Runescape Double XP Weekend Announced

Do you remember when double XP weekends were happening all the time? These days they are few and far between so it is well worth mentioning when one is coming up…and well… a Runescape Double XP weekend is on its way.

The event will run from July 26th to July 29th, for a full 72 hours. During that time Runescape members will be able to enjoy a 100% boost to experience earned while free players will have a 20% boost. There are a few exclusions to what you can earn double XP from, actually it’s a pretty lengthy list. Here’s the full list from the website:


The Double XP Weekend boost is not applied to the XP earned through the following items or activities:

Assist system
XP lamps
Tomes of experience
Dragon rider amulet
Goldsmithing gloves
Brawling gloves
Player-owned house altars
Wilderness Chaos altar
Dungeoneering wildcards
Sacred clay
Ancient effigies


It also does not apply to XP rewards given on hand-in for the following activities:

Daily Challenges
Jade Vine
Strange and golden rocks
Other Distractions & Diversions
Harvesting animal produce from Player-Owned Farms

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It does not apply to XP awarded on hand-in of points or tokens. Examples:

Slayer point rewards
Brimhaven Agility Arena tickets
Dungeoneering tokens


The Invention skill benefits differently to others:

Item XP is gained at +50%
Making items on a workbench (charge packs, siphons etc) gives +50% improved XP
Disassembling random items (logs, potions etc) will give +50% improved XP
Disassembling/siphoning equipment does not give improved XP
Ironman accounts do not receive an XP boost on Double XP Weekend.

Finally, while stored Bonus XP itself is not boosted, it is still awarded alongside the boost from Double XP Weekend. So a member training a skill with stored Bonus XP on Double XP Weekend will receive +200% base XP.


From the sounds of it there are also going to be a number of events and competitions taking place. The details for those are going to be located on the various Runescape social media accounts, the Runescape Discord, and the Runescape Subreddit.


Source: Official Site

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About Shannon Doyle

Shannon first discovered MMOs in 1999 when she picked up the newly launched Everquest. This started a lifelong love affair with online gaming that has taken her around the world and brought her to While she still pines for the streets of Paragon, the City of Heroes, today she spends most of her gaming time walking across Tyria in Guild Wars 2, roleplaying with anyone who says hello.