Magic: The Gathering’s next set, Zendikar Rising, will hit Arena on September 17

Paper Magic will get it on September 25

Despite a few physical product delays this year, Magic: The Gathering is still trucking along, which means Magic: The Gathering Arena is trucking along too.

Wizards of the Coast hasn’t missed a digital rollout timeline for a major set yet despite the current global situation, as they can just poof the cards into existence on Arena: which typically gets them before the paper community. That isn’t changing, as Wizards has announced today during San Diego Comic-Con at Home that Zendikar Rising will arrive on September 17 in Arena (September 25 in paper form).

Interestingly, Wizards is going to market Zendikar a bit differently compared to recent sets, as set booster packs will include 14 cards (12 actual cards, an art card and a last card that could either be a token, an ad, or a card from “the list” – a set of 300 cards curated from Magic history). Wizards is calling set boosters a “brand-new type of booster pack.” The first few cards from The List have been revealed today: Cloudgoat Ranger, Pact of Negation and Muscle Sliver.

I know some folks are itching for the next standard rotation to happen, but we’ll still have a few annoying cards in the mix (new Teferi! Cat ovens that aren’t too hard to counter but are annoying to play against in Arena due to the timing triggers!).

Chris Carter
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