Last updated on November 11, 2020
Villainous Wealth | Illustration by Erica Yang
It’s certainly a challenge for any collectible card game to keep its player base happy. But MTG Arena attempts to mollify the masses by occasionally giving out promo codes for free stuff.
These MTG Arena codes come from a variety of sources and can be redeemed for a boatload of freebies: cosmetics, packs, individual cards, card styles, or even complete decks!
Latest non-unique code added: TryKaladesh – One free Kaladesh Remastered booster, starting November 12, 2020.
We’re always checking to make sure the codes below are up to date, so bookmark this page and check back often for new codes!
How To Redeem Promo Codes
1. Open the game’s “Store” page, located in the top menu bar.
2. You’ll notice a small oval on the top-right of your screen which says, “Redeem Code.” Click on it!
3. Enter one of the codes below. Make sure you type them accurately since codes are case sensitive.
4. Hit “Enter”!
MTG Arena Booster Pack Codes
With the release of new sets, Magic: the Gathering Arena is kind enough to regularly provide players with a couple of new packs. There are also occasional out-of-nowhere freebies, which are always the best kind of surprise. You can use these codes on the store page to get yourself some free MTG Arena packs to boost your card collection and decks while you’re at it.
Quick note: While the “PlayRavnica,” “PlayAllegiance,” “PLAYWARSPARK,” “PlayM20,” and “PlayEldraine” codes were set to expire on July 1, 2020, they seem to still be working!
MTG Arena Experience Codes
The codes below will give you free experience points on the spot! Every 1,000 XP nets you one Mastery Level on the Mastery Tree, and (depending on which track you’re on) each level has the possibility for extra goodies!
MTG Arena Cosmetic Codes
Every MTG player knows that there is something more important than simply winning, and that’s winning with style! With the introduction of cards styles, you can now bling out your collection. The codes below will add new cosmetics to your account.
Note that a cosmetic style doesn’t (always) give you a copy of the card itself, but you only need to get a card style once to apply it to all of the copies of that card you own!
MTG Arena Twitch Prime Codes
If you have a membership to Amazon Prime, you’re in luck! Wizards often runs promotions to reward you with free decks if you have your Amazon account connected to Twitch.tv. All you have to do is head over to the Twitch Prime loot section and click a button to redeem your code.
For example, there was recently a promotion to get a Liliana’s Legion deck through Twitch Prime, but that promotion is now over.
Special (Unique) Codes from Other Sources
If you’re asking “anything else?” then our answer is: Heck yeah! These codes are just the tip of the iceberg offered to casual players. Occasionally, if you check your email, you’ll get some exclusive codes from Magic: the Gathering Arena similar to the ones above.
If you’re more deeply involved in Magic: The Gathering—especially if you play paper—you can get A LOT of cards for Arena as well.
That’s right, you can get more “free” Arena cards by buying certain sealed MTG products.
Sealed Product Codes
If you buy any of the newer (starting with Guilds of Ravnica) Planeswalker Decks, you’ll also get a code which you can redeem for MTG Arena codes to get all the cards in the deck—for free!
Here’s a list of all the known MTG decks that contain Arena codes inside the box:
The trend continues with the Core Set 2021 planeswalker decks – they all include codes to get an MTGA copy of the deck too!
Also, the MTG Gift Pack comes with a code to redeem the five exclusive rares in the box.
Buy cards in paper and get free digital cards for your trouble
The recent Core Set 2021 / Arena Starter Kit is quite affordable and comes with codes for two players to each unlock two decks with 10 rares altogether:
Codes from Special Events
You can also attend pre-release events and get a unique code card inside your pre-release kit that you can use in Arena to redeem for extra goodies. In the past, this has ranged from packs to a free Limited event. The codes you get from these events can only be used once.
If you have a friend (or an internet stranger who’s generous enough) that attended multiple events, they might let you have their extra codes. A reminder: each account can only redeem one pre-release exclusive code, regardless of how many you actually attend, so share the love!
People often share their extra pre-release codes on Reddit, so be sure to have look there when it’s the right time. These events happen IRL whenever a new set comes out. You can find an official listing of pre-release events from Wizards here.
You can score free packs in Arena if you play in a pre-release, or if one of your friends who does is very nice
Other than pre-releases, there you can also get some additional MTG Arena codes by participating in the “Friday Night Magic at Home” program. While organized play at many local game stores has been shut down by the pandemic, Wizards has stepped up with support by giving free promo codes to the stores to hand out.
By connecting with a local store online, say through Discord, and participating in their weekly FNM event, you can get codes for two cosmetic items per week — including some pretty unique card sleeves.
Buying Pre-release Codes
Of course, you could just buy your way into some “free” packs. Just like with the gift packs and planeswalker decks, you can get these pre-release codes inside sealed kits that you buy online. Be forewarned that older codes may be for a sealed event, so if MTGA is not running that format anymore, you may not get anything. Do your due diligence by reading the product details.
And finally, don’t forget that you can only redeem one code per set per account. But if you haven’t redeemed a code for your account for the set, you can fill out your collection with some real Magic packs and add some Arena swag to boot.
Each kit comes with six sealed booster packs, a special foil promo card, a spindown D20 life tracker, and of course a card with an Arena redemption code.
Here’s the pre-release kits for every set in Standard. Make sure to fill out your collection if you’re missing the packs from any of these:
Older, non-Standard sets:
And if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get help from a pro:
Sometimes the MPL blesses us from on high with free stuff
Secret Lair Codes
In late November 2019, Wizards of the Coast announced a series of products named “Secret Lair” that would include small drops of special collectible reprints of cards with alternate art and tokens. Secret Lair is available exclusively from WotC directly.
Included in the products are special codes to redeem cards in MTG Online as well as cosmetics (card sleeves and styles) for MTGA. If you want these exclusive sleeve and style MTG Arena codes, these products are the only place to get them. Here’s an example:
Though they aren’t available on Amazon, you can find plenty of 3rd party sellers selling Secret Lair sets on eBay:
Note: Secret Lair MTGA redemption codes expire on Jan 1, 2023 for drops from 2019 and on Jan 1, 2024 for drops from 2020.
Streamer Promos and Event Codes
Finally, any game without promotions from Twitch or streamers is simply not complete. For example, there was a Twitch Prime Promo Code event which ended on July 25, 2019, which you could use for a full 60 card Boros Deck! So you should occasionally check our Twitter account, visit our website, and watch some MTG Arena streamers to not miss out any chances to get more cards and packs.
Other events that have awarded special MTG Arena codes include San Diego Comic-Con and TwitchCon, so be sure to stay tuned for updates from those events. Wizards often uses these weekends as promotional showcases, so they release codes to build interest and attention for Arena.
Finding MTG Arena Codes for Sale
Trading Post | Illustration by Adam Paquette
One last option is to just buy only the codes directly. This is a great idea if the products mentioned above just don’t interest you or fall out of your price range. Then you need to buy the codes from a third-party vendor.
Because it’s not specifically called out in WotC’s terms and agreement, third parties aren’t technically prevented from selling Arena codes for special products, decks, or individual cards.
An excellent way to purchase codes directly is through Gray Viking Games. They have virtually unlimited selection, including all the codes listed above, and an automatic fulfillment system where you’re emailed the MTGA code almost instantly.
Gray Viking Games has a simple click and order shopping cart to acquire codes.
You can get everything, even obscure stuff like codes for special Secret Lair card sleeves or FNM at Home if you missed out on that. Of course, I think the best value is just getting more cards – packs and decks.
Ebay is another option with a lot of selection:
If you’re in Europe, there’s also Cardmarket, a website where stores and individual people are able to re-sell MTG products, including Arena codes.
Hazmat Suit (Used) | Illustration by Michael Phillippi
There are some caveats when buying a code online, because you can’t be sure whether or not the code has actually been used before until you try to use it yourself. You could be buying a good-for-nothing code and be out a significant amount of money, so be careful.
We did test out Gray Viking (mentioned above), however, and verified that the code we bought there worked.
Your LGS might also re-sell codes, but the fact that they’re usually included with products that are up for purchase makes this a little less likely. Of course, you can always ask and find out. Because the store wouldn’t want to make a bad name for themselves, the chance that the codes are good-to-go also very much improves.
Words of Wisdom | Illustration by Eric Peterson
Parting from Promo Codes
Did you know that, at least as of late 2019, MTG Arena also rewards you with a “vault bonus” for getting extra copies of cards? If you want to see more about this, you can read our article here.
One other way to get more “free” stuff out of Arena is… well, to win more. If you’re not using our deck tracker and draft companion Arena Tutor yet, you should be! It’ll help you start winning more gems and gold from the second you download it, so check it out.
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