MTG Arena Mobile Android Early Access: Release Date and Details
MTG Arena will be coming to mobile for the first time, rolling out in the Google Play Store as an “Early Access” scheme. This will be released at the same time as Kaldheim – on January 28th, 2021!
Some key points:
- Release date: Android Google Play Store on January 28, 2021, after maintenance on MTG Arena when the Kaldheim patch releases.
- Cross-platform support: Individual client settings on the PC and phone (such as Avatar and Pet) may be different across devices, but all progress is saved onto the account. Only one account can be logged in at the same time.
- iOS: Coming “later this year”.
- Specs: The early access app will require more “high end” phones from the last two years or so. The aim is to reduce the specs when the game is fully launched on mobile. For this initial run, Wizards are targeting 30 FPS and one hour of minimum playtime without issues. Having said that, you can risk it by directly downloading the APK of the app even if your device does not officially support it and try it out.
More details are slated to be released with the January 2021 State of the Game. Below is the official announcement from Wizards of the Coast:
Vikings. Gods. Myths. Legends. Mobile.
As foretold, MTG Arena will soon be available in the palm of your hand starting with Android early access on January 28, with additional Android device and iOS support coming later this year.
The app will be accessible to players whose mobile devices meet our planned Android recommended specs, everywhere MTG Arena and the Google Play store are currently available. Our Android early access will include cross-platform support and all cards and formats available in MTG Arena, including the upcoming release of Kaldheim.
We want fans to have fun, enjoyable experiences with the long-awaited mobile version of Magic, and we want to make sure our releases are polished and ready to play. Stay tuned for more information coming later this month in our January State of the Game.
ANDROID RECOMMENDED SPECS
Android Version: 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Graphics API: OpenGL ES 3.0
Texture Compression: ETC2
- Kirin 970 -or-
- Snapdragon 845 -or-
- Exynos 9810
Important Note: Due to the wide variety and variability of Android devices, we are unable to provide a comprehensive list of supported devices. Below is a sample list of known supported devices, assuming standard configuration. Please refer to your phone’s software and system information when checking for compatibility.
|Asus ROG Phone 3||LG G7 ThinQ||Samsung Galaxy A71 5G|
|Asus ROG Phone II||Motorola One 5G||Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|Galaxy Note 10+||OnePlus 6T||Samsung Galaxy S10|
|Google Pixel 3||OnePlus 7 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra|
|Honor Play 4||OnePlus 8||Samsung Galaxy S9|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Oppo Reno 3 Vitality||Sony Xperia XZ2|
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G||Oppo Reno3 5G||Sony Xperia XZ3|
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G||Realme v3||Vivo Y70s|
|Huawei P20 Pro||Redmi 10X Pro 5G||Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra|
|Huawei P30 Pro||Redmi K30 5G Racing|