The fantasy MMO Runescape launched on January 4, 2001, which implies that as of these days it is 20 several years aged. Which is definitely ancient in videogame phrases, and so developer Jagex is marking the major birthday with a “Grand Occasion” that will function anniversary-themed written content that will operate in the course of the yr.
The pleasurable begins at Lumbridge Crater—”the gigantic gap powering Lumbridge Castle,” for these unfamiliar with the territory—where the Sensible Aged Male will be handing out an special 20th Anniversary Outfit and Cape to absolutely everyone who asks properly. Gamers will also be granted unique buffs and rewards, and receive a ten p.c XP reward, while they’re in the crater.
Week-prolonged events will be held all through January, starting with the Celebration of Quests, which will challenge players with a few mini-quests showcasing “legendary characters from the Runescape roster.” That way too will be obtainable by means of the Lumbridge Crater, and will present distinctive benefits which includes XP lamps and 20th anniversary cake. Even bigger, a 4-part anniversary quest called The moment On a Time will operate during 2021 to rejoice Runescape’s past and present, “and even give a glimpse of its upcoming.”
“The upcoming 12 months will welcome a complete host of celebratory in-game written content, which include a multi-portion anniversary questline that will take players deep into RuneScape’s previous, current, and upcoming,” Jagex claimed. “Moreover, adventurers can get pleasure from a year-prolonged epic story arc in which the Elder Gods, the beings who cast Gielinor, increase the moment once more.”
Outdated College Runescape is having in on the motion way too, with an anniversary party of its own that will have players battling demons and dragons along with the Eco-friendly Gnome Baby. 2021 will also see the arrival of Previous Faculty Runescape on Steam—the main game debuted on Steam in Oct 2020—and the addition of clan assistance, Group Ironman, and other anniversary-related articles. The full start of Runescape on cell gadgets will also choose put later this yr.
And inspite of its age, Runescape is evidently undertaking extremely properly for by itself: Jagex said Runescape just lately set an all-time peak concurrent player record of far more than 173,000.
Runescape’s 20th anniversary “Grand Party” is are living now. Complete details on the occasion, which will also give players the prospect to throw income at “commemorative collectibles” including pins, a “RuneScape: First Soundtrack Classics” album, and an illustrated hardcover history guide produced in conjunction with Dim Horse referred to as RuneScape: The Initially 20 Many years, are up at jagex.com.