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This page contains information on the latest news and updates in the game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn about the newest events and campaigns as well as how to participate!

This page contains information on the latest news and updates in the game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn about the newest events and campaigns as well as how to participate!

Game Maintenance

Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Icon.jpg There is currently no scheduled maintenance in the near future.

ARC-V World Released

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On the released list of events planned for September 2021, Duel Links has teased the launch of the next Duel World at the end of the month. Now, the ARC-V patch has arrived with the Version 6.0.0 update on September 28, 2021!

Players may remember that ARC-V has been confirmed to arrive in 2021 during the Digital Next stream, and with it came the release of a brand new mechanic much like the previous worlds have introduced to the game!

ARC-V World (1).png

ARC-V Duel World Unlock Mission
Special Summon 1 Level 7 or higher Dragon-type Monster.

To keep track of all the new updates regarding the new Duel World, click on the link below!

ARC-V Introduction & News Page

Update Schedule

ARC-V World Released
September 28, 2021

ARC-V World Release Celebration

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To celebrate the release of the ARC-V World, rewards will be given out to all Duelists! Players can log in up to six times to receive UR and SR tickets!

Campaign Schedule

ARC-V World Release Campaign Schedule
09/28/2021 ~ 02/28/2022

Log-in Rewards

# Reward
1
UR Ticket (Prismatic).png Prismatic UR Ticket
2
UR Dream Ticket (Glossy).png Glossy UR Dream Ticket
3
SR Ticket (Prismatic).png Prismatic SR Ticket
4
SR Dream Ticket (Glossy).png Glossy SR Dream Ticket
5
UR Ticket.png UR Ticket
6
SR Ticket.png SR Ticket

First-Time Log-In Rewards

As an additional bonus, all players will receive prismatic versions of two Pendulum Monsters in Timekeeper Magician and Stargazer Magician, alongside other freebies the first time they log-in after the release of ARC-V.

Log-in Bonus Rewards
Gems.png1000 Gems Stargazer Magician (Prismatic).PNGStargazer Magician (Prismatic) Timegazer Magician (Prismatic).PNGTimegazer Magician (Prismatic)
Skill Ticket.pngSkill Ticket ARC-V World Release Celebration Card Sleeve.pngCard Sleeves: ARC-V World Release Celebration ARC-V World Release Celebration Game Mat.pngGame Mat: ARC-V World Release Celebration

Timekeeper Magician and Stargazer Magician were the first Pendulum Cards released in the TCG and OCG; and now they are the first Pendulum Monsters available to all players to introduce the mechanic of Pendulum Summoning.

Pendulum Summoning Tutorial

Turbo Duel Grand Prix - October 2021

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The Turbo Duel Grand Prix makes a return! Jump into the 5D's World and go against the best the world has to offer in the event-exclusive Turbo Duels!

Event Schedule

Turbo Duel Grand Prix Schedule
10/13/2021 ~ 10/21/2021

New Cards

Card Effect
Dark Strike Fighter.PNGDark Strike Fighter 1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
During your Main Phase 1: You can Tribute 1 monster; inflict damage to your opponent equal to the Tributed monster's Level on the field x 100. You can only use this effect of "Dark Strike Fighter" once per turn.
Absurd Stealer.PNGAbsurd Stealer When this card is Normal Summoned, select 1 face-up Attack Position Level 4 or lower monster your opponent controls. The ATK of that monster is halved and this card's ATK becomes equal to the DEF of the selected monster until the End Phase.

Other Recommended Rewards

Other Possible Card Rewards
Junk Gardna Icon.PNGJunk Gardna Tomato in Tomato Icon.jpgTomato in Tomato
Archfiend Interceptor Icon.jpgArchfiend Interceptor Hook the Hidden Knight Icon.PNGHook the Hidden Knight

Turbo Duel Grand Prix - October 2021 Event Guide

Tour Guide's Mission Bingo

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The Tour Guide from the Underworld is back again with another round of Mission Bingo! Complete the cards to earn some prizes, including a brand-new card added to the game!

Campaign Schedule

Mission Bingo Campaign Schedule
10/11/2021 ~ 10/21/2021 (Thur)

Bingo Cards & Completion Rewards

Sheet # Bingo Sheet
1
Gems.png Gems x15
2
Gems.png Gems x20
3
Gems.png Gems x30
4
Gems.png Gems x30
5 Unlocked on 10/19
Gems.png Gems x50

New Card

Card Card Effect
Fairy King Albverdich.PNGFairy King Albverdich 2 Level 4 EARTH Monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; all non-EARTH monsters currently on the field lose 500 ATK and DEF.

Main BOX No. 36 - Pendulum Genesis

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In celebreation of the release of the ARC-V World, a brand new Main BOX can now be purchased in the Card Shop, containing key cards that can help you get used to Pendulum Summoning better!

Availability Schedule

Main BOX - Pendulum Genesis Release
09/28/2021

New Cards Available

Top New Cards in Pendulum Genesis
Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon.pngOdd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Hot Red Dragon Archfiend.pngHot Red Dragon Archfiend
Evil HERO Dark Gaia.pngEvil HERO Dark Gaia Ebon Illusion Magician.pngEbon Illusion Magician
Sky Iris.pngSky Iris Oasis of Dragon Souls.pngOasis of Dragon Souls

Main Box No.36 - Pendulum Genesis

Structure Deck No. 12 - Magicians Arc

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Alongside the new Pendulum Summon mechanic and the Main BOX, a Structure Deck is also availalble to further assist players into learning how to Pendulum Summon as well!

Availability Schedule

Structure Deck - Magicians Arc Release
09/28/2021

New Cards Available

Top New Cards in Magicians Arc
Performapal Odd-Eyes Light Phoenix.pngPerformapal Odd-Eyes Light Phoenix Dragonpit Magician.pngDragonpit Magician
Dragonpulse Magician.pngDragonpulse Magician Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon.pngOdd-Eyes Saber Dragon

Structure Deck No. 12 - Magicians Arc

Limited Card List Update

In anticipation of the ARC-V update that came out, changes have been made to the Limited Card List. This is to ensure the balance of power and competitive fairness between Decks and Archetypes.

Update Schedule

Limited Card List Update
10/13/2021

New Card Changes

Card Update
Performapal Call.pngPerformapal Call Unlimited → Limited 1
Cyberload Fusion.pngCyberload Fusion Unlimited → Limited 2
Elegant Egotist.pngElegant Egotist Unlimited → Limited 2
Aloof Lupine N.PNGAloof Lupine Unlimited → Limited 2
Floodgate Trap Hole.PNGFloodgate Trap Hole Unlimited → Limited 3
Amazoness Onslaught.pngAmazoness Onslaught Limited 3 → Unlimited
Secret Pass to the Treasures Icon.PNGSecret Pass to the Treasures Limited 2 → Unlimited

Skill Balancing Update

Alongside the card limitation changes, a handful of powerful skills are being given an overhaul for competitive integrity and balance.

Update Schedule

Skill Blalancing Update
Version 6.1.0
Between 10/14 (Thurs) ~ 10/16 (Sat)

New Skill Updates

Skill Name & Character New Effects
Supreme King Jaden Icon.pngSupreme King Jaden
Malicious Hero
At the beginning of the Duel, add 2 "Evil HERO Malicious Edge" and 1 "Dark Fusion" to your Deck. Then, add 1 "Evil HERO Malicious Fiend"to your Extra Deck.
In addition, the following effects can be used once per Duel if you control "Supreme King's Castle."
●Return 1 "Evil HERO Malicious Edge in your Deck and add 1 Level 6 Fiend-type monster to your hand from your Deck. If the monster is an "Evil HERO" monster, you can add it to your hand regardless of its Level.
●Return 1 or more Fiend-type monster(s) whose total Levels equal 7 or more to your Deck from your hand and add 1 "Evil HERO Malicious Edge" to your hand from your Deck.
Kite Tenjo Icon.pngKite Tenjo
Galaxy Photon
Return 1 "Galaxy" monster or "Photon"monster to your Deck from your hand and 1 "Galaxy" Spell/Trap card or "Photon" Spell/Trap card to your hand.
This Skill can only be used if you begin the Duel with a Deck that contains no monsters other than LIGHT monsters and "Number" monsters. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Primo Official Icon.pngPrimo
Castle of Machines
Return 1 "Meklord" monster in your hand to its owner's Deck and add 1 "Meklord Fortress" to your hand from outside of your Deck. This Skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
Yuma and Astral.pngYuma and Astral
Onomatoplay
Can be used on turn 3 and onward. Return 1 "Zubaba", "Gagaga", "Gogogo" or "Dododo" monster from your hand to the Deck and add 1 "Zubaba", "Gagaga", "Gogogo" or "Dododo" monster to your hand from the Deck.
This Skill will only activate if you begin the Duel with a Deck that follows the conditions below. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
●Your Deck contains 12 or more "Zubaba", "Gagaga", "Gogogo" or "Dododo" monsters.
●Your Deck contains 2 or more "Utopia" Xyz monsters and does not contain anyn Rank 5 or higher monsters except for "Number" or "ZW" monsters.
Zane Truesdale.pngZane Truesdale
Cyber Style
Can be used only once if your Life Points are at 2000 or below. For every 1000 Life Points below 4000, play 1 "Cyber Dragon" with 0 ATK from your hand or Deck to the field.
You can only Special Summon "Cyber End Dragon" until the end of your opponent's turn.
"Cyber Dragon" played with this Skill cannot be Tributed, and while they are face-up on the field, you cannot Special Summon except for Fusion monsters, nor attack except with Fusion Monsters.
Jack Atlas.pngJack Atlas
Demon's Resonance
Can be used by returning 1 "Resonator" mosnter in your hand to your Deck. Add 1 Level 4 or lower monster from your Deck to your hand. You cannot activate the effect of the card added by this Skill or a card with the same name during this turn.
This Skill will only activate if you begin the Duel with a Deck that follows the conditions below. This Skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
●Your Deck contains 8 or more "Resonator" cards in your Deck and does not contain any monsters other than Dragon-type and Fiend-type monsters.
●Your Extra Deck contains "Red Dragon Archfiend" and "Red Nova Dragon" and does not contain any monsters other than DARK Dragon-type or Fiend-type Synchro Monsters.
Yugi Muto DSOD.pngYugi Muto (DSOD)
The Dragon Knight's Path
Can be used by returning 1 monster in your hand to your Deck. Place 1 "Galloping Gaia" face-up in your Field Zone from your Deck. After using this Skill, you can only Special Summon following monsters until the end of your next turn. This Skill will only activate if you begin the Duel with a Deck that has 8 more more "Gaia The Fierce Knight" monsters or Level 5 Dragon-type monsters. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
●A Fusion Monster that use "Gaia The Fierce Knight" monsters as Fusion Material
●"Gaia The Fierce Knight" monsters
●"Black Luster Soldier" monster
●Level 5 Dragon-type monster.
Antinomy Icon.pngAntinomy
Set! Delta Accel!
At the beginning of the Duel, add 1 "T.G. Halberd Cannon," "T.G. Blade Blaster," "T.G. Power Gladiator," "T.G. Wonder Magician," and "T.G. Recipro Dragonfly" to your Extra Deck.
In addition, the following effect can be used once the turn you have Synchro Summon 2 or more "T.G." Synchro Monsters. Return 1 "T.G." card in your hand to your Deck and play 1 "T.G. Recipro Dragonfly" from your Extra Deck.
Odion.pngOdion
Endless Trap Hell
Can be used when you have 3 Trap Cards in your Graveyard. Add 1 random Trap Card to your hand from your Graveyard and return 1 card to your Deck from your hand. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Jaden Yuki.pngJaden Yuki
Hero Flash!!
Once every 2 of your turns, at the beginning of the turn, add to your hand 1 of the following cards (in the order listed below) from outside of your Deck:
This Skill can only be used if you begin the Duel with a Deck that has 4 or more "HERO" Normal Monsters with different names in your Deck and it contains no monsters other than "HERO" monsters. (Extra Deck does not count.)
2nd Turn: "H - Heated Heart"
4th Turn: "E - Emergency Call"
6th Turn: "R - Righteous Justice"
8th Turn: "O - Oversoul"
10th Turn: "Hero Flash!!"

Ranked Duels: Season 69

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With the start of a new month comes a new season of Ranked Duels. This gives new opportunities for all players to rise the ranks and earn amazing rewards. A new set of cards have also been made available through Ranked Duel Tickets.

Ranked Duels Guide - Season 69

Event Schedule

Event Schedule
10/1 (Fri) ~ 11/1 (Mon)

Gifts and Rewards

New Ranked Duel Ticket Rewards
Aether, the Empowering Dragon.PNGAether, the Empowering Dragon Ashoka Pillar.PNGAshoka Pillar
Old Cards Added to Ranked Duels
Toon Dark Magician.pngToon Dark Magician Pyrotech Mech - Shiryu.pngPyrotech Mech - Shiryu
Multiplication of Ants Icon.jpgMultiplication of Ants Hunter Spider.pngHunter Spider

Because a new season of Ranked Duels has begun, all Ranked Duel Tickets from the month of August have now expired. This month is also the last time you can use the tickets you have earned last September.
Ranked Duels Season 69

4th Anniversary Campaign

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This campaign was launched to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. During this time, the game gives out free bonus rewards to players for logging in.

Event Schedule

Campaign Schedule
1/12/2021 ~ 1/11/2022

Log-in Bonus

4th Anniversary Campaign Banner.jpg

Log-in Bonus Rewards
Gems.png1000 Gems Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon.pngBlue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon (Legend) Blue-Eyes White Dragon.pngBlue-Eyes White Dragon (Legend)
Skill Ticket.png Skill Ticket 4th Anniversary Card Sleeve.pngCard Sleeves: 4-Year Anniversary 4th Anniversary Game Mat.pngGame Mat: 4-Year Anniversary

Bonus Stamps

Day Reward
1 UR Ticket (Prismatic).pngUR Ticket (Prismatic)
2 UR Dream Ticket (Glossy).pngUR Dream Ticket (Glossy)
3 SR Ticket (Prismatic).pngSR Ticket (Prismatic)
4 SR Dream Ticket (Glossy).pngSR Dream Ticket (Glossy)
5 UR Ticket (Glossy).pngUR Ticket (Glossy)
6 SR Ticket (Glossy).pngSR Ticket (Glossy)
7 UR Ticket.pngUR Ticket
8 SR Ticket.pngSR Ticket

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