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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, April 16, 2024

Posted on Apr 16, 2024

Premier Play Information 

Treasure Chest Information UPDATES TODAY AT 10 A.M. PT 

MTGO Community Links: Forums  Discord  Twitter/X  Facebook  Instagram 

MTGO Official Channels: Youtube Twitch 


The Wait is Over: Outlaws of Thunder Junction On-Sale Today! 

Breaking News! It’s time to gather your motley crew of outlaws for a Crime Spree to collect a Big Score! Outlaws of Thunder Junction hits the digital shelves of Magic Online at 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC) today! But you can read all about all of this now in our set article: 

New Player Kits Updated 

Big news – and be sure to tell your buddies: the items that new accounts receive on sign up and after upgrading have changed. Check out this article as Creative Director Ryan Spain shares the thought process behind the changes intended to playing games right away a frictionless experience! 

UPDATE: Collection Upgrade Kit Available with MH3 

We have heard a lot of community feedback regarding the rollout of these New Player product changes. Ryan Spain discusses the topic in this section of the article, we will be offering a new product starting June 5 that provides all cards in the Account Upgrade Kit plus the five Starter Decks that can be purchased by pre-existing accounts. The Collection Upgrade Kit will go on sale on June 5 following downtime for $4.99 USD. 

Commander Workshop On Sale Now 

Calling all Commander Players: Kick-start your Collection with 2,000 cards from across MTGO’s history curated for the 100-card format – all for just $39 USD! To learn more about this new evergreen product that goes on-sale after tomorrow’s downtime, check out Product Manager Tony Mayer’s article found here. 


MTGO Masters – Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. PT 

Our newest streaming series - MTGO Masters – rolls on in the second phase of this season's competition! 

Sixteen top Magic celebrities square off in a 12-week tournament to determine who’s best at solving the Modern metagame. Returning to host are Anuraag Das and Will Hall with added commentary from the players themselves throughout the broadcast. 

Catch all the action every Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC) on or There is also a re-broadcast in prime time in the Americas that begins immediately following the live stream (usually about 5-6 p.m. PT)! There are giveaways every week during the live stream, so be sure to join us!  

Last week, Nikachu and Corey Baumeister prevailed to reach the Last Chance Pod, one step away from the Top 8. Unfortunately, AspiringSpike and Corbin Hosler were the first two competitors eliminated. 

Tomorrow’s show has the same premise. Doing their best to avoid the chop will be:  

The two winners this week will advance to the Last Chance pod next week, while the other two will be done for this campaign. 

The Magic Discovery Zone – Now Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT

Looking for a fun way to introduce your friends to some of Magic Online’s competitive formats? Gather around your favorite screen of choice for our new series The Magic Discovery Zone!

Host NileJoanRivers gets coached by an MTG celebrity on the ins and outs of a featured deck in each episode. Then Nile dives into a MTGO League to practice, ask questions, and get a better understanding of the deck’s game plan. The mood here is all about fun and learning!

Season Two will highlight our suite of New Player Decks. Episode 1 returning celebrity coach Mason Clark will help Nile with the Modern Infect deck.. The live stream starts Thursday night at 5 p.m. Pacific time (midnight Friday UTC) at

Then next week Bobbie-Christine as the coach to guide Nile through the mono-black Commander deck featuring Braids, Arisen Nightmare

Catch all of Season 1’s VODs on our YouTube channel now, or you can see a replay of Season 2’s kickoff episode there next week.


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 July.  

It takes 40 Season 2 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, April 20

7:00 a.m.


Pauper Showcase Challenge

Sunday, April 21

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 Modern Horizons 3. 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 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: 


Commander Leagues are Live! 

Leagues for all types of Commander players are back on the menu starting tomorrow! There are two Leagues for Constructed and one for Limited: 

Full details can be found in the OTJ Set Article linked at the top of the Blog. These Leagues run until the launch of Modern Horizons 3 in June. 


Redemption Corner 

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

Murders at Karlov Manor Redemption Tokens (both regular and premium) are over half-gone.  

Stock is running low for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Redemption Tokens (regular only). 

Outlaws of Thunder Junction is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, May 15.  

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 on this page. 

PATCH NOTES – April 16, 2024 


The next scheduled maintenance will take place on Wednesday, June 5 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon Pacific time (16:00-19:00 UTC). This is to support the release of Modern Horizons 3.