Magic Online Announcements August 5, 2014

Posted in Magic Online on August 5, 2014

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.
Upcoming Events
July 28-August 13
10:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
12:00 a.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
Magic 2015 Core Set Release Events
August 13-August 19
Events run on the schedule found here.
Vintage Limited Championship Qualifiers
August 20-August 26
Events run on the schedule found here.
Vintage Constructed Championship Qualifiers
August 23
8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
Vintage Limited Championship
August 30
8:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Vintage Constructed Championship
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From the Vault: Annihilation: Release Date Moved to Monday, October 6

With a several big updates scheduled for Magic Online in the coming weeks, we've decided to move the release date of From the Vault: Annihilation from August 22, 2014 to coincide with Khans of Tarkir on October 6, 2014. While we always try to release products on their scheduled delivery dates, delaying this release lets us focus on improving the quality level of all our upcoming updates. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Magic Online Judge Open (MOJO) Events

Every year, Magic Online invites Certified Magic Judges from around the world to participate in invite-only Sealed Events: The Magic Online Judges Open. Details for the 2014 MOJO event can be found here!

Event and Prize Rotations

With the release of the Magic 2015 Core Set, events and prizes will be updated on the schedule below.


The Events Calendar will be updated with full details on the dates indicated.

Wednesday, August 13
Events Rotating Out
Events Rotating In
With the conclusion of Release Events, the following Magic 2015 Core Set Events rotate in:
  • 8-4 Draft Queues
  • 4-3-2-2 Draft Queues
  • Swiss Draft Queues
  • 4-Booster Sealed Queues
  • 6-Booster Sealed Daily Events
  • 6-Booster Sealed Premier Events
  • Phantom Sealed Queues
Extended Downtime on August 20

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, August 20, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. Pacific (07:00 UTC), midnight, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. Pacific (09:45 UTC) leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC).

Please plan ahead!

Downtime for August 6, 2014

  • All tournaments will close at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (14:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific (15:00 to 19:00 UTC)

Build Notes

  • Fixed: Artifacts with a converted mana cost of 0 can now be cast while the player controls Chief Engineer
  • Fixed: Tokens without rules text now have a text box added correctly when they gain rules or abilities
  • Fixed: Casting Chain Veil no longer changes the displayed text of the first activated ability of Planeswakers on the battlefield
  • Fixed: Choosing a card to put into your hand with Telling Time no longer reveals that card to your opponent
  • Fixed: When a player casts Gifts Ungiven, cards chosen by the opponent will now be put into the graveyard correctly
  • Fixed: Burning of Xinye now destroys the correct number of lands
  • Fixed: Tangle Wire now requires the correct number of permanents to be tapped
  • Fixed: Punishing Fire's triggered ability now works correctly when an opponent gains life
  • Fixed: Issue that can cause cards to be visually duplicated during a deckbuilding in a draft
  • Fixed: Several crashes around limited deck building and sideboarding
  • Fixed: Issue that prevents joining events or matches with a deck that contains versions of cards that are different from the versions in your collection

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