Menaphos: The Golden City, the first in Jagex’s large-scale RuneScape Expansions, has been released today for the MMORPG.
Released free for RuneScape members, Menaphos: The Golden City finally unlocks the gates to the desert city, which have been visible in-game, but remained firmly closed, for more than a decade.
The largest single-day content release in RuneScape’s 16-year history, Menaphos: The Golden City features four brand-new story quests, procedurally-generated City Quests, a new Slayer Dungeon, an increased level cap of 120 for the popular Slayer skill, a maze-like Shifting Tombs mini-game and a graphical overhaul of the entire in-game desert region.
Enabling all gamers to experience Menaphos, an open access weekend will be held from this Friday, June 9 through to Monday, June 12, allowing non-members the chance to explore the expansion and the wider RuneScape world of Gielinor… for free.
While largely an expansion for mid- and high-level players, Menaphos: The Golden City will be accessible to newcomers to the MMORPG. On completion of a three-part questline that takes them across the desert sands to the city itself, they can explore the area and discover its many collectibles, benefit from the 5% buff on all skill training, and take part in City Quests, before using Menaphos as a jumping-off point into the rest of RuneScape’s world.