You can begin crack the clue by selecting the crack the clue option in the Vortex hub.
As Crack the Clue edition 1 has been solved by the first, second and third place winners, all steps have now been revealed.
Please note, to complete a step, it is required to be holding the relevant key.
It was discovered that you were able to find the second key by using the first key on either of the fountains in the Lumbridge courtyard thus unlocking the next step.
It was discovered that if you managed to die whilst holding the second key, in an area which didn't have death mechanics specific to it (e.g. instances, the wilderness) such as dying black demons in Tavery dungeon, that upon respawning at home the next step would be unlocked.
It was discovered that if you ventured into the wilderness and dropped at least 10,000 coins within the Graveyard of Shadows, or the Forgotten Cemetery, you would be teleported home and the next step would be unlocked.
It was discovered that if you used a piece of food on a player with lower hitpoints than yourself the next step would be unlocked.
It was discovered that if you walked across the bridge leading from the Wizard tower to Draynor, without holding any worn items, the next stage would be unlocked.
The image opened when reading the dialogue or examining key 6 (https://www.vortexrsps.org/right-before-your-eyes) contained an image, which upon saving had the name 3233_2900_0.webp. These were coordinates for the location of the next step, which lead you to the top of the pyramid in the desert. Upon using the final key on the door, the final step was unlocked.
It was discovered that if a player ventured to Edgeville whilst holding all 6 keys and used the command ';;fixedge' to repair Edgeville from a destroyed state, the player would be killed and upon respawning at home, would complete Crack the Clue edition 1.
The first player to complete Crack The Clue edition one, was a player by the name of "T P C". For his reward, he received 100 million coins, an exclusive title obtainable only by the first three people to complete Crack The Clue, and an Icon of Sliske. The second player to complete was 'Buzzsaw' who was awarded 50 million coins as well as an exclusive title and an Icon of Sliske. The third and final place person to complete was 'Snowking1823', who was awarded 25 million coins, an exclusive title and an Icon of Sliske.