‘Old School Runescape’ is getting a speedrun game mode
A new Old School Runescape The update adds another challenge mode to the game, this time in the form of speedrunning.
To be precise, speedrunning is about the game’s quests, which “take place on members-only worlds with separate save files.”
A blog Publish on the Old School Runescape The website explains that “when you log into a Speedrunning world, you will be prompted to select the quest you wish to run.” Once a quest has been selected, “the game will automatically adjust your stats to the recommended levels for the quest you have chosen, along with any relevant items.”
Although players do not have to be constantly engaged in a speedrun while in one of these worlds, XP cannot be earned there, so skills cannot be upgraded. However, participating in speedruns will provide players with “reward points which will be transferred to your main account in the normal game mode”. These reward points will vary depending on how efficiently a player completes a quest, with a maximum of 320 points available for a single quest.
The speedrun worlds are clearly aimed at already experienced players Old School Runescape and looking for a change, as they don’t provide any tutorials or trading, with aspects like PvP and mini-games like Castle Wars and Soul Wars being disabled.
As with any good speedrun mode, stats such as current time during a speedrun, personal best time, and overall best time will all be visible, along with the times needed for each of the rewards.
The update will launch with five early game quests – Cook’s Assistant, Ernest the Chicken, Demon Slayer, Vampyre Slayer, and Dragon Slayer 1. Additional quests will be added monthly, with the first five months currently planned.
Old School Runescape Speedrunning will begin with a beta available on September 14 and run for two weeks, with the team taking feedback into account before its full launch.
In other news, Konami will announce a new game in a “loved” series at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.