Gone Missing - Illustration by James Paick

Gone Missing | Illustration by James Paick

Daily quests are a big deal for MTGA players. A lot of people who play Arena rely on the in-game currency earned through these quests to participate in Drafts, events, and qualifiers without having to spend real-world money on the game. You’re also relying on daily quests to earn XP boosts to advance your Mastery Level if you have the Mastery Pass.

Given the importance of quests, it can be understandably alarming if they were to disappear. You may have run into that exact issue after some of the game’s updates. Luckily, both Wizards and the MTGA player base know about this issue, and there are a few things you can try if your quests disappear.

Let’s jump right in!

Solution 1: Cycle Through Game Modes

MTG Arena all play modes view

According to some players on the MTGA subreddit, there’s a quick and easy fix is to click through the different kinds of game modes under the “Play” menu on the bottom right of the home screen. Some users have reported that this method doesn’t work for them, but it’s the fastest option to try given that you already have the client up.

Solution 2: Try Restarting the Game

Anyone who’s worked in IT will tell you that restarting is always a good thing to try before taking any labor-intensive steps to fix an issue. Sometimes you just need to try starting the program back up and see if it launches properly this time.

It’s always worth a try, but you don’t want to get caught in an endless cycle. There are other fixes to try if restarting doesn’t work.

Solution 3: Check MTGA on a Mobile Device

MTG Arena mobile app example

If you have a smartphone capable of playing MTG Arena, you can try checking there for your daily quests. Wizards ensured players in a tweet addressing this issue that they were still making progress toward their quests and collecting the appropriate rewards (along with providing a code for two free levels).

If you’re able to see what quests you need to do by checking on your mobile device, you can play on your PC and still make progress toward these quests.

Solution 4: Play a 5-Color Deck with Creatures

There’s only a small number of different quests on Arena that you randomly rotate through. Some of the quests are things you do no matter what, like playing a certain number of lands. A lot of quests just ask you to cast a certain number of spells of two given colors. The remaining quests have to do with attacking with your creatures, or killing your opponent’s creatures.

There’s a solution if you still want to try to accomplish your daily quests even if you can’t get them to appear: playing a 5-color deck ensures that you’re casting at least some spells of the colors that could be in your daily quests. Make sure that you include a good number of creatures in the deck so you can also meet any attacking requirements. Playing lands should take care of itself. While I realize that it can be frustrating to try to finish quests that you can’t see or track, this is a way to earn rewards if you’re playing the game anyway.

Arena gives players space to make up to 100 decks, so it’s perfectly reasonable to create a deck or two just for finishing quests. I personally have a deck that’s all removal spells for any time I get a “Kill [x] of your Opponent’s Creatures” quest. While it won’t make your quests come back, having a 5-color deck dedicated to finishing them in case they disappear can help minimize the issue.

Solution 5: Post and Wait for a Patch

If none of the above options work for you, you may be stuck waiting for a patch to bring back your quests. If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to post about your experience on social media. Whether you’re posting to the MTG Arena subreddit or you’re tweeting directly at Wizards, letting the community and company know about issues is a great way to get them fixed.

Despite what it may seem like, WotC doesn’t want its customers complaining about their game all over the internet. If you can’t fix the issue on your own, it’s good to (politely) press the developers to start working on a solution.

Wrap Up

Hot Fix - Illustration by David Sladek

Hot Fix | Illustration by David Sladek

While having your daily quests disappear can be frustrating as a player, you can take solace in the fact that it’s a known issue with a variety of possible solutions. Remember that your quests are still tracking your progress whether you see them or not, so you can still play the game to earn gold or XP if none of the quick fixes work.

Have you experienced this issue? Do you have your own solution? What other MTGA bugs have you experienced that you’d like help with? Let me know in the comments below or over on Draftsim’s Twitter.

Like your daily quests, we hope you don’t disappear and continue to join us next time you need any MTG Arena tips!

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