MTG Arena Announcements: August 3, 2022 – Summer Sale, Gladiator, and More
In this week’s MTG Arena Announcements, we have information on the upcoming Summer Sale to go live tomorrow, which will run from August 4, 2022 to August 17, 2022. Bling up your decks with some brand new and sweet looking cosmetics MTG Arena has never seen before!
As we also gear up for the release of Dominaria United on September 1, we get a nice variety of events scheduled for August. Coming up next week, Gladiator is MTG Arena’s fan-made format that has been around for a long time and will be featurd in its own event from August 11 to August 14. Similar to Historic Brawl, you get to build a 100-card singleton deck with any of the cards in MTG Arena, except there are no Commanders.
For Limited lovers, we also get the return of Arena Cube, Kaladesh Remastered Premier Draft, and Amonkhet Remastered Premier Draft.
As always, check out the full post by Wizards of the Coast below!
Table of Contents
- MTG Arena Summer Sale!
- Community Spotlight: Gladiator, August 11–14
- Mythic Constructed and Limited Leaderboard Issue
- Multiple Bug Fixes
- Arena Championship 1 Leaderboard Is Live
- Event Schedule
- Premier Play Schedule
- August 2022 Ranked Season
- Follow MTG Arena Social
MTG Arena Summer Sale!
The MTG Arena Summer Sale begins tomorrow and continues through Wednesday, August 17! Personalize your decks, avatars, and stickers with cool new and returning cosmetics with bundles like these:
Tokyo Lands Bundle
- Five Tokyo full-art basic lands
Rule the Room Bundle
- Arcanis the Omnipotent sleeve
- Queen Marchesa sleeve
- Brimaz, King of Oreskos sleeve
- Savra, Queen of the Golgari sleeve
Special Guest: Matt Jukes
- Glacial Fortress card style
- Drowned Catacomb card style
- Dragonskull Summit card style
- Rootbound Crag card style
- Sunpetal Grove card style
Stop by the MTG Arena Store from August 4–17 for these and other amazing bundles!
Community Spotlight: Gladiator, August 11–14
Try out the fan-made format known as Gladiator in MTG Arena and score some individual card rewards! From August 11 through August 14, Gladiator will be available to play—with no entry cost!—so you can see why it’s such a popular way to play Magic.
Learn more about the Community Spotlight: Gladiator event, and then drop in on the Weekly MTG Twitch stream on Thursday, August 11, at 2:30 p.m. PT for a discussion of the format between host Blake Rasmussen and one of the major contributors to the Gladiator format, Ben Wheeler.
Mythic Constructed and Limited Leaderboard Issue
Last week, we encountered an issue that caused the Mythic Constructed leaderboard to work off incorrect player standings. After further investigation, we have found a similar issue that also impacted the Mythic leaderboard for ranked Limited play shortly after the release. You can read more on this and the adjustments we’ll be making in the update to the July 2022 MTG Arena Ranked Season article.
Multiple Bug Fixes
Several updates and bug fixes were implemented with the 18.0 release—check out the patch notes for those if you haven’t yet!
Arena Championship 1 Leaderboard Is Live
You can now view the leaderboard of players qualified for the 2022 Arena Championship. You can find this leaderboard from standings pages by selecting the season dropdown and choosing “Arena Championship 1.”
Events open at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.
- August 5–8: Historic Metagame Challenge
- August 11–15: Community Spotlight: Gladiator
- August 12–September 1: Arena Cube (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
- August 5–19: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
- August 19–September 2: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate
- September 2–15: Streets of New Capenna
Additional Premier Drafts
- August 2–7: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
- August 7–12: Streets of New Capenna
- August 22–27: Kaladesh Remastered Premier Draft
- August 27–September 1: Amonkhet Remastered Premier Draft
Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT.
- August 9–11: Historic Artisan
- August 16–18: Omniscience
- August 23–25: Future Alchemy (All Access)
- August 30–September 1: Last Call (All Access)
Premier Play Schedule
All times listed are Pacific time (UTC -7).
Note: The format for the August Qualifier Play-In and Qualifier Weekend events has been updated to Alchemy. For full details, see the event pages linked below.
Qualifier Play-In Events
Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to Qualifier Weekend events.
- Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
August 13, 6 a.m.–August 14, 6 a.m.
- Format: Alchemy
- Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
August 19, 6 a.m.–August 20, 3 a.m.
- Format: Alchemy
Qualifier Weekend Events
Day One and Day Two events close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC 15:00) each day.
Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship held in the fourth quarter of 2022.
- Qualifier Weekend
August 20, 6 a.m.–August 21, 4 p.m.
- Format for both days: Alchemy
- This is the last Qualifier Weekend before the upcoming Arena Championship!
August 2022 Ranked Season
The August 2022 Ranked Season begins July 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on August 31 at 12 p.m. PT (19:00 UTC).
- Bronze Reward: 1 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate pack
- Silver Reward: 1 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate pack + 500 gold
- Gold Reward: 2 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Ambition's Cost card style
- Platinum Reward: 3 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Ambition's Cost card style + Thayan Evokers card style
- Diamond Reward: 4 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Ambition's Cost card style + Thayan Evokers card style
- Mythic Reward: 5 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Ambition's Cost card style + Thayan Evokers card style
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