MTG Breaking News Cards: Full List & Information

Did you notice the weird-looking cards from Outlaws of Thunder Junction that kinda look like newspaper articles? Do you want to know more about them? If so, you’ve come to the right place, as today we’re going to talk about these so-called Breaking News cards.

First, we’re going to explain what these cards are, and then we’ll show you all 65 of them. Afterward, there’s a lot of additional information about the Breaking News cards, including the odds of opening them, their distribution, and more.

As you can see, there’s a bunch of exciting stuff to talk about, so let’s get right to it.

What are Breaking News Cards?

Occasionally, a Magic set gets so-called bonus sheet. That’s a group of cards, typically reprints within a specific theme. They feature a special artwork and frame. While these are printed in a specific set, they don’t technically count as a part of that set for stuff like format legality. Nevertheless, they are always a welcome addition, since they add some value to the packs by replacing a common.

Example of the previous bonus sheets include Enchanting Tales (enchantments) from Wilds of Eldraine and Multiverse Legends (legendary creatures) from March of the Machines.

So, the Breaking News is the bonus sheet for Outlaws of Thunder Junction. This time around, they aren’t centered around a specific card type. There are all sorts of card types included, apart from creatures.

The cards are styled to look like The Prosperity Post, the newspaper from Thunder Junction. They depict various crimes happening on this Wild West plane. But hey, let’s take a look at them, and you’ll see exactly what we mean by that.

Breaking News Cards List

There are 65 different Breaking News cards, their rarity breakdown is as follows:

  • 15 mythics
  • 30 rares
  • 20 uncommons

You can find all of them in the following gallery:

Textured Foils Special Versions

But wait, there’s more! All the Breaking News cards also come with a special, so-called textured foil treatment. These feature the same art, but it now extends to all borders, and it’s even present in the text box.

Where to Get Breaking News Cards?

Now you’ve seen how these card look like, but where can you get them? What are your odds of opening them?

Well, we have some good news for you. Each Outlaws of Thunder Junction Play booster contains a guaranteed Breaking News card.

Outlaws of Thunder Junction Play Booster Box

So, each Play booster has a special slot, in which you’ll always open a regular version of a Breaking News card. Thus, you can expect 36 of them per whole booster box.

But what if you want a textured foil one? Well, those only appear in the Outlaws of Thunder Junction Collector boosters.

Outlaws of Thunder Junction Collector Booster Box

These boosters are more expensive, but can contain multiple rares, plus all the cards are foil or use alternate art. (For more information, check our MTG Booster Guide.) As far as the Breaking News cards go, there are at least three per Collector booster. That gives you 36 per Collector booster box.

The exact odds for the Textured foils aren’t known yet, but once they will be, we’ll update this article with that info.


Here are some frequently asked question players have about these cards. If there’s something you’d like to know, you can ask us in the comments, and we’ll get back to you.

How many Breaking News cards are there?

There are 65 different Breaking News cards.

Are there any new cards in the bonus sheet for Outlaws of Thunder Junction?

No, all of these cards are reprints.

What are the odds of opening a Breaking News card?

Each Outlaws of Thunder Junction Play Booster contains one of them, while Collector booster contains at least three.

Are there different versions of Breaking News cards?

Yes, there are both the regular, and the Textured foil cards. While they use the same art, it’s more visible on the Textured foil versions.

Will Breaking News cards be added to MTG Arena?

Yes they will be, as a part of the Outlaws of Thunder Junction set.

Where are the Breaking News cards legal?

These are all reprints, so they will be legal in any format they are already legal in. The only format in which they will be added are the Arena-only formats: Historic, Timeless, and Brawl.

Breaking News Cards Checklist

Last thing before we wrap up, here’s a text list of all the cards appearing on the Breaking News bonus sheet. It can serve you as a checklist, if you plan on collecting all of these cards.

Collector no.Card
1Fell the Mighty
2Fierce Retribution
3Journey to Nowhere
4Leyline Binding
6Path to Exile
7Archive Trap
8Archmage's Charm
10Essence Capture
11Mana Drain
12Mindbreak Trap
14Heartless Pillage
15Imp's Mischief
17Overwhelming Forces
19Surgical Extraction
21Collective Defiance
22Crackle With Power
25Indomitable Creativity
26Skewer the Critics
28Clear Shot
29Force of Vigor
30Pest Infestation
31Primal Command
32Primal Might
34Abrupt Decay
35Anguished Unmaking
36Back for More
38Buried in the Garden
39Crime // Punishment
40Cruel Ultimatum
42Decisive Denial
43Detention Sphere
44Endless Detour
45Fractured Identity
46Hindering Light
50Oko, Thief of Crowns
51Outlaws' Merriment
52Ride Down
53Savage Smash
54Siphon Insight
55Terminal Agony
56Tyrant's Scorn
57Vanishing Verse
58Villainous Wealth
59Void Rend
61Contagion Engine
64Unlicensed Hearse
65Dust Bowl

There’s Always More to Explore in the Wild West

That’s all about Breaking News cards, once more of them will be previewed, we’ll update the article with them. Thus, make sure to check back now and then.

However, there’s already plenty of other stuff you might want to explore about this set. You can check for Thunder Junction spoilers, and explore all the new cards. If you want to discover even more details about them, then learn about Outlaws of Thunder Junction mechanics. There are five of them, and each one is brand-new.

Also, did you know that Breaking News cards aren’t the only ones with alternate art. There was supposed to be a small set after this one. However, after the previous small set Aftermath, Wizards decided to scrape it, and put Big Score cards into Outlaws boosters.

Finally, if you’re a Commander player, you’re probably going to enjoy Outlaws Commander Precons. These four are all quite different from one another and look very exciting to play.

Until next time, have fun, and may your favorite card get a reprint with the newspaper style.

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