The mobile-friendly card game Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has been installed over 50 million times since its launch in January of this year, Konami has confirmed. To celebrate, the studio is giving fans of the digital trading card game a little something extra the next time they log in.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is free-to-play, has in-game purchases, and is available across just about every console, so hitting this milestone was almost a given. The game itself boasts a number of in-game events, including the Fusion festival, Synchro festival, and N/R festival held in March, which resulted in a variety of colorful responses from its sizable community. While not an event in and of itself, Konami is giving back a little bit of gratitude to its players for reaching the huge milestone.
In a press release from Konami, the publisher celebrated the 50 million install milestone, saying they were delighted to reach the huge milestone just nine months after launch. As for the little something extra, players who log in today will receive 1,000 bonus gems which are in-game currency redeemable for card packs, as well as a “special celebratory protector” sleeve for their digital cards. At the time of this writing, there was no clear end date for this log-in bonus.
Outside the free gems and card sleeve, a new secret pack will also be released. The secret pack, Alba Abyss, is built around using cards for fusion summoning to bring out powerful dragons to decimate opponents. Reportedly, the pack includes a good amount of rares, super rares, and ultra rares with Alba-Lenatus the Abyss Dragon being included. Only a fraction of the cards in the Alba Abyss secrete pack is brand new, so veteran players will probably have to do a lot of pulls before getting anything worthwhile.
With YuGiOh! Master Duel’s success, it appears Konami is reversing its stance on video games as of late. In fact, just recently the publisher announced a flurry of new Silent Hill content including a remake of Silent Hill 2, some new entries into the series, and a new movie from the first adaptation’s director.
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