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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a game for multiple platforms. It was announced on July 20, 2021 in the first Yu-Gi-Oh! Digital NeXt presentation. The game was scheduled to release in Winter 2021[1]. It eventually released on January 19, 2022, when it was uploaded to all the relevant stores, except Android and iOS, without prior announcement.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is an official, free-to-play simulator based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game (OCG) and Trading Card Game (TCG). Players can purchase and collect digital cards, build decks, and challenge other players online in Duel Mode or battle through card stories and learn how to play in Solo Mode. Over 10,000 cards from the game are featured and are available to collect.


New cards and cosmetic items can be acquired at the Shop. The Shop accepts Gems, a currency earned from completing missions, winning duels in Solo Mode, or purchasing them with real money. You can only buy the Master Pack under pack(s) as well as the featured packs, but when you get a super/secret rare that belongs to a secret pack, you unlock that secret pack. Legacy packs are earned from legacy tickets, which can be received from playing the game under Online Multiplayer. Other packs can be earned by receiving tickets or the pack from one or more event(s). Gems can be exchanged for different types of Secret Packs; one Secret Pack contains 8 cards, and by purchasing 10 Boosters at once a Super Rare card or higher is guaranteed, purchasing 20 will guarantee a Ultra Rare card. Structure Decks containing fixed card lists are available for purchase for 500 Gems, up to 3 times per account. Bundles also allow you to buy Master Packs with a set card as a bonus, such as the Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring Bundle. Gems can also be spent on items (accessories) to customize your gameplay experience, including Mates, field designs, card protectors, icon frames, card box(es), and profile icons.



  • This game uses a custom banlist that is an OCG banlist with a few changes.
  • This game uses standard and official Yu-Gi-Oh! format rules.


  • Solo Mode - Featuring the card storylines of various cards such as Gem-Knight, Qliphort, and World Chalice.
  • Online Multiplayer - A wide variety of events and tournaments for all sorts of players to enjoy. This also includes team battles, dueling rooms, ranked, and casual. Dueling rooms as well as team battles can use any or specific event format as mentioned above. A more detailed explanation is shown below.
    • Ranked - This is where you can go up the ranks by battling it out with other duelists, the ranks are rookie, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond.
    • Casual - Casual unlike ranked, is where you get to duel with other duelists at your ranking level, but don’t rank up (or down), you will get no rewards by dueling in ranked.
    • Team dueling - Team dueling is where you can create a team, or join a random team, and get assigned to duel with a different member from a different team. Each team will win depending on how many matches are won out of the total matches assigned. It is not in a tournament format, and is in 3v3 one on one style.
    • Event - Events are where you earn rewards by ranking up or getting medals. Most of the time, events will have their own format/forbidden list.
  • Cross-play and cross-progression - not only is the game cross-play (meaning all systems can play against each other), the game is cross-progression as well (which allows the same save file to be used on all systems).

Starter Decks[]

The player then chooses between one of the following decks, although the two they didn't choose, can be obtained by completing missions.