Black Desert Available To Xbox Game Pass Users On May 9th

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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.

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Black Desert Online Is Getting Rid Of Battle Royale Mode: Shadow Arena On April 10th

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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.

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Black Desert on Xbox One Will Get Four New Classes On April 3rd

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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.

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Black Desert Mobile Release Dates – Korea, Taiwan, North America/Europe & Global English Alpha, Beta, Early Access, & Launch Schedules

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Below are the known released dates for Black Desert Mobile, the new mobile action MMORPG created by Pearl Abyss.

StagePhaseDate
Black Desert Mobile Korean BetasClosed BetaFebruary 9, 2018
Black Desert Mobile Korean Live LaunchLive LaunchFebruary 28, 2018
Black Desert Mobile Taiwanese LaunchLive LaunchAugust 29, 2018
Black Desert Mobile English/Western (NA/EU/Global) BetasNorth America/European BetasFirst half of 2019
North America/European Live LaunchFirst half of 2019

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CCP Games Will Launch A Korean Version Of Space MMO EVE Online – Release Date Is Aimed To Be In Q4 2019

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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.

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Test Out High Level “Trial Characters” In Black Desert Online

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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.

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Final Black Desert Xbox One Open Beta Starts On February 14th Before Launching In March

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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.

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