MTG Arena GAME UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS

Video Games
  • Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is now available!
  • Player Draft is here! Draft with your fellow players – and your first draft is on us!
  • Godzilla Series Monsters – for a limited time, add these alternate art card styles to your collection!
  • Stay at Home, Play at Home – More Friday Night Magic challenges are coming every week, no entry fee for April’s Brawlers’ Guildhall, and continuing earning quest progress in Direct Challenges!

IKORIA: LAIR OF BEHEMOTHS

  • There’s always a bigger monster. . . see the full card gallery, this way!
  • Be your store’s champion – players who pre-order Ikoria: lair of Behemoths will receive a bonus code for items on MTG Arena from participating retailers. More details are right over here!
  • Introduces a whole new card set to MTG Arena – which includes Godzilla, King of Monsters.
  • Are you friend or food? Your mastery of the new abilities here may make the difference.
    • New Mechanics: Mutate and Companion – Mutate lets you combine creatures in a new way to build better monsters, Companion enforces unique deck building challenges that allow you to cast your companion creature once from outside the game.
    • Returning Mechanic: Cycling – trade a card in hand for a new card.
    • Introducing: Keyword Counters – Give your permanent the keyword listed on the ability (Menace, First Strike, Hexproof, Lifelink, Reach, Flying, Trample, Deathtouch, Flying, Vigilance).

GODZILLA MONSTER SERIES CARD STYLE

  • Godzilla Monster Series Card Styles Promotion – Until May 21, 2020 get bonus Godzilla Series Monster card styles with IKO pack bundles or on entry into any Ikoria Draft or Sealed event.
    • A full breakdown of how you can collect the styles is just a click away.
    • Duplicate protection applies – you will not receive the same card style more than once!
    • This is a limited time bonus promotion for the 18 Godzilla Monster Series card styles. Once you have collected all 18, that it’s it!
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: When searching for the card style, you must search for the original card name!

PLAYER DRAFTING

  • No bots allowed! Draft with 7 other players in two of our draft options: Premier and Traditional
    • Note: You’ll still be able to draft against bots in our third draft option: Quick Draft. More details below!
  • Queue up to form a group of eight players to start a draft.
  • Each pick is timed to keep the packs moving and the event fun for everyone.
  • Select a card to set it as your “Pick”. Double-click, drag, or click the “Confirm Pick” button to confirm your selection and add the card to your deck pool.
  • If you don’t pick a card in time, the system will auto-pick a card!
    • We will let you know in the last 5 seconds which one the game is going to pick for you!
  • Players that disconnect will receive a small amount of time to return to the game before their cards are all auto-picked. Remember that other players are waiting on you!
  • Players can go to the “Table View” and see the current pack position and also see who is in the draft with you.
  • Once drafting is complete, you will be paired against the larger pool of drafters in the event (not necessarily against the players who were in your draft pod).
    • Players will only be paired against fellow player drafters. You won’t be paired against opponents who drafted against bots.
  • The new headers and the pick confirm system have been integrated into bot draft as well. No more accidental mis-drafts!

DRAFT EVENT NAME CHANGES

  • With the addition of player draft options, we’ve updated our draft event names:
    • Premier Draft: Ranked best-of-one draft with other players (New)
    • Traditional Draft: Unranked best-of-three draft with other players (Updated)
    • Quick Draft: Ranked best-of-one draft with bots (Previously known as “Ranked Draft”)

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