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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.
2019-04-25[12]
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]
2019-11-21[17] Friends List, Historic Anthology 1

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic: The Gathering Arena World Premiere Stream
  2. Chris Cao (October 25, 2017). "MTG Arena Closed Beta Incoming". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Chris Cao (November 21, 2017). "MTG Arena Closed Beta Starts December 4". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. State of the Beta for May 30, 2018
  5. Chris Cao (September 19, 2018). "MTG Arena Open to All Starting September 27". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. HOW TO: Direct Challenge
  7. December State of the Beta: Rank 1.0 Breakdown
  8. January 17 - 0.11 Release Notes
  9. Feb 14 0.12.00.00 Patch Notes
  10. March 2019 State of the Beta: In like a Leonin
  11. Chris Clay (March 20, 2019). "MTG Arena: State of the Beta - March 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Chris Clay (April 22, 2019). "MTG Arena: State of the Beta – April 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  13. Chris Clay (June 27, 2019). "MTG Arena: State of the Beta – June 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  14. Chris Cao (July 10, 2019). "Developer Update: Core Set 2020". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  15. Wizards of the Coast (September 4, 2019). "State of the Beta - August 2019 (Part 2)". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  16. Wizards of the Coast (September 20, 2019). "MTG Arena: State of the Game – September 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  17. Wizards of the Coast (November 13, 2019). "State of the Beta - November 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.