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Just a couple of weeks after the first-ever Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel in-game event, the next one is already here. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel N/R Rarity Festival is set to hit the game on Wednesday, and it will run through April 4.

Unlike the first in-game event, the Xyz Festival, players will be restricted to certain rarities instead of one type of monster.

In the N/R Rarity Festival, players will only be allowed to play with cards that come in Normal and Rare rarities, and any high rarity card outside of those two are banned. This will create a very interesting metagame, as nearly every single archetype relies on high rarity cards.

Outside of this restriction, the N/R Rarity Festival will act similarly to the Xyz festival when it comes to format. Players will compete against each other in a separate exhibition queue with the goal of gathering medals. The more medals a player has, the better rewards they will earn.

Special format and ban list

Furthermore, to prevent a re-run of the disaster that happened in the Xyz festival, Konami will be preemptively banning cards that cause unfun game states. This is because certain cards have been used to lose games on purpose. Cards like Relay Soul were used in the Xyz festival to lose games quickly and speed through the event.

In the official announcement, the cards being hit on this limited ban list include “Cards that deal effect damage to the opponent, cards that can easily be used to defeat oneself and other cards that may affect the balance of this event.”

On top of that, there are multiple archetypes in the game that actually have nearly their entire core in low rarity. in order to promote a diverse metagame, these archetypes will have cards on the limited, semi-limited and forbidden list specifically for this event.

  • True Draco
  • True King
  • Megalith
  • Majespecter
  • Generaider
  • Timelord
  • Phantasm Spiral Dragon
  • Tenyi

The list of rewards has not been released yet but news should be coming out soon.

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