Magic: The Gathering Arena experiences connectivity issues

MTG Arena team continues to investigate server issues.

Magic: The Gathering Arena (MTG Arena) experienced connection errors and outages throughout the afternoon of March 25, 2020, leading to unscheduled downtime for nearly an hour.

The MTG Arena Twitter first acknowledged issues around 3 PM CT, citing player reports of error messages upon log in, with some players losing connection mid game. 

Shortly after the initial Tweet, logins were disabled around 5 PM CT while the MTG Arena team continued their investigation into the connectivity problems. After problems continued to persist, the game was taken offline for nearly an hour before being brought back around 6:20 PM CT.

According to the incident report, “We are bringing MTG Arena back online, however we’re continuing to monitor the situation to ensure our systems have stabilized. Maintenance is on-going.”

In response to the latest incident report, many players continue to report log in and connectivity issues. Hopefully the MTG Arena team will be able to fix these issues shortly.

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MTG Arena Historic format adding 25 cards with Secret Lair tie-in

March will be a big month for Magic: The Gathering Historic players in MTG Arena with the arrival of 25 new cards and Secret Lair card styles. 

Historic Anthology 2 will launch within MTG Arena during the month of March with the addition of 25 new cards. Set to release on March 12, players can purchase the added cards in bulk for a price of 25,000 gold or 4,000 gems. More information about the start date of Historic Anthology 2 will be released on March 5 with the next Magic Arena “State of the Game” address. 

Here are the 25 new cards being added to the Historic format in MTG Arena:

  • Ancestral Mask
  • Barren Moor
  • Bojuka Bog
  • Brain Maggot
  • Dragonmaster Outcast
  • Forgotten Cave
  • Ghost Quarter
  • Goblin Ruinblaster
  • Inexorable Tide
  • Knight of the Reliquary
  • Lonely Sandbar
  • Maelstrom Pulse
  • Meddling Mage
  • Merrow Reejerey
  • Nyx-Fleece Ram
  • Pack Rat
  • Platinum Angel
  • Ranger of Eos
  • Secluded Steppe
  • Sigil of the Empty Throne
  • Terravore
  • Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • Tranquil Thicket
  • Virulent Plague
  • Waste Not

The list of cards being added to the Historic format in Arena includes Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, who also happens to be the feature card in a Secret Lair drop on March 12. For a period of 24 hours, collectors and players can purchase four copies of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben for $29.99 and receive a code for all four card styles in MTG Arena. Artwork for Thalia was illustrated by Magali Villeneuve and Johannes Voss.

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