MTG Arena Announcements, October 26, 2022

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Magic World Championship XXVIII This Weekend

The 2021–22 competitive Magic season reaches its zenith this weekend with the Magic World Championship XXVIII! Happening October 28–30 at the huge Magic 30 celebration event in Las Vegas, you can watch all the action live at twitch.tv/magic!

For all the details on watching the event—from the broadcast schedule to who’s competing—check out our viewer’s guide.

Extra Life 2022 Sleeves for a Good Cause

Extra Life is an annual fundraising event where people from all sorts of gaming spaces come together to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During our Extra Life 2022 fundraising drive, we will be offering special Extra Life 2022 sleeves in the MTG Arena Store!

Extra Life 2022 Sleeve Bundle featuring sleeves with the Secret Lair artwork of Birds of Paradise; Lathliss, Dragon Queen; and Sliver Legion will be available for 1,200 gems.

Extra Life 2022 Ajani sleeve with the Extra Life 2022 logo will be available for 600 gems.

Extral Life 2022 Ajani sleeve

Net proceeds are donated to Extra Life benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital (purchase price less transaction fees)!

The Brothers’ War Preorders Open Tomorrow

Prepare to witness the most consequential event in the Magic Multiverse with the launch of The Brothers’ War! But first, lock down these MTG Arena bundles starting tomorrow before they’re gone:

Mishra Pack Bundle with 50 packs and more Urza Play Bundle preorder that include Mastery Pass, Urzan Sentinel pet, and more

You can purchase one or both beginning tomorrow, October 27, from the MTG Arena Store. Each includes goodies that’ll give you a running start when the set launches in MTG Arena on November 15, as well as perks to enjoy at the time of purchase.

Mishra Pack Bundle

Available at Purchase

  • Mishra sleeve

Available at Release

  • 50x The Brothers’ War packs
  • 5x Golden Packs
  • Mishra, Claimed by Gix card
  • Mishra, Claimed by Gix depth-art card style
  • Phyrexian Dragon Engine card
  • Phyrexian Dragon Engine depth-art card style

Urza Play Bundle

Available at Purchase

  • Urza sleeve
  • Urzan Sentinel pet

Available at Release

  • Set Mastery pass
  • 5x Play-In Points*
  • 3x Player Draft tokens
  • 1x Sealed token
  • Urza, Lord Protector card
  • Urza, Lord Protector depth-art card style
  • The Mightstone and Weakstone card
  • The Mightstone and Weakstone depth-art card style

*Check out this YouTube explainer by MTGNerdGirl to learn more about Premier Play and Play-In Points.

Don’t wait! These bundles disappear forever when the set is released!

MTG Arena Golden Pack

Golden Packs in the Mishra Pack Bundle

You may have noticed the Mishra Pack Bundle above contains five Golden Packs, and you’re probably wondering, “what’s in a Golden Pack?”

So glad you asked! Each Golden Pack contains six Standard-legal rare or mythic rare cards:

  • At least one card will be a mythic rare from any Standard-legal set.
  • At least two cards will be from The Brothers’ War set.
  • The final three cards will be rare or mythic rare from any Standard-legal set.

Rare cards in Golden Packs can upgrade to mythic rares at a rate of approximately 1:8. You can find out more about drop rates on our Reward Distribution & Drop Rate Information page.

You won’t get wildcards out of Golden Packs, but they will advance your wildcard tracks. Cards in Golden Packs are duplicate protected.

Events open at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00*) and close to new entries on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00*).

*Please note the change to Pacific Standard Time on November 6, 2022, when Midweek Magic UTC times will change from 15:00 to 16:00.

  • November 1–3: Singleton
  • November 8–10: Phantom Chromatic Cube Bot Draft
  • November 15–18: The Brothers’ War Phantom Sealed
  • November 22–24: Standard

Quick Draft

  • October 14–28: Dominaria United
  • October 28–November 11: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • November 11–15: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • November 25–December 9: The Brothers’ War

Additional Premier Drafts

  • October 21–28th: Throne of Eldraine Premier Draft

Other Events

  • October 28–November 5: Dominaria Sealed
  • November 6, 8 a.m. PT (*16:00 UTC)–November 8, 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC): Chromatic Cube
    • Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    • *Note the change to Pacific Standard Time beginning November 6, 2022.
  • November 18–21: Standard Metagame Challenge

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC -7, UTC -8 on and after November 6).

Qualifier Play-In Events

Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to that month’s Qualifier Weekend events.

November

  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    November 5, 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC)–November 6*, 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)
    *Note the shift on November 6 to Pacific Standard Time
    • Format: Historic
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    November 11, 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)–November 12, 3 a.m. PT (11:00 UTC)
    • Format: Historic

Qualifier Weekend Events

Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship 1 held in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Qualifier Weekend Day One and Day Two events open to entries at 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC, 14:00 UTC from November 6) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00, 16:00 UTC from November 6) each day. You must enter within this two-hour window—late entries cannot be accommodated.

November

  • Qualifier Weekend
    November 12, 6 a.m. PT–November 13, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: Historic (Best-of-Three)

Arena Open

Arena Open Day 1 entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC, 14:00 UTC from November 6) and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (10:00 UTC, 11:00 from November 6).

Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC, 14:00 UTC from November 6) until 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC, 16:00 UTC from November 6).

  • Arena Open November 5–6
    • Day 1, November 5: Dominaria Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
      All participants will receive the Urza Assembles the Titans card sleeve.
    • *Day 2, November 6: Dominaria Sealed Best-of-Three
      There are two Sealed events for Day 2, with three wins or one loss.
      * Please note the time change to Pacific Standard Time beginning November 6, 2022.

October 2022 Ranked Season

The October 2022 Ranked Season begins September 30 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on October 31 at 12 p.m. PT (19:00 UTC).

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Dominaria United pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Dominaria United pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Resolute Reinforcements card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Resolute Reinforcements card style + Haughty Djinn card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Resolute Reinforcements card style + Haughty Djinn card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Dominaria United packs + 1,000 gold + Resolute Reinforcements card style + Haughty Djinn card style

November 2022 Ranked Season

The November 2022 Ranked Season begins October 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on November 30 at 12 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC).

  • Bronze Reward: 1 The Brothers’ War pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 The Brothers’ War pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zone card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zone card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zone card style

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