Party hats are “essential” to RuneScape’s economy, and new hats will be distributed for the first time in 20 years

RuneScape player 120King says he started cooking sailfish on Monday at 6:40 p.m. Four hours and “approximately” 4,000 boiled sailfish later, they procured one of the eight shards needed to earn the Golden Party Hat. It is an accessory that gives its user zero stat benefit. They have until January 3 to get the other seven shards they need to get a hat that does nothing but may sometimes make them rich in RuneScape.

The last time party hats were on offer was 20 years ago. The originals, which also give users nothing, are now worth more than 2.1 billion gold, making them RuneScape’s most valuable items.