How To Get YuGiOh Master Duel Keys

How To Get YuGiOh Master Duel Keys
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


23rd May 2022 16:49

Using the YuGiOh Master Duel keys are key (pun intended) for opening the secret packs, which allow you to earn cards for specific archetypes to make your own deck. YuGiOh Master Duel is a TCG that lets players duel on a plethora of devices, utilising both crossplay and cross-progression to master their decks. One of the best ways to build a deck, is by accessing the secret packs, which you need keys for. If you want a primer on the YuGiOh Master Duel keys, read on.

YuGiOh Master Duel Keys: What Are Keys For?

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Simply put, YuGiOh Master Duel keys are for unlocking temporary secret packs which can be bought from the in-game shop using gems. These packs allow you to build specific deck archetypes and gain cards that can be used in tandem with one another, allowing for more effective decks and playstyles. There is a whole list of the YuGiOh Master Duel secret packs, and unlocking keys is the only way to initially access them. How exactly do you acquire the keys needed to unlock these packs though?


YuGiOh Master Duel Keys: How To Acquire Keys?

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Keys can be acquired in a few different ways, and they will appear after you gain a new super rare or ultra-rare card. Each of the SR and UR cards corresponds to a certain secret pack archetype, so gaining a card, will give you a key that unlocks one of those packs. It doesn't matter how you earn the cards either. Opening the general packs in the store will slowly unlock more and more secret packs, and if you want to gain a specific pack, crafting an SR or UR card will also work. 

For example, if you were to craft or gain the Exodia The Forbidden One card, this would grant you a key that unlocks The Great Olds secret pack. You can also earn multiple keys in a single pack, and with eight cards in each pack, you can theoretically get a total of eight keys. It's worth remembering that secret packs only stick around for 24 hours, and once it's gone, you will need another key using the above methods to buy more.

That's all for our breakdown of the YuGiOh Master Duel keys, and now you should be familiar with what keys do and how to earn them.

We also have a guide to YuGiOh Master Duel crossplay if you want to play with others.


Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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