The Xbox One version of the popular sandbox action MMORPG Black Desert Online has entered open beta testing and will be available until November 12th. Participants who play during the launch day are eligible to receive launch day rewards. This beta is restricted to only North American regions (U.S.A. Canada, Mexico).
The Xbox One version of Black Desert is finally set to begin its open beta phase very soon. Pearl Abyss has started sending out emails to those who are registered to play notifying that the game will be ready at 12:00 AM PST on November 8th.
The classes that will be made available in this beta phase are Berzerker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Wizard and Witch. Pearl Abyss reminds players that there is no NDA and so feel free to share as much content from the game.
Black Desert Online is offering a chance for free-trial players to earn a free copy of the game. Those who complete the new 7-day Trial Challenge by October 17th will have their 7-day trials changed to Starter’s Packages that is $9.99 in value. What has to be done to achieve permanent access? Players need only to reach level 56 and complete their characters’ awakening quests.
Veterans inform us that completing the challenge can take as short as a day or two, so sign up now and join the preparation to explore the upcoming Drieghan content expansion in November. Visit the official Black Desert Online site for more information and to participate in the trial challenge.
Black Desert Online will launch its latest free major content expansion called Drieghan: The Heritage of Sherekhan on November 14th. Players can look forward to new story-based content about the cursed Sherekhan tribe, mountainous and swampy new locations to take on, a large red dragon boss named Garmoth and more.
GameNet has announced that Pearl Abyss will take over the publishing duties for Black Desert Online in Russia starting on October 12th. A contract between current publisher GameNet and developer Pearl Abyss was not successfully made for GameNet to continue providing Black Desert services to Russian players.
Steps are being made to ensure that all accounts and characters can be transferred without issues, but accounts will not be transferred automatically. Players will be able to transfer via a new Russian website by Pearl Abyss. It’s also been clarified that the Russian servers will not merge with European servers.
Action combat is a type of combat mode that allows players to manually utilize complex movements like dodging, evading and pointing to hit to their advantage in combat scenarios. As opposed to tab-target combat, action combat generally requires a players to trigger their skills within an opponent’s hit-box in order for attacks, buffs or heals to successfully land. It is also common for enemies to have advanced movements like flying, dashing, grabbing and jumping. Here is a list of the top MMORPGs with impressive action combat.
We are listing these games based on release dates in descending order. This is an on-going list that will be updated when a new impressive action combat MMORPG reveals itself.
Pearl Abyss held the long awaited showcase of the remastered Black Desert Online on August 11th. The event showed graphical enhancements, new music, new UI, a new territory called Ordillta, a new hunting mode, improvements to the story, a new playable class, changes to leveling up and more. Black Desert’s lead graphics programmer talked about changes to physical based rendering, lighting and ocean rendering.
The updates that were announced during the showcase event are based on the Korean version of Black Desert and may be different in other versions. Black Desert: Remastered launches today for users of the Global Lab Testing server and will be patched in to the live server on August 22nd.
Check out the video below for a preview of the improvements. For more information, visit the official Black Desert Online forums.
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.