The Logout button is used to log out of RuneScape. The button is located on the side of the minimap, next to the summoning, prayer, and energy icons. The logout button is an X. Once it is clicked, the player must click another button to actually log out. That is a red bar reading either "Exit to Lobby" or "Exit to Login."
Players may click the logout button at any time, although players in combat must wait 10 seconds after done fighting in order for the button to actually log them out. It is also not possible to simply log out during a game of Castle Wars. The player must exit the game through a portal and then may log out. Also, if a player does nothing (i.e. not clicking or typing) for 5 minutes, the player is automatically logged out. The player will also be logged out if they have been playing for 6 hours straight, regardless of activity.
In Fist of Guthix, if the player logs out, the player forfeits the game, and loses 24 rating points.
- In RuneScape Classic, the game automatically logged you off if you stayed in one spot for over 5 minutes, regardless of whether or not you were doing anything.
- The old logout button was a door.
- In the 'Behind the Scenes - January' news post, Jagex mentioned that the auto-logout time will be changed to 5 minutes instead of 90 seconds. The logout timer was changed from 90 seconds to 5 minutes on 13 January 2009.
- You are forced to refresh the game page after you get logged out by the 6 hour timer.