In this edition:
- The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Is Out Tomorrow!
- Release Notes for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
- Dev Diaries: Exquisite Sleeves
- This Weekend: Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In and Qualifier Weekend
- Event Schedule
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Is Out Tomorrow!
We've arrived—The Lost Caverns of Ixalan will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14 on MTG Arena! Collect your preorder goodies and start playing after the release update.
Speaking of preorders, there's still time to grab them, but only until the release update begins Tuesday morning—then they're gone!
Don't forget to grab the three The Lost Caverns of Ixalan packs tomorrow that'll be waiting in your inbox!
MTG Arena Release Notes – The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
The new set release brings new mechanics like craft, descend, and discover, but also stickers, sleeves, and more. To see what's coming, check out the MTG Arena Release Notes – The Lost Caverns of Ixalan article.
Dev Diaries: Exquisite Sleeves
Sleeves in MTG Arena come in three varieties: basic, bordered, and exquisite. In the latest of our Dev Diaries series, Senior Art Director Adam Chandler and Senior Technical Artist Joseph Danaher show what goes into creating the amazing exquisite sleeves that truly bring your decks to life.
Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In and Qualifier Weekend
This is a big week with the release of the new set, and this weekend is also big for competitive Magic: it's the monthly back-to-back events of the Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In and the Qualifier Weekend. This one is sure to be exciting, because the just-released cards from The Lost Caverns of Ixalan will be in the mix!
This weekend is one of the quickest ways to get into competitive Magic play. Start with the Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In this Friday, November 17, where you'll play in the Historic format to secure your invitation to the Qualifier Weekend.
Then, move right into that two-day Qualifier Weekend event happening Saturday through Sunday, where you'll face top players in the Historic format, all competing to earn invitations to the Arena Championship and the Pro Tour!
Events open at 8 a.m. PT on their starting dates (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; UTC-08:00 beginning November 12).
- November 14–16: Alchemy
- November 21–23: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Constructed
- November 28–30: On the Edge
- November 7–23: Dominaria United
- November 23–December 5: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
- December 5–22: Wilds of Eldraine
- November 2–14: Historic All Access, Basically No Bans!
- November 7–14: Chromatic Cube
- November 23–29: Festival: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Story Decks
- November 29–December 5: Festival: The Immortal Sun Historic
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 are delivered to your MTG Arena inbox. Remember to claim them before the event starts!
Please note: Daylight saving time ends in the U.S. on March 12. UTC times will shift to UTC-08:00 on that date and continue until March 10, 2024.)
- Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-Three)
November 17, 6 a.m. PT–November 18, 3 a.m. PT
- Format: Historic
- Qualifier Weekend
November 18, 6 a.m. PT–November 19, 4 p.m. PT
- Format: Historic
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, changing to UTC-08:00 beginning November 12). The Day Two entry window is 2 hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00, changing to UTC-08:00 beginning November 12).
- Arena Open: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Limited
- November 25: Day One, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
- November 26: Day Two, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Draft (Best-of-Three)
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