With the changes to and eventual closure of the Duel Arena, the Old School RuneScape team promise a replacement. Now that full replacement has been revealed: PvP Arena. The new option has a number of differences aimed at creating a better and balanced player experience as well as reducing Scams have become so common.
Duel Arena has been closed (and destroyed!) to start the new year after some changes in November. The number of scams and spammers RMT started making a long-standing feature in need of a change. However, those changes always used as a bridge to a complete replacement. That alternative is designed to be safer but still aims to allow players to have duels (and rewards) that come with good competition.
PvP Arena works like this: indicate that you are looking for a fight and the system will handle it. Keep playing and get notified when there’s a match and once confirmed you’ll be transported to a PvP alternate savior world to battle a single player of a similar skill level. Since all of these PvP battles take place on an alternate server, when you join all your levels and items will be left behind and you will get a standard set of stats and pick fighting style, this will increase certain stats. You then choose a second fighting style that is different from the first.
Once the battle is complete, you’ll earn ranking points and bonus points if you win a PvP match (1v1 battle or tournament) that the game arranges for you. While you will be able to manually create matches and tournaments, these will not reward those points.
After efforts to reduce RMT and make the experience better, any non-cosmetic rewards will only be usable in PvP-enabled regions. You won’t be able to attack anything but other players with them. Some of these bonuses are not tradable, you can expect them to be tradable. This is designed to further reduce appeal to RMT spammers and scammers looking for items.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/old-school-runescape-replaces-the-duel-arena-with-a-new-pvp-arena-2000124355 Old School RuneScape replaces Duel Arena with new PvP Arena