The Ultimate PvP Tournament Returns to Old School RuneScape Today with the Revival of Deadman: Reborn

Old School RuneScape’s punishing PvP tournament returns today with the introduction of Deadman: Reborn. The competitive survival mode is back featuring drastic changes and offering an experience like nothing else in Old School RuneScape.

The Old School RuneScape team have been busing levelling up the experience since its predecessor. Bringing higher risk, serious reward gameplay and forcing players into an unforgiving environment where they must compete against each other.

One of the most prominent features that’s coming to Deadman: Reborn is the Three Life system. When each player spawns into the game they will have three lives; there will be no XP lost when losing the first two lives, but on the player’s final death they will lose all their combat XP, 10% of their skilling XP, but fortunately their quest progress doesn’t reset. A further crucial change is the introduction of Combat -Level Bracket Worlds, these will essentially act as a barrier to prevent higher-level players to stomp on lower-level players.

Taking heavy inspiration from Old School RuneScape Leagues, the development team have also introduced Deadman Sigils, an additional layer of powerful buffs that’ll enhance gameplay. The Sigils come packaged in three tiers, each providing more power than the last, and will affect Combat, Skilling, and Utility. Additional Sigils can be obtained as drops from NPCs and they can also be bought from or sold to other players at the Grand Exchange.

The one-month season will come to a dramatic climax at the Deadman: Reborn Finale on Friday 17th September, where more than 2,000 elite players will battle it out in a nail-biting 1v1 stage. The most fearless player will be crowed victor and go down in Old School RuneScape history, not to mention getting the lion’s share of the generous $32,000 reward prize!

  • 1st place: $20,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd & 4th place: $1,000
  • 5 – 16TH place: 12-month subscription

Rob Hendry, Executive Producer of Old School RuneScape, said:

“Yes, Deadman is back and danger is everywhere! We’re really excited to see our new take on the beloved tournament unfold across the next gruelling four weeks. It’s not for the faint-hearted – it’s frenetic, frustrating, and thrilling in equal measure. Players’ wits and prowess will be put to the test, and the winner can quite rightly declare themselves the best of the best! Will you be ruthless enough?”

To take part, players will need an existing account with active membership, and nerves of steel. You can check out the Deadman: Reborn trailer here:

About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed almost 300million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 450 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at

About Old School RuneScape

Launched on desktop in 2013, and now also on mobile devices, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Tournaments, where winners receive huge cash prizes and membership. Play now at