Black Desert Beta Hitting PlayStation 4 on August 9

Open-world action MMORPG offers free access to Beta ahead of August 22 launch on PlayStation 4, now available for pre-order

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – July 24, 2019 – Today Pearl Abyss announced that Black Desert on PlayStation®4 (PS4) will be in Beta testing from Aug. 9-13, in preparation for launch on Aug. 22, 2019. The Beta is available to play without a PlayStation®Plus subscription, and all participants that sign up for the Beta will receive an exclusive Sky Hawk pet at launch, allowing players to loot items, increase Knowledge Gain Chance and find rare monsters. All player data will reset at the end of the event. For more information, please read the official details here.

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Start Date: Aug. 9, 12 A.M. PDT (7 A.M. UTC)

End Date: Aug. 13, 2 A.M. PDT (9 A.M. UTC)

As a free download, players are invited to join the adventure to become their true selves. Black Desert is available for pre-order with Standard ($29.99 USD), Deluxe ($49.99 USD) and Ultimate ($99.99 USD) Editions, which offers various in-game rewards.

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Explore the lands of Calpheon with six character classes, including the Warrior, Sorceress, Ranger, Berserker, Wizard and Witch. Adventurers can create their ideal characters through the robust customization tool, embark on a journey to reach a maximum level of 50, and participate in GM events. 

Black Desert boasts next-generation visuals and skill-based, real-time combat that has been optimized for responsive controls on PS4. With 4K resolution support for PS4 Pro, experience stunning visual environments in a player-driven economy and an expansive, living world. 

Now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions allow 48-hour early access to the full game. PlayStation Plus members receive a 10% discount on all pre-order editions.

For Adventurers playing Black Desert on Xbox One, a new free content update is now available, allowing the Ninja to Awaken true skills and abilities. In addition, three new world bosses – Karanda, Quint and Maraka – now offer powerful loot and the Capotia Accessories equipment deliver increased attack damage. For more information on these new features, please read the official update details here.

For more information about Black Desert, visit the official website, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

A press kit for Black Desert on PS4 can be found here.


About Black Desert

Black Desert is an open-world action MMORPG with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. Black Desert has the most developed character customization system of any game that is currently on the market. This feature allows users to break out of the norm and make unique characters that truly represent each and every player. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs. Black Desert has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages and has 20 million registered users.

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 two 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:


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