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MTG Arena Announcements, June 23, 2021: AFR Preorder Details Revealed

This morning, Wizards of the Coast announced that tomorrow, June 24, will be start of preorders for the upcoming set Adventures in the Forgotten Realms on Magic Arena. Details for two preorder bundles were announced, including packs, sleeves, and more. The first bundle features art from the card Lolth, Spider Queen, and contains 50 packs for constructed players. The second is targeted at draft players and features sleeves of the character Ellywick (card being previewed tomorrow, June 24), as well as draft tokens and a special dragon pet. We’ll get some more previews of the set tomorrow, with the full preview season starting a few days later on June 29, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, there are a few other announcements highlighted in today’s post. Chromatic Cube begins this Friday, June 25, although specifics on the cube are still quite limited. In addition, a reminder that Jumpstart will be ending on Arena on July 8, and Ikoria Turbo Draft will be kicking off June 26 (see here for event details and guide).

You can find the original post from Wizards of the Coast below, including a complete schedule of Arena’s upcoming events, and full details on the prize structure for the current ranked season which ends on June 30.

MTG Arena Announcements, June 23, 2021

Preorder Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Tomorrow!

Preorders begin Thursday, June 24, for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the Magic and Dungeons & Dragons crossover set players have been waiting for! Bundles will be available to purchase in the MTG Arena Store.

Lolth Pack Bundle

  • Spider Queen sleeve (available when purchased)
  • 50x Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Store Packs (available on July 8)
  • Lolth, Spider Queen card, plus depth art card style (available on July 8)
Lolth, Spider Queen card sleeve image

Ellywick Play Bundle

  • Ellywick sleeve (available when purchased)
  • Ebondeath black dragon pet (available when purchased)
  • Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Set Mastery Pass (available on July 8)
  • 3 Player Draft Tokens (available on July 8)
  • 1 Sealed Token (available on July 8)
  • Ellywick Tumblestrum card, plus depth art card style (available on July 8)
Ellywick Tumblestrum card sleeve image
Ebondeath black dragon pet from MTG Arena

(You can catch the preview for the Ellywick card tomorrow, June 24, from our friends at Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. Later, you’ll get to meet Ebondeath over at Dragon+ on June 29!)

Chromatic Cube Starts June 25

The newest cube in MTG Arena opens for play tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 8. This cube focuses on being in lots of colors and having lots of mana! Compete in both Best-of-One and traditional Best-of-Three matches.

Stop by this Friday for full details!

The End of Jumpstart Is Fast Approaching

You still have time to play Jumpstart now through July 8! Play with the same themed 20-card packets and the same card swaps made for the previous MTG Arena release.

Cards in each packet you select become part of your collection. Plus, each packet contains a basic land card with art that is exclusive to Jumpstart—you can only get these in Jumpstart!

Check out the full Jumpstart details and decklists on MTG Arena for more.

Dates: June 4–July 8, 2021
Entry: 2,000 gold or 400 gems
Rewards: One Jumpstart rare or mythic rare individual card reward for each of your first two wins
Event Record: Play as much as you like! Resign when you want.

Want to change up your deck? After resigning, you may pay the entry and select different packets to play again!

Turbo Draft Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths June 26–29

Turbo Draft Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths opens June 26 and runs just four days until June 29. Draft cards against bots—so no time limit for selecting cards—to build a 40-card deck, and then get ready for turbocharged matches!

Each player gets an emblem with “Spells you cast cost {5} less,” reducing the generic mana costs of spells (color mana costs are not reduced). This also applies to casting spells with mutate!

Buckle up for high-powered, high-speed gameplay with some of the biggest monsters in MTG Arena!

Upcoming Events

FNM at Home

  • June 25: No Limits
  • July 2: Historic Artisan
  • July 9: No specific FNM at Home event; submit a screenshot of your play in any event in MTG Arena to your local game store!

Quick Draft

  • June 11–25: Theros Beyond Death
  • June 25–July 9: Strixhaven
  • July 9–23: Zendikar Rising

Other Events

  • June 4–July 8: Jumpstart
  • June 19–25: 100-card Historic Brawl Fest
  • June 25–July 8: Chromatic Cube
  • June 25–July 8: Traditional Chromatic Cube
  • June 26–29: Turbo Draft Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

June Ranked Season

The June 2021 Ranked Season ends on June 30, 12 p.m. PT (19:00 UTC).

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