New MTG Arena update brings 5 weeks of challenges for players.

Starting later this month from May 23 to June 28, Magic the Gathering Arena players will be able to participate in the free to play War of the Spark Chronicles update. The Chronicles go over five key moments in Magic the Gathering history, with each campaign using a specific play format. As players secure wins, they’ll unlock exclusive stained-glass card style variations of Planeswalkers from War of the Spark while others will be available for purchase in the game’s store.

Check out the latest developer video for an insight into what’s going on with the War of the Spark Chronicles update and what to expect next.

Below are the details for the War of the Spark Chronicles event, broken down by week, dates, event name and per-week playing format.

Week 1
May 23-31
Event Name: Part I: Ravnica at War
Format: Momir (Momir is a format that makes use of the “Momir” avatar which allows you to pay X and discard a card to make a random creature with the converted mana cost of X, but only as sorcery and only once each turn). Momir is also a special 96-card deck that includes 1 of each Planeswalker from War of the Spark.

Week 2
May 31-June 7
Event Name: Part II: No escape
Format: Pauper (Pauper is a format in which all cards used must have been printed at the common rarity in a Magic set or product. Other than that, the usual rules for constructed decks apply)

Week 3
June 7-June 14
Event Name: Part III: Storm the Citadel
Format: Singleton (Singleton, also known as highlander, is a constructed variant where each deck is restricted to only one copy of a given card, sans basic land)

Week 4
June 14-June 21
Event Name: Part IV: Commence the Endgame
Format: Counters (Counters (includes an emblem that puts an extra +1/+1 counter on anything with one on it already, an extra loyalty counter on Planeswalkers, and Amass 1)

Week 5
June 21-June 28
Event Name: Part V: Gideon’s Sacrifice
Format: Ravnica Block (Play done via Ravnica block of cards)