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Fossil Island brings paleontology to Old School Runescape

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Old School Runescape is getting a new update that will take it even further into the past with Fossil Island. The new locale will feature plenty of primordial adventure, adding a far-off location to the game that’s been teased for ages.

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The new content is designed to welcome players of all levels, and Fossil Island will have places to roam underground, underwater, and even in volcanoes. You’ll find fossils to send back to the newly-expanded museum in Varrock, and occasionally run afoul of some living bones with the addition of skeletal Wyverns, just one of the new draconic enemies.

“Fossil Island has been something of a myth in Runescape and the community for a long time,” Mathew Kemp says, senior product manager for Old School Runescape. “The first design documents were drafted more than a decade ago, so we were really pleased the Old School Runescape community voted so overwhelmingly and backed its development and release into the game.”

Old School Runescape launched in 2013, bringing back an old branch of the venerable MMO from 2007 for players who prefer their online gaming with a retro flavour. New additions to this version of the game are voted on by the community, and I reckon it’s never a good idea to bet against the love of prehistoric skeletons. Both Old School and mainline versions of Runescape are on track to have new mobile versions soon.