The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Preorders Starting! MTG Arena Announcements – October 23, 2023

The weekly MTG Arena Announcement post has been published by Wizards of the Coast! Here’s the roundup of everything that is happening and upcoming on MTG Arena! The other big news is that Magic: The Gathering is collaborating with Marvel for Universes Beyond – which you can check the news out in a separate article here.

The countdown to the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan on MTG Arena has begun!

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan logo text


The Lost Caverns of Ixalan launches on MTG Arena November 14, but previews kickoff tomorrow, October 24, with The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Debut. Watch it on our Twitch and YouTube channels beginning at 9 a.m. PT!

We’ll be talking about the new set, showing a hoard of new cards, discussing mechanics, and more. Don’t miss it!


The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Debut starts at 9 a.m. PT on Twitch and YouTube Magic channels

Preorders open tomorrow, October 23, following the update. Pick from three bundles that fit the way you play.



Available at purchase:

  • Saheeli sleeve

Debut reveal on
October 24

Available at release (November 14):

  • 50 The Lost Caverns of Ixalan packs
  • 5 Golden Packs
  • Saheeli depth art card style
  • Saheeli card

Debut reveal on
October 24



Available at purchase:

  • Vito sleeve

Debut reveal on
October 24

Available at release (November 14):

  • 2x Player Draft tokens
  • 1x Sealed token
  • 5x Play-In Points
  • Vito depth art card style
  • Vito card

Debut reveal on
October 24



Available at purchase:

  • Quintorius Kand sleeve

Debut reveal on
October 24

Available at release (November 14):

  • The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Mastery Pass
  • Quintorius Kand depth art card style
  • Quintorius Kand card

Debut reveal on
October 24


Tune in to watch your favorite Magic streamers on Twitch and YouTube as they dive into The Lost Caverns of Ixalan beginning at 10 a.m. PT on November 9. They’ll be opening packs, discussing new cards, and playing matches with the new set.


If you’re a Magic content creator interested in the Streamer Event, you may be able to join in the fun! If you’re interested, reach out to us using the contact info for your location below to let them know.

(Please note, not all applicants will receive a response. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)


As part of our ongoing efforts to unify card printings and card styles, we’ve made updates to our Preferred Printing feature as part of tomorrow’s release. Card styles will appear alongside printings in the Preferred Printing menu, meaning all visualizations of a card are all found in the same place.

Screenshot showing the card Opt with several of its printings

Not only does this make it easier to find the visualization you want, but it also means that you can finally favorite card styles themselves. Favoriting any visualization can be done the same way as before: by selecting the favorite heart icon on the printing or style you prefer.

Screenshot showing the selected heart icon to favorite a particular card visualization

Your decks will now default to the printing or style you’ve chosen. You can do this for any style in your collection!

Here are some additional notes about this feature:

  • Just as with card printings, you’ll need to have a style in your collection order to be able to favorite it.
  • Card styles abide by the “Collected” and “Not Collected” filters in the deck builder’s Advanced Filters menu just like printings do. Switching to “Not Collected” will allow you to see styles for the card that are not in your collection.
  • As part of this change, the “Styles” button has been removed from the deck builder. To apply a style to the cards in your deck, either favorite it or add to your deck; that style will then be applied to all its base printings.


Fight for your fairy-tale ending: Arena Open Wilds of Eldraine Limited October 28–29

The Arena Open returns October 28–29! Compete on Day 1 in Wilds of Eldraine Sealed matches for your invitation to Day 2 events—and claim the Mak Fawa sleeve just for participating!

Mak Fawa sleeve in MTG Arena

Entry Reward: Mak Fawa Sleeve

Perform well on Day 1, get your invitation, and return on Day 2 for the high-stakes showdown where you could win $2,000 and an invitation to the November Qualifier Weekend—if you can overcome your challengers!


Always Watching card art by Chase Stone

Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Limited events are open right now until November 1!

Earlier this year we had four different flavors of Shadows over Innistrad Remastered events that aimed to mix up the Limited formats, and with this return we’re using the most popular of those Shadows of the Past themes, Fatal Flashback!

You’ll find these Shadows over Innistrad Remastered events:

  • Best-of-One Sealed Deck
  • Premier Draft
  • Best-of-Three Draft

These events include a dash of sinister spice: Fatal Flashback! Shadows of the Past theme cards. Each Shadows over Innistrad Remastered pack will contain a card from the Fatal Flashback! Shadows of the Past card list.Check out all the cards in the digital-only Shadows over Innistrad Remastered set, which brings together select cards from the original Innistradblock: InnistradDark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored.


Play in the Alchemy Ladder Deck Showcase Midweek Magic event, October 24–26

Take preconstructed Alchemy decks out for a spin in this week’s Midweek Magic event! Running from Tuesday, October 24, at 2 p.m. PT, until Thursday, October 26, at 2 p.m. (UTC-7:00), select from five different competitive Alchemy decks and test them out on the Alchemy Ladder. Change decks as often as you want to find the one you like best!


If you haven’t visited the MTG Arena Store, be sure to stop by to see the new cosmetics from two of your favorite movies: The Evil Dead and The Princess Bride!

The Princess Bride sleeves in MTG Arena
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Events open at 8 a.m. PT on their starting dates (excluding Midweek Magic) and close to entries at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00) on the ending date shown unless otherwise noted.


Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. PT and close to new entries on Thursdays at 2 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00).

  • October 24–26: Alchemy Ladder Deck Showcase
  • October 31–November 2: Innistrad: Crimson Vow vs. Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Phantom Sealed
  • November 7–9: Brawl Showcase
  • November 14–16: Alchemy


  • October 24–November 7: Phyrexia: All Will Be One
  • November 7–23: Dominaria United
  • November 23–December 5: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
  • December 5–22: Wilds of Eldraine


  • October 17–31: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered: Fatal Flashback
  • October 17–31: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered: Fatal Flashback Best-of-One Sealed
  • October 3-–November 5: Extra Life Historic Precon Brawl
  • November 2–14: Historic All Access, Basically No Bans!
  • November 2–14: Chromatic Cube
  • November 23–29: Festival (coming soon!)
  • November 29–December 5: Festival (coming soon!)


All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-07:00).


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

Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to upcoming Arena Championship events.

Qualifier tokens are delivered to your MTG Arena inbox. Remember to claim them before the event starts!


  • Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-One)
    November 11, 6 a.m. PT
    • Format: Historic
  • Qualifier Play-In (Best-of-Three)
    November 17, 6 a.m. PT–November 18, 3 a.m. PT
    • Format: Historic
  • Qualifier Weekend
    November 18, 6 a.m. PT–November 19, 4 p.m. PT
    • Format: Historic


The Arena Open Day One entry window begins at 6 a.m. PT and closes to new entries the following day at 3 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00). The Day Two entry window is 2 hours only, from 6 a.m. PT until 8 a.m. PT (UTC-07:00).

  • Arena Open: Wilds of Eldraine Limited
    • October 28: Day One, Wilds of Eldraine Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
      Day One entry reward: Mak Fawa sleeve
    • October 29: Day Two, Wilds of Eldraine Draft (Best-of-Three)
  • Arena Open: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Limited
    • November 25: Day One, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
    • November 26: Day Two, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Draft (Best-of-Three)


The October 2023 Ranked Season begins September 30 at 12:05 p.m. PT and ends October 31 at 12 p.m. PT (UTC-07:00)

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Wilds of Eldraine pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Wilds of Eldraine pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Glass Casket card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Glass Casket card style + Bramble Familiar card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Glass Casket card style + Bramble Familiar card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Wilds of Eldraine packs + 1,000 gold + Glass Casket card style + Bramble Familiar card style

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