Jagex opens doors to all RuneScape members; Combat Beta to get put through
July 5, 2012 - Cambridge, UK - Jagex, maker of the world's most popular
free-to-play MMORPG - RuneScape, today announced the opening of its highly
anticipated Combat Beta, Evolution of Combat to all RuneScape members this
The members will join an elite band of 50,000 testers, who applied for access to
the Beta and have been engrossed in game play for the last week, to help shape
the development of this significant and immense update.
The open weekend will run from 10am on Friday 6th July until 10am on Monday 9th
July (BST). This is the first of four open weekends where members will be able
to hone their skills and, should players participate in all four and carry out
certain tasks, their efforts will unlock a unique player outfit at the end of
This weekend's challenge requires players to complete one full game of Castle
Wars, the popularity of which will be bolstered by the chance to do battle with
RuneScape's esteemed team of developers.
"We're really pleased to be able to announce the first Combat Beta open weekend
for RuneScape members." commented Mark Ogilvie, RuneScape's Lead Designer. "Not
only will they be able to playtest and fine tune their skills, but if they take
part in each of the four open weekends, they will be rewarded with the unique
Mad Scientist outfit!"
Through the Evolution of Combat, RuneScape has undergone the most significant
change in its 11-year history. The developer has promised a totally
revolutionary change to the game - upping the level of immersion and player
involvement while, critically, retaining the features and overall charm that
have made the browser-based adventure so popular.
The Evolution of Combat update includes a host of new features designed to add
even more excitement and skill to the game. These features include the ability
to dual wield weapons; the introduction of action bars; new abilities which
unlock as the battle progresses and the new adrenaline bar fills; the ability to
cast buffs and weaknesses on your allies and opponents respectively; the ability
to produce critical hits and ? finally ? a whole host of new character
RuneScape is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most
popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game. Launched in 2001,
RuneScape is played by millions of people around the world every day and is
racing towards the mammoth milestone of 200 million accounts created.
With the Evolution of Combat update on the horizon, there has never been a
better time to begin a RuneScape adventure. Head over to
http://www.RuneScape.com and create a
free account today.
RuneScape is the world's most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online
adventure game (as recognized by Guinness World Records), from multiple
award-winning independent British development studio Jagex. Set in a richly
detailed, medieval fantasy world, RuneScape's traditional storytelling proudly
draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games. RuneScape delivers a
contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across
the globe every day. RuneScape offers a fully featured free-to-play game, with a
popular subscription option of even greater scale and ambition, both running
directly within almost any computer's browser.
Thanks to its character-class-free skill system and elective gameplay, there are
no limits to the hero players can become, no quest you cannot complete and no
requirement to collaborate with others or face them in player-versus-player
combat unless you so choose. RuneScape's distinctive role-playing style rewards
players who think strategically and play smartly. Its witty, intelligent tone,
finely balanced gameplay, epic questing and myriad in-world diversions combine
to create a game that has earned its place as the most popular free-to-play
massively multiplayer online game of all time and continues to push the
boundaries of online role-playing games.
Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge,
England. Jagex specializes in the development of high quality browser-based
games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest
independent games developer and publisher in the UK.
Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games
and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games
and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players
around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles,
including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.