By Xan Vital
May 14, 2019
Magic: The Gathering Arena may just be my new addiction. As a newcomer to Magic, I’ve been blown away by how easy it was to get into the game initially and yet how much depth there is to explore. The open-endedness (I know that’s not a word let me live) was a bit daunting at first, but I quickly learned that by simply playing the game and having fun without worrying too much about immediately having the best cards things would work out in the end.
With that being said, I’m never one to turn down a potential competitive advantage (especially when it comes in the form of free new cards). So, one of the first things I do when starting a new TCG is lookup the fastest ways to build my deck, and more often than not there are promo codes floating around for exactly that purpose.
MTG Arena is a bit unique though; outside of the standard promo codes, there are also several other promotional ways to earn cards. We’ll get into those later, but without further ado, here are all of the current MTG Arena codes.
|PlayAllegiance||3 Ravnica Allegiance packs|
|PlayRavnica||3 Guilds of Ravnica packs|
|STARTERSTYLES*||Starter Card sleeve & 6 premium cards|
|PlayWarSpark||3 War of the Spark packs|
|ShinyGoblinPirate||Premium Fanatical Firebrand|
|SparkleDruid||Premium Druid of the Cowl|
|FoilFungus||Premium Deathbloom Thalli|
|OVERTHEMOON||Arlin, Voice of the Pack|
|INNERDEMON||Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted|
|SHIELDSUP||Teyo, the Shieldmage|
|WRITTENINSTONE||Nahiri, Storm of the Stone|
|ENLIGHTENME||Narset, Parter of Veils|
|MYTHICMAGIC**||Three randomized Mythic rares|
|BROUGHTBACK||Receive 2,000 experience|
|LEVELUP||Level up by two mastery levels immediately|
|ONEBILLION||Receive a free War of the Spark booster pack|
|PLAYM20||Receive three Core Set 2020 booster packs|
What I don’t see talked about very often are the other MTG Arena codes you can also obtain for free (although they do require a bit more effort than a Google Search).
That’s right, for all of the fans of the traditional card version of MTG, attendees to weekly Friday Night Magic events can receive free booster pack codes at each event! Keep in mind, your mileage may vary as every venue likely has their own way of doing things, but even so this is a great reason to check out your local Magic: The Gathering scene! You never know, you could wind up having just as much fun with the standard card game as Arena!
From April 25 to July 25, 2019 Twitch Prime members will have a free code unlock available to them. Now this is potentially the most important MTG Arena code on the list. Twitch Prime members will receive a full 60 card Boros Legion deck! It’s not the most amazing deck at face value, but it’s a solid base to build from!
While technically this is a “free” code you do have to pony up some money to get it (it’s weird I know stick with me). In order to unlock this code you have to purchase a physical “Ravnica Allegiance: Planeswalker” deck. Each deck will contain a code that unlocks the deck for you in MTG Arena.
Image from Wizards of the Coast
While this may seem far from ideal at first, I see it as a great way to get into playing the physical game on occasion too. In fact, prior to making this list, I had been debating what deck to pick up as my very first and knowing I’ll get the cards in MTG Arena as well makes the decision an easy one.
Wizards of the Coast is fond of releasing new codes around major industry events. This has included things like the Mythic Invitational, Twitchcon, The Game Awards, and more. In the immediate future, I would keep an eye out for codes being released around the Mythic Championship as well as E3.
Everyone got their #MythicInvitational codes, right? Riiiiight???? If not, here they are again. You can redeem them for card styles on MTG Arena!— MTG Arena (@MTG_Arena) April 8, 2019
Don’t worry if you aren’t attending the event in person. Usually, Wizards of the Coast is more than happy to just tell everyone what the codes are either during or after the event has ended. If you discover any other MTG Arena codes that we may have missed feel free to drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!