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Magic Online Weekly Announcements, August 1, 2023

Posted on Aug 01, 2023

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Commander Masters Live on MTGO Thursday!

Check out our latest set article to get all the ins and outs of Commander Masters (CMM) before it goes on sale this Thursday following downtime! Get all the info on:

Downtime Thursday Morning PT

Our next scheduled maintenance will take place this Thursday, August 3rd from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific time (16:00-19:00). Commander Masters Leagues as well as Store and Treasure Chests updates will be available immediately following maintenance.

Freeform with Commander Now Available

We’re particularly excited with our newest game mode – Freeform with Commander!

Check out Ryan Spain’s article describing the how, what, and why of this wild new play mode, then give it a shot! And what better way to try out cards in a new format than ...


LTR Limited Super Qualifiers This Weekend

The last eight MTGO invitations to this fall’s round of Regional Championships will be given away in a pair of Super Qualifiers this weekend featuring The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ Sealed Deck with Top 8 Draft.

The first Limited Super Qualifier starts at 3 a.m. PT (10:00 UTC) on Saturday, August 5. The second Super Q kicks off at 7 a.m. PT (14:00 UTC) on Sunday, August 6.

Because we are utilizing LTR product, each Super Qualifier’s entry options are 50 Event Tickets, 500 Play Points, or 40 MOCS Season 3 Qualifier Points. The Top 4 finishers in each tournament earn seats at the RC round this fall and prizes pay out to the Top 128! The prizes are enhanced as well:

Place Play Points Treasure Chests LTR Full Set LTR Boosters Leaderboard Points
1 1000 200 1 foil 3 10
2 1000 200 1 foil 3 9
3-4 900 150 1 regular 3 8
5-8 750 100 1 regular 3 7
9-16 500 50 -- 3 --
17-32 500 25 -- 3 --
33-64 250 10 -- 3 --
65-128 250 -- -- 3 --

Click the Premier Play Information link at the top of this Blog for full details. For more details on tabletop Regional Championships, visit


Magic 30 Cube Ends at Downtime

You still have time to explore the Magic 30 Cube, but only until Thursday’s downtime.

There will be the usual League Draft option as well as the Single Elimination Queue. The entry options for both are 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points.


The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ on MTGO

Check out this article for the scoop on everything on offer:

Redemption Corner

Redemption Tokens for March of the Machine, Phyrexia: All Will Be One and The Brothers' War remain available – except for The Brothers’ War Premium (foil) and Phyrexia: All Will Be One Premium (foil), which are now completely sold out. We’ve updated our Redemption page with that information.

IMPORTANT: As of May 23, all new orders of Redemption Tokens are non-refundable!

For more details on the redemption program, click here.

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

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

PATCH NOTES – August 3, 2023

NEXT SCHEDULED DOWNTIME – August 30, 9 a.m. to Noon PT

After Thursday’s downtime, the next scheduled maintenance will be Wednesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to noon PT (16:00-19:00 UTC). This is to support the release of Wilds of Eldraine.