Daybreak Games have released their weekly update article for Magic Online, detailing upcoming events, game changes, and more.
Kaladesh Block Flashback Drafts Start Tomorrow
Aether Revolt–Kaladesh Flashback Drafts come to Magic Online tomorrow for the first time. The leagues start at 10 AM PT and cost 10 Event Tickets, 100 Play Points, or 2 Event Tickets combined with either 2 Kaladesh or 2 Aether Revolt boosters.
Alternate Play Schedule
- 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
Freeform Commander Live Now
Players are encouraged to build their own rule-sets by playing with likeminded friends through the buddy system. The format’s only established rules are as follows:
- Decks consist of a minimum of 30 main-deck cards, excluding the designated Commander(s).
- Decks have one or two Commanders, which dictate the deck’s color identity.
- Starting life totals are set at 20 for two-player games, and 40 for three- and four-player games.
- Any card can be a Commander. Note that cards in the command zone can be “cast” but not played, so the only thing a “Land Commander” does is affect the deck’s color identity.
- Multiple copies of any single card are permissible in a deck.
More information on the format can be found here.
All-Access Tokens Continue
All-Access tokens have returned to Magic Online and will run through July 24. The Mythic Event Token can be found in the Magic Online store and purchased for $25, granting players access to almost every card on the client. The tokens turn off at 10 AM PT on July 24.
|DATE||TIME (PT)||TIME (UTC)||EVENT|
|Saturday, July 22||7:00 a.m.||14:00||MOCS Showcase Open|
|Sunday, July 23||7:00 a.m.||14:00||MOCS Showcase Open|
|12:00 AM||Vintage Challenge|
|1:00 AM||32-Player Limited Challenge||32-Player Limited Challenge|
|2:00 AM||Pauper Challenge|
|4:00 AM||32-Player Legacy Challenge||Modern Challenge|
|6:00 AM||32-Player Standard Challenge||Pioneer Challenge|
|8:00 AM||Modern Challenge||Legacy Challenge|
|10:00 AM||Vintage Challenge||Pauper Challenge|
|12:00 PM||32-Player Limited Challenge||32-Player Limited Challenge|
|2:00 PM||Pioneer Challenge||32-Player Standard Challenge|
|4:00 PM||32-Player Limited Challenge|
|6:00 PM||Modern Challenge||Modern Challenge|
- Merry, Esquire of Rohan will correctly lose first strike once equipment is no longer attached to it.
- Peregrin Took will correctly not trigger when Horn of Gondor creates no Human tokens.
- Error messages in the MTGO Store have been made more human-readable.
- URLs in tooltip text have been updated.
- August 3 — To support the release of Commander Masters
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