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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Stargazeps

Brand New Custom RsPs! Raids/Custom Bosses/Minigames Etc....

554 votesInfo
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KONARPS - OSRS SERVER - RAIDS - FAST XP

RAIDS | Active Community | Weekly Updates | Community Content | Hydra Bosses | Boss Pets | Grand Exchange | Clan Wars | Flower Games | Minigames | Fast Switches...

497 votesInfo
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Velheim RSPS - Free donator for new players!

26 fully functioning skills, All latest RS3 content on a PRE-EOC client, An authentic server with NO customs. Mining & Smithing rework, Wilderness slayer, Vorago, Prifddinas, Araxx...

487 votesInfo
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VortexPS | Semi-Custom | Free Donator

VortexPS Returning 12.04.2019 | Previously 100+ onlines | 15+ Minigames | 5+ custom minigames | 100+ Texturized Custom Items | 80+ Bosses | Gambling | Amazing Community | Friendly ...

487 votesInfo
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Eradication-Reborn

Rehosting the best 718 Server back then!...

474 votesInfo
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Beastpk | EARN FREE 07GP - Instant PKing

Biggest 667 - Scam-Safe Gambling - Instant PKing - Events - First 667 with Zulrah - PvM - Eco - Spawn...

463 votesInfo
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Kodai

Raids 1/Theatre of Blood|Hydra|Inferno|Queue-based PvP|Duo Iron Man|Weekly events|...

457 votesInfo
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Runique - $500 CASH GIVEAWAY

Large Active Updates - Perfect Combat - GAMBLING - Zulrah - 42 Bosses - Demonic Gorillas - Treasure Island Minigame - Kuradals Dungeon - Active Discord - PERFECT SKILLING - Magma B...

446 votesInfo
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Solace | $3500 Race to Max Event | 100+ Daily

100+ Online DAILY | $3,500 Race To Max Event | First Private Server EVER To Have Weekly Developer Livestreams | FULL Raids | FULL OSRS REVS | FULL OSRS SLAYER...

388 votesInfo
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Ely | 10B Giveaway | Largest Wiki & More

Ely is a mix of OSRS & Pre-EOC content. All bosses, custom content, 150+ achievements, Discord integration, huge wiki, presets, instances & more! Join us now! to become a...

385 votesInfo
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Near-Reality - 5 Year Anniversary

Economy Server | Perfect Hybriding | Active PvM | Top of the line Dedicated Servers | Play with hundreds - Start your adventure now!...

383 votesInfo
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Elation #1 Pre-Eoc/Rs3

Free Donor Ranks To New Players! Daily Challenges || +88 Achievements || +50 Bosses || Full Araxxor || Full Vorago || GodWars Dungeon 1, 2 || T90 Armors || Boss,Skilling Pets || Pr...

326 votesInfo
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Innova [#OSRS] Just Released!

An Economy Based Experience - Brand New...

315 votesInfo
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Vision317 | Quality Custom Server!

Content filled Custom Server!...

284 votesInfo
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Hydrix 742/OSRS

718/742 loading OSRS content....

281 votesInfo
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MBScape | Pre-Eoc | HD | Group Iron | Raids

[718/723] Theatre of Blood Items, 2 Raids, Zulrah, Cerberus, Vorkath, Vorago, Nex, Group Ironman, Inferno, Twisted bow, Infernal Max/Comp Capes, HD Graphics, Pre-Eoc animations and...

263 votesInfo
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Vigorous RSPS

Active community, active staff, RAIDS, unique features and more....

252 votesInfo
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Mistex

$100 For the first IRON MAN to MAX OUT! | OSRS Content | FREE GAMBLING RIVAL AGIANST YOUR ENEMIES | FULL Raids 1 | Vorkath | The Inferno | Friendly & Active Community | Constant Up...

251 votesInfo
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EliteScape - Brand New OSRS RSPS

Set in the year when RuneScape was at it\'s best, relive all the all the most legendary moments of your favourite game!...

250 votesInfo
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Valius || INFERNO | RAIDS | Vote for Donator

Raids: | Old-School | 100% Uptime | Daily Updates | boss events | Well of Goodwill | Custom content | All ironman modes | 30+ Bosses | Vorkath | Revenants | Unique content...

243 votesInfo
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Katagon

OSRS/Pre-EoC - Brand New - Great Olm - Vorkath - 20+ Bosses - 200+ Achievements - Custom interfaces - Custom maps - Content packed - Consistent updates - Friendly staff - Regular e...

234 votesInfo
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Emps-World RSPS

Oldschool gameplay with group bosses, duel arena, all skills and stable economy...

224 votesInfo
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Nexus RS3 #90X | NXT | M&S REWORK | TELOS

x5, x10, x20 Selective Rates, x1.5 Well Rate, 100% Keepsake system, All 26 skills working including M&S Rework! | Telos and other T92 PVM Experiances!...

223 votesInfo
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AllstarLegends-Oldschool Nostalgia! ::yell

Allstarlegends Non Profit: All Donations Will be spend back into the server!...

217 votesInfo
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DisergentPk

Perfection Is A Must!...

203 votesInfo
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Anarchyscape

Pking Staking Ironman Custom Gambling...

195 votesInfo
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LOYALTYSCAPE || 317 SERVER ||ECO|| 27+ BOSSES

FAST GROWING 317 || 27+ BOSSES || CUSTOM MINIGAMES|| GROWING COMMUNITY||...

187 votesInfo
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Grand Exchange - Full raids - Join now

A content-packed server with weekly updates and a lot of content being added regularly!...

184 votesInfo
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Draynor - OSRS Group Ironman In progress!

RAIDS|INFERNO|VORKATH|CANNON|MAGEARENA2|IRON|ECO|SKILLING|HIGHSCORES|PETS|XP MODES|DROP RATE BONUSES|COMP CAPE...

169 votesInfo