Total level

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A player achieving 1494 total level

Total level is the sum of the levels of all of a player's Skills. The current maximum for members is 2,898, and the maximum for free players is 1,770. Total level is a common way for players to compare their stats. The minimum experience to achieve a total level of 2,898 is 784,468,804.

The opening page on the Hiscores ranks players by their total level, then by experience. Other than when new skills have been recently released, the top ranked players in the hiscores are generally listed in order of experience rather than rank. The number one player won't have a higher level than the number two player, but will have more experience. The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at rank 2,000,000) on the hiscores for Overall is level 45.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Ironman Mode[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

After the updates on 21 May 2008, players would be informed when their total levels reached important milestones. Free players who used to be members would still receive a message stating that they've reached the highest total level possible on free-to-play worlds when they reached a total level of 1614. When players receive this message there is also a short animation with 6 large fireworks shooting out from the player.

In RuneScape Classic, the maximum total level was 1,782 (1,395 for free players). The addition of Runecrafting (1,881), Slayer (1,980), Farming (2,079), Construction (2,178), Hunter (2,277), Summoning (2,376), Dungeoneering (2,496), Divination (2,595), Invention, (2,715), the extension of the Slayer skill to 120 levels increased this further to 2,736. When Herblore and Farming were raised to 120, the maximum total increased to 2,778, and the newly released Archaeology skill bringing the max total to 2,898.

On 9 November 2009, Jagex released two skill total worlds, one for free players and one for members. Only players with a total level of 1,000 or over may play on those servers. Jagex later added two additional skill total worlds for members, requiring a total level of over 2,000 and 2,400. On 3 March 2010, Jagex changed the minimum total level world for members from 1,000 to 1,500. The minimum total level requirement for the free total level world remained at 1,000 but was later removed by an update on 18 February 2013. On 10 April 2017, the total level world requiring 2,400 skill total was increased to 2,600.

First players to achieve landmark total levels[edit | edit source]

Members[edit | edit source]

Achievement Date achieved Player
500 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall January 2001 Lightning
600 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall January 2001 Lightning
700 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall February 2001 Lightning
800 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall April 2001 Lightning
900 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall June 2001 Mysticsmagic
1000 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 2001 Tiwi
1100 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall February 2002 L6vi
1200 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall March 2002 L6vi
1300 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall April 2002 L6vi
1400 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall June 2002 Tks
1500 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall before February 2003 Tks
1600 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall October 2003 Bonebreaker6
1980 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 9 July 2005 Zezima
2079 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 4 October 2005 Zezima
2178 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 11 June 2006 N0valyfe
2277 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 12 December 2006 thehate
2376 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 12 February 2008 Kingduffy
2475 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 7 May 2010 Skiller 703
2496 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 22 August 2010 Telmomarques
2595 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 29 August 2013 Im Choice
2694 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 25 January 2016 Scuzzy
2715 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 27 January 2016 Scuzzy
2898 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 4 April 2020 le me

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Achievement Date achieved Player
1494 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 28 January 2008 Syzygy
1593 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 11 June 2010 S Diamant Y
1614 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 9 October 2010 El Popo1
1750 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 9 October 2017 Meneer Naab
1770 Stats Overall icon highscores.png overall 30 March 2020 Naruto 1001

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of March 17, 2021, 17,087 players have achieved the maximum total level of 2,898 (as seen on the hiscores).

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!
  • hotfix 14 March 2017 (Update):
    • Prevented players with less than 250 total skill levels from changing their display name in game.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • The skill total and level tooltips no longer stay present on other interfaces when switching between them.