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Magic: The Gathering Arena is the upcoming digital free-to-play Magic game developed by Wizards of the Coast. It is currently in open beta development phase.

FeaturesEdit

Authentic Magic
This is real Magic for the modern era. Play, collect, and build online just like you would at your kitchen table or local game store.

  • Accurate to the Magic Rule Set
  • Every Card in Standard Format
  • Card Sets Release Alongside Tabletop Magic
  • Around 1,000 New Cards Added Each Year

Play Your Way
The game will grow to give you many ways to compete against others and explore new strategies.

  • Ranked Matchmaking
  • Draft Events
  • Casual Constructed
  • And More to Come

A Game That Evolves
MTG Arena is built to grow with how and where you like to play games.

  • Developed on a Modern Gaming Engine
  • Created with a New Games Rules Engine
  • Starting PC-Only
  • Made for Magic’s Future

Fast-Paced Gameplay
We want every match to feel fun and exciting, without sacrificing on depth and strategy.

  • Built for Streaming
  • Easy to Understand
  • Quicker Matches
  • Challenging Competition

By Players, For Players
We want to make MTG Arena the digital Magic experience gamers have been asking for.

  • Built by World-Class Video Game Developers
  • Designed by the People Who Make Magic
  • Perfected with Your Feedback
  • #MTGArena[1]

System RequirementsEdit

OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1024MB VRAM
Resolution: 1280 x 720 minimum display resolution
DirectX: Version 10/11/12
Network: Broadband internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card[2]

World PremiereEdit

World premiere stream info

Magic: The Gathering Arena World Premiere Announcement

On September 7, 2017 Wizards of the Coast introduced Magic Arena live on twitch.tv

Jimmy Wong acompanied by Community Manager, Nate Price and Executive Producer, Chris Cao gave first insights to the game and upcoming schedule. Gaby Spartz and Amaz played against each other to showcase gameplay footage.

Magic The Gathering Arena World Premiere Stream

Magic: The Gathering Arena World Premiere Stream

Developer LivestreamsEdit

Instead of a livestream on May 30, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price and Principal Game Designer, Chris Clay gave a first insight to the changes with the upcoming patch on June 7, 2018.

MTG Arena Developer Update Standard & Best-of-Three

MTG Arena Developer Update Standard & Best-of-Three

More details about the patch were posted on May 31, 2018 in the weekly State of the Beta post by Chris Clay

On April 26, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price and Principal Game Designer, Chris Clay gave first insight to the upcoming patch including the Dominaria set, Quick Draft, Constructed Events and economy changes.

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Dominaria Preview

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Dominaria Preview

On March 14, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price joined by DailyMtG's Content Manager, Blake Rasmussen and MagicTheAmateuring's Meghan Wolff and Maria Bartholdi gave first insights on the upcoming patch on March 22, 2018, which will include cards from the Amonkhet block, visual overhaul, preconstructed decks and changes to the ingame economy. The date of the patch will also coincide with a collection reset for beta participants and the long-awaited end of the NDA. The twitch.tv vod can be found here. Additionally an article on wizards.com[3] was published covering more details on the NDA drop and info on the Creator Kit — a set of screen overlays as a support for rookie streamers.

On March 7, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price played some more matches. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On February 28, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price played some more matches. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On February 21, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price, showcased gameplay with the latest patch which includes emotes and graphical changes. He also gave a rough estimate for the end of the NDA. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On February 14, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price, Senior Magic Editor, Matt Tabak and Patrick "Trick" Jarrett talked about an upcoming patch while playing some more matches. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On February 7, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price while playing some more matches gave first insight about an upcoming patch including custom stops, emotes, visual updates, economy changes and daily quests. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On January 31, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price played some more matches and showed how "The Vault" and "Wildcards" work. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On January 24, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price showcased more details on Arena's ingame economy while playing some matches. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On January 17, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price, Principal Game Designer, Chris Clay and Executive Producer, Chris Cao gave a first insight on Arena's ingame economy like rewards, packs, draft packs, Wildcards and the Vault on twitch.tv:

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Economy V1

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Economy V1.0

On January 10, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price talked about the upcoming Rivals of Ixalan expansion update and planned economy livestream while showing more gameplay. The twitch.tv vod can be found here.

On January 3, 2018 Community Manager, Nate Price talked about current state of the beta, upcoming changes, Rivals of Ixalan expansion and answered questions while playing community-created decks. The twitch.tv vod of the livestream can be found here.

On December 18, 2017 Community Manager, Nate Price showcased some more gameplay including the current status of card packs and the deck builder. The twitch.tv vod of the livestream can be found here.

On December 6, 2017 Community Manager, Nate Price and Rule Engine Developer, Ben Finkel gave an updated view on the recently launched Closed Beta and featured more gameplay including the winning decks from paper Magic's ProTour Ixalan (Seth Manfield's Sultai Energy vs. Pascal Maynard's White-Blue God-Pharaoh's Gift) on twitch.tv:

MTG Arena Gameplay Stream – Closed Beta Start!

MTG Arena Gameplay Stream – Closed Beta Start!

On November 8, 2017 Community Manager, Nate Price and Principal Game Designer, Chris Clay showcased new gameplay footage with new (spooky/Halloween-themed) decks on twitch.tv:

Magic The Gathering Arena Gameplay Stream – Spooky Decks

Magic The Gathering Arena Gameplay Stream – Spooky Decks

On October 25, 2017 Community Manager, Nate Price and Executive Producer, Chris Cao gave insight on the Closed Beta on twitch.tv:

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Closed Beta

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Closed Beta

On October 18, 2017 the Community Deckbuilding Challenge/Streamer Challenge - Community Deck Showdown was livestreamed on twitch.tv
TrumpSC played Grim Captain's Call by Steven versus NumotTheNummy who played U/R Primal Sorcery by Jussi.

Magic The Gathering Arena Gameplay Stream – TrumpSC & NumotTheNummy

Magic The Gathering Arena Gameplay Stream – TrumpSC & NumotTheNummy

On October 11, 2017 Community Manager Nate Price and Principal Game Designer, Chris Clay discussed details on Magic Arena's Aesthetics and Visual Design on twitch.tv:

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Aesthetics

Magic The Gathering Arena Developer Stream – Aesthetics

On October 8, 2017 Magic Arena was showcased during the MTG World Championship livestream:
2017 Magic World Championship MTG Arena Demo with Marshall Sutcliffe and Paul Cheon

2017 Magic World Championship MTG Arena Demo with Marshall Sutcliffe and Paul Cheon

On September 27, 2017 Community Manager, Nate Price and Principal Game Designer, Chris Clay shared more details on Magic Arena in the first of a series of livestreams on twitch.tv:

Magic The Gathering Arena Q&A Stream – Intro

Magic The Gathering Arena Q&A Stream – Intro

Closed BetaEdit

Since the World Premiere on September 7, 2017 you can join the closed beta. A sign-up form can be found on PlayMTGArena.com. There is also an official FAQ with all the important info for participants.

As announced in the twitch.tv livestream on October 25, 2017 the alpha started on November 3, 2017 with a stress test. The first wave of invites went out by email including a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Until end of November there were "play days" on November 12 and 19.

Subsequently players will be invited in waves to the Closed Beta including all participants of the alpha tests. From December 4, 2017 the beta will be playable 24 hours a day excluding maintenance, downtime and other unforeseeable events.[4]

Open BetaEdit

MagicArena beta logo black

Official Open Beta Logo

Simultaneously with the Guilds of Ravnica update Magic Arena officially entered open beta phase on September 27, 2018.[5] Since then players can download and play the game without an invite code.
Magic The Gathering Arena - Open Beta Announce Trailer (Official)

Magic The Gathering Arena - Open Beta Announce Trailer (Official)

Screenshot GalleryEdit

Official WebsitesEdit

WotC logo Offical Website
Facebook logo white Magic Arena on facebook
Twitter logo Magic Arena on twitter

ReferencesEdit


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