Gaming

How to grow your MTG Arena collection – free pack codes, card styles

Published: 9/Oct/2019 5:42 Updated: 9/Oct/2019 6:00

by Isaac McIntyre

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Magic the Gathering’s latest expansion Throne of Eldraine has been released on Wizard of the Coast’s digital platform MTG Arena, and with it comes a set of new codes to earn free packs and exclusive cosmetic card styles.

With the official release of MTGA on September 27, hosts of new players have jumped online to test out Wizard’s new Magic the Gathering platform, diving straight into the card collection that’s become synonymous with the fantasy game.

To help swell player’s collections at the start of new expansions, Wizards releases free booster packs, as well as interesting and expansion-relevant card styles (rare animated cards), all of which are available if you know the right code to punch into the system.

Wizards of the CoastMTGA’s latest expansion Throne of Eldraine released late last month.

Here are some of the most important free codes available on MTG Arena, as well as what they’re going to reward you with once you’ve entered them in, to get you started on your way to building the biggest and greatest Magic collection.


Free Booster Packs

  • Get three Throne of Eldraine booster packs: PLAYELDRAINE
  • Get one M20 booster pack: BINGOIVMYTHICCHAMP
  • Get three Core Set 2020 booster packs: PLAYM20
  • Get three War of the Spark booster packs: PLAYWARSPARK
  • Get three Mythics from various Ravnica sets: MYTHICMAGIC
  • Get one War of the Spark booster pack: ONEBILLION
  • Get three Guilds of Ravnica booster packs: PLAYRAVNICA
  • Get three Ravnica Allegiance booster packs: PLAYALLEGIANCE

Experience Boosts

  • Increases two Mastery levels: LEVELUP
  • Earn 2,000 XP towards rewards: BROUGHTBACK

Wizards of the CoastUsing all of MTGA’s free codes should net you more than a dozen free booster packs.

Cosmetics & Card Styles

  • Card style and single copy of Opt (M19): SUPERSCRY
  • Card style and single copy of Revitalize (M19): PARALLAXPOTION
  • Card style and single copy of Deathbloom Thallid (M19): FOILFUNGUS
  • Card style and single copy of Fanatical Firebrand (M19): SHINYGOBLINPIRATE
  • Card style and single copy of Druid of the Cowl (M19): SPARKLEDRUID
  • Cosmetic stained-glass card style for Arlinn, Voice of the Pack (WAR): OVERTHEMOON
  • Cosmetic stained-glass card style for Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted (WAR): INNERDEMON
  • Cosmetic stained-glass card style for Teyo, the Shieldmage (WAR): SHEILDSUP
  • Cosmetic stained-glass card style for Nahiri, Storm of Stone (WAR): WRITTENINSTONE
  • Cosmetic stained-glass card style for Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR): ENLIGHTENME

Wizards of the CoastPlayers can earn rare card styles from multiple expansions with these codes.

Free Decks from Physical Purchases

  • Buy the Magic the Gathering Gift Pack 2018, get one Angelic Guardian, one Angler Turtle, one Vengeant Vampire, one, Immortal Phoenix, one Rampaging Brontodon
  • Buy the Ral, Caller of Storms Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the Vraska, Regal Gorgon Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the Dovin Architect of Law Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the Domri, City Smasher Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the Gideon, the Oathsworn Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the Jace, Arcane Strategist Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the M20 Planeswalker Deck, receive a digital copy of the deck
  • Buy the Throne of Eldraine Decks, receive digital copies of the decks

Keep your eye out for more MTG Arena code updates as well — cosmetic versions of Oathsworn Knight, Grumgully the Generous, Harmonious Archon, and Midnight Clock all expired on September 29, meaning new rare codes may take their place.

Overwatch

Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.