Free Weekends (also called Open Weekends) are periods during which all players are allowed to use members servers. The first Open Weekend was held from 9 June to 12 June 2017. The second Free Weekend occurred from 24 November to 27 November 2017.
Players were given the option of opting-in or out of the June Open Weekend through a pop-up in the lobby upon logging in; this option wasn't available during the November Free Weekend. However, players who didn't wish to participate in the November weekend could simply stick to free worlds if they so desired.
Because the Free Weekend only removes the login restrictions from members worlds and does not actually make the player a member, the following restrictions are in place:
- Free players cannot buy auras in Solomon's General Store (although former members can use any they already own)
- Free players cannot redeem the free monthly item for members
- Free players cannot hop from a free world to a members world
- Free players do not gain loyalty points
- Did not apply to RuneScape Classic
- Existing members do not have their memberships extended
- The 25,000 coins trade limit is not removed for new players who have never been a member.