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For the act of reaching level 99 and lists of historical "firsts", see skill mastery.
The HiScores on the RuneScape website

The HiScores is a website feature in which players are ranked by their experience in skills. The HiScores are updated with a player's stats each time they log out or leave to the lobby, with the exception that a player's hiscores do not update if they are automatically logged out of the game due to a system update.

The HiScores include a free-to-view Application Programming Interface (API) which can be used to track players, their clans and seasonal activities.

Ironman Mode players and Hardcore Ironmen both have their own separate HiScores where applicable, but they both also appear on the regular Hiscores. Hardcore Ironmen also appear on the normal Ironman HiScores.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Conditions[edit | edit source]

For players to appear on the HiScores:

  • They must have a minimum skill level of 15 in the skill (2,411 experience points).
    • A minimum of 2,154 experience points is required to appear in the "Overall - All Time" table.
    • At least 1,000 experience points within the relevant time frame is required to appear in a weekly or monthly hiscore table.
  • The account must not be banned or locked. Banned/locked accounts are removed from the HiScores. If an account is unbanned/unlocked, it appears on the HiScores again.
  • Jagex Moderator accounts (on which they can change stats and spawn items) do not necessarily appear on the HiScores. Most of these accounts begin with the word "Mod" except for Andrew, Paul, and Ian. Jagex Moderators' real private accounts, however, do appear on the HiScores. These are just regular accounts with no special powers that Jagex Moderators play on for fun.
  • In order for a free-to-play account to appear in the HiScores, it must have logged in at least once since the update on 31 March 2014 which granted free players access to the HiScores again.

Minimum levels[edit | edit source]

In order to appear in the HiScores, a player must have achieved level 15 in a skill, unless more than two million players are already ranked. In that case, a player must have enough experience in the skill such that they are in the top two million players. The following table shows the current minimum levels for each skill to be ranked on the HiScores.

Skill Minimum level Minimum rank Skill Minimum level Minimum rank
Skills 36 1,930,165 Attack 15 1,520,410
Defence 15 1,511,693 Strength 15 1,505,650
Constitution 15 1,783,608 Ranged 15 1,238,391
Prayer 15 1,318,667 Magic 15 1,343,067
Cooking 15 1,364,022 Woodcutting 15 1,472,767
Fletching 15 967,845 Fishing 15 1,250,813
Firemaking 15 1,347,260 Crafting 15 1,167,940
Smithing 15 1,313,439 Mining 15 1,444,107
Herblore 15 826,774 Agility 15 948,000
Thieving 15 924,050 Slayer 15 879,732
Farming 15 722,828 Runecrafting 15 1,000,194
Hunter 15 756,963 Construction 15 793,500
Summoning 15 701,488 Dungeoneering 15 888,497
Divination 15 592,362 Invention 15 276,029
Archaeology 15 286,453

Clans[edit | edit source]

Clan HiScores

Clan HiScores were introduced in an update on 12 April 2011. It contains information about all clans registered at the Clan Camp.

It includes:

  • The total skill levels of all clan members
  • The total amount of XP gained in each skill by all clan members since joining the clan
  • The total level of all clan members
  • The total amount of XP gained by all clan members since joining the clan
  • The total combat level of all clan members
  • The total amount of players that clan members killed in the wilderness since joining the clan
  • The total amount of times clan members died since joining the clan
  • The number of players in the clan
  • The number of Rated Clan Wars points the clan has in both free and members rated Clan Wars
  • The kill/death ratio of the clan

Players are able to sort them by any category.

Seasonal[edit | edit source]

Main article: Seasonal HiScores

Seasonal HiScores were released along with RuneScape 3. They take place over allotted periods of time, and can involve various types of content, including boss kills, deaths, and amount of coins donated. Current Seasonal HiScores can be viewed through the Community Tab of the Control Panel, and both previous and past hiscores can be viewed on the RuneScape website.

Winners are rewarded with the Crown of Supremacy, which becomes the Crown of Legends when the Seasonal Hiscore ends. Along with the crown, players also unlock an emote and a new title corresponding to the competition that they won.

Activities[edit | edit source]

Minimum scores[edit | edit source]

Minigames set the minimum "level" needed to be ranked differently, according to the scoring system. See the table below.

Activity Minimum score
Duel tournament.png Duel Arena Tournaments 1800 rank
Bh icon.png Bounty Hunter 250 kills (of assigned targets)
Bh rogue.png Bounty Hunter Rogues 250 kills (other than your Bounty Hunter target)
Fist of Guthix icon highscores.png Fist of Guthix 500 rating
Mobilising Armies icon highscores.png Mobilising Armies 300 rank
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png Barbarian Assault attackers 500 Honour Points (in the Attacker role)
Barbarian Assault Defenders hiscores.png Barbarian Assault defenders 500 Honour Points (in the Defender role)
Barbarian Assault Collectors hiscores.png Barbarian Assault collectors 500 Honour Points (in the Collector role)
Barbarian Assault Healers hiscores.png Barbarian Assault healers 500 Honour Points (in the Healer role)
Castle Wars Games highscores.png Castle Wars 500 games played
Conquest hiscores.png Conquest 1,250 rating
Dominion tower highscores.png Dominion Tower 50,000 total Dominion Factor
Crucible icon hiscores.png The Crucible 500 kills
Gielinor Games icon hiscores.png GG: Athletics 100
Gielinor Games resources icon hiscores.png GG: Resource Race 250
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png WE2: Armadyl Lifetime Contribution 250
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png WE2: Bandos Lifetime Contribution 250
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png WE2: Armadyl PvP Kills 1
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png WE2: Bandos PvP Kills 1
Hunter icon highscores.png Heist Guard Level 1
Thieving icon highscores.png Heist Robber Level 1
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza icon hiscores.png CFP: 5 Game Average 1
RuneScore.png RuneScore 500
Clue scrolls (easy) hiscores.png Clue scrolls (easy) 1
Clue scrolls (medium) hiscores.png Clue scrolls (medium) 1
Clue scrolls (hard) hiscores.png Clue scrolls (hard) 1
Clue scrolls (elite) hiscores.png Clue scrolls (elite) 1
Clue scrolls (master) hiscores.png Clue scrolls (master) 1

Former HiScores[edit | edit source]

The following hiscores have been removed, but had the given minimum scoring to be ranked while active.

Activity Minimum score needed to be ranked
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png WE1: Saradomin Team Contribution 250
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png WE1: Zamorak Team Contribution 250
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png AF15: Cow tipping 5,000
Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png AF15: Rat kills after miniquest 5,000

History[edit | edit source]

The original HiScores table was updated weekly with players' ranks overall, levels, experience, and change in rank. It recorded the top 2,000 players. The Hiscores have also had the number of recorded players gradually increase over the years; it was changed to a maximum of 500,000 on 24 May 2004, a maximum of 1,000,000 on 25 August 2005, and finally a maximum of 2,000,000 on 9 July 2008.

The HiScores have been reworked multiple times, including on 21 November 2003 (Update:Hiscores Reborn!), on 30 January 2006 (Update:New Look Hiscores), and on 22 November 2011 (Update:RuneScape Revolution).

It was announced on 15 November 2011 that from week commencing 21 November 2011, the hiscores would be no longer be available to free players, in order to remove dormant accounts from the hiscores and give new paying members a chance to get high on the scores. This caused a significant amount of controversy on the RuneScape Forums.

On 22 November 2011, the re-structure was implemented, making it a members'-only feature. When a term of membership elapsed, there was a 14 day grace period in which the account would remain on the hiscores. After this period, the account would not be shown on the hiscores until it was re-subscribed. This re-structure lowered the minimum requirement to be ranked in a free-to-play skill from 30 to 15.

After a Power to the Players poll decided that free-to-play players should once again have access, they were added in an update on 31 March 2014.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):.
    • Five new activity high scores have been added for lifetime clue scrolls completed of each tier. These can be accessed from the hiscores tab of the Community parent interface in-game, or from the hiscores page on the RuneScape website.
  • ninja 22 May 2017 (Update):
    • The Hiscores interface will now only open the Seasonal Hiscore tab if there is an active seasonal running, otherwise it will default to regular hiscores.
  • patch 21 July 2009 (Update):
    • Added a few code changes so the Hiscores module can better handle Mobilising Armies ranks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In 2006, before its release, an early picture of the Dragon pickaxe could be found at the top of the HiScores.
  • Hunter, Summoning, and Mobilising Armies were temporarily leaked to the HiScores before they were officially released.
  • On May 2012, S U O M I wrapped around the overall XP counter. Because of this happening, it can be assumed that Jagex uses 4 bytes to store the value of overall experience on the HiScores.
  • The first player to get 1,000,000,000 XP in a month was zpf during the month of February 2019.

External links[edit | edit source]