MTG: Arena Announcements, September 8, 2021

It’s time once again for us to review Wizards of the Coast’s weekly MTG Arena announcements bulletin, where the company gives us a quick review of what’s happening with the client and sometimes announces all-new information.

Bonus Codes

This week, Wizards is putting a highlight on the two codes that they have given out to players for free as a thanks for our “patience during this major update process.” For anyone out of the loop, the update being referred to is the backend changes that were performed on the client along with the release of Jumpstart: Historic Horizons, which has caused a number of problems that are still being worked out.

All players can redeem the code PARCELMYR to receive a free gift (see here for more details), and also the code SCALEUP to receive 3,000 Set Mastery XP until September 15 at 2:00p Pacific Time (more details).

The Arena Open

Wizards has also included some details about the upcoming Arena Open which will be taking place this weekend. The format will be Historic, with both best-of-one and best-of-three play options available. Day one of the two-day event begins on Saturday, September 11 at 6:00a Pacific. Players who qualify for day two will have to sign up between 6:00a and 8:00a Pacific in order to compete for potential cash prizes up to $2,000.

Innistrad Preorders Continue

Wizards gave us most of the details on the preorder bundles for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt last week. Now, they’ve filled in the blanks. Two preorder bundles are available: one which features an Arlinn theme and is intended for constructed players, and another which features Wrenn and Seven and includes tokens for draft.

Please see below for the full details on the Arena Open and preorders from Wizards. Additionally, you can find an updated schedule of events for MTG Arena at the very bottom of the page.

MTG Arena Announcements, September 8, 2021

Stabilization Continues, Plus a Gift Code

Last week’s patch bought many fixes and stability improvements to MTG Arena. As a thank you for your patience during this major update process, redeem the code PARCELMYR to claim several gifts!

Redeem the code before it expires on September 15 at 8 a.m. PT by logging into your account at myaccounts.wizards.com, or in the desktop app on the Store tab.

Midweek Magic Bonus Mastery XP

The Midweek Magic bonus Mastery experience points (XP) will be granted with the promo code SCALEUP. Redeem the code for 3,000 Set Mastery XP by logging into your account at myaccounts.wizards.com, or in the desktop app on the Store tab.

The “ScaleUp” promo code may be redeemed for 3,000 Set Mastery experience points (XP) beginning on September 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PT. The code expires on September 15, 2021 at 8 a.m. PT. Limit of one (1) code redemption per MTG Arena account. The code is not case sensitive. Void where prohibited.

Arena Open This Weekend, September 11 & 12

Bring your favorite Historic deck to the next Arena Open, which kicks off September 11. The Historic format has had some exciting additions, including the release of Jumpstart: Historic Horizons, and Arena Open gives you the opportunity to show your skills and compete for up to $2,000!

Day 1 of Arena Open begins on Saturday, September 11, at 6 a.m. PT with Best-of-One and Best-of-Three events. Play to earn a qualification token for entry to the Day 2 events.

Day 2 is Sunday, September 12, and features Traditional Historic Best-of-Three events for the top prizes. If you earned a Day 2 qualification token during Day 1, sign up during entry window from 6–8 a.m. PT—don’t be late for signup!

Get complete details on the September 2021 Arena Open event page.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Preorders Available Now

Preorder bundles are on sale now in the MTG Arena Store. Innistrad: Midnight Hunt arrives on September 16, so get your order in before they’re gone. Purchase one—or both!—bundles:

Arlinn Pack Bundle

$49.99 / €49.99

  • The Moon’s Fury card sleeve (available when purchased) MTG Arena card sleeve of The Moon's Fury
  • 50x Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Store Packs (available upon set release)
  • 1x Arlinn card, plus its depth art card style (available upon set release)

Wrenn Play Bundle

$49.99 / €49.99

  • Wrenn and Seven card sleeve (available when purchased) MTG Arena card sleeve of Wrenn and Seven
  • The Jailer pet (available when purchased) The Jailer MTG Arena pet
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Set Mastery (available upon set release)
  • 3x Player Draft tokens (available upon set release)
  • 1x Sealed token (available upon set release)
  • 1x Wrenn and Seven card, plus its card style (available upon set release)

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons Continues

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is here and runs until October 14. Pick from themed packet lists to assemble a deck, and start playing right away. Cards included in packets are either new to MTG Arena or use existing card versions available, and cards from your chosen packets will be added to your collection.

Entry is 2,000 gold or 400 gems. Each of your first two wins awards a rare or mythic rare individual card reward (ICR) from Jumpstart: Historic Horizons.

You can play with a deck as long as you like, and when you’re done, you can resign. You can try new packets and decks plus earn more ICRs after you resign by paying and rejoining to play again.

Events Schedule

Midweek Magic

Quick Draft

  • August 27–September 17: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
  • September 17–October 1: Strixhaven: School of Mages
  • October 1–15: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Other Events

  • August 26–October 14: Jumpstart: Historic Horizons
  • September 3–16: Tinkerer’s Cube
  • September 3–16: Traditional Tinkerer’s Cube
  • September 11: Arena Open Day 1
    • Historic (Best-of-One) or Traditional Historic (Best-of-Three), both options available
  • September 12: Arena Open Day 2 (requires qualification token from Day 1)
    • Traditional Historic (Best-of-Three)

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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1 Response

  1. Aradyn says:

    Is it just me or did their “bug fixed” and stabilization cause more bugs and destabilize more than it fixed? Customer support even got destabilized… After not getting SEVERAL rewards, they simply respond with, can you prove it? (now that all the trackers have been disabled). As a $$$ player, I am afraid to buy packs at this point because there is no way of “proving with a screen shot” that you didn’t get something =(