Old School Runescape’s mobile version is entering a members’ beta phase. That means that every single Runescape or Old School Runescape subscriber will get access, though the rollout will be staggered.
A limited test rollout was conducted yesterday, with the cap being reached in just two hours. A further 250,000 will be admitted to the beta today, with more to follow in the coming weeks. OSRS will be seamless across its mobile and PC versions, enabling you to leave your desktop and pick up your progress while on your commute, during a rowdy dinner, or at a boring work meeting. Ahem.
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OSRS’s mobile beta is currently exclusive to Android devices running the Lollipop OS (version 5.0) or later – an iOS version is in development. The full launch is due later this year, at which point OSRS mobile will be the first mainstream Western online RPG to deliver its full experience seamlessly across mobile and PC.
Regular RuneScape is also running a closed beta for its mobile version, though it is currently invite-only, with no promise of rolling out access for all subscribers.
To access the OSRS Mobile beta, head here. If you’re an OSRS member playing on a supported Android, you’ll be able to download the beta from that page – but only if the install limit has not yet been reached. The aforementioned staggered rollout means that install limit will be raised periodically, so if you go to download the game and find the cap has been hit, just check back soon.
“Since announcing our plans to bring both RuneScape games to mobile, the community has been clamouring to get their hands on the titles,” Jagex development director Conor Crowley says. “Old School RuneScape Mobile has been running 24/7 in invite-only closed beta for the past couple of months, and, with development progressing really well, we wanted to share this progress with the most important people: our members. That begins now.”