RuneScape 3 Update to Release July 22nd

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Runescape 3 Release Date

Since its humble beginning at the turn of the millennium, MMORPG classic RuneScape is one of the longest-running online games. Chances are, most people who have connected to the internet at some point in the 2000s have tried the free-to-play MMO, which has consistently run on Java applets within a browser window. After 9 years since its last major update, UK indie developer Jagex has announced the latest overhaul, running on HTML5 and sporting a plethora of new features, updated graphics, and massive world events for players to take part in.

The July 22nd update is titled RuneScape 3, and will move away from the Java format the game was previously tethered to. Using HTML5 specifically allows for a wider range of compatibility with browsers, and ensures smoother graphics processing with better support for GPU hardware. The virtual world of Gielinor enters its sixth age with the new game, receiving several anticipated updates as well.

Players can become a more integral part of the world and its inhabitants, changing the course of Gielinor’s history in large-scale events. Phil Mansell, Executive Producer of RuneScape 3:

“We received fantastic praise from our passionate RuneScape community when we first revealed the development of RuneScape 3, so we’re thrilled to be able to confirm the 22 July launch date for the most significant update in the game’s history. Our pioneering use of HTML 5 technology continues to place us at the forefront of browser-based gaming innovation, and will result in a truly amazing gaming experience for players.”

RuneScape has a long and interesting history, its community having survived over 12 years despite fierce competition in the MMO market, and an acquired notoriety of game-related exploits and bugs. Jagex hopes to build on its previous success and breathe new life into the game with its RuneScape 3 update, which may soon become available for tablets and other mobile devices in the near future. For now, players hoping to get in on the action can sign up for the recently opened beta. So Ranters, are you ready to take your MMO experience to the next level? Share your thoughts in the comments section, and let us know your favorite RuneScape experiences!

RuneScape is set to release its second major update in over a decade, which will be publicly available on July 22nd.

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TAGS: Jagex, RuneScape

  • asdas

    I like how all the runescape 3 screenshots are practically all only of taverly

    • Connor

      I love how they are falsely advertising HTML5 RuneScape. The draw distance on the highest setting doesn’t go that far, and in general does not look that good in game.

  • Tolfdir the Beloved

    This game was awesome back in the day, and I might take the new update for a test run once released. Sadly, though, this game’s been dying since its changes throughout Runescape 2. Hopefully it does breathe some life into it, because it’ll be sad when this King of MMORPG’s falls.

    • fanofgames

      This game was never in any way, shape or form the king of MMO’s. I honestly cant stop laughing at that comment. Fail.

      • 1015

        I played this game in 4th Grade for a week after my friends begged me. Most overrated, boring game I have ever played, easily.

        • Shalkowski

          @1015 haha same here! One of the dumbest games I’ve ever played.

  • Brandon

    rs is pretty fun since I can play it on any computer and it is fun because it is soo skill based. love it

    • fanofgames

      Yeaahhhh……. Runescape is not skill based…….. LOL

      • Connor


  • vladiator

    rs died when eoc was released that was when i quit. Played 07 for a bit got boring after a month. Havent logged on since. Rs is just too boring

  • Brandon

    fanogames it is skill based in a sense there are some many different abilities to max out and its skill based to know what attacks youbare runnin on ur hot bar and to know how to expose weakness. for example magic does more damage to heavy armor than leather. also it takes a very long time to get 99 anything. rs is for ppl who r chill and want a casual mmo with a challenge.

    • fanofgames

      Lol those mechanics are in EVERY MMO. Your arguement is invalid, any little kid is able to play runescape , then get their parents to buy them the best gear. Boom that 8 year old just became a super L33t player. With no skill involved. In most MMOs, players are REQUIRED to be over 14-18+ and companys WILL check to see if they are telling the truth.

    • fanofgames

      Dont get me wrong though ,runescape revolutionized browser based MMO’s. It just cant be compared to a game as great as WOW….. Even though WOW sucks as much as it does lol….