MTG Arena Announcements – April 3, 2023
In this edition:
- March of the Machine Preorder Bundles
- Alchemy Rebalances for April 4
- Watch Early Access for March of the Machine April 13–14
- Catapult into Competitive Magic This Weekend
- Shadows of the Past This Week: Morbid and Macabre!
- Explorer Metagame Challenge Rescheduled
- The Story Behind the Citizen's Crowbar and Ninja's Kunai Bug
- Color Challenge Bug Fix
- Event Schedule
March of the Machine Preorder Bundles
Preorder bundles for March of the Machine are on sale right now in the MTG Arena Store! There are three to choose from, so pick which suit your play style.
Chandra Pack Bundle
- Chandra, Hope's Beacon sleeve
- 50x March of the Machine packs
- 5x Golden Packs
- Chandra, Hope's Beacon depth art card style
- Chandra, Hope's Beacon card card
Wrenn Play Bundle
- Fblthp pet
- Wrenn and Realmbreaker sleeve
- 2x Player Draft tokens
- 1x Sealed token
- 5x Play-In Points
- Wrenn and Realmbreaker depth art card style
- Wrenn and Realmbreaker card
Elspeth Pass Bundle
- Archangel Elspeth sleeve
- March of the Machine Mastery Pass
- Archangel Elspeth depth art card style
- Archangel Elspeth card
Alchemy Rebalances for April 4
The April 4 release will include Alchemy rebalances for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty's Ninjas, as well as buffs to numerous cards, including Haywire Mite and Silver-Fur Master.
Check out all the latest Alchemy rebalances.
Watch Early Access for March of the Machine April 13–14
Get ready for March of the Machine with live first looks at gameplay from your favorite Magic content creators. Tune into participating Twitch and YouTube streamers for March of the Machine Early Access action, kicking off at 10 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on April 13, that will feature matches in Standard, Sealed, Draft, and other formats!
Are You a Magic Content Creator?
If you're a streamer or creator interested in Early Access, we may have room for you to join in the fun! Here's how to get in touch for your location and let them know you're available for Early Access:
- North America: If you've participated in Early Access events in the past, you'll automatically receive an invitation to the March of the MachineEarly Access event. If you haven't participated in an Early Access event but would like to, email MTGAEarlyAccess@Wizards.com with links to your content to apply. (Please note, not all applicants will receive a response. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)
- Europe:@Wizards_MagicEU, @Wizards_MagicFR, @Wizards_MagicES, @Wizards_MagicIT, @Wizards_MagicGR
- Japan: @MTGArenaJP, @mtgJP
- APAC: MTG Facebook APAC, MTG Facebook Korea, KR Game Lounge
- LATAM: email MTGAEarlyAccess@Wizards.com with links to your content to apply.
Catapult into Competitive Magic This Weekend
This coming weekend, catapult into competitive Magic through back-to-back events!
Starting at 6 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on Friday, April 7, the Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In features Explorer matches that can earn you an invitation to the Qualifier Weekend.
With your invitation in hand, you'll then dive right into the main event. The Qualifier Weekend opens at 6 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on Saturday, April 8. Compete across two days in the Explorer format to seize the top prize: an invitation to Arena Championship 3. This is the last event that can get you into Arena Championship 3!
Shadows of the Past This Week: Morbid and Macabre!
The third week of the Shadows of the Past card theme rotations begins tomorrow, April 4, with Morbid and Macabre! This theme will appear until April 11 in Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Limited events, when the fourth and final rotation kicks off.
Explorer Metagame Challenge Rescheduled
Due to the issue found with Ninja's Kunai and Blazing Torch, the Explorer Metagame Challenge has been postponed until April 8–10. Players who were in the original event will resume where they left off, or they may reach out to Customer Support for reimbursement consideration.
The Story Behind the Citizen's Crowbar and Ninja's Kunai Bug
We had an unfortunate bug creep in with the Shadows over Innistrad Remastered release that played havoc with matches involving Citizen's Crowbar and Ninja's Kunai. Senior Software Development Engineer Ben Finkel laid out the story behind the bug in his Reddit post.
Bug Fix for Color Challenge
We've fixed the issue that caused the Color Challenge to show up on the Events billboard scene for all players.
Events open on the starting date at 8 a.m. PT (excluding Midweek Magic) and close to entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on the ending date shown unless otherwise noted.
Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 2 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00).
- April 4–6: Innistrad Constructed (MID, VOW, and SIR sets)
- April 11–13: Momir
- April 18–20: Jump In!
- April 25–27: March of the Machine Phantom Sealed
- May 2–4: March of the Machine Constructed
- March 31–April 14: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
- April 14–28: Phyrexia: All Will Be One
- April 28–May 12: March of the Machine
- March 21–April 18: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Premier Draft
Shadows of the Past schedule:
- Week 1: Creature Type Terror!
- Week 2: Fatal Flashback!
- Week 3: Morbid and Macabre!
- Week 4: Abominable All Stars!
- April 6–10: Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Premier Draft
- April 8–10: Explorer Metagame Challenge RESCHEDULED
- April 10–18: Tinkerer's Cube
- May 1–6: Historic Artisan Festival
- May 6–11: Historic Brawl Festival
Premier Play Schedule
All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-07:00).
Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to that month's Qualifier Weekend events.
Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to upcoming Arena Championship events.
Qualifier tokens will be delivered through the MTG Arena player inbox. Remember to claim them before the event starts!
- Qualifier Play-In – Best-of-Three
April 7, 6 a.m. PT–April 8, 3 a.m. PT
- Format: Traditional Explorer
- Qualifier Weekend
April 8, 6 a.m. PT–April 9, 4 p.m. PT
- Format: Traditional Explorer
- Last event to qualify for Arena Championship 3!
The Arena Open Day One entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00). The Day Two entry window is 2 hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00).
- Arena Open March of the Machine April 29–30
- April 29: Day One, March of the Machine Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
- April 30: Day Two, March of the Machine Player Draft (Best-of-Three)
There are two Player Draft events on Day Two.
- Entry reward: Atraxa avatar
April 2023 Ranked Season
The April 2023 Ranked Season begins March 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends on April 30 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00)
- Bronze Reward: 1 March of the Machine pack
- Silver Reward: 1 March of the Machine pack + 500 gold
- Gold Reward: 2 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Stoke the Flames card style
- Platinum Reward: 3 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Stoke the Flames card style + Faerie Mastermind card style
- Diamond Reward: 4 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Stoke the Flames card style + Faerie Mastermind card style
- Mythic Reward: 5 March of the Machine packs + 1,000 gold + Stoke the Flames card style + Faerie Mastermind card style
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