Hardcore Ironman Mode
Old School's most extreme challenge is here. Don your armour and fight to survive in all new
Hardcore Ironman Mode.
Hardcore Ironman works in the exact same way as a standard Ironman account, simply with the added challenge of only one life. Your one life will only be claimed by a dangerous death. Safe deaths, such as those in many minigames, will not cause you to lose your Hardcore status.
There are no second chances as a Hardcore Ironman. If you fall into the clutches of death, you will be stripped of your Hardcore status and converted to a standard Ironman.
The Hardcore Ironman Hiscores is a special leaderboard showing off those who made it furthest without falling. When you die, your place on the Hiscores will be permanently frozen, as a testament to your prowess before death.
Safe Deaths do not remove your Hardcore status. The following is a list of deaths are deemed safe, and therefore will not revoke your Hardcore status:
talk to Juan before you exit Tutorial Island. He'll get you started as a Hardcore Ironman. From there, it's all up to you.
If you'd like to skip straight to Juan, Skippy can now be found on Tutorial Island on all worlds. Skippy will not send you straight to the mainland, so you'll still have a chance to talk to Adam, Paul or Juan to become an Ironman!
To coincide with the launch of Hardcore Ironman, and in order to protect the integrity of the game mode, Ironmen are no longer able to receive drops if they have had another player tank a Boss for them.
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The Old School Team