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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.

Rogue Company

All weapon buffs and nerfs coming in next Rogue Company update

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:53

by James Busby

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Rogue Company’s upcoming patch is tailored around tuning the game’s deadly weaponry. Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming weapon changes right here. 

Rogue Company is filled with plenty of lethal characters and weapons, but Hi-Rez is now looking to shake up the meta with its new update. While certain Rogues have received mini updates, there has yet to be any extensive changes to the game’s weapons. This is particularly important considering Rogue Company’s eagerly-anticipated ranked mode is just around the corner. 

Fortunately, Rogue Company’s Lead Designer has finally given fans a sneak peek into what they can expect when the patch hits live servers. There’s plenty to unpack here, so make sure you read up on all the latest changes before queuing up for your next game of Demolition. 

Weapon balance release date

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The upcoming weapon changes could have a big impact on Rogue Company’s ranked mode.

Rogue Company’s Lead Designer, Scott Lussier unveiled all the upcoming weapon changes via a post on Twitter. While we don’t have any official release date for this upcoming patch, we do know that Hi-Rez usually put out Rogue Company updates on Tuesday or Wednesday, around the middle of the week. 

The changes will also likely go live alongside Rogue Company’s upcoming ranked mode beta, so make sure you keep an eye out on the game’s official channels. Here are all the latest weapon balance changes coming to Rogue Company:

Assault Rifle changes

KA30 (Dima, Ronin)

  • Reduced reticle bloom.

Nightshade (Vy) 

  • Increased body shot damage from 16 to 17.
  • Slightly reduced accuracy loss per shot.

SMG changes

SL-C (Ronin Scorch)

  • Fixed an issue where the level one and two upgrades were receiving the wrong recoil.

DMR changes

D3D-i (Talon)

  • Hip Fire accuracy has been slightly reduced. 
  • Adjusted falloff damage range.

Mamba (Dima, Saint)

  • Range increased from 27m to 29m.
  • Slightly reduced horizontal recoil.

MX-R (Dahlia, Trench)

  • Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.
  • Range reduced from 31m to 27m.
  • Adjusted falloff damage range.
  • Fixed an issue where players would still show up on the mini-map when shooting after purchasing the level three upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where this weapon had less reticle bloom than intended.

Pistol changes

Spitfire (Chaac, Lancer, Ronin)

  • Reduced reticle bloom.
  • Increased range from 8m to 9m.
  • Adjusted falloff ranges 

Executioner (Anvil, Dahlia, Dima, Gl1tch, Saint, Trench, Vy)

  • Adjusted falloff damage range.

For more guides, news, and leaks follow @RogueCoUpdates on Twitter.