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Weekly Blog - November 15, 2022

THE BROTHERS' WAR ON MAGIC ONLINE

Our latest set, The Brothers’ War, has its events going live today! Check out the dedicated article to learn all about everything new with the release:
  • The Brothers’ War boosters and Commander decks, plus the TRANSFORMERS Bundle – on-sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time (18:00 UTC) today!
  • Updates to the MTGO Store
  • Updates to Events
    • BRO Constructed Leagues and Limited Leagues start at 10 a.m. PT today
      • Including a Best-of-One Draft League
    • Adjustments to some Standard, Vintage, and Pauper events
  • Updates to Treasure Chests - adding 40 cards from the Commander backlog
    • Treasure Chests update at 10 a.m. PT today!
  • The latest suite of avatars
  • Alternate Play Schedule

TRANSFORMERS BUNDLE ON SALE TODAY​

Your favorite Autobot and Decepticon characters make their debut in a special, unique-to-MTGO Universes Beyond offering – the TRANSFORMERS Bundle! For $24.99, all 15 regular-style, non-foil cards in the set can become part of your Magic Online collection for use in Legacy, Vintage, Commander, and Freeform formats – Optimus Prime, Starscream, Megatron, and more.

Each card in the Bundle features two modes between which a TRANSFORMERS character can appear – Bot Mode and Alt Mode. Both sides have powerful abilities, many of which cause the card to convert. The More Than Meets the Eye mechanic permits the card’s controller to have it enter in Alt Mode for an alternate cost.

Cards in the TRANSFORMERS Bundle will not be made available in Treasure Chests, and the Bundle is only available until the release of Phyrexia: All Will Be One in January – be sure you don’t miss out!

TRANSFORMERS, its Characters (Optimus Prime, Starscream, Megatron, etc.), Autobots, Decepticons, More Than Meets The Eye, and Robots in Disguise are trademarks of Hasbro and © TOMY [used with permission].

THE BROTHERS' WAR COMMANDER DECKS ON-SALE TODAY​

Designed for Commander players of all abilities, two pre-constructed decks go on-sale in the MTGO Store today at 10 a.m. PT. The choices are:
  • Mishra’s Burnished Banner
  • Urza’s Iron Alliance
Each deck sells for $29.99 and can be found in the Featured and Commander tabs in the MTGO store once they are live. For full decklists and other details, click here.

MOCS SEASON 3 ENDING SOON​

It is close to that time again – if you have at least 40 Season 3 Qualifier Points, be sure to participate in one of these events in November before those QPs expire.
  • This weekend: Modern and Pioneer Showcase Challenges
  • Next weekend: Standard and Legacy Showcase Challenges
  • November 27-30: Modern, Pioneer, and Legacy Last Chance Events
    • LCEs require 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points in addition to 40 QPs
    • Standard LCEs will be added to the schedule – more details next week.

SHOWCASE CHALLENGES ARE BACK THIS WEEKEND​

Qualifying for the next set of MOCS Showcase Qualifier events in December reaches its conclusion over the next two weekends with four more Showcase Challenge events. First up:
  • Modern – Saturday, November 19 at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC)
  • Pioneer – Sunday, November 20 at 6 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC)
Each Showcase Challenge can be joined with 40 Season 3 Qualifier Points. The Top 8 finishers in each event earn an Entry Token usable for that format’s next Showcase Qualifier.

DOMINARIA UNITED REDEMPTION - EXTENDED DELAY​

Unfortunately, there are still delays in getting product to our facility and to get the process started for selling Dominaria United redemption sets. The estimated date the Tokens will be available in the MTGO Store is now Tuesday, November 29.

Follow us @MagicOnline or in the Forums for any updates to the on-sale date, and for those waiting to order, thank you for your patience.

NEXT DOWNTIME JANUARY 25, 2023​

The next scheduled downtime is planned for Wednesday, January 25, 2023 beginning at 9 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC). This is for the implementation of Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
 

Maintenance - November 9, 2022

Magic Online has entered scheduled downtime. It is expected to last three hours until 12 noon Pacific (20:00 UTC).

Reminder: Constructed Leagues are extended to Tuesday, and Treasure Chests do no change until Tuesday.
 

Weekly Blog - November 8, 2022

THE BROTHERS' WAR ON MAGIC ONLINE

Our latest set, The Brothers’ War, will be live soon. Check out the dedicated article to learn all about everything new with the release:
  • The Brothers’ War boosters and Commander decks, plus the TRANSFORMERS Bundle – on-sale next Tuesday
  • Updates to the MTGO Store
  • Updates to Events
    • Extension to existing Constructed Leagues to November 15
    • Limited Leagues start next Tuesday (including a Best-of-One Draft League)
    • Adjustments to some Standard, Vintage, and Pauper events
  • Updates to Treasure Chests - adding 40 cards from the Commander backlog
  • The latest suite of avatars
  • Alternate Play Schedule – including Supreme Pioneer Chaos something or other …
  • Downtime Tomorrow

PIONEER CHALLENGER DECKS 2022 ON-SALE TOMORROW

Designed for players to get their start in the non-rotating Pioneer format, four pre-constructed decks go on-sale in the MTGO Store tomorrow following downtime. The choices are:
  • Dimir Control
  • Orzhov Humans
  • Gruul Stompy
  • Izzet Phoenix
    • Due to Expressive Iteration’s ban in Pioneer, the MTGO version of Izzet Phoenix swaps in 1 Pieces of the Puzzle and 1 Fiery Impulse
Each deck sells for $24.99 and can be found in the Featured and For New Players tabs in the MTGO store once downtime is complete.


THRONE OF ELDRAINE DRAFT LEAGUE STARTS TOMORROW

Our plane of fairy tales returns to the spotlight – the Throne of Eldraine Draft League starts tomorrow following downtime and lasts until Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (18:00 UTC) - one day shorter than normal.

This is a keep-the-cards League, so it has the usual entry options of 12 Event Tickets, 120 Play Points, or 3 ELD boosters + 2 Event Tickets.


INNISTRAD FLASHBACK ENDS TOMORROW

The annual spooky-themed Flashback to the plane of Innistrad is back – even if it’s a tad later than normal. Draft with classic build-arounds of Burning Vengeance and Spider Spawning, or embrace the transformational power of Werewolves.

This 3x Innistrad Phantom Draft League closes tomorrow at downtime, so be sure to get your games in before the League is gone!


QUALIFIERS THIS WEEKEND

Ready to earn your spot in the next round of tabletop Regional Championships? Your next chance to do so comes this weekend. Four qualifications are on the line between these two events:
  • Pauper Qualifier – Saturday, November 12 at 7 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC)
  • Vintage Qualifier – Sunday, November 13 at 7 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC)
Each Super Qualifier can be joined with 40 Season 3 Qualifier Points. The Top 2 finishers in each event earn an invitation to the Regional Championship served by their country of residence early next year.



DOMINARIA UNITED REDEMPTION - EXTENDED DELAY

Unfortunately, there are still delays in getting product to our facility and to get the process started for selling Dominaria United redemption sets. The estimated date the Tokens will be available in the MTGO Store is now Tuesday, November 29.

Follow us @MagicOnline or in the Forums for any updates to the on-sale date, and for those waiting to order, thank you for your patience.


PATCH NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 9

  • Bring to Light will correctly cast the exiled card without requiring a mana payment.
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer will also correctly not require a mana payment to cast the exiled card (and allows alternative payments).
  • In the Account Settings view, billing and shipping addresses will be hidden by default.

NEXT DOWNTIME TOMORROW

The next scheduled downtime is planned for Wednesday, November 9 beginning at 9 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC). This is for the implementation of The Brothers’ War – note that events including that set do not begin until November 15. Check out the dedicated article for more.
 

Weekly Blog - November 1, 2022

November 1, 2022 - Blog highlights and link

CONGRATS WORLD CHAMPION NATHAN STEUER!

Magic Online congratulates Nathan Steuer on becoming the newly-crowned World Champion of Magic: The Gathering! Steuer, a two-time winner in the past year of MTGO’s top tournament – the MOCS Showcase – bested a field of 31 other competitors in Las Vegas to take home $100,0000, invitations to the next year of the highest-level in-person events, and the right to be featured on a card in an upcoming set. Read all about it at magic.gg.

ISSUE WITH MTGO STORE

We are aware of an ongoing issue with the MTGO Store. When you click Checkout, some users are redirected to mtgo.com rather than our web-based payment processing site. Our team is continuing to work towards a fix on that.

There is a workaround: If you minimize the browser window (rather than closing it), then click Checkout again, the browser will point to the correct website.

If you still have trouble, contact our team at help.mtgo.com

INNISTRAD FLASHBACK STARTS TOMORROW

The annual spooky-themed Flashback to the plane of Innistrad is back – even if it’s a tad later than normal. Draft with classic build-arounds of Burning Vengeance and Spider Spawning, or embrace the transformational power of Werewolves.

This 3x Innistrad Phantom Draft League starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT and runs for a week. Entry options are 10 Event Tickets, 100 Play Points, or 2 Innistrad boosters + 2 Event Tickets. Note: cards will not be added to players’ collections.

MAGIC 30 CUBE ENDS FRIDAY

Presented as a part of last weekend’s Magic 30 Festival in Las Vegas, Magic designer Carmen Handy debuts the Magic 30 Cube! This will be a recurring Cube offering that runs alongside the multi-day tabletop celebrations this year and next year.

SHOWCASE CHALLENGES BACK THIS WEEKEND

The second half of qualifying for the next set of MOCS Showcase Qualifier events in December starts this weekend with two more Showcase Challenge events.
  • Standard – Saturday, November 5 at 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC)
  • Legacy – Sunday, November 6 at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC)
    • Note: This Sunday is the end of Daylight Savings Time for the year in the Americas. Be sure to set your clock back an hour on Saturday night if this applies in your region.

THE BROTHERS' WAR ON MTGO ARTICLE NEXT WEEK

Be sure to check out MTGO.com next Tuesday, November 8, for details on the next Standard release, The Brothers’ War.
 

Weekly Blog - October 25, 2022

October 25, 2022 - Blog highlights and link

TRANSITION TO DAYBREAK COMPLETE!
The Magic Online team pulled off one of the biggest behind-the-scenes projects in years last Tuesday when we transitioned the game from Wizards of the Coast’s servers to Daybreak Games. A hearty congratulations goes to the MTGO crew!

MAGIC 30 CUBE STARTS TOMORROW!
Presented as a part of this weekend’s Magic 30 Festival in Las Vegas, Magic designer Carmen Handy debuts the Magic 30 Cube! This will be a recurring Cube offering that runs alongside the multi-day tabletop celebrations this year and next year.

CUBE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CUBECON CARTOGRAPHIA
Catch the Cube Spotlight Series offering from John Terrill before it leaves MTGO tomorrow morning.
Explore the lands with CubeCon Cartographia! This cube is offered as both a league and single-elimination draft queue with entry options of 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points.

FOUR QUALIFIER EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!
With World Championship XXVIII happening this weekend, MTGO presents a fearsome foursome of Qualifier events in two of the formats featured there – Standard and Limited.

ETERNAL WEEKEND RETURNS TO MTGO DECEMBER 10-11!
The great autumnal tradition celebrating Legacy and Vintage formats – Eternal Weekend – returns to Magic Online in December!

To read more about these topics and more, CLICK HERE!
 

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