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These official Patch Notes are copied verbatim from this forum thread of the RuneScape forums. It is copyrighted by Jagex.
These Patch Notes were announced on 13 August 2013.

The following fixes and tweaks have now been implemented. If you believe a change has not been documented, either in the patch notes or the news posts for this week’s update, please detail the change so that it may be added.

As always, be sure to submit a bug report should you encounter a gameplay bug or graphical glitch in-game.


Graphical:

  • Objects
    • Various off-hand weapons have had their inventory icons changed to make them visually distinct from the main-hand version.
    • The inventory model for brass hand harry's mark has been fixed.
    • The black full helm in the King’s Ransom quest now displays correctly.
    • The inventory icon for the mithril pickaxe is now consistent with other pickaxes.
    • Bandos and leather gloves no longer share the same inventory model.
    • Buckets of water and milk no longer share the same appearance in the HTML5 client.


  • Player
    • The circus shirt no longer stretches when performing emotes.
    • The subjugation hood no longer stretches on female characters.
    • The highwayman mask no longer causes issues with premium hairstyles.
    • Machetes and off-hand weapons no longer appear on same side of the player.
    • The rat pole will now be held correctly in combat.
    • Guthan's platebody no longer clips on a male characters.
    • The relic helm of Saradomin no longer stretches when performing certain actions.
    • Players can no longer sheathe their equipment to interrupt the bonfire animation.
    • The pirate's shirt will no longer clip with player's arms.
    • The barbed bow will now successfully play the draw back animation.
    • A minor graphical glitch for the rope climb animation in Lletya has been fixed.
    • The fifth heraldic rune kiteshield will no longer stretch.
    • Sheathed pickaxes no longer appear in two places when mining in the Lava Flow Mine.
    • White platelegs no longer stretching on female characters when fishing.
    • The untrimmed dungeoneering cape icon is no longer distorted.
    • The ‘changing room’ animation has been updated.
    • Ardougne and clan cloaks now appear correctly when equipped.
    • The veteran behemoth cosmetic override no longer clips through the cape for female characters.
    • Veteran colossus armour no longer stretches when performing emotes.
    • Hats stored with the dragon keepsake key no longer clip through hair.
    • The Sinkhole home teleport animation has returned to what it was intended to be.
    • Unsheathed weapons are now hidden during the Round of Applause emote.
    • Particles from player armour will no longer appear when using slayer mask ‘transform’ actions.
    • Herald capes now recolour correctly.
    • A reach animation has been added when getting a chest from an odd tree.


  • NPCs
    • Ethereal Perceptive now holds the correct hatchet.
    • Gaius now wears an updated iron chainbody.
    • Captain Siad, Ghaslor the Elder, Clivet, and students no longer have patchy skin colours.
    • Shantay Guards are no longer missing parts of their face.
    • The school girl in Varrock Museum now has a matching chathead and model.
    • Draynor Jail guards no longer have missing polygons around their necks, and now use updated steel maces.
    • Lumberjack Leif now wields an updated steel hatchet.
    • Cyrisus now uses updated animations.
    • Juna now plays the correct animation if a player exits the cave immediately after entering it.
    • The knock-back animation whilst fighting the giant roc in My Arm's Big Adventure has been updated.
    • Ana's chathead is no longer stretching outside of the chathead window.
    • Peer the Seer and Murcaily's air staff models have been updated.
    • Tribesmen now have mouths again.
    • The Trial Announcer is no longer floating in the HTML5 client.
    • Helena's and Victor's chatheads are no longer distorted.
    • Firecapezorz no longer has a detached head.
    • Diseased kebbit attack animations now appear correctly.
    • Shades in Sinkholes now have attack animations.
    • Major Mary Rancour's head no longer clips into the camera during one of the tutorial cutscenes.
    • A troll in the tutorial cutscene is no longer floating in the HTML5 client.
    • Demon fireball animations are now in sync with the player’s defend animation.
    • The guard dogs around Lumbridge now play the correct animations.


  • Environmental
    • Bloom once again works correctly in the Java client.
    • Several areas above ground level have had blocking added to stop players walking into the air.
    • A loose curtain someone had left lying around in Falador has been cleaned up.
    • The stepping stones at the south-eastern part of Karamja have returned.
    • The pads in the pressure pen ferret room in Dungeoneering now appear the correct colours when bloom is enabled.
    • Magic trees no longer appear stretched in the Lumbridge tree farming patch.
    • Shadows on Jadinko Lair fire pits have been removed from the HTML5 client.
    • The docks on Lunar Isle no longer appear to float.
    • The ivy north of Varrock Palace is visible once again.
    • The dragon armour in a My Arm's Big Adventure cutscene has been updated.
    • Players are no longer able to float above ground level in the Grand Exchange.
    • Doors no longer open the wrong way in Varrock.
    • Leaving the Jadinko Lair no longer makes the screen white.
    • A house in Varrock now correctly hides the roof with the ‘Remove roofs’ setting turned on.
    • The Warrior's Guild walls once again appear in the Burthorpe Knighthood cutscene.
    • The bloom in Zanaris has been restored.
    • Players can no longer walk through the pillars in west Varrock.
    • All of the cutscenes in the tutorial now use the updated building models launched with RS3.
    • A height mapping issue near Seer's Village has been fixed.
    • Bloom no longer causes the Dreamland in Lunar Diplomacy to appear black and white.
    • Bloom no longer causes the Jiggig basement to appear black and white.
    • Graphical fixes have been made to the Oo'glog pools.
    • Players can no longer walk into the Heroes' Guild staircase on the first floor.
    • Several tiles that force-walked players where larger trees used to be should no longer do so.
    • The Champions' Guild has had the glass reinstalled in the windows.
    • The lava below Ape Atoll is no longer graphically distorted.
    • The Grand Exchange is no longer excessively bright in DirectX.
    • Players are no longer able to walk on water in Karamja.
    • Players no longer float in certain parts of the Duel Arena.
    • The burning building in Burthorpe now appears correctly.
    • A graphical glitch in the Battle for Lumbridge has been fixed.
    • The Zamorak base spawn point has been raised slightly to stop clipping with the ground.
    • The deposit box in Pollnivneach is now visible again.
    • Players can now exit the Dominion tower using the chain.
    • A small section of wall in Varrock has been tweaked to stop it clipping.
    • The anvil room in Varrock no longer displays the ground as blue when panning the camera around.
    • The missing Lumbridge pig pen has returned.
    • A missing texture outside the Guthixian ruins used in The World Wakes has been fixed.
    • Trees are no longer half sunk into the ground in farming tree patches.
    • The Varrock museum "Displaycase 19" has been replaced.
    • In the HTML5 client, clan vexillums no longer fly when placed on a stand in the clan camp.


Interfaces:

  • The interfaces for the photo booth, Explorer's ring alchemy, price checker, emotes, trading, and the Dungeoneering party, floor and complexity settings have all been updated.
  • The 'New Quest' tutorial pop-up has been updated.
  • The quick chat tutorial now uses images of the new interface.
  • Using one object on another has been reversed, to make the functionality act the same as pre-RS3. This is to fix issues with strange rocks on a statue collection bag, fish on a tackle box, and so on.
  • The combat overlay no longer gets confused when using AoE attacks.
  • A bug where chat wasn't appearing above player's heads has been fixed.
  • Private messages now appear in the lobby consistently.
  • Summoning boosts no longer cause the requirement for pouches to display incorrectly in the make-x interface.
  • Players should find their PvP opponents' buffs/debuffs are no longer cut in half under the combat info bar.
  • The Grand Exhange information now references accuracy, rather than hit bonus.
  • Abilities on the action bar no longer remain highlighted when deselected.
  • Players can once again move the caret in the chatbox to edit text without having to delete it.
  • The crossbow bolt pouch no longer closes all the other interfaces when opened.
  • An issue that caused some items to have the incorrect options in the worn equipment interface has been fixed.
  • Removed an extra "remove" option from auras on the worn equipment interface.
  • Cancelling a bug report no longer causes the caret position to act incorrectly.
  • The tooltip to leave clan and guest clan chat channels has been corrected.
  • Text no longer appears in the chat box when searching for items in the Grand Exchange.
  • Interface tabs and their respective interfaces are no longer mismatched when exiting Player-Owned Ports.
  • The interface no longer disappears when opening the World Map whilst interacting with objects.
  • Players can now clear markers by right clicking on them in the world map.
  • The ability to add a player to your friend or ignore list via right click options has now returned.
  • All existing chat will now also be changed when players change their text colour customisations.
  • The keybinds for "Previous Action Bar" and "Next Action Bar" now function correctly.
  • Heal, Prayer and Summoning icons are now unable to be moved when your action bar is locked.
  • Tooltips in Player-Owned Ports no longer get stuck and remain on screen.
  • The cursor displayed when mousing over interfaces now works correctly.
  • The bank tab that is currently selected is now more visible.
  • The follower details interface no longer opens in the chat window in the Old School preset.
  • The World Map can now be closed via a keybind.
  • The chatbox can now be moved and resized in the God Statues D&D as well as in cutscenes, edit mode, world map and when transmogrified.
  • Some minor graphical changes have been made to the UI when locked so that arrow keys don't appear unnecessarily, and interfaces connect more smoothly.
  • The combat overlay will no longer appear on Muncher in the Death tutorial.
  • Notes no longer break when you drag one outside of the interface.
  • Pressing the keybind to open the Home Teleport interface will now also close it.
  • The "Choose left-click option" familiar interface now appears transparent.
  • Using key-binds to select quick chat phrases now works correctly.
  • Leaving a conversation with an NPC mid-dialogue no longer causes keybinds to remain disabled.
  • Players will now see a confirmation box before resetting all their keybinds.
  • The Prayer abilities window will no longer switch between "Curses" and "Prayers" constantly.
  • Locking interface customisation no longer causes some interfaces to resize incorrectly.
  • The skill category on the bug reporting interface now successfully allows the player to continue.
  • The "Low", "Med", and "High" buttons now highlight correctly in the graphical options for the HTML5 client.
  • Interfaces no longer resize and move when opening and closing the world map.
  • Adjusting transparency on the interfaces no longer changes players music settings.
  • Quick-inventory now updates when potions are used, similar to when using food.
  • Mouse sensitivity settings will remain saved when a player logs back into the game.
  • The action bar will now remember its last placed location on the game screen.
  • The Y, N and Esc keys will now work as expected on confirm destroy and NPC chat interfaces.
  • The skill total and level tooltips no longer stay present on other interfaces when switching between them.
  • Private chat colour customisation now remembers the colour that players have selected.
  • The XP tracker now remembers its display state between logins.
  • The minigame HUD now remains in place after resizing the game window.
  • The quick chat shortcut for "Repeat the last thing you said" has been changed to F12.
  • The friends chat divider position no longer resets on logout.
  • Spam-clicking the social interface no longer causes the hiscores tab to break.


Skills & Minigames:

  • The damage dealt in the Creature Graveyard of the Mage Training Arena has been corrected.
  • The hidden urns in Pyramid Plunder can no longer be walked through.
  • Fight Cauldron NPCs will now spawn consistently.
  • The rewards eligibility warning message in the Castle Wars lobby no longer appears and disappears early.
  • The camera no longer acts bizarrely at the end of the Dominion Tower flythrough cutscene.
  • The inventory interface is now available again in between Fish Flingers games.
  • The Defensive abilities tab now longer becomes locked on entering the Crucible.
  • The Barrows Brothers’ heads no longer appear squished when prayer is drained from the Barrows area effect.
  • Typing in the chatbox while the Squeal of Fortune interface is open will no longer perform undesired actions on the Squeal of Fortune.
  • The Squeal of Fortune floating interface will no longer appear over the top of the Squeal of Fortune.
  • An issue with the New Interface System locking up when using the penance cannon in Barbarian Assault has been fixed.
  • Players can now offer bacon in Temple Trekking.


Distractions and Diversions:

  • A bug where the daily reset for Wilderness Warbands didn't trigger has been fixed.
  • A bug where players could not complete a certain Sinkhole map due to mobs not spawning correctly in a certain room has been fixed.
  • The treasure trail locations that were buried by Saradomin’s camp and a god statue have been relocated.
  • Two treasure trails linked to the drawers in Burthorpe can now be completed again.
  • Players can now take off-hand weapons into the ghoul Champion's Challenge.
  • The click area on the Defend the Gatehouse section of the tutorial has been made smaller.
  • Players are now able to use the magnifying glass on Gamdin during the H.A.M vs Dorgeshuun court case.
  • The icon for goblin raids has been corrected.


The Battle of Lumbridge:

  • The maximum tear multiplier is now correctly shown as x4 in free-to-play worlds.
  • Players now have the option to turn off receiving tears outside of the battlefield via the Battle of Lumbridge interface tab.
  • Players can now split their votes correctly when assigning multiple votes at once.
  • It is no longer possible to buy multiple copies of the reward armours by switching sides, then switching back.
  • Saradomin's animation now looks better from a distance.
  • An issue with some force walk tiles near the Saradomin and Zamorak camps has been fixed.
  • Several quick chat options have been added for the Battle for Lumbridge.
  • Players can now take part in The Duke's Dilemma during the Lost Tribe.
  • The Saradomin's Glory emotes now have sound attached.
  • Players will now find their daily multiplier will reset even if they are still carrying Divine Tears from previous days.
  • Fish in the Battle for Lumbridge instances now work correctly.
  • Several NPCs in the Battle for Lumbridge no longer spawn inside walls.
  • Kara-Meir now has the chat option to ask for directions every time a player talks to her.
  • Players are no longer attacked by God Wars Dungeon minions if they are wearing an item obtained from The Battle of Lumbridge.


Quests, Challenges & Achievements:

  • The Skill Advance Guide no longer states you have all the requirements for Smoking Kills without the required combat level.
  • The Spirit of Faith dialogue no longer closes during the Demon Slayer quest.
  • Fixed an out of date reference to Guthix rest tea in the One Small Favour quest.
  • Players are now shown to use a hammer when fixing a wall in A Void Dance.
  • Players can now use the elements of Iban's life with the doll of Iban to combine them in Underground Pass.
  • Several cutscenes now have names and examines hidden when played.
  • General Khazard no longer gets bored with attacking the player in the Fight Arena quest.
  • The camera is no longer behind a wall during a cutscene in Smoking Kills.
  • The What's Mine is Yours cutscene no longer prevents the player from progressing further in the quest.
  • Gertrude's "select a kitten" interface now works correctly.
  • Free-to-play players can no longer start the Priest in Peril.
  • The camera no longer shakes continuously during a section of the Clockwork Syringe.
  • A minor camera issue during Diamond in the Rough has been fixed.
  • Players who logged into RS3 from a long hiatus can once again enter Morytania.
  • A camera issue during Cabin Fever has been fixed.
  • Players will now receive the correct type of pig pouches from Eli.
  • An animation and sound effect have been added to the pig machine when infusing pouches.
  • The fermenting vat in Keldagrim no longer disappears when brewing pigswill.
  • The Lumbridge/Draynor achievement progress is now accurate.
  • The type of ranging potion needed for the Seer's Village task Plenty-potion-entiary has been clarified.
  • Players are now able to complete the task "Hammer the Anvil" in the tutorial.
  • The camera no longer sits inside a house wall during the battle with Anvil.
  • Hint arrows now consistently disappear after the "Hammer the Anvil" task.
  • The "Skills" task can be completed.


Combat:

  • NPCs that use overhead Prayer / Curse icons have now been reworked.
  • The inoculation brace now protects players from 500 poison damage before crumbling to dust.
  • The Rapid Fire ability now fires the correct number of shots.
  • The Dazing Shot ability now applies the correct debuff.
  • Sighted magic and maple shieldbows now convert to coins when dropped on death in the Wilderness.
  • The skeletons in the Divine Skinweaver boss room now display 100% lifepoints when spawned.
  • Strykewyrms no longer show two combat overlays.
  • The target icon will now disappear if a player tries to attack an NPC when they do not have the right amount of ammo or runes.
  • The combat overlay on deadly red spiders no longer obscures the hitsplats.
  • The damage output for the Chain, Dragon Breath, Detonate and Tsunami abilities has been corrected.


Audio:

  • The shuffle and skip buttons in the music player now work correctly.
  • Applying weapon poison now has the correct sound effect.
  • Using the "Bloom" spell on any weapon no longer causes an audio loop.
  • The music track "Darkness" now appears in the correct place in the tracklist.
  • The song "Ancestral Wisdom" now plays correctly.
  • The Citharede Requiem track will now continue playing past the first few seconds.
  • Some of the audio in the Dungeoneering party interface has been changed.
  • The audio settings in the lobby now work more consistently.
  • The song unlock locations for "The Town" and "Garden" have been swapped.
  • When listening to a music box the song can now be heard again.
  • The Holy Cithara emote can no longer be heard by other players.


Grammar and Spelling:

  • A typo when a player has been supplied with body armour for a god emissary has been fixed.
  • Timfraku's grammar has been corrected after completing Tai Bwo Wannai Trio.
  • A typo when players try to give a camel receipt to a gang member during The Feud has been corrected.
  • Some capitalisation errors in the social interface have been fixed.
  • A spelling mistake in dialogue with Minnie Gamer has been fixed.
  • A capitalisation error on the doll of Iban has been fixed.
  • Shards of Armadyl now use the correct grammar.
  • A typo in Eli's dialogue has been fixed.
  • Mod Crow's clone now has a full-stop after his examine information.
  • The Beneath the House music track has been corrected to follow suit with the rest.
  • A typo in Rennard's dialogue in The Curse of Zaros has been fixed.
  • A spelling mistake in the message given when receiving a title from gathering tears has been fixed.
  • A typo on the hiscores interface has been fixed.
  • Warpriest of Zamorak/Saradomin greaves are now spelt correctly.
  • Lucky dragon claws are now singular.
  • A typo on the "Not enough space for cactus spines" message has been fixed.


Other:

  • The camera zooms out further when fighting the Queen Black Dragon.
  • Several small changes and tweaks have been made to streamline the Account creation process.
  • Ascension bolts can now be stored in a bolt pouch.
  • Pets in free worlds will no longer prevent players from accessing some game content.
  • Off-hand warhammers will now override off-hand maces in a dragon keepsake box.
  • Weapons stored in a dragon keepsake box with unique projectile animations now work correctly.
  • Used tectonic armour can now be added to the dragon keepsake box.
  • The ornate katana now works correctly when in a dragon keepsake box and players are leaving combat.
  • Objects are now stored in dragon keepsake boxes more consistently.
  • The duelist and wildstalker helms can now be reclaimed correctly when in a dragon keepsake box.
  • Drakan's medallion can now be reclaimed if placed in a dragon keepsake box.
  • All loyalty outfits can now be reclaimed when stored in a dragon keepsake box.
  • The doctor's gown and raider chainbody can now be stored in a dragon keepsake box.
  • The Draynor Jail guards have been issued new patrol routes in order to avoid tree related accidents.
  • The Grand Exchange no longer gives incorrect information regarding which bolts certain crossbows can fire.
  • Several click zone sizes in the tutorial have been fixed.
  • Activating a prayer in the middle of a Home Teleport will now cancel the teleport.
  • Magic essence potions can no longer be created with the Assist System.
  • The spirit pack pig's right-click option now states "Withdraw" instead of "Store".
  • Players can no longer view other players inventories outside of Daemonheim.
  • Additional checks have been added to the Slayer masks to ensure that cannons cannot be taken into the Chaos Tunnels.
  • Some dialogue with Ariane that conflicted with The Battle of Lumbridge has been corrected.
  • Build ticks in Clan Citadels will now occur more consistently in certain locations.
  • The wardrobe interface no longer offers to open the store if the Sword of Edicts customisation is unlocked.
  • The quickbow is no longer listed as members' only in the Ranged Skill Advance Guide.
  • Tectonic armour now appears in the Runecrafting Skill Advance Guide.
  • Players can now store items on their pig beast of burdens by using them on the pig.
  • Players may no longer cook barley on an open fire.
  • Players with a pet or familiar out are now prevented from going downstairs in Varrock museum.
  • After declining a Slayer challenge, players can now force a Slayer task using their Slayer masks.
  • The Aegis Tapestry is now available in a Clan Citadel.
  • The correct tier is now displayed on the elaborate magic pillar in a Clan Citadel.
  • The world map button now acts correctly in a Clan Citadel.
  • Players will now receive a confirmation warning before a clan name change is processed.
  • The lobby now displays the correct amount of days before email validation becomes mandatory.
  • Players can no longer teleport to the Smokey Well using the Mask of Dust without making progress in Desert Treasure.
  • The lock zoom setting now prevents using Page Up/Down to zoom.
  • Players can now complete the profound decorative armour trimmed Completionist Cape requirement if their helmet is overridden.
  • Several titles in German now appear correctly as a prefix or suffix.
  • In Dungeoneering, auto-cast selection is now retained on death and when transitioning from one dungeon to the next.
  • Players can now see the full message displayed on the Dungeoneering exit confirmation screen.
  • The right-click "Req Assist" option on players now disappears with the option toggled off.
  • The bind set-up interface now shuts properly in Dungeoneering.
  • All of the text now fits in the dialogue title bar when the player is offered to join other players for the Vorago fight.
  • Players that have not completed Bringing Home the Bacon can no longer participate in co-op slayer assignments for pigs.
  • Fixed some camera issues whilst fighting Yk'Lagor the Thunderous.
  • The camera transition is now much smoother when passing through into the middle of the Abyss.
  • Further clarification has been added to the Dominion Tower tooltip on the seasonal hiscores.
  • Prismatic lamps now display as kept on death correctly.
  • The "Take BoB" option has been returned for gatherer familiars.
  • An issue with odd camera angle when using shortcut near Kalphite King's Lair has been fixed.
  • Camera controls and chat scaling now work in the Player moderator room.
  • The camera will no longer zoom in when completing the Wilderness Agility Course.
  • Tablets in a Player-Owned House can no longer be made without the required runes.
  • The camera movement has been smoothed out when using a Magic Carpet ride.
  • Spam clicking certain potions no longer causes the normal Fishing speed to increase.

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