Konami Digital Entertainment did release Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel as one of the free-to-play digital collectible anime strategic card games earlier in 2022. It’s based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game and available for Windows, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Android, and iOS platforms. Though players are enjoying the game so much, some unfortunate players are facing the Yu Gi Oh Master Duel No Response From Game Server error.
According to multiple reports on Reddit and Steam Community, it seems that Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is having some issues with the server connectivity. Whenever players are trying to get into the server, they’re getting an error message such as ‘No response to the game servers’. Well, this specific error message might happen due to the overloaded number of active players once at a time which puts an additional load on the game servers most of the time.
How to Fix Yu Gi Oh Master Duel No Response From Game Server
Some players are also claiming that plenty of other players are quitting as soon as they fail to flip a coin to go first in the game which can cause the server connectivity error on the PC. However, there is no specific reason available yet behind such an issue, and Konami hasn’t officially announced anything about it. Fortunately, if you’re one of the victims to encounter the same issue on your PC then make sure to follow some workarounds below to fix it.
1. Check the Server Status
Sometimes issues with the game server might cause connectivity glitches depending on the region or specific timing. If there is an issue with the server, you may experience game loading or matchmaking issues whatsoever. At the time of writing this article, we can see that there is an issue with the server connectivity and login in terms of the last 24 hours. You can also take a quick look at the third-party OutageDown webpage for the same.
Additionally, you can go to the Steam client > Click on Library > Click on Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel > Go to Community Hub > Click on News to get the server and latest updates regarding info. You can also follow the official @YGOMasterDuel Twitter page to get real-time updates and info.
2. Check Your Internet Connection
You should check out your internet connection properly before getting into the next methods because a poor or unstable internet network can eventually trouble you a lot. It’s always recommended to check for the internet connection at your end by playing any other online video game or streaming content online using the same network. Additionally, you can try switching to Wi-Fi from ethernet or vice versa to cross-check the issue.
In some cases, there might be an issue with the Wi-Fi router. Make sure to power cycle your router to clear out networking glitches. To do so, power off the router > Unplug the power cable and adapter > Wait for around a few minutes and then plug back the cable in > Power on the router to check for the issue. Try using a different internet connection or the mobile data hotspot to check the same.
3. Update Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
The chances are high that somehow your Yu Gi Oh Master Duel game becomes outdated on your PC which may trouble you a lot. You can follow the steps below to check for available updates and install the latest version.
- Open Steam > Go to Library.
- Click on Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel from the left pane.
- It’ll automatically search for the available update. If so, click on Update.
- Wait for some time to complete the update process.
- Once done, ensure to close the Steam client.
- Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes.
4. Run the Game as an Administrator
Ensure to run the game exe application file as an administrator on your PC to allow the admin access to the system. Otheriwse, your system and the user account control (UAC) might not run the game properly due to the unauthorized access. You can follow the steps below to do so:
- Right-click on Yu Gi Oh Master Duel exe application file.
- Click on Properties > Go to the Compatibility tab.
- Select the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to enable it.
- Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.
You should also do the same steps for the Steam client.
5. Turn Off Windows Firewall and Antivirus
It’s possible that your Windows Firewall and the antivirus protection software working aggressively to block ongoing connections of the game files. Even if you’re not using any antivirus software, the default Windows Defender program will do the same in the background. If in case, you haven’t noticed it yet, make sure to follow the steps below to properly disable the firewall and antivirus software.
- Click on the Start Menu > Type firewall.
- Select Windows Defender Firewall from the search result.
- Click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off from the left pane.
- A new page will open > Select Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended). [Select for both the Private & Public Network Settings]
- Now, click on OK to save changes.
- Once done, restart your PC to apply changes.
If the problem is still bothering you then you should follow the steps below to manually turn off the Windows Security protection too.
- Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
- Click on Update & Security > Click on Windows Security from the left pane.
- Now, click on Open Windows Security.
- Go to Virus & threat protection > Click on Manage settings.
- Just turn off the Real-time protection toggle.
- If prompted, click on Yes to proceed further.
- Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.
6. Verify and Repair Game Files
You should verify and repair the installed game files on your PC to check if there is an issue with the game files or not. Sometimes the game files may become corrupted or missing unexpectedly which can cause game launching, graphical glitches, stutters, frame drops, server connectivity issues, and more. You can follow the steps below to fix such an issue in most cases.
- Launch Steam > Click on Library.
- Right-click on Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel from the list of installed games.
- Click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
- Select Verify Integrity of Game Files.
- You’ll need to wait for the repairing process until it’s completed.
- Finally, reboot the PC to apply changes, and check for the issue again.
7. Try Playing in Off-Peak Timing
Make sure to play the game during the off-peak timing according to your region and timezone because the chances are high that an overloaded number of active players are trying to get into the game server at the same time. It might trigger a server outage or extra pressure on the servers to work properly.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.