Old School RuneScape Android Beta Launched, Players Can OSRS Gold on Mobile (64 Characters) – Verve times
Here’s how to participate.
After a long period of waiting, several years to be exact, fans of Old-School RuneScape can finally play the game on their Android devices. The OSRS Android open beta was released on February 28 and everyone is welcome to try it out. So far, the feedback has been positive, with players enjoying the mobile version of the game. You can enjoy all the nostalgic goodness of this classic MMORPG on your mobile device.
The open beta comes with a lot of quality of life changes. I’ll detail some of these changes, as well as how to download the open beta client.
What is Old School RuneScape?
Old School RuneScape (OSRS) is an MMORPG developed and published by Jagex. The game was released on February 22, 2013 and is a modified version of RuneScape from 2007. However, it was replaced by RuneScape 3. However, it was re-released and branded OSRS, due to its popularity. The game has since received many updates over the years. These updates are usually done through in-game surveys and the playerbase. Gamers who want a more hardcore MMO experience usually flock to OSRS over RuneScape 3.
Also, you might be one of those who wonders if Old School RuneScape still has an active playerbase. Well, the answer is yes. Old School RuneScape is still one of the most popular MMOs. In fact, Old School RuneScape has more players than RuneScape 3. According to estimates by MMO Population, OSRS has over one million daily players. The official OSRS website states that an average of 60,000 players are playing at any time of the day.
Considering OSRS has fewer updates compared to Runescape 3 and is worked on by a smaller team, I’d say this game is still going strong.
How to download
Downloading the new open beta client is quite simple. However, be sure to check if your device can run it.
The minimum system requirements for Old School RuneScape for Android:
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
2 GB RAM
Since OSRS is an old game, it doesn’t require a lot of power. Most people should be able to run this game without issue.
Getting into the beta will take a few extra steps, but it’s simple and available to anyone. Before starting the following steps, make sure you have downloaded the public version of Old School RuneScape. This is done simply by finding it on the Play Store. Once you have installed that, you can proceed to the next steps.
To join the beta:
- Open Play Store
- At the top right, tap the profile icon
- Tap Manage apps & devices > Manage > Installed
- Locate and tap Old School RuneScape to open the app details page
- Under ‘Join beta’, tap Join > Join
Assuming you already have a RuneScape account, you should be able to log in and play the beta. It’s so simple.
Will progress continue?
Although I don’t think the developers announced it or not, I think the progress will continue until the official release. All OSRS Items and the things you have earned will remain with you. Your OSRS general practitioner, gear and progression will remain. It will likely work the same as games like Fortnite or Smite. The client will simply update to an official version while players can keep whatever has been earned or purchased.
You can check the most frequently asked questions on the official OSRS New Android Client Open Beta FAQ.
Changes in quality of life
Many technical changes have been made to ensure that the game runs much better and allows players to mine OSRS gold more easily. If you were in the old beta, you will find new changes when updating to the new client. For players who are just starting out, you will have a more stable game from the start.
The new Android client open beta will bring some of the client’s new features to mobile for the first time, including (but not limited to):
- Buff bars
- XP tracking
- Zoom on the minimap
- Fishing spot indicators
- HUD improvements (NPC info, stat boosts, combat styles, health and special attack regen timers)
- Agility and Killer Aids
- Chambers of Xeric Helper
- Wood chopping and ore respawn timers
- Increased draw distance
- Navigation Tile Indicators
- Chat improvements
- Entity Highlights for NPCs (New on Mobile)
These are big changes that will help players better understand the game and bring out the features. For example, the Woodcutting and Ore respawn timers are a huge quality of life change. If you want to make OSRS gold, knowing when these spawns will make farming and grinding much easier.
If you are an Android user, the Old School RuneScape Open Beta is now available for you! This new client has a bunch of quality of life updates that should make the gaming experience smoother. If you downloaded it, be sure to sound off in the comments about your experience. And remember, this is still just a beta; there may be bumps along the way.