Old School RuneScape To Arrive On Steam In February 2021

2021 is an exciting year for both old and new Runescape fans. As Jagex announced last year, Old School Runescape will be released on Steam in February of this year. The MMORPG has remained highly popular throughout its how many years of existence, and it’s finally making its way to another popular digital storefront to join Runescape.

It’s quite impressive how the franchise has done an amazing job at keeping up with the times, especially since Runescape will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For those who don’t know, Runescape is a classic free-to-play MMORPG that was first released in 2001.

Since then, the title has been through three iterations, the third of which is the game we have available today. Long-time fans of the franchise first experienced Runescape as a browser game, and it could be played on anything as long as an internet connection was available. This marked the start of the franchise’s popularity.


Despite the fact that Runescape has been around for quite a long time now, it’s still an incredibly popular game in the gaming community. As a matter of fact, it welcomed 1.2 million new players in 2020 alone, while Old School Runescape has also been experiencing a surge in players.

Thanks to an article by Rock Paper Shotgun, we now have a confirmation of when Old School Runescape will be made available on Valve’s digital storefront. Mark your calendars, folks, as this highly acclaimed classic can be officially downloaded on Steam on February 24, 2021. The game even has its own official listing on the store, so that players can add it to their wishlist.

The current, more modern Runescape and Old School Runescape are both available to play on PC and mobile devices. The great thing about this is the fact that both support crossplay, which means that players will be able to meet virtually and play with one another in-game simultaneously, no matter what platform they’re using.

It’s wonderful that Jagex hasn’t given up on a franchise that is still beloved by many, and the fact that it adapted to modern times and made the franchise available on Steam simply means that the developer thinks Runescape is here to stay.


Both Runescape and Old School Runescape, at this point in time, are underrated titles that deserve more love like other mainstream MMORPGs such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and World of Warcraft.

Jagex proudly says that the franchise is “always on,” and it makes sense. Since the very beginning, Runescape has always been accessible to the video game community, both in terms of hardware and financially. As such, it has and always will be available and accessible to a wide range of players, especially those who don’t want to deal with subscription fees that many recent MMORPGs require.

While many fans were concerned about its poor graphics quality, Jagex was able to overhaul and revamp Runescape completely into the newer and more improved version we know and love today.

In other news, the developer has big things planned for this year’s 20th anniversary. For instance, it was previously announced that the game will be experiencing several events and expansions to celebrate the joyous occasion, so fans should keep their eyes peeled for that.

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