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Date Added sets Notable changes
2017-09-07[1] Alpha version revealed.
2017-12-04[2][3] Start of the Closed Beta.
2018-01-18 Economy changed and collections wiped.
2018-03-22 NDA lifted. Economy changed and collections wiped. New starter decks added.
2018-04-26 Economy changed. Paid economy and events added.
2018-06-07[4] Standard banlist introduced. Economy changed. More event types added.
2018-07-14 New Player Experience (NPE). Tutorial games added. Economy changed.
2018-09-27[5] Start of the Open Beta. Collections wiped. Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Welcome Deck 2017, Amonkhet, and Hour of Devastation removed.
2018-11-15[6] Implemented the “Direct Challenge” feature in preparation for other social features (e.g. friend lists).
2018-12-13[7] New ranking system introduced. Seasonal rewards for Constructed and Limited ranks added.
2019-01-17[8] Duplicate protection (5th copy) for rare/mythic and other minor economy changes. Best-of-three Ranked.
2019-02-14[9] Discord integration added. Deck builder overhaul and improvements.
2019-03-27[10][11] Unlockable/purchasable cosmetics (card styles, card sleeves, and avatars). “Practice Matches” versus AI. “Mastery Tree” progression system.
2019-04-25[12]
2019-07-02[13] Rotating Ranked Draft, Set Mastery system, with the Mastery Tree and reward track (replacing Weekly Win rewards), Mastery Pass, London Mulligan, New Player Decks.
2019-07-10[14] Set Mastery system update, return of Weekly Win rewards.
2019-09-26[15] Official launch. Rotation: Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, and Core Set 2019 moved to the new Historic format and add Historic Anthology 1.[16]
2019-11-21[17] Friends List
2019-12-12[18] Suspensions, Historic Anthology: Rhys the Redeemed
2020-01-16[19]
2020-03-12[20] Historic Anthology II
2020-04-16[21] Player Draft
2020-05-21[22] Historic Anthology III. Permanent Historic Ranked Queue.
2020-07-25[23] Availability on macOS.[24] Improved pack collation for less reprints. Brawl permanently available.[25]
2020-08-13[26] New player decks. Creation of Arena Base Set.
2020-08-12[27] Set rotation: Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, War of the Spark and Core Set 2020 move to Historic format. Customizable emotes.
2020-11-12[28]
2021-01-28[29] Release on Android Early Access to play the game on mobile phones.[30]
2021-03-11[31] Historic Anthology IV
2021-03-25[32] Support added for tablets and iOS devices. Log-ins on one of these devices give a Thopter pet.
2021-04-15[33] 7-card Sideboard change in in Best-of-One.
2021-05-27[34] Historic Anthology 5
2021-07-08[35] Dungeons and Dice rolling.
2021-08-10[36] Large-scale change to our backend systems.
2021-08-26[37] Designed-for-digital cards and mechanics. 100-card Historic Brawl events added to the queue.
2021-09-16
2021-10-13[38] Introduction of rebalanced cards
2021-11-17
2021-12-09[39] Introduction of the Alchemy format. Alchemy: Innistrad
2022-02-10
2022-03-17 Alchemy: Kamigawa. Arena Base Set moved to Alchemy. Cosmetics per deck enabled.
2022-04-28[40] Introduction of Explorer. Enabling multiple Boosters purchases with gold. Vault progress visible.
2022-06-02[41] Alchemy: New Capenna. Hotswapping rebalanced cards. Mythic packs.
2022-07-07 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate.
2022-07-28 Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1
2022-08-11[42] Introduction of rebalancing cards during a limited season in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate.
2022-09-01
2022-10-06 Alchemy: Dominaria. Collection progress tracking.
2022-11-15 Introduction of Golden packs.
2022-12-13 Alchemy: The Brothers' War, Explorer Anthology 2, changes to country-specific card sleeves.[43] Addition of in-game mailbox.
2023-02-07
2023-02-28 Alchemy: Phyrexia, preferred printing option.[44]
2023-03-21
2023-04-21
2023-05-11 Replacing the Alchemy set for March of the Machine.[45]
2023-05-23 Availability on Steam.[45]
2023-06-20
2023-07-18 Historic Anthology 7 and Explorer Anthology 3. Explorer Anthology 2 is added to the store again, until September 5, 2023.[46]
2023-09-05 Improved duplicate protection. Advanced filter. Alchemy rotation.[47][48] "Pets" renamed to "Companions".
2023-10-10 Alchemy: Eldraine.
2023-11-14 Admiral Brass, Unsinkable, Clavileño, First of the Blessed, Pantlaza, Sun-Favored and Xolatoyac, the Smiling Flood are added as bonus cards for Brawl players.[49]
2023-12-05 Alchemy: Ixalan.
2023-12-12[50] Introduction of Timeless. Players receive a copy of Timeless Dragon through their inbox.
2024-02-06[51] Introduction of Play Boosters, including The List and Special Guests.
2024-03-05 Alchemy: Karlov Manor.
2024-03-31 Players receive four copies of One With Nothing for April Fools' Day through their inbox.
2024-04-16 A large visual identifier is added for creatures with reach on the battlefield.
2024-05-07 Alchemy: Thunder Junction.
2024-05-21 The enemy colored fetch lands from Modern Horizons 2 are made available for players to craft through the Enemy Fetch Lands Anthology.[52]
2024-06-11 Disa the Restless; Omo, Queen of Vesuva; Satya, Aetherflux Genius; Ulalek, Fused Atrocity; Azlask, the Swelling Scourge; Cayth, Famed Mechanist; Coram, the Undertaker and Jyoti, Moag Ancient are made available in Limited packs at a rate of approximately 1 in 21, replacing a card of any rarity.[53]
2024-7-10 New starter decks added.

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