Press release

RuneScape's Duel Arena Destroyed in Cataclysmic Community Event

The Iconic RuneScape Battleground is Transformed into an Oasis After 18 years of PvP Fighting, Staking and Duelling

Tuesday 4th January 2022, Cambridge, UK – After 18 years of being the battlefield for PvP combat, RuneScape today says goodbye to its iconic Duel Arena and is set to welcome heroes to Het’s Oasis, which will introduce an all-new landscape, new skilling methods and two new miniquests to experience.

Kicking off today with the Oasis Restoration, the heroes of RuneScape will be tasked with the transformation of the Duel Arena following a cataclysmic earthquake that has destroyed the area. Heroes will need to work together to turn the ruins of the arena from a bloodthirsty fighting pit, where heroes have long staked their wealth in one-on-one matches, to a tranquil oasis. Heroes will work together to rebuild the area by taking part in daily tasks with rewards based not only on their own progress, but on the progress of the whole community.

Heroes who participate in the rejuvenation of the former arena’s lands will receive exclusive event rewards, including a new crocodile pet, a new title, desert-themed cosmetic armour as well as the comfy and resilient ‘Gators’ footwear.

Following the two-week event, the reformed arena will be known as Het’s Oasis - an area of learning and exploration with new skill-related content for those looking to boost their Agility, Hunter and Farming skills. Heroes will also assist the God of Death in two Eye of Het miniquests as they delve into Het’s Tomb in search of a powerful object that will aid the young gods as part of the Elder God Wars saga.


The Oasis Restoration is live today in RuneScape on PC, Steam, iOS, and Android, complete with cross-platform progression and play on PC and mobile.

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Notes to Editors:
RuneScape’s Duel Arena was added in 2004 and allowed players to challenge other players to one-on-one PVP fights. Players were able to stake any amount on the outcome of the fight with the winner taking all.


About RuneScape
More than 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. Today RuneScape is one of the world’s longest-running online games, welcomed almost 300 million player accounts, and is at peak popularity with millions of players.


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. 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


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Rich Eddy