Players race each other around the open world

Once everything’s prepared, you’ll be encouraged to affiliate yourselves with one of the competing groups, and then to take part in the events themselves. You’ll demonstrate your sporting prowess in games such as Cheese Wheel Rolling, where you’ll chase wheel-shaped lumps of dairy down a hill at high speed; and Athletics, where you’ll need to plan carefully, and taking advantage of how the other competitors are doing. Skill-orientated players among you will be able to show off your most efficient resource-collecting methods and take part in the Resource Race. Perhaps you’ll want to show off your Strength, Magic or Ranged, in the Accurate Attack game. Finally, there will be regular Marathons of varying levels of difficulty, where players will race each other around the open world. One of these races will even be held in the Wilderness, making this an extreme sport indeed.

Free players will have access to Cheese Wheel Rolling, Beginner’s Marathon and the Resource Race events (with access only to free skills in the latter), whereas members will have access to everything that the Gielinor Games have to offer. Not only will you be rewarded with XP, but you’ll also be able to access a store which sports a number of Gielinor Games-themed prizes, such as an ancient athletics outfit, flaming torches, and special rings that will boost your rewards in the Gielinor Games.

As you have no doubt noticed on the front page, countdown to 200 million accounts will soon reach its target, and we have a celebration planned for everyone who is around when the moment happens. I won’t spoil the surprise, but we have all sorts of fun things planned for the big day, and the days following. You’ll have heard the phrase party animal, but how about a party demon? What wonders lay in wait for you? Suffice to say that there will be rewards. The calendar of events for the beta worlds is rapidly filling up and we have some great things planned to help us test out this latest and greatest addition to the game. We might even have some unique rewards for the live accounts of those who get involved! Keep a watch on the combat beta pages for more information.  

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