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MTG Arena Announcements: November 21, 2022 – BRO Arena Open This Weekend!

After a series of MTG Arena announcement articles full of updates coming alongside the release of the new Standard-legal set The Brothers' War on November 15, this week's brief bulletin covers the Arena Open and a free to play Gladiator event.

Wizards of the Coast just published their latest announcement bulletin for Magic: The Gathering Arena. After a series of announcement articles chock full of updates coming alongside the release of the new Standard-legal set The Brothers’ War on November 15, this week’s updates are brief.

We get an overview of the various events coming to the client for the rest of November and through December. Notably, there is an All-Access Gladiator event coming to the game from November 24-28. Like other events of this type, you’ll be able to build any deck you want that fits Gladiator’s Historic 100-card Singleton deckbuilding restrictions. The event is free to enter, too!

We can also look forward to another Arena Open weekend from November 26-27. Day 1 will be Bo1 or Bo3 Sealed, while Day 2 features Bo3 The Brothers’ War Drafts. Please note that Day 2 now consists of two drafts with different entry times.

Check out the full slate of announcements below for details on the Open, other upcoming events on Arena, and a short list of bug fixes coming to the client. You can also find The Brothers’ War Limited articles on our site from some of the game’s top drafters.

The Gathering: Gladiator All Access November 24–28

Enjoy “the gathering” part of Magic November 24–28! Gladiator, the popular fan-created format, returns for this fun and casual event. Gladiator is a 100-card Historic Singleton format, and this event is All Access! Access cards that aren’t in your collection to build your dream decks—or try Gladiator deck builds from others. The possibilities are wide open.

And best of all, there’s no entry cost to play Gladiator All Access! So, take some time to gather with players and friends to chill and play Magic on MTG Arena!

This Weekend – Arena Open: The Brothers’ War Mixed Limited

The Arena Open is back this weekend, November 26–27, featuring The Brothers’ War Limited formats! Day 1 offers Best-of-One and Best-of-Three The Brothers’ War Sealed matches, while Day 2 matches will be The Brothers’ War Player Drafts—two of them, with Draft One at the start of the day and Draft Two following it.

Everyone who enters will receive The Brothers’ War sleeve:

The Brothers' War sleeve Arena Open entry reward

The structure of Day 2 will be a little different this time, so visit the Arena Open: The Brothers’ War article for complete details!

Bug Fixes!

We’ve stomped out several bugs for tomorrow’s release!

  • Equinox card styles from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt will no longer cause cards to lose their text.
  • Ward on Phyrexian Fleshgorger will no longer double charge players.
  • The Golden Packs meter will no longer get stuck in an animation.
  • The Brothers’ War Mastery purchase option that includes +10 levels will no longer incorrectly show Dominaria United
  • Mishra's Bauble will now appear in draft packs.

Event Schedule

Events open at 8 a.m. PT and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

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 (UTC-08:00).

  • November 22–24: Standard
  • November 29–December 1: Jump In!
  • December 6–8: Explorer All Access
  • December 13–15: Into the Future

Quick Draft

  • November 11–25: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • November 25–December 9: The Brothers’ War
  • December 9–23: Streets of New Capenna Planeshifted Quick Draft

Other Events

Premier Play Schedule

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-08:00).

Qualifier Play-Ins

Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to that month’s Qualifier Weekend events.


  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    December 3, 6 a.m. PT–December 4, 6 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    December 9, 6 a.m. PT–December 10, 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00)
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed

Qualifier Weekends

Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship 1 held in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Qualifier Weekend Day One and Day Two events open to entries at 6 a.m. PT and close to new entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00) each day. You must enter within this two-hour window—late entries cannot be accommodated.


  • Qualifier Weekend
    December 10, 6 a.m. PT–December 12, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: The Brothers’ War Sealed (Best-of-Three)

Arena Open

The Arena Open Day 1 entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00).

Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-08:00).

  • Arena Open November 26–27
  • Day 1, November 26: The Brothers’ War Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    All participants will receive The Brothers’ War card sleeve.
  • Day 2, November 27: The Brothers’ War Player Draft
    There are two Player Draft events on Day 2. Visit the Arena Open article for details on the updated Draft Two structure!

November 2022 Ranked Season 

The November 2022 Ranked Season begins October 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends on November 30 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-08:00).

  • Bronze Reward: 1 The Brothers’ War pack  
  • Silver Reward: 1 The Brothers’ War pack + 500 gold  
  • Gold Reward: 2 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style 
  • Platinum Reward: 3 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zonecard style  
  • Diamond Reward: 4 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zonecard style  
  • Mythic Reward: 5 The Brothers’ War packs + 1,000 gold + Obstinate Baloth card style + Blast Zonecard style

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Nicholas "INickStrad" Price is a writer and competitive Magic player from Manila, Philippines. He has played in high level events on paper, MTGO, and Arena, and spends his time drafting the latest set and improving at Constructed formats.

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