Magic Online Basic Account FAQ
Designed for new players, you can download Magic Online and create your own Basic Account for free from the game client. This Basic Account includes two of every common and one of every uncommon currently legal in Standard (microsets excluded), as well as 20 New Player Points, and more. These points can be used to enter events designed for players who are new to Magic Online, giving you a taste of events available as a Full User. A Basic Account also allows you to have 20 different decks at any given time, enough to build a variety of decks in a variety of formats.
How much does it cost to open a Magic Online Basic Account?
What comes with a Magic Online Basic Account?
- Two copies of every common and one copy of every uncommon currently legal in Standard (microsets excluded)
- 20 New Player Points
- Two player avatars- Birds of Paradise, plus and an avatar from the most recent Standard set. For March of the Machine it is Placid Rottentail.
What else can you do in Magic Online with a Basic Account?
You can accept invitations to join a clan or be challenged to a match, redeem promo codes, or play any Open Play events or any events for which you have the entry option (Standard Open Play, Standard Tournament Practice, New Player Events).
Are there any restrictions with a Magic Online Basic Account?
With a Basic Account, you cannot trade, chat with, or challenge other players in Magic Online. You also do not have access to the Magic Online Store.
After three months of inactivity, your Basic Account will close, your username will become available again to the public, and product earned through play will be lost and irretrievable.
Upgrading Your Account
Can I upgrade my Magic Online Basic Account to a Full User account?
Yes! You can upgrade a Basic Account to a Full User account for just $4.99 USD with an Account Upgrade Kit.
What are the exact contents of the Account Upgrade Kit?
- An additional 2x commons & 1x uncommons of current Standard-legal expansions (microsets excluded)
- 10 extra New Player Points
- 60 Play Points
Please note that the contents of the kit change to match Standard legality when they are opened. This means that the contents of the Account Upgrade Kit will be different from the time it was purchased if it is opened after the current rotation has changed.