A server, world or W is a computer which hosts RuneScape. Servers are maintained by Jagex and are distributed across the real world. Each world allows 2000 players to be connected at once.

List of worlds

This is the list of worlds and their respective activities.

World Location Members Activity
301 United States flag.png United States (east) Free-to-play Trade - Free
302 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members Trade - Members
303 Germany flag.png Germany Members
304 Germany flag.png Germany Members Trouble Brewing
305 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Falador Party Room
306 United States flag.png United States (west) Members Barbarian Assault
307 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
308 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play Wilderness PK - Free
309 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members Wintertodt
310 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members
311 Germany flag.png Germany Members
312 Germany flag.png Germany Members
313 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
314 United States flag.png United States (east) Members
315 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
316 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play Wilderness PK -Free
317 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members LMS Competitive
318 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members
319 United States flag.png United States (west) Members Bounty World
320 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
321 United States flag.png United States (east) Members
322 United States flag.png United States (east) Members
323 United States flag.png United States (west) Members Volcanic Mine
324 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
325 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Player-versus player PVP World
326 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play LMS Casual
327 Germany flag.png Germany Members Ourania Altar
328 Germany flag.png Germany Members
329 United States flag.png United States (east) Members
330 United States flag.png United States (east) Members House Party, Gilded Altar
331 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
332 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
333 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members
334 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members Castle Wars 1
335 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
336 Germany flag.png Germany Members
337 United States flag.png United States (east) Player-versus player PVP World - High Risk
338 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
339 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
340 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
341 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members
342 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members Role-playing
343 Germany flag.png Germany Members
344 Germany flag.png Germany Members Pest Control
345 United States flag.png United States (east) Deadman Mode Deadman
346 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Agility training
347 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
348 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
349 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members 2000 skill total
350 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members
351 Germany flag.png Germany Members
352 Germany flag.png Germany Members Blast Furnace
353 United States flag.png United States (east) Members 1250 skill total
354 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Castle Wars 2
355 United States flag.png United States (west) Members Blast Furnace
356 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
357 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
358 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members Blast Furnace
359 Germany flag.png Germany Members
360 Germany flag.png Germany Members
361 United States flag.png United States (east) Members 2000 skill total
362 United States flag.png United States (east) Members
365 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members High Risk World
366 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members 1500 skill total
367 Germany flag.png Germany Members
368 Germany flag.png Germany Members
369 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Wilderness PK - Members
370 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Fishing Trawler
371 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Player-versus player PvP World - Free
373 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Members 1750 skill total
374 United States flag.png United States (west) Members Theatre of Blood
375 Germany flag.png Germany Members
376 Germany flag.png Germany Members Theatre of Blood
377 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Mort'ton temple, Rat Pits
378 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
381 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play 500 skill total
382 United Kingdom flag.png United Kingdom Free-to-play
383 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play Castle Wars - Free
384 Germany flag.png Germany Free-to-play
385 United States flag.png United States (east) Free-to-play 750 skill total
386 United States flag.png United States (east) Members Blast Furnace
387 Australia flag.png Australia Members Blast Furnace
388 Australia flag.png Australia Members
389 Australia flag.png Australia Members
390 Australia flag.png Australia Members
391 Australia flag.png Australia Members 1750 skill total
392 Australia flag.png Australia Player-versus player PVP World
393 United States flag.png United States (east) Free-to-play
394 United States flag.png United States (east) Free-to-play
395 Germany flag.png Germany Members
396 Germany flag.png Germany Members 2000 skill total
404 United States flag.png United States (east) Deadman Mode Deadman Seasonal
406 Germany flag.png Germany Deadman Mode Deadman Seasonal
410 United States flag.png United States (west) Deadman Mode Deadman Seasonal
412 Australia flag.png Australia Deadman Mode Deadman Seasonal
415 United States flag.png United States (east) Members 2200 skill total
416 United States flag.png United States (east) Members 1500 skill total
417 United States flag.png United States (west) Player-versus player PvP World - Free
418 United States flag.png United States (west) Free-to-play
419 United States flag.png United States (west) Free-to-play 500 skill total
420 United States flag.png United States (west) Members 1500 skill total
421 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
422 United States flag.png United States (west) Members
424 Australia flag.png Australia Members

Isolation of worlds

For the most part, events that occur in one world will not affect any other RuneScape world. For example, buying an item in a shop will only decrease the inventory for the shop in that world. Shop inventory, character respawns, item respawns, and resource regeneration (e.g. ores, trees) are all managed individually for each server. Additionally, players (along with chat messages) contained in one world will not be visible to players in another world.

World hopping

Main article: World switching

Because each world has its own shop inventory, players will often change worlds rapidly to buy from one store many different times. Also, players often switch worlds to find more favourable conditions (e.g. more populated) for minigames, player killing or trading. This technique is known as world hopping.

Interaction between worlds

The only possible ways of interaction between RuneScape worlds is private chat using the Friends List or through Clan Chat.

Persistence of character state

When a user logs off of a world, all settings particular to that character are saved to the player's account profile in a global database. Therefore, when logging into a different world, the character's skills, inventory, etc. will be restored to the same state, regardless of which server the character last logged onto.

Themed servers/worlds

In August 2007, Jagex added a new column to the world select screen highlighting those worlds with associated activities, especially those team-based events like Trouble Brewing, to make it easier to find people with similar ideas.

In the update of July 5 2018, Jagex removed the themes of several worlds where the theme was unused or no longer necessary. This was only a text change in the world selection screen, with no impact on the actual worlds.

Skills

Minigames

Player killing

PvP worlds are affected by the PvP world rota, changing which worlds are considered PvP worlds in two week intervals.

  • 308 - Wilderness PK - Free
  • 316 - Wilderness PK - Free
  • 318 - Bounty World
  • 324 - PVP World
  • 343 - PVP World - High Risk
  • 365 - High Risk World
  • 369 - Wilderness PK - members
  • 392 - PVP World - Free
  • 417 - PVP World - Free

Trading

  • 301 - Trade - Free
  • 302 - Trade - Members

Skill total worlds

  • 353 - 1250 skill total
  • 366 - 1500 skill total
  • 416 - 1500 skill total
  • 420 - 1500 skill total
  • 373 - 1750 skill total
  • 391 - 1750 skill total
  • 349 - 2000 skill total
  • 361 - 2000 skill total
  • 396 - 2000 skill total
  • 415 - 2200 skill total

Free-to-play total worlds

  • 381 - 500 skill total
  • 419 - 500 skill total
  • 385 - 750 skill total

Note that the total level is calculated from the free-to-play skills, and does not included member skills, which means that players need a total of 508 and 758 respectively to enter the worlds if the player has never trained member skills.

Deadman worlds

  • 345 - Deadman
  • 404 - Deadman Seasonal
  • 406 - Deadman Seasonal
  • 410 - Deadman Seasonal
  • 412 - Deadman Seasonal

Miscellaneous

High-risk worlds

High Risk worlds (currently World 65 and PVP World 43) are worlds where the Protect Item prayer is disabled. Whilst on these servers, Protect Item is inactive, and if you die while skulled, you will lose ALL your items. Otherwise, if not skulled, you will get to keep three items per the Items Kept on Death system. Going into these worlds can be a risky, but good way to make money if you have a high Combat level with good armour and weapons and are proficient in player-versus-player combat. It is strongly recommended that you only take items that you are willing to lose! With the Protect Item prayer being disabled, caution is to be taken into great consideration throughout. Also, note that World 65 is a "safe" world unless you go into the Wilderness as it is not a PvP world.

Upon killing a skulled opponent, you will always get the items they were wearing and carrying, unless the item is (or was) untradeable, in which case will usually turn into a stack of gold coins according to its value. There are currently two high-risk worlds—these are worlds 43, which is a dangerous PVP world, and 65 (non-PvP) for Pay-to-Play (members).

Warning

The warning received when selecting a High Risk world from the log-in screen.

Confirmation when selecting a High Risk world using the in-game World Switcher.

A warning is shown on attempting to log-in to a high-risk server from the log-in screen. If using the World Switcher instead, a confirmation will appear. Upon logging into a PvP world, a second notification in the form of a message in red will appear in your chatbox informing you that players may attack you.

The warning message as it appears in the chat box in a PvP world.

Player worlds

Certain worlds have become specialised by the player-base for particular tasks. These guidelines are useful for tasks that require a lot of people (e.g. minigames), as they define a meeting place for people hoping to work together with others.

See also

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