Old School RuneScape brings back fan-favorite events, announces new expansion, and more

Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape is getting loads of content, including a new skill, a new expansion, a new speedrun cup, and more.

You can read the announcement below:

Old School RuneScape’s Summer Summit premiered over the weekend revealing the return of two fan-favourite limited events, the announcement of a lock-in poll for OSRS’ first new skill, Sailing, and a tease for a brand new, content-rich area, Varlamore.

Sailing has been going through the refinement stage of development and has now reached a point where the community will get to share their feedback via a lock-in vote. Providing this vote passes, sailing will enter full development and progress towards beta.

During the Summer Summit, the OSRS team shared some insights into how the skill is evolving. The Sailing skill update will feature the biggest area expansion in RuneScape history as the open ocean becomes an explorable environment. Sailing will fulfil players’ seafaring fantasies with customisable ships which are equipped with a slew of facilities that can be used to train the Sailing skill, allowing players to eventually captain progressively larger ships. The Sailing lock-in poll is open for voting now.

Meanwhile, Deadman Apocalypse sees the return of the highly competitive variant into OSRS. Players start from the beginning of the game and proceed to hunt down other players, monsters, and loot as they compete for exclusive rewards. Deadman Apocalypse features breaches, where any number of powerful bosses can spawn in the world. Although deadly, they are a source of strong equipment, so they are bound to be hotspots for PvP activity. Deadman Apocalypse is a high-risk and high-reward way of playing OSRS and begins this Friday, August 25th and runs until Saturday, September 16th, featuring a $25,000 prize pool.

Next, another event beloved by the community makes its return as Leagues 4: Trailblazer Reloaded races back onto Old School RuneScape. Leagues is a time-limited event that starts players with no items or XP. They adventure across Gielinor with boosted XP and drop rates, a custom task list, and lots of powerful relics to unlock. Leagues is a great way to test players’ OSRS skill and knowledge in a fun, creative challenge.

Leagues 4: Trailblazer Reloaded introduces new tasks, new relics, new areas and of course, all the updates that have come to the game since Trailblazer ended in 2021. In the Desert Area alone, for example, players can now explore Tempoross, Tombs of Amascut and Desert Treasure II which weren’t available in previous Leagues. This game mode will launch later this year.

Finally, Old School RuneScape’s next big area expansion has been announced as Varlamore. An isolated kingdom opened up for exploration, Varlamore is full of new bosses, new skilling activities, the introduction of the Hunting Guild, and new quests. Varlamore has so much to offer that content will be released across multiple game updates. The first update will be arriving early 2024 and will arrive two new quests that kick off an all-new storyline.

Old School RuneScape fans are eating good, as it seems that 2023 will be a year full of events and new mechanics.

Old School RuneScape is available and free-to-play on Windows PC (via the official website with Mac support, and Steam), Android, and iOS.



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