Following the launch of Leagues IV: Trailblazer Reloaded in Old School RuneScape, the game experienced a remarkable surge in its player base, leading to server strain due to overwhelming interest. However, Jagex swiftly resolved these issues by fixing server problems and introducing additional event worlds to accommodate the influx of players.
Amidst these adjustments, the classic MMORPG witnessed a resurgence in popularity as more players flocked to experience the highly anticipated game mode’s return. Jagex, the game’s developer, reported unprecedented player numbers just a day after the Trailblazer Reloaded launch, reaching a peak of approximately 190,000 concurrent players during a Wednesday afternoon.
Expressing their astonishment, Jagex tweeted, “Surreal to think that 10 years later we’re still breaking record numbers of members! Thanks to everyone for playing and enjoy the dopamine over the next few weeks.”
Addressing some technical issues, the development team swiftly rectified a bug that hindered alchemy spells from generating gold and resolved a Treasure Seeker exploit. This exploit allowed players to exploit a large number of bugged casket rewards simultaneously. The ill-gotten rewards were rolled back, and players engaging in this exploit faced appropriate consequences.
Explaining their actions, Jagex stated, “Players opening in excess of 50 caskets (all the way up to beyond 1,000) will receive temporary bans and also have log slots wiped + clue items removed. They’ll be able to participate in the League on another account, but we believe other players should have a chance to catch up and feel that players opening hundreds of bugged caskets knew to some extent that what they were doing wasn’t expected behavior.”
you lot are crazy lol imagine if we hit 200k tonight pic.twitter.com/tSWtDoj8G7
— Old School RuneScape (@OldSchoolRS) November 15, 2023
Source: Information gathered from official announcements by Jagex and community reports on the surge in player numbers and subsequent issues after the launch of Trailblazer Reloaded in Old School RuneScape.