RuneScape is ranked #12 out of 133 tracked MMOs in terms of player population.



RuneScape is estimated to have 15,722,622 total players or subscribers.



RuneScape is estimated to have 448,095 players per day this month.

Active Players Over The Last Month

Daily Live Population Chart

5 Year Breakdown Active Players Over The Last Year

Yearly Population Chart


  • by Jagex

Runescape is Jagex's long-time massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. The current version of Runescape (also called Runescape 3) started its life as a browser-based game in January 2001. It has received major updates to its interface, HUD, and the graphical quality of the environments and character models. Runescape has been recognized as the world's largest MMORPG that continues to be updated, with over 200 million accounts created. It is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms.

How Many People Play RuneScape?

We estimate that 448,095 people play per day, with a total player base of 15,722,622.

Game Data

  • Subscribers: 15,722,622
  • Daily Players: 448,095
  • Genres: Adventure, RPG, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, PC
  • Released: 2001-03-29

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

RuneScape Description

Discover a world of fantastic adventure in the world of Gielinor, the setting for Runescape, the largest MMORPG in the world. Although the game has actually been around since 2001, the current Runescape is the third version, which is separate from Old School Runescape that is also still active running alongside it.

In Runescape, you create an avatar that serves as your character. Every new Runescape avatar runs through a tutorial meant to teach the use of skills. Skills are the heart of the gameplay in Runescape, as every action has a corresponding skill. Skills represent what usually would be attributes, knowledges, and talents in other roleplaying games.

Currently, there are 28 skills available to players (although only 17 can be used by free-to-play accounts). Everything from fishing, to chopping wood and making a fire, to wieliding weapons and even the life total are covered by the skill system in Runescape. Aside from the skills only available to paid membership accounts, they will also have access to more of the world of Gielinor, better experience gain, and exclusive benefits.

Runsecape features many NPCs to interact with, whether through trading, quests, or in combat. Not to mention the myriad of players who populate the game. How you react and traverse the realms, and ultimately earn your reputation is entirely your choice. Whether you become a hero or a simple farmer, a blacksmith, or a thief, anything goes in Runescape.