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Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have announced the release date of Black Desert Online’s next major update: The Great Expedition. This comprehensive update and expansion of the nautical content of the game is set to launch globally for all regions on October 23 after the regularly scheduled maintenance is completed. With this new content update developer Pearl Abyss is striving to make the ocean-themed content just as engaging as the land-based content with the addition of new systems and content. A new system that will surely make the sailing a more interesting activity are the newly introduced sea currents and wind systems. These will majorly influence the speed and travel efficiency of your ships. New elements in the UI will inform players of the current sailing conditions so they can change their route accordingly. The influence of wind and current on your sailing speed will become increasingly pronounced once players had towards the deeper parts of the ocean. Launching alongside these new systems is a lineup of ships and sailors. Players will be able to upgrade their ‘Epheria’ sailboats and frigates to a new class of ships. Players will craft these ship-upgrades with materials which will be acquired by playing the new Great Expedition content. A new ship called the ‘Carrack’ will be the pride of any player’s armada. To crew their ships, a new sailor system is available for players that will allow them to hire sailors with various skills to increase the efficiency of their ships. Balancing the number of sailors with the amount of available cargo space will be a new challenge for players. The new ships, sailors and sailing mechanics will be used by adventurers while playing with the new ‘bartering’ system. Just like the sea-trade of old, this system will see players buy goods in one location, to sell them at a hefty profit at another location. Time is of the essence however, the prices of the bartered goods change every four hours, making it essential for players to find the most efficient sailing route. The new current and wind systems, and the new boats, will obviously play a big role in this. Successfully bartering items can yield players ‘Sea Coins’, a new currency that will allow them to buy highly coveted items such as the new ‘Heart of Khan’, a very useful item for any adventurer. Khan is not just the namesake of a new item; the Great Expedition also brings a new sea boss. Players familiar with Black Desert Online might have fought the massive leviathan; Vell, but the ocean has a new apex predator. To successfully hunt this behemoth, players will have to use cannons and cooperate well with others. For more insight into the development of the Great Expedition, read the recently released Developer Note from Pearl Abyss. These new systems and content are only the first part of the Great Expedition, more additions are planned for the Ocean content of Black Desert Online. The first part of The Great Expedition is set to launch globally on October 23, for more information, check out the Black Desert Online homepage. Players can try out the game for free for seven days, or start their adventure with one of three packages.
Black Desert Online’s Shai receives Talent Update on July 31st
Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss unveiled the release date and first details for Shai’s Talent update that will expand on her arsenal of skills and powers. Shai, unlike other Black Desert Online classes, is focused on support tasks. In the next update, she’ll be able to use new skills after learning her “Talent”. By completing a quest chain at level 56, Shai will obtain a new item called “Sol,” a magical leaf from her maestra who teaches the art of music. Depending on the used skill, Shai will be able to play a “Tring” in the form of a lute, a “Tute” in the form of a flute, or a “Tamtam” in the form of three djembes. Each instrument will have its own set of skills that will make Shai shine on the battlefield. With the talent update, players will be able to experience a unique playstyle that only Shai delivers. She can give herself and her allies certain buffs, cast debuffs against her enemies, or even call upon nature to help her fight. Shai's main talent skills are as follows.
New PvE Group Content, Altar of Blood, comes to Black Desert Online on July 10th
Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss today announced that Altar of Blood, a new group PvE experience for Black Desert Online, will launch next week. Altar of Blood is a new defensive horde mode that is played by a team of three players. The party will have to defend the eponymous altar from increasingly powerful enemies over the course of multiple rounds. Every round a new boss will spawn that must be bested by the party. Players will have to use all their skills to the best of their ability and work in tandem to emerge victoriously. Altar of Blood features ten rounds and can be undertaken by players from level 56. At the end of each round, the participants will be awarded a ‘Forgotten One’s Legacy’ that can be exchanged for Gold Bars, Black Stones, Caphras Stones and a chance at getting an armor box that can be opened for gear of various rarities and power. The later stages bring some of the most fearful monsters. Players can expect higher rewards for their solid tactics and cooperation. Popular items such as Caphras Stones, Advice of Valks, etc. can be obtained with Challenge rewards. With newly added Nightmare’s Fragments, players can re-challenge failed rounds. Nightmare’s Fragments can be made by simple alchemy of Black Energy Residue x40 and Memory Fragment x1. A special event for conquering the Altar of Blood will be available with its release. For a limited period, players can participate in the new defense mode for Advice of Valks(+50), a special in-game title, and more.
Shai Class Now Available in Black Desert Online
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that Shai, the 18th playable class is now available. Shai is the first class that is focussed on life skilling and support, which brings a whole new gameplay style to the popular MMORPG. Alongside Shai, a trio of special new donkeys (Derome, Cherose, and Vallet) has ridden out of the stables. These new donkeys are Shai’s special interest because they offer her special benefits. She will be able to sit reversed in the saddle, a quirk that reflects her whimsical nature. Celebrating the release of Shai and her best friend Donkey, Mount EXP +50% boost event will begin after 26th maintenance. The release of Shai also sees a special event where players can decide how to play Shai by choosing one of ‘three given paths’. These paths correspond to the archetypal playstyles that are unique to Black Desert Online and offer players a more thematic approach to begin a new adventure. The player’s chosen path starts off by visiting one of three NPCs in the expansive world of Black Desert Online. The Shai excels at supporting her allies on the battlefield. While she fights enemies using her Florang, a giant boomerang, she supports her allies using a magical ‘Vitclari’. With this magical light, she can provide healing and other beneficial effects in a very versatile way, making her a unique addition that is surely gonna bring a shift in the currently popular PvP and PvE strategies of Black Desert Online. Related to the leveling of new characters is the still ongoing event where users can earn a free copy of Black Desert Online by reaching level 50 and by logging into the game at least seven days during the event period that starts today and ends on the 10th of July.
Black Desert Online’s Shai Class Launches on June 26th.
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced the release date for Shai, Black Desert Online’s 18th class. Shai is a unique addition to the popular MMORPG, as it is the first character that focuses on support abilities and life skills. Players can already pre-create their Shai to prepare for her official launch on June 26. To celebrate Shai’s launch, trial account holders (both old and new) can earn a free copy of Black Desert Online by reaching level 50 and by logging into the game at least seven days during the event period that starts today and ends on the 3rd of July. Furthermore, players that pre-create their Shai this week will receive great rewards. Each player that has pre-created Shai will be awarded an exclusive accessory and in-game title, as well as several convenient items that will help players to embark on their adventure. Shai uses Florang, a giant boomerang, as her main weapon for combat. An alchemical sub-weapon, Vitclari, is used to protect herself and allies. Due to her small size, she is fast and nimble when evading and attacking enemies. Specializing in life skills, Shai starts off with Professional levels in Alchemy and Gathering. Her major skills are: One-Two-Three: Shai’s basic attack using the Florang, which can be thrown up to three times. Eat This!: Shai recklessly throws her Florang in the direction she wants. This is her longest-ranged Florang skill. Come Out, Come Out: Shai reveals hidden enemies around her using her lantern. This is an excellent skill to protect allies against Ninja and Kunoichi players but can also be useful when defeating certain powerful monsters. Over Here!: Shai creates a shielded area that protects her allies, making it a great skill to keep your allies safe. Play Dead: Shai pretends to be dead, which is very useful to fool her enemies into thinking she is not a threat. This skill is only effective against players; monsters will always see through this ruse.
Black Desert Online Reveals Future Plans and New Class During Live-streamed Event
During this weekend’s ‘Heidel Ball’, an exclusive event for fans of Black Desert Online, various big announcements were made concerning the future of the popular MMORPG. Aside from revealing a new class, expansion and group PvE content, the producer also shared information about a new approach with regards on how the game will be updated in the future. - A New Class, Shai Perhaps the most exciting reveal was the 18th new character class. The ‘Shai’ is a mischievous halfling from the forest near Florin, which lies north-east of Calpheon. Using her Boomerang and a variety of skills focused on both evading danger and aiding her friends, the Shai is quite unique compared to other classes. This is further emphasized by the fact that the Shai is the only class to start at ‘professional’ levels in the Alchemy and Gathering life skills. Due to her small stature, the Shai prefers to ride smaller mounts such as the Donkey on her adventures. Her unique class skills further offer new gameplay and tactical options. The Shai can fool enemy players by ‘Playing Dead’ but is also a very effective counter to other stealthy foes. Using her Lantern sub-weapon, a Shai can reveal hidden enemies around her, sneaking up on her should prove difficult. Another unique ability allows the Shai to create a protective barrier around her and her allies, making it an effective support class. The preparation event for Shai begins today and pre-creation event will be available on June 19th until the official launch. Please check the event page for details on the pre-registration rewards. - The Great Expedition A new expansion named ‘The Great Expedition’ will see the introduction of new wind and current mechanics to the ocean of Black Desert Online. Traversing the high seas will now become more rewarding to players that can skillfully utilize the winds and current to reach their destination more quickly. The addition of new islands to the ocean and new ships will give players even more reasons to explore this new content. The new islands will have special trade mechanics and players can use one of the new trading-focused ships to transport goods between islands, making a nice profit in the process. The new islands are easily distinguishable by their unique themes, but finding the correct one will require navigations mastery within the new current and wind mechanics. - A new PvE experience: The Altar of Blood For players that are more concerned with the content on land, a new PvE experience will be added in the form of the ‘Altar of Blood’. This content will see three players defending their ‘sacrament’ from increasingly strong groups of monsters. The ‘Altar of Blood’ demonstrates similarities with ‘Savage Rift’ but with the groups being smaller and players being able to utilize their class-skills. This new challenge will require solid tactics and cooperation to conquer the foes in the ‘Altar of Blood’. Thematically, ‘Altar of Blood’ is linked to the recently added ‘Star’s End’ update that was launched last week. Balance Improvements The producer of the game, Jae Hee Kim, also touched on more general improvements that are being planned for the game. The various grind spots in the Black Desert Online will receive a new balancing pass to make monsters more challenging. Furthermore, improvements to the Life Skills are currently in the works to make these systems more rewarding and engaging. Improvements are also being made towards the user interface with the goal of reaching a more cohesive experience between the console and PC-versions of the game. These updates are currently scheduled to be released somewhere in summer. There was also some news about earlier announced content. The O’dyllita region has been postponed to give the developers time to create a more unique spin on this expansion. The Territory War content is also nearing completion but it was the opinion of Pearl Abyss that further improvements should first be made to the existing Conquest and Node War content before it could be fully released.
Black Desert Online Renews Mediah Expansion Main Questline
Announced earlier this quarter as part of Black Desert Online’s content roadmap, Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have released an improved version of the Mediah main questline. As part of the ongoing efforts by Pearl Abyss to improve existing content, the main quests within the Mediah region have been rewritten and improved. These renewed quests now offer a different perspective to better depict the history, relationships, and lore that are central to the Black Desert Online world. Players will get to experience the consequences of a pivotal moment in Mediah’s history. During the storyline, players will have to choose between two factions: Mediah’s Royal Family and the Mediah Merchants Union. By following either of the ‘Crossroad’ questlines they will watch the story unfold from that faction’s perspective. Players that have previously or are currently completing the Mediah main quest can still play the revamped version of the questline. Many fans have sprung into action to create Spring-themed videos to compete for a new Alienware Aurora R8 gaming desktop and assorted accessories. Talented members of the community created trailers of which the very best can be found Black Desert Online’s forum. The winner of the contest will be announced on the 30th of May. Based on the current votes, the following videos seem to be in the running for the grand prize. IDEmrySDI 'SexyRey' Haoru This Friday, artistic members of the community can sink their teeth into the ‘Art of Thrones’ contest where the top entry can sit in their very own ThunderX3 BC5 Gaming Chair and Aerocool PC cases and other prizes for creating the best art that depicts best ‘Throne’ themed artwork. Either traditional or digital art is accepted with the full rules being detailed on the Black Desert Online website. Black Desert Online also saw itself rise into the top 10 of most played games during the Steam Spring Cleaning, with a surge of new players trying out the game during its free weekend.
Forge the Ultimate Black Desert Weapon in the Star’s End Update
Continuing the content rollout that was announced on the content roadmap in April, Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss are announcing the release of Star’s End. This new high-end content will have players strive to forge a new legendary Blackstar weapon. The Blackstar weapons represent a new pinnacle of power for Black Desert Online players. In a new quest line, players will be taken to a new area called Star’s End. Here, players will gather materials that can be used in forging a new abyssal weapon of ultimate power. Star’s End is a new area themed after the infamous world-boss Kzarka and is located in the western area of Calpheon, one of the biggest regions of Black Desert Online. Only the bravest adventurers will be able to challenge the dangers that lie within. Forging the Blackstar weapon will be a true achievement marking the player as a veteran of the game. Underwater Ruins, a new recently announced expansion will release today after Black Desert Online’s regular maintenance. This content features two new adventuring zones that will take players to fantastical areas in deep hidden caves. The Protty Cave and Sycraia Ruins will offer challenges for adventurers of varied play styles. The ultimate challenge of all is facing Black Desert Online’s new menacing boss called Sycrid. Additionally, to commemorate the launch of this new content, all game packages are discounted by 50%. This celebratory sale will start after this week’s maintenance and will last up until the 29th of May. To celebrate this new content Kakao Games and Alienware joined forces. Players can claim valuable item bundles by signing up via the Alienware Arena website.
Venture into the Abyss with the Underwater Ruins Expansion on Black Desert Online
As previously announced on the content roadmap last month, Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss are proud to announce the new Underwater Ruins expansion that will be added to Black Desert Online on the 22nd of May. Only the most seasoned adventurers will be able to venture to these new water-themed locations to face off against some of the fiercest enemies in the game. Players will have to travel by boat and dive into the ocean to enter the two adventuring locations. There are the Protty Cave and the Sycraia Ruins, as well as Sycrid, a brand field new boss in Black Desert Online. Once the location has been reached, players do not have to swim during combat and/or exploration. Featuring brand new enemy types and powerful items for players to acquire, the Underwater Ruins also adds a new summonable boss named Sycrid. This boss will require a small group of players to work together to be able to overcome him. Defeating him gives players a chance to acquire the highly desirable Tungrad Ring, the strongest ring in the game. This week’s maintenance also sees the addition of the Great Marni’s Stone, a feature that rewards players with rare items for killing monsters that correspond with the type of their Great Marni’s stone. Additionally, players can sink their teeth into the ‘Hands of Gold Returns’ event which can net players handsome rewards. More information on how to obtain these items is available on the dedicated event page. The daily attendance rewards have also been revamped with a completely new golden theme. Players can collect up to 200 million Silver by collecting gold items by logging in every day.
Pearl Abyss Reveals Black Desert Online Roadmap
Today Pearl Abyss has announced the Black Desert Online roadmap that will introduce a host of new content and activities to the popular MMORPG in the 2nd quarter of 2019. Players can look forward to interesting areas to explore, fiery mounts to ride, new weapons to wield and a brand new PvE experience that will enthrall the community as a whole. Although the exact dates are to be confirmed, Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games are planning to bring the following content to Western audiences before the end of this quarter. Doom, a new hellish Dream Horse that will only accept the fiercest of riders. It is a true achievement for those who are diligent enough to harness their horse breeding skills. This new dream horse will be available next week. Underwater Ruins, These mysterious ruins can be accessed from a secret rift that exists deep down in the Ocean and contains high-level areas with new monsters and a field boss to boot. Star’s End is a new region that will be key to unlock the ultimate prize, the infamous BlackStar Weapon. Only the most dedicated, most bravest of adventurers will be able to wield it. A brand new experience will add new group based content to Black Desert Online which will introduce a different type of PvE than what players have seen so far. Aside from these major content updates, smaller changes will also be made to keep people engaged and improve the overall quality of Black Desert Online. The Mediah Quest Renewal, for instance, will update most activities in the region, including background lore and story to provide a more immersive experience. In Garmoth Chase players will have to follow the menacing dragon as he flies around Drieghan. Lucky players can earn the rewards he drops down from the sky. Many other events will be rolled out, starting with Mystical Ellie’s Water Festival that commences today. This spring event is bigger than ever before, so make your way to Terrmian Beach to join in on the fun. Get ready for some serious water balloon popping, fishing activities and other event quests and get handsomely rewarded.
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