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Welcome to Magic: Legends’ PC Open Beta!

Today is a truly historic moment for us here at Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. Magic: Legends has come such a long way since we first pitched the idea to Wizards of the Coast back in 2016. Even after we announced Magic: Legends in December of 2019, we had no idea that a global pandemic would be right around the corner. Our team had to learn a lot about communicating and working together remotely. But we did learn, and we continued working from a distance to bring our vision of the game to life, all while listening to and implementing feedback from the thousands of players who joined us over the last year during our Closed Alpha tests. 

The Magic: Legends development team has spent the last few years creating an action RPG experience unlike any other, which combines the power fantasy of becoming a Planeswalker with fast-paced combat tied to strategic deckbuilding. Now, after all that hard work, we’re finally ready to welcome you to Open Beta! Magic: Legends launches on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4 later this year. 

Join thousands of players worldwide to experience the free-to-play, online action RPG set in the iconic Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Take on the role of a powerful, spell-wielding Planeswalker with one of five unique starter classes (with additional classes available later on), including the Sanctifier, Mind Mage, Necromancer, Geomancer, and Beastcaller. Traverse six diverse regions across 4 planes of the Multiverse like Shiv, Benalia, Tazeem, Tolaria, Gavony, and the Meditation Realm, while collecting more than 175 powerful mana-based spells and over 200 Artifacts and Equipment pieces inspired by the original strategy game. Combine all of these elements to mix, match, and maximize your loadout and play style - so you can control chaotic ARPG combat with our unique Magic twist, and save the Multiverse from its greatest threat yet. This is Magic: Legends

And what would a launch be without goodies? Whether you play on Arc Games or the Epic Games Store, we’ve got plenty for you to enjoy! Players who download Magic: Legends on Arc Games will receive a free Gavony Vigilante Costume for their character, the 'Bruiser’ skin for the Ogre Mortar creature summon, two drop boosts and two mission boosts. Epic Games Store players can claim a free Moorland Ranger Costume, Moorland Ranger Werewolf Summon Skin and two drop boosts until April 6, 2021, at 9:00 am PDT. 

Welcome to the Multiverse!

Magic: Legends’ Open Beta FAQ

  • How much does Magic: Legends cost to play?
    • Magic: Legends is a free-to-play action RPG where story content and our future content updates are absolutely free. We have an optional in-game store where you can purchase things like cosmetics, card packs, boosts, and more, but these are not needed to play the game.
  • What kinds of microtransactions do Magic: Legends have?
    • Magic: Legends is free-to-play, but we offer an optional in-game store to purchase items such as cosmetics, card packs, boosts, etc. However, these are not necessary to play the game.
  • Can I play Magic: Legends on Arc or Epic and then later on console?
    • There is currently no cross-save or cross-progression capabilities for Magic: Legends on PC to console. However, you can play on PC and then start over again on console when we launch there. 
  • Where can I play Magic: Legends?
    • Magic: Legends’ PC Open Beta is playable on both Arc Games and the Epic Games Store.
  • Can I get the exclusive Magic: Legends rewards for both Arc Games and Epic Games Store?
    • No, you will not be able to gain both the exclusive Magic: Legends rewards for Arc Games and the Epic Games Store. Since there is no cross-save, whichever client you sign up to play on will give you the rewards for that client.
  • If I’m not familiar with Magic: The Gathering, can I still enjoy Magic: Legends?
    • Absolutely! No prior Magic: The Gathering knowledge is needed to enjoy Magic: Legends. It’s a hack’n’cast online Action RPG full of exciting content for all players. However, if you are familiar with the franchise, you may recognize some of the themes, places, stories, and characters.
  • I have feedback about Magic: Legends! Where can I send it to you?
  • When does Magic: Legends officially launch?
    • We don’t yet have an official launch date for Magic: Legends, but it will be in 2021.
  • Will there be any wipes during or after Magic: Legends’ PC Open Beta?
    • Nope! We will not be wiping the servers from here on out. This is considered a “soft launch,” so it’s a persistent game.
  • What other platforms will Magic: Legends be on?
    • In addition to PC on Arc Games and the Epic Games Store, we’ve also confirmed that Magic: Legends will be on Playstation®4 and Xbox One.
  • Can I play with my friends if some of us are on Arc and some are on Epic?
    • Yes! The Arc and Epic clients both use the same PC servers so you can all play together. 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news and updates on Magic: Legends. You can also join our official Discord server to chat with the devs and other Planeswalkers like you!

Stephen Ricossa, Executive Producer
Mar 23rd, 2021

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