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This article is about the platform. For the rune, see Steam rune.
A screenshot of the game's Steam page

Steam is a platform which RuneScape is available on since 14 October 2020. The Steam version of the game uses the same client as the non-Steam PC version, the NXT client, but features various integrations with Steam social features.

Differences to non-Steam PC version[edit | edit source]

The Steam version of the game features these differences from the non-Steam version (available through the RuneScape website):

  • Integration with Steam achievements, trading cards, and badges which are earned through playing the game
  • Account linking/detection through Steam
  • All external links within the game will open within the Steam overlay web browser instead of the user's default browser.
  • An additional toggle in the third party subsection of gameplay settings to control whether the world you're playing on is visible to your Steam friends list.

Character progression carries over between all platforms that RuneScape is available on, as do in-game purchases such as bonds, Treasure Hunter keys, and cosmetics bought in the Solomon's General Store. When purchasing in-game items through Steam, players can use their Steam wallet funds.

Downloadable content[edit | edit source]

On Steam platform there are three sets of downloadable content available for purchase. The digital version of RuneScape: The Orchestral Collection is also listed, but not available for purchase directly outside the packs listed below.

RuneScape Starter Pack[edit | edit source]

RuneScape Starter Pack contains the following:

RuneScape Standard Pack[edit | edit source]

RuneScape Standard Pack contains the following:

RuneScape Max Pack[edit | edit source]

RuneScape Max Pack contains the following:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

A gallery of the Steam trading card wallpapers.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 23 August 2021 (Update):
    • Fixed a lobby error on Steam which caused an empty popup to appear for free-to-play users when clicking the membership icon.
  • patch 1 March 2021 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with the Steam client that could cause the log in UI to go missing.
    • Fixed an issue on Steam which caused the Log In interface to disappear after logging out of the client.
  • patch 18 January 2021 (Update):
    • Steam players will now see promo-specific banners.
  • patch 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • The Steam log in now includes a link to a Support Article for linked accounts.
  • update 14 October 2020 (Update):
    • Steam interaction added to Runescape.

External links[edit | edit source]