1.02.00.00 Patch Notes

MTG Arena’s November update is now live! Here are the highlights of today’s update:


GAME UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Historic Anthology – 20 news cards from across Magic‘s history, a special launch event, and ranked best-of-three queue.
  • Performance Improvements

SOCIAL

FRIENDS LIST

  • Due to issues with scaling, we have delayed Friends List. We will have more information and an updated timeline once it becomes available.

GAMEPLAY

HISTORIC

  • Historic Anthology 1 is here! Click here to learn more.
  • Historic Best-of-Three Ranked Ladder is now live!
    • It is currently scheduled to be available for play until January 15, 2020.Introducing Historic Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
  • Historic ICRs consist of cards from sets that have rotated out of Standard:
    • Note: They can include older versions of cards that may be legal in Standard because they also appear in a Standard legal set (e.g. Opt from Dominaria)
    • They currently do NOT include cards from Historic Anthology 1
    • They can be uncommon (with an upgrade rate to rare/mythic rare) or rare/mythic rare.
    • If rare/mythic rare, each rare appears twice as frequently as each mythic. If uncommon, each uncommon is equally likely to be awarded.

STANDARD

  • As of November 18, 2019 Once Upon a TimeVeil of Summer, and Oko, Thief of Crowns are banned in Standard play.
  • Players who logged in after the announcement have received a notification in-game regarding the ban
  • Players receive a rare Wildcard for copes of each card in their collection prior to this update
    • This is includes a one-time grant. Players who craft/receive these cards after this grant will not receive Wildcards.
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns and Once Upon a Time have been removed from Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
    • Players can still receive Veil of Summer, but will continue to receive vault progress for any copies they receive beyond a playset.
  • When crafting these cards using Wildcards, players now receive a warning notification that the card is banned in Standard (this does not prevent the cards from being crafted, but provides an extra warning step)
  • When joining the Play queue, decks that contain these cards are considered “Historic”

GENERAL

  • We’ve reworked the Mulligan browser, emphasizing important information (like who goes first) and shifting things you’re unlikely to need to read more than once (like mulligan rules) out to a pop-up.
  • We now emphasize the projected autotap solution as you pull out a card to play.
    • This should give players a better chance to catch solutions that aren’t doing what they want.
  • Tweaked how smart priority works for players with cards that have abilities like crew or animate.
  • We now provide a smart stop in cases where an action-cost component for a mana ability has been targeted.
    • For example, if your Food token is targeted while you control a Golden Goose, you’ll now automatically hold priority.
  • We made a change to the confirmation when sacrificing Food:
    • Previously, clicking on the card would confirm the choice.
    • Now you only confirm by actually clicking the button that pops up.
  • The browser for selecting which side of a card with Adventure to cast now has accompanying SFX
  • Realm-Cloaked Giant now has SFX when choosing between Adventure and Creature
  • Added an additional 20 seconds for sideboarding during best-of-three matches

PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY

  • Most players should see a reduction in frequency and severity of hitching/stuttering, particularly during matches
  • Performance degradation and memory usage after longer period of play is still under investigation.
  • For more information, please refer to our latest performance check-in.

EVENTS

RANKED DRAFT

  • Various changes to Throne of Eldraine bot draft picks to encourage a more diverse drafting experience

HISTORIC ANTHOLOGY EVENT

Event Dates: November 21 – November 24
Entry Fee: 200 Gems or 1000 Gold
Format: Best-of-one Historic (Nexus of Fate is banned.)
Event Record: Rewards up to 5 wins, losses are not counted

Rewards:

Note: While the rewards can only be earned once, you can keep playing! Additional games will count towards quest progression as well as Weekly and Daily Win rewards

HISTORIC PAUPER EVENT

Event Dates: November 28 – December 1
Entry Fee: 100 Gems or 500 Gold
Format: Historic Pauper
Event Record: 4 wins or 2 losses
Rewards:

  • 4 wins: 600 Gold, 1 Rare and Mythic Historic ICR, 2 Uncommon Historic ICRs (5% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic)
  • 3 wins: 450 Gold, 1 Uncommon Historic ICR (35% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic), 2 Uncommon Historic ICRs (5% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic)
  • 2 wins: 300 Gold, 1 Uncommon Historic ICR (25% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic), 2 Uncommon Historic ICRs (5% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic)
  • 1 win: 150 Gold, 1 Uncommon Historic ICR (15% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic), 2 Uncommon Historic ICRs (5% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic)
  • 0 wins: 3 Uncommon Historic ICRs (5% chance to upgrade to Rare/Mythic)

TEN LIFE DRAFT

Event Dates: December 6 – December 8
Entry Fee: 5000 Gold or 750 Gems
Format: Best-of-one Throne of Eldraine draft. Players start the game at 10 life.

Event Record: Play until 7 wins or 3 losses

Rewards:

  • 7 Wins: 950 Gems + 2 Packs
  • 6 Wins: 850 Gems + 1 Pack + 40% Bonus Pack
  • 5 Wins: 650 Gems + 1 Pack + 35% Bonus Pack
  • 4 Wins: 450 Gems + 1 Pack + 30% Bonus Pack
  • 3 Wins: 300 Gems + 1 Pack + 26% Bonus Pack
  • 2 Wins: 200 Gems + 1 Pack + 24% Bonus Pack
  • 1 Win: 100 Gems + 1 Pack + 22% Bonus Pack
  • 0 Wins: 50 Gems + 1 Pack + 20% Bonus Pack

Note: All pack rewards are from Throne of Eldraine.

STORE

NOW AVAILABLE

Historic Anthology 1

This bundle contains 4x copies of all 20 new-to-Historic cards!

Included Card:

Soul Warden, Distant Melody, Treasure Hunt, Tendrils of Corruption, Goblin Matron, Kiln Fiend, Elvish Visionary, Mind Stone, Ornithopter, Burning-Tree Emissary, Kinsbaile Cavalier, Hypnotic Specter, Imperious Perfect, Cryptbreaker, Fauna Shaman, Darksteel Reactor, Captain Sisay, Phyrexian Arena, Hidetsugu’s Second Rite, Serra Ascendant.

Cost: 3,400 Gems

Court Knights Bundle

This bundle contains a unique Exquisite Sleeve and Avatar.

Cost: 3,000 Gems

Adventures Abound Bundle

Contains Card Styles for: Lucky Clover, Edgewall Innkeeper, Mysterious Pathlighter

Cost: 600 Gems

Animated Armory Bundle

Contains Card Styles for: Animating Faerie, All That Glitters, Dance of the Manse, Emry, Lurker of the Loch, Mirrormade

Cost: 1,400 Gems

Familiar Faces Bundle

Contains Card Styles for: Soul Warden, Elvish Visionary, Kinsbaile Cavalier, Captain Sisay, Imperious Perfect

Cost: 3,000 Gold

Aggressive Negotiations Bundle

Contains Card Styles for: Tendrils of Corruption, Kiln Fiend, Phyrexian Arena, Hidetsugu’s Second Rite, Burning-Tree Emissary

Cost: 3,000 Gold

Uncovered Artifacts Bundle

Contains Card Styles for: Distant Melody, Mind Stone, Cryptbreaker, Darksteel Reactor, Ornithopter

Cost: 3,000 Gold

CARD STYLE SALES

LEAVING SOON

  • Feisty Food Bundle

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Note: All showcase card styles from the Festival of the Fae events and Store Bundles are now available inside the Deckbuilder for individual gem purchases.

BUG FIXES

CARDS

  • Outmuscle no longer adds Indestructible to the Adventure side of creatures with Adventures.
  • Forever Young no longer treats the returned cards as revealed after they’re on the deck/drawn.
  • Casting Quasiduplicate on a Mirrormade that has been turned into a creature with Dance of the Manse when the only Enchantments for it to copy were Auras now functions as intended.
  • Exiling an Adventure card using Thief of Sanity now shows the full card instead of just the creature side.
  • Memory Theft shows appropriate messaging for which cards to choose.
  • Abilities placed on the stack by Tokens now display the correct card frame.
  • Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God’s +1 ability now plays the correct VFX

GAMEPLAY

  • Assigning stacked creatures to block one by one now has correct stacking priorities.
  • Match reconnections have been improved. Players should no longer see a black screen when reconnecting.
  • You can now view cards in Exile when you have a browser open and you choose View Battlefield.
  • We addressed an issue with the Sideboarding timer where the server-side timer and client-side timers could be up out of sync.
  • Sundering Stroke VFX has been corrected.
  • VFXs that dim the battlefield now correctly clear if the card that triggered the VFX is destroyed as it enters the battlefield.
  • Canceling a browser that plays a SFX no longer results in an audio loop

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Some overlays cannot be dismissed by clicking above the overlay
  • The incorrect text color is used in the Store for Historic bundles
  • Adventure cards may have incorrect text color when card styles are used
  • Full-art lands are missing their border artwork while on the battlefield
  • Some areas of the deck editor may become improperly dimmed
  • Emblems may go partially off-screen when moused over
  • When an ability of a token created by a spell is put onto the stack, the background of its CDC is now the color of the token.

Source: NOV 21 – 1.02.00.00 Game Update

1 Response

  1. TaKuZ777 says:

    Hi, Good morning, i want to know when it ends the Historic Anthology 1 (The Bundle from the Store)

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