The Wizards of the Coast is decreasing on release for the remainder of 2022, from 200-plus MTG Arena drops to Magic: The Gathering collaborations and a second Commander Legends launch.
Six set releases for Magic: The Gathering will take place during the summer and fall of 2022. No Standard-legal sets are expected to release until the launch of Dominaria United, which is in line with the 2022 Standard rotation. WotC is going all out with a second Commander Legends, a Double Masters 2022 set, a huge MTG Arena Alchemy drop, and a special Universes Beyond collaboration with Warhammer 40,000.
This report presents the most important date and release schedule for Magic: The Gathering and Arena products for the summer and autumn 2022.
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldurs Gate
Through Battle for Baldurs Gate, the second MTG Commander Legends set will showcase over 360 regular cards. Similar to the first Commander Legends, the set will include a Commander Draft and a number of collector cards.
- Baldurs Gate spoilers: May 16 to 23
- Baldurs Gate prerelease: June 3 to 5
- Baldurs Gate release: June 10
Double Masters 2022
The Masters MTG sets are now available, containing only reprints of highly sought-after and popular cards. The Double Masters 2022 set has over 330 regular cards and booster packs will feature two Mythic Rare or Rare cards as well as two foils.
- Double Masters spoilers: Start June 16
- Double Masters WPN Premium preview events: July 1 to 7
- Double Masters release: July 8
MTG Arena Alchemy Horizons: Baldurs Gate
The Alchemy Horizons expansion of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldurs Gate will be available on MTG Arena on July 7. Cards are only played in the Alchemy and Historic formats. Over 250 cards are included within the Alchemy Horizons: Baldurs Gate expansion.
40,000 collaboration between Universes Beyond Warhammer
WotC has created a 40,000-secret Universes Beyond Warhammer set that will include four preconstructed Commander decks and three secret Lair drops in a collaboration between Magic: The Gathering and Games Workshop.
- Warhammer 40,000 spoilers: Start July 26
- Warhammer 40,000 Secret Lair: Aug. 12 to 22
- Warhammer 40,000 release: Aug. 12
Dominaria United''s 30-year anniversary commemorates the MTG''s 30-year anniversary and coincides with Standard rotation 2022. WotC will also begin distributing Jumpstart booster packs with every Standard set, starting with the release of Dominaria United.
- Dominaria United prerelease: Sept. 2 to 8
- Dominaria United release: Sept. 9
The Brothers War
Brothers War is scheduled to premiere on November 18th, centered on an event within the MTG multiverse rather than a specific plane.