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Black Desert Online

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Release Date: Aug. 22, 2019

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'Black Desert' (ALL) Goes Open Beta On PS4 - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2019 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT

Black Desert is an open-world action MMORPG with next-generation visuals and skill-based combat that rejuvenates the genre.

With the deepest character customization of any game currently on the market, Black Desert allows for unprecedented detail in character creation. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will enthrall both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs.

Travel through the lands in search of treasure and adventure or become one of the top craftsmen in the land. Set up trade routes and breed horses or compete against other guilds in epic siege warfare.

Black Desert on PS4 is now available to download and play for free in Open Beta through August 13!

Become your true self in the Open Beta, available to all players without a PlayStation®Plus subscription required:

  • Explore the lands of Serendia, Balenos and Calpheon with six character classes, including the Warrior, Sorceress, Ranger, Berserker, Wizard and Witch. 
  • Adventurers can create their ideal characters through the robust customization tool, embarking on a journey to reach a maximum level of 50.
  • Participate in GM events within the world such as cart racing, fishing, and hide-n-seek for a chance to win exclusive prizes and content.
  • Downloading the Open Beta rewards players with the exclusive Sky Hawk pet when Black Desert launches on August 22, which can loot items, increases Knowledge Gain Chance and finds rare monsters.

Boasting next-generation visuals and skill-based, real-time combat, the gameplay has been optimized for responsive controls on PS4. With 4K resolution support for PS4 Pro, experience stunning visual environments in a player-driven economy and an expansive, living world. 

Black Desert is available for pre-order with Standard ($29.99 USD), Deluxe ($49.99 USD) and Ultimate ($99.99 USD) Editions, which offer various in-game rewards. Deluxe and Ultimate Editions allow 48-hour early access to the full game. PlayStation Plus members receive a 10% discount on all pre-order editions.

Key Features

  • A beautifully designed open world that’s as expansive as it is alive
  • Heart-pounding skill-based combat
  • Unprecedented character customization with incredible detail
  • Crisp next-generation graphics
  • Extensive open world PvP modes (Arena mode, guild vs guild, node wars, castle siege, and more)
  • Engaging story with deep lore and epic quests
  • Unique farming system - grow and perfect your crops
  • A personalized stable - catch, tame, and breed wild horses
  • Deep crafting, housing, fishing, hunting, and alchemy systems
  • Intuitive action gameplay complete with gamepad support

Get a free 7-day trial for Black Desert Online (PC) here.

Black Desert is currently available on Xbox One and PC (known as Black Desert Online), coming to PS4 on August 22, 2019.

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