- Guardian Succession skills and Ash Forest zone to be added in next week’s update on March 3rd
- Free Gamepass promotion starts tomorrow, on February 27th
- Players can earn up to €200/$200 in cash shop items by logging in daily starting next week
- In-game charity promotion will start in the middle of March, to raise money for a charitable cause
Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss have announced that to celebrate the upcoming fourth anniversary of their hit MMORPG in western markets they are running a month-long celebration with new content updates, special anniversary events and promotional discounts for the next month.
The anniversary will kick off with hotly awaited content updates next week, which sees the release of the Guardian Succession and a new zone called the Ash Forest. The Succession update for the Guardian brings the final part of her toolbox and will allow players to customize as they see fit, by either specializing into a single weapon set or choosing the versatility of the Awakening skills that were also recently released.
Ash Forest is a new ‘hunting ground’ where the most veteran Black Desert Online players can hunt monsters for experience and various items. This content will prove truly challenging to all but the most well-equipped players. The North American and European version of Black Desert Online is the first to receive Ash Forest after it’s Korean release in August last year. The Guardian Succession and Ash Forest zone will be updated on the 3rd of March.
Players interested in joining the hit MMO that launched in 2016 might be happy to hear that starting this Thursday up to and including Sunday, they will be able to receive the game pass at a 100% discount either via steam or the Black Desert Online website.
In addition to the free game pass; existing and new players can secure up to €200/$200 in cash shop items by playing the game during the anniversary event period. This includes items such as outfit skins, a pet dragon, useful consumables and more. This event will start on March 3rd.
Kakao Games also announced that it’s in the process of setting up an in-game charity event in which players will be able to participate to raise money for a worthwhile cause. More details on this event will be shared in the future.
In preparation of the anniversary celebrations starting next week, this patch saw the release of the Striker and Mystic Succession as well as the start of in-game events of which the ‘Rebellion of the Word Bosses’ is of special note since it will give players to opportunity to secure double the amount of loot from defeated world bosses.
About Black Desert Online
Black Desert Online is an open-world action MMORPG with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. Black Desert Online has the most fully developed character customization system of any game that is currently on the market. This feature allows users to break free of the mundane and make unique characters that are truly representative of each and every player. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed worlds, and extensive lore are enough to excite both new and veteran gamers of MMORPGs and RPGs. The game has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages, and has over 20 million registered users. The mobile and console versions have launched globally in 2019.
About Pearl Abyss
Best known for the MMORPG franchise Black Desert, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry. Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss has since developed Black Desert for PC, mobile, and console. With all their games built on their proprietary engine, their games are renowned for their cutting-edge graphics. The company has four new projects in the works and is poised to continue its growth through 2019 and beyond to maintain its position as one of Asia’s leaders in game development. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at www.pearlabyss.com.
About Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games. Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is responsible for servicing a variety of games, including Pearl Abyss’s Black Desert Online (serviced in North America, Europe), Bluehole’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (serviced in Korea), and Ascent: Infinite Realm (scheduled to be serviced in North America and Europe).
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