Open PvP

Player vs player combat is enabled everywhere! The only exceptions to this are inside Barbarian Assault and Tutorial Island, and camping there isn't going to do you much good. There isn't a single spot in Gielinor where PvP is not a possibility in Deadman mode.

Town Protection

Incredibly high level guards patrol the major towns across the map keeping them safe. If they spot a player with a PK skull they will take them down in no time.

The highlighted areas on the map to left are the safe areas (click to enlarge).

PK Skulls

PK skulls in Deadman mode mean something quite different to PK skulls in standard Old School RuneScape. While they do have an impact on what happens when you die, which is explained in detail just below in the 'Death' section of this page, PK skulls in Deadman mode have a couple of other significant effects, too.
                                                   
Guards attack and kill players with PK skulls if they enter safe zones.   
           
Players who attack you when you are skulled will not be skulled themselves. This makes you a very tempting target.       
       
If you are in possession of any bank keys from killing players while skulled your skull will indicate how many keys you are holding. Again, making you a very tempting target.
               
Your skull timer does not tick down if you stand still. You have to be on the move to lose your skull.                                  
Death

A death in Deadman mode is no joke. If you die to a player you will lose the 28 most valuable stacks of items from your bank to a bank raid, all items that you have on your person and half of the experience you have gained in any unprotected skills.

If you die to a monster when you have a PK skull you will lose the 28 most valuable stacks of items from your bank, all items that you have on your person and half of the experience you have gained in any unprotected skills.

If you die to a monster when you do not have a PK skull and have not taken damage from a player you will lose all of the items on your person except for the 3 most valuable. You will not lose experience or any items from your bank.

You can protect 5 skills in total: 2 combat skills and 3 non-combat skills. You can do this by opening the items lost on death interface from the equipment tab.

Bank Raiding

If you manage to kill a player in Deadman mode you will receive a key drop. This key will give you access to a chest that holds the 28 most valuable stacks of items from the bank of the player you killed.

Getting to this chest is no easy task, though. The chests are located in safe areas meaning you will not be able to use a key until your PK skull expires. If you choose to take your chances and go for a kill you will have a hard time staying alive for the 30 minutes your skull lasts for. Is it worth the risk?

Safe deposit box

You can protect up to 10 items by placing them in your safe deposit box. Items in your safe deposit box will not be lost to a player who kills you, unlike those found in your bank. Remember that you can only place 10 single items into your safe deposit box, not 10 stacks.

Accelerated Progression

The experience you gain in Deadman mode will be five times the amount you would normally gain in Old School RuneScape when training. Experience earned through quests will remain at the same rate but training using the standard methods will be much, much faster.

Mules

With such harsh death mechanics there will certainly be a few players who try to cheat the system with mule accounts. Mule accounts are accounts used solely to store items safely. We will be on the look out for any instances of this happening and will be removing the accounts from Deadman mode to prevent any unfair advantages being gained.

Minigames

Below is a list of the changes that we have made to minigames in Runescape 3 gold.