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23, Jan, 24

Wizards Confirms Outlaws at Thunder Junction Release Date!

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2024 has only been around for a few weeks, however, since returning, Wizards hasn’t taken a break. In barely three weeks we’ve already had a set release, spoiler season, and a brand new Secret Lair deck. As if these weren’t enough to keep up with already, Wizards of the Coast has been piling on announcements too.

Despite Murders at Karlov Manor’s spoiler season still having a day left, Wizards is already looking ahead. Forget murder mystery and the fedora-wearing folk of Ravnica, the Outlaws at Thunder Junction hype train is here. To get this train out of the station, Wizards has remarkably confirmed the release date of this set.

While Outlaws at Thunder Junction is still many months away, there’s still plenty of cause to be excited. So, let’s not wait around any longer and dive right into the set’s first official dates!

Outlaws at Thunder Junction First Look

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Outlaws at Thunder Junction Key Art

To kick things off with what comes first, during their recent announcement, Wizards teased Outlaws at Thunder Junction’s First Look. Technically, we have to say ‘teased’ here as Wizards didn’t explicitly state the First Look would be taking place. That being said, however, the dates line up and we all really know what’s in store.

To cut to the chase, the Outlaws at Thunder Junction First Look will occur on the 23rd of February, 2024. Set to happen at 1 PM CST, this First Look is just a small part of a much bigger announcement. Taking place at MagicCon: Chicago, this First Look takes place during “The Preview Panel.”

According to the description on the MagicCon website, this preview panel is jam-packed with reveals. Containing information about everything that’s in store for the first half of 2024, this presentation is definitely one to watch. In case you’re not familiar with the 2024 release calendar, there will be reveals for Outlaws of Thunder Junction, Modern Horizons 3, and Assassin’s Creed.

Currently, we don’t know exactly how much will be revealed for each of these sets once February 23rd rolls around. Judging by past First Looks, however, we can expect a few spoilers, a smattering of art, and a taste of the set’s mechanics. Hopefully, this will be enough to sate our appetite before the set launches.

Before we get to that, however, it’s worth remembering that the Fallout Commander decks launch on March 8th. For better or worse, previews for this set begin on February 20th, so it’s going to be a busy time.

Outlaws at Thunder Junction Release Date

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Unnamed Outlaws at Thunder Junction Art

As for the main event itself, this wasn’t shrouded by any mystery. Instead, during the announcement post, Wizards clearly stated that Outlaws at Thunder Junction launches on April 19th. Preceding this global release date, Outlaws at Thunder Junction prerelease events will occur beginning April 12th. As a reminder, the set will be legal in all formats once prereleases begin. 

On its own, this date is certainly exciting, however, it’s still three months away. While this long wait might not be all too exciting, thankfully, there will be reveals happening sooner. Not only will the Fallout Commander decks steal the show, but Outlaws at Thunder Junction has its own spoiler season. Since we now have the official release date for the set, we can now theorize about when this will be.

Typically, the preview season for a set will begin roughly three and a half weeks before the global release date. For Outlaws at Thunder Junction, this means previews should begin on March 26th. Usually, before this, we’ll have a week of story chapters, so those can be penciled in for March 19th. With the Fallout Commander decks releasing a week and a bit before this, these dates all seem to line up.

While we’re confident about our guessed dates, based on past precedent, there’s nonetheless a chance we’re incorrect. Thankfully, even if this is the case, it won’t be long until we find out more. During the Outlaws at Thunder Junction First Look, Wizards should reveal all the important dates. Thanks to this, once February 23rd arrives, we should know a lot more.

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