Magic Online Announcements, October 9, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on October 9, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, October 9, 2018

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Battlebond Cards Live!

PTQ Saturday

PTQ Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes October 24 and December 5

Build Notes


Battlebond Cards Live!

It is finally time for MTGO players to experience Battlebond, where competitors battle in pairs. Recruit a trusted partner and fight shoulder-to-shoulder, hand-in-hand, or back-to-back for glory and the roar of the crowd!


PTQ Saturday

There is a Standard PTQ Finals on Saturday, that starts at 9 a.m. PT. The entry options are 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


PTQ Sunday

The Sealed PTQ Finals are on Sunday. The event starts at 7 a.m. PT, and costs one Chandra or Jace Limited Token to enter.

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 October 24 and December 5

The next two downtimes will be October 24, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and December 5, 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

Standard | Demanding Dragon now correctly allows a player to take damage instead of sacrificing a creature.

General | Snow mana now appears separate from other mana in the mana pool.

General | Triggers from Aether Vial, Amulet of Vigor, and the mentor ability will no longer be automatically placed on the stack to allow more precise control.

The following issues were implemented last Wednesday:

Modern, Cube | Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet will no longer cause the game to restart.

Commander, Legacy | Grindstone and Sphinx's Tutelage will no longer cause the game to restart.

Collection | You are now able to immediately update an imported deck with versions of cards from your collection.

Collection | Untradeable objects are no longer able to be added to trade binders.

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