Update on the Zendikar Rising Full-Art Basic Land Promotion

Zendikar Rising Full Art Island

Wizards of the Coast has provided a clarification and update on the Zendikar Rising Quick Draft and the full-art basic land promotion, which runs until October 15, 2020. On the September 2020 State of the Game and 1.12.00 Patch Notes, it had been stated word for word as follows, with no specification on the type of draft rewarding the lands:

“Until Oct 15, 2020 get bonus Full-Art Basic Lands with ZNR pack booster bundles or on entry into any Zendikar Rising Draft or Sealed event. There are 15 total Full-Art Basic Lands to collect, and the system prevents players receiving any duplicates. Available on the 6x, 15x, 45x and 90x ZNR booster pack bundles.”

The Quick Draft Zendikar Rising has been live since October 2 and many players generally wait for the event to come around for new sets to augment their collection as it has a cheaper entry cost and has a safer reward structure compared to the Premier and Traditional Draft events. There has also been some inconsistency in which some players who requested refunds for the entry fee of the draft have been granted and some did not. Players who submitted a support ticket regarding this issue received a response similar to the following.

For comparison, we can also see that the event splash screens do not have the promotion icon as seen below:

Today Wizards have released the following statement clarifying that Quick Drafts are not part of the promotion, with compensation granting up to 3 Full Art Basic Lands for all players using the code ZendikarLands (now added to the codes list):

Hello everyone,

With Zendikar Rising Quick Draft now available for players, many of you have noticed that this event is not a part of our full-art basic land promotion alongside other Zendikar Rising limited events. While this was always our intended design and the promotion is not advertised in-game on the Zendikar Rising Quick Draft event page, we could have done a better job communicating this disparity in our game related updates (namely the September State of the Game and 1.12.00 patch notes).

Since this has led to a fair amount of confusion and frustration for our players, we’re going to be doing a couple of things to hopefully help rectify the situation:

  • First and foremost, all players can use the code ZendikarLands to receive up to three* full-art basic lands from Zendikar Rising (limit 1 per account). No event entry or pack purchase required.
    • *Same rules as the event promotion, including duplicate protection; this code only redeems for ZNR full-art basic lands, so if you’ve already collected all 15 you can still redeem the code, but you won’t receive supplementary rewards. If you’ve collected 14, you’ll receive one, 13 you’ll receive two, etc.
  • We will be updating both the patch notes and September State of the Game shortly to further clarify which events will reward the full-art lands.
  • While the event promotion is only available until October 15, the ZendikarLands code will be redeemable until the release of Kaldheim on MTG Arena.

We apologize for the misunderstanding and we’ll make sure we do a better job disclosing what in-game promotions are available where in the future. As a final note, please do not contact support requesting a Zendikar Rising Quick Drafts refund or additional rewards because you did not receive a promotional full-art land upon entry, as this is “working as intended” and isn’t considered part of our refund policy.

Terence

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