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  Elder God Wars: City of Senntisten is RuneScape ’s first quest for both desktop and mobile players and it’s live today!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Monday 21st June 2021, 2pm UK – Cambridge, UK – The next instalment in RuneScape’s year-long Elder God Wars story arc, the City of Senntisten, launches today and delivers a whole new map, providing players with a wealth of challenges and powerful rewards. The City of Senntisten also becomes RuneScape's first new quest available to both PC and mobile players following the launch of the iconic PC MMORPG on iOS and Android last week, which brought full cross-platform play and progression to the game. 


The Elder God Wars is a year-long epic saga that follows Ariane’s devastating vision that “war is coming” to RuneScape’s living world of Gielinor, and the City of Senntisten is the final quest ahead of that foreseen war beginning. Senntisten itself is a lost city, originally home to Zaros, now buried deep beneath the Archaeology guild gives players an entire new location to explore. 


Once players have recruited their allies, it’s time to put their Archaeology skill to use and gain entrance to the city, where they fend off dark forces and begin to prepare defences. The city has dangers lurking around every corner. Players will have to exercise caution whilst exploring the claustrophobic confines of the cathedral and its surrounding areas, as they transform it into a fortress in preparation for oncoming waves of ferocious enemies. 


Ryan Ward, Executive Producer, RuneScape, said: 

“Today’s launch of the City of Senntisten sees the Elder God Wars arc really ignite as this is the prologue quest before the war truly begins. Over the coming months, the fate of Gielinor will be decided as players experience four fronts on the battlefield as the Elder Gods begin their assault.  

“The Elder God Wars really is an epic series and we’re proud to bring it to players as RuneScape celebrates its 20th anniversary since launch. These are fantastic times for the game; we proud to see players are playing more than ever before, membership is at its highest level in six years, we’ve brought it to mobile, and welcomed so many new citizens to Gielinor. There really is no better time to play RuneScape.” 

For those who succeed, there is a cornucopia of powerful rewards, most notably new Ancient Magick spells, plus XP in Slayer and Archaeology skills, an upgrade to the Pontifex Observation Ring, and more.  The City of Senntisten is a member-exclusive quest and players will also need to have completed the previous quests in the arc; Azzanadra’s Quest and Battle of Monolith, as well as having their Slayer and Archaeology skills at 75 and 74, respectively.  


For those eager to restore the light, the City of Senntisten trailer can be found here:  




Notes to Editors: 

About RuneScape 

Twenty years in the making and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, living game that’s bursting with activity and life. Set in a medieval fantasy land, begin by creating a character and then embark on epic journeys through a vast sandbox world that’s full of gods, warring races, unexplored dungeons, and glittering riches.  

Twenty years ago this year, gamers first arrived in a whole new online world of medieval fantasy as RuneScape launched on January 4th 2001. Two decades on, RuneScape has become one of the world’s longest-running online games, welcomed almost 300 million player accounts, and is at peak popularity: in 2020 the RuneScape games hit a new record-high of subscribers with more than 1.2 million members joining the further millions of players who enjoy RuneScape for free. 

Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose your own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 28 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world. RuneScape on mobile is now available for iOS and Android devices, featuring cross-platform play between mobile and desktop editions, enabling players to seamlessly jump between devices and take their adventure anywhere. In RuneScape, you get to be the hero you always wanted to be and, with new content added almost every week, there’s always a new and adventurous experience to look forward to. Become the hero you were born to be at 

About Jagex 

A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed almost 300 million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 450 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at