Old School RuneScape Mobile

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Old School RuneScape Mobile is a version of Old School RuneScape for mobile platforms. It was announced on 17 July 2017 and was released on 30 October 2018. It allows players to play Old School RuneScape for free on their Android and iOS mobile devices[1]. It works cross-platform with the desktop client, allowing players to play using the same accounts.[2]

Old School RuneScape is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, 16 by Pan European Game Information committee, and Restricted to 15+ by the Australian Classification Board.[3]

Options[edit | edit source]

There are several options that are exclusive to mobile in the Display and Controls tabs, in addition to those that already exist in desktop.

Display[edit | edit source]

Display (mobile).png

This menu is for graphical settings. It contains a slider and several toggle buttons. It does not contain the Resizable screen and Advanced Options interface, and is replaced by other options.

Function Use
Mobile zooming.png Zooming This is a slider that can be adjusted to zoom within the game. Players can also tap the button to disable the use of two fingers to zoom.
Adjust Frames Per Second.png Adjust Frames Per Second This is a slider that can adjust the frames-per-second (FPS) that the mobile client can display. It can be set to 15, 20, 30 and Max (60). Players cautious with battery consumption are recommended to set their FPS low.
Tap through chatbox.png Tap through chatbox This allows players to choose whether they can tap through their chatbox or not.
Toggle store orb.png Store orb This allows players to choose whether the store orb is displayed on the minimap or not. For free-to-play players, it is enabled by default.

Controls[edit | edit source]


This menu is for adjusting how the game is controlled. Mouse options and keybinds are not displayed in the mobile client.

Function Use
Single-tap mode.png Single-tap mode Single-tap mode acts as the desktop's right-click. If players disable Single-tap mode, they must tap and hold in order for "right-click" options to appear on an object.
Tap to drop.png Tap to drop Tap to drop acts as the desktop's shift-click drop. If enabled, the inventory interface will be highlighted red, and tapping an item will drop it instantly.
Function button.png Function button The function button enables a small button to appear directly above the Combat Options tab on the mobile client.

Set Function[edit | edit source]

Set Function.png

The Set function button is enabled by enabling the Function button within the Controls interface. Once enabled, it will appear directly above the Combat Options tab. Once tapped, a chatbox will appear, prompting players to select a function mode:

Function Use
Show Keyboard.png Keyboard If selected, tapping it will cause the mobile keyboard to appear.
Tap-to-drop mode.png Tap-to-drop If selected, tapping it will cause the inventory interface to be highlighted red, and tapping an item will drop it instantly.
Single-tap mode (Set Function).png Single-tap If selected, tapping an object acts as the desktop's right-click. If players change the function or disable Single-tap mode via the Controls interface, they must tap and hold in order for "right-click" options to appear on an object.

Pre-launch[edit | edit source]

At RuneFest 2017, players had the chance to play Old School RuneScape Mobile on the live servers.

Players were able to sign up to express their interest in joining closed tests. Selection for participation was based on account standing and device type.[4]

The original planned release for Old School Runescape Mobile was in Winter 2017 but was delayed. A technical beta involving 2,000 players ran from 2 February 2018 to 8 February 2018. A second beta involving 5,431 players ran from 13 April 2018 to 19 April 2018.

An open beta test for Android was released on 5 July 2018, via a Android mobile app available on the Google Play store. Although free to download, only players with a members subscription were be able to sign in and play. An open beta for iOS was released later in Summer 2018.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mod Sween. "Old School Mobile FAQ." 17-Jul-2017 14:05:49. Old School RuneScape General Forums.
  2. Jagex. "Old School Mobile". RuneScape News. *
  3. Old School RuneScape - Apps on Google Play. (Archived from the original on 27 August 2018.)*
  4. Old School RuneScape - Mobile - Cross-Platform MMORPG.*
  5. Jagex. "OSRS Mobile: Android Members Beta". RuneScape News.
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