Looking for the Magic: The Gathering 2022 release schedule? Next year won’t be a quiet year for the trading card game. A bumper crop of main expansions and supplemental MTG sets are on the way, introducing new worlds to the MTG multiverse, returning a couple of fan-favourites, and adding a few unusual mash-ups.
We’ve collected the release dates of every 2022 MTG set into this schedule. Exact release details for several of the upcoming sets are scant right now, but we’ve compiled all the information that’s currently out there. And to make things a little easier, we’ve listed every 2022 MTG release in chronological order, before digging into the meat of each set.
Besides the year’s four main expansion sets – Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, Dominaria United, and The Brothers War – 2022 will also include a bunch of supplementary sets, and the next ‘Universes beyond’ product that combines MTG with Warhammer 40k. Once you’re done browsing the new releases, why not read our pick of the best MTG Planeswalkers, or the best MTG deck builders you should be using?
What is the Magic: The Gathering 2022 release schedule?
- Innistrad: Double Feature – January 28
- Commander Collection: Black – January 28
- Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty – Q1
- Challenger decks – Q1
- Streets of New Capenna – Q2
- Unfinity – Q2
- Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate – Q2
- Dominaria United – Q3
- Double Masters 2022 – Q3
- The Brothers War – Q4
- Jumpstart 2022 – Q4
- Universes Beyond Warhammer 40k – late 2022
Now we know the rough MTG 2022 release dates, let’s look at the sets in more detail.
Innistrad: Double Feature – January 28
The first set to release in 2022, Innistrad: Double Feature combines select cards from Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow into a single set tailored for drafting. More peculiarly, every card in the set has been rethemed with artwork inspired by classic monster movie posters, and will only be available to buy in draft boosters from local game stores.
Commander Collection: Black – January 28
Also releasing on January 28, Commander Collection: Black is a small boxed set of eight reprinted Black cards. Wizards says they’ve been selected to “showcase iconic black strategies in Commander”, and each has been redesigned with exclusive new artwork.
The eight cards included in the box are: Ghoulcaller Gisa, Ophiomancer, Reanimate, Toxic Deluge, Phyrexian Arena, Sol Ring, and Command Tower, a double-sided Snake-Zombie token, and a double-sided card with Legendary Planeswalker Liliana, Defiant Necromancer on one side and Legendary Creature Lilian, Heretical Healer on the other.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty – Q1
The first main set release of 2022, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty returns to the fan-favourite, and much-requested, Japan-inspired plane of Kamigawa. Set 1200 years after the original Kamigawa block released back in 2004, the set will combine the mechanics of the first with sci-fi themes, as well as add new design elements.
So far, we know Neon Dynasty will feature a ‘cyber-ninja’ Planeswalker named Kaito, and a familiar face will return as the plane’s ruling emperor.
Challenger decks – Q1
Very few details are known about 2022’s Challenger decks, other than that they will continue the trend of recent years. The four preconstructed decks for Standard and Pioneer formats will release early next year, and have been designed to provide a competitive collection of cards for new players to use right out of the box.
Streets of New Capenna – Q2
Next year’s second main set release, Street of New Capenna introduces a new plane to the Magic Multiverse. Mixing gangster noir and art deco, New Capenna is a city built by angels but run by five demon crime families. The set will focus on three mana colours, with each crime family sporting its own colour combination.
Unfinity – Q2
An ‘un-set’ that’s more than a little tongue-in-cheek, Unfinity will go full sci-fi. Described as “retro-futurist fun meets a space carnival” it’s intended to celebrate the sillier side of MTG and stretch the game’s mechanics to new boundaries. It will release in both draft and collector booster packs, but, as a silver-bordered set, won’t be legal in any format; this one’s just for fun.
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate – Q2
Following 2021’s first full D&D-MTG crossover set, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the world’s biggest tabletop RPG is making a return to the world’s biggest trading card game. Battle for Baldur’s Gate will include iconic D&D characters, spells, and creatures alongside new mechanics. As with 2020’s original Commander Legends set, it’s been specifically designed to be drafted and played in the Commander format.
Dominaria United – Q3
An infamous plane of the Magic Multiverse, Dominaria has cropped up in MTG releases time and again. To coincide with the game’s 30th-anniversary celebration, Dominaria will also be the setting for 2022’s third main set release. Few details have been released so far, but as an anniversary set in one of MTG’s most popular planes, we might expect some card callbacks.
Double Masters 2022 – Q3
Double Masters returns next year. The booster-based compilation set will follow the same format as past releases: two rares and two foils in each draft booster, alongside new reprints and a bigger focus on multicolour drafting.
The Brothers’ War – Q4
The final main set release of 2022 returns to Dominaria yet again, but jumps a long way into the past. Set during a pivotal moment in MTG’s lore – in which a brotherly rivalry between the two Planeswalkers Urza and Mishra flared into a multiverse-defining war – it’ll give us a new look at the conflict. Details are scant, but expect to see more characters and locations of Dominaria.
Jumpstart 2022 – Q4
The much-loved, beginner-oriented Jumpstart will return next year. So far, no theme has been announced, but the general format is the same: combine two booster packs into a complete, fully-fledged deck on the fly; great for new players looking to quickly get into a competitive game. Although dominated by reprints, Wizards says a new-to-Magic card will be included in each Jumpstart 2022 booster pack.
Universes Beyond Warhammer 40k – late 2022
Perhaps the oddest and most tantalising release of 2022, MTG’s Warhammer 40k Universes Beyond crossover hasn’t received an exact release date yet; it might come in the third quarter or fourth. Right now, we only know it’s coming “later” in the year.
The set will include four Commander decks, from which we’ve already seen a couple of artworks. The decks will include both new cards and old cards rethemed to the 41st Millennium.