Jumpstart, without the deck-building, is the quickest way to play Magic: The Gathering!

Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to announce the release of the latest card expansion for Magic: The Gathering: Jumpstart. The new set is now available digitally through the Magic: The Gathering Arena video game, now newly available for Mac on the Epic Games Store, as well as a standalone download for Windows, and will release physically later this year.

Jumpstart will allow players to experience Magic’s rich history in an easily accessible manner, giving access to over 500 cards from throughout the game’s 27-years of development, as well as 37 brand new cards, such as Tinybones, Trinket Thief and Neyith of the Dire Hunt. 300 of these cards will be playable in the Historic format, which features every card available in MTG Arena, allowing players to build and craft a wide variety of decks building upon archetypes from throughout the game’s history.

Players can access Jumpstart in MTG Arena through a Limited Event, available from July 16th until August 16th. Entry will cost players 2000 gold or 400 Gems. Any cards players gain through the event will then be added to their collection, and are also all craftable through MTG Arena’s Wildcard system.

Designed to be played quickly and easily, Jumpstart will also provide players with a way to pick-up-and-play Magic. No assembly or deck building will be required, with players opening two packs of cards and combining them to create the deck they play with that time, allowing for over 100 combinations of themed cards and making each game a surprise. 

More details about the design of Jumpstart can be found here, as can more details about the story of the set here.

Download for free Magic: The Gathering Arena here, or on the Epic Games Store. A full list of Jumpstart cards can be found here.

Jim Smale

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