Magic: The Gathering Arena Adding "Historic" Set Rotation Format
It happens to every (successful) CCG, whether physical or digital: Eventually, you have to set your tournament structure up so that you'll only use cards from the previous few sets, so that new players don't have to accumulate thousands of cards from five (or more) years ago to compete. In doing so, you'll probably also create an "anything goes" format that does allow players to use any cards, from any era. Hearthstone did it a few years back (as I predicted), and now Magic: The Gathering Arena has similar plans.
Introducing "Historic," the non-rotating -- i.e., "anything goes" -- format coming to MTG Arena later this month. Wizards of the Coast penned a blog post today to update players on how it will work, following feedback from its earlier announcement in late August. Most significantly, Wildcard redemption rates, previously announced as 2:1, will be set to 1:1, so players can "test and brew new and different Historic decks." Historic events will start in November and occur at least once per month, and players will be able to buy cards from Historic sets in the usual 15-card boosters, instead of the previously announced 45-card bundles.
The complete chart describing how Historic will work, and how today's announcement differs from that of two weeks ago, can be found below. Historic comes to the game on Sept. 26, alongside the launch of the Throne of Eldraine expansion and formal game launch.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Slap Your Way To Success With Blade & Soul's New Soul Fighter Specialization
The Way of the Divine Hand is available to level 60 Soul Fighters.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
(UPDATED) Proposed LotRO Changes Bring Out Pay-To-Win Accusations
But currency earnings from the cash shop are dwarfed by other means of acquisition.By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Activision Blizzard Has Cut Or Disciplined About 80 Workers Since July
Kotick reportedly delayed the news and one major Investor has issued a "list of demands"By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Brave The Cold In Aura Kingdom's Valleys Of Ice Hearts Update
Level cap raise, two new zones. two new dungeons, and an Eidolon story dungeon.By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
💣 Feature | Preview: Exploring Cantha And Riding Turtles Into Battle In Guild Wars 2: End Of Dragons
New lands await and an old foe returns in a more accessible strike mission.By Jason Winter - 5 days ago
Blizzard Announces Plans For WoW Esports 15 Year Anniversary With Over $1.8 Million On The Line
They even hope to do some in-person events this summer.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago