickets.

    • Achievement diary requirements removed from certain shortcuts.

    • Various improvements to thieving include reduced failure rates and faster respawn timers for stalls.

Mining Changes:

    • Clue geodes are now more common.

    • Buffs to mining gloves and Motherlode Mine.

    • Solo volcanic mine is more viable.

    • Buffs to Blast Mine.

Combat Item Rebalancing:

The proposed rebalance to magic OSRS items redistributes the power of the occult necklace among other items, aiming for better balance and diversity in magic gear.

Upcoming Content:

    • New herblore activity providing interesting training methods and rewards.

    • Proposed group boss, Wole, with exciting rewards including new items and seeds.

    • Various other potential updates were discussed by JMods during Game Jam.


These upcoming changes and potential additions to Old School RuneScape promise to bring a fresh breath of air to the game, shaking up combat and skilling mechanics. Whether you're a seasoned player or a newcomer, there's something to look forward to in the ever-evolving world of Gielinor. Keep an eye out for announcements from RSorder, and until then, happy scaping!

Remember, adaptation is key in a constantly evolving game like Old School RuneScape. Embrace the changes, explore the new content, and continue on your journey to become a legendary adventurer in the world of Gielinor.

RSorder Team