'OSRS' Kebos Update Adds Brimstone Chest Keys to Konar's Drop Table

The latest "OSRS" update adds new rewards to the Konar drop table. Find out about the new Brimstone chest keys, and other Kebos Lowlands changes, here.

Last month, Jagex released its massive Kebos Lowlands content update for Old School Runescape (OSRS) which introduced players to a world of new Slayer creatures and Farming quests. Now, one month on, the company has released its first major update for the Kebos Lowlands that includes some exciting tweaks to the Konar Drop table. Players lucky enough to land a drop from Konar's table, will now be rewarded with Konar keys which can be used to open Brimstone chests. Besides these changes the update also introduces some Quality of Life changes and addresses bug in the new region. To give you the low down on everything new or changed in the latest OSRS update, we've provided a complete overview of the latest patch below. You can also check out the official notes from Jagex, here.

'OSRS' February 2019 Update: Everything New and Changed

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The Hydra's head can be mounted or used to recolor the Slayer helm in the latest OSRS update Jagex

Hydra Head

The Hydra head has been added to the Alchemical Hydra's loot table. Players can mount it on the wall of their POH Skill Hall at 82 Construction. Mounting the Hydra Head will reward the player with 1103 Construction XP as well as 200 XP in Attack, Strength, Defence, Magic and Ranged. You will need two Mahogany planks and 2 Gold leaves to complete the task. If you aren't interested in hanging the Hydra head on your wall, it can also be used to recolor the Slayer helm. This requires spending 1,000 Slayer points in the reward shop.

New Konar Keys

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Keys to unlock the Brimstone chests can now be obtained from Konar's drop list. Jagex

Players who are lucky enough to roll a drop on Konar's table during a Konar slayer task will be awarded with a key . These keys are stackable and can be used on the Brimstone chest for a reward. The chest is located on Mount Karuulm beside Konar.

Wyrm, Drake and Hydra Changes

  • Wyrm bones now give 50 XP when buried.
  • Drake bones now give 80 XP when buried.
  • Hydra bones now give 110 XP when buried.
  • Poison Protection From Hydras - Poison protection from potions like anti-poison and the Serpentine helmet now reduce the damage taken from the Hydra's special poison attack.
  • Dragonfire Protection From Drakes - The Drake's fire attack can now be resisted by dragonfire protection such as the Anti-dragon shield. This will work as it does with the metal dragons.
  • Aerial Fishing - Players may now trade the Golden tenchs to Alry for 100 Molch pearls.

Architectural Alliance

As recently polled, players will no longer lose favour in one of the Kourend houses if they perform tasks in a different house, regardless of whether or not they have started Architectural Alliance. As a result, completing Architectural Alliance will instead grant the player a reward lamp , granting 10,000 XP in any skill level 40 and above. If you have already completed the miniquest, you can claim the lamp from Hosa who can be found at the statue of King Rada I outside Kourend Castle.

Quality of Life Combat Changes

  • Pest Control KC Counter - You can now check your Pest Control scores for each lander tier via a scoreboard. This will only count Pest Control wins achieved after this update.
  • The Serpentine Helm - The Strength bonus of the Serpentine helm has been increased from +3 to +5 to make it more viable relative to its cost.

Bug Fixes and Other Tweaks

  • An issue with player dying with a looting bag in a F2P world and the bag keeping it's contents was fixed. Now the items are dropped to the ground as they do in P2P worlds. Existing items in unclaimed Looting bags will still be there.
  • The weeds in Morytania's farming patches are no longer healthy, vibrant and full of life.
  • Doomsayer warnings for areas where players can build eternal fires of light are now unlocked automatically when the fires are built if they weren't already.
  • Reaching level 66 in the Hunter skill will now notify you that you can equip Spottier capes.
  • Duke Horacio will no longer repeat himself when greeting players.
  • The collection log will now track "My notes" correctly.
  • Some grammar when fixing Broken Dragon hastae was corrected.
  • The Scythe of Vitur's charges remaining notification will only be highlighted when the player reaches 100 charges remaining.

World Rota Switching

The world rota is switching back to Period A this week. Period A has been absent since the Christmas Holiday but has now returned. The regular two-weekly rota will once again apply with the next change due on Thursday, February 21. According to the devs, there will be an experimental period where both worlds 324 and 325 will remain open during period A for PvP players.

"We'd like to try a little experiment with worlds 324 and 325. They've been taking turns to act as the standard members' PvP world, with 324 acting as the PvP world in Period A, and 325 acting as the PvP world in Period B. For the next two weeks, although it's Period A, we'd like to leave both 324 and 325 open as PvP worlds. If the player traffic is enough to sustain both of these, we can leave them both open indefinitely. However, if the activity can't sustain them both at once, we'll go back to rotating that theme on the two-weekly rota."

What do you think of the latest OSRS update? Have you managed to land a Brimstone chest key drop? Share your thoughts in the comments below.