MTG: Arena Announcements, September 22, 2021

It’s Wednesday again, which means Wizards of the Coast has provided us with an update on all things Magic: Arena via their MTG: Arena Announcements bulletin. With the recent release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt on the client, there isn’t much new information that wasn’t already covered in last week’s announcements – mostly just another update on the ongoing bugfixes taking place in the wake of the recent content additions.

More Bugfixing

Similar to last week, Wizards has included a list of fixes in today’s announcement that will be deployed in a client update tomorrow, Thursday, September 23. Here’s the list provided:

  • Fix for a bug in which Grafted Identity has the wrong art
  • Fix for a bug where dragging a card while viewing the battlefield from a card prompt browser creates a soft lock
  • Fix for a bug that prevents some Limited decks from being edited after initial deck submission

Upcoming Standard Metagame Challenge

Now that the Midnight Hunt is upon us and Standard Rotation has taken place, Wizards is hosting a new Standard Metagame Challenge on Arena that will be taking place this weekend from September 24-27.

The event will take the form of traditional best-of-three matches. It will be a single elimination event, meaning you play until you hit the maximum of seven wins or just one match loss. Entry fees will cost 2,000 gold or 400 gems, and the stakes are pretty high. Check out the following table to see the event’s reward structure:

WinsRewards
7 win5,000 gold + 30 packs
6 wins4,000 gold + 20 packs
5 wins3,000 gold + 10 packs
4 wins2,500 gold + 5 packs
3 wins2,000 gold + 3 packs
2 wins1,500 gold + 1 pack
1 win1,000 gold
0 wins500 gold

Wrapping Up

Other than that, there isn’t much else new to be learned from the announcements this week. See below for the full text of Wizard’s original announcement. Other than what’s covered above, you will find a refresher on the new cosmetic bundles for Midnight Hunt and an updated schedule of Arena events.

MTG Arena Announcements, September 22, 2021

Progress Update

Bugs are being squashed as we continue to work on issues you’ve reported. Tomorrow’s release will have more fixes, including these:

  • Fix for a bug in which Grafted Identity has the wrong art
  • Fix for a bug where dragging a card while viewing the battlefield from a card prompt browser creates a soft lock
  • Fix for a bug that prevents some Limited decks from being edited after initial deck submission

If you become stuck in the deck-building state, please follow this link to contact customer service and complete the form after selecting “Report a problem in your event” from the dropdown.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Available Now!

We return to the bleak plane of Innistrad with the release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, and you can play it now in MTG Arena! New events are live, plus packs and bundles are available in the Store.

If you haven’t already, check out the latest State of the Game article that covers the new set, as well as details on the Standard rotation and renewal rewards.

Store Offers for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is out on MTG Arena, and you can get packs and bundles now in the Store, including:

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Sticker Bundle

  • 1,000 gems or 5,000 gold
Innistrad wolf and rising full moon sticker
Gisa waving hello wielding a zombie hand sticker
Teferi miming no and yes sticker

Eternal Night Basic Land Bundle

  • 5,000 gems or 25,000 gold
  • 10 eternal night basic lands
Eternal night basic lands bundle

Borderless Dual Land Bundle

  • 1,000 gems or 5,000 gold
  • 5 card styles
Deserted Beach dual land borderless card treatment

Plus, lots more!

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Events Open Now

Feed your hunger for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt in these recently added events:

  • Premier Draft Innistrad: Midnight Huntdraft cards and play single matches until you reach seven wins or three losses to earn prizes.
  • Traditional Draft Innistrad: Midnight Huntdraft cards and play Best-of-Three matches for prizes based on how many matches you win.
  • Sealed Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (through October 8)—receive six packs to build a 40-card deck and play single matches until you reach seven wins or three loses to earn prizes.
  • Traditional Sealed Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (through October 8)—receive six packs to build a 40-card deck and play Best-of-Three matches to earn prizes based on wins.

Standard Metagame Challenge This Weekend!

Standard has rotated, Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is out, and it’s time to take those fresh Standard decks to the mat and score some gold and Innistrad: Midnight Hunt packs—the Standard Metagame Challenge returns this weekend, September 24–27!

Event Details

Format:Traditional Standard
Structure: Best-of-Three, up to seven wins with single elimination
Entry: 2,000 gold or 400 gems
Rewards:

WinsRewards
7 win5,000 gold + 30 packs
6 wins4,000 gold + 20 packs
5 wins3,000 gold + 10 packs
4 wins2,500 gold + 5 packs
3 wins2,000 gold + 3 packs
2 wins1,500 gold + 1 pack
1 win1,000 gold
0 wins500 gold

Events Schedule

Midweek Magic

Quick Draft

  • September 17–October 1: Strixhaven: School of Mages
  • October 1–15: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 15–29: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Other Events

September 2021 Ranked Season

The September 2021 Ranked Season begins August 24 following downtime and ends on September 30 at 12 p.m. PT (1900 UTC).

  • Bronze reward: 1 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms pack
  • Silver reward: 1 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms pack + 500 gold
  • Gold reward: 2 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms packs + 1,000 gold + Power Word Kill card style
  • Platinum reward: 3 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms packs + 1,000 gold + Power Word Kill card style + Adult Gold Dragon card style
  • Diamond reward: 4 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms packs + 1,000 gold + Power Word Kill card style + Adult Gold Dragon card style
  • Mythic reward: 5 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms packs + 1,000 gold + Power Word Kill card style + Adult Gold Dragon card style

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