In 2019, Magic released Modern Horizons: a set that redefined the Modern format. With brand-new card designs and carefully-curated reprints from pre-2003, Modern Horizons expanded Modern’s card pool and created new format archetypes and staples.
Now, a new direct-to-Modern set is on the horizon. Modern Horizons 2 is coming June 18, 2021, with the prerelease week happening June 11-17. Here’s all the info you need to know about the set.
Update 5/6/2021: Spoilers begin! Box art is out in the wild!
Modern Horizons 2 will contain a mix of reprints and new cards designed specifically for Modern. However, while the 2019 set pulled all its reprints from sets that were not legal in Modern, Modern Horizons 2 will contain reprints of cards that are already Modern-legal. When they announced Modern Horizons 2 on their Zendikar Rising stream last fall, Wizards of the Coast confirmed that the five Zendikar fetchlands — Arid Mesa, Marsh Flats, Misty Rainforest, Scalding Tarn, and Verdant Catacombs — would be reprinted in the set.
In addition to Draft Booster Boxes, Modern Horizons 2 will also feature Set Boosters and Collector Boosters. We’re excited to see what special treatment we’ll see on some of those Collector Booster cards!
Modern Horizons 2 will also have its own Prerelease Week events. Prerelease packs will include six booster packs of Modern Horizons 2, as well as a promo card. You also have the option to purchase a kit that includes 2 extra packs, at a discount off the eventual individual pack price. This is a good deal, and many players will want to take advantage of this prerelease special pricing.
Modern Horizons 2 Prerelease events begin June 4th at 3:00 PM local time and will last through the set’s release on June 11th. Game stores will receive MH2 product to allow player to play at home, and Wizards will be hosting Prerelease events on SpellTable for players to attend remotely.