Konami has added a slew of new features for players outside of Ranked play since the launching of the long-running card game’s online platform earlier this year.
The online Yu-Gi-Oh! sim has featured multiple events centred on various deck-building constraints, as well as the addition of a Casual queue in July.
Konami has now introduced the next new way for players to interact with Yu-Gi-Oh! through the game.
Since the card game’s release more than two decades ago, multiplayer duels have been a prominent feature of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! anime frequently uses duelling formats with more than two players, with numerous classic early duels involving four players, such as Yugi and Joey joining up against the Paradox Brothers.
The concept of multiplayer duels prompted Konami to create a spinoff of the fan-favourite Yu-Gi-Oh!
Tag Force franchise centred on these team duels. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel now allows players to form alliances with their friends.
Yu-Gi-Oh! With the release of “Team Battles” late last week, Master Duel officially revealed the newest form of Duels coming to the game.
Team Battles allow users to form groups of three or five to battle against other teams in a series of Duels, each of which pits them against a member of the opposing team, with the victorious team determined by the sum of each team’s wins.
Players can also select alternative deck-building limits for their Duel, allowing them to compete against opponents who are limited to particular Summoning mechanics, such as Fusion Monsters.
Cosmetics based on the new cards’ graphics were introduced, as with many new packs, with Vaylantz sleeves and a “Visas Starfrost” emblem added.
The update also includes a number of modest quality-of-life improvements to the game’s database and deck editing.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has been a big highlight of a year that has seen the series experience both highs and lows.
The great success of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel was followed later in the year by the release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel and the inclusion of Link Monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.
However, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans were also forced to bid goodbye to the card game’s beloved founder, Kazuki Takahashi, who died earlier this year.
Master Duel will be seeking to expand on the success it has had since its January launch with the addition of Team Battles.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and mobile devices.