Apparently Black Desert wasn’t content with a PC patch and PS4 launch this week: It’s just announced new features coming to the game, and this update’s going to make lifeskillers particularly happy. “Today Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games announced that Black Desert Online will be updated with a new Life Skill Mastery system,” the studios write. “This long-awaited feature will be rolled out over the course of several weeks starting the 4th of September.”Life skills, MMO players will recall, aren’t just gathering and crafting skills; they also include things like trading and sailing. Basically, it’s almost everything in the game outside of being a pure murderhobo.
“Life Skill Mastery will extend the depth of the exciting Life Skill-related content by adding a new value to current Life contents. Life Skill Mastery will depend on a character’s Life Skill Level. Hence, the higher the Life Skill Level, the larger the Life Skill Mastery will be. Adventurers can further enhance their character’s Life Skill Mastery by using Life Skill accessories and Gears that will be newly added along with the update. Three different grades of Life Skill items will be added successively, allowing adventurers to enjoy a variety of benefits that they could not experience before. Based on the Life Skill Mastery achieved, productivity can be increased through mass processing, and adventurers will be able to obtain higher and more valuable rewards through activities such as Gathering and Fishing.”