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The year 2022 is the thirtieth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.

Events[ | ]

Date Event
January 4 Release of the first basic land of Secret Lair Drop Series: The Astrology Lands.
January 5 Chris Cocks, president of Wizards of the Coast, is named the new CEO of Hasbro.[1]
January 28 Release of Commander Collection: Black
  • Only sold at WPN stores.
January 28 Release of Innistrad: Double Feature.
February 17 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: February Superdrop.
February 18 Release of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.
March 13 {LBN} Eli Kassis wins the Neon Dynasty Championship.
March 14 Release of the designed-for-digital Alchemy: Kamigawa set on MTG Arena.
March 30 Wizards of the Coast Organized Play announces the reinstatement of the tabletop Pro Tour.[2]
April 1 Release of Challenger Decks 2022.
April 11 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: April Superdrop 2022.
April 21 Introduction of the "true-to-tabletop" Explorer format on Magic: The Gathering Arena.
April 29 Release of Streets of New Capenna.
May 4 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Pride Across the Multiverse.
May 21 Start of the 2022–23 Pro Tour Season with the first Qualifier Play-In event on MTG Arena.
May 22 {DEU} Jan-Moritz Merkel wins the New Capenna Championship.
June 2 Release of Alchemy: New Capenna on MTG Arena.
June 3 Release of the 2022 Starter Kit.
June 10 Release of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate.
June 13 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Here Be Dragons and June Superdrop 2022.
July 1 Prices are raised by 11% across the board for Booster products (eg. Draft Boosters, Set Boosters and Collector Boosters).[3]
July 7 Release of Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate on MTG Arena.
July 8 Release of Double Masters 2022.
July 21 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Fortnite.
July 28 Release of Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1 on MTG Arena.
August 10 Without fanfare, the mobile game Magic SpellSlingers is finally fully implemented on iOS and Android.[4]
August 11 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Li'l Giri Saves the Day.
August 18 Yearly Announcement Day.
August 28 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: August Superdrop 2022.
September 9 Release of Dominaria United.

Standard Rotation: Zendikar Rising, Kaldheim, Strixhaven: School of Mages and Adventures in the Forgotten Realms leave the format.

September 25 {GB-WLS} Sam Rolph wins Arena Championship 1.
October 1 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Li’l’ler Walkers.
October 6 Release of Alchemy: Dominaria on MTG Arena.
October 7 Release of Unfinity.
  • The acorn stamp replaces silver borders.
  • First Un-set to contain Eternal-legal cards.
  • Introduction of Sticker technology.
October 7 Release of Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks.
October 14 Release of Game Night Free-for-All.
October 17 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: October Superdrop 2022‎ (including the Warhammer 40K drops).
October 20 Magic Online officially transfers from Wizards of the Coast's servers to Daybreak's servers.[5]
October 28-30 Magic 30 convention, the "ultimate celebration of three decades of Magic: The Gathering".
November 1 Release of the Secret Lair 30th Anniversary Countdown Kit.
November 4 Release of the Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022.
November 4 Release of the Secret Lair Drop Series: Extra Life 2022.
November 8 The DailyMTG.com website receives a major overhaul, obsoleting many older articles and causing massive link rot on this wiki.[7]
November 14 The Bank of America warns that Hasbro is “destroying the long-term value” of Magic: The Gathering by overprinting cards.[8]
November 17 Release of the Secret Lair Drop Series: Look at the Kitties.
November 18 Release of The Brothers' War.
November 30 Release of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Beta.
  • Priced at $999 for four randomized boosters of non-tournament legal commemorative cards.
December 2 Release of Jumpstart 2022.
December 2 Release of the first Starter Commander Decks.
December 5 Release of the first Secret Lair Drop Series: December Superdrop 2022.
December 13 Release of Alchemy: The Brothers' War and Explorer Anthology 2 on MTG Arena.

Publications[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Hasbro (January 5, 2022). "Hasbro Names Chris Cocks as Chief Executive Officer". Archived from the original on June 1, 2023.
  2. Wizards of the Coast (April 01, 2022). "Return of the Pro Tour: Your Path to Playing Magic at the Highest Level". Magic.gg. Archived from the original on June 5, 2023.
  3. Landon Crispens (February 7, 2023). "How Do Magic: The Gathering's Recent Price Increases Affect Players?". TCGPlayer.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2023.
  4. Magic Spellslingers. Steam (August 5, 2022). Archived from the original on June 10, 2023.
  5. Wizards of the Coast (October 11, 2022). "Magic Online Transition Details". MTGO.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2023.
  6. Anna Prosser, Holley Conrad (November 16, 2022). "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsBQZIM7mS4
    1. Magic30 Cosplay Contest] (Video)". Magic: The Gathering. YouTube.
  7. Blake Rasmussen (November 8, 2022). "A New Daily(MTG)". magicthegathering.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2023.
  8. Matthew Fox (November 16, 2022). "Hasbro is 'killing its golden goose' by destroying the long-term value of Magic: The Gathering, BofA says in scathing downgrade call". Insider. Archived from the original on July 13, 2023.
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