MTG Arena offers a variety of ways that you can play the popular Magic: the Gathering card game. It has draft, sealed, constructed, and occasionally some special formats.
As sub-options for a few of these formats, you can also pick between best-of-1 (BO1) and best-of-three (BO3) options. However, if you are looking for the BO3 constructed options, either for ranked or unranked matches, then you may be having trouble finding them. This is because of a toggle that needs to be switched on, which will display all of the available game modes.
How to Play the BO3 Constructed Formats in MTG Arena
The steps in this article assume that you already have MTG Arena installed, and that you are having difficulty finding the best-of-three constructed game formats. MTG Arena calls best-of-three play options “Traditional”, so any mode or event that you see which uses that description will be a best-of-three mode.
Step 1: Launch MTG Arena.
Step 2: Click the button to the right of Arena Play Modes.
Step 3: Click the Play option at the bottom-right corner of the window, then select either the Traditional Play or the Traditional Ranked option.
Both of these traditional play formats are best-of-three matches, meaning that you will be able to use a sideboard after the first and second games if you have added one to your deck.
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