Old School Runescape players are finally ready to get a new skill after spending 10 years in 2007

Old School Runescape
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Old School Runescape is about to become slightly more new school, as players have voted overwhelmingly to add a new skill to the ancient MMO.

If you can't tell from the title of the game, Old School Runescape is an alternate version of Jagex's legacy MMO that takes players back to the glory days of August 2007, when aside your massive, yellow-gray cube of a monitor there was probably a Monster energy drink, a BlackBerry phone, and your junior year yearbook-turned-mousepad. (Just me?) In the nearly 10 years since its release, Old School Runescape has added new content that wasn't available in 2007, but it's yet to add a new skill, which could be seen as a core update to a game whose titular edict is to remain un-updated.

However, Jagex has received the results of a poll asking the community if it wants a new Old School Runescape skill, and the answer is unequivocally in the affirmative. According to the poll, 80.9% of respondents want to see a new skill added, while just 19.1% say otherwise. Jagex has since responded to the results, promising it'll "work with" the community on a new skill in Old School Runescape in 2023. 

As Jagex points out in the tweet, the new skill will be polled by Old School Runescape in 2023. And as with the decision itself, players will get to help decide which new skill could be added to the game. Jagex says it'll start polling the community on the new skill in mid-January, so keep an eye on the studio's socials for more.

If you're looking for a good 2007-style laugh, check out this Old School Runescape player getting served some of the most savage roasts in PC gaming history.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.