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MTG Core set 2020: Buying the MTG Arena Preorder?

Magic the Gathering Arena: MTGM20 Pre-Order Bundle:

There’s a simple and reasonable question asked by the people of the MTG Arena community; “Do you think pre-ordering is worth it?“.

While there is a debate on investing in virtual gaming products, like; card skins or avatars, investing in card bundles can give players the competitive advantage they’re looking for in the game.

The new MTG Core Set 2020 (#MTGM20), is dropping on 12 July 2019 and is primed to be one of the more essential sets in coming years. Including classics such as Shock or Duress, but featuring some game-changing Mythics, such as Chandra, Awakened Inferno, and old rares like the Leylines!

These care types alone warrant some level of player investment, but should they buy the pre-order?

Preorder Core Set 2020 on MTG Arena!

In the preorder, you can get yourself the following:

  • 50x Core Set 2020 boosters packs in MTG Arena
  • 1x Chandra, Awakened Inferno card.
  • Chandra, Awakened Inferno card style
  • Core Set 2020 card sleeve.

All for the price of: $49.99 or R706,15, excluding tax.

Your regular Local Gaming Store PreRelease is roughly $25 to $30 USD or 350 to 400 ZAR. That price is for 6 booster packs, a spin-down dice life counter, and a promo card!

Practically, a paper-card booster pack comes with 15 random cards, one rare, and a token. Packs on MTG Arena, include seven cards, one of which will be a rare/wild card.

Is buying a Preorder Core Set 2020 on MTG Arena worth it?

Virtually, yes, seven cards times 50 packs, is a lot of cards, or at the very least, 50 wild/rare cards that can and will boost you early in the meta after launch. You could, in theory, have enough wild cards, and random drops to build yourself an immediate competitive build out the gate. (CORRECTION: From Ricardo Barata: “50 packs are not 50 rare/wild cards, it’s more, as for each pack you open your free rare/mythic wild card meter raises. Also, for each copy of a card above the 4th, your hidden treasure chest also increases giving you more value.”)

Additionally, your gems that come with the preorder (because you’ll have some left over), can be used for the new draft and limited games that would be launched around this time.

In my opinion, yes, there’s a lot of value to be had here in a preorder, if you have the initial capital do invest in it.

But tell me what you think? Still keen on buying a preorder? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you:

What do you think?

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Written by Brett Magill


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