Old School RuneScape launches for Steam on February 24

Jagex has announced that Old School RuneScape will launch for Steam on February 24. This follows the release of Runescape on Steam last year.

RuneScape is a free-to-play MMORPG that originally released in January 2001. Over time, the game eventually split into two effective versions: the more modern RuneScape (sometimes referred to as RuneScape 3, being the third major build) and Old School Runescape. Both versions will soon be available on Steam.

For Old School RuneScape, you can either log-in with your Steam account, or you can link your existing Old School account to Steam.

The press release can be found below, along with screenshots in the gallery - if you forgot what Old School Runescape looks like.


Thursday 28th January 2021, Cambridge, UK –  Old School RuneScape is coming to the Steam platform on 24th February 2021. The beloved MMORPG launch on Steam comes as part of Jagex’s mission to continue to bring the RuneScape universe to more players around the world and is currently available for both PC and mobile players. The Coming Soon store page  is now live on Steam, where players can Wishlist the game and be notified as soon as it’s released.

Old School RuneScape’s Steam debut will deliver a custom-built Steam experience with a dedicated Old School Steam Community Hub, featuring weekly announcements, guides, articles, artwork, and videos, in addition to membership packages and achievements.

Recently, Old School RuneScape celebrated a record-breaking peak of concurrent players, after over 157,000 people logged on simultaneously during the Leagues II: Trailblazer event. The living game’s ever-growing, engaged, and empowered community continues to shape the world’s most enduring and largest player-driven MMORPG. Old School RuneScape is a regular contender for the top 10 most viewed titles on Twitch, has seen more than 8million installs on mobile, and won notable awards including a BAFTA for ‘EE Mobile Game of the Year’ and the Develop Star award for ‘Best Mobile Game’.  

The news follows RuneScape’s successful debut on Steam, which welcomed more players than ever to the world of Gielinor and has received over 90% positive reviews.

Rob Hendry, Executive Producer of Old School RuneScape, said:

“What began as a vanilla server for RuneScape has evolved into an eight-year success story and were so excited that it’s expanding to the Steam platform next month. 2021 is set to be a huge year for Old School RuneScape with a jam-packed release schedule, and all content accessible with cross-platform play. We’re confident that both our community and new players alike will find their time in the game an exhilarating one.”

Old School RuneScape