Just a couple of days after a Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel exploit started to emerge that causes players to have a near-automatic win off the coin flip, news came out that there is another that can make players automatically lose.
Social media posts on Twitter and even Reddit posts has popped up over the past couple of days outlining a hack that allows a player using it to force the opposing player to surrender the duel at any time. The issue comes without warning with no way for players to avoid it. In addition to the hack existing, according to a Reddit post made by user “R31lent1ess,” the exploit is easily obtainable via a Google search. The cheat has had multiple reports pop up from various sources including other Reddit posts, Twitter posts and YouTube videos.
What the Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel hack entails
The cheat engine doesn’t only just make opposing players surrender duels. According to this Github.com link, the engine tools also allow players to bot solo duels for experience; instantly win in story mode; set life points to any amount; reveal all cards in decks, field and hand; make the game go faster via a speed hack; get any Royal or Glossy finish card in the game via a card rarity mod; and avoid losses via a disconnect duel function. And yes, there’s more.
Hey @YGOMasterDuel there is a pretty alarming surge of exploiting happening confirmed by multiple cases and sources. We'd really appreciate you look into this https://t.co/5wJDHTezHK
— Farfa (@FarfaYGO) February 9, 2022
Konami, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, has not yet publicly responded to the cheat engine or commented on its impact on the game. Using hacks and exploits, however, does fall against Konami’s terms of service, which means players caught using these cheat engines and exploits are subject to account termination and loss of license by Konami.
Some of the game’s most influential content creators are pleading to developer Konami on social media to look into these incidents, and some players are boycotting playing altogether until the issues are fixed.