When Does March of the Machine Release on Arena?

Wondering when does March of the Machine release on Arena? Then you’re at the right place, as below you’ll find the exact time of March of the Machine MTGA release, alongside a countdown timer and some additional information about the newest MTG set.

Maintenance starts on Tuesday, April 18th, at 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC). It’s supposed to take around three hours. However, the set typically goes live very quickly after the maintenance begins. (There can be some minor inconveniences in that early time frame.)

March of the Machine Release Time MTG Arena

With that in mind, here’s the countdown timer towards the release of March of the Machine on MTGA:

If you want to know the time of March of the Machine release in your time zone, you can find it in the following table:

RegionMarch of the Machine Release Time
USA, Canada (Pacific)11:00 PT (April 18th)
USA, Canada (Mountain)12:00 MT (April 18th)
USA, Canada (Central)13:00 CT (April 18th)
USA, Canada (Eastern)14:00 ET (April 18th)
USA, Canada (Atlantic)15:00 AT (April 18th)
Brazil16:00 BRT (April 18th)
United Kingdom19:00 BST (April 18th)
Central Europe20:00 CEST (April 18th)
Australia3:30 ACST (April 19th)

KEEP IN MIND: For this table and for the countdown timer, we assumed that the maintenance will take the full 3 hours. If you want to try playing earlier, you just remove three hours from the times in the table / countdown timer, and you’ll get the earliest time that you might be able to experience March of the Machine on MTGA. However, you might encounter some lag in this early time period.

Check the Maintenance Progress

If you want to avoid any hassle with lag, and other bugs that might appear in the early release, check Wizards’ Customer Support on Twitter. They’ll tweet when the maintenance starts, and when it will be finished.

Besides, they also mention potential delays and issues that can affect the gameplay.

Another option you have is to check the MTG Arena Status Page. Game, Matches, and Logins systems must all be operational. If they aren’t, you’ll probably encounter difficulties while playing.

No downtime is expected, but you are still required to restart the client to get the March of the Machine patch.

Machine Will Start to March… Soon!

So, there’s still some time to pass before March of the Machine comes to Arena. In the meantime, you can check some of our articles to get acquainted with the new set.

March of the Machine Articles

One of our most popular articles are certainly the draft guides. You can already read March of the Machine Draft Guide, and prepare yourself to win more games and consequently Gems.

Many amazing products will also be released in paper, some with special alternate art style. You can find more info about them, in the following articles:

Commander decks this time around are particularly interesting, since this is the big release, with five different decks, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. There are tribal decks, decks centered around specific mechanics, and so on.

Five Commander Decks March of the Machine

March of the Machine Arena Code

With new set, you might be looking for the new code. However, with the recent sets this works a bit differently. You simply log in the game, and in the top right corner you’ll notice a message box. You click on it, and there you’ll find your 3 free March of the Machine booster packs.

However, if this were to change, you’ll still be able to find a new and all other MTG Arena codes here.

March of the Machine Events

Let’s find out which events you’ll be to play, once the patch is live. Two type of drafts will be available immediately. You can choose between Premier (best-of-one) or Traditional Draft (best-of-three). If you only play Quick Draft, you’ll sadly have to wait a couple of weeks to start drafting.

If you prefer Sealed, you’ll be able to make your pick between Traditional Sealed and Best-of-one Sealed. While, they won’t be around for as long as the drafts, you’ll still be able to get some practice in. That’s especially important, if you’re planning on playing Arena Open (April 29-30) or upcoming Qualifiers (May 13-14).

As far as Standard goes, nothing will rotate with March of the Machine. The new cards will simply be added to the current Standard pool, and that’s it.

MTGA March of the Machine Release Time – FAQ

Before we wrap up, here are answers to a couple of common questions that players might have about the March of the Machine release time on Arena.

When does March of the Machine release on MTG Arena?

It will be released on Tuesday, April 18th. The maintenance starts at 8:00 PT (15:00 UTC). It should be completed in three hours, which would make the official release at 11:00 PT (18:00 UTC), but the set might go live a bit earlier, as we’ve explained before.

When will I be able to open March of the Machine preorders on MTGA?

You will be able to open them once the set goes live. (See the answer above.)


That’s all about the March of the Machine release time on Arena. Hopefully, there won’t be many bugs, and we’ll be able to start playing soon. Last but not least, if you don’t want to miss our new articles, such as draft guides, you can follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Have fun with the new set!

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