The journey never ends in Magic: The Gathering Arena and this week brings with it all sorts of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth updates for players to dive right into. There are preorder bonuses to consider, early access dates to mark, events, and more for players to enjoy in the next few weeks, so let’s take a look at everything coming to Arena.

Tales of Middle-Earth Aplenty

There are only a few weeks until The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth arrives on Arena and if you’re a big Lord of the Ring fan you might like some of the preorder bonuses available. Four Tales of Middle-earth bundles are currently available on Arena, each one with unique offerings and price points to consider.

Aragorn Bundle – $49.99

Immediately when you purchase the bundle you’ll get your hands on an Aragorn, the Uniter sleeves to use on Arena. Once the set releases on June 20, you’ll receive:

  • 50 Tales of Middle-earth packs
  • 5 Golden Packs
  • Aragorn, the Uniter card
  • Aragorn, the Uniter card style

If you’re planning on picking up some packs, this bundle is one of the best to grab before the set goes live.

Gandalf Pass Bundle – $14.99

With the release of most main sets on Arena there is going to be a new Mastery pass to explore, and the Gandalf Pass bundle lets you gain the most rewards for your games. As soon as you purchase this bundle you’ll gain access to a Gandalf the White sleeve, showing off the aged wizard now returned from his fight against the Balrog. With this bundle, you’ll be getting:

The Mastery pass is a great way to earn a bunch of packs and card styles for your Lord of the Rings cards, making it a more budget-friendly way to build your collection.

The One Ring Bundle – 3,000 Gems/15,000 Gold

Start saving your gold now if you want to pick up The One Ring bundle. At a much more affordable 15,000 Gold or 3,000 gems, you can get both a new pet, The One Ring, and a sleeve of Sauron, the Lidless eye. Earning 15k Gold isn’t going to be too terribly difficult, especially since there are still a few weeks until the set drops.

Make sure you reroll your daily quests to try and get ones that reward 750 gold, and get at least four wins a day to maximize your gold income and you’ll hit this target in no time.

Play Bundle – $24.99

The least fun of the bundles but a good value for players who like Limited events, the Play bundle gives you an immediate Burst Lightning sleeve as soon as you purchase it, and then these items when the set drops:

  • 2 Player Draft tokens
  • 1 Sealed token
  • 5 Play-In points

Catch Some LotR Cards in Action With Early Access Event

Make sure to follow your favorite streamers and content creators this June 15 and 16 for a The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth early access event. Streamers with access to this limited event will be able to play in various events, helping to show off all the cool cards, mechanics, and interactions headed to Arena.

June Ranked Season

Since the start of June the Ranked Season has been up and running, giving players plenty of time to climb those ranks and earn some cool rewards. Two new card styles are up for grabs for players who reach at least Gold rank in either Constructed or Limited events. The full rewards are:

Events and Tournaments Galore

Upcoming Midweek Magic Events

Since Tales of Middle-earth is only a few weeks out, there’s bound to be a few new Midweek Magic events for players to enjoy including a Phantom Sealed event where you will get six packs to create a temporary deck from, and a Constructed event, letting you flex your deck building skills.

  • June 6–8: Historic Pauper
  • June 13–15: Momir
  • June 20–22: Starter Deck Test Drive
  • June 27–29: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Phantom Sealed
  • July 4–6: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Constructed


  • May 26–June 6: March of the Machine Quick Draft
  • June 3–11: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Premier Draft
  • June 9–16: The Brothers’ War Quick Draft
  • June 16–29: Phyrexia: All Will Be One Quick Draft

Even More Events!

  • June 2–5: Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
  • June 12–20: Chromatic Cube

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