Magic: The Gathering 2021 Release Schedule
Magic: The Gathering has announced an update to the release schedule for 2021, including more details on the two Innistrad sets later on in the year! While not all of them applies to MTG Arena directly, here is everything we know so far.
- Release date: January 28, 2021
The first main expansion to be released in 2021, Kaldheim is Magic’s take on what a world inspired by Vikings might look like. We have seen glimpses of the world before, most notably via the Planechase card Skybreen.
Strixhaven: School of Mages
- Release date: April 15, 2021
Get your book covers and spell satchels ready: our full reveal and deep dive into Strixhaven: School of Mages kicks off next week, beginning March 25 at 10 a.m. PT. You can catch all the action streaming live at twitch.tv/magic and at the official Magic YouTube Channel!
Learn more about the plane of Arcavios, discover even more wonders of the Mystical Archive inside the Biblioplex, and choose your courses of study as all five colleges recruit the next class of talented mages to explore everything there is to know about Magic.
Here’s the class schedule so you don’t miss any of the coursework Strixhaven has on the way:
- March 25: Preview Kickoff
- April 15: Strixhaven: School of Mages Release on MTG Arena and Magic Online
- April 16–22: Prerelease Week
- April 23: Strixhaven: School of Mages and Commander (2021 Edition) Tabletop Release
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
Releasing on July 16, we begin our journey in Faerûn with Adventures in the Forgotten Realms—the first time we’re bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to a Magic: The Gathering release. Unlike our usual mid-year Core Set release, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms has everything you love about Magic—mixed with the tropes and tools of Dungeons & Dragons for a flavorful and mechanically unique experience for players.
It’s an adventure unlike any you’ve seen in Magic yet!
- June 29: Previews begin
- July 8: Available on MTG Arena and Magic Online
- July 16–18: Webcam Prerelease play through SpellTable beta
- July 16–22: Prerelease Week, including in-store play (where available)
- July 23: Worldwide release
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
Finally, as we close out 2021, we’re headed back to the fan-favorite plane of Innistrad. Our last visit was full of mystery with a twist on cosmic horror, but this time, it’s a return to the roots of what made Innistrad an enduring fan favorite for years.
Packed with even more horror tropes and terrifying monsters, there’s so much to share that it’s not just one but two thematic sets to enjoy. When we revealed “Innistrad Werewolves” and “Innistrad Vampires,” we weren’t quite ready to show off their names.
Now your wait is over.
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt releases September 17 and promises to be a howling good time. By the silvery shine of moonlight, you’ll find plenty of packs to hunt for. What you’ll do if you find a pack of Werewolf creatures—or, more likely, they find you—is entirely another matter. (Good luck!)
Innistrad Crimson Vow
Innistrad: Crimson Vow releases November 19 and is a party unlike any you’ve seen before. This description is only a small bite—just a drop, really—of what to expect: the biggest Vampire wedding in Innistrad history.
Historic Anthology 5
The fifth instalment of Historic Anthology will be arriving to MTG Arena on May 27th, 2021. It will introduce 25 curated cards from Magic’s past to inject directly into the Historic format.
Time Spiral Remastered
- Release date: Q1/Q2 2021
Time Spiral Remastered will be a new way to experience the original Time Spiral block – Time Spiral, Planar Chaos and Future Sight. Similar to Amonkhet Remastered, the set will be curated for draft experience. Unfortunately, it will be a paper and MTG Online only release and will not be available on MTG Arena. One card per pack will be in the old card frame, and three of them were revealed to show what they look like:
Modern Horizons 2
Releasing June 11, Modern Horizons 2 is our follow-up to 2019’s Modern Horizons and second straight-to-Modern set. It brings a host of powerful new toolbox cards, strong themes to try out, and delightful throwbacks directly to Modern—and all your favorite Eternal formats!
This time around, we wanted to delight players excited by higher power level and greater complexity with even more of what they loved in Modern Horizons. Modern Horizons 2 includes awesome frame treatments (that we’re not ready to talk about just yet) and a full range of products for all players to enjoy, including Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, and Prerelease Kits.
Did we mention there’s going to be a Prerelease this time, too? There are new cards, amazing artwork, special frame treatments, and more ways to collect what you enjoy than before—no matter what you like to play, there’s an awesome card for your favorite deck in this set!
- May 20: Weekly MTG reveals
- May 24: Previews begin
- June 2: Full Card Image Galleries
- June 3: Available on Magic Online
- June 11–13: Webcam Prerelease play through SpellTable beta
- June 11–17: Prerelease Week, including in-store play (where available)
- June 18: Worldwide release