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Jagex announces Runescape combat update "The Evolution of Combat"

Jagex has announced The Evolution of Combat, a brand new update for Runescape that'll completely overhaul the game's combat system.

The combat system update will be the biggest the game has ever seen in its lifetime, promising an experience that'll more inversive.

"It’s impossible to downplay the significance of this update,” said Runescape's lead designer Mark Ogilvie.

“A rework of the combat system has been the most requested update from our community, and thousands of man hours have gone into developing a more fluid, interactive and tactical combat system.

"The Evolution of Combat update will fundamentally change the way people play and view RuneScape forever.”

A limited access beta to the new update will kick off June 26, with beta registration on the game's website beginning on June 1. The beta will continue until September, enabling testers to get their hands on it before anyone else.

"We have always valued the views and feedback our community which is why we are so excited to be launching this game-changing update with a members’ beta," said Ogilvie.

"By introducing this update with a limited-access beta, we are able to interact with our community in a completely new way and offer our members the chance to try the new features first, helping to shape the future of one of the most important elements of the game.

"I know players won’t want to miss out on the chance to take part in this exclusive opportunity, so be sure to register your interest when registration opens on June 1.”

The first - and vague - shots of the update running are below.

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