Magic: The Gathering Arena

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Application Details:

Version: Closed Beta
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.13-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything seems to work fine, including online play/deck builder/opening packs.

Changing anti-aliasing to anything other than Low resulted in a complete black screen with audio still playing in the background. All other graphical settings can be set to On or High without issue.

What does not

Installer is almost entirely unreadable but will install just fine. MtgaLauncher.exe does not work, but game can be launched directly with MGTA.exe.


Requires winetricks xact and setting xaudio2_7 to native in Wine configuration for sound to work, otherwise you will not have audio.

Any situation where the game window loses focus caused me to lose complete mouse control. Tested by ALT+Tabing out and back in, and by switching from fullscreen to windowed mode. I lost mouse control after unfocusing and refocusing the game window in windowed mode, and by simply ticking or unticking the fullscreen box in the options. Game must be relaunched to regain mouse control.

What was not tested

Did not test purchasing items through the store with real money. Purchasing items through the in-game shop with in-game currency earned during play works fine.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Tested using Intel Core i5-4790K and GTX 970 using proprietary 396.54 drivers.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 19.0 TaraSep 02 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldNick Perez 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 02 20183.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJason Cook 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Jul 23 20183.13Yes Yes NoSilverHenré Botha 
ShowManjaro LinuxJul 21 20183.11-stagingYes Yes NoSilverNico Linder 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 27 20183.8Yes Yes YesGoldJakub Janek 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
45546 Magic The Gathering Arena updater: Unity fork of Mono-runtime reports 'Fatal error in gc, GetThreadContext failed' (suspension of Mono-managed threads sometimes exceed 100ms) NEW View
45898 Magic The Gathering Arena has most hotkeys not working UNCONFIRMED View

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by Diogo Kersting on Thursday October 4th 2018, 13:33
Thank you. I got it to work as well.

One thing though, what do you do when they have updates?
I can't update using Mtgalauncher.exe, and when that happens I have to uninstall and install (i.e. download) it again.

Do you have any idea of how to get Mtgalauncher to work?
by Diogo Kersting on Friday October 5th 2018, 10:47
Using the same installer doesn't work.
You have to download the newest available installer on their website or you won't be able to play.
Graphical glitches
by Dan (Strit) Johansen on Thursday July 19th 2018, 13:10
I followed the guide on the Arch test and I got it running.

I did however have some "getThreadContext failed" errors when downloading game files.
Restarting the updater each time made it proceed.

But I have many graphical glitches when playing. Like WoW had in the "old" days when running in OpenGL mode.

Anyone know a fix for that?
by Gorgo on Saturday June 9th 2018, 10:31
Hi! Trying to run MTGA on Ubuntu 18.04 and Wine 3.9.
You said "Installation was unreadable" but which exe did you run to install it?