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What is RuneScape?

RuneScape (or RuneScape 3) is an online fantasy/adventure role-playing game set in a virtual medieval realm. You create an avatar to represent yourself in the game, then start exploring, completing quests and slaying monsters. You can do this alone or with other players. Players interact with each other via online chat, trading virtual items and participating in mini-games. These games can be either competitive or collaborative in nature. RuneScape is free to play but you can purchase premium game content through the mobile or desktop apps. 

A version based on the 2007 release of RuneScape – Old School RuneScape – is also available. This uses separate mobile and desktop apps.


How do people use RuneScape?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use anonymous messaging and video chat services like RuneScape.

RuneScape is used for: anonymous communication, gaming, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat and online relationships.

Third party voice chat apps are also commonly used by RuneScape players to allow them to talk to one another.

How can you report abuse or violations?

  • Report abuse
    When and how to report another player who is behaving inappropriately.
  • Ignore another player
    Add another player to the ‘Ignore List’ to stop them from contacting you.

How can you protect your personal information?

Key safety links

  • Safety centre
    Find information about how to stay safe online while interacting with other players.
  • Rules of RuneScape
    Provides information about the rules of engagement and expected behaviour while playing RuneScape.
  • Terms and conditions
    The terms you agree to when you use RuneScape.
  • Privacy policy
    Outlines RuneScape’s privacy policy guidelines including the information they collect and how they use your data.
  • Privacy policy for young people
    A summary of the privacy policy for young people.
  • Parents' guide
    Online safety advice for parents and carers.