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MTG Arena Introduces Latest In-Game Event Dubbed...Plane-Cation

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Today Wizards of the Coast unveiled the Plane-Cation Chronicles, their second event for Magic: The Gathering Arena after War of the Spark Chronicles, running from July 28th through August 27th.

Details of their scheduled stops are below:

  • Each event will start on Sunday at 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC) and end on the following Tuesday at 11 a.m. PT (18:00 UTC). Players will have until 8 a.m. PT Tuesday to join the event.
  • Players will earn rewards based on the number of wins, up to 6 wins for each event.
  • Losses are not tracked; you can play in each event until you earn the rewards (or the event itself ends) without starting over.
  • No entry fee!

If you participated in their War of Spark Chronicles event, you may notice some differences, chiefly the length of the event and number of wins required to win all rewards has been reduced. They cite player burnout as a reason behind this change.


Additionally, improvements to the game installer should become obvious after the July 25 update. In news to lift one’s spirits, you’ll no longer be required to download and reinstall the entire client with most updates. Why “most” updates? According to the blog post, “there may still be some patches that require a complete reinstall, but for the vast majority, you'll only be downloading the changes and not the entire game client again.”


The second improvement comes in the form of pre-downloads of certain files and assets becoming available prior to a game update going live. In order to benefit from both of these improvements, however, be sure to nab the July 25 game update.


For the full blog post, including details on what can be earned, check out the article here.


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.