MTG Arena | Developer Update: War of the Spark

MTG Arena | Developer Update: War of the Spark

May 3, 2019 31 By Bernardo Ryan



hello and welcome to arenas April update my name is Meagan O'Malley community manager and this month war of the spark comes to Magic the Gathering arena adding two hundred and sixty-four new cards thirty-six Planeswalkers plus one teza ret of fun to new mechanics and more to tell you more about this update we're joined by Jay Parker principal game designer and game rules engine extraordinaire all right so I'm Jay Parker I'm the lead of the card set team here at a Magic the Gathering arena and very excited to bring you all the war of the spark card set it's definitely one of the biggest and most complex card sets we've ever put into magic arena we've got the 36 Planeswalkers plus one for the bio box tez there's certainly been a lot of work going into getting all of those two out to players in the great fashion getting the layout on the Planeswalkers to match the paper with all the different new ways that planeswalker cards look and even a fun of late surprise from a bunch of perf issues from bolas when he hooks up with a particular Jayce and starts filling the field with a lot more Planeswalkers than anybody ever intended we've also got a lot of great work going into the other set mechanics for war of the spark with amass and proliferate particularly love the way that the token art for the amass tokens helps us show the increasing power of the armies as they get bigger and bigger swapping out to the more impressive tokens as your army increases in size we've got also a great new battlefield and more of the spark with some fun tricks going on in it to show off all of the fun Flair as you fight a top poulos's citadel we're super excited to have all of you be able to get into wear of the spark and participate in the climactic end game of one of the biggest and best magic storylines ever to learn more about this update be sure to check out this month's date of the beta and for your first look at were the spark gun arena tune in tomorrow 7 a.m. Pacific time as some of your favorite streamers content producers and professional Magic the Gathering players give you a sneak peek at war of the spark during our early access event looking forward to playing war the spark yourself keep an eye on a Status page for the latest information on maintenance times and for more information on when the update will be thanks for watching and we look forward to seeing you in game