Fruitcake_Elemental_640 Patch Notes – December Game Update

MTG Arena’s monthly update is now live! As outlined in the December 2020 State of the Game, this patch is focused primarily on bug fixes (sorry Scute Swarm…), gameplay improvements, lots of events to tide us over the holiday break and new store items to match. As always, we will keep the Event Calendar updated for this patch.

Learn more from the full official patch notes below:


  • Winter Event Series! Stay safe, and stay warm with plenty of ways to play, including a week long Historic Brawl event more best-of-three options for drafting!
  • There is now a limit of 250 tokens per player. Tokens you attempt to create beyond that just won’t be created (and they won’t trigger anything, either!


  • Text and icons increased size (and disappearance) on cards is confirmed a thing of the past.
  • Matches remaining count now displays correctly in best-of-three events
  • Additional bug fixes below



  • There is now a limit of 250 tokens per player. Tokens you attempt to create beyond that just won’t be created (and they won’t trigger anything, either!
  • Intention lines should no longer subtly flicker when mousing over cards.
  • Players can now correctly attack multiple Planswalkers tokens (as opposed to only the one stacked on top).
  • Modal double-faced card labels should now display correctly when being cast/played through some other card effect (e.g. Light Up The Stage)
  • Cleaned up code around playing lands! The old version was causing some lands to pause or move very slowly when transitioning from the hand to the battlefield.
  • Rapidly clicking on an opponent’s avatar no longer causes the the mute bottom to appear seemingly at random.


  • Fixed issues with Rashmi, Eternities Crafter not interacting with other sides of modal spells (like split cards or Adventures) correctly.
  • If you managed to have Shielded Aether Thief block two creatures (perhaps via Act of Heroism) it was triggering twice. This has been fixed. (Why were you doing this?)
  • Vito and Exquisite Blood used to have count badges that… didn’t count anything. Now they don’t!
  • Fixed an error with Skyclave Apparition and exiling mutate piles.




  • December 12 – December 13
    • Day 1: Both Historic and Traditional Historic offerings available
    • Day 2: Traditional Historic (must advance from either Day 1)


  • January 2 – January 8


  • December 11 – December 25: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
  • December 25 – January 15: Zendikar Rising
  • January 15 – January 29: Core Set 2021
  • January 29 – February 12: Zendikar Rising


  • December 13 – January 1: Arena Cube Draft
  • January 1 – January 8: Guilds of Ravnica
  • January 8 – January 15: Ravnica Allegiance
  • January 15 – January 28: Tinkerer’s Cube Draft
  • Until January 28: Zendikar Rising


  • December 13 – December 20: Traditional Arena Cube Draft
  • January 15 – January 22: Traditional Tinkerer’s Cube Draft
  • Until January 28: Zendikar Rising


  • December 19 – December 25: Standard Shakeup
  • December 26 – January 1: Historic Shakeup
  • January 9 – January 11: Omniscience Draft
    • Format is Core Set 2021
  • January 23 – January 25: Historic Challenge


  • December 11: Historic All Access
  • December 18: Pauper
  • December 25: Treasure Singleton
  • January 1: Historic Brawl Showcase
  • January 8: Standard
  • January 15: Artisan



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Card Styles

Now available for purchase through the Deckbuilder:

Depth Art:


  • Having a Switch Pro Controller connected will no longer cause X values to change rapidly.
  • Historic Friend Challenges and Historic Tournament Challenges should no longer experience issues when selecting decks.
  • Quantity text now correctly displays for Player Draft token rewards.
  • Highlights for Daily Deal avatars now displays correctly
  • Core Set 2021 lands using Showcase card styles once again have a quantity indicator when using the horizontal deck builder.
  • Adventures using the Showcase card style only showing the creature cost in hand until you moused over. This has been fixed.

Source: DEC 10 – Patch Notes

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