MTG artwork for the squirrel sovereign card

[Update #2]: After a few delays, the Historic Horizons expansion has now been unleashed!

[Update]: MTG Arena is giving away free Premier Drafts entries and delaying Jumpstart: Historic Horizons.

It has only been a short while since Strixhaven's Mystical Archives shook the Historic format to its foundations, and already we're getting a brand new infusion of powerful cards to play around with. Instead of a proper set, however, the upcoming Historic expansion will be delivered through the Jumpstart format.

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons will be launching onto MTG Arena this August 12th, bringing with it 782 unique cards to collect, 372 of which will be entirely new to MTG Arena. More interestingly, 31 of those cards will be entirely new to Magic and designed exclusively with online play in mind!

So if you're wondering what all of these additions will look like, as well as which packs you should even go for to get your favorites, you'll be happy to hear Wizards of the Coast has now shared the full list of Jumpstart packs and their contents. It's well worth mentioning that the percentages below each pack don't include guaranteed cards, many of which are rare and mythic, so focus mostly on the contents of the default packs if you're trying to figure out just what each one is all about.

On a somewhat unrelated note, it's also worth mentioning that the Historic Horizons update will also bring with it a special little treat - a (hopefully) permanent 100-card Historic Brawl! As long as Historic Brawl ends up getting good playtime all throughout the next month Wizards of the Coast will make it a permanent addition, so if you're a fan of the format you can help it stick around by simply playing it.

Once the full update launches on August 12th I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun brewing up new deck ideas!