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 Console celebrates worldwide service with events, a coupon code, and a message

Now that Black Desert is being published by Pearl Abyss worldwide following its takeover of South American publishing, executive producer Jae-Hee Kim has taken...

Black Desert PC adds tier 5 pets, new instruments, and improvements to blacksmith functions

This week in Black Desert on PC, players are getting another mixed bag kind of update, with buffer pets, easier to use blacksmith features,...

Black Desert Mobile readies for its Heidel Ball as it brings a new region and PvPvE content in latest update

Players of Black Desert Mobile have a couple of important things to bear in mind for their favorite mobile MMORPG. First off, the Heidel...

Steam’s Summer Sale 2022 slashes prices on New World, Endwalker, Classic Guild Wars, and more

Steam's Summer Sale is upon us once again, and this morning you might even be able to access it without everything timing out! There are...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

Black Desert PC celebrates Pearl Abyss’ South American publishing takeover with a laundry list of events

Regular players of Black Desert already know that the game loves to throw events with every update it makes, but this time around it...

Multiple MMOs mourn the passing of voice actor Billy Kametz

Fandoms of gaming and anime were shocked by the sudden news of the death of voice actor Billy Kametz, who unfortunately passed away from...

Black Desert PC revamped the Balenos region and quest in this week’s update

Black Desert's big PC this week went live yesterday, and at the heart of the release is a renewal for the Balenos core questline...

Black Desert kicks off the preseason for the brand-new Arena of Solare

Two teams enter, one team leaves, and everyone does their best to make sure it's not the other team. It's the Arena of Solare,...

Perfect Ten: 10 things you can spend money on instead of Diablo Immortal

So how about that Diablo Immortal eh? Sure is a lot of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" surrounding its release, huh? But hey, it's for a...

Black Desert Console offers a deep-dive into the creation of the Drakania class

By now players of Black Desert are familiar with the Drakania, the new class that was introduced on PC in April's Eternal Winter update....

Pearl Abyss reclaims South American Black Desert publishing rights, touts 45M registered players

It's been a bit of a pattern for Pearl Abyss: It launches Black Desert in a new region under a local publisher, and then,...

Black Desert PC adds ‘private monsters zones’ in today’s patch

Private monster zones are live in Black Desert's PC version with today's patch. What the heck is a private monster zone? It's essentially a...

Black Desert Mobile adds Striker’s Yacha awakening, Black Desert PC unleashes a new dream horse

This week brings goodies for fans of the Black Desert franchise. Let's start with Black Desert Mobile, where the Yacha is officially live. Yacha...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 373: Bots are bad, ‘mkay?

Just and Bree discuss Lost Ark's bots, FFXIV's mods, Star Trek Online's Stormfall, Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle, and Wrath Classic beta, with adventures in LOTRO and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on Black Desert's perceived decline.

Pearl Abyss Q1 2022: Black Desert revenues take a hit, EVE Online hangs in there

If you were curious about how Pearl Abyss is performing since its Q4 announcement - during which we learned that both of its core...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Black Desert brings Drakania and season character pre-creation to console, artifact presets and world boss changes to PC

The time is nearly here for console players of Black Desert to swing a giant sword around while wearing a helmet that we could...

New Black Desert interview touches on snowboarding, storylines, and future content

2 has a new interview up with Pearl Abyss Head of Gaming Design Division Jesse Joo focused on Black Desert's Eternal Winter update with...

Black Desert launches new Path of Glory season on mobile, graduates season characters on PC, and shares some jazz tunes

Hey, gamers. Do you like jazz? How about jazzy tracks from Black Desert? If so, then you're in luck because members of the game's...