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2022.22.0 Patch Notes – Explorer Anthology 2 and Alchemy: The Brothers’ War Update

Find out everything new with MTG Arena's latest update, including all the new cards for The Brothers' War.

The full patch notes for the MTG Arena Alchemy: The Brothers’ War and Explorer Anthology 2 game update brings new cards, more stuff to buy, and as always, a bunch of fixes and improvements. For further information about the update and upcoming events, check out our dedicated set guides, Release Notes (previously State of the Game) and the weekly Announcement. You can now claim free packs for each set in your Player Inbox – no more codes to fiddle around with!

The game should now be fully functional after some issues with the server and draft queues not functioning. Please report any issues directly to Wizards of the Coast Support and visit the MTG Arena Status to check the status of current issues.

Game Update Highlights

  • Alchemy: Brothers’ War is here! New Alchemy packs, events, and cosmetics are now available!
    • Purchases of Alchemy: Brothers’ War packs move the Golden Pack meter just like purchases of Brothers’ War packs do 
  • Explorer Anthology 2 arrives! A collection of 24 powerful Explorer cards and cosmetics, including the introduction of Devoid cards and Wastes
  • Player Inbox: A new system to allow us to send messages to all players with information and rewards
    • Check in the top right of the menus (next to the settings gear) to access your inbox
    • All players have an inbox message granting them Wastes
  • New TRANSFORMERS Animating sleeves available in the Store

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a collation bug that could result in Retro Artifacts cards from Brothers’ War packs not respecting duplicate protection
    • We will be sending Inbox Messages next week to all players who lost our on Retro Artifacts cards due to this bug with replacement rares/mythics
  • Fixed a collation bug that could result in players getting only one card from Brothers’ War in their Golden Packs (they would still receive another duplicate-protected rare from Standard)
  • We were registering gameplay loops in some scenarios where players could absolutely take different actions. We’ve made the loop detector a little better at recognizing those situations.

Upcoming MTG Arena Events

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


  • Country Specific Flag Sleeves
    • Several years ago, as part of a limited-time promotion, players were able to obtain card sleeves depicting certain country-specific flags for use in MTG Arena. We feel that this has impacted some players’ ability to enjoy the game. As such, we will soon be restricting how the country-specific cards sleeves appear in game
    • Players who previously acquired these sleeves will still see them in their collection and may still apply them to decks.
    • During matches, only the player who has these card sleeves applied will see them on their deck; it will appear as the default card back to opponents.
    • Players already have or soon will receive 300 gems per flag card sleeve in their collection when this change goes live, regardless of how they originally obtained the sleeve/s.
    • Furthermore, we currently have no plans to make these sleeves available again in-game or through regional promotions.
  • The Play Blade icons have given birth to little text labels for your reading enjoyment.
  • The post match happy/sad survey returns! The quick survey is back and sometimes appears after a match to let you tell us how you felt about it. And remember, this is for science, so please, be honest.
  • We have solved the problems preventing the Matt Jukes lands from working properly. The bundle is now back, and we have performed a mass grant to deliver the lands to prior purchasers.


  • We added Devoid frames and they look sick


Now Available


TRANSFORMERS Animating Sleeves

  • Optimus Prime Animating Sleeve 
  • Blaster Animating Sleeve 
  • Arcee Animating Sleeve 
  • Ultra Magnus Animating Sleeve
  • Ratchet Animating Sleeve 
  • Megatron Animating Sleeve 
  • Starscream Animating Sleeve 
  • Soundwave Animating Sleeve 
  • Blitzwing Animating Sleeve 
  • Cyclonus Animating Sleeve 

Cost: 3,000 gems or 15,000 gold

Alchemist Bundle

  • 20 x BRO Alchemy Boosters

Cost: 3,000 gems or 15,000 gold

Explorer Anthology 2

Cost: 4,000 gems or 25,000 gold

Full Art Wastes Basic Land

  • Full Art Basic Land Wastes

Cost: 500 Gems or 2,500 Gold

Secret Lair: KOZYNDAN Basic Lands

  • KOZYNDAN Full Art Plains
  • KOZYNDAN Full Art Island
  • KOZYNDAN Full Art Swamp
  • KOZYNDAN Full Art Mountain
  • KOZYNDAN Full Art Forest

Cost: 2,500 Gems or 12,500 Gold

Secret Lair: Just Add Milk Sleeves

Cost: 900 Gems or 4,500 Gold

Secret Lair: Time Trouble Two Sleeves

Cost: 900 Gems or 4,500 Gold

Secret Lair: Wizards of the Street Sleeves

Cost: 1,200 Gems or 6,000 Gold

Secret Lair: Meaning of Life Sleeves

Cost: 1,500 Gems or 7,500 Gold

Urzan Sentinel Pet Bundle

Cost: 3,000 Gems or 15,000 Gold

Oracle of the Alpha Avatar Bundle

Cost: 650 Gems or 3,250 Gold

Special Guest: Matt Jukes

Cost: 750 Gems or 3,750 Gold

Alchemy Styles: Armed and Dangerous

Cost: 4,300 Gems or 21,500 Gold

Alchemy Styles: Legendary Heroes

Cost: 4,800 Gems or 24,000 Gold

Alchemy Styles: Struggle for Survival

Cost: 4,400 Gems or 22,000 Gold

Explorer Styles: Into Adventure

Cost: 3,000 Gems or 15,000 Gold

Explorer Styles: Creeping Encounter

Cost: 3,800 Gems or 19,000 Gold

Explorer Styles: Enchanting Journey

Cost: 3,100 Gems or 15,500 Gold

Card Styles

Now available for purchase through the Deckbuilder:

Depth Art:

Kayla’s Kindling
Jarsyl, Dark Age Scion
Crucias, Titan of the Waves
Richlau, Headmaster
Forgefire Automaton
Norn’s Disassembly
By Elspeth’s Command
Penregon Besieged
Fallaji Antiquarian
Tomakul Phoenix
Foundry Groundbreaker
Argothian Uprooting
Legion of Clay
Raddic, Tal Zealot
Yotian Courier
Rusko, Clockmaker
Great Desert Hellion
Urza’s Construction Drone
Gixian Recycler
Warzone Duplicator
Tawnos Endures
Hurkyl’s Prodigy
Piece It Together
Lonely End
Melt Through
Sylvan Smite
Assemble the Team
Argivian Welcome
Perilous Iteration
Patchplate Resolute

Clever Impersonator
Kozilek, the Great Distortion
Sliver Hivelord
World Breaker
Courser of Kruphix
Eerie Interlude
Eidolon of the Great Revel
Eldrazi Displacer
Mana Confluence
Matter Reshaper
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
Soldier of the Pantheon
Thought-Knot Seer
Ethereal Armor
Fiery Impulse
Nylea’s Presence
Satyr Wayfinder
Brave the Elements
Reflector Mage
Rending Volley
Shaman of the Pack
Zulaport Cutthroat 

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug that made the Schemtic Style for Quietus Spike not show up properly
  • Fixed a deckbuilder bug where adding some artifacts from Brothers’ War could make suggest lands add some Plains (regardless of deck color)


  • Using Tamiyo Compleated Sage’s -X on a Saga with Read Ahead was showing missing art in the browser. This has been fixed.
  • Creeping Inn was missing its count badge in the icon tray. This has been fixed.
  • Tibalt, Cosmic Imposter’s rules text got little. It’s big again, thank goodness.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mask of the Jadecrafter to show an improper mana cost for Unearth in Portuguese.
  • RoboQA found a crash where removing all of Torgaar’s abilities perpetually, then bouncing it, then playing it again caused a crash. Thanks RoboQA, you’ve done it again.


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