Old School Runescape Now on Mobile

Great news! You can now play the all-time classic Old School Runescape on your mobile device.. time to throw back the clock.
By Ben Jackson   May 1, 2016 2:16 pm GMT-0700

One of the most beloved MMORPGs of all time is Old School Runescape.  This game will draw a lot of Twitch viewers and there are even more playing the game as well.  Those who love Old School Runescape are now able to log into the game from anywhere using their mobile device.  To do this, all you have to do is download the app from the app store of your choice.

The mobile version of this game is simply a method of playing the desktop version on your mobile device.  This means that the app is not a standalone game and it offers cross-platform support as well as a mobile-optimized interface.  What this means is that you are getting the Old School Runescape that you love and the ability to log into your existing account to continue where you left off on the desktop version.

This game actually lends itself very well to a mobile version.  As the game-play is mostly point and click, there is little in the mobile interface that does not feel natural to a player.  Zooming and panning the camera will be done with one or two fingers while the right-click actions are completed by tapping on the screen.  Holding the target will also complete these actions.  When you play for a while, you will be impressed with the smooth controls considering you are using a touch device.

The interface on the mobile version is great if you need to do some grinding while you are out and about.  However, it might not be best for anything that is too complex.  Some of the menus do seem it be a little cramped because of the size of the screen you are using.

Additionally, placing a flag on the minimap can seem almost impossible to get right.  The chat window can also get in the way making the game harder to play.  However, you can tap the All found in the top left corner to hide the chat window.

The Mobile Requirements

When running Old School Runescape on your desktop, you can use that old computer without any problems.  However, when it comes to the mobile version, you have to seriously consider the requirements.  This is due to the fact that tablets and phones will have different parts and specs that might not be enough for the game.  With this in mind, you need to know what the basic system requirements are for you to start farming some gold on your mobile device.

The minimum requirement for this app is an Android device that is running Android 5.0 or later.  It is important to note that there are some phones that do not run on Android and will have their own OS that is equivalent to this.  If you have a Xiaomi phone, you probably have their MIUI OS and there are some Samsung devices that run on Tizen.

When it comes to the RAM on your device, 1GB will be enough for this app.  Phones that have been made after 2014 will generally have enough RAM to run this game.  If you are using an Apple device, you will need to have iOS 10.0 or later in order to play this game.

The Mid-Range Requirements

If you want to get more from the app and give your gameplay a boost, you need to meet three mid-range requirements.  The first will be long battery life and the second will be a good screen.  To improve your experience, 2GB or more of RAM will be a good idea.  You should also consider a processor that is at least a Snapdragon 835/Kirin 970.

One of the phones that have these specs will be the Google Pixel 2.  This phone runs on Android Oreo and has a Google UI along with the Snapdragon processor and 4GB of RAM.  The Pixel 2 has a 5 inch AMOLED screen and a 2700mAh battery which can last for a good amount of time if you use the right settings.

The High-End Requirements

These requirements will actually be very similar to the mid-range ones, but you are going to want the best.  The battery capacity of your devices should be at least 3000mAh.  You will also need the best screen, fastest processor and at least 4GB of RAM.

The problem is that it can be hard to find a phone with these specs.  However, there are some gaming phones that will have this.  If you want to have the very best experience, you are going to have to dig into your bank account and get one of the really expensive devices.

Regardless of the device that you use, you need to have fun while you play the game, increasing it with rewards from Food4rs.  In most cases, the phone you already have will be good enough to play Old School Runescape.  This means that you simply have to download the app and you can use your desktop account.  If you are new to Gielinor, there is still a lot that you can do on the app.

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