Back in the day for CRT computer monitors, there were many great games to play, but not many you could play for free. RuneScape changed it, giving hundreds of thousands their first taste of fantasy MMO games for nothing. The game, known for its party hats, retro songs and fun dances, turns 20 this year, and developer Jagex is celebrating with a year’s worth of events for all players.
RuneScape was originally launched 20 years ago today, January 4, 2001. Since then, the game has amassed a massive player base. The game has almost 300 million registered player accounts with over 1.2 million paid subscribers joining in 2020.
Jagex starts the 20th anniversary for RuneScape today with The Grand Party. This in-game event will reunite players with some of the game̵
More ways to play than ever
It should be noted that all this content is just too new RuneScape. But, Old School RuneScape will also have its own package of new content. This recurring version of the MMO has its own anniversary event starting January 6th. Players will be able to team up with Green Gnome Child for an adventure through classic RuneScape territory and battle against demons and dragons. Players who complete this quest will be awarded a special cloak and Gnome Child dedication. 2021 is about to be big for this version of RuneScape, which will also be released on Steam this year.
🎉 On this day 20 years ago, Gowers blessed the world with RuneScape and changed millions of lives.
💬 We would like to hear what RuneScape means to you. Tell us using the hashtag # 20YearsOfRuneScape! pic.twitter.com/VZGFct9V3c
– Old School RuneScape (@OldSchoolRS) January 4, 2021
It is not the only new version of RuneScape releases this year though. After being in early access, RuneScape will also be launched on mobile devices this year. Although there is no specific release date yet, players will be able to log in RuneScape on their phones or tablets with full platform games.