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2021.9.0 Patch Notes – Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Game Update

The full patch notes for the MTG Arena Innistrad: Midnight Hunt game update has been released! Other than the new cards, the major issues that arose with the last backend update should be addressed for most players also, such as the Beginner rank bug, matchmaking issues, rewards not being granted properly, and more.

Make sure to claim the following free codes if you haven’t already!

  • PlayMID: 3 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs
  • BORROWEDTIME: 4000 Mastery XP

For further information about the update and upcoming events, read this week’s announcement, and remember to report any issues directly to Wizards of the Coast Support:

Patch Notes – 2021.9.0

Game Update Highlights

  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is now released! New packs are available in the store, new Draft & Sealed Events are available, and there’s a new Mastery Pass.
  • Renewal rewards are available to all accounts created before September 16th 2021.

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused some players ranking up to Mythic in Limited to enter a bad state where their rank was listed as “Beginner.”
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Commander weighting from working properly in Brawl/Historic Brawl matchmaking.
  • “Fixed a bug where the Welcome Bundle was not granting the proper mix of packs.
    • We have done a mass grant to give players affected the proper packs.”
  • Fixed a bug where players were not properly getting quest progress from Direct/Friendly Challenges (for real this time).

Gameplay – All Platforms

  • If you have an ability that cares about cards leaving the graveyard, we’ll make sure to give you stops, even if the ability itself is irrelevant, if you have another card that cares about cards leaving the graveyard.
  • With a change in the rules in terms of how token naming works, we’ve removed the ability to name cards like Goblin Wizard in order to protect from the Goblin Wizard tokens.
  • With all the recent cards using phasing, we’ve moved phasing reminder text to a hanger, and off the card.
  • We did some work to create a custom prompt for Delver of Secrets. I’m no expert, but I think that card might be pretty good.
  • If you manage to give Werewolf Pack Leader all creature types, then use its ability to stop being human, we now list its types as “All Except Human”.
  • Updated priority so that if an opponent’s permanent gains an end step trigger during their postcombat main phase, hold priority during opponent’s postcombat main phase with any affordable actions.


  • Fixed a bug where using “Craft All” on a deck with exactly 1 uncollected card would always say it would use 1 common wildcard (regardless of the actual rarity it would need.)
  • Fixed a bug where Quick Drafts could get reset under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed multiple bugs around creating a deck while joining a Direct/Friend Challenge.
  • Fixed a bug that caused favoriting a deck to not show immediately.
  • Fixed a bug where best-of-three Friend Challenges ended after 1 game.
  • Fixed a bug where reconnecting to the game could cause Social features to stop working.
  • Links in error messages now point to the Support Page.
  • Fixed the sorting order of the Lock icon to sort in front of VFX in the Pet Select.
  • Fixed a bug where the Japanese rotation info was linking to old information.


  • Adventure cards now properly display perpetual changes. Were you unsure if giving Lifelink to your Bonecrusher Giant would also give Lifelink to Stomp? Wonder no more! (The answer is yes, and then that also it sticks around on the card in exile so the giant has it too once you play him. As if this card wasn’t already super good.)
  • Split cards in hand now render perpetual modifications correctly.
  • Permanents that are both a mana source and can be animated now take the spells on the stack into account when determining priority for tapping those permanents.

Upcoming MTG Arena Events

Additional events added to MTG Arena. Read the MTG Arena Weekly Announcements to learn more!


Now Available

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt has arrived! New cards and styles await, along with all-new sticker emotes!


Midnight Hunt Sticker Bundle

  • Much Moon, Very Sticker Emote
  • Teferi Sticker Emote
  • Gisa Sticker Emote

Cost: 1,000 Gems or 5,000 Gold

Eternal Night Full Art Basic Lands

  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Plains
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Plains
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Island
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Island
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Swamp
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Swamp
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Mountain
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Mountain
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Forest
  • Eternal Night Full Art Basic Forest

Cost: 5,000 Gems or 25,000 Gold

Midnight Hunt Borderless Planeswalkers Bundle

Cost: 800 Gems or 4,000 Gold

Borderless Lands Bundle

Cost: 1,000 Gems or 5,000 Gold

Equinox: Harvesttide Styles

Cost: 1,800 Gems or 9,000 Gold

Equinox: Predator Styles

Cost: 1,600 Gems or 8,000 Gold

Card Styles

Now available for purchase through the Deckbuilder:

Depth Art:

Magic Missile
Triumphant Adventurer
Chaos Channeler
Skeletal Swarming
Air-Cult Elemental
Charmed Sleep
Djinni Windseer
Dragon’s Fire
Grim Bounty
Jaded Sell-Sword
Minimus Containment
Planar Ally
Precipitous Drop
Priest of Ancient Lore
Spoils of the Hunt
Valor Singer
Yuan-Ti Fang-Blade
Barrowin of Clan Undurr
Bruenor Battlehammer
Farideh, Devil’s Chosen
Gretchen Titchwillow
Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker
Kalain, Reclusive Painter
Krydle of Baldur’s Gate
Shessra, Death’s Whisper
Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll
Trelasarra, Moon Dancer
Clever Conjurer
Find the Path
Kick in the Door
Shortcut Seeker
Veteran Dungeoneer
Ebondeath, Dracolich
Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant
Inferno of the Star Mounts
Iymrith, Desert Doom
Old Gnawbone
Asmodeus the Archfiend
Cave of the Frost Dragon
Delina, Wild Mage
Den of the Bugbear
Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar
Hall of Storm Giants
Hive of the Eye Tyrant
Lair of the Hydra
Nadaar, Selfless Paladin
Varis, Silverymoon Ranger
Black Dragon
Blue Dragon
Green Dragon
Red Dragon
White Dragon


Arborea Pegasus
Barrowin of Clan Undurr
Blink Dog
Clattering Skeletons
Cloister Gargoyle
Dire Wolf Prowler
Displacer Beast
Gelatinous Cube
Goblin Javelineer
Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker
Hulking Bugbear
Loathsome Troll
Nadaar, Selfless Paladin
Neverwinter Dryad
Ochre Jelly
Rimeshield Frost Giant
Rust Monster
The Tarrasque
Underdark Basilisk
Varis, Silverymoon Ranger
Westgate Regent

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