RuneScape Archaeology Update Release Date & Details

February 27, 2020 at 9:27pm
By Jason Stettner

Archaeology, a new skill for RuneScape and one of the most powerful ever, it will release on March 30, 2020. Skills are a key feature in RuneScape, enabling players to train and level up various abilities to shape their character, and the introduction of Archaeology will begin a major expansion with both a deeply integrated new skill and five massive new locations to explore.

RuneScape’s 28th skill has players journeying into and excavating five vast sites in search of artifacts and relics. Archaeology will also dive deep into the game’s lore and sets up a new and epic storyline that’s connected to the world’s original creators, the Elder Gods.
RuneScape Archaeology Update
The new Archaeology skill has a 120 level cap and is available to both RuneScape members and free players as soon as it launches. Players will excavate and restore artifacts using their gathering talents. Furthermore, discovery of ancient relics will unlock powerful perks such as adrenaline boosts, infinite run energy and much more.

Players will also discover ancient training methods for other skills. Ancient Summoning will enable them to bind the demonic slayer creatures of the world, while Ancient Invention uncovers forgotten ancient technology and blueprints that enable players to create brand new devices and perks by dissembling the artifacts found. The Archaeology update is open to all with the free-to-play cap set at level 20, allowing for around two hours of play.

Dave Osborne, Lead Designer, RuneScape.:“Archaeology is so much more than a skill – every dig site will tell a story, which will bring multiple new areas and significant new ways to play RuneScape when it drops in-game on March 30th. As players empower relics, uncover artefacts and improve their Archaeology abilities, secrets of a future story arc will unfold. We can’t wait to begin revealing more of the mystery surrounding Archaeology over the months to come.”

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner