In 2003 RuneScape Classic started to become a major competitor to other online role-playing games.
- 11 January - New Runescape Website launched.
- 27 January - The Shilo Village quest was added.
- 28 January - The Wilderness Agility Course and the Gnome Ball minigame were added.
- 2003 Easter event – Bunny ears spawned on the ground all over Gielinor.
- 14 April - Spears and Throwing knives were added.
- 7 May - The Watchtower quest was added, and the bank space for members was increased.
- 27 May - The Dwarf Cannon quest was added. Also, Sleeping bags were added, and Mining was changed.
- 29 May - Some bugs involving the newer quests were fixed.
- 9 July – The Digsite quest was added.
- 28 July - The quest Gertrude's Cat was added, and cats were made available as pets. Also, the Fishing Trawler mini game was added.
- 31 October - For 2003 Hallowe'en event the Scythes were dropped all over the ground. It was the last new item to be added to RuneScape Classic.
- 7 November - The infamous Partyhat duplication glitch was exploited.
- 1 December – The RuneScape 2 beta was released. Three new RuneScape 2 servers were added with the release later that day.
High Scores Edit
This is the final year that the remaining first 99s were achieved in Classic, all the remaining skills were mastered in Runescape 2.
- Agility - Thehate
- Crafting - Ltangel
- Fletching - Chilipeppers
- Herblaw - Halw Gnun