Fans of Runescape with certain devices have been able to enjoy the closed beta of the mobile version of the game. Unfortunately so far for iOS users, this had only been made available for those with Android devices. That is no longer the case however, as a date has been announced for when iOS device owners will be able to delve into the mobile world of Runescape.
There has also been some Old School Runescape news as of late, so be sure to have your OSRS Gold and your polling answers at the ready.
What is the iOS Closed Beta, and When Can I join?
Fans of the legendary MMO title have waited a long time, the best part of three years in fact, for Runescape to arrive on iOS devices. The developers of the game have now announced that the Runescape iOS Closed Beta will get underway on May 11th, 2020, which is just a few days away.
This will present iOS owners with their first opportunity to check out the smartphone version of Runescape during its development stage. As you may or may not know already, the mobile version of the game is cross-compatible with both PC and Android versions of the MMORPG, so you have the freedom to take you adventure with you on the go if you choose to.
How Do I Access the Closed Beta?
If this sounds appealing, then you will be required to download the TestFlight app. Once you have done so, you will be able to launch the game as you would with a normal application. There will be an initial wave of sign-ups taking place on May 11th, with a total of 9,900 slots being available. This will then be followed up with a number of sign-up waves once it has finished. The first 1,000 spots are set to go live at 17:00 (BST) according to the official website, and any further waves will be revealed a day in advance.
This may raise the question for many players hoping to get into the game as to why there can only be a limited amount of those who choose to sign up allowed access to the Closed Beta. The reason is that the TestFlight app works in such a way that only a set amount of players are able to access the beta.
This version of the game is still in development, so its understandable as to why they may want to keep the numbers stable for the time being. What fans are being promised is that the mobile version is everything that the PC version is and more, and are striving to make it the best possible transition for the title. With that said, those who do gain access are encouraged to share their experiences and feedback to the developers to make sure they can make the most of the game coming to mobile.
How Do I Sign Up?
So now you have an idea of how the Closed Beta will work, you are going to want to know how you can sign up. Firstly, you will need to install the TestFlight app on your iOS device. Come May 11th, there will be a TestFlight link on the official Runescape website, which you will need to use to open TestFlight on your device.
Once you’ve done so, press ‘Start Testing’ and you will be given a set of instructions in the app on how to download the iOS Closed Beta for Runescape. After that, you are good to start playing the game. The download link will eventually disappear once all of the places have been filled, so make sure that you are ready with the link if you want a place in the Closed Beta. If you do happen to miss out, be sure to keep checking the official website for news when the next Closed Beta window is coming.
Double XP Begins Friday, May 8th
In the meantime whilst we are waiting for the Closed Beta to hit Apple devices, there is a Double XP event coming to Runescape. This will run from May 8-18th, and will give players the opportunity to earn double XP, though its worth mentioning that it cannot be applied to Archaeology.
This should tide you over until the iOS Closed Beta begins, or if you are playing on any other device for that matter. Keep in mind that Runescape is cross-platform, so its definitely worth your time regardless of how you decide to play it.
What’s New in OSRS?
And finally, we come to Old School Runescape, which has some interesting news of its own. Poll 71 has opened up for players to give their feedback on what updates to apply to the game. This includes the likes of the Chambers of Xeric, the Gauntlet, as well as other updates here and there that may have an effect on the game.
So if you would like to see a range of updates being made to the game, giving you more reason to go out and slay demons, rack up OSRS Gold and much more, then be sure to check out Poll 71. Regardless of what you take from all of this exciting news, it certainly seems like a good time to be a fan of the Runescape franchise.
Despite its growing age, Jagex are still providing a service that is worth your time checking out. There is plenty of reasons for veteran players to stick around, and perhaps more so for newcomers to the game. With the inclusion of the mobile platforms, this is bound to introduce a massive new audience to the seemingly evergreen MMORPG.
The mere fact that it is still receiving updates after all this time shows the passion that surrounds all things Runescape, and leaves players old and new safe with the knowledge that there is indeed still plenty of life left within the game. Just remember to keep your eyes peeled on May 11th, as Runescape finally hits another platform.
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