All 39 Free Arena Codes to Get You Started With Magic: the Gathering

You’re eager to start casting spells like a Wizard should, but after downloading Magic: the Gathering Arena, you realise you don’t have much to work on apart from the starter decks. You could spend a little money to acquire some Gems and exchange them for booster packs, but the smarter move would be to take advantage of the dozens of codes that give you free stuff.

These codes have been distributed over the past 2-3 years of Arena’s lifespan, and encompass different things, from booster packs, sleeves, to even experience points.

Latest update: August 2022

How to Redeem Codes for Free Packs, Sleeves etc. on Arena?

Redeeming the codes on Arena is easy. From the main screen, look for STORE in the top navigation bar. It should be next to PACKS or MASTERY. Click on it.

Once at the store, look for a query bar in the top right of the screen (highlighted below) and enter your code there. Capitalisation does’t matter, just note that there aren’t any spaces between code words.

Redeem free packs, sleeves and more on MTG Arena with free codes. Find the full list in one place to get started in playing Magic.

3-Pack Codes for MTG Arena

These codes give you 3 (regular) booster packs from a particular set, so that will get you at least 3 Rare cards or better. Plus, opening these packs also add to your Wildcard progression. Every 6 packs opened will complete the “wheel” and you’ll receive a Rare Wildcard (it’s in gold colour) that you can redeem for any Rare card in the game.

Note that these 3 booster packs are not the new Mythic booster packs that guarantee a Mythic Rare or Wildcard in it. All things considered, it’s still a great way to get started building your collection without spending a dollar. Once you’ve gotten some Rares/Mythics, form a deck and start doing the daily quests to start earning Gold.

CODEREWARD
PlayHBG3 packs of Battle at Baldur’s Gate Alchemy (Historic format only)
PlayAlchemyNewCapenna3 packs of Streets of New Capenna Alchemy (Historic format only)
PlaySNC3 packs of Streets of New Capenna
PlayNeo3 packs of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
PlayVow3 packs of Crimson Vow
PlayMid3 packs of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
PlayDnD3 packs of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
PlayStrixhaven3 packs of Strixhaven
PlayKaldheim3 packs of Kaldheim
PlayZendikar3 packs of Zendikar Rising
PlayM213 packs of Core 2021
PlayIkoria3 packs of Ikoria
PlayTheros3 packs of Theros
PlayRavnica3 packs of Guild of Ravnica
PlayWarSpark3 packs of War of the Spark
PlayM203 packs of Core 2020
PlayEldraine3 packs of Throne of Eldraine

Deck Codes for MTG Arena

Codes for free decks are especially sweet because it saves you the trouble of building a deck. When you are just starting out in Magic, deck building can be a daunting process because you don’t know what cards are out there, how to search for them, and how different cards work with each other.

Unfortunately, there aren’t that many free deck codes out there, but each of these will automatically a fully-functional deck into your deck list. The free deck’s power level may not be right up there, but it should contain a good handful of Rare cards that should help you down the road.

CODEREWARD
GameKnights (expired)Avenging Angels deck

Once you’ve redeemed these decks, the best part is your can always delete it but the cards will forever stay in your collection. Use them to build different decks in the future.

Sleeve Codes for MTG Arena

In paper Magic, players put cards into plastic sleeves to protect their cards, but some of those sleeve backs are adorned with gorgeous Magic art. In MTG Arena, now you can have different artwork featured for different decks, configurable however you please. This is one area where Arena shines over paper, as you can swap out sleeves at the click of a button, plus you don’t actually have to buy them if you don’t want to.

Using free Arena codes can get your free deck sleeves, use them to personalise each deck!

As the game grows, the gallery of sleeves has ballooned – some can only be bought, but many others are given out for free, and these codes will get that collection going:

CODESLEEVE REWARD
ObscuraConniveFull-colour Obscura sleeves
MaestroCasualtyFull-colour Meastro sleeves
RiveteerBlitzFull-colour Riveteer sleeves
CabarettiAllianceFull-colour Cabaretti sleeves
BrokerShieldFull-colour Brokers sleeves
InformationIsPowerObscura sleeves
CrimeIsAnArtFormMaestro sleeves
AlwaysFinishTheJobRiveteers sleeves
FunIsntFreeCabaretti sleeves
ReadTheFinePrintBrokers sleeves
DebateDuelists (expired)Silverquill college sleeves
MathWhizzes (expired)Quandrix college sleeves
SwampPunks (expired)Witherbloom college sleeves
ArtClub (expired)Prismari college sleeves
Rock Jocks (expired)Lorehold college sleeves

Free sleeves is a relatively new thing, hence you only see free sleeves from newer sets such as a Streets of New Capenna, and Strixhaven, with each featuring 5 different factions and corresponding sleeves.

Experience Codes for MTG Arena

On Arena, there is a rewards path every season (each lasting up to the release of the next Standard-legal set) called Mastery. In order to progress through this Mastery path, experience points (XP) are needed and this is often earned by completing daily quests, events, or just winning individual games.

However, without regular play time, you might find yourself lacking enough XP to complete the Mastery path at the end of the season. At times, Wizards of the Coast has released codes that give away free XP, sometimes out of goodwill but others due to unexpected problems and outages on the Arena servers.

CODEREWARD
StickTogether (expires 31 Aug, 2022)3000 XP, 1000 Gold
LevelUp2000 XP
PatchUp4000 XP
CourierBat (expired)2000 Gold, 2000 XP, 2 random cosmetics, 3 Rare cards
CircuitMender (expired)1000 XP
GoldenCommunity (expired)1000 XP and 2 random Style cards
BorrowedTime (expired)4000 XP
ScaleUp (expired)3000 XP
RestorativeBurst (expired)2000 XP
ExperimentalOverload (expired)2000 XP
BroughtBack (expired)2000 XP
FiveBonusLevels (expired)5000 XP

Card Style Codes for MTG Arena

Card styles are cosmetic upgrades to actual cards on Arena. Receiving a card style doesn’t mean the actual card is added to your collection. In other words, if you don’t have the actual card yet in your Arena collection, you also won’t be able to use the Card Style after redeeming it.

MTG Arena codes can offer free art style cards, here's how to get them!
Example of card styles on Arena.

Although Card Styles are not needed to play Magic, it does add an element of personalisation, especially since different players are attached to different cards.

CODEREWARD
FNMatHomeRandom cosmetics pack
SuperScryCard Style for Opt, and includes actual card
ParallaxPotionCard Style for Revitalize, and includes actual card
FoilFungusCard Style for Deathbloom Thallid, and includes actual card
ShinyGoblinPirateCard Style for Fanatical Firebrand, and includes actual card
SparkleDruidCard Style for Druid of the Cowl, and includes actual card
OverTheMoonStained-glass card style for Arlinn, Voice of the Pack
InnerDemonStained-glass card style for Ob-Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted
ShieldsUpStained-glass card style for Teyo, the Shieldmage
WrittenInStoneStained-glass card style for Nahiri, Storm of Stone
EnlightenMeStained-glass card style for Narset, Parter of Veils

Other Miscellaneous Free Codes for Arena

There are other free codes out there, but these come with strings attached, often as a bonus for a product purchase. For example, when you attend a prerelease event in your local game store (anywhere outside of Southeast Asia), there will be an extra card inside the kit with a printed free code for 6 booster packs:

These codes can only be used once, hence they are often tied to a purchase to ensure exclusivity. It’s a nice add-on if you’ve already been thinking of attending the next prerelease event.

End Step

There you go – everything you need to get started playing Magic! Unfortunately some of these codes will expire in time, but we will keep this list as updated as possible, including adding new codes when they appear.

If you do come across a code that still works and isn’t listed here, do share the good news at lets@tapandsac.com.

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Ted

After playing from Tempest to Urza's Saga block, Ted took a 20 year break from the game before returning to the classic Plane of Dominaria in 2018. His favourite formats are Commander, Draft, and, grudgingly, Standard.