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Desperate Measures to bring a new lore chapter to RuneScape on 27th July 2020

Wednesday 8th July 2020, Cambridge, UK – A new chapter in RuneScape’s epic Elder Gods series will soon challenge players to use the recently introduced Archaeology skill when ‘Desperate Measures’ launches on Monday 27th July 2020.

Desperate Measures is a direct follow up to last year’s Desperate Times narrative and will continue the Elder Gods questline. Desperate Measures will see players gathering a team and using their Archaeology abilities to discover new mysteries in the dinosaur-infested island of Anachronia. Investigate the Kerapac threat and uncover more information about the Dragonkin, a race of powerful dragon-like creatures.

Bringing the game’s world of Gielinor to the edge of catastrophe, Desperate Measures will set things in motion that will inevitably lead to the rising of the Elder Gods, and the Elder God Wars. RuneScape members can prepare to wield their powerful Archaeology and Combat skills in readiness for Desperate Measures’ arrival on Monday 27th July.

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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.

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About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 280 million player accounts to its world and is a $1bn 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 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com

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