Free-to-play

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Free-to-play areas and activities highlighted on the world map. Pay-to-play areas and activities in red. Full resolution image.

Free-to-play, also known as F2P, is the free version of Old School RuneScape where no payment to Jagex is required to play. Players who play the free version of RuneScape are known as "Free players", "F2Pers", or "Non-members". This is in contrast to members, who pay a fee for access to a much larger map and a multitude of skills, items, quests, and activities that are unavailable to free-to-play users. Free-to-play users can gain access to membership through in-game purchases of membership bonds.

Free-to-play in Old School Runescape was released permanently on the 19th of February 2015. Before this, a two-week F2P trial was available for new accounts. Anyone with a valid RuneScape account can access free-to-play servers.

Free-to-play content[edit | edit source]

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While free-to-play accounts have many limitations that members do not, free to play still yields a decent gaming experience for players.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play accounts have access to 15 skills, with a maximum total level of 1493. Members-only skills do not count towards free-to-play skill level-based requirements.

The skills are:

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bestiary/F2P

There are relatively few monsters in free-to-play, partly due to there being only seven dungeons in the free-to-play map. The dungeons are:

Some monsters have restricted drop tables in F2P, and not all areas contain all of the monsters found in P2P servers.

The highest level free-to-play monsters are Evil Chicken and shades. There are 2 bosses with broadcast loot and kill counters, the first being Obor, who can be killed in Edgeville Dungeon after having retrieved the key to his lair. The second being Bryophyta, who can be found in her lair in the Varrock Sewers after the player had obtained a mossy key from a moss giant. Other notable higher level monsters include ankous, lesser demons, greater demons, ogress shamans, ogress warriors, and the quest boss, Elvarg.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Free-to-play Quests

There are 20 free-to-play quests with a total of 42 available quest points. With 32 quest points, Champions' Guild becomes available, and players may start what is arguably the most challenging free-to-play quest, Dragon Slayer.

Minigames[edit | edit source]

Free players have access to the Duel Arena and Clan Wars, and the more recently added Last Man Standing and Castle Wars.

Other[edit | edit source]

Armour Limitation

Although there are a great quantity of items unavailable to free players, they can still use most metal melee armours and weapons, wizard robes and hats, leather, hard, Studded leather armour, and green dragonhide armour

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Free players are limited to 400 bank spaces in which to store items, with up to 416 after PIN and authenticator setup. 

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Old school bonds can be purchased with real-world cash or with in-game coins, and can be redeemed in-game for membership playtime. It is possible to make enough money in-game to play membership content without having to pay any real-world money.

Comparison to regular Runescape f2p areas in the past

The F2P accessable areas on the surface, in the orignal Runescape series does have similarity with the current f2p accessible areas, in its past. The current f2p accessible areas on the surface in OSRS currently closely resembles that of the early to mid era of RuneScape HD, with just a few added content that never existed in the orignal RuneScape game. Near the end of the RuneScape HD era, Taverley and Burthorpe became F2P.

Free-to-play servers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Server

There are 72 free-to-play servers located in United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. The free-to-play player-versus-player world is switched between world 371 (UK) and 417 (US) every 2 weeks. Sixteen of the servers are themed, nine of which have total level restriction.

List of Worlds
World Location Members Activity
301 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play Trade - Free
308 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play Wilderness PK - free style
316 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play Wilderness PK - free style
326 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play LMS Casual
335 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
371 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Player-versus player PvP World - Free (Period B)
372 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play 750 skill total
379 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
380 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
381 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play 500 skill total
382 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
383 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play Castle Wars - Free
384 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
385 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play 750 skill total
393 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
394 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
397 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
398 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
399 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
413 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play 500 skill total
414 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play 750 skill total
417 United States flag.png United States Player-versus player PvP World - Free (Period A)
418 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
419 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play 500 skill total
424 Australia flag.png Australia Free-to-play
425 Australia flag.png Australia Free-to-play
426 Australia flag.png Australia Free-to-play
427 Australia flag.png Australia Free-to-play 500 skill total
430 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
431 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
432 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play 750 skill total
433 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
434 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
435 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
436 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
437 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
438 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
439 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
440 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
441 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
451 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
452 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
453 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
454 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
455 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
456 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
457 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
458 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
459 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
460 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
468 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play 500 skill total
469 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
470 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
471 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
472 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
473 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
474 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
475 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
476 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
477 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
478 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
479 United States flag.png United States Free-to-play
497 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
498 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
499 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
500 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
501 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
502 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
503 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
504 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
505 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
506 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play

See also[edit | edit source]