Update – Oryxmas and Steamworks

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Ho Ho Ho Realmers!

The year is slowly coming to an end but we still have 1 more Update in our sleeves. Remove the dust off of your sledge and get ready to jump into the new content coming to Realm of the Mad God. With this release, we are introducing the Kogbold Steamworks to you! Beat the mighty mechanical enemies on a Seasonal Character to gain even more rewards with our new Missions Feature. And while you do all of that you will even gain extra BXP for our new Battle Pass! Down below you will find more information about all the new things. 

Kogbold Steamworks

The Steamworks is a completely new dungeon coming to the Realm of the Mad God. Its Difficulty level is around 8/10, which makes it a very challenging dungeon, apt only for the well-prepared.

Long ago, before the reign of Oryx, before the gift of immortality was stolen from the heroes, Kobolds inhabited the realm. A race excelling in craftsmanship held back only by their tragically short lifespans, Kobolds were never truly able to reach their potential. In the Archives, they were thought extinct… until now.

Under the radar, a very tiny group of Kobolds survived for centuries. It is unknown how they did escape Oryx’s conquest, but they did. They thrived and perfected what would ultimately be the salvation of their race: true artificial, omniscient intelligence. It bore no fancy names, as the kobolds simply called it “the core”. But it was indeed a miracle of technology, and it changed their fate forever.

Kobolds evolved. Their fragile, weak flesh was reinforced by metal, their organs remade with brass and steel. Ideal to live forever. To work forever. The Core made its creators immortal, and then made them work for it. With time, this was their only truth, the Core was the supreme supervisor and they, reborn as “Kogbolds”, would play their part. The roadmap is already planned. There’s lots of work to do.

Efficiency. Unstoppable growth. The Core was determined to take the chance of learning more, assimilating more, control more. It was time to send an expeditionary force, conquer the realm, and assimilate its resources.

Back to work!


The Steamworks is a huge factory, well hidden from prying eyes thanks to the use of advanced technology.

The Steamworks is composed of several different rooms. Each of them has a different function and shape, but all of them have dangerous environmental hazards that will make you think twice before crossing them. In the Steamworks, the rooms themselves are part of the challenge. Learning how to navigate through them and make the best use of your class’ ability will prove to be a true challenge in itself.



Dungeon boss

The Steamworks is diligently managed by the ultimate AI, known as the Factory Control Core.

Because it values efficiency the most, it won’t waste a single bit of energy on you unless forced to. Due to that, this boss has 3 different forms, as you manage to force it to recombine itself into stronger forms. 

This bossfight is a challenge we hope you will find compelling. Through several phases, the Core will try a variety of attack patterns for which all character classes can find diverse countermeasures.


  • Greater Stat Potions
  • Kogbold Cower Shield
  • Scepter of Rust
  • Brain Cube
  • Chain Dagger
  • Laser Pointer
  • Kogbold Enhancement Core
  • Kogbold Maid Pet Skin
  • Schematic x1
  • T12 Subtype Weapons
  • T13 Subtype Weapons
  • T14 Armors
  • Tier 5 Rings
  • Sword Rune
  • Mark of the Control Core

Mini Boss

Before entering the boss room, players will meet the mini-boss – the Kogbold Flying Machine. It acts like a “Marble Defender” type miniboss, holding any rushers up so groups can catch up!


  • Greater Potions
  • Steam Pipe

Mark of the Control Core 

Kogbold Enhancement Core


Overclocking Amulet

Steam Pipe

Kogbold Cower Shield

Scepter of Rust

Brain Cube

Chain Dagger

Laser Pointer

Clockwork Repeater

Mechanical Kogbold Limb

Atavistic Soul Sabre

Socket Blade

Kogbold Multitool


The Steamworks will be accessed in the realm through an Encounter miniboss. The expeditionary force sent to the realm by the Core is none other than… a train?

The Kogbold Expedition Engine is a powerful entity engineered in the Steamworks, and it transports all the workers sent by the Core to the realm. It is an intense fight that will take place over train tracks which the Kogbold Expedition Engine follows. Of course, this machine is packed with powerful artillery and can deploy Kogbolds and other surprises… so don’t let your ward down on it!

After a defeat, the Kogbold Expedition Engine will leave an open portal to the Steamworks.

You can find the Encounter up to twice per realm.


  • Tier 8 Weapons
  • Tier 9 Weapons
  • Tier 10 Weapons
  • Tier 11 Weapons
  • Tier 8 Armors 
  • Tier 9 Armors 
  • Tier 10 Armors 
  • Tier 11 Armors 
  • Tier 12 Armors 
  • Tier 4 Abilities
  • Tier 5 Abilities
  • Tier 3 Rings
  • Tier 4 Rings
  • Tier 5 Rings
  • Stat Potions
  • Pet Eggs
  • Kogbold Multitool
  • Blueprint_45
  • Sword Rune


  • Quest Chest and Daily Quest

Steampunk Quest Chest 


  • Overclocking Amulet
  • Steam Pipe
  • Kogbold Cower Shield
  • Scepter of Rust
  • Brain Cube
  • Chain Dagger
  • Laser Pointer
  • Kogbold Enhancement Core
  • T14 Armors
  • Stat Potions
  • Greater Stat Potions
  • Wine Cellar Incantation
  • Legendary Mystery Key
  • Kogbold Steamworks Key
  • Tier 12 Subtype Weapons
  • Tier 13 Subtype Weapons
  • Tier 6 Abilities
  • Tier 13 Armors
  • Tier 5 Rings

Daily Quest 

Unique Dungeon Mod

Dungeon Turrets are disabled while they undergo maintenance 


The Steamworks is an exaltation dungeon, so you will get Vitality Exaltations by completing it. As a result of this, Crystal Cavern is now granting Wisdom, so you will get 2 Wisdom Exaltations for completing Fungal + Crystal Cavern.


We want to thank the 2Scallions (Slapjack and Jeroen) for their amazing work on this outstanding soundtrack inside The Steamworks.


If you play a Seasonal Character, now you will have access to the new Mission system. Missions are tasks that you can complete in exchange for prizes and Battle Pass XP.

Mission List

To access Missions, you will notice the new missions icon in your interface. Click it to display the Current Missions Panel. This panel will show the missions that are currently unlocked.

In general, you can only make progress on missions that you have unlocked. If you make progress in a mission you haven’t unlocked yet, it might not count, but this depends on the type of mission.

The progress of a mission will be indicated by the filled bar, and once it gets to the maximum, the mission will be ready to claim (and will glow with a yellow outline). Any new missions unlocked will also appear instantly.

Mission Menu

The Mission Menu can only be accessed from Nexus. To open it you have two options:

  • Click on any of your missions in the Mission List.
  • Click on the “Missions” button in the Battle Pass Menu.

This menu will show you the entire mission tree of this season. Remember that the mission tree will expire at the end of the season, alongside your seasonal characters (which will be converted to regular characters).

You can observe here how some missions unlock others, so not all of them will be available from the beginning.

Also, you can see how the mission tree branches in different types of branches with particularly different types of tasks. Their level of difficulty also varies. There are missions for all players and skill levels!

Once a mission is ready to be claimed, it will glow and display an icon; you can click on it to get the reward. Any items you get as a reward will be sent to your Seasonal Gift Chest.

Best of luck!

Battle Pass

We are starting the next Season for Seasonal Characters and Missions. Therefore we are also bringing in a new Battle Pass! Keep in mind that you can now earn BXP via the Missions Feature on Seasonal Characters. 


Let us directly address a question that already came up during our Public Testing. If you finish the new version you will receive a 60% discount on the next Battle Pass coming in February and we have increased the amount of the free rewards while progressing. As announced a while back, the Seasonal Characters, Battle Pass, and Missions are part of 1 system, called Seasonality. The Missions will give you access to even more rewards. Seasonality is a live system and more changes can be expected in the results from every season.


With this release, we are introducing a brand new cosmetic feature: Emotes.

Emotes are icons that appear on top of your character for a brief time. You can use them to express an emotion, or reactions to a funny moment or surprising event, as well as for celebrating victory over a dungeon.

How to use emotes

  • Press the Emote Wheel key (by default: “T”) to show the Emote Wheel.
  • Click on the icon, or press one of the shortcuts (1,2,3,4)
  • Emotes can be used in the realm or in safe areas.
  • Emotes cannot be used inside dungeons, except the Victory emote.

Victory emote

  • The victory emote is an emote that is automatically displayed when you defeat a dungeon’s boss.
  • This is the only type of emotes allowed inside dungeons.
  • Any emote can be assigned as a Victory emote.

How to configure emotes

  • Go to the Wardrobe in your Vault to find a new “Emotes” tab. There you can configure the emotes you are going to use with your character.
  • For each of the four slots, you can select different emotes from the ones in your collection. Each slot corresponds to the 1…4 keys, plus the victory emote which automatically appears upon completing a dungeon.
  • You can also save the selected configuration as a “preset”, and you have up to 8 presets available to you. They will be useful to store a certain configuration and quickly reapply it to other characters.
  • You can unequip an emote by selecting “None” for that slot.
  • Emotes can be obtained directly from the Wardrobe or through other methods, like prizes in the Battlepass or Missions. We will extend on this aspect in further extensions of the feature.

You can have a look at all emotes here:

These five emotes will be gifted to all players upon release. You can unlock them for 0 Gold directly in the Emotes tab.

A note on emotes

This update is the first release where emotes will be available for the players. As such, we are focusing on stability while providing a limited amount of emotes. Our goals are to test this new system and also to obtain your feedback for future iterations of this feature, and then we will shift our focus to releasing a wider variety of emotes.

Please let us know what you would like to see from this feature or what improvements you would add!


Oryxmas this year will kick off with events in the Fungal and Crystal Cavern, and in the Realm with Snowy the Frost God and the Permafrost Lord. You might want to try and hunt for some presents!

Event dungeons and bosses will also drop “Festive Cog” tokens for sweet prizes at The Tinkerer for the duration of Oryxmas! You get 2 Cog in Exalt Dungeons and 1 in the other event dungeons.

During the whole time of Oryxmas, we will activate 2x Event Whites every single weekend, starting on Fridays and ending on Mondays.

20 Dec – 26 Dec Santa Keyper
29 Dec – 02 Jan Santa Appetizer
02 Jan – 17 Jan Santa Keyper

14 Dec – 19 Dec Ice Cave Grinch

21 Dec – 26 Dec Ice Tomb Grinch
28 Dec – 2 Jan TotA Grinch

We have more Events coming up in the next weeks! We will update you when they start to happen.

Starting on the 13th of December until the 18th of December a Chest Event is running in the Crystal and Fungal Cavern. 

Starting on the 15th of December until the 20th of December you will receive 1.5x Loot and XP from Davys Locker.

Starting on the 16th of December until the 21th of December you will receive 1.5x Loot and XP from Toxic Sewers.

Starting on the 18th of December until the 23th of December an Chest Event is running in the 


  • Adventurer’s Belt
  • Backpack
  • Basic Sulphur
  • Chinese Princess Warrior Skin
  • Christmas Tree Cupcake
  • Christmas Turkey Leg
  • Cloak of Refraction
  • Crimson Nildrop
  • Crystallised Mist
  • Echoes Prism
  • Fractured Gemstone Wakizashi
  • Fungal Cavern Key
  • Glazed Apple
  • Greater Sulphur
  • Heroic Knight Skin
  • Irradiance Sheath
  • Loot Drop Potion
  • Loot Tier Potion
  • Lucky Clover
  • Luminous Armor
  • Mystery Cloth (Large)
  • Mystery Cloth (Small)
  • Mystery Dye (Accessory)
  • Mystery Dye (Clothing)
  • Mystery Stat Pot
  • Parasaurolophus Pet Skin
  • Potion of Life (SB)
  • Potion of Max Level
  • Potion of Vitality (SB)
  • Quartz Cutter
  • Radiant Heart
  • Shard of the Mad God x1
  • Star of Enlightenment
  • Superior Sulphur
  • Sword Rune
  • Teal Nildrop
  • Wine Cellar Incantation
  • Adventurer’s Belt
  • Ancient Archivist Priest Skin
  • Azure Nildrop
  • Backpack
  • Basic Sulphur
  • Cave Dweller Trap
  • Christmas Tree Cupcake
  • Christmas Turkey Leg
  • Crystal Shield
  • Crystalline Kunai
  • Daevite Progenitor
  • Fungal Breastplate
  • Fungal Cavern Key
  • Glazed Apple
  • Greater Sulphur
  • Lone Rogue Skin
  • Loot Drop Potion
  • Loot Tier Potion
  • Lucky Clover
  • Mini Biff Pet Skin
  • Mystery Cloth (Large)
  • Mystery Cloth (Small)
  • Mystery Dye (Accessory)
  • Mystery Dye (Clothing)
  • Mystery Stat Pot
  • Potion of Life (SB)
  • Potion of Max Level
  • Potion of Wisdom (SB)
  • Shard of the Mad God x1
  • Sporous Spray Spell
  • Superior Sulphur
  • Sword Rune
  • Teal Nildrop
  • Tome of the Mushroom Tribes
  • Wine Cellar Incantation
  • Christmas Turkey Leg
  • Fallen One’s Blade
  • Flame Guard
  • Glazed Apple
  • Greater Sulphur
  • Hivemaster Helm
  • Hivemind Mace
  • Honey Circlet
  • Honeytomb Snare
  • Killer Bee Queen Pet Skin
  • Killer Bee Queen Pet Skin
  • Loot Drop Potion
  • Loot Tier Potion
  • Lucky Clover
  • Mystery Cloth (Large)
  • Mystery Cloth (Small)
  • Mystery Dye (Accessory)
  • Mystery Dye (Clothing)
  • Mystery Stat Pot
  • Nectar Crossfire
  • Night Elf Summoner Skin
  • Potion of Dexterity (SB)
  • Potion of Life (SB)
  • Potion of Max Level
  • Queen’s Stinger
  • Scarlet Nildrop
  • Shard of the Mad God x1
  • Skier Ninja Skin
  • Superior Sulphur
  • Sword Rune
  • Teal Nildrop
  • The Nest Key
  • Wine Cellar Incantation


Secret Oryx (repeatable)Festive Cog x10Oryxmas Mystery Gift
Under the tree (repeatable, item of choice)Festive Cog x20Frost Drake Hide ArmorFrost Elementalist RobeFrost Citadel Armor
Starry Night I (repeatable, item of choice)Festive Cog x20Cloak of WinterCoalbearing QuiverVigil SpellNativity TomePathfinder’s HelmResounding ShieldAdvent SealHolly Poison
Starry Night II (repeatable, item of choice)Festive Cog x20Skull of KrampusGreedsnatcher TrapSnowbound OrbOrnamental PrismScepter of SainthoodIlex StarPeppermint WakizashiOryxmas Carol
Starry Night III (repeatable, item of choice)Festive Cog x20Mace of the North PoleSnowman’s Sheath
Dashing in the snow (repeatable, item of choice)Festive Cog x20YukiSaint Nicolas’ BladeWinter’s Breath WandFrosty’s Walking StickIcicle LauncherFrost Lich’s Finger
Playing with toys (repeatable, item of choice)Festive Cog x30Evergreen DaggerGarland BowSleigh Bell StaffBrass ChamberstickCheerful ChipperCandy Katana
Shiny Hat (once per account)Festive Cog x40Ice Crown
Oryxmas Happiness (once per account)Festive Cog x30Oryxmas Ornament: Weak
Oryxmas Fullness (once per account)Festive Cog x30Oryxmas Ornament: Energized
Oryxmas Wishes (once per account)Festive Cog x30Oryxmas Ornament: Exposed
Holy Alignment (repeatable)Oryxmas Ornament: Weak,Oryxmas Ornament: Energized,Oryxmas Ornament: ExposedOrnaments of Unity

Free Pack

Most of you behaved this year, so Oryx left some presents. Claim your free pack in the Shop!


  • 1x Candy of Extreme Attack
  • 1x Candy of Extreme Vitality
  • 1x Candy of Extreme Speed
  • 1x Candy of Extreme Wisdom
  • 1x Santa Workshop Key
  • 1x Backpack
  • 1x Adventurer’s Belt
  • 1x Christmas Turkey Leg
  • 1x Christmas Tree Cupcake
  • 1x Lucky Clover
  • 2x Greater Sulphur
  • 2x Greater Ore
  • 2x Small Firecracker
  • 2x Large Firecracker

Veteran Skins

The Veteran Skin Collection is back for our Veteran Players! Players with accounts created before 2015-12-13 08:00:01 will be able to get this collection for 2555 Fame. This is our way to thank Veterans for playing Realm for longer than 7 years. Special thanks go to NblankFour for his collection up to Summoner! This Package will be available from today until the end of the Oryxmas event.

Potion Vault Tooltips

As part of our changes for new players who are learning the game, we have introduced an extended tooltip for the Potion Vault.

When you hover over your potions, you will see additional information relevant to you, like potions you still need to consume to max that stat, or a couple of our suggested locations for where to find that potion. This is not an exhaustive listing of all the locations where that potion can be found, but a recommendation!

New Titles

  • the Revolutionary Meccano Title – Battle Pass
  • the Archivist of Valves Title – Battle Pass
  • the Hero of the Exoskeleton Title

New Skins

Nexus and Reskins

As always when new festivities start, the Nexus is shining once again in the spirit of Oryxmas. There isn’t anything better than relaxing in front of the fireplace after beating O3 for the first time. Or dying to him for the 15th time.

Our Gods also had a small makeover. They are ready to celebrate the release of the Steamworks just as you are!

  • Hermit God → Hat God
  • Cube God → Ice Cube God
  • Ghost Ship → Frozen Ship
  • Beach Spectre → Ice Spectre
  • Water Mine Path → Ice Mine
  • Vengeful Spirit → Glacial Spirit
  • Pentaract → Frostaract
  • Skull Shrine → Xmas Skull shrine
  • Appetizer → Santa Appetizer
  • Keyper → Santa Keyper
  • Rock Dragon → Wrapped Dragon
  • Oryx → Sweater Oryx
  • Craig → Sweater Craig
  • Candy Miner
  • Crystal Worm Rudolph
  • Sphinx → Jolly Sphinx
  • Living Tree → Death Morel
  • Tempest Cloud → Blizzard Cloud


  • Changed the Sprite of the Leaderboard Icon. (Credits to DynamoX)
  • Fixed an issue where enemies would not despawn correctly, and no dungeon portal would appear after defeating the Ghost Ship.
  • Fixed a text issue in the Dismantle Panel

Additional Information

We are aware of an issue that made the following items tradeable. This will be fixed in a later update.

  • Overclocking Amulet
  • Scepter of Rust
  • Kogbold Cower Shield
  • All Winter UTs except the Katana
  • Socket Blade

This Oryxmas Biff felt really left out so he stole all of the presents and replaced them with eggs, you need to find out if he was nice enough to put actual presents in them. He will be stopped in the near future with an update.
Due to an exploit during the Wetlands Speedrun Contest, we have decided to reward the Pet and the Title to every player who finished a wetlands dungeon. We will rework the way we do these events in the future.

Regarding the open topic concerning what happens to Vault Unlocks when a Season ends, they will currently be voided and not be transferred to your regular characters. This might change in the future but for now they won’t be taken over!

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