Changes To Pauper Leagues, Last Chance Qualifiers, And More Coming To Magic Online

Read up on the latest updates and events for Magic Online

Urza's Tower
Urza’s Tower, illustrated by Mark Poole

Daybreak Games have released their weekly update article for Magic Online, detailing upcoming events, game changes, and more.

Pauper League Update

The entry cost for Pauper Leagues was initially going to be changed from 10 tickets to six as of July 5, however this change is being scrapped and the current League has been extended through September 5.

Premier Play

Qualifier Points for the current season expire next week. These are the remaining events that accept Season 2 QPs:

  • The LTR Limited Qualifier this Friday, June 30
  • The last round of Showcase Challenges
    • Pauper/Legacy this weekend: July 1-2
  • The Last Chance events July 2-5
    • Additional events will be created for Pauper Last Chance

Limited Qualifier – June 30

  • Format: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Sealed Deck with Top 8 Draft.
  • Start time: 7 AM PT
  • Entry: 40 MOCS Season 2 Qualifier Points

MOCS Showcase Challenges

  • July 1: Pauper Showcase Challenge
    • Start time: 8 AM PT
    • Entry: 40 Season 2 Qualifier Points
  • July 2: Legacy Showcase Challenge
    • Start time: 8 AM PT
    • Entry: 40 Season 2 Qualifier Points

Last Chance Events

Entry to these events is both 40 Qualifier Points plus either 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points.

DayTime PTTime UTCFormat
Saturday3 PM22:00Pauper
MondayMidnight and 7 PM07:00 and 02:00*Pioneer
Monday7 AM and 3 PM14:00 and 22:00Modern
Monday11 AM18:00Legacy
Monday5 AMNoonPauper
Tuesday3 AM and 11 AM10:00 and 18:00Modern
Tuesday1 PM and 11 AM20:00 and 6:00*Pauper
Tuesday7 AM and 3 PM14:00 and 22:00Pioneer
Tuesday7 PM02:00*Legacy
Wednesday3 AM10:00Legacy

Alternate Play Schedule

  • June 20-July 5 – Best-of-One Draft league with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
  • July 5-12 – Supreme Draft (Phantom)
  • July 12-19 – Commander Legends draft (Keeper and Phantom)
  • July 20-26 – Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Flashback Draft (Phantom)
  • July 26-August 3 – Magic 30 Cube

Format Challenges

12:00 AM  Vintage Challenge
1:00 AM 32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 AM Pauper Challenge 
4:00 AM 32-Player Legacy ChallengeModern Challenge
6:00 AM 32-Player Standard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 AM Modern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 AM Vintage ChallengePauper Challenge
12:00 PM 32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 PM Pioneer Challenge32-Player Standard Challenge
4:00 PM32-Player Limited Challenge  
6:00 PMModern ChallengeModern Challenge 

Store Outage

The MTGO store will be unavailable June 28 from 6 AM to 10 10 PT. The rest of the game’s functions will operate as normal.

Patch Notes – June 22, 2023 Hotfix

  • Shire Shirriff and Invasion of New Capenna now can’t select opponents’ tokens/creatures to sacrifice (even though the sacrifice was impossible).
  • If Sauron, the Necromancer was the ring-bearer and was removed from the battlefield, its end step trigger will correctly exile the created token.
  • The Add Lands button in LTR Limited has reverted to use the normal frame basic lands.
  • Outdated descriptions of the contents of Jumpstart boosters have been corrected.

Patch Notes – June 28, 2023

  • In Collection, searching for specific words within quotes will return only cards matching all words.
    • Searches not using quotes still works as a Boolean OR command – returning all cards containing any of the words.
  • Coalition Relic’s trigger will correctly only add mana if a charge counter is removed.
  • Cards with Fading will correctly be sacrificed to the upkeep trigger if no counters remain.

Scheduled Downtime

The next downtime will be Wednesday, July 12, from 9 AM to noon PT

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