Saturday, March 2, 2024

Old School Runescape is celebrating Pride in style

Old School Runescape is celebrating Pride with its own cosmetics and parade.

Runescape (old and new) will always have our hearts for its ability to walk the walk, and not just talk the talk. It was only in February 2021 that Jagex included a new quest featuring a lesbian couple front and center, and a year before in 2020, the MMO giant celebrated its first-ever Pride event. Whether bigots like it or not, Runescape is pretty damn gay.

This year looks to be no different, with Old School Runescape announcing what players can expect for their 2023 Pride event.

“Pride events like this are our way of supporting our LGBTQIA+ players and the wider community.” The Old School Runescape blog reads. “A huge part of Old School RuneScape is having the freedom to play the game in your own unique way. We want our players to also have the freedom to express their identity – so wear your colours with pride as you take part in this exciting event!

“Our story begins in the Blue Moon Inn in Varrock, where a group of four hopeless romantics have been cooking up some romantic letters to their respective love interests, in hopes of scoring a date to the Pride march. There’s just one problem – their poems lack passion… and rhymes. Only you can save the day! Go on, show them what level 99 Rizz looks like!”

Players can start the event by speaking to Bethan, Gregory, Tabbitha, or Quinton at the Blue Moon Inn.

The Pride event will last for two weeks and, alongside a new quest, there will also be a parade. Players will also gain cosmetics and weapons, all of which will no doubt help in making them look absolutely fabulous during the two weeks of Pride fun.

These cosmetics are:

  • Love Crossbow
  • Poet’s Jacket
  • Pride Jumper x9

Players will be able to access previous year’s awards, too via Diango in Draynor.

To find out more about the event – as well as how you can join your fellow LGBTQ+ gamers during the Pride parade on June 8 – check out the official blog from Jagex here.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.