Jagex has today announced, and launched the Dimension of the Damned, a brand new PvE event in their long-running MMO, RuneScape.
This limited event is set to run for 10 days and will see players thrust into an undead dimension where zombies rule and the living drool. In this parallel universe, zombies keep spawning everywhere and it’s up to players to eliminate the threat racking up the highest score over a one-hour session.
Players can tackle multiple one-hour sessions however only their highest scoring session is counted and considered for entry into the final showdown which is set to take place on October 28.
The Final Showdown will see the highest 1,000 players taking part in a last-person-standing, 90-minute endgame to be crowned King or Queen of the Damned.
“We’ve played with the idea of survival modes in RuneScape in the past, most notably with our DarkScape experiment a couple of years ago, and they’ve proved popular. However, as a purely PvE survival game mode, Dimension of the Damned is quite unlike anything we’ve released before,” said Matt Casey, Senior Product Manager, RuneScape.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing how tactics develop over the coming days as players try to reach the finale and compete to win an incredible set of prizes, but with only 1,000 places available in the endgame expect the competition to be stiff and full of rigor (mortis).”
Dimension of the Damned is open to all players of RuneScape regardless of experience, and to ensure a level playing field, all players will need to create new characters that’ll have maxed-out skills during the event.
A number of prizes are to be won during the event including a survivor outfit and the RIP axe for everyone who takes part in the event. The 1,000 finalists will also win The Damned title, and those in the final 10 will have their names engraved on the statue in Falador as well as a Dimension of the Damned Pet.
The final five will win an all-expenses paid trip to Jagex as well as a year’s Premier Club membership for free, and the winner will win all previous prizes, 200 million GP, a lifetime RuneScape membership, a real-world zombie award, and the title of King or Queen of the Damned.