Wizards of the Coast announced today that Magic: The Gathering Arena will be finally releasing full, after an extended beta period, on September 26th.
But there’s something else coming with the final launch too, an entirely new set of cards. The Throne of Eldraine set joins the party, both in Arena and the tabletop variant, as the newest set to come to MTG in this block. Fantasy tropes right out of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Arthurian legend will be blended together with the grimdark feel of MTG in this new set, expect plenty of cultural clashing, in a very bloody way.
To celebrate the news, Wizards has also dropped a new trailer for the new set. The tone and content are weird and all over the place, but in a really good way. The insane collision of fantasy tropes and dark comedy is a wonder to behold. Check it out down below.
But a quirky new trailer isn’t the only new thing Magic: The Gathering Arena is getting. Players will be able to take part in a new 1v1 Special Event called Eldraine Courtside Brawl, which is running until September 9th. The new mode allows players to construct a special deck consisting of one Legendary creature or Planeswalker, backed up by 59 Standard cards. Mythic Rare Legendary creatures will even get their own unique animations.
The final release on September 26th will reward players who joined the game during the open beta with an exclusive Fblthp avatar and card back. All you have to do to earn this reward is download and play Magic: The Gathering Arena before that date to unlock these rewards.
The final bit of news offered by Wizards concerns the Historic mode, in other words, what players were hoping to become Legacy play in Magic: The Gathering Arena. Sadly, Wizards will not be adding full card sets to the mode anytime soon. The company hasn’t ruled out the possibility, but for now at least, Historic mode will only feature select cards from different Legacy sets.
Magic: The Gathering Arena is out now for PC, and is free-to-play.