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MTG Arena codes for July 2024

MTG Arena codes are an easy way to get free cards, booster packs, and cosmetics - here's a full list of MTGA codes for the digital TCG.

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer compound image including Wizards of the Coast sales photos for the Murders at Karlov Manor prerelease kit, the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms booster pack, and the MTG Arena XP logo, overlaid with a tab showing the Wargamer logo and the legend "MTG ARENA CODES"

July 9, 2024: We updated this guide with the latest codes for the month – and upgraded our explainer on how to redeem your codes!

What are the latest MTG Arena codes? These (mostly) free promo codes are an essential kick start for your digital collection, unlocking new Magic: The Gathering cards, booster packs, XP, and cosmetic items like card sleeves, avatars, and more. Read on to find all working MTGA codes in July 2024, as well as full instructions on how to redeem promo codes on PC and mobile.

Each month, as the MTG release schedule rolls on, we trawl Wizards’ new products and online announcements about new MTG sets to update this list, telling you which codes currently work; which have expired; and which brand new codes have sprung up for the game.

Here’s how to get your MTGA goodies:

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer screenshot of the MTG Arena PC client showing the storefront page, with the code entry box highlighted in red.

How to redeem MTG Arena codes

There are two ways to redeem MTG Arena codes on PC, and both are dead easy – just pick your method below and follow our step-by-step guide.

How to redeem codes in the Arena client

The most common and simplest way to cash in your codes is directly inside the MTG Arena client. Here’s how to do it:

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer screenshot from the MTG Arena client highlighting the store tab

1. Open up the game on PC and click on the ‘Store’ tab at the top of the page.

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer screenshot from the MTG Arena client highlighting the Redeem Code box on the store page

2. You’ll see a small oval text box in the top right corner, with ‘Redeem Code’ written inside (we’ve highlighted it in red in the picture above).

3. Copy your code into the box and hit enter.

4. Your reward automatically appears in your account!

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer screenshot of the Wizards of the Coast Account website, showing the Redeem Code box

How to redeem codes via your Wizards account

If you’d rather not boot up the game, you can also redeem codes by entering them into your Wizards of the Coast account page. Here’s how you do this:

1. Log in using your MTG Arena details, and on the right-hand side of your account dashboard, you’ll find a nice, big ‘Redeem a code’ box.

2. Paste the code inside and click ‘Redeem’.

3. The goods will appear in your account next time you log in to the Arena game client.

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer mobile screenshot showing the code redemption screen on the Wizards account website

How to redeem MTGA codes on mobile

If you’re primarily a mobile MTGA player and want to redeem codes on your phone, the process can feel a bit more convoluted, because – frustratingly – there’s still no way to redeem codes directly through the iOS and Android versions of the game.

The main way to get the job done is simply via mobile web, with the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Wizards account via your mobile browser.
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Redeem a Code’ box as shown in the image above.
  3. Enter your code, and click ‘Redeem’.
  4. Your rewards will show up next time you log into the game.

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer mobile screenshot showing the code redemption screen on the Wizards account website, with a success message to show the code has been accepted and redeemed for your account

If everything’s worked correctly, you’ll see a little green message pop up that reads “Code redeemed successfully”, as seen above.

However, if you really want to make things difficult for yourself, you can access that same account-based process from within the MTG Arena mobile client. We don’t recommend it, though, because it’s janky as all hell – it’s far easier just to hop over to your mobile browser and do it there.

MTG Arena codes - Wizards of the Coast art of planeswalker Jace

All free MTG Arena codes in July 2024

As of July 9, 2024, there are currently just nine universal, free MTG Arena codes valid for use on the Arena client: seven booster pack codes, one experience code, and one Karlov Manor secret unlock that’s good for some XP and a cosmetic.

Here’s a list of each one, and what you’ll get once you redeem them.

Booster pack codes

These days, MTG Arena usually hands out promotional booster packs directly via your in-game inbox, without the need to redeem a code – this is how it worked for Lost Caverns of IxalanWilds of Eldraine, and March of the Machine, for example.

However, there are still seven free booster pack codes you can use to unlock extra cards to open:

Code Reward
PlayBRO Three Brothers’ War booster packs
PlayDMUAlchemy Three Alchemy: Dominaria booster packs
PlayDMU Three Dominaria United booster packs
PlayHBG Three Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate booster packs
PlayAlchemyNewCapenna Three Alchemy New Capenna boosters
PlaySNC Three Streets of New Capenna booster packs
PlayDND Three Adventures in the Forgotten Realms booster packs

Murders at Karlov Manor ‘thewayisopen’ secret code

Released in February 2024, Murders at Karlov Manor is a murder mystery themed MTG set which – appropriately – introduced a bunch of promo codes hidden in riddles. Most have now expired – but one still works.

It’s not technically a code, but it is a way to get MTG Arena freebies in 2024. A reward for an ARG hidden in various products and marketing for the Karlov Manor set, it grants you:

  • 5000 XP
  • One limited edition Fiery Brass Knuckles card sleeve.

As of July 9, 2024, this method still works, and Wizards has confirmed the offer will stay open until February 6, 2025.

Here’s how to claim it.

  1. First, create a deck that includes these cards:
  • 1 Extract a Confession
  • 1 Homicide Investigator
  • 1 Leering Onlooker
  • 1 Glint Weaver
  • 1 Granite Witness
  • 1 Meddling Youths
  • 1 Furtive Courier
  • 1 Case of the Stashed Skeleton
  • 1 Out Cold
  • 1 The Pride of Hull Clade
  • 1 Reckless Detective
  • 1 Novice Inspector

Don’t worry if you don’t own the cards; you don’t have to craft them.

2. Name your new deck ‘thewayisopen’ (don’t worry that it’s ‘invalid’ for play).

3. Done! You should automatically receive 5000 XP and the exclusive card sleeves.

MTG Arena experience codes

As you earn more experience points (XP) in MTG Arena, you’ll increase your Mastery level and win extra rewards including specific cards, gold bonuses, and more. Completing daily and weekly quests by winning games is your main way to earn XP – but you can supplement that by using experience codes – there’s only two available right now.

Code Reward Expiration date
Threads 1,000 XP Unknown
thewayisopen (see Karlov Manor code instructions above) 5,000 XP and MKM card sleeves February 6, 2025

MTG Arena cosmetic codes

Once you’ve played the game for a while, you’ll find it’s extremely satisfying to upgrade your favorite MTG Arena decks with custom cosmetic add-ons like card styles, sleeves, avatars, and more. Occasionally, Wizards releases promo codes to unlock these items – but sadly there are currently no active, free cosmetic MTGA codes.

Rest assured, if that changes, we’ll update this guide to let you know. Until then, you’ll have to collect your skins the old-fashioned way: via in-game win rewards or buy them from the store page.

MTG Arena codes - The Phyrexians invade the plane of Theros.

Where to find more MTGA codes

If you’ve already used all the free codes available, and still want to expand your collection of cards and cosmetics, or boost your XP gains, there are a few other places where you can sometimes get your hands on more MTGA codes to redeem. You can do this either by buying select Magic products that include Arena freebies, or else staying alert for new promo codes and other fans’ unused codes shared online.

The main options to try are:

  • Physical Magic: The Gathering products
  • Social media giveaways and competitions
  • Promo codes from local game stores
  • MTG Arena Twitch Prime codes

Physical Magic: The Gathering products

Unlike the Pokémon TCG, not every sealed pack of Magic cards comes with a digital unlock code included – but some physical MTG products do give you a code into the bargain, to grow your digital collection as well as your cardboard mountain. There are three types of products you can buy for this.

Prerelease kits

Wizards of the Coast launches each new Magic: The Gathering set with a pre-release event focused on in-person games in local game stores, selling Prerelease kits of six brand new boosters, which also include an MTGA code to get those boosters in digital form.

If you buy one of the following recent Prerelease kits, you can use the included code to unlock MTG Arena boosters for the corresponding set:

Product Reward Price Link
Murders at Karlov Manor Prerelease kit  $30 Buy at Amazon
Lost Caverns of Ixalan Prerelease kit  $30 Buy at Amazon
Outlaws of Thunder Junction Prerelease kit  $30 Buy at Amazon 

Planeswalker decks

All physical Planeswalker decks released between the October 2018 set Guilds of Ravnica and Core Set 2021 came with a one-time code to unlock their cards in MTG Arena, so you could use all the same cards online as you do on the tabletop.

Sadly, these decks are now very difficult to come by online (they’re all unavailable on Amazon US and UK) – so you’ll struggle to find an unopened copy with an intact code for a reasonable price. If you really want the physical cards too, though, it might be worth the hunt; here’s the full list of decks to look for:

  • Ajani, Inspiring Leader Planeswalker Deck
  • Ashiok, Sculptor of Fears Planeswalker Deck
  • Chandra, Flame’s Fury Planeswalker Deck
  • Domri, City Smasher Planeswalker Deck
  • Dovin, Architect of Law Planeswalker Deck
  • Elspeth, Undaunted Hero Planeswalker Deck
  • Gideon, the Oathsworn Planeswalker Deck
  • Jace, Arcane Strategist Planeswalker Deck
  • Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind Planeswalker Deck
  • Oko, the Trickster Planeswalker Deck
  • Ral, Caller of Storms Planeswalker Deck
  • Rowan, Fearless Sparkmage Planeswalker Deck
  • Sorin, Vampire Lord Planeswalker Deck
  • Vivien, Nature’s Avenger Planeswalker Deck
  • Vraska, Regal Gorgon Planeswalker Deck

MTG Arena Secret Lair codes

MTG Arena Secret Lair codes are found in Wizards of the Coast’s limited edition, premium MTG Secret Lair boxed sets of one-off collectible cards. The rewards vary, but usually they unlock exclusive cards and cosmetics.

You can get some pretty sweet, limited edition skins, though – for example, if you bought the ‘Warhammer Bundle’ during the October 2023 MTG Warhammer 40k Secret Lair, you got two codes, each good for ten premium card sleeves showing the 40k-ified versions of classic cards:

  • Merciless Executioner as “Ork Kommando”
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin as “Makari the Lucky Grot”
  • Zurgo Helmsmasher as “Ghazghkull, Prophet of the Waaagh!”
  • Blind Obedience
  • Danitha Capashen, Paragon as “Neave Blacktalon”
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom as “Archaeon the Everchosen”
  • Scourge of the Throne as “Stardrake”

Beware, though – this is often the most expensive way to find new codes; each Secret Lair ‘drop’ can cost anything from $20 to several hundred bucks. We only recommend going this way if you really want the physical cards your codes will come bundled with.

MTG Arena codes guide - Twitter screenshot from TheAsianAvenger showing an MTGA code giveaway post

Social media giveaways and competitions

If you’re a social media-savvy Magic fan, another way to nab a cheeky extra code is through giveaways or competitions run by major MTG content creators, influencers, or simply kind-hearted fans sharing codes they don’t need or want for themselves.

MTGA Codes, a retail website that collects unwanted and unused Arena codes and sells them directly online, regularly runs such giveaways to drive engagement on its Twitter account (@MTGA_CODES).

There’s no way to know when such giveaways will take place, or exactly who’s going to be doing them – but we can recommend a few creators you should follow just for regular, great content and commentary on Magic and Arena, who have been known to give away MTGA codes in the past:

  • Grzegorz ‘Urlich’ Kowalski (@urlichmtg) – former Magic Pro League player, Twitch streamer
  • Gerry Thompson (@G3RRYT) – Magic pro player from the US
  • The Asian Avenger (@Theasianavenger) – Magic YouTuber and streamer
  • MTGNerdGirl (@MTGNerdGirl) – Magic YouTuber and streamer

Promo codes from local game stores

It’s not all the time, but Wizards of the Coast occasionally creates special MTG Arena codes as part of promoting in-person Magic play through bricks-and-mortar local game stores (LGS). Most recently, it did this via its ‘Friday Night Magic At Home’ campaign, aimed at helping stores keep regular play events going during Covid lockdowns in 2020.

This isn’t a regular occurrence, though, and it’s entirely dependent on Wizards’ ongoing strategy for working with game stores – if you’re angling for extra codes, we’d recommend checking in with the staff at your LGS to see if there’s anything on offer.

MTG Arena Twitch Prime codes

In the past, Wizards of the Coast has collaborated with other big brands to offer MTG Arena promo codes as a bonus for their subscribers – and, back in 2019, it gave away free unlock codes as a benefit for the Twitch Prime service (now merged with Amazon Prime Gaming).

All you had to do to get the code was sign into your Twitch Prime account, check the ‘Loot’ section, click on ‘claim’, and it would generate a code for you to redeem directly in the Arena client.

Sadly, we haven’t seen any more new MTGA codes come through this service in the years since – but there’s always a chance, so if you’re constantly on the hunt for fresh codes, it’s worth periodically checking in on your Prime Gaming account (there’s also a bunch of free videogame downloads and other goodies there, of course).

Naturally, we’ll also update this guide the moment we see any new MTG Arena unlockables pop up on the platform.

MTG Arena codes - a student from Magic: The Gathering Arena performing a ritual (art by Wizards of the Coast)

Expired MTG Arena codes

Wizards don’t set these codes up to work forever, and (as we said) might be phasing them out altogether. The following expired MTG Arena codes are already dead and gone – if you try to redeem them, you’ll get a sad little red error message that reads: “This code is not valid or has already been used the maximum number of times for this account”.

MTG Arena codes guide - Wargamer screenshot showing the error message for using an expired (or already redeemed) code

Expired booster pack and card codes

  • 2005 – Red Herring card
  • PlayNEOAlchemy – Three Alchemy Kamigawa booster packs
  • PlayNEO – Three Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty booster packs
  • PlayVOW – Three Innistrad: Crimson Vow booster packs
  • PlayMID – Three Innistrad: Midnight Hunt booster packs
  • PlayKaldheim – Three Kaldheim booster packs
  • PlayZendikar -Three Zendikar Rising booster packs
  • PlayM21 -Three Core Set 2021 booster packs
  • PlayStrixhaven – Three Strixhaven: School of Mages booster packs
  • PlayEldraine – Three Throne of Eldraine booster packs
  • PlayM20 – Three Core Set 2020 booster packs
  • PlayWarSpark – Three War of the Spark booster packs
  • PlayRavnica – Three Guilds of Ravnica booster packs
  • PlayIkoria – Three Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths booster packs
  • PlayTheros – Three Theros Beyond Death booster packs
  • TryKaladesh – One Kaladesh Remastered booster pack

Expired MTG Arena XP codes

  • Mellon – 1000 XP boost
  • LevelUp – 2000 XP boost
  • RestorativeBurst – 2000 XP boost
  • ExperimentalOverload – 2000 XP boost
  • AlquistProft – 500 XP (and Auspicious Arrival card style)
  • Impeccable – 500 XP (and The Chase is On card style)
  • Murdered – 500 XP (and Deadly Complication card style)
  • Golgari / Izoni / GreenBlack – 500 XP (and Coerced to Kill card style)
  • Oba – 1000 XP (and Deduced card style)

Expired MTG Arena cosmetic codes

  • FNMATHOME – Two random cosmetic items
  • ObscuraConnive – Obscura family sleeve
  • RiveteerBlitz – Riveteers family sleeve
  • MaestroCasualty – Maestros family sleeve
  • BrokerShield – Brokers family sleeve
  • CabarettiAlliance – New Capenna Cabaretti sleeve
  • AlwaysFinishTheJob – Riveteers family card sleeve
  • CrimeIsAnArtForm – Maestros family card sleeve
  • FunIsntFree – Cabaretti family card sleeve
  • InformationIsPower – Obscura family card sleeve
  • ReadTheFinePrint – Brokers family card sleeve
  • RockJocks – Lorehold college card sleeve
  • DebateDuelists – Silverquill college card sleeve
  • MathWhizzes – Quandrix college card sleeve
  • SwampPunks – Witherbloom college card sleeve
  • ArtClub – Prismari college card sleeve
  • EnlightenMe – Narset, Parter of Veils card style
  • FoilFungus – Deathbloom Thallid card style and card
  • OverTheMoon – Arlinn, Voice of the Pack card style
  • ParallaxPotion – Revitalize card style and card
  • SuperScry – Opt card style and card
  • WrittenInStone – Nahiri, Storm of Stone card style and card
  • ShieldsUp – Teyo, the Shieldmage card style
  • Innerdemon – Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted card style
  • SparkleDruid – Druid of the Cowl card style and card
  • ShinyGoblinPirate – Fanatical Firebrand card style and card 

MTG Arena codes - a goose hydra in anime style

Are MTG Arena codes being phased out?

For a while, it feels like we’ve been in flux when it comes to MTG Arena codes. The introduction of the player inbox in December 2022 allowed Wizards of the Coast to send rewards straight to the players, eschewing the need for any codes.

That’s why we didn’t get any new codes for any MTG set throughout 2023. It seemed like a real shame for new players, who used to be able to sign up for the game and drop 20 or 30 codes, earning them a range of packs as a beginner’s welcome. And we even speculated that MTG Arena codes might be gone forever.

But as 2024 rolls on, we’re feeling a little more hopeful. In September 2023, the inbox system stopped working temporarily, but this was swiftly fixed. Since then, plenty of boosters, cosmetics, and XP gifts for all new MTG releases have been delivered via the inbox.

The codes in the list above still work, and Wizards of the Coast does sometimes still release new ones as part of specific promotions. For example, to promote the release of MTG Lord of the Rings on MTG Arena, the company posed the “Speak, friend, and enter” riddle on its Twitter account – a riddle teasing the new Mastery XP code Mellor.

The 2024 Murders at Karlov Manor set gave some insight into how Wizards of the Coast might use MTG Arena codes going forward. Cryptic clues were sent to players’ inboxes, and an ARG puzzle was played out across social media and actual Magic: The Gathering products. With a bit of sleuthing, you could figure out some new MTGA codes to type in – and you’d get some XP and cosmetic card styles for your troubles.

These codes were short-lived (you’ll find most of them in our section on expired codes). They were also thematically tied to the murder-mystery-style set, so we may not see quite so many codes to crack going forward. But it’s a sign that Wizards still has plans for MTG Arena codes, and more may be on the horizon.

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