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

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2024

Stop right there. I know you're about to object and say that you don't do resolutions, let alone MMO resolutions. That's fine. A lot...

Black Desert PC launches the Scholar, opens a new season server, and hands out powerful ponies

There's a mighty update waiting in the PC version of Black Desert this week, arriving with all of the impact of a hammer strike,...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO expansions and updates of 2023

If you want to look at the overall health of the MMORPG industry, one vital heartbeat that must not be missed is continual development....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 450: Sour cream in caves

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, The Crew's sunset, Palia's Switch launch, Black Desert and New World's 2024 plans, Age of Water, and the Year of EverQuest, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, SWTOR, and Project Gorgon.

Black Desert teases work on a ‘next-gen build’ on console and readies succession skills for mobile

Much of the big news out of Black Desert's Calpheon Ball was about the PC version of the MMORPG - there's the launch of...

Black Desert reveals new classes, new Land of the Morning Light region, and gameplay adjustments

This year's Calpheon Ball event for Black Desert promised to be another showcase full of reveals, and it most definitely delivered as Pearl Abyss...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2024

It's time once again for the MOP staff and readers to engage in our favorite end-of-the-year MMO: collectively guessing what's going to happen next...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Black Desert marks four years on mobile with events and giveaways, opens an FFA PvP server on PC

It's a happy fourth birthday for Black Desert Mobile, but as usual the players are the ones getting the cake and presents, as the...
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End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2023

When it comes to making a judgment call about the "healthiest" MMORPGs on the market at any given time, there are always plenty of...
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The Daily Grind: What was the best event in the MMO genre in 2023?

We used to run this Daily Grind as an award but canned it when we had a hard time summoning enough really stellar events...

Black Desert opens the Ulukita region on PC and refines the Great Desert feature on mobile

Residents of the PC version of Black Desert appear to be suffering from a case of missing royalty, and it's up to players (naturally)...

Black Desert PC announces Thanksgiving event this week, Ulutika update next week

Black Desert has dropped a tantalizing teaser for after Thanksgiving: Pearl Abyss is launching its Ulutika update for PC players on November 29th, preceded...

Black Desert PC kicks off first round of adjustments to skill balance

You figure that when you see a patch arrive with a 37-point table of contents, it's probably a pretty big deal. Black Desert received...

Black Desert sets the 2023 Calpheon Ball showcase for December 16 and 17

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Black Desert fans across the sandbox MMORPG's three different platforms, as Pearl Abyss has tied...

Pearl Abyss Q3 2023: Black Desert’s Land of the Morning Light pulled PA out of its slump

MOP readers might recall that three months ago, the news for Pearl Abyss was looking a bit on the grim side, as the Korean...

Black Desert tweaks gathering material drops and makes more guild juice for PC, unleashes the Bamboo Legion on mobile

When you've completed tasks for your guild in Black Desert, you just want to cool off and quench your thirst with a tall glass...

Black Desert PC just heavily overhauled alchemy, mats, and prices

Yet another MMORPG is getting a major alchemy upgrade this week: Black Desert has overhauled its alchemy lifeskill with today's update. "Today's update brought an...
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Black Desert Online brings new currents and disembarking to ocean voyages

The first sea adventure you have in Black Desert Online you're enthusiastically staring at the mainsail once you confirm that's what the big one is,...

Massively Overthinking: Are there any MMOs for which a spin-off mode would be welcome?

Pantheon's announcement that its developers are working on spinning out a monetized "247" extraction mode hasn't engendered a whole lot of hope for the...