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  RuneScape’s Elder God Wars introduces first ever skilling boss in The Croesus Front - 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 27th September 2021, 2pm UK - Cambridge, UK – RuneScape’s Elder God Wars epic year-long saga continues today with the introduction of The Croesus Front, RuneScape’s first ever skilling boss fight. The Croesus Front is the third Elder God War’s dungeon to be released, following the unearthing of The City of Senntisten earlier this year.

Players will not wield combat skills to defeat Croesus but will battle with their mining, fishing, hunting, and woodcutting skills at specially placed nodes surrounding the fungus-like boss. As the battle is fought purely with skills it’s impossible for players to die; teams lose if they don’t deal enough damage during the battle. Players can fight in groups of up to 50 skillers and there are no skill requirements to face Croesus itself, although it is recommended having at least level 80 in gathering skills.

Defeating this botanical beast unlocks a tier 90 magic tank armour, a boss pet, a seed bag, a Rune Pouch upgrade, and the Bik God Book. Furthermore, two new skilling off-hands are also up for grabs. The Tagga’s Core Hammer is a level 80 Mining off-hand that speeds up the process of mining minerals when equipped, the other is Sana’s Frytorch which is used for Woodcutting.

The Croesus Front is now live in RuneScape on PC, Steam, iOS, and Android, complete with cross-platform progression and play across all platforms. You can check out the trailer for The Croesus Front here:

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About RuneScape

Twenty years in the making, RuneScape on PC, Steam, iOS, and Android, is an ever-expanding, online living role-playing game that’s bursting with activity and life. Two decades since it launched, 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.

Set in a medieval fantasy land, players 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. Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose players choose their own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 28 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world. 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 $1bn 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

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