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MTG Arena Announcements: July 27, 2022

In this week’s MTG Arena Announcements, we have the final card list for Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1, both to be released tomorrow on July 28, 2022. The datamined leaks ended up being true and will be shipped with no changes. Each bundle contains 20 new cards for MTG Arena, and will be available until October 5 for 4,000 gems or 25,000 gold.

The biggest news from this announcement is the MTG Arena Summer Sale: Starting Thursday, August 4, until Wednesday, August 17, new cosmetics plus returning favorites in exciting bundles will be available for purchase. Hopefully, players can get their hands on the most popular ones like the John Avon or Theros lands that haven’t been available for quite some time now!

As for events, Arena Open (format is Alchemy Horizons limited) is this weekend, which has a slight twist for day 2 as players will now need to draft twice. Coming up next week is also the Historic Metagame Challenge and the new Arena Cube to follow as we gear up for Dominaria United release on September 1. The August competitive season details are also now up.

As always, check out the full post by Wizards of the Coast below!


Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1 Available Tomorrow

Tomorrow, July 28, both Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1 hit the MTG Arena Store! If you haven’t yet, check out all the cards in Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1. These anthologies open up new deck-building opportunities in both the Historic and the new Explorer formats by adding powerful, iconic, and popular cards from across Magic‘s history.

These anthology bundles will be available only from July 28 until October 5, 2022, so grab yours today.

Arena Open This Weekend!

The Arena Open happens this weekend, July 30–31, with big prizes—up to $2,500 and Qualifier Weekend invitations—plus a new structure for Day 2 events. In past Limited Arena Open events, players who made it to Day 2 would draft a single deck and then play up to nine full matches with it. Although Day 2 is expected to be an intense competition, this many games with a single draft deck made the experience more of a repetitive grind.

To give Day 2 players more potential variety throughout the day, we are changing the structure of this month’s Arena Open Day 2. Learn more in the July 20 MTG Arena Announcements and on The Arena Open page.

And don’t forget, all participants will receive the Baldur's Gate Dragon sleeve!

Baldur's Gate Dragon card sleeve

New and Returning Cosmetics in Summer Sale, August 4–17

The MTG Arena Summer Sale will heat up your decks with deals on cosmetics beginning Thursday, August 4, and running until Wednesday, August 17. We’ll have all the details next week on new cosmetics plus returning favorites you’ll find in exciting bundles, so stay tuned!

Event Schedule

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 12–September 1: Arena Cube (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)

Quick Draft

  • July 22–August 5: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate
  • 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

  • July 28–August 2: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • August 2–7: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • August 7–12: Streets of New Capenna

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT.

  • August 2–4: Explorer
  • August 9–11: Historic Artisan
  • August 16–18: Omniscience
  • August 23–25: Future Alchemy

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.

August

  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    August 13, 6 a.m.–August 17, 6 a.m.
    August 13, 6 a.m.–August 17, 6 a.m.
    • Format: Alchemy
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    August 19, 6 a.m.–August 20, 3 a.m.
    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.

August

Arena Open

Arena Open Day 1 entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC) and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (10:00 UTC).

Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC) until 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC).

  • July 30–31
    • Day 1, July 30: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed
      Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    • Day 2, July 31: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Draft
      Best-of-Three only
      Note: There will be two drafts for the Day 2 Arena Open, with three wins or one loss; check out last week’s announcements to learn how the new structure will work.

For complete details and prizes, visit The Arena Open page.

July 2022 Ranked Season

The July 2022 Ranked Season begins June 30 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on July 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 + Owlbear Shepherd card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Owlbear Shepherd card style + Stroke of Luck card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Owlbear Shepherd card style + Stroke of Luck card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs + 1,000 gold + Owlbear Shepherd card style + Stroke of Luck card style

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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