RuneScape Mobile finally released on iOS and Android with free cosmetics

David Purcell
An image of Runescape mobile

Some 20 years after it first released RuneScape has launched on mobile, available on Android and iOS devices. 

The fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game is developed and published by Jagex, and first launched back in 2001.

The game has since earned itself a 9/10 on Steam, and after over 1.8 million players pre-registered to make it available on their handheld devices, it’s finally been made available.

Ryan Ward, the game’s Executive Producer, said: “Today, we finally get to share and deliver the unthinkable! We have brought one of the world’s largest, most iconic MMOs, with 20 years’ worth of rich and engaging content, to mobile. Players on mobile will be welcomed to a community of millions and get to take their hero on an endless journey through the thriving and living world of Gielinor.

“I cannot wait to hear about all the new stories and accomplishments that our players will experience, and all the new friends they get to make. This is the next chapter of bringing RuneScape everywhere and I could not be prouder of this moment!”

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RuneScape is finally available to play on the go.

Phil Mansell, CEO, Jagex said: “Today’s launch of RuneScape on mobile is a spectacular achievement from our talented development team and gives our player community a whole new way to enjoy RuneScape anywhere, anytime.

“After 20 incredible years as an iconic living game on PC, and with Old School alongside it, we have now brought two of the world’s most popular MMORPGs to the world’s most popular gaming devices. The arrival of RuneScape on mobile is testament to our commitment to the continued growth of both titles as multi-platform living games.”

Now, let’s answer some of the questions you might be asking yourself about the game.

Is RuneScape Mobile free?

RuneScape Mobile launched on June 17, 2021, and is a free download from the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Does RuneScape Mobile have crossplay?

The developers have confirmed RuneScape Mobile does have cross-platform play and cross-progression.

This means players will be able to hop between PC and their smartphones seamlessly.

How to get free cosmetics

RuneScape Mobile’s extremely successful pre-registration program will reward players as soon as they dive into the game.

Players have unlocked the following cosmetics, as a result:

  • Hairstyle
  • Teleport device
  • Sword
  • Pet
  • Top tier prize: Crux Eqal armor, which delivers a 50% XP boost for a week