Announced in-game on the 29th of January, plans for future updates for February have been released! Along with some details of what's to come for March as well.
It's time for the "Chazz-A-Thon"!
There will be a Chazz Princeton event starting from Feb 5 - Feb 13. Coming with new exclusive card rewards, Chazz will be taking center stage with a message saying "No more Ojamas!"
KC Cup Announcement
Another KC Cup event will be held again this February, starting from 8th - 19th. It will be divided into two stages like the previous KC Cups, and the second stage will start on the 16th - 19th.
Card Sleeves/Game Mats will be sold at the Shop
Card Sleeves/Game Mats previously given away as Rewards will be able to be purchased at the Shop! There will also be a new Card Sleeves/Game Mats featuring "a certain beloved monster", as stated in the in-game announcement.
Return of Espa Roba
Espa Roba will be making an appearance in the game again this mid February. There will be new card rewards added for players that farmed the previous Espa Roba.
Both Bonz and Mokuba will be a permanent character in the Gate. Available for all players to farm, and for new players to be able to unlock them as playable characters. Mokuba can be unlocked as a playable character by completing Bingo Missions. Check the mission banner in Duel World when it arrives.
Return of Dr. Crowler
Dr. Crowler will be returning to Duel Links in Mid February. He will also have new card Rewards, and can be unlocked as playable character for new players who have yet to obtain him.
New event: "Duel Island"
There will be a completely new event planned for late February called "Duel Island!" Eliminate Duelists' Decks from around the world!
The only reveal written on the announcement is that a new character will be coming to Duel Links this early March, with the only hint being "Hey guys, wait up for me!"
Before: When a player's signal is lost after finding an opponent, the Duel Result screen is immediately displayed and the Duel is counted as a loss.
After: When a player's signal is lost after finding an opponent, the Duel will be counted as a draw.
Before: A communication error occurs when the outcome of the Duel is determined.
After: Since this is due to a signal loss on the opponent's side, the player who remains will be able to see the Duel through to the end.
Before: After winning a Duel, if you remain on the victory screen for too long, it is counted as a loss.
After: Duels will now be counted as a victory immediately when the victory message appears.
Coutermeasures against the use of cheat tools that reveal the opponent's set cards and hand.
The ability to surrender during your opponent's turn.
The ability to report players after a Duel.
The ability to mute your opponent's taunts.
An icon that appears when your opponent has disconnected and is trying to reconnect will be added.
Since the other link I found for the datamine character list doesn't work, here is one that does, along with the screenshot for easier viewing out of a comment list: https://i.redd.it/0gg2swdnp8h01.png
(continued): The full list on the link also includes Solomon with the older characters.
Valencia 4hour ago
I found this (Xof datamine) on the reddit site (works better if you can go to the page immediately): https://www.reddit.com/rDuelLinks/comments/7yqhkv/character_list_confirms_marik_tristan_atticus/ Hopefully, this will clear up any confusion (or maybe I should say delusions) about Panik or more of Marik's higher-ranking rare hunters being added to the game right now.
My predictions for February 2019, probably my last one before we get next month's events:
Obtain a Legendary Duelist
A new character will become available in Duel World!"
"I am no pushover, especially not before I outgrew my teddy bear!"
A new character is coming to Duel Links!
A certain Legendary Duelist will appear in Duel World!
"It is my solemn duty to watch over New Domino City,"
Event Exclusive Legendary Duelists are Coming to the Gate!
Both new players and players who missed out on unlocking the event exclusive Legendary Duelists before will now be able to challenge and unlock them at the Gate!
The next addition to the gate will be Marik Ishtar!
In addition, more event exclusive Legendary Duelists will be added in the future.
Further details will be revealed in upcoming notifications.
Obtain a Legendary Duelist
Unlock Leon Von Schroeder in Duel-A-Thon!
"My Once Upon A Time has just begun!"
New Event: "The Vaganond Special"
The Vagabond will be more challenging with new card Rewards!