Complete Beginner's Guide to RuneScape

Now that you have started playing RuneScape, what has been your experience so far?

RuneScape has been around since the beginning of 2000 and after 20 years many are still addicted to it. From a simple online game that can only be played on a computer, it has grown into two different versions that can be played on both computer and mobile devices. Jagex, the company behind RuneScape, recently released mobile versions of the game for both Old School RuneScape and RuneScape 3.

As you may already know, both versions of RuneScape can be a bit advanced even for avid online gamers. In this article, we will focus on the more popular version called Old School RuneScape or OSRS. The game starts on the Tutorial Island where you will learn the basic skills needed to survive, but once you set foot on Gielinor you'll be alone.

It is often difficult for beginners to determine which skills need to be improved or which OSRS items to acquire. Some may even direct their attention to the wrong task. The good news is we're here to help you choose which skills and task to prioritize.

Before we get started, you should know that RuneScape doesn't force you to focus on one path or journey. You make choices and decide which path to take. The best thing about RuneScape is that there is no limit to what you can do and what you can. Now let's start by identifying the OSRS skills you need to level up and identify the missions you need to complete right away to get where you want to be faster than other RS ??players.


In RuneScape, as in all other MMORPGs, your character has the ability to learn various skills that are important to progress in the game. As there are many skills to master such as farming, magic, crafting, and combat, we recommend that you upgrade your skills which will allow you to become a multi-dimensional player first.

Most skills, such as mining, cooking, fletching, and crafting, can be profitable simply by having the right equipment and knowing how to quickly maximize each skill level. And when it comes to RuneScape, having enough OSRS gold is never a bad thing.

Magic and farming are some of the skills you should master first as they can be both profitable and allow you to take part in more tasks once you reach certain levels. Now that you are leveling up an item and the gold requirements can be too overwhelming, the good news is that you can buy OSRS gold and items online.


RuneScape is popular with players as there are many different missions available to both free players and RS members. You can easily start a mission by reaching certain skill levels and having enough OSRS gold to buy the necessary equipment. Some OSRS missions can be simple while others can be full epic journeys that can take more than a few hours.

Beginning RuneScape players can only take part in quests with low requirements, and they only offer meager rewards. For this reason, we recommend that you complete these missions first in order to be able to quickly move on to the intermediate missions with better rewards.

   Imp Catcher

   Goblin Diplomacy

   Rune Mysteries

   Waterfall Quest

   Cook’s Assistant

   Witch’s Potion

You can try to complete these missions in any order you want and it should be easy as they don't require a lot of time or high-level items.

When you are done, you should start looking for ways to make more money with OSRS. This will help you qualify for better jobs in the future.

Final thoughts

RuneScape is a great game, and playing it while you hit your goals can be incredibly rewarding. The best advice we can give new RuneScape players is to know what they are doing before spending a lot of time and money or investing in specific areas of the game.

Many players have already experienced what you are experiencing right now and searching for their tips and strategies can save you a lot of time. Most of them will be happy to share with you what they did before to improve this skill or complete a grueling task.