In a combination that seems right out of the depths of Gamer Hell (Heaven?) comes the brand partnership of Hot Pockets and Magic: The Gathering in this week’s MTG Arena Announcements.

Shadows Over Innistrad Preorder

Starting on March 7, players will have access to the preorder bundle for Shadows over Innistrad Remastered on Arena. The SOI Bundle will run players $29.99 USD and comes with:

Players will be able to open their packs when the set releases on Arena on March 21.

The Official Food Of Planeswalkers, Hot Pockets

You might have seen images floating around social media or possibly even encountered these magical Hot Pockets in your local grocery stores. Magic is now giving players an official look at the Magic-marked Hot Pockets boxes and detailed what you can find inside.

Each specially marked box can be redeemed for a code that will give up to five rewards. You must upload a picture of your receipt as well so hang on to those if you plan on picking any up. The receipts must be redeemed at this official website so keep that in mind if you want to collect your rewards.

The rewards are collected in order, starting with:

  1. Vivien’s Hunt Precon Deck
  2. Vivien on the Hunt avatar
  3. Viven, Arkbow Ranger sleeve
  4. 2,000 XP Mastery Pass bonus
  5. 2,000 XP Mastery Pass bonus

March Ranked Season

For Arena players looking for something a little more serious, the ranked rewards for March are here. Ranked season began on Feb. 28 and will run until March 31, 12 p.m. PT.

Each tier’s rewards are as followed:

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Phyrexia: All Will Be One pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Phyrexia: All Will Be One pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style + Dragonwing Glider card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style + Dragonwing Glider card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Phyrexia: All Will Be One packs + 1,000 gold + Ossification card style + Dragonwing Glider card style


The full event list for March is here as well, with a number of fun stuff coming to Arena. Don’t forget that Midweek Magic events have changed their starting time so every Tuesday they will start at 2 p.m. PT, ending later on Thurday at 2 p.m. PT.

Midweek Magic

  • March 7–9: On the Edge
  • March 14–16: Strixhaven: School of Mages Bot Draft
  • March 21–23: Historic Pauper
  • March 28–30: Shadows over Innistrad Remastered Phantom Sealed

Quick Draft

  • March 3–17: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • March 17–31: Phyrexia: All Will Be One
  • March 31–April 14: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Premier Drafts and Challenges

  • February 28–March 10: Alchemy: Phyrexia Premier Draft
  • March 10–21: Strixhaven: School of Mages Premier Draft
  • March 17–20: Historic Metagame Challenge
  • March 21–April 18: Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered Premier Draft
  • March 24­–27: Explorer Metagame Challenge

The big event to keep an eye on is the Best-of-3 Qualifier Play-In and Qualifier Weekend, both of which are Standard events. If you’re looking for a Qualifier Weekend invitation, then on Friday, March 10 starting at 6 a.m. PT you’ll have to win four Best-of-3 matches for your chance to play in March’s Qualifier Weekend.

The Qualifier Weekend itself starts on March 11 at 6 a.m., only a few hours after the end of the Play-In event. Entry is only open for two hours, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. PT, leading to two days of Magic games.

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