Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Review

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Review: What are Missions in the game? How to Unlock Every Character?

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is a free-to-play, digital collectible card game developed by Konami for the iOS, Android and Microsoft Windows platforms, based on Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. After an initial beta period, the game was first released in Japan on November 17, 2016, and then released to the rest of the world on January 11, 2017. The Windows version was released worldwide via Steam on November 17, 2017.

What are Missions in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

If you’re a first-time player, you’ll be given a choice of which Legendary Duelist to start with: Yami Yugi or Seto Kaiba. Pick your favorite and don’t worry about missing out on the one you don’t choose; you can get the other one later. As you begin, the game will teach you how to navigate the different interfaces, and play against NPC opponents controlled by the AI: Standard Duelists in Duel World, and Legendary Duelists at the Gate. PVP competition against other real players opens up later.

The game will also introduce you to Stage Missions. Each Mission has different requirements to complete, like “Summon a certain number monsters,” or, “inflict a certain amount of battle damage,” or, “activate a Spell Card X number of times in one Duel.” Stuff like that. Each Mission you complete gives you items, and if you complete all of the Stage Missions you get 50 Gems, Standard Duelists will fill up Duel World, your Stage goes up by one, and you unlock new Stage Missions to complete.

In addition to Stage Missions there are Weekly Missions, Lifetime Missions, and Event Missions. Weekly Missions refresh once a week on Sundays. Complete all of them to get items. Lifetime Missions give you access to a variety of items like Skills, Legendary Duelists that were previously offered from limited-time events, and additional card slots for your Extra Deck. Event Missions are active only while the corresponding event is in progress. There are even some Lifetime Missions that are hidden and only become visible once you complete them!

As you Stage Up, additional Legendary Duelists will become available. Also, once you reach certain Stages, other Duel Worlds like The Dark Side of Dimensions, GX, 5D’s and ZEXAL will open up, unlocking even more Legendary Duelists.

How to Unlock Every Character in Yu Gi Oh: Duel Links?

Joey Wheeler

The easiest character to unlock is Joey Wheeler. All that is required from you is the completion of stage 3 and a victory against Joey in Duel World level 1.if you meet both these requirements, Joey Wheeler will become accessible to you!


Using your trap cards for at least 300 times can unlock Odion for you. You will have to use one of these trap cards for at least 10 times in the single duel, defeat Odion in level 30 of the duel world and complete all the character unlock missions.

Weevil Underwood

Weevil can be unlocked by completing 100 duels against the conventional characters. Utilizing spell cards for at least 30 times in one duel, finishing all missions to unlock different characters and wining against Weevil Underwood in level 30 of the duel world will unlock Underwood.

Rex Raptor

First thing is to reach stage 20 of the game in order to unlock Rex. Secondly, all the players will have to gain 2,000 effect damage points in a single duel. Completing all the character unlock missions and defeating Rex Raptor in duel world level 30 will unlock Rex Raptor for you.

Ishizu Ishtar

Unlocking Ishizu to make her playable is no different than others. You will have to present 200 light-attribute monsters, defeat her while you still have 6,000 life points in your pocket; win against her in level 30 duel worlds and completing all character unlock missions.

What are some rules to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links?

  • The Speed Duel format is used.
  • Each player only has three Monster Zones and three Spell & Trap Zones, rather than five of each.
  • Each player must have 20-30 cards in their Main Deck (instead of 40-60) and 0-7 (only in Duel Links) cards in the Extra Deck (instead of 0-15) .
  • Each player starts with 4000 LP, rather than 8000 LP.
  • Each player starts with four cards in their hand, rather than five.
  • There is no Main Phase 2. The End Phase takes place right after the Battle Phase.
  • Each player can have one Skill. The available Skills vary between characters. Depending on the Skill, it may be always activated at the start of the Duel (e.g. starting with “Yami” on the field), optionally activated when a player meets certain conditions (e.g. ensuring the next drawn card is a Spell or Trap Card after the player’s Life Points have dropped by 1800), or always activated when a condition is met (e.g. inflicting damage when the player activates a Trap Card).
  • Monsters played by a Skill are treated as if they have been properly Special Summoned. So they can be Special Summoned from the GY.
  • Extra Monster Zones are not used, with Extra Deck monsters functioning as they did before the introduction of the Extra Monster Zone.
  • Cards that mention Main Phase 2 have their effects changed to remove it.
  • Some cards that inflict effect damage have their damage halved (e.g., Lava Golem).
  • You can only have a total of 1 Limited 1 cards in your deck instead of 1 of each limited card.
  • You can only have a total of 2 Limited 2 cards in your deck instead of 2 of each semi-limited card.
  • You can only have a total of 3 Limited 3 cards.

A Game For All – Easy to learn controls make sure the game is approachable by players of all skill levels. Strategic decisions abound as you face off in PvE and PvP battles.

Your Favorite Characters – Unlock and take control of famous Yu-Gi-Oh duelists like Joey, Mai, and Yami Yugi. Powerful monsters await your commands, including the legendary Blue Eyes White Dragon!

Build Your Deck – Assemble a battle deck from potent cards and monsters. As you advance and fight, you can gain new cards to help make your deck become even better.

Get Into The Duel – Play in matches against other players from all over the world. Mobile devices allow you to enjoy a duel anytime in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links! You can even compete in ranked matches if you wish.

Is Yu-Gi-Oh Duel links an offline game?

You can continue to play the Campaign and use offline features in the game without an internet connection.

Is Yugioh duel links pay to win?

In Conclusion. Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is pay to win. The good news is for free to play duelists, creating a single deck desired to climb is very much possible. By using the crafting system and the base amount of currency that the game allots, well informed players can definitely build decks to climb the ranked ladder.

Is Yugioh duel links still popular?

It’s currently the fourth most popular game on the platform by concurrent players. At the time of writing, 172k people are playing the free-to-play card game, with a peak today of 255k. Duel Links, the previous iteration from 2017, was popular but never got anywhere close to that many players.

Can you play Yu-Gi-Oh Duel links on PC?

Download Duel Links to your PC, and experience the most comprehensive free game in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links PC is a worthy spin-off that is friendly to both beginners and veterans.

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