The March game update is sure to put a spring in your steps and phases with new cards, new features, new events, and new ways to interact with your fellow players.
In case you missed it last week, we announced that we'll be adding 25 cards to MTG Arena as part of Historic Anthology II.
With Historic Anthology I, our primary goal was to open up the options for Historic decks to start bringing the greater breadth that a nonrotating format should support. We felt like this landed fairly well, with cards like ...Read more
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There is no downtime associated with this patch. Magic: The Gathering Arena will automatically update the next time the game is launched.
Note: This was a data only deployment. No update is necessary.
Cost: 20,000 Gold or 3,000 Gems
In this month's game update, we're adding new features, new cards, and new things to look forward to on Magic: The Gathering Arena.
Performance remains our highest priority right now. With the November game update, we expect most players to see improvements, particularly during matches.
This work is ongoing, and we will continue doing these check-ins for as long as necessary to keep players informed of our current progress.
Gameplay Hitches, FPS Drops, Unresponsiveness – In Progress
We've begun the code refactor (i.e. restructuring our current code) of our asset system, with the first batch of changes coming with this update. We primarily focused on reducing the frequency and severity of times the game would appear to "stutter" or "hang" during matches, though you may also experience better performance whenever you're viewing a lot of cards (such as during deckbuilding).
Memory Al...Read more
To address an issue affecting Magic: The Gathering Arena we are temporarily disabling Omniscience draft at this time. For participating players, your current draft and/or record will be saved and we'll be extending the event to make up for the outage.
All other play queues and events are still available. We apologies for the inconvenience.
MTG Arena Effective Date: Oct 24, 2019
This includes both Traditional (best-of-three) and Arena (best-of-one) Standard constructed formats and events. This includes Play, Standard Ranked, Traditional Standard Play, Traditional Standard Ranked, Standard Event, Traditional Standard Event and Tournament Mode Direct Challenges. This will not include Brawl or Direct Challenge (except for Tournament Mode).
To read more about this change, please refer to today’s Banned and Restricted Announcement.
Normally, this is the time and place we talk about all the fun and exciting things coming soon to Magic: The Gathering Arena (which we'll get to), but we wanted to start today's developer update by addressing some of the concerns currently impacting the state of the game before we talk about what's coming on October 24, 2019.
Performance improvements and overall client health is our highest priority for the game right now and will be our primary focus for the next few months. This is something that's been on our radar since the release of Core Set 2020 back in July, however, the improvements and changes we've made have not been enough for many of our players.
We need to do more. So, we're going to do more. And we're going to keep at it until we can provide the experience players expect and deserve.
Since the release of Throne of Eldraine, we've increased the number of developer resources dedicated to fi...Read more
. . . There was a game director by the name of Jay Parker. And Jay Parker lived for adventures. He loved them so much, he was adamant about sharing these adventures with fellow players. And there's a food joke in here somewhere.
Jay Parker has many tales to share with his fellow adventurers. Some tales known, some unexpected. Perhaps you've heard of some of them:
We've got ...Read more
Updated Event Structure: 3 Wins or 2 Losses
Developer Notes: We hope these changes make the event feel a little less "grindy". Now, you can lose a game or two and still earn Mastery XP, and the event runs a little bit longer so you don't have to rejoin it as often. As before, both the Standard 2020 and Standard 2020 Ranked events have no entry fee and you can play them as often as you like until September 26 (at 4 a.m. PT to be precise).
The Core Set 2020 set mastery will end on September 26th, 2019...Read more
The release of Throne of Eldraine on September 26 heralds a new start for Standard with the yearly rotation. It's a great time to be on—or jump back on—MTG Arena. Updates to Standard, Renewal Rewards and special events throughout the month of September, as well as updates to Historic will make rotation a can't-miss event.
Developers Note: This particular issue has been very difficult for us to reproduce, so if you come across this bug again, please help us by reporting it on ...Read more
For more information, please refer to ourCore Set 2020 Developer Update.
Developer Notes: We've received a lot of feedback regarding the new event structure, and one of the things we wanted to change was players feeling "burnt out" by the amount of time it took to receive all of the prizes. We want players to feel challenged by these events and rewarded for completing them, but not at the cost of fun. The total rewards remain the same; we've combined the two Gold rewards into one (previously, you'd receive 100 Gold at 6 wins and 12 wins respectively), and lowered the total number of wins required to receive all glass styles (previously, you'd receive a glass style reward ...Read more