RuneScape HiScores have been out for a very long time, but some players are still confused about them. What do HiScores actually do?
RuneScape 3 has been one of the well-known MMORPGs for the last decade. Despite being the lesser-played RS game, the third iteration of the game still has a decent following and has a consistently loyal fanbase. There are a lot of things that gamers can do in RS3 like powering up their characters, leveling up their skills, or farming RuneScape gold. All these activities are monitored and tabulated into RuneScape HiScores which some players, even experiences ones, might be unfamiliar with.
What is RS3 HiScore?
The HiScores is a website developed specifically for RuneScape which collects data from the game and analyzes the information to rank players based on their experience points in their skills. The website updates itself every time players log out or leave the lobby which enables it to keep track of everything. Unfortunately, HiScores won’t record any player data if the players were logged out of the game automatically due to reasons like system updates or maintenance. However, the amount of RS3 gold players have are not included in the website’s leaderboard.
The site makes use of a free-to-view Application Programming Interface (API) that enables it to track players, the clans they belong to, and activities they accomplished per season. Though both Ironman Mode and Hardcore Ironmen have several charts that are separate from the regular one, they still appear on the regular HiScore charts.
What are the HiScores For?
Other than bragging rights and being recognized as some of the top players in the game, Jagex also provides some neat aesthetic rewards for those who are able to win the Seasonal HiScores. There are three rewards that players can receive for being at the top of the leaderboard. The first one is the Crown of Supremacy which is a cosmetic override, the second being the Round of Applause emote, and the third is titles.
The Crown of Supremacy is a cosmetic override that can only be worn by the top players as long as they remain in the top position. Once these players lose their spots, the cosmetic is replaced with the Crown of Legends override which is a simpler version of Supremacy because it loses the green glow. Since these are cosmetic overrides, they cannot be tangibly equipped.
The second reward is the round of applause emote which is not permanent. Players who won Seasonal HiScores can only use the emote as long as a new participant hasn’t won the current or next seasonal event. The emote features three NPCs cheering, applauding, and worshiping the winner. This emote does not appear to other people in their emote tab since only seasonal winners get to use them.
The last reward is titles. Depending on what the event was, gamers will receive titles corresponding to or representing that event. For those in the top 100, they will receive a grey version of the accolade while winners will receive the gold version of the titles. The number one player for each season will also acquire The Supreme title.
How Do People Appear in HiScores?
For players to appear in HiScores, they have to reach a minimum requirement that can either be the skill level or their rank. Though all players are recorded and accounted for, only selected players are included in the leaderboard. Here are the requirements for each category:
Skill Minimum Level Minimum Rank
Skills 41 1,930,165
Attack 15 1,315,698
Defence 15 1,308,946
Strength 15 1,307,430
Constitution 15 1,500,945
Ranged 15 1,131,284
Prayer 15 1,173,592
Magic 15 1,203,700
Cooking 15 1,206,248
Woodcutting 15 1,283,089
Fletching 15 862,013
Fishing 15 1,130,760
Firemaking 15 1,198,989
Crafting 15 1,060,795
Smithing 15 1,151,314
Mining 15 1,223,996
Herblore 15 765,861
Agility 15 881,227
Thieving 15 859,929
Slayer 15 816,989
Farming 15 659,274
Runecrafting 15 917,728
Hunter 15 694,329
Construction 15 727,500
Summoning 15 642,359
Dungeoneering 15 806,930
Divination 15 506,313
Invention 15 184,872
Archaeology 15 340,079
Gamers should take note that just because they have reached the minimum skill level doesn’t mean they will appear on the leaderboards right away. If there are already too many players that have reached or exceeded the minimum requirement, the system will only show players who are on or above the minimum rank.
How Are Clans Ranked?
Clans are also recorded by the HiScores website, although there are no rewards for being the top guilds in the leaderboard, it does give players enough prestige and recognition to try climbing the ranks. Here are the factors that determine the leaderboard rankings:
- Total skill levels of clan members
- Total level of clan members
- Total combat level of all clan members
- Total amount of XP gained by all clan members since entering the guild
- Total amount of XP gained in each skill by clan members since entering the guild
- Total amount of players that members have killed in the wilderness since entering the guild
- Total amount of times clan members died after becoming a member of the guild
- Total number of players in the clan
- Total number of Rated Clan Wars points
- Kill/Death ratio of the clan
Seasonal events were released at the same time RuneScape 3 came out. These events are time-limited and will have varying objectives like boss kills, gathering, and coin donations. The current Seasonal HiScores are visible in the community tab, while previous HiScores can be viewed on the RS website.
Being the top players and clans in RuneScape is enough reason to try climbing the game’s leaderboard. To be included in the HiScores charts is a feat that not all players can achieve, so investing RS gold and Runescape items in skills is a very worthwhile venture. Overthrow the top players and become the best of the best in RuneScape 3.