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Only Fusion and Xyz Monsters are allowed in the Extra Deck in this Festival event!
|Event Start||September 19, 2023|
|Event End||September 29, 2023|
The newest Secret Pack to be released, Beetle Troops Roll Out, centers around two Insect-type archetypes with Beetroopers and Inzektor being the latest archetypes to get their own Secret Pack!
A brand-new Structure Deck has been released in Master Duel, and it features the "Ninja" archetype as the featured monsters! 12 new cards have been introduced into the game with this release!
A new Selection Pack was released on September 7, 2023. This new Selection Pack provides support for the Galaxy-Eyes archetype, as well as the debut of two new archetypes coming to Master Duel: Mikanko and Purrley!
|Confirmed Cards for Galactic Evolution Selection Pack|
● (UR) Number C62: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon - NEW|
● (UR) Expurrely Happiness - NEW
● (UR) Ohime the Manifested Mikanko - NEW
● (UR) Saga of the Dragon Emperor - NEW
● (UR) My Friend Purrely - NEW
Master Duel players all around the world have opened a grand total of 5 Billion Card Packs! To celebrate, players will be receiving a special Card Pack featuring the Galactic Evolution Selection Pack upon logging once a day, up to a total of seven times!
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket (Guaranteed SR+)
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket
Galactic Evolution Pack Ticket
A brand-new Secret Pack was released in Master Duel on September 7, 2023, providing Infernoble Knights and de Fleur cards their very own card pack for players to pull from--including the popular Extra Deck boss monster, Baronne de Fleur!
A new Selection Pack was released on August 29, 2023. This new Selection Pack provides support for iconic archetypes, like Red-Eyes, Utopia, Dark Magician and Black Luster Soldier archetypes, as well as new support cards for Obelisk the Tormentor!
|Confirmed Cards for Inherited Unity Selection Pack|
● (UR) Black Luster Soldier - Legendary Swordsman - NEW
● (UR) The Breaking Ruin God - NEW
● (UR) Red-Eyes Soul - NEW
● (UR) Dark Magician the Knight of Dragon Magic - NEW
● (UR) Number 39: Utopia Rising - NEW
Due to the release of the upcoming Selection Pack, the following card(s) is also being added to the banlist, effective immediately after their inclusion to the game on August 29th.
|Newly Limited Cards|
A new Secret Pack called Guided by Fate has been released on August 29, 2023. The archetypes featured in this Secret Pack mainly include the Scareclaw and X-Saber archetypes!
To celebrate, this Secret Pack will have one free Card Pack pull for all players in the in-game shop until October 10, 2023!
A new Solo Mode Gate has been added. This time, it features the Ultra Athlete archetype, known for the special effect of switching monsters!
Two Secret Packs have had their contents updated with new additions to their card pools. Expect them to possibly appear when pulling for these respective Selection Packs.
|Pledge of Sword Secret Pack|
|M-X-Saber Invoker||Royal Straight Slasher||Royal Straight|
|Blazing Warriors Secret Pack|
|Heroic Challenger - Knuckle Sword||Heroic Challenger - Morning Star||Heroic Champion - Jarngreipr|
|Heroic Champion - Claivesolish||Heroic Call||Heroic Envoy|
A new Banlist Update will take effect on September 1st, 2023, with a total of sixteen cards having their playability changed.
|Newly Forbidden Cards|
|Agido the Ancient Sentinel||Block Dragon|
|Tearlaments Merrli||Phantasmal Lord Ultimitl Bishbaalkin|
|Number 86: Heroic Champion - Rhongomyniad|
Konami is celebrating a specific number of total downloads of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel: 57.3 Million, which taking the numbers 573 can be read as "Ko-Na-Mi"!
|Days Logged In||Reward|
|2||I:P Masquerena (Alternate Card Art)
I:P Masquerena becomes the third card in Master Duel to receive its Alternate Card Art!
|Original Card Art||Alternate Card Art|
Alternate Card Arts cannot be crafted, and are treated as different copies. The only way to obtain them is through getting them in a special offer from their respective Secret Packs!
As part of the 57.3 Million Downloads campaign, a special version of the Space-Time Transcendants Secret Pack will be availabel in the in-game store, which includes the Alternate Card Art for I:P Masquerena!
The Secret Pack also comes with one free card pack pull for all players.
|Space-Time Transcendants - I:P Masquerena Alternate Art Secret Pack Shop Duration|
|August 10, 2023 - October 10, 2023|
A new Selection Pack has been released on August 10, 2023. This new Selection Pack provides support for the Chaos, Dracoslayer, Sky Striker and Vaylantz archetypes, and features the debut of the archetype that recently dominated the TCG/OCG: Kashtira!
|Confirmed Cards for Rage of Chaos Selection Pack|
● (UR) Chaos Angel - NEW
● (UR) Kashtira Fenrir - NEW
● (UR) Kashtira Riseheart - NEW
● (UR) Ignis Phoenix, the Dracoslayer - NEW
● (UR) Arkos XII - Chronochasm Vaylantz - NEW
Due to their power and popularity within the TCG/OCG, the following card(s) is also being added to the banlist, effective immediately after their inclusion to the game on August 10th.
|Newly Semi-Limited Cards|
A new Secret Pack called Guided by Fate has been released on August 10, 2023, and alongside the "Magikey" archetype, it features one of the most used Deck Engines since its addition to Master Duel: the Adventurer Engine!
To celebrate, this Secret Pack will have one free Card Pack pull for all players until October 10, 2023!
A new Solo Mode Gate has been added! Land of Tenyi can now be accessed in the Solo Mode, and it features the titular Tenyi archetype!
The Swordsoul and P.U.N.K. archetypes, two different archetypes who have defined a meta over the past year of Master Duel, have finally received their respective Secret Packs! To celebrate, both Secret Packs will have one free Card Pack pull!
Version 1.6 can now be downloaded through the App Stores or on Steam, and it comes with a number of Quality of Life changes to the game!]
The following cards, that were first released at the release of their respecitve Structure Decks, have been added to the pool of cards available in the Master Pack.
|Spellbook of Judgment|
|Decode Talker Heatsoul||Mad Hacker|
|Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon Lord||Skeletal Dragon Felgrand||Immortal Dragon|
|Zombie Reborn||Alghoul Mazera||Changshi the Spiridao|
|Haunted Zombies||Mad Mauler||Devouring Sarcoughagus|
The Labrynth archetype, alongside the Destiny Board playstyle, are the newest recepients of a new Secret Pack!
This Secret Pack will be available in the shop until August 29, 2023, and all players can grab one Card Pack from this Secret Pack for free!
The Duel Pass has refreshed its rewards, and with it comes new rewards to collect!
|Current Duel Pass Duration|
|June 26, 2023 - September 12, 2023|
|Duel Pass Rewards||Gold Duel Pass Rewards|
Starting on Season 18 of Ranked Duels, a brand new tier above Diamond has been added for the best players: Master Tier!
In addition, the following changes have been made for a better Ranked Duels experience:
● Gold players will no longer experience demotion after defeats
● Gold players will have an increase in wins required for promotion
● Platinum players will experience demotions less
|October 2023 Duelist Cup|
|Beetle Troops Roll Out Secret Pack Released||Hidden Arts of Shadows Structure Deck Released|
|Fusion Xyz Festival Event Guide||Monster Type Festival - King of the Island Event Guide|
|The Noble Knights of Crimson Flowers Secret Pack Released||Galactic Evolution Selection Pack Released|
|Inherited Unity Selection Pack Released||Beastly Claws of Terror Secret Pack Released|
|Rage of Chaos Selection Pack Released||Guided by Fate Secret Pack Released|
|September 1st, 2023 Banlist Update||Guardian of the Sacred Summit Secret Pack Released|
|The Ultimate Traditional Art Secret Pack Released||-|
|Version 1.6 Details and Changes||Team Battle Mode Launched|
|Mobile Version Release Date||Casual Mode Rules and Rewards|
|Casual Mode Launched||Available Consoles|
Beetle Troops Roll Out Secret Pack Released
Inzektors and Beetroopers are the latest archetypes to recieve their own Secret Pack!
Hidden Arts of Shadows Structure Deck Released
Ninjas are the newest recepient of a Structure Deck release in the in-game shop!
Galactic Evolution Selection Pack Released
Galaxy-Eyes get more support; Purrely and Mikanko arrive in Master Duel!
The Noble Knights of Crimson Flowers Secret Pack Released
Infernobles and de Fleur are the next recepients of their own Secret Pack!
Beastly Claws of Terror Secret Pack Released
The X-Sabers and Scareclaw archetypes have received their own Secret Pack!
Inherited Unity Selection Pack Released
Famous archetypes like Red-Eyes, God Cards, and Black Luster Soldier receive support!
New card packs have been released following the end of maintenance!
09/01/2023 Banlist Update
With 5 cards now Forbidden, this might just be Master Duel's biggest banlist update to date!
Rage of Chaos Selection Pack Released
Multiple archetypes get new cards, and Kashtira has finally arrived in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel!
The Ultimate Traditional Art Secret Pack
Karakuri and P.U.N.K. are now more accessible than ever with their own Secret Pack!
Guardian of the Sacred Summit Secret Pack
Swordsoul and Yang Zing have finally received their own Secret Pack!
Version 1.6 Update Released
Some new Quality of Life changes have been added to the game!
Dreaded Conspiracy Selection Pack Released
Generaider, Traptrix, Magikey and Labrynth receive crucial support!
The Trap in the Wicked Castle Secret Pack
Labrynth and Destiny Board receives Master Duel's second addition to the Secret Packs!
Deck Tier List September 2023
Check out our latest update in the Tier List for Best Decks of July 2023!
Team Battle Mode Guide
Compete in 3v3 or 5v5 teams and help your team win!
How to Spot a Bot?
Players seem to have encountered a spreading problem in Master Duel.
Mobile Version Release Date
Find out when the Mobile Version will release!
Banned and Limited Card List
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel has a different pool of Banned and Limited cards compared to other versions of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Learn about all the platforms Master Duel is on!
|List of All Aggro Decks|
|D/D/D Aggro||Code Talker / Prank Kids||Zoodiac|
|Blue-Eyes||Virtual World||SPYRAL Control|
|Zoodiac||Code Talker Prank-Kids||Zoodiac Tri-Brigade|
|Pure Tri-Brigade||Ancient Gear||Dragonmaid|
|Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc (Bird Up)||Dinosaur||Raidraptor|
|Magikey||Adamancipator||Black Luster Soldier|
|Pendulum Magician||Stardust Dragon||Tenyi Swordsoul|
|The Winged Dragon of Ra||Despian Predaplant||Despia Darklord|
|Odd-Eyes Performapal||Numeron FTK||Six Samurai|
|Fluffal||Cupid Pitch Turbo||Lunalight|
|Vampire||Ultra Athletes||Thunder Dragon|
|Z-ARC Pendulum Magician||Adventurer Rose Dragon Tenyi||Adventurer P.U.N.K.|
|Suship||Pure D/D/D||Numeron Egyptian Gods|
|Galaxy Eyes OTK||Borrelend Dragon Link||Vaylantz|
|Beetrooper||Icejade Ra||Therion ABC|
|Spright Tri-Brigade||Ishizu Chaos||Slifer Arcana Knights|
|Gaia OTK||Vernusylph||Ancient Warriors|
|Ghoti||Springans||8-Axis Gizmek Orochi|
|Danger! Dark World||Mikanko||-|
|List of All Control Decks|
|Invoked Shaddoll||Eldlich Control||Drytron Fairy|
|True Draco||Dark Magician||Traptrix|
|Rikka||Floowandereeze||Adventurer Phantom Knights|
|Dinomoprhia||Tri-Brigade Gladiator Beast||Adventurer Witchcrafter|
|Dark Magician Gravekeeper||Branded Tri-Brigade||Branded Despia|
|Zombie Vampire||Blue-Eyes Jet Dragon||Spellbook|
|Branded Cyber Dragon||Branded Zombies||Pure Scareclaw|
|Harpies||Buster Blader||Umi Control|
|Spright Runick||Ishizu Runick||Branded Ishizu|
|Ishizu Tearlaments||Evilswarm||Melffy Spright|
|Bystial Branded||Dogmatika Bystial||Naturia Runick|
|List of All Burn Decks|
|Red-Eyes Burn||Timelord Burn||Chain Burn|
|D.D. Dynamite||Igknight OTK||Cubic|
|Dinosaur Bishbaalkin FTK||Anti-Meta Stun|
|List of All Alternate Win Decks|
|Crooked Cook Exodia||Flower Cardian Exodia||Treasure Panda Exodia|
|List of All Budget Deck Guides|
|Budget Shark Xyz||Budget Eldlich||Budget Hippo Turbo|
|Budget Despia||Budget F.A. Metalfoes||Budget Blue-Eyes White Dragon|
|Budget Chain Burn||Budget Majespecter||Budget Yosenju|
|Budget Flower Cardian||Budget True Draco||Budget Amorphage|
|Budget Ishizu Tearlaments|
|Lists of Best Cards for Deck Building|
|Best Staple Cards||Best Searchers||Best Hand Traps|
|Best Board Wipes||Best Negates||Best Fusion Monsters|
|Best Synchro Monsters||Best Xyz Monsters||Best Link Monsters|
|Best Structure Decks||Best Decks to Go 1st or 2nd|
|Best Searchers||Best Hand Traps|
|Best Board Wipes||Best Negates|
|Best Fusion Monsters||Best Synchro Monsters|
|Best Xyz Monsters||Best Link Monsters|
|How to Farm Gems||Best Way to Spend Gems|
|How to Craft Cards||Best Cards to Craft|
|How to Use Pendulum||How to Use Synchro|
|How to Use XYZ Summon||How to Use Link Summon|
|Best Normal and Secret Packs to Buy||How to Unlock Secret Packs|
|Best Starter Deck||Best Early Decks to Craft|
|How to Get and Use Orbs||Terms and Glossary|
|How to Farm SR and UR Materials||Replay Guide: How to Save Replays|
|Cross Progression: How to Transfer Data||Things to Do Daily|
|Trophies and Achievements||Guides to Ranking Up|
|List of Secret Missions||How to Report Players|
|How to Use Legacy Pack Tickets||Best Deck Engines|
|How to Earn Keys||Duel Live: How to Spectate Duels|
|Can You Reroll?||Is the Duel Pass Worth it?|
|How Many of Each Card Can You Have?||Is Master Duel Pay to Win?|
|Daily Reset Time||Should You De-Rank Your Account?|
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is Konami's newest entry to the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and is taking the world by storm! With new and updated graphics and animations and playability on nearly all consoles, Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is the most advanced entry in the franchise to date!
It was confirmed by Konami's Senior Producer, Kenichi Kataoka, in their official Master Duel trailer that Master Duel will be the next platform for official Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments. If you're looking for a competitive scene to play one of the most famous card games of all time, Master Duel is a great place to get started!
Synchro? Fusion? Link Summon? XYZ? Pendulum? Master Duel has it all! Veterans will feel at home with Master Duel's freedom in deck making, as most of the latest decks will be available (depending on non-banned cards) to the players that are active within the Yu-Gi-Oh competitive scene.
However, this does not mean new players will be left behind! The game offers several guides and tutorials to get you started to catching up with the newest features of Yu-Gi-Oh! And if that's not enough, we at Game8, offer the highest quality Yu-Gi-Oh guides for Master Duel to help you start on your journey!
While consoles need not worry about their device's capability to run the game, PC users will have to check their systems to see if their current machine is capable of playing the game. Below are the required specs for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on the PC!
|Required||64 Bit OS.||64 Bit OS.|
|OS||Windows 10 Home (64bit) latest revision||Windows 10 Home (64bit) latest revision|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7300U||Intel Core i5-9400F|
|Ram||8 GB RAM||8 GB RAM|
|GPU||Intel(R) HD Graphics 620||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650|
|DirectX||Version 11||Version 11|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||16 GB available space||16 GB available space|
|Sound Card||On Board||On Board|
|Monitor Resolution||1280 x 720||1920 x 1080|
Recommended specs are from Steam's official Master Duel page.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel's initial release date was on January 18, 2022. While the mobile release date was on January 26, 2022 for select countries, but it is now available worldwide as of February 2nd.
|PC||January 18, 2022|
|PS4/PS5||January 18, 2022|
|Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S||January 18, 2022|
|Android/iOS||January 26, 2022|
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