If you were a big fan of Black Desert’s Shadow Arena when it joined the MMO and then was removed last year, then you’re going to want to pay attention to what Pearl Abyss is up to with the mode next. As we’ve been covering, the South Korean studio is releasing the battle royale PvP mode as its own standalone game called, once again, Shadow Arena, and it’s hitting closed beta next week.
“Shadow Arena pits 40 players against one another in a ruthless competition to be the last person standing on the battlefield. Players can choose from one of nine playable characters in the beta, each with their own unique fighting style. To climb to the top of the pack, players must hunt monsters and collect loot to upgrade their gear and gain buffs. However, impeccable skill execution and well-timed evasive tactics are critical in turning fights in one’s favour to secure victory. Shadow Arena was originally a game within Black Desert, but eventually evolved into its own stand-alone game. While Shadow Arena does draw from Black Desert, it has created its own unique style, drawing from the MOBA, battle royale, and MMO genres to create an arena fighter. Shadow Arena has two gameplay modes: solo and team. While players can boast their skill in the solo match, complex strategic gameplay is required in the team mode. Players can enjoy a new style of PvP action with co-op elements.”
Pearl Abyss has granted us an absolutely massive stack of keys for the closed beta beginning February 27th. Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!
This is a Steam key giveaway, so you’ll be redeeming your key through Steam per Valve’s instructions. Please note that the closed beta doesn’t begin until February 27th, and it’ll run through March 8th. We don’t yet have times for server up or preload.
Good luck and have fun!