When Does Dominaria United Release on Arena?

Do you want to know when does Dominaria United release on Arena? In this article, you’ll find the exact time of Dominaria United MTGA release and more useful information about the Magic’s newest set.

Maintenance starts on September 1st, at around 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC). Wizards’ Customer Support usually claims that it’s supposed to take around three hours. However, with recent releases, the set was live very quickly after the maintenance began (although with some minor problems).

Dominaria United Release Time on MTG Arena

With that information, let’s count down to the Dominaria United Arena release:

You can also find the time of Dominaria United release in your time zone, in the following table:

RegionDominaria United Release Time
USA, Canada (Pacific)11:00 PT (September 1st)
USA, Canada (Mountain)12:00 MT (September 1st)
USA, Canada (Central)13:00 CT (September 1st)
USA, Canada (Eastern)14:00 ET (September 1st)
USA, Canada (Atlantic)15:00 AT (September 1st)
Brazil15:00 BRT (September 1st)
United Kingdom19:00 BST (September 1st)
Central Europe20:00 CEST (September 1st)
Australia3:30 ACST (September 2nd)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When we’re talking about the Dominaria United release time on Arena, we have to point this out: This is the usual announced schedule. What usually happens is that Arena is often playable soon after the scheduled maintenance. If this happens this time too, you can expect release three hours before the timer runs out. However, in this case, you might encounter some lag and bugs early on.

Check the Maintenance Progress

So, there might be some problems with the update – that’s more likely if the update goes live almost immediately after the maintenance starts. In that case, you can check Wizards Customer Support’s Twitter for more info. It’s likely that they’ll usually tweet when the maintenance starts, and once it is finished.

Besides, they also post updates about any potential delays and problems that might affect the gameplay. This way, you’ll know what to expect.

Furthermore, you can also check the MTG Arena Status Page. In order for you to run Arena smoothly, Game, Matches, and Logins systems must all be operational. If they aren’t, you’ll probably encounter some problems while playing.

There probably won’t be no downtime, but you’ll still have to restart the client to get the Dominaria United patch.

Dominaria Unite!

You might be bored while you wait for Dominaria United release on Arena. Here are some articles to read, and other things to do while you’re waiting for the new set. You can check the following articles to pass the time, and perhaps get yourself more experienced with the new set.

Dominaria United Articles

First things first, you can find Dominaria United spoilers here. There you’ll find the new cards, plus some additional information about this set. This way you’ll know what to expect from the new set. Furthermore, you can also check these gorgeous full-art Dominaria United basic lands.

Maybe you enjoy playing Commander. If so, you’ll probably like the two Dominaria United Commander decks. The head commanders are two popular characters from Magic’s past, and what’s even more interesting – one deck contains all five colors!

Dominaria United Both Commander Decks Precons

If you’d like to know what is happening in this set’s story, you can read Dominaria United story recap. There you’ll also find the links to the official MTG story, which can entertain you for an even longer time.

Will you draft this set? In that case, you’ll want to check our Dominaria United Draft Guide. With it you’ll get a good overview of the format, which will help you win more games.

Dominaria United Arena Code

As always, you can look forward to a new code! This one will give you 3 free Dominaria United booster packs. You’ll be able to find it and other MTG Arena codes here, once the maintenance is completed.

Watch Dominaria United Early Access Event

With the previous set, the Early Access Event has returned. You’ll be able to watch your favorite MTG streamers play Dominaria United on August 30-31 (start and end time is 10 AM PT). This is the day before the set goes live on Arena.

If you don’t know who to watch, you can browse the MTG directory on Twitch. You’ll surely find someone exciting to watch.

Dominaria United Release Time on Arena Countdown Timer Early Access

Dominaria United Events

Which Dominaria United events will you be able to play, once the patch is live? Of course, you’ll be able to draft it, either in a Premier (best-of-one) or Traditional Draft (best-of-three). However, if you only play Quick Draft, you’ll have to wait a couple of weeks before it becomes available.

If you prefer Sealed, both Traditional Sealed and Best-of-one Sealed will be available, although for a shorter period of time. This is a perfect way to get some practice in for your local paper prerelease.

As far as Standard goes, there is a rotation happening with Dominaria United. You’ll get some rewards immediately after you login after the update, as a way to have an easier transition into the new Standard.


That’s all about the Dominaria United release time on Arena. Fingers crossed, that we won’t need to wait long. And last but least, if you don’t want to miss new Arena codes, or our articles, like draft guides, you can follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Have fun!

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