GameBlast ’18: Schedule & more

It’s the weekend you’ve all been waiting for: GameBlast and (potentially more than) twice the gains, all rolled into one – a double whammy! Read on for further details, including more information about the charity: SpecialEffect, the full live stream schedule and how you can get involved. Here at 4RSGold, you can buy Runescape Gold(RS3, OSRS) for gaming , in order to gain great advantages in the Runescape. Instant delivery, always full stock, 24/7 Live Chat (English, Français, Deutsch, Español), guaranty of the cheapest trade. Secure payments by : Paypal / Paysafecard / Neteller / Überweisung / WesternUnion.

So what’s GameBlast? In short, it’s 24-hours of fun, live streamed in support of a good cause – all while you enjoy Double XP Weekend in game. We’ve got events, competitions, crazy challenges and more. You’ll even get an exclusive LootScape reward just for tuning in! Check out the schedule below.


What does SpecialEffect do?

SpecialEffect puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

By using technology ranging modified joypads to eye-control, SpecialEffect is finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But they’re not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, they’re bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.



Item Time (UTC)
Welcome to GameBlast 12:00
Team Challenges 1 13:00
Mod Mac’s Energising Dance Class 14:00
Team Challenges 2 15:00
Codemasters & Dirt4 16:00
Team Challenges 3 17:00
A Thousand Clue Scrolls 18:00
Gaming Pictionary with Mod Wolf 19:00
SpecialEffect: Dr Mick Q&A / Obv Jack Gaming Session 20:00
Team Challenges 4 21:00
Frontier Developments & Planet Coaster 22:00
Team Challenges 5 23:00
Hide & Seek Old School Runescape 00:00
Team Challenges 6 01:00
JMOD Trolling with Mod Archie 02:00
Team Challenges 7 03:00
Hide & Seek Runescape 04:00
Team Challenges 8 05:00
Frontier Developments & Elite Dangerous 06:00
Team Challenges 9 07:00
The Indie Gaming Hour 08:00
Team Challenges 10 09:00
The Epic Final Showdown of Doom 10:00
Final Hour 11:00


Get involved

Buy Bundles

GameBlast 2018 Bundle
Tickety the GameBlast pet (shown below), the Tickety plushie, the GameBlast shield and a ‘The GameBlasted’ title – all for just 400 RuneCoins!

Relic Bundle
All the cosmetic goodies GameBlasts gone by, including the ’14 Tunic, the ’15 Outfit and the ’16 Amulet, Balloon and Cape – only 200 RuneCoins!

Head in-game Friday at 00:00 game time and click on the GameBlast interface for more details. Grab them before 23:59 game time on Monday!

Bid in the auction

We’re also hosting an eBay auction with all sorts of novelties for you to bid on, including Mod Ash’s mug (yes, THE mug), an exclusive title, a gameplay session with the team at Bungie on Destiny 2 and a pair of tickets to the forthcoming Speed Machine festival courtesy of Codemasters and Dirt4! Just go on over to the GameBlast eBay page to see what’s live and bid away. It’s already started, so don’t wait around!

Twitch Bits

Donate on Twitch using Twitch Bits! Did Mod Sween just down a disgusting smoothie? Did you spot Mod Osborne falling asleep mid-sentence? Once you’ve bought your bits, just type ‘cheer’ into the chat window on Twitch, followed by the number of Bits you want to use.

Straight-up donate

You can contribute to GameBlast directly using our JustGiving page – just remember to leave a message so we can shout you out on the live stream! Those of you based in the UK can also donate £5 by mobile using text code: JXGB99 £5 to 70070! It’s as easy as that.


One last thing…

Everything Jagex receives the above will go directly to SpecialEffect. What’s more, for every £10,000 we receive in donations, we’ll ramp up the XP bonus for 30 minutes during the 24-hour live stream!

See you in Gielinor!

Mining & Smithing Beta | Zodiac Festival

To-do list for this week:


  • Get the new Amare outfit. Look drop-dead-in-the-Wilderness gorgeous while you…
  • …rack up prizes in the new Zodiac Festival event, without forgetting to…
  • …help out Mods Jack, Deg, Tomb and Shogun by taking part in the Mining and Smithing Beta and letting them know what you think of the content!



Mining and Smithing Beta

Unleash your inner critic this week for your first look at Mining and Smithing 2.0, chockablock with new core mechanics to tinker with to your heart’s content. There’s the ore bag, upgrading equipment, decorating equipment, heating with the forge, non-competitive rocks, new tiers of metal and much more! We want your feedback on all of it.

No need to sign up and no need for membership. Just jump right in. Once you’re there, you can live your best life. Dreaming of 99? Here, you can be whichever level you like; what matters is getting your mitts on every bit of Mining and Smithing beta content we currently have on offer – no barriers, no restrictions. It’s all at your forge-hardened fingertips.

When you arrive in the beta world, you’ll find yourself locked into one small area with all the Mining and Smithing content you’ll need. You won’t have access to anything else, including the Artisans’ Workshop, cannonballs, mining outfits, auras, familiars and the toolbelt as these haven’t yet been updated.


The Zodiac Festival

Celebrate in-game with our new event: The Zodiac Festival! Each day we’ll give you a new task to complete within three days in exchange for Zodiac Talismans, which you can cash in for mystery boxes (filled with XP and Zodiac costumes) and the occasional unique reward: the Zodiac Shield Override, the Tea Service Resting Animation or maybe even Foo the Foo Lion pet.

Head over to the Events tab to get started and hand in your Zodiac Talismans – as many as you like, no cap – to Yinteng, just north of Lumbridge Crater. Ironman? All the above still applies, sans experience.

You have until the 25th. Have fun!

Amare Outfit

Love is in the air, as they say, and we’re certainly feeling the pheromones. That’s why we’ve whipped up the new Amare outfit! Exclusive to Solomon’s General Store, this entrancing ensemble is sure to get sparks flying. Ready to get your Cupid on?

Patch Notes

Highlights this week’s patch notes:


  • Deposit boxes now include a right-click ‘Deposit All’ option.
  • The amount of times a player can be caught thieving in Prifddinas now starts to cool down after being caught once.
  • A ‘don’t ask me again’ option has been added when declining a special Slayer assignment. This can be re-enabled via dialogue options with the relevant Slayer Master when asking about special assignments.
  • An issue preventing Premier Club Bronze and Silver members upgrading their membership has been fixed.
  • The following improvements were made to slider puzzles, in particular the ones used during hard and elite clue scrolls:
  • They are now much more responsive to control
  • It is now possible to invert the keyboard controls using a checkbox on the interface
  • There is now a ‘check’ button on the puzzle box interface to highlight incorrectly placed tiles


Visit the patch notes forum thread for the full list.



Make sure you tell the boys your feedback on the Mining and Smithing beta here!

The RuneScape Team



Tune in for our live streams every month to get in-game goodies!

Just connect your RuneScape account to your Twitch account and tune into one of our Tuesday, Friday or Sunday live streams to get your free stuff!

This February we’ve got the Deep-Sea Fishing animation override, ready for the content release later this year.

Live Streams this Week

Each week we livestream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find out more information about our streams over on our Twitch channel. Check our YouTube channel too for recap videos of streams you may have missed.

Tuesday, February 13th – 17:00 UTC (Game Time) – Mining and Smithing Beta Playthrough

Mod Jack and Mod Deg will be taking players through the new Mining and Smithing Rework beta, showcasing all the potential content and asking for your feedback. Hop in and join them live on Twitch and YouTube!

LootScape will be enabled, and the item for February – the Deep-Sea Fishing animation override – will be a guaranteed drop.

Sunday, February 18th – 19:00 UTC (Game Time) – PvM with Mod Lee

Join our resident PvM expert with another mass this Sunday!

LootScape will be enabled, and the item for February – the Deep-Sea Fishing animation override – will be a guaranteed drop.