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Double XP Hits RuneScape as Closed iOS Beta Draws Near

You can still sign up for the closed beta

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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RuneScape has a brace of updates today, including a Double XP event and news of an iOS closed beta.

First up, double XP is set to begin on May 8 (this Friday) and is set to run through May 18. During this time, you’ll receive 48 hours of double XP gains. You can use these for whatever you like, except for Archaeology. If you recall, Archaeology is the newest skill to hit RuneScape in several years. The full rules for Double XP LIVE can be found here.

Additionally, the closed beta for the iOS version of RuneScape is set to begin on May 11. The mobile version of the game is set to be fully cross compatible with the desktop version and the Android version, which is nice. The team notes that the first sign-ups will arrive on May 11, with other waves to follow.

You’ll need to download the TestFlight app to take part. The team also notes what you need to do to sign up:

  1. Go to the App Store and install TestFlight on your Apple device.
  2. Once the RuneScape iOS Closed Beta is live, a TestFlight link will be shared on RuneScape.com
  3. Once the link has opened TestFlight on your iOS device, tap on ‘Start Testing’ (under the 'Join the Beta' heading).
  4. Follow the instructions within TestFlight to download the RuneScape iOS Closed Beta.
  5. Start playing!


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.