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

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal as of 2018?

We don't give out a formal end-of-the-year award for MMO graphics at Massively OP. It'd be almost impossible to come to a consensus. As...

One Shots: Adventures beyond worlds

"Hey," said Rafael. "Who said there isn’t any exploring on Blade and Soul, huh? Look at this secret place in Solak. Just found...

Black Desert’s new Archer and tree decorating events are live as Pearl Abyss sets up shop in California

Hope you got your proto Archer rolled in Black Desert because he's live as of today and you can actually log him in...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...

You can customize your new Archer in Black Desert today

Nobody does a new class rollout like Black Desert, and Kakao is showing why today. As promised, the Archer's pre-patch is out this...

Black Desert outlines plans for the Archer, battle royale mode, and the O’dyllita expansion

As promised Pearl Abyss splashed out for its Festa event in South Korea this weekend, with big announcements for local and global fans of...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...

Black Desert’s just pushed out a farming minigame in its latest patch

Lakiaro content has come to the world of Black Desert in today's patch. "While the world was fighting for grind spots the...

Black Desert will reveal its 17th class at its ‘FESTA’ event in Seoul next month

So, does an MMORPG with a global audience of 10 million deserve its very own fan event? History says yes. And that's exactly what...

Feast upon Thanksgiving festivities in Black Desert Online’s latest patch

The newest patch for Black Desert Online has arrived just in time for Thanksgiving, and it brings with it some new, turkey-day-themed events....
This is okay.

Black Desert Mobile teases what will likely be an Awakening update

Wakey wakey, class upgrades and expanded skill selection... achey. That bit of wordplay didn't coalesce all that will, but the important thing here is...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.

Black Desert’s long-awaited Drieghan expansion is live

Here we go folks: Black Desert's Drieghan expansion is finally here and live as of today in the western PC version of...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...
This is the world we live in.

Black Desert Online shows off the Drieghan region arriving November 14

It's not long now before players will get to explore the region of Drieghan in Black Desert Online in the localized version...

Black Desert’s Xbox One beta has officially begun – here’s the trailer

It's happening: Black Desert's Xbox One beta has officially begun as of today, running through November 12th, with a slew of events...

Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s now-live Ruins of Shaqqara and the state of the game

Neowiz's beleaguered MMORPG Bless Online is live with its first big update since launching out of its open beta early access last...

Black Desert launches lead-up event for next week’s Drieghan’s expansion

Black Desert's Drieghan expansion launches one week from today, so you might have thought this week's patch would be nothing at all -...

Black Desert Online cracking down on private servers to community’s dismay

The folks at Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have announced via an official forum post from GM Rhotaaz that they're cracking down...

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