“Today Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced a host of celebratory events to mark the 3rd year anniversary of Black Desert Online in the West. Secondly, Black Desert Online’s Battle Royale mode named Shadow Arena exits early access with new content, modes, and exciting rewards that will enthrall the community. […] To celebrate the 3rd anniversary, everyone is invited between the 27th of February and the 13th of March to try out this new Battle Royale experience for free [through the official site, not Steam]. Contestants who are skilled enough to slay 5 players during the event period will be rewarded with a copy of the game ($9.99/€9.99 value).”
Newbies can just roll trial accounts, but if you’ve got an old expired trial account for the game, you’ll find it’s been reactivated for this event through March 13th.
Not only is Shadow Arena launching, but it’s launching with new content too, including four new bosses dispensing gear if you beat ’em, new bonus missions, and a new practice match. Regular-flavor BDO players will find the game updated today with a new attendance event doling out a tier-8 horse, a new special event quest with a +15 Cliff’s weapon, and a new card collecting game.
In meta news, Massively OP is hiring for a Black Desert columnist, so if you’re reading this in late February/early March 2019 and thinking, Hey, I could write a long-form column on Black Desert!, then give it a look!
The hype is still coming on the Xbox version of the game, which is slated for launch next week on March 4th. Here’s the latest video!
We don’t just say “Become Your True Self” for nothing. Check out our latest video of #BlackDesert on #XboxOne for a taste of what our character customization tool can do! Featuring footage from @Morrolantv pic.twitter.com/f1kcxZfS4j
— Black Desert for Xbox One (@PlayBlackDesert) February 26, 2019
Finally, over on the mobile side of things, Korean players will tomorrow see the rollout of three succession classes in time for that edition’s first anniversary.