MTG Arena Announcements, April 27, 2022

Posted in Magic Digital on April 27, 2022

By Wizards of the Coast

Play Streets of New Capenna Tomorrow!

Streets of New Capenna hits MTG Arena tomorrow! Take a look at the Streets of New Capenna Card Image Gallery, and log in tomorrow to play in the events, check out the new Store offerings, and enjoy!

Start Building your Explorer Decks

The Explorer format is now an option in the deck builder, so start building your decks, because the Explorer format launches tomorrow, April 28! You can read more about Explorer in the latest State of the Game article.

Then, tune up your best deck for the Explorer Metagame Challenge coming May 6–9. Play Best-of-Three matches to claim gold and Streets of New Capenna packs!

Reach the Magic World Championship

You can now qualify for the Magic World Championship in MTG Arena! The new Premier Play system offers players paths to reach the highest levels of competitive Magic. Check out MTG Arena Premier Play in 2022 for complete details.

Arena Open May 14–15

The next Arena Open is only a couple weeks away! Now that Streets of New Capenna is out, you can start practicing with the new cards to prepare for the event, which will feature Limited formats:

  • Day 1 – Streets of New Capenna Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
  • Day 2 – Streets of New Capenna Player Draft (Best-of-Three)

Stay tuned for complete details coming soon.

MTG Arena's First Play-In Event

Our first Play-In event, which can earn you an invitation to this month's Qualifier Weekend, is set for May 21! Compete in Best-of-One Phantom Streets of New Capenna Sealed matches for prizes, and reach six wins to be invited to the May 28–29 Qualifier Weekend!

Check out the MTG Arena Premier Play article for all the ways you can secure a seat at a Qualifier Weekend.

Family Means Business—and Festivals!

Get ready to fete the five crime families of Streets of New Capenna! The Rise of the Five Families Festival explores each family's particular way of doing business and exposes how they ascended to the ritzy heights of New Capenna's upper crust.

What's in it for you? Here's the deal: you can score golden age showcase card styles that'll prove you're a big shot and not some chump with a lot of chin music.

Each event's format is Alchemy Singleton with Best-of-One matches, but with a unique emblem twist inspired by each family!

The first two events feature the Maestros and the Obscura back to back.

Rise of the Maestros: May 12–15

  • Emblem: "Once during each of your turns, you may cast an instant or sorcery spell from your graveyard by sacrificing a creature in addition to paying its other costs. If a spell cast this way would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead."

Card styles:

Glamorous Outlaw card styleCorpse Appraiser card styleCormela, Glamour Thief

Hostile Takeover card styleMaestros Ascendancy card style

Rise of the Obscura: May 15–18

  • Emblem: "Whenever you attack, target attacking creature connives."

Card styles:

Shattered Seraph card styleNimble Larcenist card styleQueza, Augur of Agonies

Void Rend card styleObscura Ascendancy card style

Find complete details on the Rise of the Families Festival events page!

Jump In! Packets Updated

The release of Streets of New Capenna brings with it a new set of Jump In! packets. View the latest packet additions!

Event Schedule

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events begin on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and end on Thursdays at 11 a.m. PT.

  • May 3–5: Streets of New Capenna Bot Draft
  • May 10–12: Standard
  • May 17–19: Artisan
  • May 24–26: On the Edge

Quick Draft

  • April 29–May 13: Kaldheim
  • May 13–27: Streets of New Capenna
  • May 27–June 10: Strixhaven: School of Mages
  • June 10–24: Streets of New Capenna
  • June 24–July 8: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Arena Opens

  • May 14–15: Mixed Limited Streets of New Capenna
    • Day 1: Sealed, Day 2: Traditional Draft

Other Events

  • April 28–May 20: Sealed Streets of New Capenna
  • May 6–9: Explorer Metagame Challenge (Best-of-Three)
  • Streets of New Capenna Rise of the Five Families Festival
    • May 12–15: Rise of the Maestros
    • May 15–18: Rise of the Obscura
    • May 18–21: Rise of the Cabaretti
    • May 21–24: Rise of the Riveteers
    • May 24–27: Rise of the Brokers
    • May 27–June 2: Turf Brawls (details coming soon!)
  • May 20–23: Streets of New Capenna Constructed
  • May 21–22: Play-In Best-of-One event
    • Streets of New Capenna Phantom Sealed (cards are not added to your collection)

April 2022 Ranked Season

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

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty packs + 1,000 gold + Secluded Courtyard card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty packs + 1,000 gold + Secluded Courtyard card style + Thundering Raiju card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty packs + 1,000 gold + Secluded Courtyard card style + Thundering Raiju card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty packs + 1,000 gold + Secluded Courtyard card style + Thundering Raiju card style

May 2022 Ranked Season

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

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Streets of New Capenna pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Streets of New Capenna pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Sleep with the Fishes card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Sleep with the Fishes card style + Hostile Takeover card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Sleep with the Fishes card style + Hostile Takeover card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Sleep with the Fishes card style + Hostile Takeover card style

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