Pearl Abyss has announced that Xbox Game Pass users will be able to join in on the exploration of Black Desert’s Xbox version on May 9th. Game Pass members will be able to jump into the game and choose from 10 unique classes and explore the region of Valencia. They will also be able to purchase Black Desert with a 20% discount on all edition bundles of the game and get a 10% discount on all in-game consumables.
There’s a new ride blazing through Black Desert Online. Kakao Games has announced that Doom, the fiery Dream Horse is finally coming, but obtaining Doom will be a true achievement for any veteran player. The new mount is the fastest and strongest among the currently available Dream Horses.
Pearl Abyss has announced that Black Desert Mobile will release the graceful Maehwa character on April 17th. The Maehwa is the female counterpart of the Musa. The female sword-wielder class specializes in weaving in and out of fights. She is known for being able to easily lock down single opponents in PvP.
The team behind Black Desert Online has announced that the game’s ‘Shadow Arena’, its first and only Battle Royale Mode will be taken down on April 10th. The short-lived PvP mode was first introduced back in January and had originally been planned to have continuous updates to keep it fresh and enjoyable.
The team states that the focus on new updates was deviating from their original direction partly due to the time being put on developing the Shadow Arena mode. Closing Shadow Arena was ultimately the option chosen instead of making partial improvements.
Four new classes are set to be added to Black Desert on Xbox One. On April 3rd, players will be able to play as the Dark Knight, Striker, Lahn and Musa. The preview video below has been released with the announcement.
On top of the four new classes, the Xbox version’s roadmap shows that world bosses, node & siege wars, the Kamasylvia, Valendia & Mediah regions, absolute skills, and awakenings are expected to be added in the first half of 2019. For more information, visit the official Black Desert Xbox site.
Black Desert Mobile Release Dates – Korea, Taiwan, North America/Europe & Global English Alpha, Beta, Early Access, & Launch Schedules
|Black Desert Mobile Korean Betas||Closed Beta||February 9, 2018|
|Black Desert Mobile Korean Live Launch||Live Launch||February 28, 2018|
|Black Desert Mobile Taiwanese Launch||Live Launch||August 29, 2018|
|Black Desert Mobile English/Western (NA/EU/Global) Betas||North America/European Betas||First half of 2019|
|North America/European Live Launch||First half of 2019|
CCP Games Will Launch A Korean Version Of Space MMO EVE Online – Release Date Is Aimed To Be In Q4 2019
In the fall of 2018, Pearl Abyss, makers of Black Desert games acquired CCP Games, the Icelandic developing company behind the space-based sandbox MMORPG EVE Online. Now it has been officially announced that a Korean-localized version of EVE Online will launch in Q4 2019 (fourth quarter)! Players from the Republic of Korea will be joining the global EVE Online community. More information will be sent out as we get closer to a release date.
With the acquisition of CCP Games, the launch of Black Desert on Xbox One for North America and Europe, and the planned global release of Black Desert Mobile in the first half 2019, Pearl Abyss’ global reach is growing steadily.
Getting to level 60 can take a long time in Black Desert Online. Starting now, a new feature will allow people to test out several different “Trial Characters” at Level 60 with 4,000 Skill Points available. A maximum of three Trial Character slots are available, but you can delete and create more new characters if you run out of slots. The characters can be tested in the Battle Arena, Arena of Arsha, Savage Rift, and Red Battlefield.
The Xbox One version of Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert will launch its final open beta testing on February 14th. Testing will last for three days until February 17th. The open beta will be available to everyone in North America and Europe with an Xbox Live Gold account. The game will fully launch on the Microsoft Store on March 4th. In celebration of the last beta, a new trailer showing off some in-game cinematics and gameplay clips.
Black Desert on Xbox One is not played in the same world as the popular PC version Black Desert Online. The console version has been customized for the console with a newly revised in-game main story, a better “Action Mode”, and more. For more information, visit the official Black Desert Xbox site. You can purchase one of the game’s three tiers of pre-orders from there as well.