RuneScape's Latest Archaeological Dig Site Is Open

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor October 20, 2020
Share:

Yesterday, RuneScape dropped another update, opening the Orthien dig site up for exploration. This new site is based on Anachronia and is going to be very useful for players working their way between Archaeology levels 90 and 120. It's divided into ten smaller locations scattered over the island map, with the first location being the Crypt of Varanus. These locations vary in level and offer 22 new artifacts and five new materials. There are also eight new mysteries to solve.

In order to explore the new dig site, players need to have reached level 90 in Archaeology. They'll also need to have completed the quest "Desperate Measures" if they don't want to struggle in some of the later areas.

Accompanying the release of the new dig site is a community event in which players will be digging up dinosaur fragments to contribute to a paleontological project. Those who participate will receive a 25% XP buff in several activities, including Excavation and the Anachronia Agility Course. Full details on the event as well as the new site are available in the most recent patch notes.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: RuneScape, Jagex.

About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (0)


You May Enjoy

Experience The Techno-Apocalyptic Future During Looter-Shooter Synced’s Open Beta

Experience The Techno-Apocalyptic Future During Looter-Shooter Synced’s Open Beta

Fight the deadly Nanos.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Mechwarrior Online Starts Pre-Orders For The Hatchetman, But No, Don't Expect Melee To Be Added To The Game

Mechwarrior Online Starts Pre-Orders For The Hatchetman, But No, Don't Expect Melee To Be Added To The Game

Kind of weird for someone named "The Hatchetman" to not have melee...but it will have multiple "bolt-ons."

By Michael Byrne - 5 days ago
The Winter Soldier Joins the Marvel’s Avengers Lineup As Part Of The 2.7 Update

The Winter Soldier Joins the Marvel’s Avengers Lineup As Part Of The 2.7 Update

The update also adds new gear and a power level increase.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Farewell Open Beta! World War 3’s First Seasonal Update Adds New DMZ And Gobi Desert Zones

Farewell Open Beta! World War 3’s First Seasonal Update Adds New DMZ And Gobi Desert Zones

This is the end of the open beta stage.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
Wizard101 Launches New "Novus" World And Fall Update, Debuting Archmastery Stat, Beastmoon Forms, And Magic Items

Wizard101 Launches New "Novus" World And Fall Update, Debuting Archmastery Stat, Beastmoon Forms, And Magic Items

Unravel the mysteries of a strange world where dreams become reality.

By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago