Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Wizards of the Coast has announced new dates for Magic: The Gathering -- Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths, originally scheduled for prelease events April 17-29 and a retail release on April 24 (see “Wizards of the Coast Unveils Release Dates for the Next Two ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Sets”).

The set will now have Prerelease and Release dates of May 15 in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand.  With the combination of both weekends, stores will be able to sell any products (see “Details Revealed for ‘Magic: The Gathering – Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths’ Product Line”) on those dates. 

As previously announced, customers will be able to participate in the Prerelease at home (see “Wizards of the Coast Adds Coronavirus Accommodations for ‘Ikoria’”), and other accommodations for retailers will apply. 

WotC will release the set on the originally planned dates in Asian markets: Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan,and Hong Kong.

WotC also announced significant relief measures for WPN stores today (see "WotC Announces Game Store Relief").