RuneScape Makes Changes to Treasure Hunter

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An update has been released for RuneScape that made changes to Treasure Hunter. It offers an improvement to the experience like a new look and an increase in transparency.

The RuneScape Team revealed that these changes to Treasure Hunter are the result of small alterations to offer a better experience. For example, the probability of winning a particular prize is now computed and displayed in real-time. All of this new information is shown in a new window that replaces the Categories interface.

Changes to Prizes

There are also changes made to prizes. The following have been removed from Treasure Hunter:

  • Skilling Outfits: Normal and Elite
  • Slayer Masks: They are going to be available through Shattered Worlds play.
  • ​Wicked Hood Tokens: Now available in the Runespan Shop for 1,500 points each.
  • ​200m Coins: This has been replaced by a 50m Coin prize.
  • ​Brilliant Alchemist Fragments: Fragments that were otherwise lying around have been converted to 250 Oddments each.
  • ​All cosmetic items except those applicable to a current promotion.

These are the prizes added:

  • Giant Stars and Giant Lamps. Promotional versions of these also exist like Smouldering Lamps and Bubbling Lamps.
  • ​Huge Coin Pouch: Values change according to total level.
  • ​Portable Packs (assorted sizes)

Hearts of Ice Discontinuation

The changes to Treasure Hunter are indeed interesting. However, there’s some bad news - Hearts of Ice has ended. According to the RuneScape team, this was done because:

  • Many of the promos now have alternative control methods and transparent probabilities built-in.
  • The other changes render them redundant.
  • They've always been a bit fiddly.

Players who still have Hearts of Ice will be reimbursed with Oddments at a rate of 1 Oddment for every 5 Hearts of Ice.

What did you think of these changes?

RuneScape is an MMORPG first released in 2001. It was originally a browser game before being made available on PC, iOS, and Android. It has been considered one of the longest-running online games. At its peak, it had around 300 million player accounts. As of 2020, the game had reached at least 1.2 million subscribers.

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