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[Update #2]: MTG Arena is giving away free Premier Drafts entries and delaying Jumpstart: Historic Horizons. On the positive side, Historic Brawl is coming in a lot sooner than expected!

[Update]: Wizards of the Coast has revealed the full list of cards coming with the Jumpstart: Historic Horizons expansion.

It may have taken well over a year and countless requests from the community, but MTG Arena is now finally adding a dedicated Historic Brawl mode. It'll arrive alongside the Jumpstart: Historic Horizons update on August 12th, and unlike its previous incarnations this Historic Brawl will not be going away after a mere few days!

Best of all, we'll not only be getting Historic Brawl as a permanent format, but it'll also be the much more interesting 100-card variant. Considering how many awesome Modern-era cards are coming in with the Historic Horizons update, the 100-card minimum is definitely a welcome sight as I have no idea how I'd be able to fit all of my favorites otherwise!

Much like before, the permanent Historic Brawl will take your commander's power level into account to ensure fairer matches. While this does mean that the tier 1 decks will end up facing mostly the same style of opponents time and time again, the good news is that the rest of the playerbase should experience a lot more diversity in commanders and strategies. This process will likely take a little while, however, so don't surprised if things are a bit chaotic once Historic Brawl finally opens its doors.

Once Historic Brawl goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about the Historic Horizons update and its accompanying features over at the MTG website. Enjoy!