First Major Update Hits Black Desert on PlayStation 4

Node Wars, Conquest Wars, New Musa and Dark Knight Classes and the Kzarka World Boss now available in open-world action MMORPG

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – September 4, 2019 – Less than two weeks after the launch of Black Desert on PlayStation®4, Pearl Abyss announced that the first major update is now available as a free download. The open-world action MMORPG introduces two new character classes, two large-scale PvP feature modes, and a monstrous world boss for adventurers to defeat.

Watch the content update launch trailer here:

The two new character classes, Musa and Dark Knight, provide unique combat opportunities and stunning character design. Each character is built with different backgrounds and motivations for exploring the world of Black Desert:

  • Dark Knight: Dark Knight wields the beautiful but lethal Kriegsmesser and burns through nature’s energy to amplify her power. Using a variety of ranged magical skills, Dark Knight can confuse her enemies and create opportunities for a deadly combo of attacks.
  • Musa: Musa uses a variety of oriental martial arts, focusing mainly on sword skills and his horn bow. Expert swordsmanship allows Musa to unleash quick and deadly combos, making him an incredibly formidable adversary.

Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption, has arrived as the new world boss within the world of Black Desert. Sealed within a shrine in Serendia centuries ago by sacred magic, a suspicious group is now attempting his resurrection. Those adventurers who defeat Kzarka have a chance of receiving yellow grade primary weapons.

One of the most beloved features of Black Desert, Node Wars, is now available as a weekly event and allows Guilds to engage in strategic combat over specific node locations until only one victor remains. Supporting 25 – 100 players, the victorious Guild will receive gold from part of the worldwide tax collection for the occupied node for that week.

In addition, guilds can participate in Conquest Wars, a weekly PvP mode that is larger in scale than Node Wars. Players are challenged with controlling the Balenos and Serendia territories by building Command Posts and defending their regions until there is just one Guild left standing. The victors can claim both the Balenos and Serendia territories, and will be awarded taxes from the entire region for that week.

“We are very excited to provide this massive content update to our players on PlayStation 4 so soon after launch. They can now enjoy the new character classes, PvP modes and world boss with 20 million other players all around the world,” said Robin Jung, Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Abyss.

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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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