The time has come for Steam users to experience RuneScape for themselves. As of yesterday, the game has officially arrived to the platform in both its free-to-play and subscriber varieties, offering three tiers of membership bundles that include one month, three months, or 12 months of membership and a variety of goodies unique to the Steam version like Treasure Hunter keys, cosmetics, and even the orchestral soundtrack for the three-month and 12-month bundles.
Should you happen to be among the wide number of existing players that have been with RuneScape over its 20 year history, the Steam version does allow players to link their original accounts up for cross-platform play. And on the subject of existing players, Mod Warden offered a few words to the community about the incoming rush of new arrivals, promising more efforts to improve accessibility and scale operations. “I am asking the team to double down and focus on these areas to better support the influx of new players we’ll be welcoming together over the years ahead,” reads part of the address.
There’s some news coming out of Old School RuneScape as well (which, by the way, is planned to arrive to Steam sometime in 2021). Another round of Poll 73 updates have arrived this week, with a significant point cap increase in the Volcanic Mine and the Ava’s Attractor, Accumulator and Assembler devices no longer being lost on PvM death. There’s also some proposed changes to Revenant Caves, blighted items, and Vesta’s Longsword in the post linked above as well.