Magic Online Announcements, January 15, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on January 15, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, January 15, 2019

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Ravnica Allegiance MTGO Release

Vintage Cube Ends Jan. 17

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime January 16

Build Notes


Ravnica Allegiance MTGO Release

Ravnica Allegiance hits Magic Online this Thursday, January 17, before your local prerelease! You can start Sealed play the day it arrives, while Draft play starts Friday, January 18. Represent your guild proudly, and get ready for all sorts of exciting changes with the coming of the new set.

For more information, check out the latest updates in Alli's release article here.


Vintage Cube Ends Jan. 17

In the mood for some Vintage Cube? Now's your last chance to get in on the classic action before the release of Ravnica Allegiance on MTGO! It's nothing like any other cube out there, and it's overflowing with iconic cards from Magic's entire 25-year history. Vintage Cube ends January 17, so try it out today!

See the full card list and the most recent changes 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 Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

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

Pacific Daylight Time (-8 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime January 16

The next downtime will be January 16, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 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

Modern, Legacy | Cloud Key and Teferi's Realm now function correctly.

Duel Scene | Artifacts and lands that become creatures now properly display their power and toughness.

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