Following the huge success of Leagues 2: Trailblazers and the very first Twisted League, The Oldschool Team has announced Leagues 3 in an August 3rd keynote.
Players who missed out on Twisted League or Trailblazers or those who simply loved the 2 month-long seasonal game mode are in luck!
What are OSRS Leagues?
Leagues are a seasonal variant of Old School Runescape that work in a similar way to Deadman Mode.
In leagues players start completely from fresh without any stats, items, or bank. You can use your regular osrs account to login, this will not affect your account at all. Items and stats gained in leagues do not carry over to the real game.
Leagues usually only last for 2 months. Leagues 3 will only last for 6 weeks.
Leagues 3 release date:
Currently, we have no release date for Leagues 3 other than that it will happen in 2021.
This article will be updated as soon as a release date is announced.
What we know so far about Leagues 3:
Instead of area-locking, Leagues 3 will focus on content-locking in the form of skills, minigames, bosses, and so on.
Of course, just like DMM, you will have an increased exp rate in Leagues 3. The Leagues 3 exp rate is 5X just like it was in previous Leagues.
Can you trade in Leagues 3?
No you won’t be able to trade in Leagues 3 just like you couldn’t trade in previous editions of Leagues. Leagues should treated like an ironman gamemode!
Changes that are made from the original game:
- 5X EXP Rate
- Accounts start with ONLY 3 unlocked skills (you won’t be able to choose them, everyone will start with the same skills)
- Bosses and minigames must be unlocked with unlock points
- Fragments (buffs) are scattered around Gielinor
OSRS Leagues 2 Rewards
League 3 will have rewards that carry over to the main game.
Some of the default rewards will be the teleport animation and the relic hunter outfit.
Other league 3-exclusive rewards are yet to be announced.
How Leagues 3 will work in OSRS
Leagues 3 wouldn’t be leagues without some restrictions of course!
While you will be able to explore all of Gielinor, some other parts of OSRS will be restricted such as skills and bosses.
In Leagues 3 you will start off with just 3 skills (pre-selected by the Old School team).
Through unlock points, which are gained by completing tasks, you will be able to unlock more skills as you advance in the league.
Not all skills will be equal either, valuable skills will be more expensive.
While some bosses (such as Wilderness bosses) will be available to everyone, more advanced bosses (such as raids) will be locked.
This will force players to prioritize for themselves and come up with their own individual paths.
Relics are replaced with fragments
In previous leagues, Relics were used as powerful buffs to increase drop rates, exp, skilling, and so forth.
This time around, relics are replaced with fragments, which are really just smaller parts of a relic. This makes them weaker than fragments as they only hold a small portion of their power. However, fragments can be combined to create a powerful buff!
Fragments can be collected all over Gielinor through skilling, clue scrolls, bosses, and so on.
Players can only have a set amount of fragments activated at once to encourage strategic playstyles. You will be able to exchange them at a bank though.
Fragments will have their own UI so they won’t take up any inventory space!
Each fragment will contain:
- 1 base effects
- 2 set effects which can be used in combination with similar set effects to create a powerful buff
Each player will also be able to set up their own presets for fragments.
Below is an example of a fragment you’ll be able to collect in Gielinor during Leagues 3.
What will not be in Leagues 3:
- Leagues 3 will NOT have auto-completed quests.
Videos on OSRS Leagues 3
OSRS YouTubers have already started theory-crafting for Leagues 3 to try to figure out which 3 skills will be unlocked at the start, where you will spawn, etc! Only Trails has a great video on this topic.
If you want to be prepared before the release of OSRS Leagues 3, WeSkillNow created a tier list for the skills that can definitely help you out.