As announced on MTG Arena’s State of the Game earlier today, the monthly game update will be arriving on March 12. This comes along with Historic Anthology 2 and Historic ranked queues, messaging between friends, new emotes, and other cool new features. In the article, a bunch of screenshots and videos were uploaded to showcase the new features of the update, and a keen-eyed reddit user u/megaRammy spotted an interesting item among those.
The monthly update is expected to welcome a bunch of new items and temporarily say goodbye to others in MTG Arena’s Store, and one of the bundles are the Unsanctioned Basic Lands! These types of lands are highly sought after among players, starting with the Unglued Basic Lands (rewards from events), Zendikar Full Art Basic Lands (previous store item) and most recently the Nyx Basic Lands from Theros.
MTG Arena’s Community Manager Megan confirmed this and sent a screenshot to megaRammy for them to share to the community. As shown in the previous screenshot, this offer will be available for purchase from the in-game Store for 2500 Gems. They look amazing, and I’m sure we will see many players showing these off.
This follows the new Daily Deals section of the Store, which I can assume would have been a huge success so far judging by the community responses (though they would still be tinkering with numbers in this initial phase). I am more happy with MTG Arena’s monetization strategy going for awesome cosmetics like these ones.
On a sidenote, we are also working on a Database section for MTG Arena Zone, where we will be posting all the known cosmetics (such as Avatars and Sleeve), events and assets in the game. Expect to see an announcement soon!
What is Unsanctioned?
Unsanctioned is a recently released tabletop Magic product that is designed for fun, casual play and may have features and text that feature mechanics that would be impossible to print in a normal Magic: The Gathering expansion.
Stretch the limits of what Magic cards can do. Take two 30-card decks, shuffle them together, and watch the absurdity unfold! Duel friends using different deck combinations for unreal replayability.