YuGiOh Master Duel Players Receive Free Gems to Celebrate 10 Million Downloads
Another week, another reason to celebrate if you’re a YuGiOh Master Duel player! Celebrate 10 million downloads across all platforms since its release around three weeks ago, players who log into the online card game will receive free thousand gems.
These gems, which can be used to craft nearly ten thousand unique in-game cards or a range of cosmetics for your account, are the title’s main source of currency. For players looking to jump in and create their first starter deck, or day one fans hoping to refine their meta deck of choice, these gems are invaluable.
This is just the latest in a fairly generous series of freebies and promotions in YuGiOh Master Duel. Not only are gems doled out in abundance within the first few hours of gameplay to all Duelists as they work their way through the tutorial and single player challenges, PlayStation Plus subscribers can still redeem fifty free card packs to aid them. to create the game of their dreams.
It’s of course a good start for the game, but it will need to maintain that momentum if it is to emerge from the shadow of the previous YuGiOh online trading card game: YuGiOh Duel Links.
This title reached over 100 million downloads in October 2019, about three years after its release. As Master Duel sets to take the limelight from this predecessor, only time will tell if it has the same impact.
It will be interesting to see how much of an impact the mobile version of Master Duel will have on the overall growth of the community around this game. One would assume that this is the perfect platform for a game like this, you allowing you to play a few games on the train to work or under your school desk while the teacher isn’t watching.
On the other hand, I think the console community will be a strong hub for YuGiOh gamers in the future. While with Duel Links a console version never existed, the PlayStation gamer base (probably encouraged to pick up the game due to those delicious free packs mentioned earlier) seems like a platform Konami is striving on to establish a strong presence.
We’ll have to wait and see how the numbers balance out in the near future. For now, duelists and card collectors have plenty to rejoice.
For more articles on YuGiOh Master Duel, check out our guides on how Synchronized Summons work in YuGiOh Master Duel, and our guide on the current list of banned and restricted cards.