What is MTG’s Theros: Beyond Death release date?

Prepare for a return to the plane of Theros.

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The first Magic: The Gathering set releasing in 2020 is Theros: Beyond Death.

Returning to the plane of Theros, the next Magic: The Gathering set is due to release on Jan. 24. Here are the dates that Wizards of the Coast has announced so far. 

  • MTG Arena and Magic Online: Jan. 16.
  • Tabletop prerelease: Jan. 17 to 19.
  • Official tabletop release: Jan. 24
  • Draft weekend: Jan. 25 to 26.

The set will contain over 250 Magic cards, along with new and returning mechanics. It’ll also be the final set featuring Planeswalker Decks. Over 30 of the Theros: Beyond Death (THB) cards were pre-spoiled due to alleged booster packs that ended up on a Walgreen’s shelf in North Carolina. Scheduled spoilers are set to take place from Dec. 13 to Jan. 9.

Greek mythology and gods, in conjunction with the underworld, are the underlying themes of Theros: Beyond Death. Elspeth and Ashiok are the two featured planeswalkers. The TBH set will also feature foil showcase Nyx basic lands, extended art frames, constellation showcase frames, and alternative-art borderless planeswalkers.

Having visited the plane previously in Magic, the set will reintroduce mechanics like Constellation, Sagas, and Devotion. It’ll also contain a new mechanic, Escape, allowing players to cast from the graveyard with a two-component cost via mana and a number of cards exiled from the controller’s graveyard.

Related: Here are the Theros: Beyond Death mechanics and themes we know about so far

Discover demigods and the return of Elspeth in the upcoming Theros: Beyond Death set, releasing on Jan. 24.

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