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MTG: Arena Announcements, October 20, 2021

Every Wednesday, Wizards of the Coast publishes a list of announcements detailing everything that’s coming up on the client. We’re going to give you a quick summary of the contents of the bulletin, and the full text from Wizards can be found at the bottom of the page.

Recent Hotfix

A patch that was released on the client last Friday fixed the following two bugs according to Wizards:

  • Wins and losses for Mythic players in Limited will no longer fail to register in their drafts.
  • Jump In! will no longer lock the course after a packet is selected.

Midnight Hunt Draft Challenge Begins Friday, October 22

The Innistrad: Midnight Hunt draft challenge will be coming to MTG Arena this weekend in the form of best-of-three Traditional Draft featuring the latest set. Entry will cost either 3,000 gems or 20,000 gold, and players will continue until they reach either six wins or two losses. Prizes include packs and as many as four player draft tokens; see below for details:

WinsRewards
6 wins4 Player Draft tokens + 20 packs
5 wins3 Player Draft tokens + 15 packs
4 wins3 Player Draft tokens + 10 packs
3 wins2 Player Draft tokens + 6 packs
2 wins1 Player Draft token + 3 packs
1 win1 Player Draft token
0 winsNo rewards

Halloween Bundle Discount and Jump In!

The Halloween cosmetics bundle, which includes a pet and card sleeve, is temporarily discounted to 3,000 gems from 3,600, so grab it now if you’re interested in showing off some holiday spirit. Additionally, the Jump In! event that brings Jumpstart into the Standard format with themed packets continues on the platform. We covered this in last week’s announcements and you can find the packet themes and content over at our Jump In! event guide.

Harvest Bash Event Begins Friday

Also covered in previous MTG Arena announcements is the upcoming Harvest Bash, the second of two fall-themed festivals to come to the platform. This time, the format will be singleton decks, and players will have the “Gift Bag” emblem:

At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one that hasn’t been chosen—

  • Create a Treasure token
  • Create a Clue token
  • Create a Food token

Entry for the Harvest Bash will cost 2,500 gold or 500 gems, and one entry will earn you as much play as you like until the event ends. Rewards for the event are Equinox card styles from Midnight Hunt. Additionally, the following cards are banned in the event: Galazeth Prismari, Omnath Locus of Creation, and Yasharn, Implacable Earth.

Wrapping Up

That covers everything from the announcements this week! You can find the full post below, which includes an updated schedule of upcoming events on Arena at the bottom..

MTG Arena Announcements, October 20, 2021

Last Friday’s Hotfix

We released a hotfix this past Friday that took care of two bugs:

  • Wins and losses for Mythic players in Limited will no longer fail to register in their drafts.
  • Jump In! will no longer lock the course after a packet is selected.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Draft Challenge

This is the high-level Best-of-Three Limited competition you’ve been looking for! The Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Draft Challenge starts on October 22 and runs through October 25.

Format: Traditional Draft (Best-of-Three) Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Entry: 3,000 gems or 20,000 gold

Structure: Play until 6 wins or 2 losses

Rewards:

WinsRewards
6 wins4 Player Draft tokens + 20 packs
5 wins3 Player Draft tokens + 15 packs
4 wins3 Player Draft tokens + 10 packs
3 wins2 Player Draft tokens + 6 packs
2 wins1 Player Draft token + 3 packs
1 win1 Player Draft token
0 winsNo rewards

Discounted Halloween Bundle!

Celebrate the season of frosty pumpkins and other chilling things by picking up a Halloween pet and sleeve—and save on gems in the MTG Arena Store! The gem price is now just 3,000 gems, discounted from the regular 3,600 gems.

Happy Halloween!

Jump In! Happening Now

If you enjoyed Jumpstart, you’ll love Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Jump In! that’s happening right now. Select two themed packets of Standard-legal cards, and then try out playstyles in the Standard format without a heavy focus on deckbuilding—just jump in and play!

New players, Jump In! is a fun next step as you build your play experience, card knowledge, and your collection of cards. Add Standard-legal cards to your collection while mastering them in live matches.

Plan your packet picking: check out the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Jump In! packet lists to see what you can get.

Play as many matches as you like and resign when you’re done. Want to try more packets and add more cards to your collection? Pay the entry and rejoin Jump In! to pick fresh packets for a totally different experience!

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Jump In! Event Details

  • Entry: 1,000 gold or 200 gems
  • Format: Jump In! Standard—pick two packets and play a combined deck with added basic lands.
  • Structure: Play as many games as you wish, resign when you’re done. You may pay the entry and rejoin to select new packets and play again.
  • Rewards: First win awards an uncommon individual card reward (ICR), with a 5% upgrade chance to rare or mythic rare.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Harvest Bash

The fall festivities continue October 22–26 with Harvest Bash, which means you have another chance to grab some awesome equinox card styles!

Build a Singleton deck to make the best use of the Gift Bag emblem:

At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one that hasn’t been chosen—

  • Create a Treasure token
  • Create a Clue token
  • Create a Food token

Format: Singleton w/emblem

Entry: 2,500 gold or 500 gems

Structure: Play as much as you want until the event ends

Rewards:
Earn equinox card styles for these cards:

Banned cards:

Get all the details in the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Harvest Festival event article.

Events Schedule

Midweek Magic

Quick Draft

  • October 15–29: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
  • October 29–November 12: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Qualifier Weekends

Other Events

  • October 22–25: Draft Challenge Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 22–26: Harvest Bash
  • October 29–November 5: Premier Draft: Ravnica Mixer—draft one pack each of Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegience, and War of the Spark
  • November 5–12: Premier Draft: Core Sets—draft one pack each of Core Set 2019, Core Set 2020, and Core Set 2021.

October 2021 Ranked Season

The October 2021 Ranked Season begins September 30 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on October 31 at 12 p.m. PT (1900 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 + Chaplain of Alms card style
  • Platinum reward: 3 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Chaplain of Alms card style + Burn Down the House card style
  • Diamond reward: 4 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Chaplain of Alms card style + Burn Down the House card style
  • Mythic reward: 5 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs + 1,000 gold + Chaplain of Alms card style + Burn Down the House card style

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 (1900 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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