The fantasy MMO Runescape introduced on January 4, 2001, which means that as of now it is 20 several years old. Which is totally historical in videogame phrases, and so developer Jagex is marking the significant birthday with a “Grand Party” that will aspect anniversary-themed material that will run all through the year.
The exciting starts at Lumbridge Crater—”the gigantic gap at the rear of Lumbridge Castle,” for those unfamiliar with the territory—where the Sensible Outdated Person will be handing out an distinctive 20th Anniversary Outfit and Cape to every person who asks nicely. Players will also be granted unique buffs and rewards, and get paid a ten percent XP bonus, while they are in the crater.
7 days-extensive situations will be held during January, commencing with the Celebration of Quests, which will obstacle players with a few mini-quests that includes “iconic figures from the Runescape roster.” That too will be available by using the Lumbridge Crater, and will present exclusive benefits together with XP lamps and 20th anniversary cake. Even even bigger, a four-component anniversary quest known as Once On a Time will operate throughout 2021 to rejoice Runescape’s past and present, “and even provide a glimpse of its future.”
“The up coming 12 months will welcome a complete host of celebratory in-match articles, which includes a multi-component anniversary questline that requires players deep into RuneScape’s earlier, current, and future,” Jagex said. “Plus, adventurers can get pleasure from a calendar year-long epic tale arc in which the Elder Gods, the beings who cast Gielinor, rise once again.”
Outdated Faculty Runescape is receiving in on the motion far too, with an anniversary occasion of its very own that will have players battling demons and dragons alongside the Inexperienced Gnome Little one. 2021 will also see the arrival of Outdated University Runescape on Steam—the key video game debuted on Steam in Oct 2020—and the addition of clan assistance, Team Ironman, and other anniversary-relevant material. The comprehensive launch of Runescape on cell equipment will also get place afterwards this yr.
And inspite of its age, Runescape is apparently doing quite very well for alone: Jagex mentioned Runescape recently set an all-time peak concurrent player report of a lot more than 173,000.
Runescape’s 20th anniversary “Grand Celebration” is live now. Full specifics on the event, which will also give players the chance to toss money at “commemorative collectibles” such as pins, a “RuneScape: First Soundtrack Classics” album, and an illustrated hardcover record e-book designed in conjunction with Dark Horse named RuneScape: The First 20 Yrs, are up at jagex.com.