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Magic: The Gathering Arena (also Magic Arena or MTGA) is the upcoming digital free-to-play Magic video game developed by Wizards of the Coast's Digital Games Studio. It is currently in open beta development phase (as of October, 2018).


  • Free-to-play with in-game purchases
  • Full cardpool following the Standard format
  • Free deck building via included deck builder
  • Tutorial for new players (New player experience)
  • Daily and weekly quests and rewards
  • Variety of challenging events (see Play Modes)
  • Optimized for live streaming (including Creators Program in collaboration with StreamLabs)
  • Interlink between digital and physical product (redeemable codes in paper card boosters)

Play Modes[]

Apart from continuous play modes in form of free play and ladder play Magic Arena also offers a variety of rotating and one-time events. These can have changes in game settings (e.g. Exploration), formats, requirements for played decks, matches per game, entry fees and rewards.

  • Flash events (timely limited with special rewards)
  • Draft (several modes and sets)
  • Constructed (both best-of-one and best-of-three matches)
  • Singleton
  • Pauper
  • Momir
  • Exploration
  • Twice the Life
  • Brewer's Delight
  • Metagame Challenge

History of Development[]

  • September 2017: Alpha version revealed
  • December 2017: Start of closed beta (under NDA)
  • March 2018: NDA lifted
  • September 2018: Start of open beta

System Requirements[]

Minimum Requirements[]

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ or Equivalent
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 8800 or Equivalent
Operating System: Windows 7

Recommended Requirements[]

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 560
Operating System: Windows 10[1]

External Links[]

Official product page
Official page on facebook
Official page on twitter


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