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 talks up 300v300 War of the Roses PvP and today’s 15v15 Guild League

Black Desert is taking a page out of EVE Online's playbook and promoting its mass-PvP systems - specifically, the War of the Roses pre-season...

Massively Overthinking: Do you care more about MMO stats or looks?

This week's Massively Overthinking is fully inspired by the unicorn backpack meme, which Black Desert studio Pearl Abyss tweeted out last week with the caption "stats over looks any day." You know we have to talk about this.

Black Desert PC launches new Yzrahid Highlands monster zone, new costume, and lifeskill QOL

Black Desert PC fans, prepare your endgame toons and your closets because Pearl Abyss has content for both this week. "Seasoned adventurers will be pleased...

Black Desert improves Magnus travel on PC, combines elixirs on console, expands Kamasylvia on mobile

It's another update-rich week for every version of Black Desert as all three editions of the title have adjustments, improvements, tweaks, and other pseudonyms...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

Black Desert Mobile celebrates 1500th day with gift code as PC preps for Lunar New Year

Counting the days and not the years sounds like a weird thing to do until you get to a big number like 1500 -...

Black Desert hands out powerful items and horses on console, adds more skills to Scholars on PC

There was a lot going on in last week's Black Desert Console, but just in case it slipped your notice, console players of the...

One Shots: A beacon for a new year

Welcome to 2024 everyone! Please put your carry-ons safely underneath your seats, secure your kobold companions, and don't hesitate to light a big ball...

Black Desert tweaks the Scholar on PC and opens the Calpheon Elvia realm on console

Black Desert on PC has applied some class adjustments in this week's patch. That's probably not news considering this sort of thing happens in...

Black Desert lead devs share well-wishes and coupon codes with players to mark the new year

The beginning of 2024 is being looked ahead by lead devs of Pearl Abyss, as Black Desert on PC and console and Black Desert...

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...