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Old School RuneScape sinks its teeth into the vampyre city of Darkmeyer

Thursday June 4th 2020, Cambridge, UK – The world of Old School RuneScape has grown once again today with the launch of Darkmeyer. This new content release features a dramatic quest – Sins of the Father – which provides the opportunity to unlock the gates to the vampyric city of Darkmeyer.

Sins of the Father takes players on the bloodstained path of a long-running storyline that sees freedom fighters, the Myreque, attempt to free the dark swamplands of Morytania from the evil grasp of feared vampyre leader Lord Drakan.

Completing Sins of the Father opens the previously inaccessible city of Darkmeyer. Within its walls, players will discover a multitude of new shops, amenities, enemies and skilling methods, including the Hallowed Sepulchre agility course and the Essence Mine.

  • The Essence Mine offers players a new way to train the Runecrafting skill by utilising the mysterious power of the mineral deposits in Darkmeyer.
  • The Hallowed Sepulchre is a new minigame where players can train their Agility skill by traversing the boobytrapped crypt which houses the long-dead citizens of the ancient city of Hallowvale.

Mike Donatelli, Product Director of Old School RuneScape, said:

“The Myreque is a dramatic storyline and one which is close to many players’ hearts. It is one of the oldest and longest quest series in game, and players have enjoyed unravelling the history of the vampyres and the elusive Lord Drakan. As always, we have collaborated closely with the Old School RuneScape community throughout the development of Darkmeyer, with an emphatic vote of ~90% of 55,000+ polled players backing the quest.”

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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

About Old School RuneScape

Launched on desktop in 2013, and now also on mobile devices, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Tournaments, where winners receive huge cash prizes and membership. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com.

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