runelite osrs client

By now you for sure have heard of the Runelite osrs client. A large majority of the player base uses it including many osrs YouTubers. But how does Runelite work and is the software safe to use? 

What is Runelite OSRS Client?

Runelite is a free open source client for Old School Runescape. A large majority of the osrs playerbase uses Runelite for it’s game-enhancing features. Kind of like OSbuddy does, but completely free. 

Some of the features include:

  • Chambers of Xeric (Raids) Scouting
  • Clickboxes to make Agility less frustrating
  • Displays your attack style at all times
  • Showing the total value of your OSRS Bank and its tabs
  • Displays where your last death location is and on which world it was
  • In-client grand exchange where you can check your offers and look up prices
  • in-client osrs calculators
  • Displays the value and name of drops
  • Idle notifications (for us AFKers out there)
  • Inventory tags (for easier switches!)
  • Nightmare zone notifications (for us AFKers out there)
List of runelite features
Some of the Runelite features, images taken from

The features are seriously endless. Runelite can really enhance your osrs experience, if you haven’t already tried it, you should. View the full list of features.

Can you get banned for using Runelite? 

No you cannot get banned for using Runelite. 

Jagex always warns players of the use of Third Party Clients, however they do not ban users that use Runelite as a client. In fact, on November 8 2019 Jagex posted a new post with the following quote “We’ve added confirmation that RuneLite have fully complied with the rules within this statement.”

Can you get banned from using Runelite by Jagex? Official statement from Jagex on the subject: Runelite is safe to use.

If Jagex finds Runelite to be unacceptable in the future, they will send out another news post regarding the subject. I’m sure the Reddit and Youtube community would make sure that everyone knows ahead of time. 

As of right now, Jagex does allow Runelite. 

That same post also states exactly which features Jagex deems unacceptable.

List of third party client features that Jagex deems anacceptable and bannable.

Is Runelite Safe to use? 

Runelite is 100% safe to use. It’s simply a third party client for osrs that is used to enhance your game with some extra features. However beware that you don’t download it from the wrong website. Runelite should always and only be downloaded from its official website:

Is Runelite a scam?

No Runelite is not a scam. However you should beware of imposter sites that try to get you to download a malicious version of Runelite. 

You should ONLY download Runelite from the official website:

Is Runelite safe in 2021? 

Yes, Runelite is still safe in 2021. Runelite is an Open Source Third Party Client which means anyone can check out their code on GitHub for malicious intend.

Best Runelite features and Plugins

If you want to know the best setup for Runelite and which plugins would enhance your osrs playstyle the most, you should check out AsukaYen OSRS’s video below.

Runelite HD

As of September 13, 2021, Runelite now has an extension which allows you to play OSRS in High Definition graphics! This HD client, which was developed by 117scape is approved by Jagex and currently the only HD client that is allowed.

Read more about Runelite HD

Runelite vs Osbuddy

OSbuddy used to be the only great third party client out there, until Runelite came to existence.

The only real advantage OSbuddy has over Runelite is the grand exchange pricing. This is because OSBuddy tracks these in-game from players who use the OSbuddy client. Runelite does not do this. 

Other than that Runelite has many advantages over Osbuddy lite, the free version of Osbuddy. 

When it comes to OSbuddy Lite vs Runelite, Runelite wins instantly. If you compare OSbuddy pro to Runelite, they both come with their own advantages:

OSbuddy has the best grand exchange prices whereas Runelite runs slightly smoother and has low detail settings so it’s recommended for lower end computers. 

OSBuddy pro costs £2.50 per month whereas Runelite is free for almost the exact same features.

The ultimate decision is up to you, but to me OSbuddy is overpriced and not worth it since you can just use Runelite. 

Runelite Client Summary

So for those who skipped to the end: Runelite is safe to use and not a scam. However you should be aware of where you download the client from, only download the Runelite client from it’s official website:

Also you should keep in mind that Jagex can ban the use of Runelite and other third party clients any time they want so you are always using it at your own risk. 

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