Magic Online Announcements October 4, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on 4 de Octubre de 2016

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

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Kaladesh Prerelease Events Begin October 5

Magic Online Kaladesh Prerelease Events begin Wednesday, October 5, after the downtime! We're kicking off Prerelease Events two days ahead of schedule AND you'll be able to participate for fewer tickets this time around. Get the full Prerelease Event details and learn about recent Magic Online economy changes here.


Upcoming Kaladesh Streamer Showdown on October 7

If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player pods that feature some of the best streamers in the community brawling with the latest Magic Online sets, Cubes, and Flashback Drafts. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!

This Streamer Showdown will feature a Kaladesh Draft! Check out the streamer lineup below, then stop by your favorite streamer's Twitch channel on Friday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. UTC and 6:00 p.m. PT/1:00 a.m. UTC for the latest Streamer Showdown.

Friday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. UTC Event

Friday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. PT/1:00 a.m. UTC Event


Magic Online Economy Changes

Prereleases aren't the only thing that's changing after the Wednesday, October 5 downtime. As part of our ongoing efforts in making Magic Online more accessible and convenient to players, we're reducing the cost of Drafts as well! Get the full details here.


Treasure Chests: A New Prize on Magic Online

We recently released some additional information on Magic Online Treasure Chests!

Read the original announcement for Treasure Chests here.


The Legacy Cube is Available Until October 5

The Legacy Cube will be ending a little earlier than originally planned to make way for the Magic Online Kaladesh Prerelease's early arrival on October 5, after the downtime! Get the full event details and see what's changed in the latest iteration of the Legacy Cube here.


Qualifier Point Switchover Incoming

Now that 2016 Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Qualifier Events are wrapping up, we'll begin the transition into awarding Qualifier Points (QPs) for the 2017 MOCS. QPs for the 2016 MOCS will be removed from collections during the Wednesday, October 5, downtime. In the meantime, QPs for the 2016 season can be sorted within the Collection Scene by applying the "Qualifier Points" filter.

For the 2017 MOCS, we’ll be using a generic Qualifier Point that doesn’t list a particular season on it (like we’ve been using “Season 1” for 2016. Since there is only one Qualifier Point object as of October 5, we’ll be removing “Qualifier Points” as a collection filter with that downtime. The new Qualifier Point object can be found in the “Tickets” filter.

2016 QP

2017 QP


Upcoming Legacy Challenge October 8

The next Legacy Challenge is coming up on October 8! Big prizes are on the line for the Top 8, like the ten original dual lands, Rishadan Port, Wasteland, and more. Get the full event details here.


Updating Magic Online Operating System Requirements

Unfortunately, an infrastructure update on September 21 makes Windows Vista SP2 incompatible with Magic Online—the requirements page has been updated to reflect this change. In order to resolve this issue, you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 7 or higher.

Extended Downtime for October 5, 2016

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 a.m. PT/10 a.m. UTC
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 5:45 a.m. PT/12:45 a.m. UTC
  • The system will be down from 6:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. UTC until 12:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. UTC


Build Notes

  • General | Added Kaladesh cards and products in preparation for release.
  • Collection | Removed outdated season 1 Qualifier Points from player collections since 2016 MOCS qualifying season is over.
  • Collection | Removed Qualifier Point filter from the Collection scene. Players can still search for QPs using text search without filters.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.


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