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

Sun's out guns out.

Black Desert esports players will determine the best class in the Arena of Arsha Championship this weekend

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Now to be clear, you shouldn't feel compelled to follow any game's meta if you don't want to, especially one that takes its cues...

Four Winds: Final thoughts on Elyon’s first closed beta test

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Elyon's closed beta test came and went, and boy am I happy with what I played. It was unfortunate that the test fell on...

Black Desert prepares for a ‘comprehensive balance patch’ on PC, adds a treasure system to mobile

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It's time for another gaggle of Black Desert news, and while mobile updates are on the radar, easily one of the more impactful stories...

First impressions of Elyon’s western closed beta: Day one and a dungeon run

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I can't believe I'm actually playing Elyon on local servers. People have been excited for this game since it was called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and just...

Black Desert PC changes underwear names, talks up a class tournament, and adds a horrible tech worm

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That headline sure reads like a mishmash of things for Black Desert, doesn't it? Well, that's kind of because it is, so really there's...

Desert Oasis: The best Black Desert quality-of-life changes

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I wasn't there at launch, but I've played Black Desert long enough to see some major changes in the game. And since the game just...

Kakao Q1 2021 financials: ArcheAge 2 won’t be ready until at least 2024

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As MOP's own Carlo has written at length, Kakao is a massive company with its fingers in many pies - most recently the delicious...

PSA: Download the Black Desert companion app, get an adorable pupper

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I admit, I don't play Black Desert very much and I very often ignore limited-time login gifts or rewards, but for the intensely adorable...

Global Chat: Destiny 2’s horrible, no-good, very bad transmog

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Hey kids, Destiny 2 is finally getting a cosmetic system! And it looks to be as user-friendly and appealing as having your mother dress...

Massively Overthinking: The terrible hot-mess MMOs we have fun in anyway

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Every time we cover Hellgate London - and let's be honest, it's a lot since the game comes back from the dead at least...

Black Desert welcomes May with tulips on PC, awakens the Sage on console, adds the Kunoichi to mobile

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Every version of Black Desert has seen an update of some sort this week, which means that not only is there a whole lot...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...
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Black Desert’s companion app, Black Desert+, is available now

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If you play a lot of Black Desert, you might wish there were a way to get a little bit more of the game even...

Black Desert PC unleashes the Awakened Sage, launches new events, and introduces rare hunts

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Can't you hear, can't you hear that thunder? No, it's not Men at Work calling to you; it's the arrival of the Awakened Sage...

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...
Kerspear.

Black Desert offers a sneak peek at the Sage’s Awakening arriving to PC April 21

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If you thought the Sage class that was recently introduced to Black Desert did some damage using magical cubes, just wait until you see...

Black Desert adds Sage and cooking content on PC, character tagging and item copying on console

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Hey cooks and likeminded lifeskillers! It's your time to shine in Black Desert, as the PC version of the core MMORPG has today launched...

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

Black Desert adds constellations on mobile, events on PC, and a new Amazon Prime Gaming promo

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It's the middle of the week, which means it's time once again for some new content updates for the PC version Black Desert and...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Sage release demonstrates Pearl Abyss’ focus on the west

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I'm not really a comics guy, but I still have my favorite superheroes. For me, it's Dr. Strange. Marvel's artifact wielding, spell-slinging, multiverse traversing...

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