Magic the Gathering Arena is in open beta

This past week has been great for Magic the Gathering players.

We have new cards in hand with pre-release events for the new set, Guilds of Ravnica in game stores everywhere. For those unable to make it or who prefer to play digitally, Wizards of the Coast has also launched the open beta for Magic the GatheringArena. 

If you’ve not had access to the closed beta or want to get their friends involved in “the future of digital Magic“, Arena is available as a free download and lets players battle for rewards including in-game currency, cards, and booster packs.

Magic the Gathering Arena Open Beta

New to the Magic the Gathering Arena open beta is the sealed format where players construct a 40 card deck from six unopened booster packs. Players also gain access to the new Guilds of Ravnica set and redeemable codes.

Starting with Guilds of Ravnica’s physical release, the retail product from the tabletop card set will contain codes redeemable in Magic the Gathering Arena.

Until October 1, 2018, there will also be a free special singleton event where players build decks using only a single copy of each card and battle it out.

Magic the Gathering Arena is the future of digital Magic,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Vice President of Digital Development at Wizards of the Coast.

“Our passionate Magic players have provided valuable feedback throughout Closed Beta allowing us to evolve and refine the game. We are humbled by the amount of support we have received so far and look forward to sharing the Arena experience with even more gamers online.”

You can download the Magic the Gathering Arena Open Beta now from the official website.

Luke Clarke
Luke Clarke
Games have always been a big part of my life in all types of formats. I'm just as happy with a deck of cards or a bunch of miniatures as I am with a keyboard and mouse or controller. Any game where there is a little teamwork happening is usually going be my favourite. I'm very partial to a good RTS, RPG or FPS session with friends, a beer and some decent music.

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