Magic Online Targets Win-Traders With Update To Account Upgrade Kit

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Daybreak Games has released their weekly Magic Online update guide.

More Action Taken Against Win-Traders

The Daybreak Games team has taken an additional step in an attempt to combat win-traders in smaller Magic Online leagues. Starting today, the one-time purchasable Account Upgrade Kit, that used to give 100 play points for $4.99, will now only give 60 play points. This reduction in play points should remove the incentive to create a new account, use the upgrade kit, and queue into another account to give a win, due to the minimization of profit that process yields.

Notably, this change shouldn’t impact existing players, as they most likely already purchased the Account Upgrade Kit. The Daybreak Games team will continue to monitor the leagues for win-trading and will provide feedback on their social channels.

Upcoming MOCS Showcase Challenges

DateTime PTTime (UTC)EventFormat
Saturday, March 1810:00 AM17:00 Vintage Showcase QualifierVintage
Sunday, March 198:00 AM 15:00 Legacy Showcase QualifierLegacy

MOCS Last Chance Events Begin Sunday

Finish 5-0 in these events to earn an entry token to that format’s Showcase Qualifier.

Sunday3:00 PM22:00Vintage
MondayMidnight and 7:00 PM07:00 and 02:00*Pioneer
Monday7:00 a.m. and 3:00 PM14:00 and 22:00Modern
Monday11:00 AM18:00Legacy
Monday5:00 PMMidnight*Vintage
Tuesday3:00 AM and 11:00 AM10:00 and 18:00Modern
Tuesday5:00 AM and 1:00 PMNoon and 20:00Vintage
Tuesday7:00 AM and 3:00 PM14:00 and 22:00Pioneer
Tuesday7:00 PM02:00*Legacy
Wednesday3:00 AM10:00Legacy
*indicates next day

Alternate Play Schedule

  • March 8-22 Modern Horizons Madness
  • March 22-April 5 – Modern Horizons 2! (Keeper & Phantom Draft options)
  • April 512 Dominaria Remastered (Phantom only)
  • April 12-MOM Release – TBD
  • May 3-10 – Magic 30 Cube
  • May 10-24 – Vintage 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 64-Player Standard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 AM Modern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 AM Vintage ChallengePauper Challenge
12:00 PM 64-Player Limited Challenge64-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 PM Pioneer Challenge64-Player Standard Challenge
4:00 PM32-Player Limited Challenge  
6:00 PM32-Player Modern Challenge32-Player Modern Challenge 

Patch Notes

  • Permanents that phase out in response to being targeted by a spell or ability (usually gaining counters) will correctly be unaffected.
  • Detention Sphere will no longer cause the game to self-reset.


The next downtime is scheduled for 6 AM PT to noon on April 5 for internal infrastructure updates.

Read the original article from Daybreak Games.