RuneScape Private Servers (RSPS) are online games based on the original RuneScape. They are usually made by independent individuals who’re interested in gaming and the development of games. Unlike real RuneScape, they are not managed by companies.
It is not illegal to play at all.There are however, some legal questions regarding hosting your own RuneScape server. As a host of your own server, you must keep in mind that your RuneScape gaming server has no legal value. The game requires certain graphics, for which Jagex controls the copyrights. Playing however, is fully legal.
Yes, it's definitely possible to make your own RuneScape private server. It's fun and interesting, but not as easy at it might seem.To learn more about development of your RuneScape server, we recommend you to check out our forum. We have plenty of tutorials teaching you how to make one yourself.
The first private server was named ‘Winterlove’, but it was not comparable to what RS private servers are today.It was created solely for cheating purposes. At the time Winterlove was created, RuneScape was at its highest peak. The economy was great and people did their best to create bots to make even more money. Winterlove was created as a testing environment to test these RS bots. It took quite a while before Winterlove actually became a server for people to play on.
Even though real RuneScape and a private server may look similar, the concept can deviate. A few examples of why people prefer private servers over real RuneScape are:
  • It is easier to get ahold of rare items.
  • Gaining higher levels takes less time and effort.
  • Frequent updates to the game.
  • Close community and direct chats with mods.
A RSPS, also known as RuneScape private server, is an online game based on RuneScape, and controlled by independent individuals.
Yes, it is very safe to play. Around 2007, some people injected their server with malware, but that time has passed and the scene became very commercial. All games on our list are safe to play.
All RuneScape private servers are updated frequently, sometimes even daily, making it almost impossible to tell what server is most popular. The popularity of a server can change on a daily basis. We’ve seen servers peaking at the top of our list for months or years, but we’ve also seen some servers coming and disappearing within one week.
RuneLocus is a famous resource for RSPS, and was established in 2007. The website is supported by a big community, teaching people about the development and management of RuneScape private servers. Next to that, RuneLocus is known of its first RSPS list ever invented.
No, they will not shut down. Individual servers however, might shut down. Most servers are created by individuals who’re just running the game on a hobby basis. There is always a chance someone loses motivation, and decides to shut down the RuneScape server.

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ALORA - #1 OSRS Server | Group Ironman LIVE!

Group Ironman LIVE now! | #1 Oldschool Private Server | FULL Raids 1 & 2 | Vorkath | The Inferno | Latest OSRS data, content, items, locations and monsters | Achievements | Daily u...

11268 votesInfo
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Novea - #1 OSRS Server - 50M OSGP Tournaments

#1 New OSRS Server - DAILY 50M+ RSGP Tournaments - Identical Combat & Pathing to OSRS - Jampacked with Content - Rev Caves - Vorkath - The Inferno - Vote Rewards...

8057 votesInfo
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Roat Pkz - #1 PvP - EASTER EVENT! FRIENDLY!

Deadman Keys - REVENANT CAVES - OSRS Client - Bounty Hunter - Corporeal Beast - Jad - Premade kits - EdgePVP - Ancestral Robes - Elder Maul - Heavy Ballista - Demonic Gorillas - Is...

7957 votesInfo

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Etherum - 2M OSRS every 10 hours!

220m+ OSRS tournaments weekly! | 2M OSRS every 10 hours! | Easy Start | Instant PK | Perfected combat system! | AWESOME economy | PK Tournaments | Perfect PvM | Perfect staking | B...

6810 votesInfo
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SoulSplit - #1 RSPS | Thousands Of Players

ACTIVE PVM || Multiple Game-frames || 5 Game-Modes || Choose your own EXP rates || Sir Owens ...

5307 votesInfo
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SoulPlay - #1 RSPS | Thousands Of Players

Known as the best ECO/PvM/PvP server ever made - Active PvP, PvM and Market areas - Lots of Mini-Games - 12+ Bosses - 110+ Achievements - Online 24/7 - Vote Rewards - No Lag - Frie...

4725 votesInfo
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Dawntained | #1 Pk Server | Massive Update!

400+ Players Online | All Osrs Content | Log-in & Pk Within Seconds | Active Gambling Community | Packed Staking Community | 100+ Players In Wild 24/7 | Customizable Client + Runel...

4499 votesInfo
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Battle-Scape.com - OSRS

PvP Tournaments | Bounty Hunter | PK Incentive | Revenants | PvP Equipment | Custom RuneLite | Group Ironman | Clan Wars | 1 Defence Warring Wilderness | Perfect Boss Mechanics | G...

3705 votesInfo
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Runex

Safe automated Gambling - Tons of achievements - Trading post - OldschoolNew Graphic Toggle - Unique Features - Much more...

3316 votesInfo
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SIMPLICITY RSPS - THE BEST PRE-EOC SERVER

FIRE TWISTED BOW - Castle Wars - Great OLM & HYDRA - Raids - ACTIVE GAMBLING - BOSSING - INFERNO PKING SKILLING - Duo Slayer - Party Dung - WildyWyrm - Active Wilderness - Achievem...

3030 votesInfo

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[718/883] Ataraxia - Full Telos Fight #1 718

Free Donor for New Players! || Rise of the Six || Nex: Angel of Death || Divination || Full Araxxor || Boss Pets || Full Vorago || Godwars Dungeon 2 || King of the Skill || Last Ma...

2992 votesInfo
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PkHonor - Cerberus - UIM - Abyssal Sire

Wilderness achievements - active wild - every single boss and pet - weekly events - perfect Grand Exchange - full construction - all skills...

2696 votesInfo
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DreamScape - #1 Custom RSPS!

250+ Players | Massive Weekly Updates | Daily Discord Events | Thousands of Custom Weapons and Armours | 8 Fully Working Custom Raids! | Fully Working Theatre of Blood | PubG Minig...

2434 votesInfo
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Elkoy | Full Raids 1 & 2 now live!

Constant Updates | Queen Black Dragon | Player Owned Stores | Full Construction | Iron Man Modes | 300+ Players | OSRS Bosses | Riot Wars | Raids | 150+ Achievements & MUCH MUCH mo...

2124 votesInfo
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Indova - REAL Raids 1 & 2 | RuneLite Client

OSRS | 100+ Players | Chambers of Xeric | Theatre of Blood | RuneLite Client | Construction | Hourly Events | Clue Scrolls | Vorkath | Inferno | Grand Exchange | Quests | PvP & Eco...

2060 votesInfo
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ImaginePS - CUSTOM RAIDS RELEASED!!! 100+ On!

Custom Raids | PVP with Custom Items | Player Auctions | Iron man w/ Hardcore | Gambling | Tier-Based PVM and Item Sets | 10+ Minigames | 2+ Year Uptime...

1977 votesInfo
Tip: Join us on Discord

If you're interested in playing or developing RuneScape private servers, you really should visit the RuneLocus Discord. It's a perfect place to have a chat with RSPS owners, advertise your server or ask any question regarding RS servers.

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SpawnPk

PK ECO | TOGGLE 07 AND NEW GRAPHICS | ADVANCED FEATURES...

1946 votesInfo
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Lunaris - Play The Best To Be The Best!

The most well developed RSPS to date! Our goal is to provide the smoothest possible experience. We pride ourselves on doing community driven updates!...

1808 votesInfo
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Arrav Rsps - The No.1 Rsps - Just Launched -

Arrav Rsps - The No.1 Rsps - Just Launched - 100+ Players...

1458 votesInfo
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RuneWild - BIGGEST PK & PVM SERVER

250+ PLAYERS | IRONMAN | 1B+ OSRS TOURNIES | PVP LEAGUES | RAIDS 2 | Most Active Deep Wilderness | Active Multi & Single Clans | PvP Tasks | Casket Mystery Drops | Trading Post | A...

1305 votesInfo
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Onyx | Hydra | Raids | Inferno | Most Content

Onyx is a combination of the best OSRS and PRE-EOC Content, taken to an extreme with all a flawless top tier RSPS can offer. Thousands of features await you and your friends. What ...

1296 votesInfo
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MagePS - The Most Magical Custom Server

If you love Custom servers then welcome to Mage. We have 25+ Custom Maps | Star War Raids | 100+ Players | 1000s of Custom items and NPCs | Fun Gambling | Unique Content | Active C...

1210 votesInfo
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BlissScape 2012

Great Eco - Full Construction - Full Dungeoneering - Boss and Skill pets - IM HCIM UIM and Skiller game-modes - Prestige System...

1142 votesInfo

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Atlas - #163 OSRS | Vorkath | Inferno | Raids

High rates for normal/pk players and lower rates for ironman modes. Lots of bosses, perfect skilling, inferno, and more!...

807 votesInfo
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#1 OSRS - Eco and DMM Worlds - 3 IronmanModes

Eden is an OSRS server that focuses on the smallest details. Jam packed with features Inferno, Abyssal Sire, Lizardmans, Cerberus, Zulrah, Kraken, Scorpia, Callisto, Venenantis, Cr...

763 votesInfo
Did you know?

RuneLocus was the very first RSPS list that used votes to order servers? Back in the days (< 2007), other lists used uptime to order the list. In those days, it was very rare to find a server that online for more than 20 hours a day.

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TRAYA - HCIM/GROUP IRONMAN LIVE!

Vorkath Inferno Ironman Perfect Combat System-Amazing Economy-Unique Slayer with Slayer Boss Unlocks -Duel Arena Point Shop -Two Feature Packed Donator Zones-Gambling Area with Wor...

648 votesInfo
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Manic - The #1 Custom RSPS you`ve looked for!

60+ Bosses to Battle | Weekly Updates | LOADS of CUSTOM Gear | UNIQUE MINIGAMES | Advance Gambling System | Daily Events | KING of the WILD | PERSONAL PERKS | Player-Owned Shops | ...

615 votesInfo
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Scape-War - For the players, by the players.

Economy - Weekly Events - OSRS Bosses - Boss Pets - Achievements - Clan Chats - Well of Goodwill - Perfect Skilling - Prestiges - Money Pouch - Ingame Drop Tables - Customizable Cl...

604 votesInfo
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Revival | OSRS | Unique | Duo-Ironman |

Revival | Most unique OSRS server! Custom Invention skill | Raid Bosses | Duo-Ironman Mode | Boner | Hunter Skilling Boss | Skillcape Perks | 20+ Skilling Pets | Constant Events | ...

572 votesInfo
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GrinderScape - Since 2008 OSRS Based

OSRS Base| 26 Bosses | OSRS items | Boss Pets | Perfect Skilling | Boss Contracts | | Lottery | Fun Pk | Warriors Guild...

558 votesInfo