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- Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events On Now
- Check Back Tomorrow For News on a New Type of Magic Online Event
- No Vintage Super League This Week
- Constructed Prizes and Events Rotate on February 3
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Downtime for February 3, 2016
- Oath of the Gatewatch Release Known Issues
- Ongoing and Upcoming Events
- Ask us anything on the Magic Online Tumblr!
- Download Magic Online
Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events On Now
Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events are on now until February 17! Follow the event links below to go directly to their event details, or head over to the full article here.
Release Events—Monday, February 1–Wednesday, February 17
- 4-3-2-2 Single Elimination Draft
- Fast-Build 8-4 Single Elimination Draft
- Pack-per-Win Swiss Draft
- Release Swiss Sealed
- 64-Player Single Elimination Draft with Top 8
- Swiss Sealed with Top 8
Check Back Tomorrow For News on a New Type of Magic Online Event
No Vintage Super League This Week
The Vintage Super League crew is taking a break for the Pro Tour this week. Check back Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8) on twitch.tv/magic for the next episode!
Player decklists can be found here.
Constructed Prizes and Events Rotate on February 3
During the downtime on Wednesday, February 3, Constructed Dailies and Constructed Queues that currently award Battle for Zendikar booster packs will begin awarding a mix of Battle for Zendikar booster packs and Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs. See the below tables for a look at how prizes are changing.
Constructed 8-Player Queues
|1st||1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack, 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack, and 120 Play Points||2|
|2nd||1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack and 80 Play Points||1|
|3rd-4th||60 Play Points||0|
Constructed Daily Events
|4 Wins||4 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs, 2 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, and 360 Play Points||3|
|3 Wins||2 Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs, 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack, and 180 Play Points||1|
|5 Wins||1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack, 1 Battle for Zendikar booster pack, and 150 Play Points||3|
|4 Wins||1 Oath of the Gatewatch booster pack and 120 Play Points||1|
|3 Wins||80 Play Points||0|
|2 Wins||40 Play Points||0|
|1 Win||20 Play Points||0|
|0 Wins||10 Play Points||0|
Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries and the Battle for Zendikar/Oath of the Gatewatch Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, February 4, and run through Sunday, February 7.
Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.
Downtime for February 3, 2016
- All tournaments will close Wednesday, February 3, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (15:45 UTC)
- The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (20:00 UTC)
Oath of the Gatewatch Release Known Issues
Oath of the Gatewatch Cards
- Cardset | Players are incorrectly unable to undo Kozilek's Translator‘s activated ability.
- Cardset | When a player casts Kozilek, the Great Distortion, its triggered ability incorrectly triggers if the casting player has seven or more cards in hand. Upon resolution, the player will not draw cards if he or she already has seven or more cards in hand.
- Cardset | If a player controls multiple Endbringers, only one will untap during other players’ untap steps as intended.
- Cardset | In certain circumstances, Chandra, Flamecaller incorrectly exiles creature tokens created by Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.
- Cardset | Cards that ask players to choose a basic land type incorrectly include the option to choose Wastes. If a player attempts to choose Wastes, he or she will be asked to choose a basic land type again. Wastes are basic lands, but are not a basic land type.
- Cardset | Crumble to Dust incorrectly causes the player to search the library of the land’s controller, not owner.
- Cardset | Several prompt boxes are incorrect or uninformative. Affected cards include Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Harvester Troll, and Devour in Flames.
- Cardset | Abilities that reduce mana costs are not correctly being applied to additional costs (such as buyback or multikicker).
- Cardset | If Deceiver of Form’s triggered ability turns creatures into copies of a Legendary creature, the legend rule fails to apply to the copies.
- Cardset | If Kozilek's Pathfinder loses its abilities (perhaps it was given a Gift of Tusks), creatures previously affected by its activated ability will incorrectly be able to block it.
- Cardset | Narset, Enlightened Master’s triggered ability does not allow players to cast split spells (such as Fire / Ice).
- Duel Scene | If a player uses the Undo keyboard shortcut (default: Ctrl+Z) during the declaration of blockers to undo a block, combat damage will be incorrectly dealt. Combat damage from attacking creatures will ignore the undo command, and combat damage from blocking creatures will respect the player’s decision. For example, if a player blocks an attacking 3/3 with two 2/2 creatures, then cancels one of the blocks with the keyboard shortcut, the attacking creature will deal two damage to one blocker and one to the other, but will take only two damage from combat.
- General | Windows 10 may display an error message that Magic Online is an unrecognized application while downloading the client. In order to successfully download the client, click the “More Info” link, then “Run Anyway”.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events
Now–February 17—Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events
February 4–7—Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
February 6—Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
February 6—Battle for Zendikar/Oath of the Gatewatch Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
February 13—2016 Magic Online Championship Series Playoff Event 9:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)
February 17–24—Year of Modern Flashbacks: Triple Champions of Kamigawa
February 26—The Power Nine Challenge 11:00 a.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)