RANK

3

Old School RuneScape is ranked #3 out of 127 tracked MMOs for player populations.

TOTAL PLAYERS

31.56M

Old School RuneScape is estimated to have 31,555,585 total players or subscribers.

DAILY PLAYERS

2.70M

Old School RuneScape is estimated to have 2,698,003 players per day this month.

5 Year Breakdown Active Players Over The Last Year

Yearly Population Chart

Old School RuneScape

  • by Jagex

Old School RuneScape is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by Jagex. The game was released on 22 February 2013. When Old School RuneScape launched, it was originally an August 2007 build of RuneScape. However, it has since received engine improvements, new content, and quality of life updates largely decided by in-game polls. Despite having a smaller development team and a slower relative update schedule, Old School RuneScape has a larger player-base than RuneScape. A mobile version for Android and iOS was released in October 2018.

How Many People Play Old School RuneScape?

We estimate that 2,698,003 people play per day, with a total player base of 31,555,585.


Game Data

  • Subscribers: 31,555,585
  • Daily Players: 2,698,003
  • Genres: Adventure, RPG, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: Android, PC, iOS
  • Released: 2018-10-30

The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.

Old School RuneScape Description

Greetings, adventurer! Rooted in the origin of MMOs, Old School RuneScape is the only ever-lasting, ever-evolving adventure that is shaped by you.

Released way back in 2013, Old School RuneScape is RuneScape as you *used* to know it! Based on the 2007 build of the globally popular open world fantasy MMORPG, Old School is constantly updated with improvements and new content voted on by you, the fans! The close relationship between developers and players is central to what makes Old School so magical.



So, you want to be a master cook? Or a powerful mage? Whether you’re here for the rich story and lore, the challenging combat, to fight alongside others or against them, to journey alone or simply to experience the magical world of Gielinor, Old School can be any adventure you want.

Master 23 diverse skills across a huge array of play styles
Take on over 140 quests spanning the fascinating and varied game world
Confront dozens and dozens of bosses
Risk everything in an assortment of PvP encounters
Profit from a thriving and dynamic in-game economy



Some people just want to hang out with friends. And you’ll find plenty of folk to do that with in Gielinor. But those who want seek a different kind of adventure have plenty of choices, too.

No matter what you’re specializing in, the quest for the best loot will have skillers and perfectionists obsessing over their character builds. The strongest wand, the mightiest bow, the most *fabulous* hat – there’s always something to aim for.

And if you’re among the most ardent adventurers, be sure to let people know by donning one of the many Capes of Accomplishment. Who knows, maybe one day the fabled Max Cape can be yours?



A rich story and deep well of lore await those whose interests are more cerebral, too. From the dastardly dealings of corrupt rulers to the day-to-day musings of the village baker, tales of both... world-shattering urgency and casual procrastination abound.

Over two dozen major quest-lines allow players to delve into Gielinor’s past and future, and the pages are still being written, waiting for you to witness their unfolding. With major game updates every week, the experience never stops evolving and improving.

This world goes where you go, too, with full cross-compatibility across PC and mobile versions!



The key to Old School’s success is both special and unique – it’s you! From the day Old School was born, we recognized that building on the game’s foundations while staying loyal to its very essence was essential. That’s why players have the deciding vote on every improvement that is or is not introduced to the game.

In-game polling isn’t the only interaction, either. Join developers on their regular behind-the-scenes live-streams, or chat with them directly across our many social channels. Old School is owned just as much by its players as it is its makers.



Old School is a free-to-play game that anyone can enjoy, and many of our players have been with us for almost two decades without ever paying for membership. But Membership unlocks even more thrilling content to get stuck into. Members enjoy access to:

8 additional skills, including Farming, Thieving and Slayer.
Access to the entire game world map
Over 120 additional quests
Access to powerful, exclusive items
Dozens of exclusive mini games
Additional navigation options

Furthermore, players can pay for Membership with Bonds that are either purchased or earned in-game! Membership is shared across both Old School RuneScape and RuneScape.