It has just been announced that MTG Arena’s friends list will be further delayed as the development team addresses scaling issues. The friends list is just one suite of the several social features MTG Arena plans to implement.
Tomorrow’s November game update, with the estimated two hour maintenance planned to start at 8 AM PT (4 PM UTC), will still contain the previously planned changes such as:
- Performance improvements
- Historic Anthology 1 cards
- Historic Launch Event and Ranked Best-of-Three Queue
MTG Arena’s official forums have also made the following post regarding this topic.
The Friends List feature is being delayed from the November game update, scheduled for tomorrow at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC). All other planned features, such as Historic and performance improvements, will still be released as planned.
In our final testing of Friends List, we found scaling issues that we need to address. We apologize for the delay and are working on solving these issues as quickly as possible.
Once we have an updated timeline, we’ll let you know.
Source: NOV 20 – Friends List Delay