RuneScape Classic is Shutting Down
Jagex announced that due to bugs, bots, and a lack of community safety tools, RuneScape Classic would finally be shutting down after many years.
RuneScape has seen two engine overhauls since its release in 2001, the first in 2004 and the second in 2013. Afterwards, RuneScape Classic was released and allowed players to continue their journey through the old world that people were familiar with. The game wasn’t abandoned, but it also didn't get much renovation because of its age. Advancing technology through the years continued to be harmful to the game's health as people were using bots and exploited bugs to make the game easier for themselves and harder for others.
“The truth is that bots and lack of community safety tools are serious problems” Jagex continued to say, “however, we also feel that we can no longer offer long-term service reliability due to the growing risk of unrecoverable game breaking bugs.”
With the news now spreading, people will have the summer to finish up anything left undone in the world of RuneScape Classic. The servers aren’t set to shut down until 8:00 am BST on the 6th of August 2018. Though you will not be able to log in to the classic game, RuneScape 3 is still open and available to play.