The Jagex Launcher offers a new and improved experience for RuneScape and beyond. It allows you to access Jagex games seamlessly and securely, all in one place and with the safety and convenience of a single login.
The Jagex Launcher is currently in Open Beta. It launches with the ability to remember your account details for quick, secure access to your RuneScape account and has lots of new features on the way.
I have a RuneScape account, why can't I log in to the Launcher?
To ensure our players have the best security possible, from November 7th 2023 all new players will require a Jagex Account to access the Jagex Launcher.
When you see the message "Have a RuneScape account? You'll need to make a few changes." follow the prompts to upgrade to a Jagex Account.
Jagex accounts unify all your characters under one easy login and provide enhanced security. They also come with the added benefit of 20 extra bank spaces in Old School, and an increased AFK timer in RuneScape!
If you have an existing RuneScape account logged in, you will not be impacted by this until you log out, at which point you'll need to upgrade.
Do I need to install my games separately?
If you already have RuneScape or Old School installed, the Jagex Launcher will automatically find them. Alternatively, you can install through the Launcher.
Can I install and launch RuneLite via the Launcher?
Yes! You'll be able to easily switch between RuneLite and the official game client:
- Head to the Jagex Launcher and log in to your Jagex account
- Click the drop-down next to the 'Play' or 'Install' button
- Choose 'RuneLite'
- If you haven't already downloaded RuneLite press 'Install' and you'll be directed to the official RuneLite website
- If you already have RuneLite installed, the Jagex Launcher will look for it in the folder in which it was originally installed. If the files have been moved the Launcher won't be able to find them. Try reinstalling RuneLite using the RuneLite installer.
Do I need to use the Jagex Launcher?
During the Open Beta phase, players are free to play through the regular clients or from the Jagex Launcher. Eventually, the Launcher will become the only way of accessing any Jagex game, including RuneScape and Old School. From November 7th 2023, you must have a Jagex account to use the Launcher.
Can I play both RuneScape and Old School at the same time?
The Launcher can only run one game at a time.
What if I don't want to use the Jagex Launcher?
Currently, the Launcher is optional if you do not have a Jagex account. Eventually, the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape standalone clients will no longer be supported. If you don't want to use the Launcher just yet, you can follow these links to install the standalone RuneScape or Old School clients.