Magic Online Announcements, July 24, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on July 24, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, July 24, 2018

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State of MTGO

1v1 Commander Changes

Extra Sealed PTQ July 28

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

State of MTGO

We're going to be making some MTGO announcements very soon! Keep an eye out for an article by Chris Kiritz next Tuesday, where he will announce some fun new happenings on MTGO.


1v1 Commander Changes

It's time to turn up the power levels on 1v1 Commander! Check out this article to see the changes that will be made. We think you'll be pretty excited. Also, on Saturday, we're having a 1v1 Commander Challenge!


Extra Sealed PTQ July 28

Surprise! There will be an additional Pro Tour Qualifier event on July 28, at 7 a.m. PT. This event will feature Core Set 2019 Sealed. To enter you must have a Chandra or Jace Limited PTQ Finals Entry Token. Note that we will not be having an event on Sunday, and that the schedule has been updated with PTQ's feeding PT Ravnica Allegiance.


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 July 25 and August 29

The next two downtimes will be July 25, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and August 29, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC.


Build Notes

Duel Scene | Leovold, Emissary of Trest now correctly prevents the optional card draw from Sylvan Library.

Duel Scene | Smallpox once again causes players to sacrifice lands and creatures.

Duel Scene | The game no longer resets when Lazav, Dimir Mastermind tries to copy a creature.

Collection | Premium full sets of Core Set 2019 can now be opened.

Collection | Several promo cards that were not properly displaying art are once again displaying art.

Collection | When Quantity is set to 0, unowned basic lands now appear.

Trade | Cards with meld are once again tradable.

1v1 Commander | The "partner" ability no longer functions in this format.

1v1 Commander | The banned cards list has been updated.

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