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.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Black Desert will be getting a double update today in the form of the Nova succession and awakening. These new updates will change how the new class plays and make her even stronger throughout the game. The awakening gives Nova a new weapon, Sting, which according to the […]
Over the weekend, Pearl Abyss revealed that they have officially taken over the publishing duties for Black Desert Online on PC. During the Calphe:ON Ball stream, the company confirmed they will take over the publishing side from Kakao Games and will consolidate both that and the development of Black Desert Online starting February 24th, 2021. The […]
Pearl Abyss dropped a new update into Black Desert for PS4 and Xbox One today as the Guardian class has officially come to the game. The character operates much the same as she does on PC, dawning a great battleax and a hefty shield that make them the perfect taking character for any situation. The […]
Pearl Abyss revealed their Halloween event on mobile earlier this week, and now we know what's going on in Black Desert proper. As you might suspect, it a lot like the mobile version but with some changes. Yes, all of the downs are decked out in Halloween gear and whatnot, so basically you're visiting a […]
Pearl Abyss revealed details for the Guardian class pre-creation and Succession expansion coming to both console versions of Black Desert. Succession skill system to four additional classes with the Musa, Wizard, Witch and Dark Knight. The devs also revealed pre-creation, which allows players to design their characters early in exchange for rewards. This is now […]
Pearl Abyss has brought a new update to Black Desert on both the PS4 and Xbox One, as players can take part in Succession. If you're not familiar with this in the game, this will gives you the ability to lay down your Awakening weapon and take up your original weapon now bestowed with new […]
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games revealed today that a new massive free content update is coming to Black Desert Online with the O'dyllita Region. The content will officially be added to the game on October 7th, and with it comes a new quest as you search for a valuable new armor set, while also having […]
Some cool news for Black Desert players as the Hashashin class' awakening is now on both the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. As the 20th class for the MMORPG, they have the ability to manipulate the power of sand with the power of the Valencian god Aal. They can evade enemies via […]
Netflix and Pearl Abyss revealed today that there's a bunch of new content in Black Desert as they have a crossover event with Cursed. For a short time, players can take on a Cursed-themed questline focused on Nimue and the fearsome Red Paladins. The group has been mysteriously transported to the world of Black Desert, and now […]
Pearl Abyss launched a new event into Black Desert this week as they have a new character class for you to play as in the Hashashin. Xbox One and PS4 players will be able to play as the 19th character, which is a warrior with the power of a Valencian god. Accord to the devs, […]
Pearl Abyss announced a new feature being added to Black Desert Online as the musically inclined can take advantage of Compose and Play. The new feature will allow you to go into the game and compose your own music to any character you so desire using a number of tools. Essentially giving your character their […]
This morning, Pearl Abyss launched a new update for Black Desert on consoles, as you will now see The Return Of Garmoth. The latest update for the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game will have players dealing with one of the greatest challenges to date. As everyone will now witness the return of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]