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This page lists historical game releases and the major changes made in each version. See also Historical events.


Version New sets New Planeswalkers New Events Other notable changes
Added to Legacy
Release 1.2
(Dec 2015)
Origins ORI

Chandra, Roaring Flame
Gideon, Battle Forged
Jace, Telepath Unbound
Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
Nissa, Sage Animist

Quick Battle

  • Public game launch
Release 1.3
(Feb 2016)
Release 1.3.1
(Feb 2016)
  • Free daily booster packs added (3 cards every 8 hours)
  • Quick battle rewards rebalanced
Release 1.4
(Apr 2016)
Battle for Zendikar BFZ

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Koth of the Hammer
Garruk Wildspeaker

Release 1.5
(Jun 2016)
Oath of the Gatewatch OGW

Ajani Vengeant
Kiora, Master of the Depths
Sarkhan the Mad

Oath of the Gatewatch (event)

Release 1.5.8
(Jul 2016)

Nodes of Power

Release 1.6
(Aug 2016)
Shadows over Innistrad SOI

Nahiri, the Harbinger
Tezzeret, the Seeker
Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Terrors in the Shadows

  • Coalitions feature added
Release 1.6.5
(Aug 2016)

Saheeli Rai

Saheeli Rai's Challenge

  • Coalition events and leaderboard added
Release 1.7
(Sep 2016)

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

Avacyn's Madness

  • Coalition chat feature added
Release 1.7.1
(Oct 2016)
Eldritch Moon EMN

Arlinn Kord
Liliana, the Last Hope

Emrakul's Corruption
Hallow's Eve

  • Carousel interface added to activity hub
  • Animation speed-up
Release 1.8
(Nov 2016)
  • Activity Hub revamped
  • Planeswalker preview for upcoming Planeswalkers added to the vault
Release 1.9
(Dec 2016)
Kaladesh KLD

Dovin Baan
Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Fateful Showdown
Dovin Baan's Challenge
Holiday Showdown
Chandra's Challenge

  • Event nodes now begin charging when the event starts, not when you join
  • TiS, EC, and NoP events reworked as individual events
  • Menace ability reworked
Release 1.9.1
(Dec 2016)

Inventor's Fair

  • Coalition points are no longer granted to players who join after the event starts
Release 1.9.2
(Jan 2017)
  • Exclusive cards added, obtained via your invite link being used
Release 1.10
(Jan 2017)
Aether Revolt AER

Nissa, Vital Force

Revolt Against the Consulate
Angels' Embrace
Fate is Rarely Fair
Emergency Ordinances

  • Card search by subtype now possible in-game
Release 1.10.1
(Feb 2017)
  • Battle log feature added
Release 1.10.2
(Mar 2017)

Tezzeret the Schemer

Trial of the Planes
Planeswalker Arena
Breaking Points

Release 2.0
(Apr 2017)

Ajani, Unyielding

Training Grounds

Release 2.1
(May 2017)
Amonkhet AKH Battle for Zendikar BFZ
Oath of the Gatewatch OGW
Shadows over Innistrad SOI
Eldritch Moon EMN

Gideon of the Trials
Nissa, Steward of the Elements

Trial of Zeal
Trial of Strength
Trial of Ambition

  • Standard and Legacy formats introduced
  • All tied players on event leaderboards receive the same reward, instead of being split via a time-based method
  • FS and RatC events reworked as individual events
  • Many event rewards rebalanced
Release 2.2
(Jul 2017)
Hour of Devastation HOU

Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Liliana, Death's Majesty

Return of the God-Pharaoh
Hour of Devastation (event)
Hour of Revelation

  • Only part of the HOU set is available on release
  • Free daily boosters changed to one card every 2 hours
  • Improvements to event Deck slots feature
Release 2.2.2
(Aug 2017)

Samut, the Tested

  • An additional backlog of HOU cards released
Release 2.2.3
(Oct 2017)
Release 2.2.5
(Nov 2017)

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

  • Elite pack card pools from older sets introduced into the rotation
Release 2.3
(Dec 2017)
Release 2.4
(Feb 2018)
Ixalan XLN

Jace, Cunning Castaway
Huatli, Warrior Poet
Vraska, Relic Seeker

Across Ixalan
Race to Orazca

  • Drop rates in Card packs are now published in-game
Release 2.5
(Mar 2018)
Rivals of Ixalan RIX Kaladesh KLD
Aether Revolt AER

Angrath, the Flame-Chained
Huatli, Radiant Champion

Battle of Four Tribes

  • Major XLN card rebalancing
  • AI difficulty reduced again
Release 2.6
(Apr 2018)

Karn, Scion of Urza

  • Customer support switched from Zendesk to Helpshift
Release 2.7
(May 2018)
Dominaria DOM Amonkhet AKH

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Jaya Ballard

A World Reborn
A Journey Through History

  • Free daily boosters changed to 3 cards every 6 hours
  • Artwork zoom feature added
Release 2.7.1
(Jul 2018)
  • 400 Mana Jewels Elite packs can no longer drop duplicates
  • Objective changes for AJTH and RGP events
Release 2.8
(Jul 2018)
Core Set 2019 M19 Hour of Devastation HOU

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
Liliana, Untouched by Death
Sarkhan, Fireblood
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Vivien Reid

The Dragon War

  • The Training Grounds event now alternates between Standard and Legacy formats
  • Shield number icon added to support cards
  • Some widespread card changes for balance, including nerfing key Cycling cards
Release 2.9
(Sep 2018)
Zendikar vs Eldrazi ZVE

Nissa, Worldwaker
The Eldrazi Desolation

Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi

Release 3.0
(Nov 2018)
Guilds of Ravnica GRN

Ral, Izzet Viceroy
Vraska, Golgari Queen

Rising Tensions

  • Graveyard contents now visible during play
  • Standard rotation will now change in sync with MtG
  • Across Ixalan changed to a Legacy 2-day event
Release 3.1
(Dec 2018)
  • Jaya Ballard abilities reworked
  • Copied cards no longer castable on the turn they are copied
Release 3.2
(Jan 2019)

Sarkhan Unbroken

Tour de Ravnica

  • Player Profile feature added
  • Card Visual Aid feature added (speed up / slow down animations)
  • Master and Expert Theme decks added for all Planeswalkers who did not have these yet
  • Two Training Grounds events now run in parallel, one Legacy and one Standard
  • Battle of Four Tribes event split into two 2-day events
Release 3.3
(Mar 2019)
Ravnica Allegiance RNA

Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
Dovin, Grand Arbiter
Domri, Chaos Bringer

Routes of Ravnica

  • View Exiled cards feature added
  • Loop prevention feature added
  • Rising Tensions event expanded to add a further 5 guilds
Release 3.4
(May 2019)
Release 3.4.1
(May 2019)

Tamiyo, Field Researcher
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Release 3.5
(Jun 2019)
War of the Spark WAR

Gideon Blackblade
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge

The Elderspark
Ravnica at War
Role Reversal

Release 3.6
(Jul 2019)

Fblthp, the Lost

Planechasing Fblthp

  • Alternate art cards introduced
  • Loop prevention system changed to loop control system
  • Some card balance changes
Release 3.7
(Aug 2019)

Wrenn and Six

  • New mechanic: Threshold
  • Destroyer objective now counts your own creatures too
  • Some card balance changes
Release 3.8
(Oct 2019)
Core Set 2020 M20

Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Duets of Mana
Awakened Inferno
Trick or Treat?

Release 3.9
(Nov 2019)
Throne of Eldraine ELD Ixalan XLN
Rivals of Ixalan RIX
Dominaria DOM
Core Set 2019 M19

Garruk, Cursed Huntsman
Oko, Thief of Crowns
The Royal Scions

The Great Tournament
Challenge of the Courts
Fables of Eldraine

Release 3.9.1
(Jan 2020)

Rowan Kenrith

  • Additional ELD cards added to the game
Release 4.0
(Feb 2020)
Theros Beyond Death THB

Calix, Destiny's Hand
Ashiok, Nightmare Muse
Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis


Release 4.1
(Mar 2020)
From the Vault: Odyssey ODY
Daxos vs Kalemne DvK

Daxos the Returned
Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas

Duel Decks: Daxos vs Kalemne
Hero's Path - Face the Hydra
Seize the Day

Release 4.2
(May 2020)
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths IKO

Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast
Narset of the Ancient Way

The Colossal Tussle
Hunter X Bonder

  • New mechanics: Companion, MutateMutate, MutationMutation
  • Non-dupe Standard packs are set-limited from now on
  • Booster crafting can no longer be used on the newest set
Release 4.3
(Jun 2020)
From the Vault: Torment TOR
Release 4.4
(Jul 2020)
Core Set 2021 M21
From the Vault: Judgment JUD

Basri Ket
Chandra, Heart of Fire
Garruk, Unleashed
Liliana, Waker of the Dead
Teferi, Master of Time

A Timeless Voyage

Release 4.5
(Oct 2020)
Zendikar Rising ZNR Guilds of Ravnica GRN
Ravnica Allegiance RNA
War of the Spark WAR
Core Set 2020 M20

Jace, Mirror Mage
Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients
Nissa of Shadowed Boughs

Zendikar Expeditions
Rise of Adventure

Release 4.6
(Dec 2020)

Ashiok, Sculptor of Fears

Release 4.7
(Jan 2021)
Puzzle Masters PMA

Chandra, Ignited

Colors of Magic

Release 4.8
(Feb 2021)
Kaldheim KHM

Kaya, the Inexorable
Niko Aris
Serra the Benevolent
Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor
Tyvar Kell

Doomskar Claimants
Skoti Bloodline

Release 4.9
(May 2021)
Strixhaven STX

Jeska, Thrice Reborn
Kasmina, Enigma Sage
Lukka, Wayward Bonder
Professor Onyx
Will, Scholar of Frost

Release 5.0
(Jun 2021)
  • Rewarded ads feature added
  • Chat UI enhanced
Release 5.0.1
(Jul 2021)
  • Real-time PVP added to challenge coalition members
Release 5.1
(Aug 2021)
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms AFR

Dungeon Master
Ellywick Tumblestrum
Grand Master of Flowers
Lolth, Spider Queen
Zariel, Archduke of Avernus

You've Found An Entrance

Release 5.2
(Oct 2021)
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt MID Throne of Eldraine ELD
Theros Beyond Death THB
Daxos vs Kalemne DvK
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths IKO
Core Set 2021 M21

Arlinn, the Pack's Hope
Liliana, Master of Death
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset
Wrenn and Seven

The Harvesttide

Release 5.3
(Dec 2021)
Innistrad: Crimson Vow VOW

Chandra, Dressed to Kill
Kaya, Geist Hunter
Sorin, the Mirthless


Release 5.3.1
(Jan 2022)

Ajani, Invigorate Leadership
Nissa, Vital Energy
Teferi, Chronoclast

Release 5.4.0
(Feb 2022)

Battles From the Ages
Devour in Flames

  • 45 new PMA cards added
Release 5.5
(Mar 2022)
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty NEO

Kaito Shizuki
Tamiyo, Compleated Sage
Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh
The Wandering Emperor

The Kamigawa Run

Release 5.6
(May 2022)

Karn, Reflective Silver

Release 5.7
(Jun 2022)
Streets of New Capenna SNC

Dakkon, Shadow Slayer
Elspeth Resplendent
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary
Vivien on the Hunt

Family Business

Release 5.8
(Jul 2022)
Jump/Start JMP


  • New event type: Jumpstart
Release 5.8.0
(Sep 2022)

Dihada, Binder of Wills

  • Data push added DMU-themed Planeswalker prior to set release
Release 5.9
(Oct 2022)
Dominaria United DMU Zendikar Rising ZNR
Kaldheim KHM
Strixhaven STX
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms AFR

Ajani, Sleeper Agent
Jaya, Fiery Negotiator
Karn, Living Legacy
Liliana of the Veil

Revolving Planeswalk

Release 5.9.1
(Nov 2022)

The Ultimate Planeswalk

  • New promotional cards added for MtG's 30th anniversary
  • New mechanics: DraftDraft
Release 6.0
(Dec 2022)
The Brothers' War BRO

Saheeli, Filigree Master
Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim
Urza, Lord Protector

  • MeldMeld and MeldedMelded abilities reworked. Event rewards changes. PMA token art added.
Release 6.0.1
(Jan 2023)

Tyvar, Jubilant Brawler

Break the Powerstone
Revolving Planeswalk: BRO Edition

  • Limited activations of Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer and Mechanized Warfare
Release 6.1
(Mar 2023)
Phyrexia: All Will Be One ONE

Kaito, Dancing Shadow
Kaya, Intangible Slayer
Koth, Fire of Resistance
Lukka, Bound to Ruin
Nahiri, the Unforgiving

Of Machine And Freedom
Revolving Planeswalk: ONE Edition

Release 6.1.1
(May 2023)
Release 6.2
(Jun 2023)
March of the Machine MOM

Teferi Akosa of Zhalfir

Release 6.3
(Oct 2023)
Wilds of Eldraine WOE

Ashiok, Wicked Manipulator
Wrenn and Realmbreaker

Into the Wilds of Eldraine

Release 6.4
(Dec 2023)
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan LCI

Quintorius Kand
Karn, the Great Creator

  • New mechanics Craft, Descend/Descended and Discover added.
Release 6.4.1
(Jan 2024)

Karn, the Great Creator
Jace, the Perfected Mind
Lord Windgrace

Lost in Caverns of Ixalan
Survivors of Four Tribes Part 1
Survivors of Four Tribes Part 2

  • 10 Vanguards added
Release 6.5.0
(Mar 2024)
Murders at Karlov Manor MKM

Kaya, Spirits' Justice
Ugin, the Ineffable

Following the Clues

  • LCI Epic Booster Pack added
  • All events now have all charges upfront
  • CoM and Planechasing reward packs of the newest set