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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, February 6, 2024

Posted on Feb 06, 2024

Premier Play Information

Treasure Chest Information - UPDATES TODAY!

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Murders at Karlov Manor On-Sale Today!

The next Magic expansion is a mystery no longer – Murders at Karlov Manor hits MTGO’s digital shelves this morning at 10 a.m. PT (18:00 UTC).

Our traditional set article is live and previews the following items:

Deck Brewer’s Pass Returns Today!

The Deck Brewer’s Pass is back online starting today at 10 a.m. PT. This time it’s $20.00 USD and provides All-Access until next Thursday, February 15th at 10 a.m. PT. Read all about it in the MKM set article!


The AlphaFrog Invitational Wraps Up – 1 p.m. PT Today

Our stable of Pros that have been dueling with the AlphaFrog Cube step into the Invitational arena on the MTGO Twitch channel to battle one last time with a new challenge.  Watch as some of Magic’s biggest names try out Murders at Karlov Manor for the first time and share their initial impressions while commenting on their rivals’ matches!

Anuraag Das and AlphaFrog are your hosts for this finale that kicks off at 1 p.m. PT (21:00 UTC) today.

This finale has a stacked group of competitors:



It's Showcase Challenge Weekend

A new MOCS season is underway, so it’s time to qualify the first players for the next round of Showcase Qualifiers in March. 

It takes 40 Season 1 Qualifier Points to enter a Showcase Challenge. The Top 8 finishers in each event earn a Championship Entry Token for the event’s format plus earn Leaderboard Points toward an At-Large berth in the next Showcase!

Here are the dates and times for this weekend’s events: 





Saturday, February 10

8:00 a.m.


Modern Showcase Challenge

Sunday, February 11

6:00 a.m.


Pioneer Showcase Challenge

Saturday, February 17

10:00 a.m.


Vintage Showcase Challenge

Sunday, February 18

8:00 a.m.


Legacy Showcase Challenge

For more information on these events, click the Premier Play Information link at the top of the Blog.


Alternate Play Schedule

Here’s a look at the schedule of events coming up between now and Outlaws at Thunder Junction. Except for Best-of-One, all of these offerings are Phantom – cards won’t be added to players’ collections in Phantom events. All transitions take place at 10:00 a.m. PT (18:00 UTC) unless otherwise noted.

When Is Vintage Cube Back?

A new regular feature of the Blog, this item will mention when the next scheduled run of our most popular event will take place:


List of MTG x Clue Cards Available February 28

We had a community request to spell out which cards from the Clue: Ravnica Edition set are going to be included in the Treasure Chest starting February 28 and which are going into the Commander Backlog.

(As a reminder, the characters, weapons, and rooms from the Clue game will be included in MOPR on March 1)

Here is the breakdown:

In Treasure Chests February 28

Afterlife Insurance

Incriminating Impetus

Syndicate Heavy

Boros Strike-Captain

Resonance Technician

Tribune of Rot

Carnage Interpreter

Scuttling Sentinel

Undercover Butler

Conclave Evangelist

Sludge Titan

Unruly Krasis

Corporeal Projection

Stampede Surfer

Vernal Sovereign

Ecstatic Electromancer

Sumala Rumblers


Commander Backlog

Aegis of the Legion

Furious Spinesplitter

Ordruun Mentor

Amzu, Swarm’s Hunger

Herald of Ilharg

Portal Manipulator

Covetous Elegy

Lavinia, Foil to Conspiracy

Suppressor Skyguard

Dimir Strandcatcher

Lonis, Genetics Expert


Frenzied Gorespawn

Memory Vampire



Retro Shockland Bundles Available Now

Our latest Art Bundle offering is something truly unique in Magic Online’s history – all ten shocklands in a retro frame!

There are two Bundles available, each of which will sell for $39.99 USD in the MTGO Store.

The Allied Guilds Bundle contains 1 copy each of these 5 lands


The Enemy Guilds Bundle contains 1 copy of each of these 5 lands


These Art Bundles will remain in the Store for a limited time following the release of Murders at Karlov Manor. Like previous Bundles, these will neither appear in Treasure Chests nor be included in All-Access periods. So be sure to pick yours up today!

These Art Bundles will remain in the Store for a limited time following the release of Murders at Karlov Manor. Like previous Bundles, these will neither appear in Treasure Chests nor be included in All-Access periods. So be sure to pick yours up today!

Cosmium Neon Ink Bundles Leave Store Next Week

Introduced on Cyber Monday, our Cosmium Neon Ink Bundles remain on sale – $20 USD gets you a Mana Crypt and Cavern of Souls in a randomly-selected color choice. Check out this article for full details. They will leave the MTGO Store next week when MKM debuts, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!

Redemption Corner

We’ve updated our Redemption page with new quantity percentages.


As of this weekend, Wilds of Eldraine premium (foil) Redemption Tokens have sold out.


The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Redemption Tokens are now on sale alongside Wilds of Eldraine regular sets.


Murders at Karlov Manor is anticipated to be on sale on Wednesday, March 6.


Two-Factor Authentication Is Now Live – Protect Your Account Today!

A long-requested security feature is now part Magic Online – check out Ryan Spain’s article to learn the why, what, and how to put Two-Factor Authentication into effect to help protect your account!

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.

Magic Online's Format Challenges run as shown on the schedule below.

On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge; Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place.


12:00 a.m.      Vintage Challenge 32
1:00 a.m.    Limited Challenge 32 Limited Challenge 32
2:00 a.m.    Pauper Challenge 32  
4:00 a.m.    Legacy Challenge 32  Modern Challenge 96
6:00 a.m.    Standard Challenge 32  Pioneer Challenge 64
8:00 a.m.     Modern Challenge 96 Legacy Challenge 64
10:00 a.m.    Vintage Challenge 32 Pauper Challenge 64
12:00 p.m.    Limited Challenge 32 Limited Challenge 32
1:00 p.m.      Pioneer Challenge 32
2:00 p.m.  Pioneer Challenge 64 Pioneer Challenge 64 Standard Challenge 96
4:00 p.m. Limited Challenge 32    
6:00 p.m.  Modern Challenge 64  Modern Challenge 64  Modern Challenge 64

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.

PATCH NOTES – February 6th, 2024

Card Issue

Duel Scene Update

Quality-of-Life Fix


The next scheduled maintenance will be announced at a later date.

Author: Tony Mayer