Coming Soon: Magic 2013 Core Set
Face a greater challenge with the Magic 2013 core set! Magic 2013 will be available in the Magic Online store on July 30, but the Prerelease events let you play with the cards before they go on sale. Magic 2013 Prerelease events start Thursday, July 26, and runs until Sunday, July 29. The What's Happening page has the full details for these events.
Cube is Back!
Don't forget, the Magic Online Cube returns after tomorrow's downtime and has been updated with fifty new cards. Check out the full details here.
New Changes to Multiplayer
Starting after tomorrow's downtime, multiplayer games will no longer be separated into their own room. Multiplayer matches will be playable in the following rooms: Just Starting Out, Just for Fun, Anything Goes, and Tournament Practice. Players who go to the Multiplayer room will now be asked to go to one of the other rooms to create their games.
This change was made for a couple reasons. First, we believe this change will expose more players to the various multiplayer game types. In addition, multiplayer games can now be split by skill level. New players can try out a couple basic multiplayer types in the Just Starting Out room, while the other rooms will have the full slate of multiplayer options.
Second, this change is necessary for future development. Moving forward, one of Magic Online's goals is to reduce the number of locations a player has to go to take an action, whether it be managing their collection or finding a match. We have seen evidence of the benefits of consolidation in the Limited Queues room with all of the different queues in one location, and this is just the next step in that process.
We are very excited about the changes that are coming in the near future, and this is just one more step along that path.
Magic Online Championship Series Season 7 Ending
Just over one week remains for MOCS Season 7, so make sure you earn your 15 Qualifier Points before next week's downtime. MOCS Season 8 Championship format is Legacy and the promo card will be announced soon. Find out more information on the 2012 MOCS here.
Pro Tour Qualifiers for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica Continues
Only four qualifiers for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica remain. Your next chance is this Sunday, July 15, at 7:00 AM. You can find a complete list of Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier events here.
Extended Downtime Next Week!
Due to additional maintenance, the downtime on July 18 will begin at 3:00 AM. Full details will be available next week.
Downtime Notes for July 11, 2012
The system will go into "No Pay" at 5:00 AM.
Store and trades will shut off at approximately 7:45 AM.
The system will be down from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
This downtime is expected to last approximately 2 hours.
This downtime contains a small build with room changes and card legality changes.
- Updated: Multiplayer room is no longer accessible. Multiplayer games can now be played in Just Starting Out, Just for Fun, Anything Goes, and Tournament Practice.
- Updated: Cards from the Planechase set are now legal in Legacy.
Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7 hours).