Players Can Rejoice In Two New PVP Updates With New Combative Faction War And New 15v15 Guild League, While Black Desert Mobile’s “Succession Skill” Update Offers Unlimited Skill Combos and New Region

Manhattan Beach, CA — February 7, 2024Pearl Abyss, the innovative force behind Black Desert Online, concluded the groundbreaking War of the Roses pre-season this past weekend — a spectacular 300vs300 PvP faction war — across multiple territories. The developer then launched a new, more compact 15v15 Guild League update today for Guild versus Guild battles. The mobile team simultaneously unveiled a comprehensive revamp of its class system for Black Desert Mobile yesterday enabling players limitless skill combinations for all 28 classes paired with the new Sherekhan territory, an expansive region to explore.

First-ever War of the Roses 300v300 Thrilling Pre-Season Match
In an historic clash last Sunday night, both North American and European guilds, along with individual participants, engaged in exhilarating 300v300 battles across key regions within Black Desert Online.

In North America, the swift victory went to Kamasylvia, where the formidable Cho Nation guild proved superior against O’dyllita, led by the Eferium Guild. In Europe, the War of the Roses unfolded in a hard-fought battle, with the O’dyllita faction emerging victorious. On both sides of the Atlantic, Adventurers praised the new mode’s fluid gameplay, PvE and PvP mechanics, overall server performance, and provided constructive feedback, which will be instrumental in enhancing future editions of War of the Roses. 

War of the Roses, a Revolutionary Large-Scale PvP Experience
The War of the Roses presents a revolutionary large-scale 300v300 PvP faction war, spanning the vast territories of Kamasylvia vs. O’dyllita. Crafted with entirely new combat rules and tactics, this immersive PvP content plunges players into the intense mindset of warring factions. Key features include:

  • Innovative Commander Mechanics
  • Powerful Top-Down Tactical Map for Land and Sea Battles
  • New Faction Skills, Siege Vessels, NPC Bosses

Conditions are simple: Each castle houses an NPC commander, and factions must storm the opponent’s castle to defeat their respective NPC Commander. The first to defeat the general claims victory and is adorned with the prestigious Rose crown.

For more information on War of the Roses, including its key features and gameplay mechanics, please refer to this fact sheet in the asset pack or check the overview video here. Adventurers will be pleased to know that last week’s War of the Roses will be analysed in a live stream that is scheduled to take place at 12:00 PST, 15:00 EDT, 20:00 BST, 21:00 CET today.

Guild League Goes for Accessibility
Guild League is a brand new 15v15 PvP mode offering guilds the opportunity to test their combat prowess against each other. When the Guild League content is active, guilds that have signed up to participate are matched against each other.

This content is specifically designed to make PvP content more accessible and fun. Guildmates are encouraged to work together and challenge other guilds whilst scoring points for much needed bragging rights. Guilds with 1,000 points (100 kills) or a higher score at the end of the match time win!

Black Desert Mobile Receives New ‘Land of the Sherekhan’ Region and Succession Skill Update
Adventurers can now explore the new “Land of the Sherekhan” region and learn Succession Skills offering a variety of skill combinations in combat.

Succession Skill is the concept that enables Ascension and Awakening classes to interchangeably select one of two designated skills from the opposite class. For example, [Awakening] Berserker is able to use one of two skills of [Ascension] Gladiator either “Spinning Slash” or “Piercing Spear.” Gladiator can choose Berserker’s skills either “Havoc Thrust” or “Crushing Falcon” for Succession Skill. Classes that only have Ascension or Awakening, like Scholar and Shai, can also use Succession Skills. Please check the official YouTube channel for succession previews for every class.

“Land of the Sherekhan” was released for Adventurers with CP ranges between 43,000 to 60,000. Players will be able to enjoy a variety of skill combinations through the Succession Skill, giving them paths to tactical combat by combining diverse skills such as mixing long-distance skills and short-distance skills. Succession Skills can be enhanced using Charm of Succession, a Family Gear that can be crafted using in-game materials.

Pearl Abyss continues to push the boundaries of MMORPG experiences and fosters its global gaming communities. For more information about these exciting updates for PC and Mobile, please check the official Black Desert Online and/or Black Desert Mobile websites.

The Black Desert IP is Pearl Abyss‘ open-world action MMORPG franchise with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. With the most developed character customization system of any game currently on the market, players can break out of the norm and make unique characters that truly represent themselves. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs. Pearl Abyss is currently servicing the Black Desert IP, which has gained 50 million players across the world on PC, mobile, and console.    

Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry with its renowned MMORPG franchise Black Desert, which is available on PC, mobile, and console. All of Pearl Abyss’ games are built on the company’s proprietary engine and are renowned for cutting-edge graphics. Pearl Abyss is currently developing Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8 using its next-generation game engine and is poised to grow its overseas market. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at:


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Douglass Perry
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