Magic: The Gathering – 2022 Timeline and New Releases
Magic has been working hard to put out a lot of releases. With lots of teasing of what 2022 will hold we are finally getting a glimpse of the timeline. In the 2021 showcase they gave us a timeline of what new sets we will be seeing (and there are some great ones!). A Reddit user by the name of MilesExpress999 created a easy to read timeline posted above.
There are some interesting collaborations to say the least. The amount of things coming also seems to be a lot, leaving MTG fans asking many questions. So let’s get into these sets and what to expect.
There will be four main sets in 2022.
- Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty – Set two millennia’s after the first events in the 2004 Kamigawa release. It will be bringing us to a future where we may run into cyber ninjas and samurai. Many speculating that this will be similar to a Cyberpunk style world.
- Streets of New Capenna – Brings us to a new plane run by mob families who will be dueling it out in a gangster style. We can expect for this to be a noir themed world full of gritty magic crime.
- Dominaria United – Returning us to a plane we are very familiar with. I think it’s safe to assume we may be uniting the forces of Dominaria to take on a greater power in this set.
- The Brothers War – Almost 30 years ago Antiquities told a story of the war between brothers Urza and Mishra. This set will take us into that world and the struggle that occurred.
I’m pretty excited about all these. Fans have been hoping to see a return of Kamigawa for some time now, and I think this is a great way to bring us back to that plane. With three of the major sets returning us to places we have known or heard about this is an awesome time for MTG fans to be able to relive some of these familiar stories or dive deeper into worlds we have heard about. Of course new players will also be able to jump in and appreciate these rich stories as well. This next year will give us a great mixture of old gangster style worlds as well as rich technical worlds.
Another five sets will be coming that help add to the various forms of MTG.
- Innistrad: Double Feature – This will be a draft set that combines both Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow into one unique draft set. It will feature special art as well for these sets.
- Unfinity – This will be an interplanetary circus that takes us to space. Seems like it will make a very unique setting that we may not have seen yet in MTG.
- Battle For Baldur’s Gate – Taking us back to the D&D world with commander legends. Giving commander players another chance to draft and build some unique decks using creatures from D&D.
- Double Masters 2 – A follow up from the first Double Masters.
- Jumpstart 2 – Another Jumpstart set.
These sets will be great for MTG players that don’t only play Standard Magic. Between giving commander players a new draft, unique art in Double Feature, and a funky new universe in Unfinity there will be something for everyone.
Magic is also getting into the Universe Beyond program they have been working on. Universe Beyond is a collaboration with other well known brands. Magic combines art and stories from these worlds and brings them into the MTG universe. We’ve seen collaborations with The Walking Dead and Dungeons & Dragons. This next year they will be expanding it by adding another three collaborations.
- Warhammer 40K – If you’ve been in a game store you’ve probably seen Warhammer being played along side MTG. While these two have never mixed it’s no surprise it’s happening now. We will be seeing four commander decks coming from this collaboration.
- Fortnite – This one is not getting a lot of love from the community. I wouldn’t say these two games usually go together. However, the Fortnite collaboration will not be bringing any new mechanics or cards, just new art. Some cards we know will be redesigned with Fortnite art.
- Street Fighter – This will bring about some new cards with abilities. They have teased that Chun-Li will be included with multikicker.
There is a lot to take in with all this. Hardly any details have really been released about the sets either. All we know is a little concept art and the general idea of what we will see. But it looks like a promising year for MTG players with all that’s announced. New players, old players, standard players, and EDH players will all find content to enjoy from these releases. I’m looking forward to jumping in!