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RuneScape 3

RuneScape 3

RuneScape 3 (RS3) is an enhanced version of RuneScape 2 - also known as RuneScape HD. This major upgrade was launched on Monday July 22nd, bringing features such as a new engine, customisable interfaces and new content.


  • Beta HTML5 game client: The next generation of browser technology. It brings a big step up in visual quality with improving lighting, draw distance and colour, loading into your browser in moments, without the need for plug-ins or Java.
  • New audio engine: High-fidelity audio and music, featuring full orchestral pieces written by BAFTA Award winner James Hannigan and played by the Slovak Symphony Orchestra.
  • Seasonal high scores: Compete against your friends and the rest of the RuneScape community to rank on weekly and monthly leaderboards.


  • Dawn of the Sixth Age: The gods of RuneScape are returning. Entrusted as World Guardians, players have the power to decide which gods will win and lose in their struggles for supremacy.
  • The Battle for Lumbridge: An epic-scale world event which will shake the foundations of Gielinor, and one which is driven entirely by your actions. Week by week, your choices will shape the flow of battle and the fate of characters, locations and stories, and the ultimate outcome will set the course for RuneScape’s future.


  • New Interface System: Designed for ease of use and massive depth of customisation, the NIS lets you quickly change RuneScape’s UI according to your play style at any given moment. It also includes feature upgrades such as key binding and a resizable minimap to put even more choice at your fingertips.
  • Upgraded camera: Overhauled and updated, a new in-game camera gives you the freedom to view Gielinor like never before.
  • New community website: Customise your community experience to your specifications, with a new easy-to-navigate website focused on your needs.
  • Divination: Prepare to unlock divine powers from your surroundings with a new skill for RuneScape 3, arriving a few weeks after launch.


1. Can I still play RuneScape 2/HD?

2. Do I need a new account? Will I have to restart my character?

3. Can I still play RuneScape using Java?

4. Can I play on mobile devices?

5. Can I used the existing interface system or fixed window mode?

6. What browsers will run the HTML5 client?

7. Will there be any extra charges for RuneScape 3 membership?

8. What are the minimum PC specifications for running HTML5?

9. Where can I find suggested set-ups for the New Interface System?

10. Will the HTML5 client be completely finished for the launch of RuneScape 3?



Main article: RuneScape 3 Beta

The initially closed BETA was available to all Gold & Silver Premium members with the chance for normal members to register interest in testing. The BETA began on the 17th April 2013, and sign ups were open between the 3rd April & 10th April. Some players were allowed to test a new customisable interface system that was in ALPHA stages from the 24th April.

The BETA was run on live servers in the current game, as opposed to separate servers as with the Evolution of Combat BETA. Due to this, any levels and xp gained during the BETA were on your RuneScape character.


The following images were released as teasers for RuneScape 3, showing off the new engine and new technology.


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Current version RuneScape 3
Alternate versions RuneScape ClassicOld School RuneScape
Previous versions Devious MUDRuneScape 2RuneScape HD
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