How Many People Play Runescape 3 and Oldschool

A lot, it seems.

How many people play Runescape

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Runescape is one of the oldest MMORPGs out there, having been available since all the way back in 2001. The game was at its peak in the mid-2000s, when there would always be at least 100,000 players online at any one time – often peaking around 250,000. Nowadays, due to the player-base moving on, the game doesn’t approach anywhere near these numbers.

That being said, the game is still an incredibly popular MMORPG, and the player count has been heavily bolstered thanks to the introduction of the OldSchool version a few years back – basically an iteration of the game as it was exactly in 2007. That version of the game is, by now, the more popular version of Runescape, but the updated game – now known as Runescape 3 – is still really popular.

At the time of writing, there are always at least 50,000 people playing the game at any one time – with at least 20,000 on Runescape 3 and 30,000 on OldSchool. This is a somewhat impressive number already, but at peak times the number almost doubles – with near 58,000 playing OldSchool and 35,000 on Runescape 3.

This stat was obtained via MisplacedItems, which counts the number of active players every five minutes. It might not be 100% accurate, but it’s the closest thing we’ve got to an actual statistic with regards to how many people play the game.

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