Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has been a hit for Konami, though it's now suffering for that success. Konami has confirmed that due to a sharp increase in players, Master Duel's planning to limit log-ins for the XYZ Festival.
Spotted by The Gamer, many fans have been unable to access Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel and its XYZ Festival entirely. Players trying to log-in to the game get a message about a “surge in access,” creating a wait reminiscent of Final Fantasy XIV's recent servers issues.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Limits Log-Ins After XYZ Festival Causes “Surge in Access”
Compounding these issues, Xbox Support confirmed that matchmaking issues are affecting the Xbox versions of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel. Considering the game allows for cross-platform multiplayer and cross-progression, this shouldn’t be a huge problem for players, but it’s still unfortunate.
No timetable for fixing these log-in issues has been revealed yet, though we'll keep you informed as we hear more.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a free-to-play game (with in-game purchases) and available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices. We've got a rundown on the best decks, packs, and available codes too.