All the Dates You Need for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Prerelease is almost here, and it's a busy season! Here are all the dates you need to know leading up to Prerelease.
Scheduling Opens: August 5
In-Store Play Returns to Canada: August 6
Mystery Booster Convention Edition Release: August 20
Marketing Kit Delivery, North America and Latin America: Begins August 23
Promo Packs and Cards Delivery: Begins September 13
Marketing Kit Delivery, Europe and Asia Pacific: Begins September 13
Metrics Return to Canada: September 17
Prerelease: September 17–23
Release: September 24
Launch Party: September 24–26
Friday Night Magic: September 24–November 5
WPN Premium Q2 Kit Delivery: Begins September 27
Commander NightsSeptember 27–November 11
WPN Premium Q3 Deadline: September 30
Commander Party: January 28–30
While you're planning for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, don't forget these important details about the season.
New Commander Party Event Available to WPN Premium Stores in U.S., Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Canada
Commander Parties are a brand-new way to experience Magic—a one-day event where players are immersed in a story affected by their in-game choices. These events are a great opportunity for newer players to participate in a casual in-store event and get absorbed in the world of Magic.
The first Commander Party will take place January 28-30 —and WPN Premium stores will be the first to try out this immersive event with your community!
Promo Packs will Cover Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow Seasons
You'll get enough Promo Packs to cover both Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow seasons. Be sure to hold on to some for Innistrad: Crimson Vow!
You can also expect new Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Welcome Boosters and the new Bring-a-Friend promo, Mind Stone, to start arriving with your Promo Packs.
Prerelease Packs Now Come 15 to a Case to Accommodate New Set Booster Prize Support
This change makes it easier for you to match quantities of Prerelease Packs with Set Booster prize support coming to most regions.
Korean and Chinese Traditional language regions will continue getting Draft Boosters for Prerelease prize support until further notice.
In all regions, your allocation will be based off your largest Prerelease attendance from Strixhaven: School of Mages, Kaldheim, or Theros Beyond Death.
You're Getting More Buy-a-Box Cards
All WPN stores will receive about 25% more Buy-a-Box promos than your Prerelease Early Sales Promotion allocation—allocations will be based on Q1 2020 snapshot metrics.
We suggest using these cards to encourage full box sales after Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Prerelease and keep building customer excitement for in-store shopping.
Prerelease Early Sales Promotion Will Vary by Region
Depending on your region, your Prerelease Early Sales Promotion Booster Boxes will be Set Booster Boxes, Draft Booster Boxes, or a mix of both. A breakdown was in your final Innistrad: Midnight Hunt allocation email.
Like the Buy-a-Box cards, your allocation will be based on your Q1 2020 snapshot metrics.
Two WPN Premium Deadlines Are Coming Up in September
Reach WPN Premium by September 24, earn all-foil Commander Collection
Reach WPN Premium by September 30, select from the following WPN-Premium-exclusive items
- A metal Magic-branded booster dispenser
- A set of three engraved wood land stations
- A set of two custom faux leather long boxes
- A set of five custom faux leather binders with sleeves
As with all WPN Premium items, they'll be available while supplies last—apply today and don't miss out!
Scheduling is now open for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, and in-store Prerelease will be available in the U.S., China, Europe, and Canada. If you're not yet running in-store events, that's okay—webcam and at-home Prereleases are also available in Wizards EventLink now. However you're planning your Prerelease, scheduling early is the best way to boost attendance, so schedule today!