Magic Online Announcements, August 7, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on August 7, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 7, 2018

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Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.

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Quick Links

Nexus of Fate Update

Next Cube Spotlight Series Announcement Tomorrow

Pauper Gauntlet Information

Chaos Draft Information

MOCS Playoff

PTQ Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes August 29 and September 11


Nexus of Fate Update

We realize that Nexus of Fate hasn't worked its way into as many decks as we like, so we are releasing more into the wild on MTGO. Check out this Tumblr post for more information.


Next Cube Spotlight Series Announcement Tomorrow

Check mtgo.com tomorrow for an article on the next Cube in the Cube Spotlight Series, written by its creator! These cubes offer a unique synergistic look around some of your favorite cards.


Pauper Gauntlet Information

The highly anticipated Pauper Gauntlet starts this Wednesday! R&D Play Designer Dan Musser has all the information you could ever want in this nifty article.


Chaos Draft Information

We know how excited everyone is for the Chaos Draft, and it is almost here! There'll be a behind-the-scenes dev blog coming later this week so keep an eye out for it.


MOCS Playoff

MOCS Playoff event is this weekend, August 11 at 7 a.m. PT, and the format is Modern. To enter you must have finished with six or more wins in a MOCS Monthly event that has occurred since the previous MOCS Playoff event. The top 2 finishers will be invited to the 2018 Magic Online Championship, Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica and the Pro Tour Challenge at that event.

We hope to see you there!


PTQ Sunday

We're having a Pro Tour Qualifier event on August 12, at 7 a.m. PT. This event will feature Core Set 2019 Sealed and entry will cost a Chandra or Jace PTQ Finals Entry Token. NOTE: This is the last chance to use Chandra PTQ Entry Tokens before they expire!

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Saturday, noon

1v1 Commander Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtimes August 29 and September 26

The next two downtimes will be August 29, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and August 26, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. Please note that there are no more 'extended' or 'normal' downtimes; in the new world with fewer downtimes, they're all the same length of time.


Build Notes

Duel Scene | Melded permanents now behave correctly when put on top of their owner's library.

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