Want to see the Magic: The Gathering 2023 release schedule? We now know just what this year has in store for MTG fans, and also the order that it’s coming. There’s a lot to look forward to, including a multiverse-shaking showdown with the Phyrexians. After all that heavy stuff, we get to revisit a couple of the most colourful Magic: The Gathering planes, worlds that definitely deserve another look.
We’ve collected the available MTG release schedule for 2023, just as we did with the 2022 MTG release dates. Below we’ve provided the most up-to-date 2023 MTG release schedule you’re likely to find, followed by a quick overview of each MTG set. And once you’re clued up on what’s coming next for MTG, you can check out some of our other top TCG guides. For example, we can help digital gamers find MTG Arena codes and the best MTG Arena decks.
What is the Magic: The Gathering 2023 release schedule?
- Dominaria Remastered – January 13
- Phyrexia: All Will Be One – February 10
- March of the Machine – April 21
- March of the Machine: The Aftermath – May 12
- Shadows over Innistrad Remastered – Q2 2023
- Wilds of Eldraine – Autumn Q3 2023
- Universes Beyond MTG Lord of the Rings – Autumn Q3 2023
- The Lost Caverns of Ixalan – Winter Q4 2023
- Universes Beyond MTG Doctor Who Commander decks – Q4 2023
No doubt WotC will have a load of supplemental sets to go alongside these releases, and we’ll fill out the schedule below as and when new products are announced. Now you know what’s on the way, let’s take a closer look at 2023’s MTG sets.
Release date: January 13
A celebration of cards from MTG’s past and present, Dominaria Remastered is a product that’s full of reprints from multiple sets, much like the similarly named Time Spiral Remastered. Where Dominaria Remastered stands out though, is in the sheer number of sets it incorporates. In total, there’ll be cards from 27 different sets – each based on Dominaria.
Previews for Dominaria Remastered began (and rapidly concluded) in early December. So far, we’ve seen Dominaria Remastered’s storm revival, which brings a super broken mechanic back to Magic. We’re also keeping a close eye on the Dominaria Remastered card prices ahead of the release date.
According to the Amazon page for the product, which will apparently come in draft and collector boosters, Dominaria Remastered has a release date of January 13, 2023. Keep up with all the details in our full Dominaria Remastered release date guide.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One
Release date: February 10
The first premier MTG set release of 2023, coming in the first quarter of the year, on February 10, is Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Continuing the Phyrexians plotline on from The Brothers’ War, it’s set to take place on the plane of New Phyrexia itself, and we’ve already seen tons of artwork of Elesh Norn, her Fair Basilica, and many, many metal monstrosities. The set will also give us five compleated planeswalkers!
We have it on good authority that those horrid metal tentacle things you see in the artwork above are a part of Phyrexia’s Invasion Tree, Realmbreaker. It seems to be a weapon the baddies will use to ‘break’ into other ‘realms’ and invade the multiverse. For the latest news, spoilers, and speculation, check our full Phyrexia All Will Be One release date guide.
March of the Machine
Release date: April 21
March of the Machine is the second premier set of 2023, coming in April 21. It looks like this set will be a climactic final showdown with the Phyrexians, and we know it’s the conclusion to the four-set Phyrexian plot arc, so let’s hope this is when the heroes win the day. Mark Rosewater’s hinted that this may be the most ambitious set he’s worked on, and that it’ll have major mechanical and story implications for the game.
In promo artwork we can see a whole multiverse of characters fighting alongside MTG planeswalkers like Chandra. Pictured are the cat chariot-riding Kaldheim goddess Esika (less dead than expected), leaf-haired Dina from Strixhaven, and dragon spirit Kairi from Kamigawa – all inexplicably hanging out on one plane, with one of those Phyrexian root tendrils ripping about in the background.
Our March of the Machine release date guide is kept up to date with all the latest details on this set.
March of the Machine: The Aftermath
Release date: May 12
Now this is something strange. Less than a month after the main March of the Machine set comes March of the Machine: The Aftermath, on May 12. We’re not quite sure what form this set will take, but Wizards tells us it’ll “tie up loose ends from March of the Machine and explore the fundamental changes that have taken place in Magic’s Multiverse.”
It looks like the Phyrexian threat may change the way the very multiverse works, and there’ll be an entire MTG supplemental product just to cover its consequences. From product details shared on Amazon, it appears this set will have no common cards, and be sold in teeny tiny boosters of just five or so cards. It’s confirmed Standard-legal, however.
Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered
Release date: Q2 2023 (MTG Arena)
The spooky Shadows Over Innistrad block comes to Magic: The Gathering Arena later this year. There’s no specific release date for the set yet, though when it was originally announced in October, we were promised a launch sometime in the first half of 2023. The current predictions are for a mid-2023 release.
Shadows over Innistrad Remastered will offer digital players a selection of cards, though we don’t know a lot about the card collection just yet. All we do know is a lot of the cards are destined for the Explorer format. Bear in mind that this is an MTG Arena exclusive release, too.
Wilds of Eldraine
Release date: Q3 2023
Once the Phyrexian story is done and dusted, we’re hopping over to the plane of Eldraine, in Autumn 2023, for a premier set called Wilds of Eldraine. Expect witches, whimsy, and fairy-tale fun.
If we’re focusing more on Eldraine’s wilds in this set, that could mean the set is more centred on the fairy-tale, non-human side of the setting rather than the Arthurian-inspired knights and nobles we saw in Thrones of Eldraine. Judging by the promo Evolving Wilds artwork released so far, it looks like those wilds could be getting a bit too wild, growing into thick thorn-covered vines straight out of Sleeping Beauty. What is it with MTG 2023 sets and killer plants? We’re sure to find out when the Wilds of Eldraine release date rolls around.
Universes Beyond MTG Lord of The Rings
Release date: Q3 2023
Stepping away from the Magic multiverse into MTG Universes Beyond, we’ve got the MTG Lord of the Rings crossover set named Tales of Middle Earth. Scheduled for Q3 2023, this set follows the story we all know from the main trilogy, showing Frodo’s journey to destroy the One Ring, along with a few battles and balrogs along the way.
As well as a physical release, the Lord of the Rings set will also make its way to MTG Arena as an MTG Alchemy set. We assume this will be a bit like the Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate set that drew from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate. We also assume it’ll be wildly unpopular among some MTG fans.
Find more MTG Lord of the Rings release date speculation and news in our dedicated guide.
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
Release date: Q4 2023
In the final main set release we now know about, in 2023 Q4, we go back to Ixalan, a plane with some absolutely fabulous flavour, thanks to its colourful and well-defined factions of merfolk, dinosaurs, pirates, and vampire conquistadors.
Judging from the name and the current artwork we’ve seen, it seems likely the Lost Caverns of Ixalan will step out of the bright, hot Ixalan jungles into treasure-filled tombs and caverns. Perhaps – speculating wildly now – it’ll even touch on Mesoamerican underworld beliefs.
Our full MTG Lost Caverns of Ixalan release date guide can keep you up to speed with this set as we learn more.
Universes Beyond MTG Doctor Who Commander decks
Release date: Q4 2023
Potentially closing up the release year for MTG are the Universes Beyond Doctor Who Commander decks. We’re expecting four pre-constructed MTG Commander decks, each with 100 cards that are a mix of new and reprinted Magic cards. A Secret Lair and Universes Beyond collector boosters will also be released.
The success of last year’s Warhammer 40k Commander decks has us feeling optimistic about the Doctor Who crossover. All-in-all, Universes Beyond appears to be doing great, despite mixed reactions to their increased production in online circles.