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Old School Previews RuneScape Tombs of Amascut, While Jagex Talks Tech on New Launcher

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Old School RuneScape is getting Tombs of Amascut next month, and has a progress update on just where they are in continuing the desert storyline and getting the raid ready. Jagex also has a technical post on the design process behind the recently-released Jagex launcher.

The desert storyline will continue and the official description of what awaits in the narrative-heavy raid is packed:

“Long ago, the citizens of the Kharidian Desert lived prosperous and luxurious lives. All that changed when Amascut, the Goddess of Rebirth, became corrupted and warped. She became the Devourer, intent on consuming every soul in existence. Deep within the desert, an ancient tomb has long hidden a great power – and she is determined to harness it at any cost.”

Of course, this means you'll have to take her on after you get through her tomb. The post discussing progress includes the requirements to take on this raid, how skilled you'll have to be (62 agility, 55 crafting, 55 firemaking), and even info on the bosses you’ll face and possible rewards. There are four bosses in the tombs you'll be able to defeat, and the rewards are stacked with special armor, gear to buff you, a magical shield, and more.

You can read the preview for details on each of the bosses and loot items if you want the full spoilers.

True to the heavy community input in the game, there are also two new related competitions. The first is a design contest for the login screen to reflect Tombs of Amascut and the desert storyline. The second is a short story also relevant to the desert lore, Tombs of Amascut, or the desert. The top winning story will find its way into an in-game book.

When it comes to the Jagex launcher, there’s some relevance from the mobile releases. When RuneScape released on mobile last year, and with OSRS mobile support coming, the teams decided to create similar secure layers and use what was already working on mobile to make a central, and again, more secure desktop experience. 

You can read the full technical explanation over at RuneScape


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.