2024 has been utterly relentless, hasn’t it? We’re not even a month into the year and we’ve already seen it all. Between a set release, a spoiler season, Secret Lairs, and now leaks too, this one month has had it all. Whether you like it or not, MTG’s relentless spoiler season is well and truly back in full force.
Technically, while they don’t help, the recent leaks aren’t Wizards of the Coast’s fault. That being said, however, the new leaks are nonetheless exciting and we can’t help but cover them! After all, the Fallout Commander Decks look absolutely incredible and have plenty of MTG players excited.
With this in mind, the news that they may be coming to MTG Arena is one hell of a surprise. Unfortunately, however, that hope may be too good to be true.
Fallout on MTG Arena?!
Despite Murders at Karlov Manor just being a few days away from release, Fallout is already streaming the limelight. Technically, this spoiler season for this set isn’t due to start until February 20th, however, leaks have jumped the gun. Spoiling a flavorful reprint of War Room, that should be available as a promo, Fallout fever is heating up again.
As if this early promo reveal wasn’t enough to get MTG players excited, another Fallout leak has just happened. This time, it’s MTG Arena players who can get excited thanks to a suite of cosmetics being revealed! Unfortunately, as with all leaks, it’s worth not getting too carried away, even if it is hard to do so. Right now, no clear source for the leak has been posted, making authenticity dubious.
Despite the lack of concrete conformation, these leaks are nonetheless exciting. After all, it looks like Dogmeat is coming to MTG Arena as an utterly adorable pet! As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a cycle of full art lands and bobblehead sleeves. Presumably, each of these items will be available through the MTG Arena store, probably in a bundle.
Unsurprisingly, following the reveal of these upcoming cosmetics, many players were already preemptively parting with their cash. “Okay, Dogmeat might be the thing that gets me to buy a cosmetic,” u/BritishShoop stated on Reddit. “Look at his little face, with his neckerchief and goggles.” With many players sharing a similar sentiment, it seems these cosmetics are already a major success.
Wait… What’s Coming to Arena?
Sadly, beyond these cosmetics, we don’t know what is coming to MTG Arena right now. If we’re being hopeful, we’d love to see each Commander deck on Arena in its entirety. In reality, this quarter of Commander decks coming to MTG’s, somewhat bug-ridden, digital client does seem rather unlikely. For starters, MTG Arena doesn’t even have multiplayer at the moment!
With this major detail in mind, it seems rather unlikely that MTG Arena will be getting every card. Unfortunately, there’s a real possibility that it won’t get any cards at all. According to the original poster of the leak on the MagicArena subreddit, this disappointing reality is what players should expect.
While frustrating, this decision would follow the new trend set by The Lost Caverns of Ixalan’s Jurassic Park cards. Technically, while far from ideal, these cosmetics would be better than nothing. Thankfully, if we’re to be optimistic again, there is a chance MTG Arena players could get a little something.
For The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, four of the set’s Commander-exclusive cards came to MTG Arena. Depending on the rights that have been negotiated, it’s possible that the Fallout face Commanders could follow suit. Unfortunately, there’s no clear indication of whether or not till will happen. We don’t even know if Murders at Karlov Manor Commanders will be coming to Arena right now…
Ultimately, at the end of the day, whether or not anything Fallout comes to MTG Arena will be a rights issue. Thanks to this, personally, I wouldn’t hold out much hope for a full Universes Beyond release anytime soon. Hopefully, Wizards will prove this pessimistic outlook wrong in the near future, but we’ll have to wait and see for that.
We Will Know More Soon
Thankfully, while leaks are always shrouded in a layer of skepticism and mystery, we should know more soon. As mentioned before, the Fallout Commander Decks will have their spoiler season in just a few weeks. In fact, the set’s Debut Stream will be on the 20th of February, 2024, exactly three weeks away.
During this upcoming livestream, we’re bound to see a few more enticing, flavorful, and powerful spoilers. Hopefully, alongside these, we’ll also get some information about what Fallout content is coming to MTG Arena. Ultimately, we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens once the Debut Stream rolls around.