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

Leaderboard: What was the best new MMO or online game of 2019?

Let's be honest: The last time a brand-new MMORPG really deserved a GOTY was when Black Desert ran away with it. This is...

Black Desert news: Mobile’s Node War pre-season, PS4’s Altar of Blood, and PC’s content update preview

Every edition of Black Desert has something new to show off heading into 2020, whether it's the start of the Node War in...

Battle Bards Episode 159: Black Desert revisited

It’s a return to a soundtrack that, over the past couple of years, experienced a lavish remastry. This week, the Battle Bards explore the...
Big time.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2019

The down side of doing these columns at the end of the year every year is that there's a certain challenge of writing the...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2019: Black Desert’s unusual spokeswoman

Today we're kicking off our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2019! Coming in at #5 on our list is...

Steam’s top sellers of 2019 include several MMORPGs and MMOs

Steam's top sellers list for 2019 is out, and sitting prominently among the big money makers for the digital storefront are a number...

Fight or Kite: Totally reasonable expectations for PvP MMORPGs in 2020

A new year is upon us, and I am especially excited this time around. The past few calendar swap-outs have been pretty stale from...
We just keep going.

Black Desert previews Guardian awakening, new battleground, and PvPvE zone, plus drops New Year’s events on PC

Black Desert is busy. On our side of the globe, there have been a number of events kicking off for players to dig...
ho ho no

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best console experience?

2019 has been an amazing year for MMOs on console, with Black Desert paving the way to become only the second MMORPG in...

Black Desert Mobile opens a new region and raises the level cap in its first major update

If you've been putting your nose down and playing Black Desert Mobile to the absolute max level of content instead of doing work...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2020

We're succumbing to tradition this week as we're counting down the days until 2020. As we do at the end of every year, we've...
Back in order.

Why I Play: How NCsoft’s Fafurion update saved Lineage 2 in 2019

I don't know what it is about Asian MMOs, but I'm inexplicably drawn to them. Maybe it has something to do with my background;...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2020

With 2019 drawing to a close and a new decade of MMORPGs waiting for us just a few days away, the Massively OP writing...

Desert Oasis: A few improvements I’d like to see in Black Desert for 2020

Part of the reason it's been so easy to write for the Black Desert Desert Oasis column is that I really love...

Black Desert’s new Guardian class drops January 22, with preroll on December 24

We know, we know, this week is a little weird with Black Desert, given that the weekly updates happened on a Tuesday yesterday...
I didn't say zorp.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 251: New World, Magic Legends, and Corepunk

Bree and Justin discuss PlanetSide Arena, New World, Magic Legends, Elder Scrolls Online, Corepunk, Black Desert Mobile, EVE Echoes, WoW, FFXIV, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWGL.

Black Desert drops winter holiday festivities on PC, Shai and Mystic awakenings on PS4

You guys have noticed how Black Desert's console versions seem to go back and forth every week with updates on the road to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal in 2019?

I'll have you know that fighting over MMO graphics is a time-honored tradition around here. It's a straight-up RvR showdown between the photo-realism side,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2019?

You might recall that in 2018, we swapped out our award for best PvP MMORPG. Neither our writers nor our readers in the...

Battle Bards Episode 158: Winter returns

Do you feel a little… frozen this winter season? Winter is something amazing to behold, especially when video game composers attempt to capture its unique magic...

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