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RuneScape ‘fossil-itates’ the introduction of dinosaurs with the launch of The Land Out of Time

Tuesday 9th July 2019, Cambridge, UK – Bringing an array of deadly dinosaurs to RuneScape for the very first time, the game’s major summer content update – The Land Out of Time – is now available, enabling adventurers to delve into Gielinor’s distant, prehistoric past. The launch trailer is now playing at:

Available to all RuneScape members, The Land Out of Time sees the introduction of Anachronia, a long-forgotten primordial landmass with its ferocious inhabitants, including Gielinor’s own breeds of Triceratops, Pterodactyls, and mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In addition to a brand-new island to explore, The Land Out of Time also delivers new activities to master, new creatures to hunt and slay, a base for players to build with gathered resources, as well as the longest agility course ever constructed in RuneScape, challenging players to traverse the entire perimeter of Anachronia.

The Land Out of Time introduces:

  • Big Game Hunter: High-intensity activity featuring the tracking and trapping of giant dinosaurs
  • New Slayer monsters to overcome: Defeat new creatures and the deadly fauna that populate Anachronia
  • The longest agility course in RuneScape history! Traverse around the entire landmass and boost your Agility skill, and fast travel in style
  • Set up camp: Level up your base camp, established in the ruins of a forgotten civilisation on the island, through skilling and resource gathering

The Land Out of Time is the latest in several RuneScape updates set to launch over the next year that will uncover Gielinor’s ancient past, including new quests and activities. A prologue quest, Desperate Times, was released in May, while players helped the in-game shipbuilders gather resources to finish a ship seaworthy enough to reach the new landmass, utilising eight different skills including Farming, Magic, Smithing, and Crafting, in the recent limited time event, Breaking the Storm.

Dave Osborne, Lead Designer, RuneScape, said:

“We’re really excited that after 11 years the shipbuilders of Varrock have finally finished their ship and we can set sail to The Land Out of Time. Today’s launch brings significant new ways to play in RuneScape, not least the deadly cat-and-mouse game with our dinosaurs in Big Game Hunter, and the longest agility course in Gielinor ever, which goes around the entire landmass of Anachronia. We can’t wait to begin revealing more of the mystery surrounding the island over the months ahead!”

The island of Anachronia is accessible for players of all experience levels, with some activities needing different tiers of skill requirements in order to take part. Big Gaming Hunter requires at least level 75 in Hunting, while the new Slayer master – Lanniakea – requires players to have at least level 90 in the Slayer skill before she doles out new cluster tasks to complete.

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