Announcement Day is here, and this month it's big. It's jumbo. It's so oversized it's at least double what one could expect. It's massive and masterful and united so much Magic. It's a return to the classics and a look ahead to what's next—and still more than that.
From first looks at Double Masters and Dominaria United to the return of Love Your Local Game Store promotions, new MTG Arena Premier Play plus Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate, and the arrival of Magic: The Gathering's Universes Beyond Warhammer 40,000 collaboration to tabletops, the next few months are packed with amazing Magic wherever you play around the world.
Magic: The Gathering's Universes Beyond Warhammer 40,000 Collaboration
On August 12, universes will collide with the Magic: The Gathering's Universes Beyond Warhammer 40,000 collaboration. This collaboration between two iconic tabletop titans, Warhammer 40,000 and Magic: The Gathering, includes the release of four Commander decks and three Secret Lair drops. Both releases bring the grimdark lore, iconic art, and warring factions of the Warhammer 40,000 universe into Magic's multiverse. Get excited for powerful new commanders, the never-before-seen special surge foil, and beautiful art.
Check out artwork, details, and of course new cards from the upcoming collaboration now before previews begin July 26.
Double Masters 2022
Double Masters 2022 arrives July 8, bringing with it a return of the exciting features of the original Double Masters release in 2020:
- Fan-favorite cards are available again in boosters—many featuring amazing new artwork.
- The return of powerful and legendary cards for your next Commander and Eternal format decks.
- Each Double Masters 2022 Draft Booster is packed with two rare and/or mythic rare cards plus two foil cards.
And, like before, Double Masters 2022 offers a unique, premium draft experience for Magic fans ready for a refreshing twist on play.
But that's not all to expect with Double Masters 2022!
Double Masters 2022 Key Dates
- Previews Begin: June 16
- Card Image Gallery Complete: June 24
- WPN Premium Preview Events: July 1–7
- Worldwide Release: July 8
Double Masters 2022 Set Code: 2X2
This time, there are even more ways to collect and enjoy these fantastic cards with Collector Boosters, filled to the brim with beautiful versions of iconic and incredible cards. Plus, every rare and mythic rare in the set will have a foil-etched version—similar to the foil-etched look we'll share soon for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate—available in Collector Boosters as well!
Looking for the first chance to play with these returning favorites? WPN Premium stores can host a Double Masters 2022 Preview Event beginning July 1! And, just like the Draft Boosters are doubled up with the fun, Preview Events have double the promos for participating (while supplies last, of course).
Beginning July 1 at WPN Premium stores, and July 8 everywhere in the world, experience twice the Magic fun with Double Masters 2022.
Magic heads into its 30th anniversary celebration with a return to its original setting: Dominaria!
Rich in Magic history and full of beautiful lands, mighty creatures, and renown heroes, Dominaria United is a triumphant return to Magic's home, celebrating its 30 years of releases.
Dominaria United Set Code: DMU
Dominaria United Commander Set Code: DMC
Dominaria United Key Dates
- Prerelease Events: September 2–8
- Worldwide Release: September 9
This time, our return kicks off an epic story arc spanning four sets where the fate of Dominaria—and the Multiverse—is set to unravel. You can look forward to the story later this year when we dive into Dominaria United.
But there is more to share with you today! Collectors and fans that enjoy Box Topper boosters and Collector Boosters can look forward to something special coming with Dominaria United—and we'll share more later this August.
Jumpstart Jumps into Each Premier Set
Let's double down on the Dominaria United update: In addition to the Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters you already know, we're adding a fan favorite to the mix as well. Beginning with Dominaria United, each Standard set release also includes themed Jumpstart packs!
Replacing Theme Boosters, fan-favorite Jumpstart packs let players new and returning alike mix, match, and enjoy the mayhem of unique themes with each latest release. Jumpstart packs in Dominaria United and beyond follow the original Jumpstart release where each pack is a hidden theme to discover when you open, and shuffling any two packs together is all you need to be ready to play.
Each set will include several themes, each feeling right at home with what the set offers players—but don't let that stop you from mixing and matching for more mayhem as Jumpstart packs release from Dominaria United and beyond!
Jumpstart packs for Dominaria United feature cards from the set, including a rare or mythic rare, two foil basic lands, and a mechanically unique rare designed for the Jumpstart pack. Plus, these Jumpstart packs will be available as part of Dominaria United Prerelease events September 2–8!
Love Your Local Game Store Is Back
One of the best ways to learn about and play Magic is at your local game store. We love stores. You love stores. Together, we'll celebrate them in style: the Love Your Local Game Store promotion returns!
Starting July 1 at WPN game stores around the world, Magic: The Gathering product purchases of $50 USD or more can net you an incredible promo card: a traditional foil retro frame Sol Ring.
These promos will only be available while supplies last, so visit your local game store and see what they have for you next!
Battle in Store Championships This July
Sol Ring isn't the only new promotional card available soon. Players will have the chance to show their mettle in the July 2022 Store Championship! Scheduled to take place July 9–17 and featuring formats from Draft and Sealed to Standard, Modern, and Pioneer, Store Championships let you battle for local bragging rights, earn a special promotional card, and challenge your skill as a competitor.
Participating players take home a promo Flame Slash, while Top 8 competitors each earn a promo Archmage's Charm. The winner takes home a promotional Dark Confidant.
Check with your local game store and compete in Store Championships, taking place July 9–17.
The Gate to New Adventure for Alchemy and Historic Players
In the prosperous and influential city of Baldur's Gate, Magic and Dungeons & Dragons cross over once more in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate—arriving July 7 to MTG Arena!
Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate throws open the city gates to new adventures on July 7 for Alchemy and Historic players in MTG Arena. The set aligns with the themes of the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate tabletop release and introduces over 250 new cards to MTG Arena! New mechanics, new legends, and powerful new spells can push your favorite MTG Arena decks to powerful heights and lay the foundations for entirely new deck possibilities!
Your Track to the Top: MTG Arena Premier Play
The digital Magic world joins with the return of tabletop play in a new system that provides clear paths to the pinnacle of Magic competition: the Magic World Championship!
MTG Arena Premier Play offers several tracks to higher levels of competitive Magic through events that are exciting, fun, and could pit you against some of the biggest names in Magic. These events give you the opportunity to show your skills and see your own name among the elite!
Upcoming Premier Play Events
Already battling on MTG Arena? Our upcoming Premier Play events can be the next step on your competitive journey. Check out each event for details on what you can win and what you need to know about participating in MTG Arena Premier Play.
May 14–15: Arena Open
Open to all levels of players with exciting competition and monetary rewards!
- Day 1: Streets of New Capenna Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
- Day 2: Streets of New Capenna Traditional Draft (Best-of-Three)
- May 21 – Streets of New Capenna Phantom Sealed (Best-of-One)
- May 27 – Streets of New Capenna Phantom Traditional Sealed (Best-of-Three)
May 28–29: Qualifier Weekend
The action heats up when top MTG Arena players compete for an invitation to the first Arena Championship!
- Day 1: Streets of New Capenna Phantom Traditional Sealed (Best-of-Three)
- Day 2: Streets of New Capenna Phantom Traditional Draft (Best-of-Three)
You've got the skills. You've got the talent. Now you've got the map to take you to the summit of competitive Magic!
Today's announcements doubled up on things to share, but we're not done yet. On August 18, we'll be back with our launch of Wizards Presents!
Wizards Presents is loaded with first looks for the upcoming year of Magic sets—Dominaria United, The Brothers' War, and more—plus a look beyond at upcoming Dungeons & Dragons releases and a few surprises you'll want to be there to see.
You can watch an unforgettable reveal later this year on August 18. We'll see you there!