Rune Knights is a cooperative action RPG focused on customization, crafting, and combat. Customize your character's aesthetics, stats, gameplay, and gear as you battle through procedurally generated and hand-crafted levels with your allies.
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Mostly Positive (224) - 79% of the 224 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 1, 2021

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want Rune Knights to be the best game possible, and we want to use your feedback to continue to improve before release. Player feedback has played a significant role in how Rune Knights has evolved, and how it will continue to evolve.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The list of features to add and items to polish is still fairly long. Early Access will end once the list of known bugs and planned features and improvements are implemented.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

  • Longer campaign
  • More levels
  • More armor sets and weapons
  • More skills
  • More enemies and bosses
  • Deterministic progression options (legendary crafting, etc.)
  • More random level events
  • Skill customization
  • PVP
  • More crafting items

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current game offers 25+ hours of gameplay per character created, more if you intend on pushing endgame content, and most players make quite a few characters. The vast majority of bugs have been squished and many testers never experience any. Performance is very good, and the game has no issues even while being recorded/streamed.

The current main questline "story" is entirely placeholder and only accomplishes the task of guiding you through the current set of levels and rewarding map completion. If you play games primarily for the story, WAIT UNTIL RELEASE!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Nothing set in stone, but it's likely that the price will increase after siginificant updates during Early Access, and/or at launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Many testers have suggested skills, talents and legendary items which are now present in the game. Post your suggestions on our Discord!”
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About This Game

"It's like Dark Souls meets Diablo 2, and they got married and had a baby that got the best genetics from both parents. "



- 8 Classes, can be mixed (10 now)
- Unique awesome abilities
- Looting game like Torchlight or Grim Dawn with a great looting system
- Max lvl 30 (needs 4-5 hours)
- Endgame looting still rewarding
- Like 20 hours per char and you really want to make more than one lvl 30
- Weapons like dual something, sword, hammer, staff, shield, bow (+ dmg by headshots) and much more...

- No story
- Fast third person gameplay
- Fast travel and quick matches
- Endless arena
- Strong co-op synergies
- Great skills
- Great interest in testing builds
- Co-op works fine (everything can be played together)
- Devs are working on updates
- Not that complex and low time invest to understand everything


Character building and gameplay gains new depth when working with a squad to build synergy and overcome increasingly difficult enemies. Rune Knights offers MANY ways for squads of up to 4 to work together and theorycraft.


10 Skill Trees, over 100 unique talents, more than 200 unique skills, 10+ Super Abilities, and over 150 legendary items let you build characters and playstyles that other games can't offer with their restricted progression systems. Invest in any skill tree at any time as you level up, and quickly respec your character if you decide to try something new or take advantage of particularly lucky loot.


Gear isn't just about stats. Each piece of gear has an ability assigned to it, which you can use once you equip it. Experimentation and improvisation are key to survival until you can afford to put the perfect build together.


You're in control of every aspect of your gear. Special crafting items drop from enemies and can be purchased in Town. These items allow you to upgrade your items, change their skills, and reroll their mods (sometimes to powerful Legendary mods).


Investing heavily in a skill tree can reward you with special Super abilities. These abilities charge up as you kill enemies, and allow you short windows of massive power once activated. Each skill tree has its own unique Super.


Legendary items can drop at any time, and provide unique and powerful ways to play and build your character. Certain Legendaries are only dropped from the most powerful enemies in the game. There are currently more than 150 legendaries to find and experiment with. Good luck collecting them all!


Recruit AI-controlled Companions to your party which have all the same customization options that you do. Equip them with any gear you find, customize their talents and flask effects, and put together your own ideal squad.


Over 60 different enemies including 15 unique Bosses and 15 powerful Elite enemies will require you to improvise and react quickly and tactically to overcome them.


Trade your items and currency with allies in game.


Raids test your build, reflexes, and strategy against unique and difficult boss encounters. Infinite Arena pits your character against waves of increasingly difficult enemies and bosses for a chance to top the leaderboards. Invasions allow you to replay campaign maps on significantly higher difficulties and with a chance to spawn rare goblin enemies with loads of valuable loot. All of these can be done solo and with a party.






Many of RK's skills, talents, weapons, and features originated as suggestions by players like you. Join our Discord to suggest your own ideas for the game, report bugs, discuss character builds and synergies, and share memes.


For the masochists. Hardcore characters are permanently deleted on death, have a separate gold collection and stash that can be accessed by other Hardcore characters, and can only trade with other Hardcore characters.


Rune Knights does not require an internet connection for solo play, because that's ridiculous. (Use Steam Offline Mode).


To preserve the integrity of leaderboards and the online games of players who don't wish to cheat, Rune Knights implements an anti-cheat that will close the game upon detecting an outside intrusion. Cheaters be warned.


Rune Knights is a cooperative, third-person, hack-and-slash action RPG focused on customization, crafting, and combat. Level up by killing monsters, collect loot, craft your own weapons and armor, and choose from over 120 unique talents and 60 different powerful abilities. Customize your character's aesthetics, stats, and gameplay as you battle through procedurally generated and hand-crafted levels with a variety of enemies and bosses.

Rune Knights is still early in development and I intend to let the community determine the future direction of the game. Please provide feedback about what you would like to see changed or added to the game. No suggestion is too big or too small.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Newer (64 bit) Windows OS
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 760, AMD Radeon R7 270X, or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Broadband connection recommended for online play
    • OS *: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Newer (64 bit) Windows OS
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 470, or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Broadband connection recommended for online play
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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