Magic Online: Creating an Account

Posted in NEWS on December 8, 2013

Please note, if you had an account on a previous version of Magic Online, you can log on to the current version by using your old user name and password.  All of your account's contents were moved over to the current version.  If you forgot your password, you can learn how to retrieve it here.  If you've forgotten your user name, please contact Customer Service here.

To create a new account, go to the Magic the Gathering Online webpage and click on the create new account link.

The rest of the process is very self explanatory, however, feel free to use this guide for reference.  If you enter information that's invalid or incorrect, a small error message will appear by the field that needs to be changed.


If you are not old enough to complete account activation, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete the account activation for you.  Please have them complete the account setup process for you.

Next, you will need to pick a User Name or User ID.  Please read the Naming Policy to make sure the name you want is allowed.  A box will appear on the field indicating if the desired name is available or not.  If it is not, you'll have to pick another.   Once you find a suitable name that is available, you will need to choose a password, security question, and security answer.

Enter your user name, password, and security question.

You will need to choose a password that is at least 7 characters long and contain at least one numeric, lower, and upper case character.  Your security question answer should be something that cannot be easily guessed; however, you will need to make sure it's something you can remember as you will be asked for the answer when contacting Customer Service for assistance.

Billing Info

Note: International Customers, a ZIP Code is a postal code.

Be absolutely sure your Email address is correct.  If it's not, you'll need to contact Customer Service for assistance activating your account.

Once you complete your billing information (and shipping information if it differs from your billing), proceed to payment methods:

Payment Info

Remember that the purchaser of this account will be considered the account's owner.  DO NOT PURCAHSE ACCOUNTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS.

Once you've entered the payment information, double check it for accuracy, then proceed to step four.

To proceed, you must read and accept to Terms and Conditions.  Be sure to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct as well.

Terms and Conditions

When you're ready to complete your order, click on "Complete My Order".  You will be billed $9.99 USD plus any applicable tax, depending on where you live.

Complete My Order

Then, click Complete my Order (Circled in Green).  Your order will take a moment to process, and then a new page will further instructions will appear:

Download and Install

You will now need to download the Magic the Gathering Online client to activate your account and play.  Click here to go to the download site and get going!  If you have any questions on downloading or installing Magic the Gathering Online, please review this Knowledge Base article.

You will be sent a Magic: The Gathering Online Account Activation Token e-mail.  If this e-mail does not arrive, please contact Customer Service.

Congratulations!  You have successfully created and activated your account.  You're now ready to experience the world's first and best trading card game in an exciting new way.  If you have any questions, you can search our online Knowledge Base for answers or contact Customer Service if you need help.  Have fun!