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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, February 13, 2024

Posted on Feb 12, 2024

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Murders at Karlov Manor On-Sale Now

The next Magic expansion is a mystery no longer – Murders at Karlov Manor is on MTGO’s digital shelves right now – go check out the Store!

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

Deck Brewer’s Pass Extended

Due to system issues this past weekend along with an unplanned downtime tomorrow (info next), the latest Deck Brewer’s Pass period has been extended. All-Access for Pass holders now ends Tuesday, February 20th at 10 a.m. PT (18:00 UTC). Read all about the Deck Brewer's Pass in the MKM set article!

Downtime Tomorrow

After Murders at Karlov Manor was released last week, we discovered an underlying issue that could only be cured by a downtime. Therefore, we will go into scheduled maintenance tomorrow at 9 a.m. Pacific time (17:00 UTC). Our expected return time is 12 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC). During this period our Help and Forums pages will be inaccessible.

We apologize for the inconvenience. As a result, we are extending the validity of the Deck Brewer’s Pass by six hours.


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 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:



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!

Redemption Corner

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

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Redemption Tokens (both regular and premium) are now on sale alongside Wilds of Eldraine Tokens (regular sets only).

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.


As noted above, we'll have a downtime tomorrow, February 14 beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time (17:00 UTC) and ending at 12 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC). The next scheduled maintenance will be announced at a later date.

Author: Tony Mayer