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Double XP Live: May 20th

Written by developer on . Posted in RuneScape News

The next iteration of Double XP LIVE is just around the corner – and this time it's got a brand new feature!

From May 20th – 30th, you'll be able to max out your XP gains at your own pace with our 48-hour Double XP Timer, just like usual. But there's more – for the first time, you'll also be able to convert some of your time into credit for Nic the Trader's Store!

DXP LIVE: The Basics

If you've never taken part in Double XP LIVE before, you've missed out on some easy gains! It's a great way to boost your XP and prepare yourself for higher-level quests and adventures. Throughout Double XP LIVE, you have a 48-hour timer that, when activated, grants you increased XP for most combat and skilling activities at the following rates:

  • +100% for RuneScape members
  • +20% for free-to-play

You can turn the timer on and off as you wish, meaning you can set aside time to focus on specific skills you want to train, and keep adventuring as normal the rest of the time.

Keep in mind that any bonus XP is not boosted during Double XP LIVE, but it is still awarded. So this could combine to make as much as +200% XP for members on all sorts of skilling activities! Not bad huh? Not too shabby at all.

There are some caveats. Ironman accounts do not receive an XP boost during Double XP LIVE. You should also note that Double XP does not apply to some skilling activities, so let's quickly take a look at those:

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

  • Assist system
  • XP Lamps
  • Tomes of Experience
  • Ectofuntus
  • Cremation
  • The Dragon Rider Amulet
  • Auto-sanctifiers
  • Brawling Gloves
  • Player-Owned House altars
  • Wilderness Chaos altars
  • Dungeoneering wildcards
  • Sacred clay
  • Urns
  • Ancient effigies

It also doesn't apply to XP rewards given for the following activities:

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

Finally, it doesn't apply to XP awarded at the hand-in of points or tokens. Examples include:

  • Slayer point rewards
  • Brimhaven Agility Arena tickets
  • Dungeoneering tokens

Additionally, Double XP LIVE affects Archaeology and Invention skilling differently:

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  • Base Precision will be doubled (this means double projects per hour from Excavation).
  • Excavation and Screening XP are doubled.
  • Players will not receive Double XP from restoring artefacts, tomes, research, mysteries or pylons.


  • 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.

Nic the Trader: New DXP Feature!

As an extra treat, DXP LIVE has a brand new feature this time around that means you can also get your mitts on all sorts of handy essentials.

Each day you log in, you can convert one hour of Double XP time to credit that can be spent at Nic the Trader's Store!

Each hour converted will grant 250 credits to members, and 50 credits to free-to-play adventurers.

Here's a look at what you'll be able to pick up from Nic:

Daily Rewards

For every day you log in during Double XP LIVE, you also receive a reward which is unique for that day! On top of this, once you have claimed five of them, any future daily rewards will be doubled for the remainder of Double XP LIVE!

Day One: 1x Medium Skill Training Dummy Crate

Day Two: 1x Medium Protean Pack

Day Three: 2x Advanced Pulse Core

Day Four: 2x Protean Powerup

Day Five: 2x Cinder Core

Day Six: 5x Combat Training Dummy

Day Seven: 1x Variety Pack

Day Eight: 1x Medium Skill Training Dummy Crate

Day Nine: 2x Protean Powerup

Day Ten: 2x Advanced Pulse Core

Day Eleven: 1x Medium Protean Pack

So that's it in a nutshell – loads of XP, rewards and the chance to grab some credit to spend with your pal Nic! Make sure to jump in from May 20th – 30th and be the best hero you can be – with a little help from Double XP LIVE!

- The RuneScape Team

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