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RUNESCAPE’S INFAMOUS PVP AREA GETS A MAKEOVER AND RULESET CHANGE IN WILDERNESS REBORN

This rework makes PvP optional and features a new quest with Wilderness combat buff rewards
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Monday, 1 August 2022, Cambridge, UK – Today, RuneScape launches a rework for the previously PvP zone, The Wilderness. A ruleset change launches today which makes Player-vs-Player combat optional and introduces a brand new focus on player vs monster experiences. There is also brand new quest Daughter of Chaos which kicks off the Legacy of Zamorak storyline.
 

RuneScape’s infamous PvP zone has been reworked in Wilderness Reborn to make it an approachable and exciting area for all RuneScape players, not just those with a taste for high skill combat. Alongside a graphical overhaul, PvP is now automatically turned off with an opt-in option for PvP enthusiasts. The new focus is on Player-vs-Monster combat for solo and group play as well as brand new area for Slayer skilling.
 

However, before diving into Wilderness Reborn, players will want to play the new Daughter of Chaos quest which is the perfect first step for players looking to re-explore The Wilderness following the ruleset rework.
 

The new Daughter of Chaos quest is hand-crafted to be approachable for new and veteran players alike. With an emphasis on the player-vs-monster combat. Completing this quest will unlock a 10% damage reduction and 5% damage boosting bonus while exploring the once-feared battleground. This new quest will introduce brand new lore of RuneScape’s new season which will lay the foundations for the new six months of story.

The Wilderness will continue to thrive as new events and content will be added throughout this year and beyond, including a Wilderness-themed Yak Track releasing later this summer.

RuneScape is available now on PC, Steam, iOS, and Android, complete with cross-platform progression and play on PC and mobile.

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Notes to Editors: 

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 www.runescape.com. 

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 www.jagex.com 

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