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MTG Arena Mobile: Cross-platform, download, collection, more

The popular card game is finally coming to mobile devices and here is everything you need to know about it.
MTG Arena Mobile: Cross-platform, download, collection, more

Not many digital card games have managed to find their place on the market since the rise of Hearthstone in 2014, but Magic: The Gathering is not just any game.

While MTG is insanely popular in the world of physical cards games, up until the release of MTG Arena, they didn't have much luck with digital cards games, mostly because past attempts were simply bad and failed to transition properly from the physical to the digital world.

But Wizards have learned from their mistakes and with some inspiration taken from Hearthstone, they have created MTG Arena, by far the best digital MTG game to date.

MTG Arena on Mobile
(Picture: Wizards of the Coast)

Magic: The Gathering Arena has been released in September of 2018 and was steadily growing in popularity over the past two and a half years. While there are no exact numbers, at this point MTG Arena is probably the second most popular digital card game, right behind Hearthstone.

And now, you will be able to play MTG Arena anywhere you want! That's because the game is being officially released for mobile devices, after almost two months of beta testing.

Here's everything you need to know about the mobile version.

Is MTG Arena on mobile the same as the PC version? 

While there are changes made so that the game can be played on smaller screens and with touch-screen controls, it is essentially exactly the same game as the PC version.

The same content released on PC will be available on mobile devices, the gameplay mechanics are exactly the same, and all modes of playing will be available across all platforms.

MTG Arena Mobile: Is there cross-platform playing?

MTG Arena Mobile android ios
(Picture: Wizards of the Coast)

Yes, you will be able to play against anyone, no matter the platform you are on (or your opponent).

In fact, cross-platform is the default and only way of playing the game, you won't be able to exclude platforms.

Do you need another account to play MTG Arena Mobile?

You don't need a separate account, you will be able to login to MTG Arena Mobile with the same account you are using to play MTG Arena on your PC. This means that all cards from your collection are available to you no matter the platform you are playing on. Wherever you are, your collection is going with you.

How to play MTG Arena on mobile?

The game is available on both Android and iOS devices, and all you need to do is to download and install the game from Play Store or Apple Store, and you are good to go!

Keep in mind that the game is currently available only on some  Android devices, but compatibility with more devices will come later this year.