Magic Online Announcements, January 16, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on January 16, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

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

Check in weekly for the latest updates!


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Rivals Events Begin

First Round of RIX PTQs

Banned and Restricted List Updated

Magic Online Store Updates

We Fixed Ninjutsu!

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes Jan. 31 and March 14


Rivals Events Begin

Rivals of Ixalan events kicked off on Magic Online yesterday, Monday, January 15. Draft and Sealed Leagues with options at every level of competitiveness, from casual to hardcore, are up and running! And don't forget, Rivals of Ixalan will be available for purchase—online and in paper—as of this Friday, January 19.

Timing, entry options, and other details about MTGO Rivals events can be found here. Now go stake your claim to something, and have fun!


First Round of RIX PTQs

This weekend brings two Pro Tour Qualifier events on Magic Online. On Saturday, January 20, at 9 a.m. PT, the format will be Standard. There is no need to qualify for this event through a Preliminary—simply join with 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points.

Then, Sunday, January 21, at 7 a.m. a Rivals of Ixalan-Ixalan Sealed tournament will kick off. A red or blue PTQ Finals Entry Token is required to join this event.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Banned and Restricted List Updated

In case you missed it, yesterday (Monday, January 15) we announced the latest updates to the Banned and Restricted List. These changes took effect on Magic Online simultaneously with paper formats.

To see the full Banned and Restricted list for all formats, go here.


Magic Online Store Updates

With the release of Rivals of Ixalan on Friday, we'll also be retiring the Play Point Bundles, Iconic Masters, From the Vault: Transform, and some older products that are in the Magic Online store. The full list of retired products can be found below:

  • Silver Play Point Bundle
  • Gold Play Point Bundle
  • Mythic Play Point Bundle
  • Iconic Masters Booster Pack
  • From the Vault: Transform
  • Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Decks
  • Amonkhet Planeswalker Decks
  • Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks
  • Kaladesh Planeswalker Decks
  • Magic Online Deck Series: Exiler
  • Magic Online Deck Series: Bolt Slinger
  • Commander (2014) Decks
  • Magic Online Planeswalker Deck Packs and Deck Pack Expansions

We Fixed Ninjutsu!

A bug that was preventing the ninjutsu ability from functioning on cards like Ninja of the Deep Hours has been fixed. Now all your Ninjas can poof in and out of combat like they were always meant to!

The full Magic Online bug blog can be found 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 Standard Time (-8 for UTC)

Start Time Event Type
Saturday, 8 a.m. Modern Challenge
Saturday, 10 a.m. Vintage Challenge
Saturday, noon 1v1 Commander
Sunday, 8 a.m. Legacy Challenge
Sunday, 10 a.m. Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtimes Jan. 31 and March 14

The next two downtimes will be January 31 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC, and February 28 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC.

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