Old School RuneScape Leagues are a seasonal variant of Old School RuneScape revolving around completing various tasks on time-limited servers with additional rules such as area restrictions, trade restrictions and boosted experience rates. Additionally, completing League tasks unlocks relics that further alter the game experience.
Similar to Deadman Mode, every player in Leagues starts without stats or items, and progress in Old School RuneScape is not affected. Progress made within a League does not carry over to the next League, with the exception of pets, league-to-league rewards, and league points for purchasing those rewards (but not in-game points for relics).
Leagues[edit | edit source]
Twisted League[edit | edit source]
The first Old School RuneScape League was the Twisted League, which started on 14 November 2019 and ended on 16 January 2020. Players were restricted to Great Kourend and the Kebos Lowlands. Players had a 5x accelerated xp rate and were not able to trade with other players.
Trailblazer League[edit | edit source]
The second Old School RuneScape League was the Trailblazer League, which started on 28 October 2020 and ended on 6 January 2021. Players started off in Misthalin and could visit Karamja after completing the tutorial. Magical barriers prevented travel to the other areas until players unlocked them by completing a fixed number of tasks. Out of a total of 9 areas, players could unlock a maximum of three for a total of five. Trailblazer League also introduced passive relics that were automatically unlocked when reaching the next relic tier. The league XP multiplier began at 5x and increased to 16x at relic tier 6. Item drop rates were also increased to a maximum of 3x after unlocking the tier 5 relics.
Shattered Relics League[edit | edit source]
The third Old School Runescape League was the Shattered Relics League, which started on 19 January 2022 and ended on 16 March 2022. Rather than regional restrictions, players had access to the entire map while select Skills and Bosses were locked behind a point system. Shattered Relics League introduced a new system for automatically completing quests by spending league points. Relics had also been changed and split into fragments which could be obtained by completing various activities. Individual fragments offered weaker effects than relics from previous leagues, but they could be combined to create powerful sets of buffs.
League tasks and points[edit | edit source]
Tasks are a collection of goals that players can complete within each league. Tasks span a variety of activities such as obtaining rare drops, defeating bosses, completing quests, and obtaining level milestones. Completing a task earns players league points based on the difficulty of the task. League points allows players to unlock content such as relics, areas, and more, depending on the rules of the league. A special interface was created to browse and filter tasks based on difficulty, type, area, and competition for Trailblazer League.
Differences between leagues[edit | edit source]
The Twisted League tasks were available for all players to complete, since the content restrictions were applied to everyone equally. However, the tasks in Trailblazer League were divided into area-specific lists and a general and multiple areas list. Players could only complete tasks in the areas which they had unlocked. There was a total of 495 tasks with 91,080 available points in Twisted League, while Trailblazer league had 963 tasks with 115,770 total points.
Relics[edit | edit source]
Relics are a league specific source of buffs which were unlockable with league points in Twisted and Trailblazer League. Relics can be boosts to XP, buffs to combat prowess, additional gathering resources, production boosts, unique transportation options, and more. In the first two leagues, players could choose from three relics for each tier they had unlocked. Relics were locked in after choosing and could not be changed later.
In Twisted League there were 5 tiers of relics, and Trailblazer league added a 6th. Trailblazer League also added passive relics that were unlocked automatically when reaching the next tier. The passive relics provided infinite run as well as boosts to the XP and droprate boosts.
List of relics[edit | edit source]
Relic fragments[edit | edit source]
In Shattered Relics League, relics have been shattered into fragments and scattered. Fragments contain a small portion of a relic's power, but they can be combined to create powerful effects. Players will be limited to a set amount of active fragments at a time, and they can be freely exchanged inside a bank. While completing various activities such as skilling, bossing, and clue hunting, players will have the chance to obtain fragments related to that activity. The chance to acquire a fragment is based on activity and is scaled by the amount of XP acquired.
League Firsts[edit | edit source]
Although players compete the traditional way on the HiScores, there are also unique tasks separate from league tasks that can only be completed by a single player (or team). League Firsts tasks range from PvM tasks such as being the first to defeat TzKal-Zuk, luck based tasks such as obtaining a pet, or skilling related tasks such as achieving the first level 99.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
League-to-League rewards[edit | edit source]
The following rewards only affect League worlds and carry over between Leagues.
- Boss pets and skilling pets.
- All pets obtained during leagues are automatically insured for free and can be reclaimed by speaking to the Leagues Tutor.
- Right-Click Icons
- A unique symbol representing the tier players placed in at the end of the previous League that appears when the player is right clicked on.
- League Veteran Worlds
- Two veteran worlds were available to players who ranked at least bronze (100 League Points) in the previous league. They are identical to other league worlds.
In trailblazer league, players were able to claim the following rewards from Twisted League based on their placement:
- Bronze, Iron and Steel trophy players were able to get Tier 1 Relic Hunter
- Mithril and Adamant trophy players were able to get Tier 2 Relic Hunter, and a set of twisted blueprints
- Rune and Dragon trophy players were able to get Tier 3 Relic Hunter, a set of twisted blueprints, and a pair of twisted horns with the Twisted Vision Slayer perk unlocked.
Starting gear and additional veteran worlds for players based on their previously achieved tier beyond bronze and up to rune were proposed, but not implemented.
Main game rewards[edit | edit source]
When leagues have finished, players may use previously earned league points to purchase cosmetic rewards that can be used in the permanent game mode. The points from all previous leagues are combined and all the rewards from previous leagues are available for purchase.
League trophies are automatically rewarded based on the player's placement on the HiScores at the end of the league. These are untradeable and currently unobtainable after the league is finished. There are seven tiers of trophies from bronze to dragon and they can be wielded or displayed in the League Hall in a player-owned house.
Concerns over reward availability[edit | edit source]
While Old School RuneScape does not aim to have discontinued items, the trophies may be seen as such, since they are a different set of items each league and cannot be obtained once the event is over. A similar problem would occur if leagues cease to run each year, which would prevent new points from coming in to purchase items from the rewards shop.
However, it has been expressed that any main game rewards would be accessible by other means in the event that no more leagues are held.
Developers have also expressed the desire to rerun older leagues in the future for another chance at those specific trophies, and when the content of the game has updated thoroughly enough for the experience to be different enough to encourage new strategies the next time around.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Update:Introducing Old School RuneScape Leagues
- Update:The Twisted League
- Update:Leagues II - Trailblazer Launch
- Update:Leagues III - Shattered Relics Launch