Magic Online Announcements, January 5, 2021

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By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, January 5, 2021

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Commander Legends: Magic Online Edition

All-Access Tokens Returning Next Week

Vintage Cube December 23–January 13

Updated Alternative Play Schedule

Limited Super Qualifier Saturday

Limited Qualifier Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime January 27


Commander Legends: Magic Online Edition

Commander Legends has arrived! You can read more about Commander Legends on MTGO in Alli's release article here, and you can check out the updated Treasure Chest contents here.


All-Access Tokens Returning Next Week

The popular tokens from Eternal Weekend (you know the ones: they grant access to playing with most cards even if they're not in your account) will be returning next Wednesday for two weeks! Next week's blog will cover all the details about when and why, but in the meantime . . . what will you play when you have access to (almost) every card in Magic Online?


Vintage Cube December 23–January 13

Another update in, this time with Commander Legends cards in the mix. This is easily the most common request we get, so . . . we hear you. More Vintage Cube. That's why we're running it for a few weeks until January 13!

For a full list of the latest changes to Vintage Cube, click here.


Updated Alternative Play Schedule

The alternative play schedule that was announced in the Zendikar Rising set article has changed! Check out the latest schedule below.

  • January 13–20: A brand-new addition to the Spotlight Cube Series. As usual, more details will come later, but this one promises to be a wheel of a good time.
  • January 20–28: Vintage Masters Flashback. One of the most popular Draft formats of all time is back to round out Zendikar Rising season. We'll have a little more than a week of that, and then . . . well, it's not quite time to talk about Kaldheim just yet.

Limited Super Qualifier Saturday

On Saturday, January 9, there will be a Zendikar Rising Sealed Super Qualifier with a special start time of 5 a.m. PT! The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points, 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Kaldheim Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


Limited Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, January 10, there will be a Zendikar Rising Sealed Qualifier at 7 a.m. PT! The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for the Kaldheim Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Qualifier events here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges now run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. NOTE: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime January 27

The next downtime will be January 27, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for the release of Kaldheim. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-8).

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