Magic: The Gathering Arena Closed Beta Starts December 4th
Magic The Gathering Arena CBT

Wizards of the Coast announced over on their official website that Magic: The Gathering Arena is set to enter into closed beta testing starting December 4th, 2017 next month.

This comes after the game had a rather extensive series of alpha tests where they received feedback from the players and made decisions based on that feedback in order to further improve the game. Well, starting in early December the closed beta tests will grant gamers with an opportunity to dive back into Magic: The Gathering Arena to check the game out and see what improvements have been made since the last alpha outing.

Now unfortunately those of you who are invited to participate in the CBT will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Don’t worry, though, it’s not like the one Congressman Conyers had his female staff to sign so he could diddle around with their fiddle.

According to the post, if the tests go over well then we can expect to see an expanded beta test in January with additional features lobbed in for testing purposes.

They also have a detailed outlook on the frequently asked questions heading into the closed beta, which you can check out over on the Magic: The Gathering website.

The game itself is a typical competitive CCG, where you’ll use your deckbuilding skills to outwit, out-play and out-stack your opponents.

The game is already entering into a market currently controlled by Blizzard’s Hearthstone and CD Projekt Red’s GWENT, so we’ll see how well the Wizards of the Sword Coast can carve out their own little pocket in the CCG market.

As mentioned, you can look for invites to start going out soon enough for the December 4th beta test. If you’re a-okay with signing the NDA and selling a small piece of your soul to the wizards residing on the coast, then feel free to head on over to the official website to learn more.


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