Every item in Old School RuneScape has weight, which can affect a user in their gameplay. Players can see the total weight of the items they have equipped (measured in kilograms) or are carrying in their inventory on the Equipment Stats screen. Many items weigh with decimals, but the Equipment Stats screen will round down to the nearest kilogram. For example, a rune platebody weighs 9.979 kg, but will be displayed as 9 kg.
The rate at which energy depletes while running scales linearly between 0 kg and 64 kg weight, where having 0 kg weight will deplete a player's run energy at the normal rate and having 64 kg weight will deplete a player's run energy at exactly twice the normal rate. Having a weight outside the range of 0 kg to 64 kg has no additional effect. A player's Agility level contributes to how quickly run energy is restored, but does not affect the rate at which a player's run energy is depleted.
Some activities in Old School RuneScape require players to not weigh more than a certain amount. Example: diving off Port Khazard during and after Recipe for Disaster (Freeing Pirate Pete subquest); walking on the bridge in Temple of Ikov.
Stackable items such as runes, coins, and other items do not have a weight. Some items also reduce weight instead of adding, which is very useful for quests or activities that require a lot of running.
Weight reducing items[edit | edit source]
|Boots of lightness||-4.5|
Currently, wearing the combination of a spottier cape, boots of lightness, penance gloves, graceful hood, graceful top and graceful legs allows the player to have weight as low as -27.5 kg. with a full inventory of pufferfish this is lowered to -41.5 kg. This is the minimum amount of weight currently possible. All weight reducing items are wearables and have to be worn to 'activate' the weight reduction, with the exception of pufferfish.
Greatest weight[edit | edit source]
The current greatest weight possible a player can weigh at any given time is 1,026.525 kg. Items required to wear in order to reach this weight are:
|Neckwear||Seal of passage||4.535|
|Weapon||Barrelchest anchor/Dinh's bulwark||30[d 1]|
|Hands||Skeletal gloves/Spined gloves||3.175|
|Ring||Granite ring (i)/Granite ring||3|
|Inventory||28× Barrel of coal tar (or any variation)||28×32 (896)|
- The Barrelchest anchor and Dinh's bulwark are two-handed weapons, therefore the Shield slot will be empty. They can also be substituted with Crate with zanik or Ana in a barrel. Both of these weigh 2 kg more, making the absolute maximum possible weight 1,026.525, but are only available during Death to the Dorgeshuun and The Tourist Trap quests respectively.
Weighing[edit | edit source]
Since some items' weights which have fractions are rounded off in the Equipment Stats screen, it's hard to tell the real weight. Fortunately, there are some known weights to help find out.
|Ground bat bones||0.100|
|Vial of water||0.020|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In RuneScript, the game's compiler accepts other units of measuring weight, using pounds (lb), oz (ounces) and grams (g). Many items are assigned weights in different units within RuneScript, but are automatically converted to kilograms in-game. For example, the gold helmet is assigned a weight of 70 lbs, but is converted to 31.751 kg in-game.
References[edit | edit source]
- Old School RuneScape. "Runescape Mythbusters Special - Ep. 2." (49:35), YouTube video. 1 April 2015.
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 February 2015. (Archived from the original on 1 July 2020.) Mod Ash: "The compiler accepts definitions in lb, oz, g and kg. I've no idea why Andrew was so flexible with that."