Black Desert moves Heidel Ball online, adds Striker on mobile and events on PC


You are cordially invited to fire up Black Desert or Black Desert Mobile, check out some of the new stuff each game is releasing, and then step into a global digital ballroom event. That’s, basically, what’s going on for the MMO with nearly all platforms having something to do.

First, BDO Mobile is introducing the Striker class, letting players solve the problems of the game’s world with their feet and fists. The update brings back the Field of Valor mode, along with a Hot Time event that awards 300% XP to everyone until May 17th and a Striker leveling event that grants a Tier 2 Pet Chest, Shiny Accessory Chest, and Elgriffin’s Defense Gear Chest for those who level up a Striker before June 9th.

Next, Black Desert on PC has another update with a couple of events. The first is Wishes for the Sky, where players can help an NPC send lanterns with children’s wishes into the sky once a day for rewards, as well as a server-wide event where players turn in wish-scribbled paper in for points — the more points earned, the higher a server level gets up to a maximum of level 3, and the more servers that reach level 3, the more rewards everyone earns. The second event is all about Life Skills, offering a 50% boost to Life Skill XP as well as skill challenges, a unique item to gather for rewards, and login goodies. The PC update has other details such as enhanced skills for the Shai and Guardian among other changes.

Finally, players of Black Desert on PC and console are invited to the Black Desert Heidel Ball: At Home, a global digital event that will draw players from a wide variety of regions to “bring together Adventurers worldwide, and share what’s coming up for Black Desert,” apparently replacing the physical event that usually is held in South Korea. The event will be held on Saturday, May 30th, at a unique in-game location. Those who want to attend the ball will have to fill out a survey which adds their name to a drawing of up to 200 winners per region to receive their invitation to the ball. Those who don’t get invited to the event will be able to watch live on Twitch and YouTube, so they won’t feel like they’re left in the cold.

The survey link for console players is currently live, while the survey link for PC players is not up at the time of this writing; interested players will want to keep eyes on the announcement post.

sources: press release, Black Desert PC site (1, 2, 3, 4), Black Desert console site
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