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MTG Arena Leaves Open Beta Today

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Magic: The Gathering Arena has left open beta today and finally sees launch for those looking forward to the full game, according to a new press release.

“The official launch of Magic: The Gathering Arena is years of work in the making from the Wizards of the Coast Digital Games studio,” said Jeffery Steefel, VP of Digital Development at Wizards of the Coast. “We look forward to many years of innovation and fun with more new features, more card sets, and more of the strategic gameplay that only Magic can offer—including more unique events like the free Play Any Deck/Win Every Card challenge that starts this weekend. So, stick around—launch is only the beginning for us.”

MTG Arena brings with it new events and features in its launch, including:
  • THRONE OF ELDRAINE – Magic: The Gathering's latest card set is available today with the official launch of the game and heralds a new start for Standard.

  • SPECIAL IN-GAME EVENTS – The Play Any Deck/Win Every Card challenge event gives players access to play any deck in Standard, and the opportunity to win a copy of every card in the format!

  • DEEP GAMEPLAY AND STRATEGY – The world’s original and best strategy card game with the most formats and the most cards in the CCG genre.

  • MASTERY PASS – An all-new season for Mastery Pass begins with Throne of Eldraine! Earn XP for playing and earn special rewards as you level up.

  • REWARDS AT LAUNCH– Open Beta players who log in after rotation on September 26 will receive rewards just for logging in.


Magic: The Gathering Arena is the first game developed in-house by Wizards of the Coast's Digital Games Studio. The studio is creating a Magic experience with the full rules and ongoing content support for new card sets, just like the revered tabletop game. The game is designed and built for digital gamers without compromising Magic's core gameplay. Every element of the game design is focused on an engaging and dynamic experience, true to authentic Magic, to provide players and viewers fast-paced, exciting, and easy-to-follow matches. For more information, please visit: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.