Magic: The Gathering Arena moves into the next phase of its closed beta

Wizards of the Coast’s most famous card game continues to prepare its newest multiplayer version for public consumption. This Thursday, Magic: The Gathering Arena will update its closed beta to be more public and full-featured.

Thursday’s update will mark the end of the NDA and allow testers to discuss, stream, and share the game with the larger community. Wizards will be sending out 100,000 more players to come try the game out and some of its newer additions, such as preconstructed decks and the recent Amonkhet cards.

Interested participants can sign up to be part of the upcoming stress test over on the Magic: The Gathering Arena site.

“This new phase is an exciting time for us,” Wizards said. “As we’re still in closed beta, we’re still testing many aspects of the game, looking for feedback, and learning a lot along the way. That means there are plenty of areas we want to add more polish and finish to, plus additional functionality and content to be implemented. But we’re very excited to see what discussions and feedback arise out of this new testing period.”

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Zophie Winters

Eh, not enough to bring me back to Magic, I think I’ll just stick with HexTCG

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Teh Beardling

Does anyone know if this will play like the actual game and not that garbage that was Duels? the card restriction limit in duels ran me off of the game. If I wanted those kinds of deck building restrictions I’d play hearthstone .

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primal

off topic but Star citizen 3.1 PTU first wave :D hope its performance is better, ill find out soon

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Al_Bundy

I was hoping for years that MtG would create a good Online-TCG.

Along came Blizzard and now we have Heartstone. Now everyone is trying to jump on the bandwagon with similar cardgames. You had 10 years to come up with a fun2play Online-TCG suitable for beginners als well as pros. By now Heartstone is #1 and I think there’s little you can do about that. All the games that follow now are doomed to lived in the shadow of Heartstone…

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donvweel

Hearthstone is pretty big right now but I think there is still room for growth. Elder Scrolls Legends is growing steadily and has a number of former pro Hearthstone players who wanted a less random luck based game. I think Artifact is going to be a real contender as well. Magic is magic probably the best trading card game ever if you have deep pockets, hopfully Arena will give us a better Magic with a modern client and a way to play with reasonable succcess without having to spend $200 a year on cards.

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Mikka Hansen

I was mildly interested in this, but after Artifact’s announcement I lost all interest. I hate standard, specially the last years it’s been a complete horror show and wotc have been screwing up nonstop.

Call me back when this supports modern and legacy and maybe, just maybe, I’ll give a crap about it

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Jake Peters

Love MtG and can’t wait to join the beta!

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basedankh

I’m not sure I can support WotC any longer after the recent news on how their contractors staff out some… troubled people to deal with kids. That is a shame, because I love Magic.

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donvweel

Did not make the beta, looking forward to this as I like magic but hate the client. Also loking for Artifact looks good and has one of the orignl creators of magic working on it. https://www.pcgamesn.com/artifact/artifact-the-dota-card-game-release-date-trailers-gameplay-cards-trading