black desert

Official Site: Black Desert (EN), Black Desert (KR)
Studio: Pearl Abyss/Daum Games
Launch Date: March 3, 2016
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Sandbox
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop) in the West (F2P elsewhere)
Platform: PC

Black Desert adds Atoraxxion party matching for PC, announces two different classes for mobile and PC

What's better than one new class in one MMORPG? Two classes in two different versions, that's what! That's one of the major headlines coming...

Steam’s autumn sale is live now through November 29 – here are a few MMOs with good deals

Like clockwork, the autumn Steam sale has returned for the gaming world with deals just in time for Thanksgiving or Black Friday or Small-Business...

Black Desert PC opens the third portion of Atoraxxion dungeon, adds events with pesky moles and turkeys

Players of the PC version of Black Desert who have been ready to plumb the further depths of the Atoraxxion dungeon now have their...

Pearl Abyss Q3 2022: DokeV and Crimson Desert delays, CCP’s new blockchain game, and EVE Online’s uptick

Pearl Abyss, primarily known around these parts as the company that owns EVE Online and Black Desert, has released its third quarter earnings report...

Black Desert PC applies Agris Fever to gathering, opens a Solare hall of fame, and graduates autumn season players

You'd be forgiven for thinking that something called Agris Fever would be an affliction you'd want to avoid, but in the case of Black...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming is bound for Black Desert Online

In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

Black Desert Mobile adds primal memories and launches events to draw in players

When your series of events pretty much yells at players to engage with them in their title, it might come off as a little...

Black Desert launches its final Path of Glory season on mobile, engages hot time boosts for PC season servers

It's time yet again for the customary weekly updates from Black Desert, specifically the mobile and PC versions of the sandbox MMORPG and their...

Black Desert is canceling its Halloween events and sales following Itaewon tragedy

Unless you skip international news on the weekends, you likely read about the devastating tragedy in the Itaewon neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, as...

Black Desert’s 2022 Calpheon Ball returns December 10 as an in-person event in Los Angeles

There's some pretty big news coming out of Pearl Abyss today: The studio has offered some initial details for Black Desert's 2022 Calpheon Ball,...

Black Desert adds a Halloween witch on PC and opens its seasonal servers for console

We've already noted the kinds of spooky things Black Desert is up to for the Halloween season on mobile, but what about the MMORPG's...

Black Desert Mobile’s new patch introduces an improved black market and Halloween events

Black Desert Mobile players have an opportunity for some under the table dealings with the MMO's newest patch. Patricio the merchant is willing to...

Four Winds: Lost Ark and the refinement of MMO item enhance systems

In the last edition of Four Winds, I promised I'd cover how three MMOs utilized item enhance systems to facilitate progression, and then I...

Black Desert PC opens the door to an alternate world with Abyss One: The Magnus

A door has opened in Black Desert, and only the bravest and boldest will step through. Or anyone who accidentally trips and stumbles in...
You aren't going anywhere for a while, right?

The Daily Grind: What’s the best online card game you’ve ever played?

I've always held fleeting love affairs with digital card games. I played a whole lot of Magic Online back in the day, not to...

Four Winds: The refinement of item enhance systems in MMOs, from Granado Espada to Black Desert

Itemization is a foundational system in many modern MMOs. After players reach the level cap, item levels largely drive the measurable progression of a...

Black Desert adjusts classes on PC, updates guild bosses on console, and tweaks the Spiritwalker on mobile

Every single edition of Black Desert has once again gotten some manner of content update, so we're here to condense it all down for...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO trailer of all time?

Ages ago now on the MOP Podcast, Justin joked that New World's Blunderbuss reveal trailer deserved to be on the list of best trailers...

Black Desert PC dates its next seasonal servers, unveils ambassadors, and changes fishing and farming

The PC version of Black Desert once again a cornucopia of news items for players to check out, so you know what that means:...