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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!

Game Maintenance

Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Icon.jpg There is currently no scheduled maintenance in the near future.
Version 6.3.0 Update
January 24, 2022

Tag Duel Tournament - January 2022 Rerun

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The Tag Duel Tournament makes a return! Pair up with some of the Legendary Duelists across different Duel Worlds and go through different cups from each era for prizes galore!

Event Schedule

Tag Duel Tournament Event Rerun Schedule
01/14/2022 (Fri) ~ 01/24/2022 (Mon)

New Cards

New Cards Available in the Event
Red Carpet.PNGRed Carpet If a Dragon-Type Synchro Monster is on the field: Target up to 2 "Resonator" monsters in your Graveyard; Special Summon them.
Comics Hero King Arthur.PNGComics Hero King Arthur 2 Level 4 Warrior-Type monsters
If this card would be destroyed by battle, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. When you do: It gains 500 ATK, and if it does, inflict 500 damage to your opponent.

Tag Duel Tournament - January 2022 Event Rerun Guide

Tour Guide Bingo Missions

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The Tour Guide from the Underworld makes a return with a new set of Bingo Missions for all Duelists! Complete the missions to get special prizes, includingg a brand-new card released in Duel Links!

Campaign Schedule

Tour Guide Bingo Missions Date:
01/16/2022 ~ 01/24/2022

Bingo Sheets

Sheet # Missions & Rewards
Reward: Gems.png Gems x20
Reward: Gems.png Gems x30
Reward: Gems.png Gems x50
4 Unlocked on 01/22/2022 5:00 AM (UTC-5)
Reward: Gems.png Gems x100

New Card

Card Effect
Power Zone.PNGPower Zone If a monster(s) is destroyed by battle: The controller of the destroyed monster(s) takes damage equal to half its original ATK.

Supreme King Jaden Available in Duel Gate

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A GX Character that was once unlockable only through specific events, Supreme King Jaden has now become available to Duel against in the Duel Gate! This also means that Supreme King Jaden is now properly unlockable through regular Character Unlock missions!

Supreme King Jaden Availablity Schedule

Supreme King Jaden Available in Duel Gate Starting On:
January 19, 2021

Top Card Drop Rewards

Top Card Drop Rewards Versus Supreme King Jaden
Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World.pngGoldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World Evil HERO Infernal Prodigy.PNGEvil HERO Infernal Prodigy
Supreme KingSupreme King's Castle Annihilator Archfiend.PNGAnnihilator Archfiend

Supreme King Jaden Character Guide Page

Structure Deck EX No. 18: Sword of Paladin

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Released as part of the celebration of Duel Links' 5th anniversary, a brand new Structure Deck EX has been released to celebrate the new year, with support for Dark Magician, Buster Blader and Blue-Eyes White Dragon!

Structure Deck EX Release Schedule

Structure Deck EX No. 18: Sword of Paladin Release Date:
January 12, 2021

New Cards

New Cards Introduced in Sword of Paladin
Ebon High Magician.pngEbon High Magician Destined Rivals.pngDestined Rivals
Strength in Unity.pngStrength in Unity Apprentice Magician.pngApprentice Magician

Structure Deck EX No. 18: Sword of Paladin Guide Page

Selection BOX Vol. 5

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As part of the celebration of Duel Links' 5th anniversary, a new Selection BOX has been released! Lots of the cards here are helpful for new players and beginners, so give this limited-time BOX a shot!

Selection BOX Vol. 5 Release Schedule

Selection BOX Vol. 5 Release Date:
January 12, 2021

New Cards

Top New Cards Introduced in Selection BOX Vol. 5
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning.PNGBlack Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning DDD Destiny King Zero Laplace.PNGD/D/D Destiny King Zero Laplace
Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer.PNGIgnister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer Bottomless Trap Hole.PNGBottomless Trap Hole
True King Agnimazud, the Vanisher.PNGTrue King Agnimazud, the Vanisher Apprentice Illusion Magician.PNGApprentice Illusion Magician

Selection BOX Vol. 5 Guide Page

Gift Festival

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When Duels always carry gifts, the Gift Festival campaign is now live! Expect rewards that come immediately or behind a timer, and short them down through Dueling as much as possible!

Campaign Schedule

Gift Festival Campaign Schedule
01/12/2022 ~ 01/24/2022

Special Rewards

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Whenever you log in during the campaign starting on 01/14/2022, there will be four chances for you to receive a special gift that you can receive simply by Dueling. This is completely random, so never miss your chance!

Special Gift Possible Rewards
Gems.pngGems UR-SR Prismatic Ticket.pngUR/SR Prismatic Ticket UR-SR Glossy Ticket.pngUR/SR Glossy Ticket

Forbidden & Limited Card List Update

When a card gets far too strong for the meta and in competitive, expect them to be given a limitation to how many copies you can hold of said card in a Deck. Their changes in availability directly affects their position within the Tier Lists above.

Update Schedule

Limited Card List Update Implemented on:
Dececmber 16, 2021

Most Recent Card Changes

Card Update
SwallowSwallow's Nest Unlimited → Limited 2
Spellbook of the Master.pngSpellbook of the Master Unlimited → Limited 2
Chaos Dragon Levianeer.pngChaos Dragon Levianeer Unlimited → Limited 3
Thunder Dragondark.pngThunder Dragondark Unlimited → Limited 3
Spellbook of Fate.pngSpellbook of Fate Limited 2 → Limited 3
Gagaga Sister.pngGagaga Sister Limited 2 → Unlimited
Iron Core of KoaIron Core of Koa'ki Meiru Limited 2 → Unlimited

New Accessories

Premium Accessories

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New Premium accessories are now available for purchase! Spend a little to bling out your cards and your field!

Game Mat Card Sleeve
Stone Tablet Game Mat.pngStone Tablet Millenium Items Card Sleeve.pngMillennium Items

Popularity Poll

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In tandem with the 25th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh!, there is a in-game poll that players can vote on choosing iconic monster battle scenes from the manga that will become accessories! The top 3 themes will be made into Card Sleeves and Game Mats, and will be given to all players!

Voting Period Until 11/30/2021
Results Revealed 12/07/2021
Accessory Giveaway January 2022

Ranked Duels: Season 72

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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 72

Event Schedule

Event Schedule
01/01/2022 (Wed) ~ 02/01/2022 (Sun)

Gifts and Rewards

New Ranked Duel Ticket Rewards
Catapult Warrior.PNGCatapult Warrior Tribulldog.PNGTribulldog
Old Cards Added to Ranked Duels
Winged Sage Falcos.pngWinged Sage Falcos Hannibal Necromancer.pngHannibal Necromancer
Lunar Queen Elzaim.PNGLunar Queen Elzaim Bat.pngBat

Because a new season of Ranked Duels has begun, all Ranked Duel Tickets from the month of October have now expired. This month is also the last time you can use the tickets you have earned last November.
Ranked Duels Season 72

5th Anniversary Campaign

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Announced as a global campaign during a stream from the official Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel, this campaign will be launched to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links! During this time, the game gives out free bonus rewards to players simply for logging in.

Event Schedule

Campaign Schedule
Starting on 1/12/2022

Log-in Bonus

Log-in Bonus Rewards
Gems.png1000 Gems Monster Reborn Icon.jpgMonster Reborn (Legend) Skill IconDestiny Draw: Monster Reborn
Skill Ticket.png Skill Ticket 5th Anniversary Card Sleeve.PNGCard Sleeves: 5-Year Anniversary 5th Anniversary Game Mat.pngGame Mat: 5-Year Anniversary


Witht the release of Monster Reborn as an available card, it will be immediately placed into the Limited Card List as Limited 1 at the first day of the campaign.

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

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 ~ 2/28/2022

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

ARC-V World Released


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
UR Ticket (Prismatic).png Prismatic UR Ticket
UR Dream Ticket (Glossy).png Glossy UR Dream Ticket
SR Ticket (Prismatic).png Prismatic SR Ticket
SR Dream Ticket (Glossy).png Glossy SR Dream Ticket
UR Ticket.png UR Ticket
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

Yu-Gi-Oh! 25th Anniversary Celebration

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The popular card game celebrates 25 years of Duels in all platforms, and that includes Duel Links! As a token of appreciation for all the years of support, massive freebies are being given out! Do not miss your chance and enjoy the celebration!

Campaign Schedule

25th Anniversary Celebration Campaign Schedule
11/05/2021 ~ 12/31/2022

Campaign Rewards

Skill Ticket & Gems

A free Skill Ticket is up for grabs for all Duelists should a certain condition be fulfilled during the campaign duration!

Reward Mission
Skill Ticket.png Skill Ticket Play 5 PvP duels.
Surrenders are not counted.

Also, a lottery is up for grabs for all players in the server, and lucky players will be receiving a massive amount of Gems! Cross your fingers and hope it could be you!

# of Players Reward
Gems.png Gems x5000
Gems.png Gems x500

Log-in Bonus

The first time you log in during this campaign, all players automatically receive this as a reward:

First Log-in Bonus
Gems.png Gems x500

On top of that, logging in for a number of times during the campaign nets you with more Card Tickets! Make sure to get all of them before the campaign ends!

# of Log-ins Reward
UR Ticket (Prismatic).png UR Ticket (Prismatic)
UR Dream Ticket (Glossy).png UR Dream Ticket (Glossy)
SR Ticket (Prismatic).png SR Ticket (Prismatic)
UR Ticket (Glossy).png UR Dream Ticket (Glossy)
SR Ticket (Glossy).png SR Ticket (Glossy)
UR Ticket.png UR Ticket
SR Ticket.png SR Ticket

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