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 revamps the trading lifeskill for its console edition

The virtual economy is the lifeblood of sandboxes like Black Desert, so when Pearl Abyss puts a trading skill revamp front and center in...

Global Chat: Black Desert is the MMO sandbox to beat

Those who wrote off or skipped by Black Desert on the way to other MMOs may be missing one of the best sandboxes on...

Black Desert PC makes a long list of improvements to the Archer class and ramps up treasure drops

If you play the Archer in Black Desert on PC, then this newest patch is pretty much just for you, as it introduces a...

Black Desert PC makes further tweaks to trade, Black Desert Mobile adds umbral chaos gear

It's time yet again for another bundle of Black Desert news coming out of the PC and mobile versions of the MMORPG, with the...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...

Black Desert brings the Maegu class and spring season servers to console, refines the trading life skill on PC

It's time to get foxy in the console version of Black Desert as this week's patch has introduced the Maegu class and all of...

Black Desert: PC tweaks the Maegu, console preps for her arrival, and mobile launches the Igneous

Pearl Abyss is having a busy week in all corners of Black Desert. Here's what players on PC, console, and mobile can expect out...

Ship of Heroes’ arrival on Steam is imminent as Heroic is still planning launch in 2023

Earlier this year, we noted that superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes was eyeing an arrival on Steam, and as of today, it's finally happening. Or...

Black Desert brings more materials to PC, changes Wizard’s model on console, preps a US in-person event

This week brings more goodies to multiple versions of Black Desert, but perhaps more interestingly are extra details for an next in-person event that...

Global Chat: Are we gaming in the ‘Age of Diablo?’

With Diablo II's remake on the market, Diablo III's continuing seasons, Diablo Immortal's patches, and Diablo IV on the way this summer, it's not...

Black Desert PC starts the seventh anniversary afterparty and makes PvE tweaks to some of its classes

There has been a whole lot of seventh anniversary celebration going on in the PC version of Black Desert, but this week is seeing...

Black Desert Mobile introduces the upcoming water and fire-wielding Igneous class

Mages are awesome. Mages that wield multiple elements are awesome. Mages that are able to control two opposing elements at once are awesome. So...

Black Desert PC confirms Morning Light’s March launch in Korea, preps a ‘gateway’ area for the expansion

Ever since the Land of the Morning Light expansion was first revealed during last year's Calpheon Ball, many players of Black Desert on PC...

The Stream Team: Black Desert celebrates seven years

Black Desert Online is celebrating seven years! (And it has revamped itself almost as many times!) Massively OP's MJ may not play regularly, but...

Black Desert console starts a new Node War season, Black Desert PC is free to claim until March 9

We're back with another mid-week news dump from Black Desert, this time featuring updates and headlines from the console and PC editions of the...

Black Desert Mobile launches on a whole bunch of new Mac devices today

Black Desert is expanding to new platforms this year: Pearl Abyss has just announced that Black Desert Mobile will roll out to Mac -...

Black Desert PC confirms its spring season server for February 28, updates the Wizard’s model, and begins celebrating seven years

The seasons continue to turn in the PC version of Black Desert, or more specifically the season servers continue to cycle around through the...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO characters we want to love but don’t

A few weeks ago, MOP reader Neurotic pinged the MOP Podcast with a question about characters we want to love but just don't. He...

Black Desert celebrates seven years on PC and four on console with giveaways and bonuses

It's birthday season for Black Desert, as Pearl Abyss is celebrating its "milestone anniversaries" for the PC and console versions of the game over...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the ideal content cadence for an MMORPG in 2023?

Earlier this week, Guild Wars 2 revealed a major shake-up of its content delivery cadence. Studio ArenaNet suggested that the traditional living world cadence...