Introduction on the Combat beta events

From 10am on Friday 6th July to 10am on Monday 9th July (BST), all players with an active RuneScape membership subscription will be able to log-in to our Combat Beta worlds in order to put the new combat system through its paces. There’s a lot going on in the Combat Beta and thousands of ways to tailor the tools at your disposal to your style of play. Here Mod Rathe offers some ideas on how you can make the Evolution of Combat work for you, however you play: In addition to enjoying the general maelstrom of evolved combat mayhem, RuneScape members will also be able to participate in our first Combat Beta featured event – Castle Wars!

This frenetic team-based game of capture-the-flag won’t just put your new combat skills to the test; it’s also the first event you’ll need to complete in order to get an exclusive Combat Beta costume: the Mad Scientist Outfit! The Mad Scientist Outfit comprises of five pieces in total, but it can only be obtained by attending all four of the upcoming Combat Beta featured events. There will be more information on each event as the time approaches, but to qualify for this week, you’ll need to: Be a RuneScape member, if you’re not already, subscribe here! Be on a beta world between 10am Friday 6th July and 10am Monday 9th July (BST). Complete 1 full game of Castle Wars during that time.

Once you’ve completed all four weekend events, you’ll be awarded the costume on your live (non-beta) account. As mentioned above, you can get more information on this and upcoming events over at our Combat Beta events forum. The Combat Beta forums are only accessible to members, so you’ll need to log into the forums here and then: Get the event details from this weekend’s event thread at Give us feedback on the event after you’ve participated at While we’re on the topic of further information, we wouldn’t want you getting to grips with this dynamic new way of fighting all on your own!

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