RuneScape 2 was the name given to RuneScape when Jagex released the Beta version of what is now known as RuneScape, (or "RS") on 1 December 2003. The working name was RuneScape 3D. The finished version was launched on the 29 March 2004.
This three-dimensional version featured a vast improvement to the game engine as well as improving on the sound and interfaces. The core engine allowed Jagex to expand the game to levels previously not possible.