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MTG: Arena Announcements, February 2, 2022

Today is Wednesday, which means Wizards of the Coast has published another of their once-weekly MTG Arena Announcements blog posts. In this continuing series, Wizards gives the community an update on things that are happening on the Arena client. Over the past week, the focus of the MTG world has been on the ongoing preview season for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, which releases on Arena Friday, February 11.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the spoilers, you can find all of the spoilers from each day on our Daily Roundup series:

You can also find all of the currently available previews over on our main Neon Dynasty spoilers hub.

With so much hype and attention on the new Neon Dynasty cards, there are no major changes or big news stories that were announced in today’s bulletin. Rather, most of the Arena Announcements for today are reminders of information that was first presented in last week’s announcements, but we’ll give a quick overview of those reminders below.

Incoming Bug Fix: Rebalanced Card Styles

There is one new piece of information from today’s bulletin that may be of interest to players who have been trying out the new Alchemy format: card styles that players have purchased or unlocked are apparently unable to be applied to Alchemy and Historic cards that have been rebalanced. Wizards now says this is an unintended bug, and that card styles will be compatible with the rebalanced versions after a fix rolls out with the Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty update on February 10.

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Preorders Continue until February 10

Last week, Wizards of the Coast unveiled the full details of the three preorder bundles for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty right as they went on sale. Today, Wizards reminds us that the three bundles will be available right until the day before the set releases, Thursday, February 10.

We went through all of the specifics of the bundles in last week’s post, but we’ll go over them quickly here:

The Wanderer Play Bundle:

  • “The Wandering Emperor” sleeve (unlocked on purchase)
  • Fifty Neon Dynasty packs on set release
  • One copy of The Wandering Emperor on set release
  • “The Wandering Emperor depth art card” on set release (card cosmetic)

Kaito Play Bundle:

  • Kaito sleeve (unlocked on purchase)
  • “Folded koi” pet (unlocked on purchase)
  • Three player draft tokens on set release
  • One sealed draft token on set release
  • One copy of Kaito Shizuki on set release
  • Kaito Shizuki “depth art card” on set release (card cosmetic)

Pompon-chan Cosmetic Bundle:

  • Pompon-chan pet
  • Pompon-chan sleeve
  • Three Pompon-chan stickers

Double Feature Draft Continues Until February 10

Double Feature, a draft environment that combines Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow, is live now on Arena and will be continuing until the Neon Dynasty update on February 10. We’ve got a great guide for interested players that will help give you a sense of the unique limited format:

Apparently, there is also a bug affecting the entry rewards for the event. Each entry is supposed to unlock a different Dracula card art style; however, no card styles are being granted for entries after the first. Wizards says that each entry after the first will reward two card styles as compensation for the issue, but that the styles won’t be granted until after the update ends the Double Feature event on February 10.


That covers all of the main points from today’s announcements – next week, we’ll be returning just before the release of Neon Dynasty and there should be more info about the set and related events at that time. Concerning today’s announcements, you’ll find the full text of Wizard’s original post embedded below, which also includes a schedule of events and details on the February ranked season.

MTG Arena Announcements, February 2, 2022

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Preorder Bundles Available until February 10!

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty preorder bundles are available right now in MTG Arena! But they’re only here until February 10, so be sure to get yours now before they’re gone.

The Wanderer Pack Bundle

$49.99/€49.99

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The Kaito Play Bundle

$49.99/€49.99

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  • Kaito Shizuki sleeve (available immediately upon purchase)
  • Folded koi pet (available immediately upon purchase)
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Set Mastery Pass (granted upon set release)
  • 3x Player Draft Tokens (granted upon set release)
  • 1x Sealed Draft Token (granted upon set release)
  • 1x Kaito Shizuki card (granted upon set release)
  • Kaito Shizuki depth art card style (granted upon set release)

Pompon-Chan Cosmetic Bundle

Also available in the MTG Arena Store is the Pompon-chan cosmetic bundle! You’ll get all of these immediately upon purchase:

  • Pompon-chan pet
Pompon-chan pet
  • Pompon-chan sleeve
Pompon-chan sleeve
  • 3x Pompon-chan stickers
Pompon-chan sticker 1
Pompon-chan sticker 2
Pompon-chan sticker 3

Double Feature Draft

Now through February 10, join in a monster of a draft event, featuring a special blend of both Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow cards. In the Double Feature Draft, you can also get Dracula card styles!

Note: We’re aware of the bug that causes only a single card style to be offered. We’ll be granting two card styles to accounts for each entry beyond the first as an upgrade for the inconvenience. These will be granted during the week after the release of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty on February 10.

Bug Fix Coming: Card Styles on Rebalanced Cards

There is a bug that prevents card styles from being applied to rebalanced cards, and we want to assure players that card styles should and will work with rebalanced cards. A fix is in the works to correct this issue and will be released with the launch of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty on February 10.

Upcoming Arena Open Schedule

We have more Arena Opens coming up, so mark your calendars for these dates over the next few months:

  • February 26–27: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Limited (Day 1: Sealed, Day 2: Draft)
  • April 16–17: Historic

Event Schedule

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events begin on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and end on Thursdays at 11 a.m. PT.

  • February 1–3: Historic All Access—ENDS TOMORROW (Thursday)!
  • February 8–10: Cascade
  • February 15–17: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Phantom Bot Draft
  • February 22–24: Blast from the Past
  • March 3–5: Alchemy All Access

Quick Draft

  • January 21–February 4: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • February 4–11: Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures of the Forgotten Realms
  • February 11–25: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • February 25–March 11: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • March 11–25: Innistrad: Crimson Vow

QualifierWeekend

Learn more on the Qualifier Weekend information page.

  • February 5: Day 1 (must qualify through previous play)
    • Format: Traditional Historic (Best-of-Three)
  • February 6: Day 2 (must qualify during Day 1 to participate)
    • Format: Traditional Historic (Best-of-Three)

Other Events

  • January 28–February 10: Double FeatureDraft
    • Combines cards from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow
    • Dracula card styles will be awarded after the event ends.
  • February 10–March 4: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)

February 2022 Ranked Season

The February 2022 Ranked Season begins January 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT (20:05 UTC) and ends on February 28 at 12p.m. PT (20:00 UTC).

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