(Editor's Note: The time for the Discord chat with Jay and Ian on September 19 has been updated to 3:15 p.m. (from 10 a.m.)

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Play Wilds of Eldraine Now!

Wilds of Eldraine logo

The new set is here! New cards, avatars, card styles, pets, stickers, lands, Set Mastery rewards, and of course events with Wilds of Eldraine cards—there is so much. Also, did you log in to get your Renewal Egg rewards? If not, they're in there just waiting for you claim.

Start playing now and building your collection!

Celebrate Five Years of MTG Arena

On September 27, 2018, MTG Arena began its open beta, offering Magic players a new way to enjoy Standard gameplay online. Our guiding principle was then, as it still is now, to bring fast, fun Magic to anyone, anywhere.

Five years have passed, five more formats have been added—including formats unique to the digital game—and millions of players have logged in to enjoy Magic in their own individual ways. We want to commemorate this journey with you all, so we're throwing a little celebration with cool stuff over the next couple of weeks!

Celebrate the Harvest card art by Eelis Kyttanen
  • State of Formats

    Jay Parker's State of Formats article offers a comprehensive look at formats in MTG Arena, including the Standard rotation change, a deep dive into specific formats, and what the future holds.

  • Tomorrow: Watch Ian Adams and Chris Kiritz on WeeklyMTG

    WeeklyMTG on Septemeber 12 at 10 a.m. PT

    WeeklyMTG will host MTG Arena team members Ian Adams and Chris Kiritz tomorrow, September 12, beginning at 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC) for a discussion of MTG Arena turning five years old and a look ahead at what's in store. Tune in to twitch.tv/magic tomorrow at 10 a.m.!

  • September 19: Discord Chat with Jay Parker and Ian Adams

    Now that Wilds of Eldraine is out and you've had a chance to play with the new set, stop by our Discord channel on Tuesday, September 19, at 3:15 p.m. PT to chat with Jay and Ian!

  • In-Game Rewards Starting September 19!

    Now we're getting into the tasty bits! We're giving away in-game rewards as thank-yous for playing on this MTG Arena adventure! Starting on September 19, you'll find goodies in your player inbox and deals in the MTG Arena Store.

Arena Open: Wilds of Eldraine

Arena Open: Wilds of Eldraine showing a withered hand touching a skull with pale mist rising out of it—Necropotence alt art

Wilds of Eldraine is out, and now's the time to build your skills with the new set as we approach Arena Open: Wilds of Eldraine, happening this weekend, September 16–17. You won't even need a well-stocked collection to be competitive, because this tournament features Limited formats: Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three on Day 1, and then Traditional Draft (Best-of-Three) on Day 2. All you need is your Magic skill to vie for the top prize of $2,000 and an invitation to the October Qualifier Weekend!

Plus, everyone who enters will receive the Talion, the Kindly Lord sleeve!

Talion, the Kindly Lord sleeve

Check out all the Arena Open details and start practicing in MTG Arena's Wilds of Eldraine Limited events now!

Claim Up to 4,000 Bonus XP During September

September XP WPN and MTG Arena promotion

We're almost halfway through September now—have you played in Magic event at a local Wizards Play Network game store yet? If you haven't yet, you're leaving as much as 4,000 XP just sitting on the metaphoric gaming table!

How do you get your bonus XP? Just register and play in a Magic event at a WPN game store during September, and you'll score 1,000 XP. Play in more than one event, and you'll get an extra 1,000 XP, up to 4,000 total. Try Friday Night Magic events, check out Commander Nights, and more—find your local WPN game store and see what they have to offer in September.

Get all the September bonus XP details!


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).

  • September 12–14: Wilds of Eldraine Constructed
  • September 19–21: Explorer
  • September 26–28: The Brothers' War Bot Draft
  • October 4–6: On the Edge


  • August 29–September 15: March of the Machine
  • September 15–26: Wilds of Eldraine
  • September 26–October 10: The Brothers' War
  • October 10–24: Wilds of Eldraine


  • September 5–29: Wilds of Eldraine Sealed
  • September 28–October 1: Dark Tutelage Alchemy
  • October 1–6: Season of Growth Standard
  • October 6–10: Gift Bag Historic


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. Check out the standings to see who's qualified for Arena Championship 4.

Qualifier tokens are delivered to your MTG Arena inbox. Remember to claim them before the event starts!


  • Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-One)
    September 23, 6 a.m. PT–September 23, 6 a.m. PT
    • Format: Wilds of Eldraine Limited
  • Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-Three)
    September 29, 6 a.m.–September 30, 3 a.m. PT
    • Format: Wilds of Eldraine Limited
  • Qualifier Weekend
    September 30, 6 a.m. PT–October 1, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: Wilds of Eldraine Limited


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: Wilds of Eldraine Limited
    • September 16: Day One, Wilds of Eldraine Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
      Entry reward: Talion, the Kindly Lord sleeve
    • September 17: Day Two, Wilds of Eldraine Draft (Best-of-Three)


The Arena Championship is an invitation-only, two-day virtual event for players who earn invitations through Qualifier Weekend events.

  • Arena Championship 4
    October 7–8
    • Format: Historic and Wilds of Eldraine Draft (both Best-of-Three with sideboard)

September 2023 Ranked Season

The September 2023 Ranked Season begins August 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends September 30 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00)

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Wilds of Eldraine pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Wilds of Eldraine pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Ego Drain card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Ego Drain card style + Regal Bunnicorn card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Ego Drain card style + Regal Bunnicorn card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Ego Drain card style + Regal Bunnicorn card style
Ego Drain card style
Regal Bunnicorn card style

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