Black Desert Online is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) developed by Pearl Abyss and published on PC in 2015. The game was later brought to the Xbox One in 2019.
Black Desert differs from many other MMORPGs in that the combat of Black Desert is action-based and requires manual aiming like a third-person shooter. Skills can be activated through use of combos, dodging, and blocking.
The game also offers housing, fishing, farming, and trading systems as well as large PvP modes like siege and castle battles.
There is a mobile spin-off of Black Desert Online currently in development.
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games announced today that the new Guardian class in Black Desert Online will arrive in the game on January 22nd. The new class will be available for pre-creation so players that complete a questline in the pre-creation week can earn bonus in-game rewards. Like an exclusive horn the Guardian can use […]
Pearl Abyss revealed today that both the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Black Desert are getting a new character added to each version of the game. The Xbox One version will be getting the Kunoichi while the PS4 version will finally be getting the Valkyrie. On top of the PS4 news, players can get […]
Pearl Abyss has introduced a brand new class to Black Desert Online as players will now be able to take everyone on as the mighty Guardian. The character will be available on January 22nd with pre-registration being available on December 24th. This is essentially a badass woman fighter with a battleaxe that can wreck everything […]
Pearl Abyss has dropped a brand new update into the PS4 version of Black Desert today, bringing in an Awakening for the Mystic and Shai. The short version of this is that both characters are getting a bunch of new abilities and talents starting at Level 56. We have a rundown of what they will […]
It was a busy week for Pearl Abyss as they both launched Black Desert Mobile this week for iOS and Android, but added a new Xbox update. First off, Black Desert Mobile is a slimmed-down version of the game, as you will choose from one of five available character classes. You can pick Warrior, Witch, […]
Black Desert Online has officially jumped into the holiday spirit as Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have launched the Holiday Of Fortunes event. Starting today until the end of the month, you’ll see several chances to get exclusive items and participate in various activities. Most of it is basically playful gift-giving stuff, no major special […]
Pearl Abyss has been trying to catch the console versions of Black Desert up to the PC version, and that continues this week on the PS4. This morning the developers announced that two more character classes have been added to the PlayStation version with the Shai and the Mystic. Along with both classes, this latest […]
Pearl Abyss has a bit of a surprise today for Black Desert Online players as they are revamping the classes with new Succession Skills. Starting on December 4th, sixteen classes will be getting Succession Skills that will enhance your ability to do more with your characters and add a new dimension of gameplay. Succession Skills […]
PS4 owners of Black Desert are in for a treat as Pearl Abyss has released an exclusive DLC Legendary Itempack specific to the console. The pack will be available for purchase for a limited time through December 24th as a celebration of the holiday season. Those who purchase it, which you can do here, will […]
Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss announced today they have collaborated with Kentaru Muira (Studio Gaga) for a Berserk/Black Desert Online crossover. The event will take place starting today, November 20th, and run until December 6th. For that time you’ll be able to experience the grim fantasy of Berserk with new quests, bosses, and items in […]
The PS4 version of Black Desert just got two more classes with awakening skills as the Striker and Tamer are getting a boost in abilities. You can see the latest additions here along with some new additions to the game involving world bosses and fairy companions. Use your skills wisely on the battlefield! Striker Awakened […]
While we were at G-Star 2019 this week, we got to try out a demo at the Pearl Abyss booth for their upcoming game Shadow Arena. In case you’re not familiar with this one, this is basically the Black Desert version of a battle royale game. The demo we tried out had us pick one […]
This week, Pearl Abyss added two new classes to the roster of the PS4 version of Black Desert with the Tamer and the Striker. While both have been in the PC version for a while, this is their first introduction to their additions in the console. We have a little info on them below and […]
Pearl Abyss revealed today that they will be adding the Mystic class character to Black Desert for the Xbox One. For those of you who play other RPG systems, this is your Monk class as they are a straight-up fighter with few weapons to their name. You can read more below along with the trailer, […]
Pearl Abyss announced the latest addition coming to Black Desert Online for PC today as you’ll set sail for the Great Expedition. Basically, its time you got your sea legs as a character as you will head out onto the water, learn to man a boat, find new lands, work with the new Bartering system, […]
Pearl Abyss is giving Black Desert for the PS4 another free update as you’ll now have to contend with the desert dragon world boss, Nouver. You can read the details here as the dragon and new items will be thrown into the game today, giving you a chance to level up while also fighting a […]
Pearl Abyss has added a new update to Black Desert for the Xbox One as the Tamer class will be making its first appearance in the game. This is about as close to mixing a rogue with a ranger as you can get in the game, as you have some powerful combat skills along with […]
This morning, Pearl Abyss announced that they would be sending out the second major update to the PS4 version of Black Desert. We have the full details for you here, as well as three new trailers showing off the new additions to the game. The short version is that a new Awakening feature is being […]
Pearl Abyss has announced this week that the Season Of The Hunt will return to Black Desert Online this year, kicking off on September 25th. We have the full list of events for you here as you’ll be able to take part in a couple of boost events, special challenges, drop events, and events tied […]
A couple of weeks ago, Pearl Abyss released a trailer for Black Desert on PS4 featuring Megan Fox driving a car in a desert. Yeah, that’s real. In case you missed it, you can read up about it here. But the shorthand version is that Megan Fox is driving in a car in the desert, […]