MTG: Arena Announcements, November 10, 2021

Happy Wednesday everybody, and welcome to this week’s installment of the MTG Arena Announcements. Each week, Wizards of the Coast publishes a news column detailing all of the upcoming excitement in the world of MTG Arena.

Today’s announcement comes just one day before the newest set, Innistrad: Crimson Vow, is released on Arena and MTGO. You can find all of the card previews below:

Much of the announcements are centered on the upcoming release and new offers available in the store. Below, we’ll provide you with a quick summary of all of the new information from the announcements bulletin, and you’ll find the full post from Wizards at the bottom of the page.

Crimson Vow Releases on Arena Tomorrow; New Cosmetics Available in the Store

As mentioned above, the full Crimson Vow set arrives on MTG Arena tomorrow, Thursday, November 11. In addition to the spoilers gallery linked above, you can also find more information about the set and its integration into Arena in last week’s State of the Game article.

In addition to the packs and preorder bundles which were covered in previous announcements, two new cosmetics bundles will be going on sale: a sticker bundle which includes three new sticker emotes, and the Crimson Vow dual land bundle which grants card styles for all five of the new dual lands. Either bundle can be purchased for 5,000 gold or 1,000 gems.

New Stickers:

Animated Sorin toasting with a glass of blood
Olivia Voldaren throwing open her arms with blood petals behind her
Voldaren wedding invitation exploding into GG, for good game

Dual Land Cosmetics:

Five Innistrad: Crimson Vow dual lands borderless card styles

Crimson Vow Limited Events

As with every new set, Premier Draft and Traditional Draft for Crimson Vow will also be kicking off tomorrow. Sealed Crimson Vow and Traditional Sealed will also be available starting tomorrow and running until December 3.

Reminder: New Jump In! Packets and Changes to Draft Pods

To accompany Crimson Vow and the changes it will be bringing to Standard, Wizards will also be adding ten new themed packets to the pool of the Jump In! event featuring the new cards. You can check out the packets that are being added on the official event page.

Another change that will be coming to the client with this update concerns Draft Pods. Players will no longer be able to see the other players’ names or avatars in their draft pods. Wizards says that this is to accommodate the December Arena Open which will be featuring the Draft format.

Both of these changes were originally detailed in the State of the Game; see here for more info.

Wrapping Up

And that just about covers it for the MTG Arena announcements on the eve of Crimson Vow! The original full text of the Announcements is embedded below for your convenience. At the bottom, you can find an up-to-date full schedule of upcoming MTGA events.

MTG Arena Announcements, November 10, 2021

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Arrives Tomorrow!

Get ready for the newest set coming to MTG Arena tomorrow, November 11, by reading up on all the set’s details and exploring the new cards in these articles:

New Store Offerings for Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Store packs go on sale tomorrow, November 11, for Innistrad: Crimson Vow, plus new bundles:

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Sticker Bundle

5,000 gold or 1,000 gems

  • Three Innistrad: Crimson Vow stickers
Animated Sorin toasting with a glass of blood
Olivia Voldaren throwing open her arms with blood petals behind her
Voldaren wedding invitation exploding into GG, for good game

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Dual Land Bundle

5,000 gold or 1,000 gems

  • Five dual land card styles
Five Innistrad: Crimson Vow dual lands borderless card styles

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Events

Start playing with the new cards and building your collection in these events, beginning tomorrow with the release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow:

  • Premier Draft Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • Traditional Draft Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • Sealed Innistrad: Crimson Vow (until December 3)
  • Traditional Sealed Innistrad: Crimson Vow (until December 3)

New Jump In! Packets Added

We’re extending and updating Jump In! with the release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow. Ten new packets featuring Innistrad: Crimson Vow cards can appear as options to choose when creating your 40-card deck! Check out the new packets added to Jump In!

You can find Jump In! by selecting the Play button in MTG Arena.

Changes to Visibility of Other Players in Draft Pods

Coming in this week’s release is a change to the way player drafts are shown. Player names and their avatars will no longer be displayed in your pod during a draft.

Event Schedule

Midweek Magic

  • November 9–11: One for All
  • November 16–18: Phantom Bot Draft

Quick Draft

  • November 12 – November 26: Zendikar Rising
  • November 26 – December 10: Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Arena Open

  • December 4: Day 1 (open to all players)
    • Format: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft, Best-of-One and Best-of-Three matches
       
  • December 5: Day 2 (must qualify during Day 1 to participate)
    • Format: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Traditional Draft, Best-of-Three matches

Other Events

  • November 19–22: Standard Metagame Challenge
  • November 24–28: The Gathering
  • November 26–29: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Constructed
  • November 29–December 9: Wedding Crashers

November 2021 Ranked Season

The November 2021 Ranked Season begins October 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on November 30 at 12 p.m. PT (19:00 UTC).

  • Bronze reward: 1 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt pack
  • Silver reward: 1 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt pack + 500 gold
  • Gold reward: 2 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Dissipate card style
  • Platinum reward: 3 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Dissipate card style + Fateful Absence card style
  • Diamond reward: 4 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Dissipate card style + Fateful Absence card style
  • Mythic reward: 5 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Dissipate card style + Fateful Absence card style

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