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Old School RuneScape’s new competitive mode begins today with the launch of ‘Twisted League’

Thursday 14th November 2019, Cambridge, UK –Old School RuneScape just became even more competitive with the launch of an all-new challenge mode – Leagues – available to both PC and mobile players. The first instalment, Twisted League, runs from today through to 14th January 2020, and pits players against each other in a race to complete tasks, unlock huge power ups known as Relics, and level up as fast as possible to become top of the league.

Players start each League with a brand-new Ironman, or Ironwoman, character and embark on a new adventure to earn powerful Relics by completing tasks. Each task varies in difficulty across Easy, Medium, Hard, Elite and Master tiers. The more Relics unlocked, the quicker the player will prevail, with the goal of becoming the first to complete major Old School achievements and gain exclusive rewards. These rewards can be used for future leagues or transferred to the main game as currency to spend in a league reward store.

But the path to victory has its twists and turns, and each limited-time League has its own ruleset. Twisted League restricts players to the regions of Kourend and Kebos, and any attempt to escape from these regions will see players teleported back to the respawn point.

Rob Hendry, Executive Producer of Old School RuneScape, said:

“We’re incredibly excited to be releasing Twisted League to our community after engaging with them to build out this new mode. We’ve taken core Old School RuneScape gameplay in a new direction that will allow our players to start on an even playing field competing for unique rewards. We’re really looking forward to seeing how players utilise Relics to adapt their play style and explore new strategies that will test their skills in this new time-limited, accelerated version of Old School”

Whether playing or spectating, players can follow the Twisted League here  – https://www.runescape.com/oldschool/twisted-league?version=1

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Notes to Editor

Ironman/ IronwomanAn account type that requires players to be entirely self-sufficient and are therefore restricted from most forms of interaction with other players, which include trading and PvP.

Relics – A source of passive effects that buff your character, such as experience boosts, drop rate boosts and effects related to gathering, production and combat.

About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers. Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. 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. Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 360 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction. For more information visit, 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. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com.

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