Logout button

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The Logout tab is used to log out of Old School RuneScape. Depending on the client layout, the button is either located on the bottom-right of the screen or the top-right corner. The logout button resembles a small door or an X, depending on the client layout. Once it is clicked, the player must click another button to actually log out. There is a grey bar reading "World Switcher" or the red bar reading "Click here to logout".

The Logout interface.

Players may click the logout button at any time, although players in combat must wait 10 seconds after done fighting in order for the button to actually log them out.

If a player does nothing (i.e. not clicking, moving their mouse, or typing) for five minutes, the player is automatically logged out. The player will also be logged out if they have been playing for six hours straight, regardless of activity.

World Switcher[edit | edit source]

Within the logout button interface is the World Switcher. Players are able to switch between worlds without the need to logout along with the ability to favourite up to two worlds.

Players cannot switch between worlds when under combat and must wait 10 seconds after combat to switch. Players will also logout if they have switched worlds multiple times in a short amount of time.

X-logging[edit | edit source]

Warning: The following method could result in death.

X-logging is a tactic used to log out while in the midst of Combat that entails clicking the red X on your screen, browser, window or client to close it. It is mostly used at Dagannoth Kings and in Deep Wilderness.

Multi-combat area X-logging[edit | edit source]

At Dagannoth Kings, since Spinolyps constantly attack you, it is practically impossible to manually log out; it is much easier to X-log. As the name suggests, you close the screen, browser, window or client, which forces your account to log out. You must be able to endure and tank 60 seconds' worth of damage and must be alone in multi-combat areas, such as the Dagannoth Kings' lair, or death is inevitable.

Single-area Wilderness and X-logging to evade[edit | edit source]

When used in the Wilderness, X-logging is done to escape a potential PvP scenario. For this to be done correctly, Accept Aid should be off, and you cannot already be in combat with another player, or you will certainly die. Instead, you have to be auto-attacking a monster in single-way combat (not in singles-plus), and it has to also be attacking you (i.e. in its attacking range and not safespotting it). Additionally, the monster has to take more than 60 seconds to kill, or you will need to prolong the kill by either splashing, fighting with a fun weapon, or unequiping your weapon and fighting unarmed. Afterwards, close the screen before or during the kill, but allow the 60-second duration at least after closing it. Although you will miss the monster drop, your character will automatically log out immediately after killing the monster or once 60 seconds have elapsed, thus giving the player killer no time to attack you.

After successfully X-logging, you will have to re-open or re-load your screen, etc. Be sure to world hop or bide some time before logging back in.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 February 2014

The log-out timer that kicks players offline after 6 hours will now do it whether or not they are in combat.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.
The logout timer has been changed from 90 seconds to 5 minutes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape Classic, the game automatically logged you off if you stayed in one spot for over five minutes, regardless of whether or not you were doing anything.