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RuneScape ’s Year-Long Storyline Reaches its Endgame Moment in Elder God Wars: Extinction

Featuring brand new combat challenges and advanced skilling locations, this dramatic finale will change the fate of Gielinor permanently
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Monday, 4th April 2022, 2pm BST - Cambridge, UK – After a year-long battle, the epic finale to RuneScape’s Elder God Wars saga launches today. This endgame moment will decide the fate of RuneScape’s world of Gielinor, making it a must-play update. Elder God Wars: Extinction brings to a close the wars of the Elder Gods and delivers challenging combat and high-level questing content.

Elder God Wars: Extinction is the first major RuneScape release in 2022 and is the closing chapter of the Elder God Wars storyline, which began more than a year ago and has since seen multiple battlefronts and cameos of beloved characters from across RuneScape’s epic 20-year history. This also marks the first Grandmaster Quest since 2016, which means that this content will be a challenge for even the most experienced adventurers.


Combat arenas play a large part in Elder God Wars: Extinction and can earn players rich and innovative rewards, including brand new skilling areas with access to high-tier resources for the expert fishers, hunters, crafters, fletchers, constructors, and botanists.


Elder God Wars: Extinction is the epic conclusion to our 20th anniversary celebrations,” said Matt Casey, Product Director, RuneScape. “Players can expect familiar faces and enemies as they journey across Gielinor as this concluding chapter in the Elder God Wars saga unfolds. Of course, when one chapter ends, another begins and the whole team is excited for players to see what happens next and where we take RuneScape’s story from here.”

Elder God Wars: Extinction is live today in RuneScape on PC, Steam, iOS, and Android, complete with cross-platform progression and play on PC and mobile.


About RuneScape
More than twenty years in the making and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, living game that’s bursting with activity and life. Today RuneScape is one of the world’s longest-running online games, welcomed almost 300 million player accounts, and is at peak popularity with millions of players.

Set in a medieval fantasy land, begin by creating a character and then 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 on mobile is now available for iOS and Android devices, featuring cross-platform play between mobile and desktop editions, enabling players to seamlessly jump between devices and take their adventure anywhere. In RuneScape, you get to be the hero you always wanted to be and, with new content added almost every week, there’s always a new and adventurous experience to look forward to. Become the hero you were born to be at

About Jagex
A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed almost 300 million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living 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. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 450 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at

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