Wizards of the Coast has been extraordinarily diligent in fixing bugs and updating Magic Arena, their on-line interface for Magic: The Gathering. On prime of that, they have been pretty communicative about what they do for the shopper, and the way it will have an effect on gamers making an attempt to get their dailies in, grind for Mythic, or prep for his or her subsequent draft occasion. As such, this month they’ve made a good few bulletins that can change the state of Arena general.
The first main replace that Wizards of the Coast offers us is the backend replace. According to the announcement, made yesterday, listed below are the small print of what time this main replace will happen on the day of August tenth, and what providers can be ending and when throughout this backend tweaking:
- 5:30 a.m. PT — No extra video games can start
- 6:30 a.m. PT — Real cash purchases disabled within the retailer
- 7:00 a.m. PT — Players can be faraway from the system and can’t log in
- Around 11:00 a.m. PT — System again on-line, gamers can log in once more
This will have an effect on the August 2021 Ranked Season, splitting it into two for this month, one earlier than the replace and a second after. Both seasons will grant rewards (rewards for the early one can be out there following the downtime).
Another replace for this State of Arena consists of the release date for Jumpstart: Historic Horizons, the brand new online-only set for the interface. Releasing formally on August twelfth, this set options results that would not be capable to be utilized in bodily, paper video games of Magic: The Gathering (with no ton of format lodging), however on-line, these results are attainable in a digital type, so Wizards of the Coast determined to run with that.
Finally, many Magic: The Gathering gamers have requested for a 100-card Historic Brawl format, and Wizards of the Coast is lastly deciding to ship this. Furthermore, Historic Brawl will now at all times be 100-card, whereas Standard Brawl will stay a 60-card format. This is seen by many to be extraordinarily optimistic as a change, will doubtless attract many gamers, and would possibly even be a correct precursor to Commander being included on Arena sooner or later.
What do you consider these modifications to Magic Arena? Do you recognize the brand new set, or the brand new modifications to Historic Brawl? Do you lament not being about to play digital Magic: The Gathering between 5:30 and round 11:00 AM Pacific Time? Let us know your ideas within the feedback beneath!