Jagex today launches the Fresh Start Worlds event for RuneScape. Beginning today and running for four months, Fresh Start Worlds will allow RuneScape members to create new characters in a special World where everyone begins on a level playing field. With a brand-new economy, Grand Exchange, Hi-Scores and an accelerated XP boost for fast levelling, players can return to the core game with their brand new character once the event ends.
Fresh Start Worlds brings together new and old players to begin their RuneScape experience anew. Running for four months, players will rediscover the land of Gielinor as they return to landmark cities, memorable quests, skilling areas and boss battles – all with accelerated XP and gameplay boosts. There are also plenty of earned rewards to collect including new cosmetic armour, pet skins, alternative skill capes and even some rare tradeable rewards.
During the first eight weeks of the event players will be challenged with the race to World Firsts. This will be available to those who achieve 99 to 120 in each skill, the first to achieve the Quest cape (all quests completed in the game) and the first to achieve the Max Cap. Players will have to rely on their RuneScape knowledge during this time as both Treasure Hunter and premium XP benefits (such as the Premier Membership Artifact) will be unavailable during this time. RuneScape players will also be able to utilise RuneScape bonds in order to pay for their membership, but limited to one per week during this initial competitive phase.
“We’re really excited for the potential that Fresh Start Worlds has to grow RuneScape’s player base and help our players rediscover this amazing game.” Said Jendrik Posche, RuneScape’s Executive Producer, “Fresh Start Worlds is a moment in time where players new and returning can unite and reignite that magical feeling of starting out on an adventure as a community. More importantly, the adventure doesn’t end when the event is over, with players able to transfer their characters seamlessly to the main game, complete with all the achievements and cosmetics they’ve earned along the way.”
Jagex has also confirmed that Old School RuneScape will launch its Fresh Start Worlds event on 19 October when it will run for six months. Unlike in RuneScape, Old School Fresh Start Worlds will not benefit from an XP boost, meaning that players will have to rely on their wits to get ahead. It still offers players the same Old School RuneScape experience players know and love, but they’ll be diving into a world that has a brand-new economy and hi-scores ready to be claimed. Six months after the launch, players will have their characters transferred onto a main game server to continue the fun for years to come.
RuneScape is available now on PC, Steam, iOS, and Android, complete with cross-platform progression and play on PC and mobile.
More than twenty years in the making and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, living game that’s bursting with activity and life. Today RuneScape is one of the world’s longest-running online games, welcomed almost 300 million player accounts, and is at peak popularity with millions of players.
Set in a medieval fantasy land, begin by creating a character and then embark on epic journeys through a vast sandbox world that’s full of gods, warring races, unexplored dungeons, and glittering riches. Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose your own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 28 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world. RuneScape on mobile is now available for iOS and Android devices, featuring cross-platform play between mobile and desktop editions, enabling players to seamlessly jump between devices and take their adventure anywhere. In RuneScape, you get to be the hero you always wanted to be and, with new content added almost every week, there’s always a new and adventurous experience to look forward to. Become the hero you were born to be at www.runescape.com.