RuneScape graphics settings

Game Versions:

Change graphics settings
To find the graphics settings tab either:

  • Choose the "Options" tab on the lobby menu,
  • 1. Login and connect to a world
    2. Press "Esc" and choose "Settings"
    3. Select the "Graphics" tab


This interface allows you to manage the graphics quality of:

  • Game models
  • Game environment 
  • Light effects
  • Gameplay effects

You can also toggle in-game effects such as character shadows.


Overall graphics settings
Across the top of the graphics settings tab, there are several buttons that will change your overall graphical settings:


Min Minimum settings for exceptionally low-end devices
Low Low levels of detail
Mid Medium levels of detail
High High levels of detail
Ultra Super-high levels of detail
Custom Manually adjust the level of detail from your selected level


Screen sizing

In the right-hand column of the graphics tab, there are two screen sizing options for you to choose from:


Windows Resizes the client window. If you make the window smaller or larger, the game will expand or contract with it.
Fullscreen Your entire monitor size in the resolution you pick from the drop-down box (set this to match your monitor's resolution for the best results). You won't be able to interact with any other applications.


Custom Graphics Settings

You can customise your graphics through advanced settings: 




Brightness 0 - 100% Increase or decrease the brightness of the game to match your screen. 
Remove Roofs
  • Never 
  • Always 
  • Selectively 
  • All
  • Never - Never removes roofs
  • Always - Always removes roofs regardless of location or camera
  • Selectively - Only removes roofs between the camera and the player
  • All - Removes all roofs depending on the location of the camera and the player
Draw Distance Low - Ultra This will affect the maximum distance objects will render from the camera. The lower, the closer.
Shadow Quality Low - Ultra Higher settings will improve the fidelity of shadows being cast in the game.
  • Adaptive
  • Off 
  • On 
  • Half 
  • Quarter
VSync controls the game's frame rate by synchronising it with your monitor's refresh rate. This can improve your gameplay experience by reducing screen tearing, but may also affect your FPS
  • Adaptive - Enables VSync when the FPS is greater than your refresh rate
  • Off - Always disables VSync
  • On - Always enables VSync
  • Half - Synchronises frame rate to half the monitor's refresh rate
  • Quarter - Synchronises frame rate to a quarter the monitor's refresh rate
Anti-Aliasing Mode
  • Off 
  • FXAA 
  • MSAA 
Anti-Aliasing will smooth out a jagged/pixelated image, this may affect performance. 
  • Off - Disable all anti-aliasing
  • FXAA - Lower quality aliasing, but could improve performance
  • MSAA - Higher quality
  • FXAA+MSAA - Combines both techniques
Anti-aliasing Quality Low to Ultra Higher settings will improve the fidelity of anti-aliasing and visual quality - but could lower your frame rate.
Water Detail Low to Ultra Controls how realistic water looks including ripple effects and reflections.
Lighting Detail Low to Ultra This will affect the level of light in the game. Particularly things like sources of light and specular highlights on smooth, shiny or reflective surfaces.
Ambient Occlusion
  • Off 
  • SSAO
  • HBAO
Higher settings will improve the degree of lighting/shading of smaller and more complex objects.
Bloom Off - High Higher settings will improve the quality of lighting/glowing effects.
  • Off 
  • Compressed 
  • Uncompressed
Higher settings will improve the quality of textures in the game.
Anisotropic Filtering Off - x16 Higher settings will improve the appearance of certain textures when viewed from extreme angles and distances.
Volumetric Lighting Off - Ultra Higher settings will improve additional lighting effects like sunbeams and glowing. 
Foreground FPS  5 - 300 Set the maximum FPS when the game is in a focused window.
Background FPS  5 - 300 Set the maximum FPS when the game is the unfocused window.
Interface Scaling 70% - 300% Set the size of your interface.If your in-game UI appears small on your high-resolution monitor try increasing the interface scaling. 
Game Rendering Scaling 50% - 200% A lower rendering scale will use a lower resolution and then upscale to your monitor's resolution
  • On 
  • Off
Toggle for shadows. This includes the player character, non-player characters and scenery.
Custom Cursors
  • On 
  • Off
Use the game's custom mouse cursoror use your operating system's default cursor.
Loading Screens
  • On  
  • Off
Toggle loading screens between content in-game. This may affect your performance.
Ground Decoration
  • On 
  • Off
Toggles small ground details like stones and long grass.
Terrain Blending
  • On 
  • Off
Toggles whether textures can blend with those adjacent for a more seamless appearance.
Depth of Field
  • On
  • Off
Toggles a blur effect to objects if they are further away.
Smooth Camera Fade
  • On
  • Off
Toggles any objects that clip with the camera to be smoothed out.
Tree Canopy Fade
  • On
  • Off
Toggles treetops to fade if your character is standing behind it.
Mouse-over entity highlights
  • On
  • Off
Toggles a coloured outline around interactable objects in game. 


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