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Did you know that MTGA keeps a detailed log of all your in-game and draft events? These logs can be used to determine your vault progress, figure out your win rate, or even to enable third-party tracker applications, like Draftsim’s amazing Arena Tutor app.
Well, at least that log data was there until September 4, 2019. On that day, an update was pushed to MTGA that caused several Arena-related applications to break and a lot of people were left wondering “where did my vault info go”?
The good news is that it’s not gone, it’s just been hidden by Wizards of the Coast. Supposedly this change was made to help address slowness and performance issues in MTGA. The effect was debatable, but if you need to turn it back on, here’s how you do it.
Enable Detailed Logs (Plugin Support)
First, log into Arena and go up to the settings menu labeled “Adjust Options” in the upper right of your Home screen.
Next, click on the view account button on the bottom of the Options screen.
This displays a bunch of “hidden” account options. Make sure to click on the “Detailed Logs (Plugin Support)” button.
And that’s it! Click the arrow to back out of your account settings and click out of the options screen.
Update: You may need to exit and restart MTGA for the changes to take effect. Start playing again afterwards to generate a new log file.
After playing, you can confirm that your vault progress is shown again by using the method outlined in our article on checking your vault.
Where Is the MTG Arena Log File Located?
Great, so you’ve enabled detailed logging, but how do actually check that file?
There are times you may want to grab or peruse your log files, for example to get additional information on your games or to submit a customer support ticket or bug report to Wizards.
First, go to your start menu or File Explorer in Windows and type in the following and hit enter:
%appdata%../LocalLow\Wizards Of The Coast\MTGA
This should bring you to a folder with a path like this:
In that folder, there will be a file called Player.log
That’s your log file. If you open up Player.log, you’ll see all your detailed match and vault info.
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