MTG Arena Admin


26 Mar


Patch Notes

  • Added FNM Home events to MTG Arena.
  • For more information, click here.

If you are seeing a white background when previewing the event, please restart your client to download the latest game update.

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We have flagged this particular instance as resolved. If you continue to experience issues, or need further assistance related to this outage please contact support: https://mtgarena-support.wizards.com/

25 Mar


Game not working? READ THIS.

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We are bringing MTG Arena back online, however we're continuing to monitor the situation to ensure our systems have stabilized. Maintenance is on-going.

18 Mar


Because COVID-19 is keeping millions of people around the world indoors, we wanted to do a little something to help make social distancing a little more tolerable.

To that end, we are making changes to the Magic: The Gathering Arena event schedule beginning on Thursday, March 19 to give you more ways to play Magic from the comfort and safety of your home:

  • The Brawlers' Guildhall event for March will have no entry fee and will be available March 19–April 16.

  • Theros Beyond Death Ranked Draft will be available March 19–April 16 in addition to our regular bi-weekly rotating Ranked Draft event.

These changes are scheduled to go live on March 19 at approximately 8 a.m. PT.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and try to avoid becoming too stir-crazy as you’re cooped up in your house for the time being. We’re continuing to explore ways to make it easier for you to keep in contact with players from ...

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12 Mar


Game Update Highlights

  • Historic Anthology 2 is now available!
  • Direct Messaging - Chat with your friends!
  • Updated New Player Experience
  • Quality of Life Improvements
    • Updated Card Sleeve UX
    • New Emotes? Thanks!
    • Deck Sorting Improvements
  • Puppet Jace

Historic Anthology 2

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  • You may purchase playsets (four copies) of every card in the Historic Anthology 2 bundle for either 25,000 gold or 4,000 gems
    • You can also craft individual cards by redeeming Wildcards of the appropriate rarity (1:1).
  • Historic Anthology 2 cards are legal in Historic formats, Bot Match, and Direct Challenge.
  • Histo...
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10 Mar


Testing

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09 Mar


MTG Arena Effective Date: March 12, 2020

Brawl:

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is banned.

Historic:

The following cards are moved from suspended to banned:

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05 Mar


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.

Nice? Nice.

HISTORIC ANTHOLOGY II

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 ...

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28 Feb


On March 12, Magic: The Gathering Arena will be updating Historic with 25 new cards to add to players' arsenals—and Secret Lair is going to get in on some of the action.

Want to view the full announcement made this morning? Click here!

Among those 25 new cards, players will discover a powerful two-drop in ...

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21 Feb


FEB 20 -1.05.02.00

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Bug Fixes - Update

  • Players who previously redeemed the [[80560,hashtags]] code for the Championship Trophy pet should now see the pet in their collection.

20 Feb


FEB 20 -1.05.02.00

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Note: This was a data only deployment. Players will not need to update their client as a part of this maintenance.

Patch Notes

  • Various updates and changes to the Theros Beyond Death bot priority.

Bug Fixes

  • Gitrog Monster is now playable in Traditional Historic (best-of-three) events and play queues.
  • The Championship Trophy should no longer disappear from player inventories after redeeming the [[80560,hashtags]] code
    • Note: This is only a fix for players who have not yet redeemed their code. For players who previously redeemed the code and do not have the pet in their collection, we will be deploying a separate fix.

18 Feb


FEB 17 - Rotting Regisaur Card Style

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The Rotting Regisaur card style is listed for an incorrect price when purchasing it through the Deck Builder. As a result, the Daily Deal price of 750 gems appears incorrect as well.

  • The price in the Deck Builder should be 1,000 gems (the standard cost for rare card styles), not 600 gems.
  • Players who purchase the Rotting Regisaur card style through the February 17 Daily Deal will be automatically reimbursed 150 gems to match the currently displayed price in the deck builder.
  • We are working with our support team to identify the players affected by this price discrepancy. Players do not have to contact support to receive the reimbursement.
  • The deck builder price will be corrected in a future game update, however the Rotting Regisaur card style will be available for 600 gems until that time.

We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.

17 Feb


We have recently taken action against players for in-game misconduct related to abusing the timer system (“roping”). In addition to player reports, we also looked at multiple data points over an extended period of time to help us identify which players we believe were deliberately misusing this system before taking action against their account.

The timer system is an important feature in Magic: The Gathering Arena and is designed to allow for additional time to handle complex board states or the occasional real-world disruption. We intend for players to use their timeouts as necessary while also ensuring matches come to a timely conclusion. We were careful to only act against players who we can conclusively prove deliberately and consistently abused this feature.

Players will be notified through email if they were flagged for misconduct, as well as what actions were taken against their account.

Thank you to all of our players for their reports, as w...

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12 Feb


FEB 11 - 1.05.00.01 Patch Notes

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Hot Fix

  • Players should now be able to choose a card they own outside of their current game when using "Wish"-like effects (e.g. Fae of Wishes).

If you continue to experience this issue, please ...

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11 Feb


FEB 11 - 1.05.00 Game Update

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Game Update Highlights

  • Magic World Championship XXVI Showcase
  • Festival of the Gods
  • Theros Beyond Death Nyx Basic Lands and Showcase Card Styles
  • New Events: Workshop Series

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Gameplay

General

  • Cards that self-sacrifice to do a thing you probably want to do (like Dauntless Bodyguard or Evolving Wilds) now use a Food style soft confirm. Just click the card, then click Activate Ability.
  • The hanger for defenders who are allowed to attack as if they didn't have defender now has the correct icon (a crossed out defender icon).
  • We've refactored how we handle cards that allow you to pay mana as if it was any color, and as a result have tweaked how we display modified costs:
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06 Feb


As we celebrate the release of Theros Beyond Death and the upcoming Magic World Championship, the February game update brings a variety of ways for you to experience Magic: The Gathering Arena.

MAGIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP XXVI

Sixteen players. $1,000,000 in prizes. In a little over a week's time, the best Magic players in the world will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii to compete for the title of Magic World Champion. And, this year, they'll be competing on MTG Arena.

To support the Draft portion of the event, we've added the option for players to Direct Challenge each other in a Limited Tournament Match that will follow the same rules as other Best-of-Three Draft formats in MTG Arena. Players also have the option to choose a 40-card deck as one of the options for other Direct Challenge matches, where you can play around with options like timers and who goes first.

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31 Jan


February 2020 Ranked Season

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NOTE:

Going forward, ranked seasons will be referred to by their respective month and year (e.g. February 2020) instead of the current set (e.g. Theros Beyond Death Season 1).

SEASON DATES

Febuary 2020 Ranked Season starts January 31, 12:05 PT (19:05 UTC), ends February 29 at 12:00 PT (19:00 UTC)

  • Top 1,200 Mythic Ranked players in Constructed or Limited at the end of this season will be eligible to compete in the Ikoria Mythic Qualifier #2 on March 14, 2020.
  • For more information on the ranked play and qualifying for 2020-2021 events, head over to Magic.gg

FEBRUARY 2020 SEASON REWARD

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30 Jan


JAN 30 - 1.04.01.00

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JAN 30 - 1.04.01.00

  • All players should have access to Theros Beyond Death basic lands
    • Note: This only refers to the regular basic lands. The Nyx basic lands will be available to all players at a later date.
    • If you do not see the Theros Beyond Death basic lands in your collection, please contact support for further assistance.
  • Players who redeem codes from the Ashiok and/or Elspeth Planeswalker decks no longer incorrectly receive Nyx basic lands as part of the in-game deck.
    • Note: Developer error in their favor; players who incorrectly received the Nyx basic lands will still have them in their collection.
  • Various updates to the Theros Beyond Death draft bots.

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22 Jan


JAN 21 – 1.04.00.03 HOTFIX

  • Fixed an issue where player logs were being kept indefinitely.
    • When you update to the latest client, any existing logs will be automatically deleted.
    • Going forward, MTG Arena will automatically delete logs older than three days when the game is launched.

There is no downtime associated with this patch. Magic: The Gathering Arena will automatically update the next time the game is launched.

Known Issues

  • Some players do not have access to the Theros Beyond Death basic lands.
    • UPDATE: We are beginning to resolve this issue for impacted players. All players should have access to the Theros Beyond Death basic lands by early next week.
    • NOTE: This is reference to the normal basic lands. We'll have more information on how all players can obtain the full-art Nyx basic...
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17 Jan


Jan 16 - 1.04.00.01 Patch Notes

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JAN 16 – 1.04.00.01 Hotfix

  • Addressed an issue that was causing an increase in network errors
    • This should resolve the increased frequency of disconnects for most players, however we are continuing to monitor the situation.
    • For any issues related to network errors, please contact customer support for further assistance.
  • Players should no longer experience a “black” screen when launching the game or entering the packs scene.

Known Issues

  • Some players do not have access to the Theros Beyond Death basic lands.
    • NOTE: This is reference to the normal basic lands. We'll have more information on how all players can obtain the full-art Nyx basic lands and other showcase card styles in a future update.

16 Jan


JAN 16 - 1.04.00 Patch Notes

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Game Update Highlights

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10 Jan


It's going to be an epic year for Magic: The Gathering Arena, and it all begins next week with our January game update. We're bringing you a new card set, new features, a new way for you to download and play.

THEROS BEYOND DEATH

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(Yes, those are Nyx basic lands! They won't be available with this release, but we'll have more information on how you can obtain these lands and other showcase card styles in a future update.)

Theros Beyond Death also heralds the return of Sagas, devotion, and constellation to Standard play, as well as the addition of the new keyword escape. Once again, Matt Tabak serves as our idyllic tutor for explaining both the old and the new in our ...

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19 Dec


Throne of Eldraine Season 3

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SEASON DATES

Throne of Eldraine Season 3 starts December 31, 12:05 PT (19:05 UTC), ends Janaury 31 at 12:00 PT (19:00 UTC)

  • Top 1,200 Mythic Ranked players in Constructed or Limited at the end of this season will be eligible to compete in the January 2020 Mythic Qualifier and February Mythic 2020 Point Challenge.
  • For more information on the changes coming to the 2020-2021 season, check out The Future of Magic Esports article on Magic.gg

THRONE OF ELDRAINE SEASON 3 REWARDS

Players will receive their rewards for Season 3 at the start of the following Season (December 31, 12:05 PT/19:05 UTC). You must have played at least one ranked game in t...

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18 Dec


DEC 18 - 1.03.00.02 Patch Notes

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to become stuck on the Victory/Defeat screen after completing a match.

Note: This was a data only deployment. No update is necessary.

17 Dec


DEC 17 - 1.03.00.01

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Bug Fixes

  • Pre-orders are now available for players located in Germany.
  • Players who disconnect and reconnect during Traditional (best-of-three) Drafts should now be able to properly sideboard in-between matches.
  • Players should now be able to Friend Challenge each other directly after completing a Friend Challenge match.