Magic: The Gathering Arena/Changelog

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Date Added sets Notable changes
2017-09-07[1] Alpha version revealed.
2017-12-04[2][3] Start of the Closed Beta.
2018-01-18 Economy changed and collections wiped.
2018-03-22 NDA lifted. Economy changed and collections wiped. New starter decks added.
2018-04-26 Economy changed. Paid economy and events added.
2018-06-07[4] Standard banlist introduced. Economy changed. More event types added.
2018-07-12 Tutorial games added. Economy changed.
2018-09-27[5] Start of the Open Beta. Collections wiped. Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Welcome Deck 2017, Amonkhet, and Hour of Devastation removed.
2018-11-15[6] Implemented the “Direct Challenge” feature in preparation for other social features (e.g., friend lists).
2018-12-13[7] New ranking system introduced. Seasonal rewards for Constructed and Limited ranks added.
2019-01-17[8] Duplicate protection (5th copy) for rare/mythic and other minor economy changes. Best-of-three Ranked.
2019-02-14[9] Discord integration added. Deck builder overhaul and improvements.
2019-03-27[10][11] Unlockable/purchasable cosmetics (card styles, card sleeves, and avatars). “Practice Matches” versus AI. “Mastery Tree” progression system.
2019-07-02[13] Rotating Ranked Draft, Set Mastery system, with the Mastery Tree and reward track (replacing Weekly Win rewards), Mastery Pass, London Mulligan, New Player Decks.
2019-07-10[14] Set Mastery system update, return of Weekly Win rewards.
2019-09-26[15] Official launch. Rotation: Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, and Core Set 2019 moved to the new Historic format.[16]

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