We reported last night that the client for Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel was live on consoles and Steam. Now, the following morning, the servers are active and the game is available to play. The official European YouTube channel has also posted a launch trailer for the game.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, considering that no specific launch information had been given for the heavily-anticipated title. As a matter of fact, Master Duel is releasing at a time when many fans of the game are more focused on an overdue banlist for the physical card game.
Though Master Duel was announced for PC, all consoles, and Android/iOS, the mobile versions of the game have not appeared on the App Store or Play Store. The official site states that those versions are coming at a later date, however, all other versions are live. Be aware that as with Duel Links, the game cannot be played on multiple devices by the same user, and will require a manual “Data Transfer” to move their progress to a different platform.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is intended to be a more accurate representation of the actual card game than Duel Links, similar to the myriad of unofficial “duel simulators” that have become popular since the COVID-19 pandemic began and most physical events were cancelled.
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