How much does it cost to play Magic: The Gathering Arena?
MTG Arena is free to download. Players looking to enhance their game experience will have the opportunity to do so through in-game purchases of gems, but purchases are not required to access the full depth of authentic Magic: The Gathering gameplay.
What do I do if I have an issue making a purchase in Magic: The Gathering Arena?
If you encounter a problem making a purchase, we recommend deleting and re-entering your saved account information. Your issue may also be resolved by turning off any anti-virus or pop-up disabling software installed.
How do I contact customer service for order issues?
If you have an issue with completing a real-money transaction (e.g. purchasing Gems, pre-orders, Welcome Bundle, etc.), please contact Xsolla’s customer support team here. Xsolla is a third-party company that specializes in payment-related tools and services. You can learn more about the company here.
If you have an issue completing a transaction using Gold or Gems (e.g. purchasing booster packs, Mastery Pass, cosmetic upgrades, did not receive items, etc.), please click here or follow the steps below:
- Click the “Submit a Request” link at the top of this page.
- Select “Order Issues” in the “What would you like to contact us about?” dropdown menu.
- Once all required fields have been filled out, please click on the "Submit" button.
What payment methods are accepted?
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, Maestro, and PayPal are currently accepted. Prices will be shown in-game as either USD or Euro depending on your region.
What’s the difference between “Gold” and “Gems”?
Gold is earned by playing and completing in-game quests, winning matches, and participating in special events. Gold can be used to purchase packs, enter certain events, and access some cosmetics. Gems can be purchased in the store and can also be used to purchase packs, event events, and purchase most cosmetics. Gems can also be unlocked in limited amounts as rewards from certain in-game free-to-play events.
I received a code for Arena in a physical pack of Magic: The Gathering cards. How do I redeem it?
If you receive an Arena code in a physical Magic: The Gathering product, you can redeem it in the in-game store by selecting the "Redeem a Code" option. Terms and Conditions apply. Registration is required.
YOU CAN NOT REDEEM CODES ON THE MOBILE VERSION OF THE APP AT THIS TIME.
Will any gameplay content only be accessible by paying real-world money?
You will be able to play games of Magic and grow your collection without having to purchase and spend gems. Gems will be available to purchase for players who want to accelerate their collection. Gems can also be unlocked in limited amounts as rewards from certain in-game events. We do host some events that can only be entered with gems, but these gems can be earned from other events.
How do I earn Gold or Gems?
The game features two different kinds of currency - Gold and Gems. Gold is earned by playing and earning rewards. These rewards can be earned by completing in-game quests, winning matches, and participating in special game events. This Gold can be used to purchase packs and compete in certain game modes like Ranked Drafts or weekend events. Gems can be purchased in the store and can also be used to purchase packs and enter events.
How much do gems cost?
Players can purchase gems with real-world money. Gems can be purchased for the following amount, USD:
- 750 gems: $4.99
- 1,600 gems: $9.99
- 3,400 gems: $19.99
- 9,200 gems: $49.99
- 20,000 gems: $99.99
Players can also purchase our Welcome Bundle (limit one per account) for $4.99, which contains 2,500 gems and five booster packs from the most recent Core Set.
What can I purchase with gems?
Gems can be used to purchase booster packs, cosmetic options, or entry into certain events. Gold can only be earned through play.