Old School RuneScape boots employee for in-game cheating, police are involved


Jagex has apparently fired a member of the Old School RuneScape mod team for “gross misuse of moderator privileges.”

“During our rigorous routine system checks, irregular activity was identified on small number of accounts, including the movement of wealth and items back into the live game,” the studio announced today. “Following our investigation, we were able to resolve the issue before any significant impact was made to the wider game, or economy. We have also taken steps to return items and GP to any affected accounts. Whilst we generally do not return items or gold, we feel that given this unusual situation, we wanted to ensure no players lost out to the rogue actions of a member of staff.”

The company also says it is “actively working with the Police regarding the incident” but can’t provide details because it’s an “ongoing legal matter.” That information also seems to include which mod it was, though Reddit is assuming it’s a Jagex staffer who’s long been suspected (by players) of shady dealings and whose Twitter account was recently suspended.

Source: Official site, Reddit. Thanks, Jayden!
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