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This page is for the updated version also known as RuneScape 3. For re-release of the 2007 Java version, see Old School RuneScape.

RuneScape cover
RuneTek 7
Release dates
Windows July 22, 2013
macOS (OS X) July 22, 2013[citation needed]
Linux July 22, 2013[citation needed]
Monetization Free-to-play, Subscription
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Loot box, Free-to-grind, Time-limited
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time, Persistent
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Point and select
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series RuneScape
RuneScape on HowLongToBeat
RuneScape on IGDB
RuneScape guide on StrategyWiki
RuneScape on MobyGames
RuneScape on Wikipedia
RuneScape 2001
Old School RuneScape 2013
Chronicle: RuneScape Legends 2016
RuneScape: Idle Adventures Cancelled


This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Key points

Originally launched January 4, 2001 for web browsers.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require a RuneScape account and a constant internet connection for all game modes.
The Steam version provides one-click login with a Steam account, while the official version requires Jagex Launcher (not available on Linux)


Type Notes
Free-to-play Free players have access to most skills, with other skills accessible up to level 5. The accessible map area and content is limited.
Subscription Members world and content can be accessed by buying a monthly subscription, or by redeeming a 14-day bond obtainable by in game currency. RuneMetrics Pro is a separate subscription which provide historical game performance reporting.


Type Notes
Boost Bonds can be purchased by cash or in game currency, which can be redeemed for bundle of boost items. Treasure Hunter also awards boost items in some limited-time promotion.
Cosmetic Solomon General Store sells cosmetics for in game premium currency. Some items can be obtained only by limited time promotion, or purchasing a yearly subscription.
Currency RuneCoin can be obtained by real world money or redeeming bonds. They can be spent on the Solomon General Store for cosmetics
Free-to-grind Bonds can be obtained by in-game trading. Bonds can be redeemed for 14 days subscription, RuneCoins, Treasure Hunter keys. Free players get 1 free daily Treasure Hunter key (without stacking), while monthly/yearly subscribers get 2/3 daily keys respectively.
Infinite spend Treasure Hunter keys can be purchased up to 20,000 keys per day, with no monthly limit. Bonds can be purchased without limit to sell to other players for in game currency.
Loot box Treasure Hunter can award random items, such as cosmetics, in game currency, experience, boosts, training items and untradeable version of popular in game items depending on current promotion
Time-limited Treasure Hunter promotion rotates periodically, which affect available items. Yak Tracks are also seasonal events which players grind tasks to unlock time-limited cosmetics.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\jagex\runescape\globalsettings.jcache[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1343400/pfx/[Note 2]
Cache files are stored in %PROGRAMDATA%\jagex\runescape.
Progress and stats are saved automatically to RuneScape account.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
As of April 2016.
4K Ultra HD
Interface does not scale. Better support is planned.[1]
Field of view (FOV)
Mouse scroll to zoom.
Freely scalable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
"Fullscreen" option is actually borderless windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
New client only
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Uses FXAA and MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Keyboard only.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller support
Controller types


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects, ambient and voice over.
Surround sound
Majority of speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.0 Default setting.[1]
Software renderer
Select Safe Mode from in-game settings.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel i3 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 400x
Intel HD 4x
AMD Radeon 7xxx
OpenGL 3 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.8 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel i3 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon 7xxx
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: