As tweeted by Magic: The Gathering Arena game director Chris Clay, Direct Challenge play is LIVE in the game’s Open Beta build. With this update, casual and serious Magic players can challenge their friends (and enemies) to settle longtime feuds, test deck strategies, or have friendly deckbuilding challenges through Magic: The Gathering Arena.
Here’s how Direct Challenge works:
- You and your friend open the Direct Challenge option
- Type in one another’s username and five-digit code
- Hit “Battle”
Magic: The Gathering Arena is the first game developed in-house by Wizards of the Coast’s new Digital Games Studio. The studio is creating a Magic experience with the full rules and ongoing content support for new card sets, just like the revered tabletop game. The game is designed and built for digital gamers without compromising Magic’s core gameplay. Every element of the game design is focused on an engaging and dynamic experience, true to authentic Magic, to provide players and viewers fast-paced, exciting, and easy-to-follow matches.
For more information, please visit: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena