28, Jun, 22

Wizards Announce Largest Delays Yet to Upcoming Commander Product

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Just after confirming potential delays for Double Masters 2022 Collector Boosters, Wizards of the Coast is back to announce a significant delay to their newest MTG Commander product. For those who were excited for the MTG Warhammer crossover, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

Warhammer Product Delays

On June 27, 2022, Wizards of the Coast announced that all variants of the MTG Warhammer 20,000 Commander decks would be delayed. As of now, the global release for this product will be on October seventh. This is almost two months later than its scheduled release date of August 12. With two other instances of delays in recent memory with Baldur’s Gate and Double Masters 2022, this is by far the most devastating to date. Most other delays announced up to this point were only for a week, with the worst being a month. In all of these instances, however, the product was available in minimal quantities at the original release date (for the most part). Ironically, October seventh is also the current release date of Unfinity.

Additional Delays to be Announced

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Wizards of the Coast also stated that these Commander product delays would also affect the MTG Warhammer Secret Lair series. No specific delays have been mentioned for the Secret Lair crossover, but we have been informed that one is coming. As for a timeline for the new timeline, Wizards states that we will be updated in ‘the coming weeks.’

Time to Slow Down

With every MTG product having unexpected delays attached to them, it’s okay for Wizards of the Coast to back things up and ensure that their products are the best they can be. Card stock and quality control have taken a dip in recent sets. While it can make for some pretty cool misprinting errors, it doesn’t excuse some mistakes that could be fixed easily. With the Warhammer product releasing the same day as what is currently detailed for Unfinity, should we expect to see more delays?

MTG business-wise has been better than ever, but the game has been pumping out more products than any time in its history. It’s ok to take a break and align one’s expectations realistically instead of repetitively releasing disappointing announcements.

Wizards of the Coast’s statement on the product delays can be found here.

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