Last Man Standing
|Last Man Standing|
|Released||4 August 2016 (Update)|
|Location||East of Clan Wars|
|Music||Last Man Standing|
Last Man Standing, commonly refered to as LMS, is a player-versus-player battle royale style minigame in which the player, along with 4-24 others, are transported onto an island where they must fight for survival, killing each other and looting any items they can to become the titular last man standing.
Players can begin the minigame by speaking to Lisa, located east of the Clan Wars area. Items cannot be brought into the minigame; any items in the player's possession are temporarily taken away for the duration of the game, and are returned upon leaving the game. Alternatively, a bank deposit box near Lisa can be used to deposit all of the player's items.
Upon speaking to Lisa, players will be given the choice to participate in one of three game modes:
- Casual - Players can participate without reward and can begin a game with four players, though their rank on the highscores are not affected.
- Competitive - Requiring a total level of 150 to participate (none if on a member’s world or if playing on a free to play world as a member), players are rewarded points for playing and their rank on the highscores are affected. There must be 24 participants to begin a competitive game. After a game of competitive, the players rating will get updated and displayed in the chat window.
- High Stakes - Like competitive mode, but players must pay 500,000 coins to enter. This game mode is not always active; it is enabled by the Old School Team at their discretion. High Stakes cannot be played by Ironman accounts.
Official worlds[edit | edit source]
Unlike most minigames, Last Man Standing can only be played on certain worlds. It should be noted that there are no differences in gameplay between free-to-play and members, as the items used within the minigame, which includes various equipment usually exclusive to members, cannot be brought outside. This makes the minigame the only place where free-to-play players can perform special attacks with the weapons provided.
|326||United Kingdom||LMS Competitive|
|469||United States (east)||LMS Competitive|
|425||Australia||Last Man Standing|
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Upon arrival to the island, the player's combat stats, as well as Agility, are boosted to 99 for the duration of the game. The only exception is Defence, which is only boosted to 75. All prayers (excluding Redemption and Preserve) can be used, and the player's spellbook is switched to the Ancient Magicks, even if Desert Treasure is not completed. In addition, players are given infinite run energy as well as infinite prayer. Once the player arrives, the game will begin in 7 seconds.
Upon killing a player, the player's stats, run energy and special attack and supplies are all replenished. Players will also receive a bloody key (or a bloodier key if there are less than five players), which they should use on a chest to receive more powerful equipment. During this time, players are also unattackable for 20 seconds, giving them time to find a chest to loot as well as preparing for the next fight against another player.
Items found within the island have different item ids than their normal counterparts. If players somehow were able to smuggle them outside the minigame and attempt to use them, they will disappear instantly.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Players are given a default preset of items that are provided upon arriving, which includes a unique rune pouch that can cast Blood Blitz, Blood Barrage, Ice Blitz and Ice Barrage. The supply chest just east of Lisa allows players to arrange their inventory and equipment loadout to their personal preference. It should be noted that players cannot have more than eleven sharks and two cooked karambwans for their loadout, and cannot be picked up from a slain player's loot if they have that same amount of food.
To improve the chance of survival, players must loot chests throughout the island with bloody keys and bloodier keys. Chests opened with bloody keys will roll for an item from two loot tables, one of which contains offensive gear, and the other defensive, while bloodier keys access an upgraded loot table. If an opponent logs out before they are killed, the attacker will still receive a bloody/bloodier key.
There will also be loot crates that may spawn throughout the map; the chat box will broadcast its location to all remaining players. These loot crates can roll on the upgraded loot table.
Below is a list of equipment that can be obtained during the minigame. Mithril seeds are also part of the loot table.
Fog[edit | edit source]
After a minute, the game will broadcast that lethal fog will soon fill the island, and the safe zone that players must travel to, in order to avoid damage from the fog, which will be indicated by fog markers (appearing as glowing orbs) and a yellow arrow.
Players who aren't in the safe zone after 9 minute and 10 seconds will take rapid damage, beginning at approximately 1 damage per tick, but steadily increasing to 10 damage per tick.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Playing a casual game yields no rewards. In high stakes games, players are given a certain amount of virtual points based on their performance in a game:
- 1st place - 6 points
- 2nd place - 4 points
- 3rd/4th place - 3 points
- 5th-9th place - 2 points
- 10th-19th place - 1 point
Players also obtain a bonus point for killing three players in a game, or two if they've killed five or more players. The bonus points do not stack with each other.
High stakes rewards[edit | edit source]
For high stakes games, the sole survivor of the match will win 7,500,000 coins and the runner-up is awarded 2,500,000 coins, which is put into a chest near Justine where it may be claimed anytime by the player. For players in third to fifth place, they will have their next high stakes game free of charge.
Since a minimum of 24 players are needed to enter the game, 12,000,000 coins are put into the match. 10,000,000 of that are redistributed to the last two players and three players get free access to their next game, removing 1,500,000 coins that are put into a single match, meaning that Last Man Standing acts as a money sink with a minimum of 500,000 coins leaving the game per high stakes match.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|2 April 2020
|You will no longer be stuck with the wrong spellbook if you leave the Last Man Standing waiting enclosure before the battle starts.|
|19 March 2020
|13 February 2020
|27 January 2020
|High Stakes entry fee has been increased from 50,000 to 100,000 coins.|
|26 September 2019
|Wild dogs no longer spawn in the minigame.|
|19 September 2019
(update | poll)
|The Wilderness crabs teleport has been added to the rewards shop.|
|12 September 2019
|5 September 2019
|2 September 2019
||Free-to-play competitive games now require a total level of 150 to participate, unless the player is a member.|
|29 August 2019
||Boosted stats can no longer be taken outside of the minigame.|
|29 August 2019
(update | poll)
|13 June 2019
|Lisa now waits 60 seconds instead of 30 before a game begins in order for other players to join in more easily.|
|6 June 2019
(update | poll)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The rework of the minigame on 29 August 2019 was initially developed on Mod Roq's personal time, and was preceded by two betas to test the new changes.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 2 September 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Old School RuneScape: "Hotfix: Following feedback we have put in a 150 total level requirement for LMS competitive games on F2P worlds to combat bots. If a player is a member and using the F2P LMS worlds to play competitive games, they do not need the 150 total requirement"
- Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 29 August 2019. (Archived from the original on 29 August 2019.) Old School RuneScape: "Hotfix: We have released a hotfix to prevent players from taking boosted LMS stats outside of the minigame."
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