Black Desert previews succession skills, begins new Mysterious Knight event

Plus an update on Xbox One and DLC for PS4


Black Desert isn’t letting a little thing like Thanksgiving and Black Friday get in the way of big updates across its multiple versions. Here’s what we’re looking at this week in Pearl Abyss’ worlds…

PC: On PC, the patch notes are already up; bartering has been made a life skill with level-up bonuses, ogres and trolls are now controllable in conquest wars, and the Mystery Knight event has begun. “Once Mysterious Knight appears and is stationed in its place, adventurers can come to interact and receive the Skill EXP Boost. Once again the frequency and times of Mysterious Knight is completely random, so please stay tuned for the system message of his appearance.” The Mystery Knight event is a bit of a prelude to next week’s release, which will introduce successor skills for the Warrior and Ranger in an attempt to “return the appealing gameplay of the original Main Weapon skills of their characters to provide players with a lasting enjoyment.”

“Starting next week on December 4, 16 classes will sequentially receive new Succession skills that will add a new dimension to gameplay of the classes of the game. Succession skills will allow players to make the choice between choosing to specialize in their main weapons by sacrificing access to their Awakening skills. In return, they get powerful new skills focussed on using their original weapons, which is the Longsword and Shield for the Warrior and the Bow and Dagger for the Ranger. Players can unlock their Succession skills at level 56 by completing a series of quests given to them by the Black Spirit.”

Xbox One: Today’s update drops the three-person Altar of Blood, new pet quests, item droprate tweaks, and new quest-linked titles.

PS4: Pearl Abyss released a “DLC” pack for PS4 fans this week, live through Christmas Eve. “The Legendary Itempack consists of exclusive items including a special costume box and a limited-edition pet, Helter-Skelter Ceros,” the studio says. “The package also offers valuable items including Blessings of Kamasylvia, Artisan’s Memory, Elion’s Tear, a Value Pack, and a Pearl Box at a deeply-discounted price to help Adventurers enjoy their time in the world of Black Desert.”

Stay tuned for our Desert Oasis column later today, as we’ve got a preview of the Knight’s succession on the way!

Source: Xbone, PS4, PC, press release
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