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The year 2021 is the twenty-ninth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.

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Summer of Legend

Wizards of the Coast dubbed the summer of 2021 the Summer of Legend.

Date Event
January 28 Release of a mobile version of MTG Arena on Android early access.
February 5 Release of Kaldheim.
February 12 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Smitten
February 22 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Black is Magic.
February 25 Announcement of a new class of product: Universes Beyond, which will take outside IP's and bring them into Magic.
March 11 Historic Anthology IV becomes available on MTG Arena.
March 15 Release of the Kaldheim wave of Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures by WizKids.
March 19 Release of Time Spiral Remastered.
March 23 Launch of the PC Open Beta for Magic: Legends.
March 25 MTG Arena adds support for iOs (tablets and iPhones).
March 28 Kaldheim Championship
April 1 Nic Kelman, controversial Director of Entertainment Development, leaves Wizards of the Coast.
April 2 Release of Challenger Decks 2021
April 7 First publication of the ongoing Magic comic by BOOM! Studios.
April 23 Release of Strixhaven: School of Mages.
April 26 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Dr. Lair's Secretorium Superdrop
May 7 Release of Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2.
May 13 Magic esports announces that the MPL and the Rivals League will be retired after the 2021–22 Players Tour Season.
  • Pro Players are told that they should not consider Magic professionally moving forward.
May 14 Official retirement of Planeswalker decks, which are being replaced by Commander decks going forward.
May 27 Release of Historic Anthology V on MTG Arena.
June 6 Strixhaven Championship
June 18 Release of Modern Horizons 2.
June 21 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: All-Natural, Totally Refreshing Superdrop
July 1 Development of Pioneer Masters is put on hold for an unspecified time.
June 29 Barely four months after its Open Beta launch, the videogame Magic: Legends is announced to be terminated.
July 23 Release of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.
July 28 Release of the Strixhaven: School of Mages wave of Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures by WizKids.
August 6 Release of the 2021 Arena Starter Kit.
August 24 Announcement Day
August 24 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Out of Time Superdrop
August 26 Release of Jumpstart: Historic Horizons
September 24 Release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
October 5 WPN introduces Companion Play Promos
  • Available for players who sign up to an event by using the Companion app.
October 8-10 World Championship XXVII
October 13 Rebalanced cards are introduced as a permanent feature in MTG Arena.
October 15 Release of Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021.
October 18 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: October Superdrop.
October 22 Hasbro PulseCon 2021
November 5 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Extra Life 2021.
November 19 Release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow
November 20 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: MSCHF.
November 29 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Secretversary 2021.
December 2 MTG Arena introduces Alchemy, a digital-only format.
December 5 Innistrad Championship
December 9 Release of Alchemy: Innistrad on MTG Arena.
December 23 Daybreak Games acquires the license to develop, provide live service and publish Magic Online.
Hall of Fame inductees: None

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