Runescape is coming to mobile devices with Old School Runescape Mobile and Jagex is putting out the call: all current members of Runescape and Old School Runescape can get in on the action early during an upcoming new members' beta. This will make the game the first MMO to allow seamless play across mobile and PC platforms - an enticing prospect for players looking to fit a bit more experience and loot grind in their day.
The new members' beta will made available to all current members as part of a staggered rollout. Over the first two days of the beta, Jagex expanded the servers to accommodate 250,000 subscribers. The service will be expanded over the coming weeks to include all current Runescape accounts.
“Since announcing our plans to bring both RuneScape games to mobile, the community has been clamoring to get their hands on the titles," said Conor Crowley, Director of Game Development. "Old School RuneScape Mobile has been running 24/7 in invite-only closed beta for the past couple of months, and, with development progressing really well, we wanted to share this progress with the most important people: our members. That begins now and, soon, every Old School and RuneScape subscriber will have access to Old School mobile – the next stage of bringing two of the world’s most popular online RPGs to the world’s most popular gaming platforms.”
Since it first launched in February 2013 with the backing of 450,000 members of the RuneScape community, Old School RuneScape’s success has continued to grow, delivering new lands and new adventures that take it far beyond a purely nostalgic vanilla experience. One of Jagex’s flagship living games, Old School features player-polled content including the recently released raid, Theatre of Blood, the Deadman Invitational competitive game mode, and continues to be at the vanguard of collaboration between developers and its community.
Only Android devices running Lollopop (5.0) or later are currently eligible to join the beta. Recommended devices include the Samsung Galaxy S6, 7, 8, and 9, the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 and 2XL, and the One Plus 3, 3T, 5, and 6.