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A blazing 84% of players voted for to implement the hardest solo PvE challenge to date.

Thursday 1 st June 2017, Cambridge, UK – Things are heating up in Old School RuneScape with the addition of a new solo combat challenge, the Inferno, launching today. This challenge is not for the faint-hearted, and is designed to strike fear in to the most hardened gamers out there. Located in the fiery depths of the volcanic city, Mor Ul Rek , players fight their way through increasingly difficult waves of monsters and challenges. Only once these have been defeated, will the truly skilled adventures battle it out against the final boss, TzKal- Zuk.

Those who have the determination to conquer the Inferno, will be rewarded the Infernal cape. This cape is the new best-in-slot melee cape, and wearing it is a true status symbol in Gielinor. In addition, the first player to obtain the cape will be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to RuneFest, RuneScape’s annual fan fest, as well as lifetime membership, and an in-real-life Infernal cape. The race is on, and the stakes have never been higher.

Every piece of content that goes into Old School RuneScape is voted on by the players. Back in March we polled the Inferno to our loyal player base, and they clearly were not afraid of a challenge, with 84% deciding they wanted to have it as part of our game. Our goal for this content is to make even the veterans of Old School RuneScape quake with fear” said Mathew Kemp, Senior Product Manager, Old School RuneScape.

Mistakes made in the Inferno will result in adventurers experiencing TzKal-Zuk’s full wrath, so play cautiously.

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Notes to Editor

To gain access to The Inferno, players must have completed the Fight Caves and at least one Fire cape which they will need to sacrifice to enter the Inferno. A Fire Cape is required to enter the city of Mor Ul Rek, but does not need to be sacrificed.

About Jagex

Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com

About Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Launched in 2013, it embraces its nostalgic heritage and offers an authentic and honest experience in which the players control the direction of the game in continuous democratic polls. The highly challenging gameplay elements have given Old School RuneScape a unique position within the field of competitive gaming.  Become part of the cult: http://oldschool.runescape.com

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Starting in 2001 with their flagship free-to-play adventure game, RuneScape, Jagex has created a long-standing reputation for crafting the world’s best online games services. Today they stand as the UK’s largest independent games developers and publishers. With over 40 titles published to date, Jagex prides itself on developing and publishing hugely popular, accessible, free-to-play online games for millions of players globally. For more information please visit www.Jagex.com.
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