Member's Gate

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The Member's Gates were gates that restricted Free-to-play access from the Free area into the Members portion of the RuneScape world. For members, these gates indicate which areas once were only accessible to free players.

Unlike regular gates, Member's Gates are automatically closed after passing through them. Even on members world the examine text: You can pass through this on the members server, remains.

Locations[edit | edit source]

There are 10 iron gates that separate Free-to-play from Members. This list of gates does not include the Stone Gate at Shantay Pass or the wooden gate in south-east Varrock.

Historical gates[edit | edit source]

Many of the Member's Gates were historically used in other places, or were repurposed from earlier gates.

  • The gate leading into Red Dragon Isle actually has the same internal scenery ID as the gate that blocked off Player owned houses in both Varrock and Falador prior to 26 July 2001 (Update). The gate had the examine text "Coming soon -Player owned houses" before its use as a Member's Gate.
  • The northern gate leading into Taverley has the same internal scenery ID as the gate blocking off the Kingdom of Asgarnia prior to its release on 6 April 2001. The gate had the examine text "Coming soon - Kingdom of Asgarnia" before its use as a Member's Gate.
  • The southern gate leading into Taverley has the same internal scenery ID as the gate that used to block off the Varrock Bank vault. The gate had the examine text "A locked gate to the bank vault" before its use as a Member's Gate


There used to be three more Member's Gates in the wilderness, until 8 May 2002 (Update) when the Bandit Camp, Dark warrior castle, and Overgrown village were made Free-to-play. These gates can still be found in the internal game files, but are no longer used in-game.

  • One of these gates was repurposed. For the first 17 days of RuneScape, until Ernest the chicken quest was released, Draynor Manor was blocked off by a gate which had the examine text "Coming soon -Draynor Manor". This gate was reused for one of those three members wilderness locations.
  • The other two gates were made specifically for the members wilderness locations.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When first incorporated into the cache in December 2001, until April 2002, the gates had the examine text "You can pass through this on the premium server", using the verbiage "premium server" instead of "members server".
  • In free worlds, the member's gates were sometimes a place for scams. A supposed "member" tricked a free player into giving them stuff in return for a made-up code that would enable the free player to pass through the gate. Obviously, this has never been possible.