The following is a list of updates and events that happened in RuneScape in 2006. Note: Titles in bold indicate a game update.
- 20th - A Christmas Reminder
- 19th - Fake websites
- 18th - Cards, letters and area guides
- 18th - Christmas Update!
- 12th - Animal Magnetism
- 12th - Players' Gallery - Christmas edition!
- 5th - Treasure Trails, spiders and sheep
- 1st - Behind the Scenes - December (2006)
- 28th - Eagles' Peak
- 28th - Postbag from the Hedge 13
- 21st - Concerning imps and other things...
- 21st - HUNTER SKILL!
- 20th - Game-world locations renamed
- 13th - Player gallery and more bank space
- 6th - Enlightened Journey
- 2nd - New Payment Option - US PayBySMS/Text
- 1st - Behind the Scenes - November (2006)
- 30th - Bugtracker Maintenance
- 30th - Hallowe'en Event - For ALL Players!
- 30th - Login temporarily unavailable
- 30th - Postbag from the Hedge 12
- 23rd - Would you like to see My Arm?
- 18th - Capes of Achievement... and Goats!
- 18th - Player-Owned House Costume Room
- 11th - Players' Gallery and Wallpapers
- 2nd - Behind the Scenes - October (2006)
- 2nd - Elemental Workshop II
- 27th - Area Sounds
- 27th - Player interfaces
- 27th - Postbag from the Hedge 11
- 27th - Skill Tutors
- 20th - Slug Menace
- 18th - Progress update
- 4th - Myreque Pt III - Darkness of Hallowvale
- 1st - Behind the Scenes - September (2006)
- 31st - Knowledge Base update - Area Guides
- 29th - Demons, Dragons and Giants
- 29th - Postbag from the Hedge 10
- 22nd - Naming conventions
- 22nd - New f2p prayers, port to port transport and improved dragon axe
- 15th - The Eyes of Glouphrie
- 7th - Gnome Cuisine
- 1st - Behind the Scenes - August (2006)
- 1st - Postbag from the Hedge 9
- 31st - Crossbows
- 24th - Lunar Diplomacy
- 17th - Pyramid Plunder
- 11th - Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen
- 4th - Security and free-to-play update - the Stronghold of Security
- 4th - Trouble Brewing
- 3rd - Behind the Scenes - July (2006)
- 27th - Tweaks and Bugfixes
- 26th - Postbag from the Hedge 8
- 21st - Death to the Dorgeshuun!
- 12th - Warriors' Guild
- 6th - Pest Control update
- 5th - Behind the Scenes - June (2006)
- 2nd - 11 new worlds online
- 31st - PLAYER-OWNED HOUSES!
- 31st - Readers' letters, bank space and game tweaks!
- 22nd - Royal Trouble
- 17th - Do not use your RuneScape password on other sites!
- 16th - Changes to Pest Control
- 16th - Game engine upgraded!
- 10th - The New QuestHelp System
- 3rd - RuneScape - Better than ever!
- 2nd - Behind the Scenes - May (2006)
- 2nd - Return of the Wise Old Man!
- 24th - Pure Essence now craftable on free servers
- 24th - Readers' Letters - April
- 24th - Wilderness graphical update
- 20th - Rune Essence adjustment
- 18th - Pest Control
- 10th - Easter bunnies infest RuneScape!
- 10th - New RuneScape Forums!
- 10th - Rag and Bone Man
- 3rd - A Soul's Bane
- 3rd - Behind the Scenes - April (2006)
- 28th - Readers' Letters - March
- 28th - Temple Trekking
- 27th - 5 new worlds in Stockholm, Sweden
- 23rd - Responsible gaming reminder
- 22nd - In Aid of the Myreque
- 15th - Hundredth Quest - Recipe for Disaster!
- 13th - New Improved Game Guide Released!
- 7th - Canoeing, Zygomites and a Mole!
- 6th - Behind the Scenes - March (2006)
- 27th - A Fairy Tale Part I - Growing Pains
- 24th - Rule 12 Reminder
- 20th - Updates, updates and more updates...
- 15th - Friend system upgrades
- 7th - Cabin Fever
- 6th - 4 new worlds now online
- 6th - Behind the Scenes - February (2006)
- 2nd - PayByPhone Subscriptions Available for Canada
- 30th - New Look Hiscores
- 30th - Postbag from the Hedge 3
- 30th - Runesquares, Harpie Bugs and new potato recipes!
- 23rd - Enakhra's Lament
- 19th - Agility Pyramid tweaks
- 19th - Over 15000 RuneScape accounts banned for cheating
- 16th - Agility Pyramid
- 12th - Nearly 5000 RS-classic accounts banned
- 10th - The Hand in the Sand
- 4th - Behind the Scenes - January (2006)
- 4th - Mage Training Arena