MTG Arena screenshot of an angel card being played

If you've been itching to give MTG Arena a try but you haven't had much luck getting a Closed Beta key, worry not as the Open Beta is just around the corner. According to the most recent developer update, MTG Arena will be closing down its doors on September 24th, only to then blow them wide open on September 27th with the launch of the long-awaited Open Beta.

As previously announced, the start of the Open Beta will wipe all progress from currently active accounts. A bit unfortunate if you've invested serious amounts of time in the Closed Beta, but still something that needs to be done in order to keep the game nice and fair for both beginners and veterans alike. That said, if you've purchased any gems or welcome bundles, those will be returned to you despite the account wipe.

Additionally, the Open Beta will also herald the new Guilds of Ravnica set, which brings with it a wide variety of new cards and effects to toy around with. If you're wondering what exactly these cards are, the developers have announced that more than 300 Twitch streamers will be given access to the new set on September 26th, so that's probably your best bet for seeing Guilds of Ravnica in action ahead of its actual release.

That's pretty much all of the major information you need to know, but if you would like to dig deep and check out all of the details behind this update, you should head on over to the official website. And as a final note, here's the Open Beta trailer. Enjoy!