HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAGIC: PUZZLE QUEST!

Posted on December 8th, 2016 / Michael

The 1-year Anniversary of Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest is finally here!  Well, the actual anniversary is December 10th if you are keeping track and if you are asking, you can send sweet chocolates and fragrant candles to my attention.  But I digress, a brand new update (v1.9) just went live a couple of hours ago and it features a winter blast of competitive events and offerings to keep you busy throughout the holiday season.

With the new release, the Kaladesh card set makes its way to Magic: The Gathering –  Puzzle Quest, and gives us the first opportunity to discover and experience Magic’s latest card (TCG) set.  We are finally on the same card set as the TCG and who isn’t excited by that?!

We created a brief overview below of some of the things to be excited about with this new update.  I imagine you saw the Release Notes that went out earlier today but HERE you go if you didn’t.

Here we go:

New Planeswalkers (Complete Details Located in Pre-Release Notes)

  • Dovin Baan (Available December 8th) – Dovin Baan is a White and Blue Planeswalker, which is a brand new color combination in Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest. His card limitations are not limiting (5 Creatures, 5 Supports and 8 Spells at level 60) and players will be able to build interesting decks with him.
  • Chandra, Torch of Defiance (Available December 28th) – Chandra, Torch of Defiance is back in Kaladesh and she is stronger than ever as a Red Planeswalker in Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest.  More details on her abilities will be available closer to her release later this month.

New Events

  • Dovin Baan’s Challenge (Starts Today)
    • Event Description – Dovin has an innate talent, heightened by magic, that allows him to detect all the flaws of any given machine.  As a Consulate inspector, he uses his gift to correct faults in new inventions, but there are those who would rather see him use it to exploit weakness.  Tackle Dovin Baan’s Challenges on the plane of Kaladesh.
    • Event Rules – Select the Planeswalker of your choice and take on the challenges ahead. Complete the secondary objective for extra progression ribbons.
  • Fateful Showdown (First Showdown Starts on December 10th)
    • Event Description – Join the Gatewatch and try to prevent Tezzeret and his allies from confiscating all the wondrous inventions at the Grand Exhibition of the Inventors’ Fair.
    • Event Rules – Face creatures from across the plane of Kaladesh. The more victories you earn and the more secondary objectives you complete, the more damage you deal to the Event’s Boss – but be quick!  Players from across the plane are also battling to bring down the Boss.  Players and Coalitions are ranked by the total damage dealt during the time of the event.  Reach the top brackets before the event ends and earn the best rewards.  The event ends when the boss’s health reaches 0%.
  • Holiday Showdown (First Showdown Starts on December 15th)
    • Event Description – Celebrate Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest’s one-year anniversary by battling over the strongest mana shard yet!
    • Event Rules – Select your most powerful Planeswalker and face other players for the control of the shard of mana.  Once locked, your Planeswalker will fight enemy Planeswalkers and decks crafted by real players for the duration of the event.  The more victories you earn, the more rewards you can win.  Supercharged Matches: Gain double mana from matching gems.
  • Chandra’s Challenge (Starts on December 27th)
    • Event Description – Compassionate but short-tempered, Chandra ignites with rage and often flames whenever freedom is threatened.  Her natural pyromantic gifts and her consuming passion make her a fire mage of unparalleled power.  Tackle Chandra’s Challenges on the plane of Kaladesh
    • Event Rules – Select the Planeswalker of your choice and take on the challenges ahead. Complete the secondary objective for extra progression ribbons.
  • Inventors’ Fair (Starts on December 30th)
    • Event Description – On this vibrant plane, aether powers thousands of brilliant inventions from clockwork automatons to massive airships.  Genius inventors have come from all over the world to compete at the Inventors’ Fair.  Who will most impress the mysterious Head Judge?
    • Event Rules- Face other players for control of the three shards of mana.  One node requires a specific Planeswalker while the other nodes require a Planeswalker of the appropriate mana affinity. Once locked, each Planeswalker you use on that node will fight enemy Planeswalkers and decks crafted by real players. The more victories you earn and the more secondary objectives you complete, the more resources you acquire.  Reach the top brackets before the event ends and earn the best rewards.
  • Revamp of Previous Released PVP Events (Events Throughout the Month of December)
    • A variety of classic events return to the game that are short and sweet but will happen more frequently to give players more access to sweet rewards.

Daily Rewards

  • Throughout December, players will get improved rewards to unlock in their daily logins.  In addition, for the month of December only and in spirit of the holidays, the game will feature an extra free booster each day to unwrap.

Check-in During the Holidays To Get the Free Holiday Card

  • Players that play the game between December 22 and January 6 will receive a free special holiday card that will surely impress and is exclusively available between these dates only.

We will have a couple of more updates throughout the holiday season, so stay tuned to the forums and social channels for further updates.  And finally, we hope you enjoy the new content and that you have a super awesome holiday season with your friends and family.  May the best Coalition win!

Happy Holidays!


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