Client on Linux

There are many Linux distributions, so what works on one distribution may not work on another, or even on another version of the same distro.

The Linux download for RuneScape is ready for download on Ubuntu (and similar distributions), this can be picked up from our Download page.

Other players and sources have begun making this option available on other distros, such as Gentoo, and offer both steps and support for this on our Community Tech Support forum.

Troubleshooting Linux Issues
Because how Linux can be set up, on almost any hardware, with many distributions, which may not include drivers or auto updates, a wide variety issues can occur.

Before looking any further at troubleshooting, there are a few known, Linux specific issues that you should take a look at! You can find a list of the Linux specific issues that our client team are aware of and looking into at the bottom of this forum post.

Many other Client errors are caused by package incompatibility, so if you're having issues, you should ensure that you have the latest (stable, non-beta) version of your distribution. We'd also recommend sticking with Ubuntu, as the client may not download / run properly on other variants.

You can check out this page for more information on how to make sure your distro and drivers are all up to date and working as intended!

Having trouble with these steps?
For further help with Linux issues, check out our community technical support forum!

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