MTG: Arena Announcements, November 3, 2021

We’re deep into previous season for Innistrad: Crimson Vow, the upcoming Magic set that will be released on Arena one week from tomorrow on November 11! This week’s MTG Arena Announcements has some info about the preorder bundles, now live, and a couple of other events that will be coming up on the client. Below, we’ll provide you with a quick rundown on everything from this week’s bulletin.

Two new sleeves are available through the preorder bundles.

Crimson Vow Preorder Bundles

Last week, the announcements detailed the contents of both preorder bundles: the Pack Bundle, which is intended for Constructed players and includes fifty boosters, and the Play Bundle, which includes four total draft tokens and the new blood bat pet. Both bundles are available for pre-purchase now. Click here to see the details.

Crafter’s Challenge Event Coming November 5

Also in today’s bulletin is the announcement of a new All Access event coming to Arena this weekend from November 5-8. In this event, players will be able to play any Standard-legal deck even if they don’t have the cards in their collection. The entry fee will be 2,000 gems, and players will compete in best-of-one matches playing until seven wins or three losses.

Prizes include lots of wildcards in addition to the gem rewards. See below for the full reward structure:

WinsRewards
7 wins2,500 gems + 4 rare wildcards + 2 mythic rare wildcards
6 wins2,000 gems + 4 rare wildcards + 1 mythic rare wildcard
5 wins1,500 gems + 2 rare wildcards + 1 mythic rare wildcard
4 wins1,000 gems + 2 rare wildcards
3 wins500 gems + 1 rare wildcard
0–2 winsNo rewards

Reminder: Upcoming Special Premier Drafts

As detailed in last week’s announcements, two special drafts will be coming to MTGA for a limited time. Ravnica Mixer, running from October 29-November 5, is going on now and involves drafting one pack each of Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and War of the Spark.

Then, starting on the 5th and running to November 12, Premier Draft: Core Sets will apply the same concept to the three most recent core sets. Players will draft one pack each of Core Set 2019, Core Set 2020, and Core Set 2021.

Click here for additional details.

Wrapping Up

That’s just about everything from today’s announcements. Tomorrow, Wizards will be publishing their monthly State of the Game article, so we’ll be back then with full coverage. In addition, spoilers continue for Crimson Vow, so be sure to stay up-to-date with our spoilers page and don’t forget about our Daily Roundups.

The full text from today’s announcements can be found below, along with a current schedule of MTGA events.

MTG Arena Announcements, November 3, 2021 [Link]

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Preorders on Sale Now

One week from tomorrow, Innistrad: Crimson Vow releases on MTG Arena! These preorder bundles will set you up with packs, player tokens, sleeves, and more:

Pack Bundle

$49.99/€49.99

  • Crimson Bride sleeve (available at purchase) Crimson Bride MTG [card name=
  • 50x Innistrad: Crimson Vow Store Packs (available at set release)
  • 1x Olivia, Crimson Bride (available at set release)
  • 1x Olivia, Crimson Bride depth art card style (available at set release)

Play Bundle

$49.99/€49.99

Purchase one, or purchase both to get it all!

MTG Arena State of the Game

Tune in tomorrow, November 4, for the latest State of the Game article from Jay Parker to get the scoop on what’s coming in MTG Arena.

Crafter’s Challenge All-Access Event

Confident you can do well with a deck, but you just don’t have the wildcards to craft what you’re missing? The Crafter’s Challenge is the event for you.

Crafter’s Challenge is All Access—you can play any legal Standard deck, regardless of whether you have the cards in your collection! It’s a perfect opportunity to try your dream deck builds before investing wildcards to craft what you’re missing.

Crafter’s Challenge is also the perfect event to earn those wildcards you need to craft cards. Perform well and earn wildcard rewards!

Crafter’s Challenge Event Details

Dates: November 5–8

Structure: Best-of-One matches, up to 7 wins or 3 losses

Entry: 2,000 gems

Rewards:

WinsRewards
7 wins2,500 gems + 4 rare wildcards + 2 mythic rare wildcards
6 wins2,000 gems + 4 rare wildcards + 1 mythic rare wildcard
5 wins1,500 gems + 2 rare wildcards + 1 mythic rare wildcard
4 wins1,000 gems + 2 rare wildcards
3 wins500 gems + 1 rare wildcard
0–2 winsNo rewards

Additional Premier Drafts

We have two special Premier Drafts—one happening right now, and one coming up—that you won’t want to miss. Both events are player drafts with timers and Best-of-One matches. Entry for each is 10,000 gold or 1,500 gems.

Premier Draft: Ravnica Mixer

October 29–November 5

Draft one pack each of Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and War of the Spark.

WinsRewards
7 wins2,200 gems + 6 Guilds of Ravnica packs
6 wins1,800 gems + 5 Guilds of Ravnica packs
5 wins1,600 gems + 4 Guilds of Ravnica packs
4 wins1,400 gems + 3 Guilds of Ravnica packs
3 wins1,000 gems + 2 Guilds of Ravnica packs
2 wins250 gems + 2 Guilds of Ravnica packs
1 win100 gems + 1 Guilds of Ravnica pack
0 wins50 gems + 1 Guilds of Ravnica pack

Premier Draft: Core Sets

November 5–12

Draft one pack each of Core Set 2019, Core Set 2020, and Core Set 2021.

WinsRewards
7 wins2,200 gems + 6 Core Set 2019 packs
6 wins1,800 gems + 5 Core Set 2019 packs
5 wins1,600 gems + 4 Core Set 2019 packs
4 wins1,400 gems + 3 Core Set 2019 packs
3 wins1,000 gems + 2 Core Set 2019 packs
2 wins250 gems + 2 Core Set 2019 packs
1 win100 gems + 1 Core Set 2019 pack
0 wins50 gems + 1 Core Set 2019 pack

Event Schedule

Midweek Magic

Quick Draft

  • October 29–November 12: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • November 12 – November 26: Zendikar Rising
  • November 26 – December 10: Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Qualifier Weekend

  • November 6: Day 1 Qualifier Weekend (must have Qualifier Badge earned through previous play)
    • Traditional Historic format
  • November 7: Day 2 Qualifier Weekend (must qualify through Day 1 event)
    • Traditional Historic format
    NOTE: Daylight Savings Time in the US ends on November 7 at 2 a.m. PT. Clocks are set back one hour. You must sign up for Day 2 between 6 a.m.–8 a.m. PT, or 14:00–16:00 UTC.

Other Events

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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