RS3 Client Beta: Live!

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RS3 Client Beta: Live

The first part of the RuneScape 3 Beta Programme has opened today. Selected beta participants and all Gold and Silver Premier Club members can now log into the live game with an early build of the new HTML5 client.

If you didn't get in yet, don't worry. We'll be expanding our group of testers over the coming weeks, and you'll be informed if selected. We'll soon be sending out invites for the alpha test of the new interface system, too.

Don't forget: all members will have the chance to try out the HTML5 client and new interface system before RS3 goes live this summer.

If you're in, you'll be able to log in right away. For the best experience, please do the following before logging in:

  • Download and install the latest version of Google Chrome. This is currently the only supported browser.

  • Download and install the latest drivers for your graphics card from the manufacturer's website.

It's important to note that this is an early beta. The client is not yet optimised and will have visible bugs and graphic glitches. Your frames per second and general client performance may well be lower than with current live client. This will improve as the beta goes on, as our technical teams focus on optimising the client and getting it ready for full launch. As the beta progresses, you'll enjoy faster load times and smoother performance, so please bear with us. Thanks for your help in getting this exciting new technology ready for everyone!

To help everyone get up and running first time, we've defaulted everyone's graphical options to the minimal settings, which will make things look similar to the current live client. If you find the HTML5 client is performing well, we encourage you to increase your settings in the options menu.

Please note that certain existing features didn't make the cut for this first beta. We'll be adding these in during the coming weeks. These features include:

  • The world map.

  • The music system.

  • Hint arrows and breadcrumb trails.

  • A few of the newer in-game cutscenes.

  • Quick chat

With that in mind, all that remains is to log in and give it a go!

While you're playing, please report any bugs you encounter, and give us any other feedback you have on the forums. This is your chance to tell us what you think and how you'd like us to improve on a core component of RuneScape 3! We're particularly interested in the following:

  • How does the world look? Explore Gielinor, taking advantage of the increased draw distances to take in the view.

  • How do the graphical settings affect your experience? Try the various settings available for reflections, bloom, draw distance and shadows. Find out what works best on your hardware, and let us know so we can optimise the client accordingly.

We hope you enjoy trying out these new features before launch, and we can't wait to see what you think. Log in now, and help us to make the RuneScape that you want to see!

The RuneScape Team

For more information on the RuneScape 3 Beta Programme, visit the wiki.

17-Apr-2013 08:55:08 - Last edited on 17-Apr-2013 15:52:24 by ModáWilliam



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Hi everyone,

Please remember this is an early beta, and the framerate and load speed on many computers is still slow as the code hasn't been optimized yet.

This closed beta allows us to gather bug reports from a wide range of users and computer hardware, but it also allows us to gather data for how to optimize our code more effectively.

So thanks to those who take part, and if you are getting low client FPS or are experiencing bugs, please check back regularly for updated builds which will have progressively improved performance.

17-Apr-2013 15:03:16 - Last edited on 17-Apr-2013 16:55:05 by ModáPips

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TripleNipple said:
I signed up with the Beta and now it's telling me I'm not allowed to play. Was there something else I had to do?

If you got a e-mail of runescape ****** then you've been accepted, if not then you haven't.
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