MTG Arena Announcements, July 28, 2021
(Editor's Note: information for the Jumpstart: Historic Horizons release and upcoming MTG Arena changes have been updated since publication. Click here to learn more.)
Arena Open This Weekend!
Enjoy a weekend of MTG Arena with the opportunity to win rewards—up to $2,000! The two-day Arena Open event begins on Saturday, July 31, and runs through Sunday, August 1, and features matches in Standard and Traditional Standard formats.
Plus, claim the Lair of the Hydra card sleeve just for participating!
Day 1, Saturday July 31: Best-of-One and Best-of-Three matches with rewards, including a qualification token for entry to the Day 2 event.
Day 2, Sunday, August 1: Best-of-Three matches where the competition gets fiercer and the rewards get bigger, but you'll need a qualification token earned from Day 1 competition to enter.
Note: for those who qualify for Day 2, you must join the Day 2 event between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. PT on Sunday to participate!
Check out the July 2021 Arena Open page for all the details!
Jumpstart: Historic Horizons
Arriving August 26 on MTG Arena, Jumpstart: Historic Horizons adds hundreds of cards from Modern Horizons, Modern Horizons 2, and more, including 31 new-to-Magic cards in this digital release.
Get the scoop on IGN from Vice President of Design Aaron Forsythe and MTG Arena Game Director Jay Parker. Then stop back in tomorrow for the State of the Game article covering the upcoming August 24 release to find out what's coming in MTG Arena.
Plus, tune in tomorrow for the MTG Arena-focused "Weekly MTG" starting at 2 p.m. PT at twitch.tv/magic.
Welcome to the Yawning Portal
Visit the Yawning Portal tavern from July 30 through August 10 and explore the dungeon of Undermountain to earn rulebook card styles from Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms!
This Standard Singleton event features the On a Quest! emblem with the text: "Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, venture into the dungeon." You can enter this event as many times as you like, with each run awarding new styles until you've earned them all!
Read more on the Yawning Portal event details page!
Midweek Magic Standard All Access
Midweek Magic continues with this week's format: Standard All Access.
Standard All Access gives you a chance to build decks using any cards legal in the Standard format and available in MTG Arena—even if they're not in your collection! Have some dream decks you want to try out? This is a great time to do it! Cards not in your collection are only available during this event and are not added to your collection.
Midweek Magic events run weekly from Tuesday at 8 a.m. PT through Thursday at 8 a.m. PT with a different format each week. There is no entry fee, and you can earn two rare individual card rewards—just like FNM at Home.
- July 27–29: Standard All Access
- August 3–5: Singleton
- August 10–12: Momir
- August 10–August 27: Kaldheim
- July 23–August 10: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
- August 27–September 10: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
- July 30–August 10: The Yawning Portal: Singleton
- July 31–August 1: Arena Open
- Day 1: Standard or Traditional Standard
- Day 2: Traditional Standard (must qualify for entry during Day 1)
- August 7–8: Qualifier Weekend
- Day 1: Traditional Standard (must have Qualifier Badge earned through previous play)
- Day 2: Traditional Standard (must qualify through Day 1)
- August 7–August 10: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Draft Challenge
July Ranked Season
The July 2021 Ranked Season begins June 30 at 12:05 p.m. PT (1905 UTC) and ends on July 31 at 12 p.m. PT (1900 UTC).
- Bronze reward: 1 Strixhaven pack
- Silver reward: 1 Strixhaven pack + 500 gold
- Gold reward: 2 Strixhaven packs + 1,000 gold + Flunk card style
- Platinum reward: 3 Strixhaven packs + 1,000 gold + Flunk depth art card style + Academic Probation depth art card style
- Diamond reward: 4 Strixhaven packs + 1,000 gold + Flunk depth art card style + Academic Probation depth art card style
- Mythic reward: 5 Strixhaven packs + 1,000 gold + Flunk depth art card style + Academic Probation depth art card style