How to Delete Your RuneScape Account

Why Would I want to Delete my Account?

There are a huge variety of reasons you may want to delete or ask for the removal of your RuneScape account. This can vary for everyone due to their own circumstances. Maybe you have grown tired of the game, want to make a different account with the same email address, or want to force yourself to stop playing due to personal real-life problems and more. Unfortunately, there is no way to fully delete your RuneScape or OSRS account. Depending on your reasoning for deleting your account, you do have a few options that Jagex may offer you help with.

Disabling/Removing Your Account

If you truly no longer want to be able to access your 07 RuneScape account, you can request that it be permanently disabled. You will need to write an email to Jagex support, from the email your account is linked to, explaining why you would like to have your account disabled. Jagex typically takes a few days to reply, but they will typically follow through with your request eventually since they have a list of people which they tackle in a specific sequence. Be warned that this decision is final, and you will forever be unable to request the recovery of your account. Long story short, you can never access this account again. The account username will not be immediately deleted either, so you cannot make a new account under the same name until it is cleared (which can take years but usually takes up to 90 days).

What if I want to Register Another Account Under the Same Email?

Do you just want to register another account without also making a new email address? Do not disable/delete your account for this! Believe it or not, if you are using a Gmail account, this is totally possible. Due to the way Gmail handles your account, you can actually put a period (.) anywhere in the address to act as a “new” address. Upon registration, everything will still be sent to your “normal” address. Look below for a full example on how this works:

  • My current email address is: [email protected]
  • I can register a new account under:
    1. (the ‘dot’ is at the end before the ‘@’)
    2. [email protected] (the ‘dot’ is after the ‘my’)
    3. [email protected] (the ‘dot’ is in the middle)
  • Any of the above variations of the email will act as a “new” email address to Jagex, but it will still be linked to the overall [email protected] original address.

What if I want to Transfer my username to a Different Account?

Do you want to create a new account, but keep the username of your current one? Well, that is very easy to do! In fact, you actually do not need to disable your account to do this. Find below the step-by-step process to transfer a username to a different account.

  • Firstly, you will need to purchase a Bond in-game item on both your current and new account.
  • Use the bond to purchase a name change on your new account.
  • Once the name has been inactive for a long enough period of time, you can use the bond on your new account to take the name.

NOTE: Be cautious with this, as there are always people trying to take “rare” usernames which are very hard to find such as ‘Sugar’. There is no 100% safe way to transfer a username. Also keep in mind that Jagex does not have anything in place for this, and does not condone the use of any third-party services. If your name is lost, unfortunately, nothing can be done and this is fully your own responsibility.

Thank you for taking the time to read through our guide and hope you found what you were looking for! Good luck with your grind folks!

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