A new booster pack has been added to MTG Arena.
Wizards of the Coast will implement a significant step toward an improved MTG Arena economy with the release of The Brothers’ War.
The economy within MTG Arena has been a hot topic since the digital card game launched in 2018. WotC addressed the economic issues with a stream on March 17, creating Mythic booster packs and a highly debatable Wildcard bundle. Taking a step toward potentially improving the economy, since the two previous options didn’t have much of an impact, WotC revealed today in the MTG Arena announcements the creation of Golden packs.
A Golden pack in MTG Arena is a reward booster pack offered to players within the pre-order bundles for The Brothers’ War (BRO). It is unknown at time of writing if the Golden booster packs are limited to the pre-order bundles or if they’ll be offered elsewhere.
Each Golden pack contains six Standard-legal cards, all of which have a rarity of Rare or Mythic Rare. At least one of the six is always a Mythic Rare from any Standard-legal set and two of the Rares are from the BRO set. There is a one in eight chance that a Rare within a Golden pack will get upgraded to a Mythic Rare. No wildcards are created upon cracking open a Golden booster pack.
At time of writing, the only way to get an MTG Arena Golden booster pack is in the Mishra pre-order pack bundle for BRO. The pre-order bundle contains 50 BRO booster packs, along with five Golden packs. Mishra’s pack bundle is priced at $49.99.
The digital release for The Brothers’ War in MTG Arena will take place on Nov. 15. Players can pre-order the BRO bundles starting on Oct. 27, up to the digital release of the Standard-legal set.