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 opens new servers before headstart

Daum has posted its very last dev diary and notes before the launch of Black Desert's head start. The big news is that the studio...
Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Leaderboard: Which Black Desert server will you be calling home?

Massively OP reader Xijit thought it would be a grand idea to try to coordinate our community's Black Desert servers, and we agree! Let's...
A world of trees.

Betawatch: Tree of Savior is going international soon (February 26, 2016)

Good news, Tree of Savior fans - the game is slated to hit the international stage soon. How soon? That's still up in the...
Context matters.

Black Desert preorders close, headstart preload begins tomorrow

Who's ready for Black Desert? Daum reminds players today that preload for the headstart begins tomorrow, and the client is patchable for those who participated in the second closed beta.
What're you doing here?

Black Desert’s devs on gender-locking, future plans

If you're hoping for every gender-locked class in Black Desert to have an equivalent for the other gender, the bad news for you is...
Memetic's sloth was less disturbing.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 52: Horror sloth!

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert 's cash shop, H1Z1, Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge's laundry, Devilian, Grim Dawn, FFXIV, and TSW, with mailbag questions on voiceover localization.

Black Desert plans special events for the game’s launch

The final beta test for Black Desert recedes into the horizon, but that's all right; there are only a few more days before the...

The MOP Up: PlanetSide 2 gets a promotion (February 21, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

One Shots: Taking a breather

While one might get a sense that MMOs are nonstop adventures, with players shuttling to and fro on various important (and not-so-important) tasks, every...

Leaderboard: Are you up in arms over Black Desert’s cash shop?

Since the Black Desert beta opened up, the cash shop has been at the center of a gathering storm. While the game is ostensibly...
It's... Christmas somewhere? That can't be right.

Betawatch: The Division opens up for beta testing (February 19, 2016)

It's that wonderful time again, ladies and gentlemen, when a long-awaited title goes into open beta. The Division has opened up its beta today...

The Stream Team: Back in another Black Desert closed beta

Last time in Black Desert's CB1, MassivelyOP's MJ tried to race through the extensive character creation (a feat in itself!) in order to have...
How dare you be dishonest back at me!

Black Desert’s second closed beta is live now

The second closed beta for Black Desert has kicked off. You could be playing the game right now. It's not quite the same game...
One day the snow began to fall...

Black Desert gears up for its final closed beta test

The release date for Black Desert grows ever closer, and that means that its final round in beta is just about here. The final...

Daum posts Black Desert’s Tamer Awakening video

Raise your hand if you've been fiddling about with Black Desert's stand-alone character creator in anticipation for the game's western release on March 3rd....

Massively OP’s guide to MMO podcasts

Podcasts are certainly splendid means of feeding one's MMO interests and keeping in touch with the news and community. It's always great to hear...
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Giveaway: Black Desert closed beta keys from Daum and MOP [All gone!]

Are you ready for Black Desert's next closed beta round, which kicks off next week? If you haven't already preordered, you're going to want a...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to City of Steam

No doubt by now you have heard that the indie steampunk City of Steam has been shuttered. And while its demise won't change the...
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Reserve your Black Desert character names today ahead of beta 2

Black Desert's name reservation period opens this afternoon at 1 p.m. EST as promised. Pre-order players can swing over to the name reservation website...

Betawatch: Black Desert launches at the start of March (February 5th, 2016)

Are you impatiently waiting to explore the blackest and most brutal of all conceivable deserts? Because Black Desert's launch date is closer than you might...