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Jagex Brings Major New Combat Improvements To RuneScape

Jagex launches new community-driven changes with Combat Updates and a Dev Diary launching today

Watch the Combat Update (March) Developer Diary below:

Monday, 4th March 2024, Cambridge, UK. Jagex is thrilled to announce the launch of a new update to the popular fantasy MMO RuneScape today that refines and enhances the game’s core combat systems, and delivers an improved combat experience for all RuneScape players.

Following a beta period, this update was created in collaboration with the RuneScape community and kickstarts a community-focused and more accessible chapter of the fantasy MMO, providing a strengthened combat system for players to take up arms. 

Find out more about today’s update in the newest Dev Diary: Combat Updates (see video above) which outlines what players can expect from the revitalised combat system, as well as a host of other great new improvements to enhance the overall RuneScape experience, with the players deeply at the heart of the game.

Combat Updates (March) Includes:

  • An enhanced combat system with major improvements to core game mechanics, including Hit Chance, Damage Potential, Crit Strikes and Damage Caps.
  • A revamped melee system, providing more accessible combat styles to players while still maintaining the heat of the action.
  • Additional miscellaneous improvements including a new channel bar and tooltip updates.
  • Continuation of the combat improvements made to the game, strengthening the strong relationship between RuneScape and the community, opening up further player-driven changes and improvements. 

For players old and new, Combat Updates promises to deliver a sharper, more enjoyable gameplay experience alongside additional quality of life improvements that improve the quality of RuneScape’s combat for everyone.

Check out the full patch notes from today’s update hereRuneScape is available now on PCSteamiOS, and Android, complete with cross-platform progression and play on PC and mobile. 

About RuneScape  
Celebrating more than twenty years of adventures and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, community-driven game that’s bursting with activity and life. Today RuneScape is one of the world’s longest-running online games, with over 300 million player accounts. 

Set in a medieval fantasy land, players embark on epic journeys through a vast sandbox world that’s full of gods, warring races, unexplored dungeons, and glittering riches. Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose your own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 28 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world. RuneScape is available across PC, iOS and Android devices.

About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 320 million player accounts to its world and is a $1.5 billion lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond live operations; our titles are forever games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.   

Jagex has expanded with the acquisitions of Pipeworks and Gamepires, bringing its expertise in building forever games to SCUM, a multi-million selling open-world survival title in Steam Early Access. Jagex employs more than 700 people globally, and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom.