RuneScape is a free online fantasy MMORPG that boasts millions of players worldwide, and offers traditional fantasy elements, open-ended gameplay and a player driven economy. This is RuneScape. The world’s most popular free to play MMO. Join over 250,000,000 registered adventurers as you explore the land of Gielinor, learn new skills, complete challenging quests, slay foul beasts and more. Create your own unique hero and embark on your greatest adventure; skilling, questing and fighting your way through hours of content. Are you prepared to enter an exciting fantasy world of RuneScape?
RuneScape Key Features
Lots of Skills – RuneScape boasts 27 hugely exciting skills for you to sink your teeth into; master these and you’ll advance further through the game and deeper into the adventure!
Quest-Based – Quests are at the heart of Gielinor’s rich and immersive history. Learn more about the lore of RuneScape, gain hefty experience, meet new characters, develop your skills, earn new found treasure and much more. Meet gods, discover secrets and take on the ugliest of foe; questing keeps your heart racing and your adventure alight.
Become A Hero – Become a brave and selfless warrior, master the art of magic and wizardry, take a talent for sharp shooting or hybrid your way through the darkest of dungeons using all three combat types. Prepare for battle!
Explore The World – There’s a whole world to explore; from cities and towns, to dungeons and general stores, as well as training grounds and many more points of interest, Gielinor has it all!
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Old School Runescape Tournament
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