Best OSRS F2P Money Making Methods

Playing Old School RuneScape as a free-to-play player can be difficult to generate the much-needed gold to fund your gameplay. What is more, many of the guides on the internet have misleading information for F2P players who have assumed rates for pay-to-play players such as teleports and close banking locations which aren’t actually accessible in this mode.

In this guide, we aim to offer you a comprehensive overview of the top OSRS F2P money-making methods.

Mining Iron Ore

Mining iron ore is one of the best money-making methods for free-to-play players. Not only will you gain a vast amount of gold, but around 20,000 experience an hour too!

To get the most out of this method, you will need a rune pickaxe for maximum efficiency. The best locations are Varrock East and West but it can be crowded with bots on many worlds (dependent upon the time). To combat this problem, visit Al Kharid despite an increased walking distance to the bank if needed.

Killing Ogress Shamans

The ogresses will only attack you with magic. As long as you are five squares away, their magical attacks can’t reach and it would be a waste of time to try since they have half the ranged defense compared to that which is found on other OSRS monsters.

The cost of arrows will hinder your profitability, but you can make at least 50,000 OSRS gold per hour and 100,000 OSRS GP if you receive good drops, all while being able to level your range skills.

Collecting Anti-dragon Shields

Buying anti-dragon shields from Oziach in Edgeville is an OSRS F2P money-making method that’s very simple and unique. You can get each shield for 30 – 35 OSRS GP, which sells for around 75 GE on the Grand Exchange.

The downside to this method is that you will not gain any skill experience and must complete the quest “Dragon Slayer”. This can be a great goal for an alt character, but it’s less appealing on your main account because of all those free-to-play OSRS quests

Telegrabbing Nature Runes

This is one of the most profitable moneymakers in OSRS for F2P players. You can only do it on a low-level character, and you have to switch worlds frequently which makes this method risky business!

The best way to avoid getting PK’ed is by knowing how to escape or be prepared for a fight. You can also build an account heavy on defense that tanks and allows players time away from being attacked at their own pace, but beware of any pure accounts who will come and attack you. Doing this successfully can gain you about 300,000 OSRS GP per hour.

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