MTG Arena Welcomes Fairy Tales With Throne Of Eldraine

Changes coming to Standard rotation.
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Fairy Tails arriving to MTG Arena. Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering Arena is set to release its newest set Throne of Eldraine. This new content introduces a world featuring Arthurian Legend and fairy-tale aesthetics couple with signature twists that Magic is known for. It's not just about new content, as the latest update is also expected to make changes to the Standard format.

Aside from bringing in new content, Throne of Eldraine also introduces new mechanics to the game. As a preview before the release of the new set, MTG Arena revealed that the Eldraine Courtside Brawl is now live. You can read more of that here.

Throne of Eldraine officially launches September 26. Players who are part of the Open Beta will receive an exclusive Fblthp avatar and card back as a special thank you. Remember that you can earn this reward before the launch, so there's still time to get in on the fun.

Rotation

As mentioned, the release of the new set also marks the start of the Standard set rotation. For those not familiar, rotation is a once-a-year refresh of Standard. Here the environment is shaken up since once the fall set releases, the four oldest sets in Standard rotate out. This means that as MTG Arena welcomes Throne of Eldraine, the game says goodbye to Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, and Core Set 2019 card sets.

Events

Beginning September 9, MTG Arena is holding special Standard 2020 events that will help players get ready for the new Standard. These events allow players to play with decks that only feature cards from Guilds of Ravnica forward. As the game moves forward with the Throne of Eldraine preview season, this becomes the perfect opportunity to brew some decks while keeping an eye on what new cards players may wish to add when the set officially releases.

For those interested in the event, no need to worry as there are no entry fees. In addition, the format follows a Best-of-One and Ranked Best-of-One matches. In addition, each two consecutive wins rewards players with 200 Mastery XP, players can play them as many times as they like. This is good for those who want to catch up on their Core Set 2020 Mastery pass or finish off those last few levels.

Rewards

Players who manage to log in to MTG Arena before September 26 receive a special renewal gift waiting for them: 10 rare or higher individual card rewards (ICRs) from the Standard 2020 sets, which includes Throne of Eldraine. A new set release also means a new Set Mastery, and the renewal gift extends to this as well.

Throne of Eldraine is set for a September 26 release. The tabletop version hits store shelves on October 4.

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