Announcements October 15, 2013

Who will be running the Hydra during the Face the Hydra Challenge? Plus, sign up for the Magic Online Newsletter!
Upcoming Events
Now through October 23
Theros Release Events
see Release Events page for
schedules and details
Saturday, October 19
9:00 AM PDT
Pro Tour Born of the Gods Qualifier
Format: Theros Sealed
Sunday, October 20
7:00 AM PDT
Pro Tour Born of the Gods Qualifier
Format: Theros Sealed
Thursday, October 24 - Monday, October 28
Face the Hydra Challenge Preliminaries
(All times are PDT, UTC -7 hours)
Thursday, October 2410:00 AM
Friday, October 259:00 AM
Saturday, October 269:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Monday, October 2810:00 AM
Format: Hero's Path Standard
Sunday, October 27
7:00 AM PDT
Pro Tour Born of the Gods Qualifier
Format: Theros Sealed
Wednesday, October 30
MOCS Season 11 Ends
MOCS Season 12 Begins
Sign Up for the Magic Online Newsletter!

You know about the Magic Online announcements right here on the community site, but did you know there's a Magic Online Newsletter where you can get personalized play stats delivered monthly, along with other interesting and important info?

This week's article on tells you how to sign up for the newsletter, and provides a handy list of other sources of Magic Online information.

MOCS Season 11 Ends Wednesday, October 30


We're halfway through October already, and that means we're closing in on the end of the Magic Online Championship Series Season 11, and your last chance to snag your own alternative art Scrubland for your collection!

Don't miss out! Learn more about MOCS and how to participate!

Meet the R&D Hydras

The Face the Hydra Challenge Preliminaries begin on Thursday, October 24 (see the calendar to the right for dates and times). From these five events will emerge five champions who will go on to face the Hydra.

This is not your average hydra, however (is there such a thing as an "average" hydra?). This Hydra will be possessed by the devious talents of members of the R&D team:

  • Ryan Spain
  • Jon Loucks
  • Dave Guskin
  • Sam Stoddard
  • Dave Humpherys

If three or more of the champions are victorious in their trials against the Hydra, the community will also reap the benefits! All players who have logged in between October 4 and November 6 will receive the Hydra Avatar!

The Hydra Avatar
Forthcoming Fixes for October 23

The next planned update for Magic Online on October 23 will include fixes to these known issues.

Momir Avatar Life
The Momir Vig card will be fixed so it will once again give +4 life.

Theros Land in Set Redemption
Theros booster packs will have all versions of basic land cards and premium basic land cards so players can build complete Theros sets.

Client Download Issue
We are currently working on a website issue encountered by some people where, after account signup, users are unable to find the Download Now button. Users may try switching to full-screen mode to expose the button by pressing their F11 key. To return to windowed mode, press the F11 button again.

You may also download the clients directly using the following links:

If you continue to have difficulties, please contact our Customer Service team, who will be happy to help!

Release Notes for October 16, 2013

There is no update this week.

Downtime Notes for Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The system will go into "No Pay" at 5:00 AM.
Store and trades will shut off at approximately 7:45 AM.
The system is expected to be down from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, noon PDT.
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