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A unique MMO set in the vast, fantasy world of Gielinor, brimming with diverse races, guilds and ancient gods battling for dominion. RuneScape now features more ways to play, brand new skills and over 200 gripping story-driven quests.
Welcome to Gielinor
The second you step onto the island of Ashdale, you'll be met by Gudrik. Be sure to complete his tutorial - it's quick, introduces you to the game's interface, and demonstrates the key concepts of RuneScape. Plus, you get to defeat an evil necromancer and nick her hat.
First up, you'll need to know how to get around.
The Minimap is the adventurer's best friend. As well as showing you the surrounding area, it has two essential functions:
Home Teleport: This returns you to any lodestone (circular stone plinths found in most major cities) that you've visited and activated. Note that this can't be done during combat, though.
World Map: The best way to find your next adventure. Click the World Map button, then use the filtering options on the left of the World Map interface to find the type of content you're most interested in.
Paths and Challenges
RuneScape has a classless progression system and a vast, open world. It can be hard to decide what to do first.
If you ever need a nudge in the right direction, the Path System is for you. It'll point you to content based on your choice of three categories: questing, combat and non-combat skills.
RuneScape's quests are its pride and joy. No 'Kill 10 boars' here - each one is a hand-crafted slice of story, shot through with trademark humour and packed with tasty rewards. Your Quest Journal is the first stop - click the Compass icon, then the Quests tab.
Recent RuneScape news
It will be free-to-play with an optional subscription
Old School Runescape had more than 170,000 concurrent players over the weekend, breaking its own recordQuite an achievement for an aging game
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