|Map||Date of release||Notes|
|1999-2000||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This was the very first map ever made of RuneScape. It is a prototype of RuneScape Classic's map made by Paul Gower.
Note that some locations are mirrored compared to the in-game map. This is because the original map editor contained a bug that caused things to be mirrored along the east-west axis.
|21 January 2001||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This is the first known map of RuneScape. This shows the very basics of the current map, and only features a small part of the current free-to-play world map. It also shows that Jagex was planning to add player-owned houses, which were added more than 5 years later, in an update on 31 May 2006.
|12 June 2001||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map includes Karamja and Asgarnia, but the Wilderness has not yet been released, and the "player owned houses" have not yet been removed.
|23 September 2001||This was an unofficial map, made by RuneScape users.|
This map shows the full map of RuneScape, including the Wilderness. The player owned houses have been removed.
|8 December 2001||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map includes Draynor Village's market. It is unknown why Karamja appears cropped.
|25 March 2002||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map shows RuneScape shortly after the introduction of Membership and the Fletching skill.
|17 June 2002||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map shows RuneScape after the release of East Ardougne and the Fishing Guild. Once again, the Wilderness has not been included.
|23 July 2002||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map shows RuneScape after the release of the Fight Arena and Sea Slug quests. Note the absence of Tree Gnome Village, this may have been intentional, as it was described in the update as "secret".
|24 September 2002||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map includes West Ardougne for the first time.
|12 December 2002||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Since the last mapping, new areas like the Underground Pass have been added. It also has the newest skill training areas, like in the Tree Gnome Stronghold and the Barbarian Outpost, the latter of which is located near the Legends' Guild's current location.
|3 March 2003||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map is very incomplete. It is missing areas like the Wilderness, Feldip Hills, south Karamja, Sinclair Mansion and more. The unofficial map below does show those areas. This is the last known officially released map of RuneScape Classic.
|20 August 2003||This was an unofficial map, made by RuneScape users.|
After the addition of the Legends' Quest, the official map was not updated. This unofficial map shows areas found in the quest.
|24 March 2004 (after re-opening of RuneScape Classic)||This was an unofficial map, made by RuneScape users.|
This unofficial map shows the final state of RuneScape Classic.
|March 2004||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
This map is the first map of RuneScape 2. It is also the only map to feature a key and a minimap like ingame on it.
|25 May 2004||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Tutorial Island, the Mage Arena mine, the Duel Arena, and the area for the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest were added. Because this map was based on an internal development build, it inadvertently leaked several areas not yet ingame, including Burthorpe and Silvarea.
|9 August 2004||This was an unofficial map, made by RuneScape users.|
On this date the world map applet was released, which used a customized file that allowed parts of the map to remain hidden. From now on, the inaccessible and mostly empty mapsquares, partially visible on the previous two maps, were not shown. Since Jagex did not release an official map accompanying this update, an unofficial version was compiled by users. A lot of areas were added, including Silvarea and Paterdomus, Morytania, Canifis, Burthorpe and Trollheim.
|22 September 2004||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Several new areas have been added, including the Kalphite Hive, Tirannwn (Isafdar), and the Trollheim area has been expanded. Also, a small piece of Castle Wars was added west of the Observatory.
|17 November 2004||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
More parts of Trollheim have been added, and Tirannwn has also been expanded with the Poison Waste. Also, the Haunted Woods and Mort'ton have been added to Morytania. Also, the whole part of the Fremennik Province that is not an island has been added, including the Lighthouse. Finally, two upcoming updates were added: Castle Wars (due December 2004) and Slayer Tower (due January 2005).
|15 December 2004||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
In this map update Miscellania and Etceteria have been added to the Fremennik Province. Also, Ape Atoll and Crash Island appeared on the map. Finally, as stated on the previous world map version, Castle Wars opened its doors.
|7 February 2005||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
In this update, Mort'ton got two green fields of the same size as the town south and east of it. These would later change to Burgh de Rott and Barrows. Slayer Tower was opened to public. Also, Karamja gained its dungeon filled with dragons and other monsters.
|26 April 2005||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Morytania expanded further to the east: Fenkenstrain's Castle and Port Phasmatys have been built there and a graveyard has been added just south of the Haunted Woods. The H.A.M. founded their organisation near Lumbridge, and in the Kharidian Desert(gaining its name this map update), the cities Sophanem and Menaphos have been added, with Sophanem being a city with buildings, and Menaphos being a plain area filled with sand. Finally, the Ice Path gained its place north of Trollheim.
|8 July 2005||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Bridge from Castle wars to the area south was constructed and parts of wall to the east were demolished to allow access to minigame from Yanille. Map was updated with addition of new quests and minigames, such as The Lost Tribe, Tears of Guthix, Keldagrim and the Rogues' Den.
|11 July 2005||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Farming locations and shops were added.
|5 January 2006||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Because Jagex didn't release another world map for 5 months, there are a lot of changes. First of all Lletya opened to adventures, because the Mourning's End Part I and II were released. North of Isafdar, an Outpost appeared. Also Waterbirth Island, with its dangerous monsters, was added. Also some Teak and Mahogany trees grew near Tai Bwo Wannai. In Varrock, Queen Ellamaria created a garden for her own, and everywhere through Gielinor Rat Pits appeared. The Mage Training Arena was also restored from the remains the Fremenniks left. South from Thurgo's Peninsula, the Mudskipper Point rose from the sea. Furthermore, there were three unexplained disappearances. The first is the large island in the River Salve, the second is the water resource sign at Tutorial Island, and the third is the path between Port Sarim and Rimmington.
|21 March 2006||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
The Agility Pyramid and the Quarry were discovered in the Kharidian Desert, and when we are talking about sand, Sandy started his office in Brimhaven. Also Mos Le'Harmless has been opened, but just until the gates to prevent the horrors from attacking the pirates living there. A Canoe system has also started at the River Lum, which makes transport via it easier. Because of the effects of Recipe for Disaster some areas also changed, for example the Ape Atoll Agility Course. Finally, Burgh de Rott, the poorest town in Gielinor has been built, and it helps adventurers with getting supplies for fighting Vampyres.
|28 July 2006||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Near Silvarea, a rift opened with the imaginations of a strange man. Another odd man settled near the Paterdomus mining site, and needs the help of adventurers who will search bones for his collection. Further away from modern civilisation, in Port Phasmatys, a ghost offered his services to go to the Dragontooth Island. On the other side of the world, the Void Knights need your help fighting pests. In the wilderness the lava became brighter of colour. In the same location, a volcano rose from the ground, and teleport pillars were placed here too. Meanwhile, the Gnomes are preparing for defending their lands, as they constructed a pen for battle tortoises. Next to it, the Piscatoris Fishing Colony needs the help of the Wise Old Man, because of the threat of Sea trolls. This is also the first chance a player can ever see the colony. All over the world, there appeared portals to player-owned houses, which were announced more than 5 years before the actual release. In Burthorpe a group of the strongest warriors founded the Warriors' Guild. On Mos Le'Harmless, the pirates allowed players to explore the rest of the island, which was locked before. In the Fremennik lands, those pirates discovered the Lunar Isle, with the Moon Clan people living on it. And because this whole world of monsters (and scammers) was getting very dangerous, the Stronghold of Security was opened. The safety of people had to be tested by some strong monsters, and the series of new ones in the stronghold were capable of doing that. If you were going for the money, you could also go to Sophanem for the Pyramid Plunder.
|4 September 2006||Behind the poorest town in Gielinor(Burgh de Rott), another poor region appeared. The Sanguinesti region. Near Ardougne, the fishermen of Witchaven started up.|
|27 September 2006||Many things happened in and around Lumbridge here: Father Urhney moved to a bit more to the west of the Lumbridge Swamps. This was because the Lumbridge government claimed it to reveal a mine at the old location of his house. in both south corners of the swamps new mines were discovered.|
|21 November 2006||My Arm the troll started his farming patch near Troll Stronghold. In the Tree Gnome Stronghold another farming patch was made, a tree patch. In the Feldip Hills and Piscatoris areas, new Hunter locations appeared, at the Piscatoris area accompanied by the Eagles' Peak. As Eagles need somewhere to land, there were also some of those landing spots added around the world.|
|10 January 2007||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
Several icons were added here, and Barbarian Assault started. In Sophanem an altar and several shops were added.
|29 January 2007||This was an official map, released by Jagex.|
The Iceberg has been added, and on the place where the Fremennik Isles would come, a message saying "coming soon" was placed.
|7 March 2007||This was an official map, released by Jagex. The Fremennik Isles and Harmony Island have been added.|
|26 August 2008||This was an official map, released by Jagex.
Addition of Ullek, Oo'glog, God Wars Dungeon, Wilderness Volcano, Clan Wars, The Rock, Summoning obelisks and the change to Runescape HD.
|28 April 2010||Official map, from Jagex website. Confirmed accurate as of 28 April. Compressed with Pngout and Pngcrush. Also, no sharp edges from resizing.|
|27 August 2010||New Void Knight Outpost, added island below Daemonheim|
|18 May 2011||World Map after the Trollheim area update, 15/3/2010, It only changed the Trollheim area and nothing else.|
|27 March 2011|
|12 May 2011||Fixed the location names of Tutorial Island and Kalphite hive|
|15 May 2011|
|24 October 2011|
|7 November 2011||Map from Runescape website, accurate as of 7/11/2011|
|31 January 2012||New revision as of: 31-Jan-2012|
|27 March 2012||Updated, lodestones, new ground textures, etc.|
|19 June 2012|
|21 August 2012||Updated Rimmington.|
|12 December 2012||Tutorial Island was removed from the game map on 28 November 2012 to make space for the revamped Wizards' Tower.|
|20 June 2013||Changes: Shows new darker map colours, icons positions and font sizes on the map have changed slightly. Changes to following buildings: slayer tower, duel arena Following dungeons added: TWW ruins, Order of Ascension, The Nexus, Exil...|
|5 November 2013||From downloads section in RuneScape website|
|4 February 2014||Updated to more current version, with added divination spots, changed hue, and lumbridge crater, among other things.|
|7 July 2015||Includes new icons (previously released), new areas (previously released but never updated: Ashdale, Fremennik Island Outpost, Prifddinas) (released on upload date: Tuska crash site).|
|18 May 2017||The Mammoth iceberg was added to the west of the Iceberg. The Lumbridge Swamp was reworked, as well as the Lumbridge Crater. White Wolf Mountain and Catherby have also been graphically reworked. Castle Draken has also changed, due to the release of The Lord of Vampyrium. A graveyard was also added to the north of Canifis. The Hall of Memories was added to the northwest of Kandarin. Finally, Paterdomus was reworked with the release of the River of Blood quest.|
|5 June 2017||Menaphos is now an accessible area, and Sophanem has also been updated for consistency.|
|25 September 2017||The Lost Grove was added to the west of Tirannwn.|
|3 September 2018||Botany Bay was removed from the game. The farm area to the north of Ardougne has been replaced with the Player Owned Farm.|
|3 December 2018||With the release of The Needle Skips quest, the peninsula to the northeast of Kandarin was expanded. V's Island had to be moved to the west of Lunar Isle to make room for the land expansion. Mobilising Armies was removed, and the area was renamed to South Feldip Hills.|
|8 July 2019||Anachronia, The Land Out of Time, was added to the far northeast. The Varrock Digsite was also reworked.|
|8 July 2019||The current world map. With the release of Archaeology, new areas have been added to the map. Kharid-et was added to the area east of Al-Kharid, north of the Desert Strykewyrms, and south of the Duel Arena. The Infernal Source is found to the northeast of Varrock. Morytania was expanded to the east with the addition of Everlight, east of Meiyerditch. Warforge was added where Mobilising Armies once was.|