MTG Arena Gets A Little More Hearthstone-y With Next Expansion

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 27, 2021
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When Hearthstone first came out, one of my initial thoughts about it was how clever Blizzard was at incorporating effects that you couldn't do -- at least not easily -- in a physical card game. Most of these revolved around the game's randomness, which, for better or worse, defined that game. Now, Wizards of the Coast is taking a page from Blizzard's book.

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons will release on August 12 and add 782 cards to Magic: The Gathering Arena. 372 of those are new to Arena, and 31 feature three new effect keywords described as being "designed specifically for the [digital] platform": Seek lets you grab a random card from your deck that meets a certain criteria; Perpetually permanently changes the characteristics of a card; and Conjure "creates cards out of thin air."

Historic Horizons will arrive alongside a release event that runs until September 9. It costs 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems to enter, and your first two wins award a rare or mythic ICR from the set.

Learn more about Jumpstart: Historic Horizons on the Magic: The Gathering site.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
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.

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