Season of the Hunt coming to Black Desert Online on September 25
Black Desert Online’s Shai receives Talent Update on July 31st
New PvE Group Content, Altar of Blood, comes to Black Desert Online on July 10th
Shai Class Now Available in Black Desert Online
Black Desert Online’s Shai Class Launches on June 26th.
Black Desert Online Reveals Future Plans and New Class During Live-streamed Event
Black Desert Online Renews Mediah Expansion Main Questline
Forge the Ultimate Black Desert Weapon in the Star’s End Update
Venture into the Abyss with the Underwater Ruins Expansion on Black Desert Online
Pearl Abyss Reveals Black Desert Online Roadmap
Black Desert Online Celebrates 3rd Anniversary
Today Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced a host of celebratory events to mark the 3rd year anniversary of Black Desert Online in the West. Secondly, Black Desert Online’s Battle Royale mode named Shadow Arena exits early access with new content, modes, and exciting rewards that will enthrall the community. This all-new battle Royale mode is different from established genre leaders such as PUBG and Fortnite as its players will need to use real-time, sword & sorcery skills to become a victor amongst 49 other contestants. Each available class has its own unique set of skills, weapons and abilities, making each match feel fresh and exciting. To add even more depth, three new classes have been added, making it a total of 14 classes. Hand-to-hand combatants will be pleased to know that Striker is entering the ring, while swordsmanship enthusiasts will be pleased to be able to play the gracious Ninja and Maehwa classes. To celebrate the 3rd anniversary, everyone is invited between the 27th of February and the 13th of March to try out this new Battle Royale experience for free*. Contestants who are skilled enough to slay 5 players during the event period will be rewarded with a copy of the game ($9.99/€9.99 value). New players can create a free account here to download the game and adventurers that have created a trial account in the past will be pleased to know that they are also eligible to enter the game with a pre-existing account (even if their trial has expired) up until the 13th of March. Highly skilled players can even win a nice sum of Kakao Cash if they are able to reach the top three by the 27th of March. Aside from the new classes, the Shadow Arena has been updated with four new bosses (Red Nose, Giath, Dastard Bheg and Muskan) and daring players can visit the Waragon Cave where strong monsters lurk. These can be slain to obtain powerful gear and buff early on in the game, but beware, other skilled players will likely to try the same strategy. Beginners will be pleased to know that Practice match has been added where they can test their tactics and playstyle before entering the highly competitive Shadow Arena. Also new are the Bonus Missions that have a 25% chance of appearing during a match and if players manage to complete them, they will be handsomely rewarded. On top of that, up until the 6th of March, additional awards have been made available to commemorate Shadow Arena’s new content. - Celebratory events Black Desert Online kicks off its third year anniversary with a large scale array of events. First, new and returning adventurers alike can easily obtain a +15 Cliff’s weapon by completing the special event quests that will come with today’s update. On the special event page, players can engage with a 3rd Anniversary Special Card collecting game which randomly rewards in-game items and coupons that can include world boss weapon boxes. Everyone that opens all the cards will additionally receive a special in-game 3rd Anniversary title. A new attendance reward event is also added so that all adventurers will be able to obtain their own beautiful tier-8 horse. For more event info, revamped special attendance rewards and on how to obtain a free pet, please visit the special event page. *This promotion is only available via blackdesertonline.com and is not available on Steam.
Call of Duty: Black OPS 4 Launches Massive Event, New Season ‘Operation Grand Heist’ Begins Today
Strike it big in the Grand Heist! The newest seasonal event and community celebration for Call of DutyÒ: Black Ops 4 is available now on PlayStation®4, with other platforms to follow. Titled Operation Grand Heist, the all-new season of content features updates across the game, including a new Specialist, two brand-new Multiplayer maps, new playable destinations across the Blackout map, as well as a wide variety of personalisation items, accessories, new vehicles, new game modes and much more. “With Operation Grand Heist, the team has packed in an incredible amount of new content, and we can’t wait for fans to jump in and check it out,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “We love the 1970s-style heist theme of this Operation, and the fast-paced action that it brings to Blackout and Multiplayer, along with the brand-new Zombies experience following in March.” “One of our favourite things at the studio is creating new ways for the community to play,” said Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “We set out since day one to support Black Ops 4 long after launch, so we’re delivering a ton of new ways for players to engage with each mode of the game and we’re committed to giving fans new reasons to keep coming back week in and week out.” Operation Grand Heist’s free, new content includes: New Specialist – Available in Multiplayer and Blackout, Outrider makes her Black Ops 4 debut, allowing players to silently take out enemies with explosive precision with her longbow, the Sparrow. New Blackout Location and Updates – Drop into the roughest, toughest, and wildest new Blackout location, Ghost Town, which features two areas. Inspired by Standoff, an intense classic multiplayer map from Black Ops II, the above ground destination provides flanking routes that call for strategic positioning with long and medium ranged combat. Below ground, fans can also explore underlying caverns inspired by the classic Zombies map Buried, where they’ll find heavy duty gear amongst hordes of the undead. Additionally, Operation Grand Heist introduces a new Blackout mode called Hot Pursuit, launching on February 23 in ANZ on PlayStation 4 and other platforms to follow. Hot Pursuit is fast-paced and frenetic, and debuts three new vehicles – SUV, muscle car and PBR assault boat, all in special variants themed to Operation Grand Heist – as squads race to supply drops placed around the map containing high-level armour, weapons and grenades to dominate their opponents. New Black Market Gear – The Black Market has been restocked with new weapon camos, outfits, gestures, and accessories themed for Operation Grand Heist. This includes notable weapons like the Rampage Auto Shotgun, Switchblade X9 SMG, and the Home Wrecker demolition hammer, all unlockable through the Contraband Tiers as fans play through the game. A new long-range weapon called the Vendetta Sniper Rifle is also coming later in the season. New Zombies Features – Operation Grand Heist delivers new features to the Zombies mode including a new round-based Gauntlet challenge mode for the Classified map, along with a brand-new perk addition called the Ethereal Razor that substantially increases a player’s melee damage with area of effect and life re-gen for each hit. In addition to the free content, Black Ops Pass owners gain access to even more in-game content, available first on PlayStation®4: New Multiplayer Map, Casino – A medium-sized map set in a luxurious casino in Monaco where elite thieves formed an elaborate plan to steal the winning racecars on display. Casino features high-intensity combat as players weave through buzzing slot-machines and topple across gambling tables. This wide-open space allows for long-range to mid-range combat with little protection from enemies. New Multiplayer Map, Lockup – A medium-sized map set in a Los Angeles police station, Lockup was the site of an assault to destroy evidence that led to the headquarters of an organised crime syndicate. Fans can dominate the rooftop positions, bail out when cornered and tactically shut down areas with operational doors to gain the upper hand on their opponents. New Blackout Character, Cosmic Silverback – Black Ops Pass owners will unlock this deadly Zombie silverback gorilla, an iconic fan-favorite boss originally from the Dead Ops Arcade from Call of Duty: Black Ops. Ancient Evil, an all-new Zombies experience, will also launch in March for Black Ops Pass owners, with details being revealed soon. The Black Ops Pass* is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Digital Deluxe Enhanced Edition, the Pro Edition, and the Mystery Box Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and can also be purchased standalone digitally or at participating retailers. Additionally, the Zombies experience Classified, previously only available as part of the Black Ops Pass, is available now for all players to purchase as a standalone map. Classified features the “Ultimis” cast of characters in a chilling, survival experience as they fight the undead and investigate The Pentagon after mysteriously being teleported there.
Swords of Gargantua Announces Closed Beta Test on Steam
gumi Inc. and Yomuneco today announced that its upcoming title, SWORDS of GARGANTUA, is looking for adventurers to test their combat skills against a tough variety of challenging foes. From Friday, February 15, until Friday, February 22 (Japan Standard Time), the company will run a closed beta test and invites global Steam users to apply for entry. Space is very limited, and for a chance to win a closed beta key, players can join the Discord channel and leave a comment in the #beta-apply page, here: https://discord.gg/d4UZR6B Winners will get a private message on Friday, February 15 with a Steam key giving them access to the beta. If players share their feedback via Discord and finish a survey after the beta test, their name will earn a place in the staff role credits in-game. Key Features in SWORDS of GARGANTUA: Realistic VR Swordsmanship: Experience the adventure of sword-based combat, merging real-life and VR. Every movement is finely tuned and mirrored directly in the virtual world, bringing you closer than ever to the action. Real-time Online Multiplayer: You and three other adventures can team up to take down the enemy. With a variety of weapons and native voice chat, you can develop strategies with your team and head into combat! Gargantuan in Size and Scale: Every defeat over a wave of enemies brings you one step closer to an adversary of epic proportions. Is your team strong enough to take down the gigantic nemesis, Gargantua? SWORDS of GARGANTUA Official Website: http://www.gargantuavr.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/GargantuaVR Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gargantuavr/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GargantuaVR/ Discord: https://discord.gg/d4UZR6B
Dark Rifts terrorize Black Desert Online as Bartali’s Adventure Log offers Bonus Stats
Today Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that Black Desert Online will receive exciting new content after Wednesday’s regular maintenance. From tomorrow, the beautiful world of Black Desert Online will be troubled by the mysterious Dark Rifts that will appear randomly across the world. From the Rifts, powerful boss monsters that have been consumed by the elusive Black Spirit will appear. They can be challenged individually only and can yield wonderful rewards if a player is successful in defeating the foe. Unlike most MMOs, this challenge is intimate, lonely and if unsuccessful, deadly! These mysterious occurrences will surprise and enthuse players when they are simply minding their own business during regular gameplay and ads another layer of depth to the celebrated mmorpg that is Black Desert Online. For those (un)lucky enough to miss the rifts, a location finder will be added to the map to make sure no one misses out on the action. Additionally, Bartali’s Adventure Log was added last Friday. This exciting new feature presents the player with an adventure log that continually updates with new quests, challenges, and errands. Adventurers can receive bonus stats and rewards that apply to their entire roster of characters if they are able to complete the challenges in Bartali's Adventure log. This feature is available from level 51, once players complete the main quests of the Calpheon region. For more information on Black Desert Online or on how to enter the 7-day free trial, please visit blackdesertonline.com
Black Desert Online’s Battle Royale mode enters Early Access today
Today Black Desert Online players can get their first taste of the Shadow Arena, a new Battle Royale-style mode that will be available after today’s regular maintenance. Anyone who has bought Black Desert Online or has access to the game via the 7-day free trial can participate in the Shadow Arena tests. The Shadow Arena will have a limited capacity and is only available for testing during certain times. Please check the Black Desert Online website and social media channels for the updated schedule announcements. - About the Shadow Arena Shadow Arena is a new mode that pits up to 50 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing. Players will start the match as a ‘Black Spirit’, a small flying specter that can then possess the bodies of one of the playable classes in Black Desert Online. For the Early Access version, the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight and Mystic will be available allowing participants to pick from nine different playstyles By roaming the arena after finding their preferred class, players can gather skills, weapons, armor, accessories and special items such as flares, potions, traps and more. It will be essential for victory that players strategically acquire their skills and items to deal with the opposition. For more information on Black Desert Online or on how to enter the 7-day free trial, please visit blackdesertonline.com
Archer Now Playable in Black Desert Online
Today Black Desert Online players celebrate the launch of Archer, the highly anticipated 17th class that has arrived in the popular open world MMORPG. After last week’s pre-creation event it is now time to unleash Archer’s full powers such as his ranged abilities in PvP. To aid in the celebrations, Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games will start a host of related activities today to welcome Archer to Black Desert Online and to reward players for participating. - Archer’s Seals Event Adventurers are invited to collect Archer’s Seals by killing enemies or by engaging in gathering or fishing activities. The seals can be turned in at certain NPCs in exchange for valuable items such as Black Stone (Armor), Black Stone (Weapon), Hard Black Crystal Shard and Sharp Black Crystal Shard. Furthermore, courtesy of Alienware, two lucky players (one in EU and one in NA) who manage to collect the most Archer’s Seals during the event period will win a brand new Alienware 15 gaming laptop. This portable beast features an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, 16 GB, DDR4, 2400Mhz; up to 32GB and an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5. This special competition will start after today’s maintenance and will last up until the 9th of January before that day’s maintenance. - Archer 1+1 Dual EXP Share Event plus level-up rewards During a special event period, it will become possible to link your EXP gains with another class (under level 60). The linked character will obtain the same amount of EXP as Archer, basically allowing players to level two classes at once. In addition, when leveling up the Archer, adventurer’s can look forward to additional in-game rewards such as Valks’ Cry, Lauren Family Gift Box x2, Gold Bars and much more. For more information on these events, rules and where to exchange the Archer’s Seals please visit blackdesertonline.com. - 3-day archer themed stream Partnered content creators includingMacilus, AionJanis, Vert, DJules, GoodvibesGuy and Morolan will stream Archer content starting today and will delve deep into the character’s lore, skillset and PvP combat potential. For more information on the streaming schedule, please visit Black Desert Online’s official Twitch channel.
Broken Reality, a New Indie Adventure Set in a Fun 3D Internet World, is Launching on November 29th via Steam
Dynamic Media Triad and Digital Tribe Games are proud to announce the release of Broken Reality, arriving on Steam on November 29, 2018. Mac and Linux versions will follow and launch by the end of December. After four years of development, a successful Kickstarter campaign, they are ready to bring this experience to the public. Broken Reality is a new indie adventure where players will dive into five unique levels of a non-stop humorous adventure set in a 3D internet world. Players explore, collect likes, solve puzzles, do quests for flavorful characters all while discovering the dark secrets beneath the Net. The game is comedic by nature, and a lot of care has gone into the Vaporware style aesthetics. Every level is a hand-crafted experience with unique assets. “Broken Reality is a first-person puzzle/adventure game set in a world where Internet sites are 3D places rather than 2D pages. The player takes control of a nameless, faceless user who has just created their account on the system. The gameplay is in itself a commentary on the state of the internet, social media, truth and more in the post-truth era, while also being a light-hearted parody of many famous internet sites, corporations, and activities.” - Sebastian Covacevich, Lead Game Designer, Dynamic Media Triad Studio
Halloween Comes to Closers with New Costumes and Gleam Campaign
The month of October is filled with seasonal activities like apple picking, cider drinking, Halloween prepping, and now, gamers should fall back into all the new events for Closers. En Masse Entertainment announced today that their virtual Halloween party and Gleam campaign begins today. Deck out your characters in-game with the spookiest and most stylish of costumes. Collect tokens as you defeat bosses, trading in those tokens for costumes and accessories. In addition to this bewitching content, a Gleam campaign begins today, running through midnight on October 29. To enter, just play the game for two hours on Steam. The grand prize winner will receive a Razer Blade 15 Laptop, with four runners-up receiving the Meister Bundle, valued at $150 dollars.
Halloween Returns to Black Desert Online with Two Event Bosses
Today Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that the skies of Black Desert Online will be illuminated with an eerie red blood moon and jack-o’-lanterns will light the misty town streets once again to celebrate Halloween. A new Halloween trailer showcases the spinetingling atmosphere and introduces a new event boss named Spook. Spook, the new event boss will randomly spawn across the Black Desert Online world and drops valuable items such as Black Fabric, Memory Fragment, Golden Pearl, Black Stones and more. Spook will be accessible for all character levels as it will adapt to the player’s strength. A tougher version of the boss will randomly spawn for players who are level 56 or above. - Craft your costume Players who have collected 10 Black Fabrics can bring it to NPC Merv (Calpheon), Ornella (Serendia) or MevoMuranan (Mediah) to craft costumes including Garnier Troupe Garb Design Bundle, Jarette’s Armor Design Bundle, Jordine’s Casual Wear Design Bundle, Valencian Travel Wear Design Bundle or the illusive Black Leopard Armor Design Bundle. - The Witch is back! Isabella, the Black Witch that was introduced during last year’s Halloween is making a welcome return and will now spawn at fixed times instead of randomly spawning to allow players to have more time to prepare. Players will have to work together to defeat Isabella as her HP will be shared amongst all servers. Defeat Isabella to obtain Witch’s Bloody Brooch, Halloween Gift Box, Pumpkin Gift Box, Silver and more. Furthermore, the cash shop will be updated with new Halloween exclusives such as the ‘Vestillio’ and the ‘Vespena’ outfits, and Pietro the male butler (Halloween clown version). Moreover, discount coupons will be offered and players can save up to 50% on selected items.
Black Desert Online Showcases New Archer class at TwitchCon 2018
8th of October, 2018/ Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced today that Black Desert Online will showcase its brand new Archer class for the very first time at this year’s TwitchCon which is being held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The event takes place between the 26th and 28th of October. Aside from checking out the Archer class, players will also be able to experience the brand new Drieghan expansion which is set to launch on November 14. All of this brand new content will be playable on 46 high-end Alienware Aurora PCs at the Black Desert Online Booth (#808). During TwitchCon Kakao Games are planning full day live streams throughout the event featuring partnered streamers such as GoodVibes Guy and Dr. Positive who will be hosting and shoutcasting the Official Black Desert Online Guild 3v3 Tournament Final where finalists from North America and Europe are battling for a $10,000 grand prize. Morrolan TV will dive into the lore and capabilities of the new Archer class and explore Drieghan. AionJanis “the dancing streamer” will throw an after party stream that will amaze Black Desert fans and newcomers alike. Other content will include exclusive developer interviews, cosplay panels and exclusive item giveaways for everyone who is watching the live stream on Black Desert Online’s official Twitch channel. For more information on the streaming schedule, booth activities and more, please visit the special TwitchCon page on blackdesertonline.com
Black Desert Online Offers Permanent Access to 7-Day Trial Users
3rd of October, 2018/ Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced today that Black Desert Online has recently reached 10 million registered players worldwide. To celebrate this milestone, new adventurers can earn a free copy of Black Desert Online by completing the 7-day trial challenge. Players who start playing Black Desert Online between the 3rd of October up until the 17th of October, reach level 56 on a character and complete that character’s awakening quest before their 7-day trial expires will be rewarded with a free Starter’s Package that has a $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 value*. Recently the game received a major upgrade both in terms of graphics as well as in audio with Black Desert Online Remastered. It has never been a better time for adventurer’s to step in as the game will receive exciting new contents such as the upcoming Drieghan Expansion that will feature more than 300 new quests and a new dragon world boss. It was recently announced that the Drieghan Expansion will be launched on the 14th of November. Aside from the free game package promotion, players can save up to 50% on rare items offered by in-game NPC Patrigio and can take part on the Kamasylvian Alchemists event, the latest installment of the yearly alchemist challenge where players can earn fantastic rewards.
Penny Arcade to release THE MAGIC HOUR, a travelogue-style web series featuring Magic: The Gathering
Penny Arcade will debut the first episode of THE MAGIC HOUR, a new show where Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins meet companions old and new over friendly games of Magic: The Gathering, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Over the course of six 15-minute episodes, Mike and Jerry greet, befriend, and compete with special guests, including media presenter Anna Prosser-Robinson, Twitch streamer DisguisedToast, games media personality Morgan Webb, WWE Superstar Tyler Breeze, and more. THE MAGIC HOUR focuses primarily on how players can find and build relationships over a game of “MTG,” while featuring new and/or unreleased cards and expansions from the massively popular game. The show will air exclusively on Penny Arcade's YouTube channel and release content weekly on Thursdays, alternating between the full 15-minute episodes and bonus content pieces or "minisodes" featuring the guest from the previous week.
Black Desert Online sees Massive Surge in Player base after Remastered Launch
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced today the first results of their Remastered campaign amidst renewed interest among Black Desert Online fans and new players alike. Last week, Black Desert Online was updated with enhanced visuals and a newly recorded orchestral score to provide the most immersive in-game experience possible. As a result, Black Desert Online has seen an average week-over-week increase of 103.6% in returning players and a 24.2% increase in new player acquisition across NA/EU regions. Minsung Kim, CEO at Kakao Games Europe B.V. commented: “Pearl Abyss has done a fantastic job on Black Desert Remastered. The game was already had the best in-game visuals, but with Black Desert Remastered, the developers have really pushed the envelope. It is no wonder that so many players are returning to the game.” “We are ecstatic after seeing that our hard work on Black Desert Remastered has been so positively perceived by the community at large. The heart-warming reactions have definitely been a morale booster. We want to thank our players all over the world for playing our game,” said Jae Hee Kim, Executive Producer at Pearl Abyss. “We are highly motivated to keep the game current and up-to-date by continuing to develop exciting new content while striving for continuous improvements and optimizations.” Pearl Abyss is currently working on recently announced Drieghan expansion which is expected to arrive to the Western service later this year.
Black Desert Online Revamps Savage Rift Horde Mode and Introduces New AFK Gameplay Systems
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games are thrilled to announce that after this week’s maintenance cycle, Black Desert Online players can look forward to a reworked Savage Rift horde mode that promises to spice up the exciting co-op experience in the game. The most noteworthy change to the Savage Rift content is that the number of monster spawns has been reduced by around 40% which as a result makes each runthrough last about 20 minutes. Cooldown times for siege weapons such as the Hwacha amd Lynch Cannon have been reduced by 50% so that adventurers can shoot these powerful weapons more often. As a result, the reward structure has been reworked as well. Although the rewards per playthrough have been reduced, the rewards vs playing time have actually increased, making it more interesting for adventurers to engage enemies in the Savage Rift. To celebrate, a special event will take place between the 15th and the 29th of August that can reward players very nice in-game rewards. During the event period, a hidden 26th stage can follow after a successfully cleared 25th wave. The chance of this happening is 50% and in this stage a new boss, named the Savage Ogre will appear that drops a Savage Rift reward Box upon defeat. This box will include a Soiled Ogre Ring, Trace of Savagery and more. - Black Spirit’s Training One of the unique elements in Black Desert Online is that adventurers can still feel connected to the world when they are not actively engaging with the game. AFK fishing was introduced to allow players to catch fish and valuable items while they were at work or sleeping. The excitement for the player was to find out what was achieved during their absence when actively playing again. This system has now expanded with the Black Spirit’s Training, a mode that allows players to gain combat and skill experience by engaging in AFK activities. To activate the Black Spirit’s Training, players will need to acquire a Book of Training from NPC Jamey Drucker who resides in Velia, Heidel, Calpheon City, Altinova and Valencia City. Upon activating the Book of Training players can practice against one of the scarecrows in each town to start gaining experience. Players who are looking for additional combat EXP will be pleased to know that the earned combat EXP can be stacked with other buffs such as Fever Time and event EXP buffs, Pet skills, Book of Combat, Golden Bells, Olvia Server buffs, and Elixirs making AFK leveling much more efficient.
Cybernetic Costumes Update Launches Today For Closers
Closers, time to suit up with a new cutting-edge look! En Masse Entertainment announced today the new Cybernetics costumes are now available for the anime-inspired, online RPG beat’em up, Closers. Along with the uber-cool Cybernetic costumes, a Summer Beach Dungeon event and Levia Special Crew Promotion will also be available with this update. Closers gamers have a chance to craft the Cybernetic costume in-game by combining two rare costumes with the Synchro Fiber item, the same method that the Dark Command costumes were obtained. Closers is a multiplayer online action RPG (MOARPG) infused with arcade beat’ em up mechanics and anime-styled artwork. Players take the role of a “Closer,” a group of psychic teenagers chosen by the world government to stop an alien invasion by closing interdimensional gates to thwart the invaders and their evil incursion. Fast, intense, and eye-poppingly beautiful, the game masterfully combines the frenetic action of old school arcade 2D beat ‘em ups with the engaging combo mechanics of fighting games, and the vivid art style and drama of an episodic anime.
Epic Games Korea 'Fortnite' Media Showcase
Epic Games Korea, the Korean subsidiary of Epic Games, held a media showcase at Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the morning of 19th January, 2018. The event was organized to introduce features and service schedule of Epic Games' action building game 'Fortnite' in advance of domestic service with some officials of Epic Games Korea including Country Manager Sung-chul Park, Won-se Lee, in charge of domestic business, and Hee-uk Yoon, in charge of marketing, in attendance. Sung-chul Park, Country Manager of Epic Games Korea said, “After Epic Games Korea launched its Korean subsidiary in 2009 for the Unreal Engine business, we feel new since it is the first time to provide service of both the game and engine, which are the main businesses of Epic Games, in Korea through releasing ‘Fortnite’. In order to enable Korean gamers to enjoy games in an optimal environment, we made our best effort to the domestic service of ‘Fortnite’ through Korean localization, real-time global one build contents, and various Korean exclusive benefits. In addition, as we have introduced the game to be rated for over 12 years old so that teenage gamers can also enjoy a Battle Royal game, I would like to ask you a lot of attention to the service of ‘Fortnite’ in Korea.” ▲ Epic Games Korea's "Fortnite" media showcase was held. ▲ Sung-chul Park, Country Manager of Epic Games Korea said, “We made our best effort to the domestic service of ‘Fortnite’. I would like to ask you a lot of attention to the service of ‘Fortnite’ in Korea.” According to the announcement, 'Fortnite' is an Action-Building game that combines elements of battle, construction and action. Its biggest advantage is that users can enjoy creative new concept of battle play with unique skins and emotions over a normal shooting game that users simply shoot down enemies. Especially by dissolving easy play and in-depth game elements into the game, it has been loved by gamers from all over the world right from its release. In July 2017, 'Fortnite' was released ‘Save the World’, a new concept of action building system that four players cooperate with each other through role division into battle and construction as an early access version through Epic Game’s platform ‘Epic Games Launcher’. In September 2017, ‘Fortnite Battle Royal’, a PvP mode separate from ‘Save the World’ was released free of charge. Epic Games has recorded 10 million users in two weeks after launching the 'Fortnite Battle Royal' mode, followed by 20 million users in 72 days, 40 million users in 100 days, and 1.75 million concurrent connected users (CCU). With more than 2 million CCU, it has been recorded as one of the fastest growing games. ▲ In 100 days, it recorded 40 million users and 1.75 million CCU. Regarding the service of 'Fortnite', Epic Games implemented a complete 'Global One Build' policy that simultaneously releases the same content all over the world. Also, it stated that it will never introduce a business model that would impair the game’s fairness such as 'Pay-to-Win' items. It made it clear that it will respond strongly to illegal users such as cheat program users. In addition, Epic Games will continue to provide fresh and new pleasure through fast content updates. It will focus on high quality localization that is more readable than English version and has familiar fonts for Korean users to continue to develop the game. Epic Games has produced the first CF of 'Fortnite' in Korea, produced by Jung-hoon Park, a film director of the movie ‘The Villainess’, and Actor Sang-hoon Jung. It also plans to launch special events for domestic gamers such as releasing a limited edition T-shirt made by designer brand ‘Super Rocket Punch’, and providing Battle Pass to all the pre-orderers who play the game within two weeks after the launch. ▲ Various events for Korean users are prepared. ▲ Epic Games has produced the first CF of 'Fortnite' in Korea, produced by Jung-hoon Park, a film director of the movie ‘The Villainess’, and Actor Sang-hoon Jung. Sung-chul Park, Country Manager of Epic Games Korea, who came back on stage after the presentation of all the information about 'Fortnite', announced that Korea service of 'Fortnite' will start from January 23. Meanwhile, Epic Game’s Game Developer Tim Sweeney sent a video message. “The most important thing to consider when we make a game is 'fun', so we create a game that we want to play. We took six years to develop the game that users can enjoy tense fast-action as well as building construction with their friends, and the outcome is 'Fortnite'. It is the first time for Epic Games to provide service in Korea in its history of 27 years, so it is our new experience. And, it is expected that Korean users will be ranked first in ‘Fortnite’. Please enjoy the game.” ▲ Tim Sweeney said, “It is expected that Korean users will be ranked first in ‘Fortnite’.”
Mysteries of Summer Enter Black Desert Online
Today Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games announced that players can look forward to the Mysteries of Summer event that will be added as a special event to Black Desert Online after next week’s regular maintenance. Players can win fantastic prizes if they are one of the first to complete the Mysteries of Summer challenge. This challenge is heavily inspired by Spielberg’s latest film Ready Player One, where inhabitants of a virtual reality game hunt for Easter eggs in a bid to receive full ownership of the virtual world and the company that owns it. Prizes include high-end Alienware Area-51 R5 desktop gaming rigs, 34-inch ultra wide monitors and Geforce GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards. Additionally, players will be rewarded with in-game items and silver so everybody wins. A mysterious teaser trailer was released today showing the Dark Knight who is trying to uncover the Mysteries of Summer. To celebrate summer, Terrmian Waterpark makes a welcome return, featuring a host of mini-games, events, and the event boss Nineshark has miraculously entered the coastal area of Terrmian threatening player’s valuable leisure time. For more information on the prizes, schedule, and conditions please visit the dedicated page on blackdesertonline.com