Black Desert Online is turning four years old and 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.
Black Desert Update:
- 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
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