Announcements November 5, 2013

MOCS 2014 schedule announced, last 2013 MOCS events coming up, becomes, Face the Hydra Challenge concludes, plus this week's release notes.
Upcoming Events
Pacific Time is UTC -8 hours
Saturday, November 9
MOCS Season 11 Finals
11:00 AM PST (UTC -8 hours)
Format: Standard
Sunday, November 10
Pro Tour Born of the Gods Qualifier
7:00 AM PST (UTC -8 hours)
Format: Theros Sealed
Sunday, November 17
Pro Tour Born of the Gods Qualifier
7:00 AM PST (UTC -8 hours)
Format: Theros Sealed
Event Times Now on Pacific Standard Time

Reminder: All Magic Online event times are now Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is UTC -8 hours.

Two Ticket Tuesdays All Month Long

Two Ticket Tuesdays has arrived in Magic Online! Two Ticket Tuesdays makes it easy to get in and enjoy a casual event. Every Tuesday during the month of November, log in and play Phantom Sealed with Magic 2014—for just two Event Tickets or four Phantom Tickets.

Remaining MOCS 2013 Events, 2014 MOCS Schedule Released

The schedule for MOCS 2014 has been announced!

The 2013 Magic Online Championship Series may be winding down, but the competition is about to ramp up. Get ready for these major MOCS events in December:

MOCS Player of the YearDecember 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM PST
MOCS Last Chance Qualifier 1December 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM PST
MOCS Last Chance Qualifier 2December 28, 2013, at 11:00 AM PST

These events give you a chance to get an invitation the 2013 Magic Online Championship and Pro Tour Journey into Nyx, as well as booster packs and complete sets!

Community Wins the Face The Hydra Challenge!

The brave and powerful heroes of the Magic Online community won the Face The Hydra Challenge, slaying each head of the horrific Wizards R&D Hydra! To celebrate the heroes' bravery, each player who signed into Magic Online between October 4 and November 6, 2013 will be awarded a Hydra Avatar on November 13, 2014 for use in future battles. is now!

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Downtime and Release Notes for November 6, 2013

The system will go into "No Pay" at 5:00 AM PDT.
Store and trades will be shut off at approximately 7:45 AM PDT.
The system will be down from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT, noon.


  • Fixed: Countering Bonefire of the Damned with Plasm Capture will no longer cause the game to reset when the player is prompted to choose mana to add to the pool. This will also fix the issues with Xenagos, the Reveler.
  • Added: Internet requirements have been added to the Wide Beta Client System Requirements.
  • Fixed: New account creation fields will no longer accept certain non-alphanumeric characters.

A Note on Updating:

  • Be sure to login after the downtime and allow the Magic Online update to process. This downtime includes a Magic Online build; you could run into issues if your client isn't allowed to update when you login.

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