NPC dating has arrived in the Western version of Black Desert Online! Players can now express their affections toward their favorite NPCs. To win the heart of an NPC, a player must show affection and increase Amity through conversation or by giving gifts (Express Goodwill) to them. Gift giving consumes energy and upon reaching 1,000 Amity, the player can confess his or her feelings.
After some needed time to think over their received confessions, the NPC will decide on who becomes their lover. The relationship lasts for one week and the NPC may choose another lover when the week is over. If you keep the highest Amity, you can maintain your relationship with the NPC, but if not, the NPC may break up with you.
Microsoft has revealed at the Xbox E3 2018 press conference that the beta of Black Desert on Xbox One will begin in Fall 2018. The Xbox One version was initially planned to be released in the first half of 2018 as Black Desert publisher Pearl Abyss stated at the start of this year. At the time, it was also revealed that the Xbox One version will support 4K resolution.
Players are now able to sign up on the official Black Desert Xbox site for a chance to participate in the upcoming beta. Each Xbox account is eligible for only one beta key.
Watch the E3 2018 trailer below as well as the 4K trailer from last year which shows off some amazing environmental graphics and flashy combat skill animations.
Black Desert Online has released the awakening of Lahn, the latest playable class addition to the game. This is quite fast considering the Lahn was just released in the Western version on May 23rd. Players can now begin Lahn’s Awakening Quest if they have reached level 56 with their Lahn characters. The awakening will let Lahn players wield a pair of chained Crimson Glaives that can be used to perform a new skill called Soul Raid for pulling enemies closer. Lahn is also able to swiflty switch between awakening and pre-awakening skills for a broader set of combos.
Black Desert Online has a knack for IP restrictive region-based servers and now the Japanese version is breaking the habit by what seems to be a low-key invitation for the world’s Black Desert Online fans. A Twitter user by the name of mellopachi has tweeted a picture of an announcement slide for a non-IP restricted test server for the Japanese version of Black Desert Online.
This is from Black Desert Online’s 3rd Anniversary Party that took place on May 20, 2018 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (Tokyo, Japan). Extracted from the announcement image, we also know that players will receive a certain level of equipment that is prepared in advance to assist in testing, the pearl shop will be disabled, only Japanese language is supported and a bulletin board will be opened for posting feedback.
The latest and upcoming 16th class of Black Desert Online called Lahn has been added to the game’s character creation tool. Players can pre-create their characters’ looks before Lahn is released into the world of Black Desert on May 23rd. The new class utilizes dance-like combat movements to perform devastating mid-range AoE combos. Her Nimbus Stride skill allows her to glide through the air.
As far as the other classes are concerned, the Lahn update is accompanied by a long list of class changes, PvP changes and monster changes. Changes related to CC and knock-back have been applied to reduce the impact that server lag has on recovery speeds. You can read the full list of changes on Black Desert Online’s patch notes.
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Last Updated: May 15, 2018
The latest class addition to Black Desert Online named Lahn is coming to Western version in two weeks on May 23, 2018. With this update, the Western version will be fully caught up to the Korean version in terms of character availability. Pre-creation of Lahn characters will be available one week prior on May 16th.
The upcoming female class uses an exclusive new weapon type called the Crescent Pendulum which is a moon-shaped blade at the end of a very strong piece of cloth. The Lahn class utilizes dance-like combat movements to perform devastating mid-range AoE combos and her Nimbus Stride skill to glide through the air.
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Last Updated: April 11, 2018
Last month, fans and players from all across the globe had a chance to vote on the Global Top 10 designs for Black Desert Online‘s Costume Design Contest. The top #1 spot is claimed by an entry from Thailand called “JUNGLE TERROR” for the Berserker character.
The artist behind the entry will be receiving the grand-prize of $10,000 USD. Their design will also be made into an actual in-game costume in the Black Desert universe in the future. Of course, the developers will not take the exact design of the winning artist and make alterations to fit Black Desert’s aesthetics.
Laila the Fairy is coming to the Western version of Black Desert Online very soon after this week’s maintenance! The Fairy System is an assistance-based companion system that players will be able to obtain by completing a recurring quest. They can provide a variety of useful skills for traversing the world such as their ability to light dark areas as a functional lantern, auto-purification of water consumption, instant resurrection of a player without penalties and automatically using a potion on a character when HP is low.
Laila has 4 tiers and after every 10 levels, she gains a random new skill. To level her up, players must feed her equipment like Rocaba and Grunil or Sweet Honey Wine.