1.13.00 Patch Notes – October Game Update

MTG Arena’s monthly update is now live, having been postponed for a week due to technical issues. As outlined in the State of the Game, this patch is focused primarily on bug fixes and gameplay improvements other than the usual events and store items.

As a reminder, there appears to be some new visual bugs introduced in the update, particularly with the popular Unsanctioned Basic Lands displaying incorrectly in game.

Update 8:30 PM PST: This has now been addressed in the hotfix, please click here for more information and other issues that has come up since the latest patch.

Learn more from the full official patch notes below:


GAME UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Festival of Adventure – Earn Zendikar Rising showcase card styles by participating in these limited time events!
  • New pets and cosmetic items in store, including the Black Lotus pet and Euro Lands.
  • Gameplay improvements and bug fixes!

GENERAL

GAMEPLAY

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  • You can now group select blockers for creatures with Menace.
    • . . . Yes, we know this is one of the most obvious times to want to group select blockers.
    • Yes, we were frustrated too.
  • The loop detector is now better at discerning when a loop is actually going somewhere and what the final game state will be.
    • Say your opponent has 100 life and you have a very s l o w Vito/Exquisite Blood combo ticking away. You’ll be able to get there!
  • Mousing over either player’s hand/graveyard/exile to display zone counts now displays the counts for both players.
    • Now you can check who is winning the mill race without moving your mouse!
  • We’ve tweaked the way we display text so cards are much less likely to overflow the type line, or require you to scroll.
    • Obviously if you add a ton of text via enchantments, mutate, etc. you’ll scroll as normal.
  • Replacement effects that are going to move a card to another zone (battlefield, exile, etc.) are now weighted to, by default, come earlier than other replacement effects.
  • Cards with a “must be blocked” annotation that only applies “this combat” now get a hanger just like cards that “must be blocked” forever.
  • Ability text on the stack now only changes color if there are two distinct abilities with distinct targets.
  • Mana icons in card text and back-side hint boxes are now bottom aligned. (We think this looks nicer, personally.)
  • We’ve added confirmation for discarding, even when you select the max number of cards.

CARDS

  • Demonic Pact now has a checklist hanger showing which modes have been selected.
  • The prompt displayed when an opponent’s Honden of Night’s Reach activates now lists the number of cards to discard.

DECKS AND COLLECTION

  • When you disconnect or unexpectedly exit while building a deck, you can return to the deckbuilder to resume your progress where you left off.

EVENTS

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QUICK DRAFT SCHEDULE

  • October 16 – October 30: Theros Beyond Death
  • October 30 – November 13: Zendikar Rising
  • November 13 – November 27: Throne of Eldraine

PREMIER DRAFT SCHEDULE

  • September 17 – Winter 2020: Zendikar Rising
  • October 23 – October 30: Throne of Eldraine
  • October 30 – November 6: Theros Beyond Death
  • November 6 – November 12: Ikoira: Lair of Behemoths

FNM HOME SCHEDULE

Note: FNM Home begins the Thursday before at 4:00pm Pacific (23:00 UTC)

  • October 16: Historic Brawl
  • October 23: Momir
  • October 30: Super Standard
  • November 5: Brawl

FESTIVAL OF ADVENTURE

  • October 17 – October 20: Zendikar World Tour
  • October 24 – October 26: Cascade Singleton
  • November 1 – November 4: Mastermind
  • November 7 – November 12: Mini

THE ARENA OPEN

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Daylight Saving Time may affect join windows for this events. Please observe join times carefully if your live in a region where the clocks adjust on November 1!

  • October 31: Arena Open Day 1. Standard Best-of-One or Best-of-Three
  • November 1: Arena Open Day 2. Standard Best-of-Three
    • Players may qualify for the Day 2 event using either Day 1 event. See complete rules for details.

STORE

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NOW AVAILABLE

Bundles

Black Lotus Bundle

  • Black Lotus Pet
  • Black Lotus Exquisite Sleeve

Price: 3,500 Gems or 17,500 Gold

Euro Land Bundle 1

  • Plains – Ben Thompson
  • Island – Eric Peterson
  • Swamp – Kev Walker
  • Mountain – Kev Walker
  • Forest – Kev Walker

Price: 2,500 Gems or 12,500 Gold

Euro Land Bundle 2

  • Plains – Eric Peterson
  • Island – Ben Thompson
  • Swamp – Mike Ploog
  • Mountain – Eric Peterson
  • Forest – Mike Ploog

Price: 2,500 Gems or 12,500 Gold

Euro Land Bundle 3

  • Plains – Mike Ploog
  • Island – Ben Thompson
  • Swamp – Scott Bailey
  • Mountain – Scott Bailey
  • Forest – Scott Bailey

Price: 2,500 Gems or 12,500 Gold

Individual items in the Store

Pets – Black Lotus

3,000 Gems or 20,000 Gold

Sleeve – Black Lotus Exquisite Sleeve
1,200 Gems

Card Styles

Now available for purchase (through the Deckbuilder):

  • Pestilent Haze
  • Speaker of the Heavens

LEAVING SOON

  • Zendikar Borderless Planeswalkers
  • Green Showcase Bundle
  • Elementals Showcase Bundle
  • Borderless Pathway Bundle
  • Basic Lands – Return to Ravnica
  • Basic Lands – Rise of the Eldrazi

BUG FIXES

Note: Response emotes (Oops/Sorry, Nice/Thanks) are temporarily disabled. They will return soon!

  • There is now a server-side throttle on hover messages, which should prevent them from slowing down either player’s ability to respond.
  • Dreadhorde Arcanist no longer allows playing the land side of an modal double-faced card (MDFC).
  • “Favorite” decks will remain favorited after editing the deck.
  • The Ashiok avatar from the FNM codes should now appear properly
  • Nethroi’s mutate trigger can now target creatures with negative Power, which is a thing that can exist.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some browser buttons to become unresponsive after displaying a large amount of triggers.
  • Kicked and non-kicked displays for Sea Gate Stormcaller triggered ability no longer stack in the display
  • Fixed collision on the Amonkhet Remastered battlefield, which means click impacts and intention lines work properly again

Source: OCT 22 – 1.13.00.00 Patch Notes

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