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Runescape Beta Key giveaway - Evolution of Combat starts June 26

Update: Sorry this giveaway has been closed. All 100 winners have been notified so please check your private messages. I need the winners to respond to me via PM with their email addresses by end of day Wednesday, and then you will be contacted hopefully in the next few days regarding how to get your key. Thank you everyone for participating!

Runescape's been around for 11 years and the game is still going strong. It's even in the Guiness Book of World Records, holding the official title of "world's most popular free to play game." More than 160 million registered accounts and roughly 10 million active users monthly, Runescape is a force to be reckoned with in the free to play realm. Whether you're a regular player or not, independent game publisher Jagex wants you to join in on their closed beta which begins June 26. 

GamesRadar has only 100 keys to giveaway, so if you want in, leave a comment below and tell us why you want in, and we'll be in touch with instructions on how to get started. This giveaway ends next Monday, June 18. Check your PMs by then because I will need to ask for your email address. Please respond by Wednesday, June 20.

"The Evolution of Combat update is the biggest single game-changing update in RuneScape’s 11 year history. From the outset we have been focused on putting the skill back into RuneScape combat; making it more engaging, tactical and ultimately more heroic.  All this makes the Evolution of Combat update on of the most eagerly anticipated RuneScape updates of all time so, if you want to be in with a chance of being among the first to give it a try, be sure to enter the GamesRadar competition right away.” - Christopher Long, lead Runescape developer

407 comments

  • RSdevoted - June 26, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    I recieved a message saying i won and responded in time and got the email that asked for more info but have not heard back and the beta is live and i still have no info on the code. please help. thanks.
  • Sparky9276 - June 26, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    You get no code. The username that you gave will have 3 months membership and should have access to the beta.
  • Diehunted - June 25, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    I wish I could of won :(... 50kPoolFTW
  • DivineDeed - June 20, 2012 3:50 a.m.

    Ohh damnit, didnt make it... :(
  • GR_SophiaTong - June 19, 2012 11:52 p.m.

    All 100 winners have been notified. Please respond to the private message with your email address by end of day Wednesday, June 20. I will have to send the emails to the Runescape folks and they'll be in touch on how to proceed. Thanks!
  • dsc1mownag3 - June 19, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    I was wondering when the Administrator will be sending out the information to the winners? Any information would be of value.
  • jordan-mills-eby - June 19, 2012 5:12 p.m.

    Winners got a message asking for their emails. That's all we know so far. I suspect more info will happen tomorrow.
  • macauley-duncanson - June 19, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    I would love to win to experience the new and exciting update Jagex has to offer! I've been by the side of Jagex for 7 years now, with the veterans cape! I've seen how exciting and phenomenal this update is going to be and I would love to be a part of the new combat system.
  • I3arrels - June 19, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    I'd love to win... i've been playing for over 4 years, and i'd love to see the changes to Runescape as first... Also i just love combat, and i think it's time for a rework... :D
  • pkforhounor - June 19, 2012 5:02 a.m.

    daamn didnt win :(, congratz to the winners!
  • term-natar - June 19, 2012 3:43 a.m.

    ============ TOOO ALLL PEOPLE IT'S FINISHED STOP LEAVEING COMMENTS OR THEY WONT READ THEM, MY COMMENT vvv BELOW THIS I POSTED YESTERDAY I JUST REPOSTED IT TODAY ========= LINES AND THING FINISHED 18TH
  • term-natar - June 19, 2012 3:42 a.m.

    Hello I'm Guthix, Personal Friends with EXCL. "The question was for me to say why i want in"? Well My Reason is? == Iv'e been playing since befor 2010, I even remmber the first runescape graphical patches from the first like the sword and weapons then moved to trees and so on :-) I'm full time member,And have always wanted to try new stuff in my lifee.. but that's not full reason I WOULD LOVE. to be one of the winners so i could understand it first. and i would love to try it out that way i could aleart people what it's like so if anyone wants to know i can tell them, i could also post on runescape forums leting people know if anything needs touching up on :-) if required Iv'e always wanted to try something new on runescape instead of same stuff over and over, iv'e never really been choosen for anything in my life though i guess can't complain i manage find ways get by. Anyway any chances of me winning would be very apprciated. (sorry about my spelling i'm dyslexic) and have some other things suffer from, Anyway to all winners and anyone who wins congratulations :-) ============------___---+==^^VV^^ Faithfuly Guthix. p.s i think some low leveld players should also be choosen, so new players can see how amazing runescape is :-) as good as i find it And i thought i'd be helpful, Im very nice, very well spoken, love to help others =) even though i don't think done much to deserv it i don't know i think may have =)
  • indysavvy - June 19, 2012 12:27 a.m.

    RSN: Indigo_Savvy I've been playing since 06 and am a proud owner of a quest cape. I had a break from Runescape, so I do not currently have a 1 year membership status. I want to try the beta out so I can see if I actually stand a chance as a mage :)
  • David4799 - June 18, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    Well my game name is Bl buff noob as bl in my clan name we are a high ranked clan i have been playing since about 06 or 07 i believe ive been doing my best to help others ingame and i really would love to help runescape make its next biggest step to change the way of comabt cause i think it will be really neat to say "hey i played in beta, do you need help?" just saying id be nice
  • vmanwiz - June 18, 2012 8:57 p.m.

    Well...I've been a part of the runescape community for a while now. in honest truth, i havent really done anything to deserve the beta key but we all know it would be nice to be one of the first to see the evolution of combat in runescape. i'm a huge fan of games from jagex. especially runescape and armies of gielinor. it would mean the world to me if i get to be a part of runescape history, the evolution of runescape that is. so thanks for reading this and best of luck to everyone. i love runescape!
  • joe-hendrix - June 18, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    Ive been playing Runescape since Runescape classic and I still love it. I would like to be there and would love to play in this beta so badly. I would like to see how Runescape evolves.
  • a-qw-eds - June 18, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    I want to know that's new in RUNESCAPEEE!!!
  • lilbityippy - June 18, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    So a long time ago I watched my older brother playing a game. I laughed at him because he was so Old and still playing online games. He smiled and said come and try it. So I did and I loved it. Ive played for a long time. My bunny ears and low combat say that I'm more there to help others than I am a killer of players. I only really level combat inorder to do quests. if this combat beta is a huge change to how you get combat exp and the interface opens up a lot more control, as it seems to be going to, it will totally change the way I play. I feel like I deserve to try it out, even if I havent had a 1 year continuous membership because got bored, this promises to end a lot of the bordom I suffer. Please let me try it, I feel years of playing and helping others could totally benifit the beta test. In game I am Ouchies. TY
  • kyle-kellum - June 18, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    I would love to have a Beta Key for this, I have waited so long for Runescape to actually be like the combat system I wanted. And I've been a part of this game for a long time now, and I don't have the consecutive membership for instant access, so can you give me a key? I would love to have one! (Nerdy, I know. LOL)
  • term-natar - June 18, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    GUYS STOP COMMENTINING IT'S FINISHED This giveaway ends next Monday, June 18. Check your PMs by then because I will need to ask for your email address. Please respond by Wednesday, June 20. This giveaway ends next Monday, June 18. Check your PMs by then because I will need to ask for your email address. Please respond by Wednesday, June 20.

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