Magic Online Upgrades Pioneer Challenges, Adds New Art And Avatars For Launch Of Streets Of New Capenna

Check out the updates and new events coming soon to Magic Online

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As part of an ongoing series of weekly changes, Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has announced the updates and changes for Week 1 of Streets of New Capenna on Magic Online.

Streets of New Capenna Release

Streets of New Capenna releases on Magic Online this Thursday, April 28.

  • Redemption Begins: May 25, 2022
  • Redemption Reprint Guarantee Date: September 7, 2022
  • Redemption Cutoff Date: October 12, 2022

Pioneer Challenges Upgraded

With the uptick in the popularity of Pioneer, Challenge events will now award prizes down to 64th place.

New Card Arts Added

Magic Online-Only Promos

Retro Frame

Read the Fine Print Secret Lair (Limited Time)

Other New Arts

Osgir, the Reconstructor Cleaver Skaab

Streets of New Capenna Commander Cards on Magic Online

Crash the Party Brokers Confluence Cabaretti Confluence Life Insurance Boss's Chauffeur Angelic Sleuth Grand Crescendo Body Count Extravagant Replication False Floor Prosperous Partnership Spellbinding Soprano In Too Deep Killer Service Dodgy Jalopy Scepter of Celebration Dogged Detective Writ of Return Misfortune Teller Waste Management

New Avatars

Available in the New Account Starter Kit and Deck Builder’s Essentials.

Vivien, Ob Nixilis, and Elspeth will be this set’s prestige avatars.

  • “Earning at least five points gets you the uncommon Vivien on the Hunt prestige avatar. You’ll be the most dapper drafter in the pod!
  • Earning at least 20 points nabs you the rare Ob Nixilis, the Adversary prestige avatar. Lord Xander won’t know what hit him.
  • Earning 40 points or more awards you with the mythic rare Elspeth Resplendent prestige avatar. Whether it’s her sword skills or her fashion sense, there’s just no contest.”

Other Avatars

  • Sewer Crocodile
  • Evelyn, the Covetous
  • Ognis, the Dragon’s Lash
  • Cabaretti Initiate
  • Tenacious Underdog
  • Giada, Font of Hope
  • Brokers Initiate
  • Jaxis, the Troublemaker

Read more about the art and avatar updates here.

Kamigawa Remix

The Kamigawa Remix event gives players a brand-new Limited environment featuring cards from across all four Kamigawa sets. You can learn more and check out the full card list here, but act quickly as the event ends tomorrow, April 27.

Upcoming Cube Events

  • May 4: Caleb Gannon’s Powered Synergy Cube 
  • May 11: Modern Horizons 2 
  • May 25: Proliferate Cube
  • June 1: Vintage Cube

MOCS Season 2 Invitation Changes

  • “Starting with Season 2, both the winner and runner-up of the MOCS Showcase will earn invitations to the World Championship in 2023!
    • The winner of MOCS Showcase Season 1 in June will instead earn an invitation to the first Pro Tour of 2023.
  • Qualifiers and Super Qualifiers will now feed into the Regional Championships. These events are slated to start up again in July when tabletop’s qualifying season begins.
  • MOCS Showcase Qualifiers and the MOCS Leaderboard will give invitations to the Pro Tour.
  • MOCS Showcase Opens will give invitations only to the winner starting with Season 2 (previously winner and runner-up).”

The next Showcase Challenges will take place on May 7-8.

Format Challenges

Format Challenges are scheduled to run every weekend for the foreseeable future and are the first step to qualifying for Premier Play. The schedule for upcoming Format Challenges can be found below:

Time (PT)SaturdaySunday
12:00 AM Vintage Challenge
2:00 AMPauper Challenge 
4:00 AM32-Player Legacy ChallengeModern Challenge
6:00 AMStandard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 AMModern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 AMVintage ChallengePauper Challenge
2:00 PMPioneer ChallengeStandard Challenge

Next Downtime

The next scheduled downtime is set for 9 AM on April 27 for the release of Streets of New Capenna.

Read the original article from WotC.