Map view (aka. minimap) is the interface to view the player's surrounding area. It displays nearby buildings, walls, cliffs, and water, along with a compass which rotates with the player's view. The player is the large, white dot in the middle. Other players nearby are shown as white dots, friends as light-green dots, monsters and other non-player characters as yellow dots, items as red dots, and scenery as light-blue dots.
Clicking on the minimap serves not only to see the local area around the player, but also provides a method to walk farther than is possible by clicking on the terrain. The same rules of movement apply either way. That is, if the path is blocked due to factors like closed doors/gates or an NPC in front of the player, clicking on the minimap will not use an alternate path around the obstacle.
- Unlike in RuneScape 2 and newer editions, icons for points of interest (e.g. shops or quest start points) are not shown on the RuneScape Classic minimap, and players might need to use the world map in unfamiliar areas.