- RuneScape Wiki
- RuneScape Bonds
RuneScape Bonds give you more control and freedom than ever before: pay for your membership with in-game funds; securely give membership to a friend anywhere in the world as a gift; and access more content by trading RuneScape Bonds in-game for items or gold.
Treasure Hunter, and Solomon's General Store - via the extras button on the ribbon.
RuneScape Bonds are in-game items that allow you to pay for selected account-related and out-of-game benefits with in-game resources. RuneScape Bonds are initially purchased just as you would purchase membership - but they can then be freely gifted or traded with other players. They can be redeemed for membership, Treasure Hunter keys, runecoins, display name changes, and tickets for RuneFest, and we plan to offer the option to purchase items from the Jagex Store in the future.
You'll be able to freely determine how you exchange your RuneScape Bonds - be it on the Grand Exchange or in player-to-player trades - and how much in-game gold you wish to buy and sell them for. Just like any other item on the Grand Exchange, the community will determine how much RuneScape Bonds are worth in relation to other items.
Acquiring RuneScape Bonds
RuneScape Bonds may be purchased via our website's billing page. They cost US$5, £3 or €4.25 (see the billing page for equivalent prices in other currencies) per RuneScape Bond and can be redeemed in exchange for 1 name change, 14 days membership, 12 keys or 160 RuneCoins. During certain times of the year, RuneScape Bonds may be redeemed in exchange for RuneFest tickets and related items, as well as special membership promotions.
RuneScape Bonds may be traded with other players - either player-to-player or via the Grand Exchange. If you purchased the RuneScape Bond initially and are looking to gift or sell it you can use the normal systems as you use for any other tradeable item. It is up to you to decide the price so you can gift the item or list it on the Grand Exchange for convenience of sale.
Redeeming RuneScape Bonds
RuneScape Bonds can only be redeemed from within the game. Click on a bond, or the bonds section of the extras interface (accessible via the ribbon) to bring up the manage bonds interface that will tell you how many RuneScape Bonds you own overall. It will also provide details on how many of your RuneScape Bonds are tradeable or untradeable; list what products you can trade the bonds for, and has buttons for purchase of new bonds, and conversion of untradeable bonds.
If you wish to redeem a RuneScape Bond, simply select the product that you want and press the 'redeem' button. You'll be asked to confirm your purchase. Your bonds are redeemed in the following order: untradeable in backpack, untradeable in bank, tradeable in backpack, tradeable in bank.
If you have a Bank PIN activated, you will be asked to enter this when redeeming RuneScape Bonds.
Converting RuneScape Bonds
If you have traded or been a gifted a RuneScape Bond by another player it will, by default, be in an untradeable state. In this state you can only redeem the RuneScape Bond.
If you instead want to trade it, or give it to another player as a gift, you will need to pay a conversion fee to return the RuneScape Bond to a tradeable state. The conversion fee is 10% of a RuneScape Bond's value on the Grand Exchange at the point you wish to convert.
Use the 'Convert Bonds' button in the manage bonds interface in order to convert your RuneScape Bonds. You can convert multiple RuneScape Bonds at once should you wish.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are RuneScape Bonds?
RuneScape Bonds are items that can be purchased for real world currency, and traded in game. They can be redeemed to purchase RuneScape membership, Treasure Hunter keys, RuneCoins and other products.
2. How do I get a RuneScape Bond?
You can either purchase them from the billing page, or trade some from the Grand Exchange, trade with a fellow player in-game who owns a bond, or ask your friends nicely.
3. Does this mean I can buy membership with in-game gold?
Yes, because you can trade a RuneScape Bond from another player or the Grand Exchange, and then redeem it for membership credit.
4. Can I trade my RuneScape Bond?
Yes, when it is in the tradeable state.
5. How do I redeem my RuneScape Bond, and/or convert it to be tradeable?
If you click on the RuneScape Bonds section in the extras interface, you'll be taken to your manage bonds interface. This allows you to redeem, convert or buy RuneScape Bonds, and informs you of how many RuneScape Bonds you currently have.
6. How does the tradeable/untradeable aspects of RuneScape Bonds work?
A player who buys their RuneScape Bond from the website will be able to trade or gift their RuneScape Bond immediately. If you buy the RuneScape Bond from the Grand Exchange or receive it through a trade with another player, you'll have to pay a certain amount of coins to convert it to be tradeable again – equalling 10% of the current Grand Exchange price. This 're-trade tax' is to reduce excessive merchanting and to act as a gold sink. You will be able to convert your RuneScape Bond back to a tradeable state through the manage bonds interface, and it is free to redeem at any time.
7. Can I convert multiple RuneScape Bonds at once?
8. Can I redeem multiple RuneScape Bonds at once?
Yes. Multiple bonds are required for more expensive products and will be taken from your bond pouch automatically when you purchase that product.
9. Can I redeem RuneScape Bonds from my bank?
Yes. RuneScape Bonds can be redeemed directly from either your bank or your backpack.
10. Can I give a RuneScape Bond to my friend?
Of course – provided the RuneScape Bond is currently in a tradeable state. You can trade it for whatever you feel its worth or give it away for free.
11. What can I redeem my RuneScape Bond for?
You can redeem the RuneScape Bond for 14 days of membership, 12 Treasure Hunter keys, 160 runecoins or a display name change. You can also purchase RuneFest tickets or special membership promotions when applicable.
12. Will the amount of membership, keys or runecoins received by redeeming a RuneScape Bond change?
No, these are fixed conversion rates which will remain the same.
13. Is there a limit on how many RuneScape Bonds I can have at a time?
There is a limit of 500 bonds. Bonds are stored in your bond pouch so will not take up space in your backpack or bank.
14. Will the RuneScape Bond set up a recurring subscription on my account?
No – RuneScape Bonds redeemed for membership will add 2 weeks of membership to your account, which will expire normally with no further charges incurred.
15. What happens when the membership redeemed from my RuneScape Bond runs out?
If you have a recurring membership set up, you'll be charged 3 days before you're due to run out. If you don't have an active membership, your account will be restricted to free worlds and your loyalty programme bonus progress will be reset as per normal – so make sure to grab another RuneScape Bond or renew membership in good time!
16. Will the RuneScape Bond cancel my recurring subscription if I add membership?
No. Redeeming your RuneScape Bond for membership will simply add the extra membership credit to your account, and leave any recurring membership agreement active. Your next payment will be deferred, and you will only pay for additional membership when you have less than 3 days credit remaining.
17. Will I keep my loyalty rate or my Loyalty Programme progress if I use a RuneScape Bond for membership?
Yes, your loyalty rate and loyalty programme will operate as normal – if you have membership, they are unaffected.
18. What payment methods can I use to buy RuneScape Bonds?
You can buy your RuneScape Bond using a credit card or a PayPal account.
19. What happens if I die with my RuneScape Bond in my inventory?
RuneScape Bonds will stay in your bond pouch and so are safe - they will not be lost on death.
20. If I redeem my RuneScape Bond for membership accidentally, can I reverse my redemption for another choice?
No – once you have confirmed your choice, the RuneScape Bond is destroyed and cannot be retrieved.
21. How does this affect me if I play Old School RuneScape?
RuneScape Bonds will not be introduced into OSRS, so if you purchase a RuneScape Bond the in-game item will only be held by your main game avatar. Because membership credit is shared across both games, if you redeem a RuneScape Bond for Membership in the main game then you'll also get the benefit of it for Old School access too.
22. How can I redeem my RuneScape Bonds for a RuneFest ticket or crystal coins?
When RuneFest draws near, the opportunity to purchase tickets, crystal coins and hotel rooms will become available. Simply use the manage bonds interface to purchase your ticket, hotel room or crystal coins.
23. I bought a RuneScape Bond package from the website. Where did it go?
RuneScape Bonds are delivered straight to your bond pouch.
24. What happens if a RuneScape Bond that was traded to me is not paid for?
If the transaction used to purchase a RuneScape Bond from the Jagex website is reversed, then the original owner of the RuneScape Bond would be placed into debt. This account would no longer be accessible until that debt was repaid. There would be no consequences for any players who have had the RuneScape Bond(s) traded to them.
For more details on repaying the debt caused by reversed transactions, see the negative balance page.
25. Can I be banned for Real World Trading if I trade another player GP for a RuneScape Bond?
The rules on Real World Trading have not changed. The current rule states: "Game items must only be exchanged for other items/services within the game." RuneScape Bonds are in-game items, and work like any other tradeable items in game. RuneScape Bonds also work exactly the same as any other item on the Grand Exchange.
For further information on the real-world trading rule, and a good sense of the context in which it applies, see here.
26. What happens if I destroy my RuneScape Bond?
RuneScape Bonds cannot be destroyed and any attempt to do so will bring up a warning indicating as such.
27. Why can't I trade my RuneScape Bond?
When a RuneScape Bond has been traded once it must be converted before it can be traded again. This costs 10% of a RuneScape Bond's value on the Grand Exchange at the point you wish to convert. You can convert a RuneScape Bond through the RuneScape Bonds interface.
28. How do RuneScape Bonds impact staking?
RuneScape Bonds cannot be used in staking, so they will have no impact on staking whatsoever.
29. Can I buy JCoins with my RuneScape Bond?
30. Won't this cause price crashes? I don't want my valuable items to lose their worth!
While there may be some short-term fluctuation in item prices, RuneScape Bonds will ensure a healthier game economy in the long run. The lack of gold farmers injecting gold into the economy, along with the additional gold sink from the tax on secondary RuneScape Bond trading, will mean far greater economic stability for RuneScape's future.
|RuneScape Client • RuneScape Game Bar • JagexNews|
|RSS Feeds • Adventurer's Log • Clan Home • RuneScape Forums • Refer a Friend • Members Loyalty Programme • Solomon's General Store • RuneScape Bonds • RuneScape Companion • Polls • RuneScape Authenticator • Gear Guide|
|Other ways to get Involved|
|Fansites • Player Submissions • Moderators (Jagex • Player • Forum • Local) • RuneScape Social Media • RuneScape Novels • Promotional Items • Top Trumps|
|Rules of RuneScape|
|How do I get Started • Controls • Interfaces • Combat • Skills • Clans|
|The Game World|
|Area Guides • History • Races • Pronunciation Guide • Transportation • Terrain Survival Guide • Quests • Activities • Enhancing the Game|
|RuneScape Classic • Old School RuneScape|
|Game Guide||Support Centre|
|All you need to know, and more, about the game world. How to get started and how to develop your character.||Need help with your account? Perhaps the game won't run for you? Help can be found here.|
|Scribbles & Sketches||The Community Hub|
|Artwork, fan fiction and arts and crafts are found in this section.||Confused by templates or want to contribute but not sure what to do? Check here for details on the RuneScape Wiki editing community.|
Report a wiki page
If you have identified content on the wiki that breaches the wiki policies or RuneScape rules it is possible for you to resolve this by editing/updating the content.
However if you feel that a user has seriously breached our rules or editing policy and this requires urgent attention from a member of staff, then please specify the issue from the below categories: