Old School RuneScape will be making its way to Steam in February

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There is a good chance that if you were into video games within the last 20 years, you have had the chance to play RuneScape. One of the most popular PC games of the last two decades, RuneScape captivated gamers by allowing you to join a massively multiplayer world with millions of other users to become a master.

RuneScape was originally released on January 4, 2001. Since the release of RuneScape in 2001, the game has obviously come across many changes and a multitude of updates. Any video game will at one point experience updates in order to improve and make the game a lot smoother to play. These updates are essential in order to keep the game up and running. Along with these updates might come with new adventures and tasks to try and complete so that you never run out of things to do.

Over the past 20 years, RuneScape has had tons of updates that have changed the game to make it more of a modern experience for its users. There was nothing wrong with any of these updates, but at one point fans of the game wished there was a way to play an old-school-style RuneScape experience. Sure enough, gamers got their wish in 2013.

In 2013, Jagex Ltd. released Old School RuneScapeOld School RuneScape is Jagex’s official term for a previous version of the RuneScape game that was introduced from a backup of the RuneScape source code as it had been on August 10th, 2007.

Now the time has finally come for Old School RuneScape to be released on Steam on February 24, 2021. The best part of this announcement is that it will be completely free to play for anyone who wants to have a little bit of nostalgia.

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The reason why Jagex is deciding to release the game on Steam is because of the 20th anniversary of RuneScape. You also do not have to worry about losing your progress from the past either. Whether you last played a week ago or 15 years ago, you will still be able to log in with your Steam account and pick up right where you left off. That is a sigh of relief because it gives some of the old school players more incentive to get back into the RuneScape grind.

Also, another key note on the game coming to Steam is that it will get the full “Steam treatment” meaning that the game will have achievements to try and acquire along with Steam trading cards a little bit after launch.

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If Old School RuneScape is something that you have been a fan of and miss playing, now you have the chance to dive right back into where you left off. Call your friends, grab your Gold Pieces, and head over to the Grand Exchange because Old School RuneScape will officially be launching on Steam on February 24!