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Magic: Legends Open Beta Live Now on PC

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The PC open beta for Magic: Legends has arrived available on the Epic Games Store and on Arc Games.

Grabbing the game from Arc Games will net you a free Gavony Vigilante Costume for their character, the 'Bruiser’ skin for the Ogre Mortar creature summon, two drop boosts and two mission boosts. If you’re on Epic Games Store, you’ll have until April 6 at 9a PT to grab your free Moorland Ranger Costume, Moorland Ranger Werewolf Summon Skin, and two drop boosts.

Key features for this open beta includes a brand new story for you to discover as you gather to fight against ancient forces. You’ll play as a Planeswalker, selecting between five classes. And of course, you can switch your class on the fly. More classes will become available in the future.

These five starter classes include the Geomancer, Mind Mage, Beastcaller, Sanctifier, and Necromancer. We had experience playing as a Necromancer recently, so be sure to catch up on our hands-on preview here. The open beta also contains five regions directly from the cards including Shiv, Benalia, Tazeem, Tolaria, and Gavony.

Stephen Ricossa, executive producer at Cryptic Studios, spoke about what open beta means for the team in a press release,

“This is truly a historic moment for the team here at Cryptic Studios. Magic: Legends has come such a long way since we first pitched the idea to Wizards of the Coast back in 2016. The team has spent the last few years creating an action RPG experience unlike any other, which combines the power fantasy of becoming a Planeswalker with fast-paced combat tied to strategic deckbuilding. We’re excited for players to take their first steps into the Multiverse today.”

Magic: Legends is set to release on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 later this year. If you're interested in what the first 30 minutes or so of Magic: Legends is like (assuming you'll forgive Bradford's subpar gameplay skills), check out the video below.


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.