Discontinued items are the rarest items in RuneScape and are among the most expensive items in the game. Party Hats are the most expensive ones, ranging from 38 billion on the low end and up to 50 billion or even higher. However, Jagex has decided to introduce a new Golden Party Hat for its 20th year Anniversary.
Jagex has also mentioned they will reveal plans to address the Death Cost issues on December.
The Original Party Hats
Back in 2001, RuneScape was first released. On December 2001, RuneScape held its first Christmas event, when Christmas Crackers were dropped. Players would find them and use them on another player, granting them a 50% chance of getting a Party Hat, the first wearable discontinued rare.
These Party Hats came in various colours: red, yellow, white, green, blue, and purple.
Due to their rarity, Party Hats are worth well over max cash (2,147,483,647 gp), and other items are often used to substitute gold in trades. Party Hats are obtained by collectors and are also used to show status or wealth.
The Golden Party Hat
For its 2021 Christmas event, Jagex will be adding a new Golden Party Hat, with a limit of 1 per account. In order to obtain it, players will need to complete tasks to obtain golden shards. There will be 11 ways of obtaining shards, but players will only need 8 to craft their own Golden Party Hat.
Talk to the Wise Old Man outside the Varrock Grand Exchange
Complete the “Once Upon a Time in Gielinor” Anniversary quest
Chance to obtain one when earning Marks of Wara
Chance to obtain one when completing a Clue Scroll.
Chance to obtain one when training Combat skills.
Chance to obtain one when training Gathering skills.
Chance to obtain one when training Artisan skills.
Chance to obtain one when training Support skills.
Complete level 15 of the free track in the Christmas Yak Track event.
Purchased with 30 million in-game gold.
Obtained with Premier Club 2022.
Each method that is chance based will have bad luck mitigation, meaning that after a while, you will be guaranteed a shard.
Each method can only yield 1 golden shard, meaning that players will end up with 3 extra if obtaining from all methods. These shards are untradeable and the leftover 3 shards will be useless once the player crafts their own Party Hat.
Once the player has 8 golden shards, they can be taken to the Wise Old Man at the Grand Exchange and he will transform them into a Golden Party Hat. The shards are untradeable, but the Party Hat will be.
Players can only obtain shards from November 22nd to January 3rd. After that, they have until January 17th to make use of the shards.
This isn’t the first time Jagex has introduced new discontinued rares beyond the original Party Hats and Santa Hat. However, this is the first new Party Hat being added to the game that is tradeable.
Players should aim to obtain their own Golden Party Hat, since this will be discontinued after the event ends.