Magic Online Announcements, September 25, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on September 25, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, September 25, 2018

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Guilds of Ravnica Coming September 27

Targeting Icons

M19 Redemption

Treasure Chest Changes

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes September 26 and October 24

Guilds of Ravnica Coming September 27

Guilds of Ravnica is almost here! This means that we'll be rolling out some fun things on MTGO to celebrate starting September 27. That's right, a whole day early. We want you to have time to check out the cards before you head to your local prerelease! Check out this article by Alli Medwin for details.


Targeting Icons

We're giving the targeting icons on MTGO a new look so it is easier to see what is targeting what or who. Check out this article by our client developer Christopher Bellach to see the process behind creating new icons, and how we did it!


Core Set 2019 Redemption

M19 Regular redemption sets are currently out of stock and we will be starting the reprint process, which will take several weeks. We will announce the restock here the week before they are available. Thanks for your patience.


Treasure Chest Changes

When we come up from downtime tomorrow, the Treasure Chests will be updated with new contents. Check out the bottom of the announcement article for the new full contents and change list.


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 September 26 and October 24

The next two downtimes will be September 26, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and October 24, 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 | Lich's Mastery now exiles the correct number of cards.

Standard | Tilonalli's Summoner now summons Elemental tokens as intended.

Modern, Legacy | Karn Liberated now correctly displays cards that it has exiled.

Commander | Athreos, God of Passage now correctly returns creatures to their owner's hand.

Commander | Siege Behemoth now functions as intended.

General | Haste granted to tokens by an ability, such as the one from Feldon of the Third Path, is correctly no longer a copiable value.

General | Various minor visual issues have been corrected.

General | There has been various backend improvements.

General | Strconst is finally up to date.

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