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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) PS4 Content Update Adds New Characters, Modes & More

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2019 @ 9:36 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.

Two weeks after the launch of Black Desert on PS4, Pearl Abyss announced that the first major update is now available as a free update. The open-world action MMORPG introduces two new character classes, two large-scale PvP feature modes, and a monstrous world boss for adventurers to defeat.

The two new character classes, Musa and Dark Knight, provide unique combat opportunities and stunning character design. Each character is built with different backgrounds and motivations for exploring the world of Black Desert:

  • Dark Knight: Dark Knight wields the beautiful but lethal Kriegsmesser and burns through nature’s energy to amplify her power. Using a variety of ranged magical skills, Dark Knight can confuse her enemies and create opportunities for a deadly combo of attacks.
  • Musa: Musa uses a variety of oriental martial arts, focusing mainly on sword skills and his horn bow. Expert swordsmanship allows Musa to unleash quick and deadly combos, making him an incredibly formidable adversary.

Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption, has arrived as the new world boss within the world of Black Desert. Sealed within a shrine in Serendia centuries ago by sacred magic, a suspicious group is now attempting his resurrection. Those adventurers who defeat Kzarka have a chance of receiving yellow grade primary weapons.

One of the most beloved features of Black Desert, Node Wars, is now available as a weekly event and allows Guilds to engage in strategic combat over specific node locations until only one victor remains. Supporting 25 - 100 players, the victorious Guild will receive gold from part of the worldwide tax collection for the occupied node for that week.

In addition, guilds can participate in Conquest Wars, a weekly PvP mode that is larger in scale than Node Wars. Players are challenged with controlling the Balenos and Serendia territories by building Command Posts and defending their regions until there is just one Guild left standing. The victors can claim both the Balenos and Serendia territories, and will be awarded taxes from the entire region for that week. 

"We are very excited to provide this massive content update to our players on PlayStation 4 so soon after launch. They can now enjoy the new character classes, PvP modes and world boss with 20 million other players all around the world,” said Robin Jung, Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Abyss.

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 PS4, Xbox One and PC (known as Black Desert Online).


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