“Shadow Arena is a new mode that pits up to 50 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing. Players will start the match as a ‘Black Spirit’, a small flying specter that can then possess the bodies of one of the playable classes in Black Desert Online. For the Early Access version, the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight and Mystic will be available allowing participants to pick from nine different playstyles. By roaming the arena after finding their preferred class, players can gather skills, weapons, armor, accessories and special items such as flares, potions, traps and more. It will be essential for victory that players strategically acquire their skills and items to deal with the opposition.”
Today’s patch also adds some new hunting content for PvE players and tweaks the relatively new Archer in the original game too.
[📢 Notice 🛠] Due to technical issues, access to Marni's Secret Isle and Shadow Arena will be closed for further review.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
— Black Desert Online (@BDO_News) January 16, 2019