Black Desert Online

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.


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"Black Desert" Adds The New Region Drieghan Today

Those of you looking for a new area to explore in Black Desert have just gotten your wish, as Pearl Abyss has added the new Drieghan region today. This region, as the devs have put it, is basically the realm of dragons. But it contains a society that is actually pretty killer as they live […]

New Maehwa Character Class Added To "Black Desert" On Console

New Maehwa Character Class Added To "Black Desert" On Console

Pearl Abyss released a new update today for Black Desert on PS4 and Xbox One, as players now have access to the awesome Maehwa character class. This character has more of an elegant fighter touch, kind of like a fencer, but with quick speed skills and short blade abilities. You can read more about the […]

"Black Desert" Cross-Play Is Live On PS4 & Xbox One

"Black Desert" Cross-Play Is Live On PS4 & Xbox One

Another sign of the pending apocalypse as Sony and Microsoft work together on another game. Black Desert players can now cross-play together. The official launch of the feature will be on March 8th, but it is specific to each region. So North American players can only play with those in North America and so on. […]

"Black Desert Online" Announces A Free Update Coming In 2020

"Black Desert Online" Announces A Free Update Coming In 2020

Pearl Abyss announced this week that there's a new update coming to Black Desert Online which will be implemented sometime this year. The devs will be opening up a new area called O'dyllita, which will apparently be a large and expansive area with a ton of new content. While the company boasted more challenges and […]

You Can Get "Black Desert Online" On Steam For Free Until Monday

You Can Get "Black Desert Online" On Steam For Free Until Monday

Some cool news for those of you who would like to try out Black Desert Online as Pearl Abyss has made the game free on Steam. If there was ever a time to jump on it, this is the time, as all of the content for the game appears on the PC version first long […]

"Black Desert Mobile" Receives The Ascension Update

Pearl Abyss has given Black Desert Mobile a brand new update this week as players now have access to the class ascension system. If you've never used this system before, it basically allows you to unlock powerful new skills for your character the same way weapons do. You have to reach Level 60 to ascend […]

"Black Desert" On PS4 & Xbox One To Receive Cross-Play Support

"Black Desert" On PS4 & Xbox One To Receive Cross-Play Support

Pearl Abyss has some good news for PS4 and Xbox One players on Black Desert as the game will soon be getting cross-play support. The company didn't really go into any details about the situation, simply releasing a brand new trailer and a brief alert that the changes would be coming on March 4th, 2020. […]

Kunoichi Comes To The PS4 Version Of "Black Desert"

Kunoichi Comes To The PS4 Version Of "Black Desert"

Pearl Abyss has officially added the Kunoichi to the PS4 version of Black Desert, while also invoking the awakening of the character on Xbox One. For PS4 players, you'll be able to strike fast and essentially be a flassh assassin of sorts with this new character choice. Meanwhile, over on Xbox, reaching Level 56 with […]

The Guardian Class Comes To "Black Desert Online" Next Week

The Guardian Class Comes To "Black Desert Online" Next Week

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 […]

Both Console Versions Of "Black Desert" Are Getting New Characters

Both Console Versions Of "Black Desert" Are Getting New Characters

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 […]

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Pearl Abyss Introduces The Guardian Class Into "Black Desert Online"

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 […]

"Black Desert" For PS4 Receives A Free Awakening Update

"Black Desert" For PS4 Receives A Free Awakening Update

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 […]

Pearl Abyss Launches "Black Desert Mobile" & Xbox Updates

Pearl Abyss Launches "Black Desert Mobile" & Xbox Updates

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" Kicks Off The "Holiday Of Fortunes"

"Black Desert Online" Kicks Off The "Holiday Of Fortunes"

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 […]

Two More Character Classes Head To "Black Desert" For PS4

Two More Character Classes Head To "Black Desert" For PS4

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 […]

"Black Desert Online" Revamps Classes With Succession Skills

"Black Desert Online" Revamps Classes With Succession Skills

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 […]

"Black Desert" For PS4 Gets An Exclusive DLC Itempack

"Black Desert" For PS4 Gets An Exclusive DLC Itempack

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 […]

"Black Desert Online" Launches Crossover Event With "Berserk"

"Black Desert Online" Launches Crossover Event With "Berserk"

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 […]

"Black Desert" On PS4 Gets New Awakened Skills For Striker & Tamer

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 […]

We Tried Out "Shadow Arena" From Pearl Abyss At G-Star 2019

We Tried Out "Shadow Arena" From Pearl Abyss At G-Star 2019

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 […]