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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, April 23, 2024

Posted on Apr 23, 2024

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Outlaws of Thunder Junction is Available Now!

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 is available now for purchase. But you can read all about all of this now in our set article:


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

Our newest streaming series – MTGO Masters – is entering the home stretch 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, Saffron Olive and Brian Braun-Duin prevailed to reach the Last Chance Pod, one step away from the Top 8. Unfortunately, Emma Partlow, and Jarvis Yu were eliminated.

Tomorrow’s show is promised to be a brew-fest after having had a week to absorb our newest set, Outlaws of Thunder Junction. Brian Braun-Duin and Saffron Olive dive right back into the fray, joined by Nikachu and Luna Love.

The two winners this week will advance to the Top 8 that starts May 8, 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 2 features Bobbie-Christine as the mentor to guide Nile through the mono-black Commander deck featuring Braids, Arisen Nightmare. The live stream starts Thursday night at 5 p.m. PT (midnight Friday UTC) at

If you missed last week’s episode, celebrity coach Mason Clark helped Nile with the Modern Infect deck. Catch a replay of that show plus all of Season 1’s VODs on our YouTube channel now!


Eight RC Slots At Stake This Weekend!

Your next chance to reach the Regional Championships later this year comes up this weekend in a pair of Super Qualifiers!

First up is the first test involving Sealed play with the newest set. The Limited Super Qualifier starts Saturday, April 27 at 7 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC) and features Outlaws of Thunder Junction Sealed Deck with Top 8 Draft.

Then on Sunday, OTJ’s impact will be felt in the world of Constructed in the Standard Super Qualifier. That tournament begins Sunday, April 28 at 7 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC).

Each Super Q costs either 40 Event Tickets, 400 Play Ponts, or 40 Season 2 Qualifier Points to enter. The Top 4 finishers earn RC seats in the September-December round, and prizes pay out to the Top 128.

Special May Day Qualifier Next Wednesday

To celebrate this pan-European holiday, we’re offering a special Modern Qualifier event on Wednesday, May 1 at 5 a.m. PT. As usual, the Qualifier costs 40 Season 2 QPs to enter and the Top 2 are invited to that same Regional Championship round.


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 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! 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.


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. 

NEW! View decks buildable using Commander Workshop and other New Player items on Moxfield: Commander  Pauper


Redemption Corner 

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

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 24, 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.