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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


Digital Franchise

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