MTG Portal Limited Beta Coming

Posted in News on September 24, 2018

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

Coming to a phone near you, the official Magic companion app, Magic: The Gathering Portal—just not quite as soon as we thought.

With Guilds of Ravnica releasing on October 5, inside that product you'll see some advertisements for MTG Portal encouraging you to try out the app. At the time we commissioned those ads, we were optimistic about the timing of the app and went ahead and included those advertisements in the product. We were very excited to launch the new way to interact with Magic alongside a new Standard rotation and a return to one of our most popular planes.

However, as we got closer to the date we had hoped to launch our limited beta test, it became apparent that MTG Portal was not ready for where we wanted it to be for our players. An official Magic: The Gathering app is something players have been requesting for a long time, and we want to make sure we get it right.

We believe MTG Portal in its final form will be an essential tool for gamers who love Magic, full of useful tools like a tournament organizer, a card database, searchable rules, and a life counter with some handy options.

We are not rushing quality, and as such we are not yet ready to announce the new date of the limited beta test of the app. Watch this space and follow @wizards_magic for more updates as we get closer.

In the meantime, enjoy Guilds of Ravnica and the Magic: The Gathering Arena Open Beta, and watch for more news on MTG Portal in the coming weeks!

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