In 2009 the first re-opening of RuneScape Classic caused a significant rise of the amounts of players online, from the previously record-low numbers.
- On 11 November 2009, RuneScape Classic was temporarily re-opened for a two-week period for subscribing RuneScape 2 members. If players accessed RSC during the two-week period (providing their username and password), their account became "classic enabled", meaning they would have the privilege to continue playing RSC after the re-opening was over. Even if a player's membership lapsed, they would be permanently "classic enabled" and could access it during their membership periods.
- RuneScape Classic forum section was opened to all players again, after a two-year restricted access period.
- The RuneScape Classic Wiki was created.