Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel hasn’t even been out for a month yet and it’s already smashing big milestones. After the recent maintenance concluded, Konami announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has officially surpassed 10 million downloads. The news comes after the company said they had passed four million downloads a week earlier.
To celebrate the occasion, Konami has given all players 1,000 free gems, which is the in-game currency that players can use to purchase packs of cards, as well as cosmetic items in-game like deck sleeves, mates and fields. Players can claim the 1,000 gems until March 30. All players need to do is check their in-game missions tab, in which a limited time mission is already present and completed, and claim the reward.
The boost in numbers may very well be from the mobile release. When the game launched in mid-January, it came out on nearly all gaming platforms. Those included PC through Steam, the Nintendo Switch, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and Sony’s Playstation 4 and Playstation 5.
But the big platform that was missing was mobile. Konami’s other Yu-Gi-Oh! mobile game title, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, has over 100 million downloads as of 2019. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is well on its way to hitting that milestone.
Unlike Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is an official online simulator that mirrors the rules of the physical card game. The game features over 10,000 cards, including some from the first core booster pack, Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon, up until some of the most modern releases like Dawn of Majesty in 2021. Nearly 20 years’ worth of cards are present in the game.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is free to download and play on every major gaming platform. It is available in over 150 countries and is supported by eight languages, according to Nintendo Enthusiast.
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