The Bonus 1.5 XP event is this week in Duel Links. Here are some tips to help you get a ton of experience points!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Bonus EXP Event Guide: Tips for Grinding the Most Experience

The Bonus 1.5 XP event is this week in Duel Links. Here are some tips to help you get a ton of experience points!

This week, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links sees the return of Yami Bakura in Duel World, the release of the new “Chaotic Compliance” booster pack, and a week-long 1.5x bonus experience event.

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If you’re looking to grind through some levels, now is the time to do it. If you need a little extra help making the most of this week’s event, here are some of the best ways you can level your characters fast and get more rewards while it’s still happening. 

Don’t Surrender

This is the best advice any Duel Links player can give. No matter how badly you’re losing, no matter how it makes you feel, do not give up the duel. If you lose you still get experience — just less than what you would have if you won. But if you surrender you get absolutely no experience.

Remember: Yugi only ever surrendered twice. Both times in duels which he could have won easily. Don’t be like Yugi; take the loss and try again when you feel more confident.

Duel the Vagabond

The Vagabond is a great resource for farming experience. Not only does he provide a hefty amount, but he also provides extra challenge for those who feel the Legendary Duelists and other characters in Duel World just aren’t cutting it.

Make sure to always challenge your friends when he asks you to so you can duel against him more times per day. (As long as some of your friends send a challenge back, of course.)

Gather Keys

Keys allows you to duel Legendary Duelists at the Duel Gate, and can be won from winning duels. Keys are also often found lying on the ground for you to pick up. Make sure to pick up any exclamation point you see on the ground so you can amass a number of differently colored keys. It’s always better to have too many keys than not have enough.

Duel The Strongest Version of Each Duelist

Depending on your stage level, the strongest duelists available at the gate may be level 30, 40, or 50. Always make sure to play against the highest level duelists you can, whether that be through the gate or Duel World.  

If you’re having trouble, it’s probably a good idea to bump down to the next strongest version of that duelist until you feel confident enough to take on the highest level version.

With Yami Bakura making a return, alongside The Vagabond and plenty of other characters you can play against, this week’s event is a great chance to level up (and maybe even max out) some of your characters. The bonus experience will also be able to help you obtain character rewards — like gems, deck boxes, and exclusive cards — much faster.

This may be the only bonus experience event we’ll see for a while, so make sure to rack up plenty of points this week. And if you need help facing down the returning enemy during this 1.5x EXP weekend, we’ve got a guide to beating Yami Bakura to help you out!

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