It’s been a bad week for “Classic” MMORPGs. Today is when Echo of Soul Classic shuts down, and now Jagex has announced that RuneScape Classic, the first version of RuneScape, released in 2001, will soon be closing its doors.

The decision is being made because Jagex’s tools are no longer compatible with RS Classic. As a result, it hasn’t been fully supported for years and “is now easily abused with the use of 3rd party macro tools, and botting has become an increasing issue,” Jagex said.

The final day for RuneScape Classic will be Aug. 6. You can read the announcement on the RuneScape site.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


  1. Still playing Runescape Classic (2001) in 2021! The community has created an open source preservation game, you can even host your own private server. You can do vanilla settings or even add mods. RS Classic is still alive after all these years. Some would say this adventure MMORPG really changed things. Come join us at Open Runescape Classic –


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