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MTG Arena Throne of Eldraine launch date: everything you need to know

Published: 5/Sep/2019 18:43 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 19:26

by Scott Robertson

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Wizards of the Coast have marked a day for its online, digital card game Magic: The Gathering Arena to officially launch from open beta to full release, and a new set of cards is going there first.

The future of Magic: The Gathering is very bright, and they have a lot of land cards dedicated to their digital PC game Arena. So much so, that the newest set of cards, Throne of Eldraine, is coming to Arena first before being released as tabletop cards. 

In what will end up being one of their last State of the Beta posts on September 4, the Wizards of the Coast team revealed the official release date for Arena, which will be September 26th. Arena was released into beta in November 2017, and was designed to be the player-vs-player version of Magic: The Gathering Online. Its upcoming full release is expected to be a huge boon for Hasbro and it’s subsidiary Wizards of the Coast, per Bloomberg.

The Arena release date also coincides with the official release of the new card set, Throne of Eldraine, which will be fully available on Arena on the same day.

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For the remainder of the beta, players can play with four different pre-constructed Eldraine decks in Brawl mode, where a deck consists of one commander card (any legendary or planeswalker from a Standard set) and 59 other cards that share a color identity. When the game fully launches, they can begin to open packs and create decks with the new cards.

Eldraine is heavily based on fairy tale folklore. It features dragons, witches, faeries, knights in shining armor, and more. It even includes a golden goose, and an instant Black spell that destroys a creature by baking it into a pie. It’s called “Bake into a Pie.” You can then sacrifice that pie, by eating it to gain 3 life. Throne of Eldraine will then be released for tabletop on October 4.

Wizards are branding this new set as “Fantasy With a Twist”, and that’s an excellent description for the cinematic trailer for the new set that was just released.

In an post from this past August, Wizards of the Coast released a lengthy update on the future of MTG esports. In it, they announced a massive restructuring and expansion of their tournaments for tabletop Magic and for MTG Arena for 2020-2021.

Wizards of the CoastPath to the MTG World Championship

Wizards of the Coast are adding new regional championships for tournaments, called the Players Tour, and an amateur, path-to-pro league for MTG Arena called Rivals. They’re also putting up $10 million in prize pool and player support across the season. The best tabletop and Arena players will convene at the World Championship, with a $1 million prize pool.

You can read the full MTG Arena State of the Beta post here. You can read the full MTG esports update here.

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Black Ops Cold War is reportedly bricking PS5s

Published: 3/Dec/2020 17:40

by Michael Gwilliam

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Call of Duty players may want to avoid playing Black Ops Cold War on their next-gen PlayStation 5s as reports are surfacing that the game is bricking consoles.

While the latest entry in the long-running CoD series had been met with praise, there have been some notable issues with the game, especially when it pertains to new hardware.

Aside from the issues players may be having with maps such as Miami or camo challenges the community deems unfair, there is a major problem with the game breaking PS5s.

In a now-viral post on Reddit, one user described their experience with the FPS and how it damaged their system.

BOCW NukeTown
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You can’t play Nuketown if your console is bricked.

“Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5,” WillHar270 wrote. “Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.”

“If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU,” they further warned.

According to the gamer, after trying everything from a factory reset to even installing system software off a USB drive, nothing worked to fix the console.

Cold War has bricked my PS5 from blackopscoldwar

Luckily, after contacting Sony, the company reportedly explained that this issue has been happening for others, always with BOCW serving as the lone culprit. As such, the player was able to send their PS5 back and will receive a replacement in a fortnight.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue or if Activision or Sony is to blame, but it should be noted that bricking isn’t limited to just PS5s.

As Dexerto previously reported, Cold War was also causing Xbox Series X bricking problems, which were addressed by the devs.

car on fire in BOCW
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Dreams of playing next-gen consoles are going up in flames.

“We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres claimed. However, no further update was made.

Hopefully, a patch is released soon that can prevent these fatal crashes from occurring so players can enjoy the game without worrying about their console bricking.