Black Desert Online developer PearlAbyss has released developer notes full of upcoming content news and updates. Since Black Desert Online’s launch in South Korea in 2015, the game has had an overwhelming response from fans across the globe and PearlAbyss and Kakao Games are very thankful to their community for this massive success.
The Black Desert Online service has received many content expansions that kept the community engaged. Furthermore, the game has since launched in key territories such as North America, Europe, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Russia. More territories will be added in the near future and other platform versions are also underway.
Jae-Hee Kim, the executive producer of Black Desert Online at PearlAbyss expressed his gratitude towards the community: “We realize well that such progress would not have been made if it weren’t for your so much love and interest. A ‘Thank you’ alone will not express our appreciation towards you all.”
In the most recent developer notes published in Korea, Jae-Hee Kim hinted at new upcoming content updates, balance fixes, and changes to the maintenance cycle.
To better deliver polished fixes and updates to the game, the service will shift to a bi-weekly maintenance cycle which allows for better QA, localization, and new content development time. Furthermore, it will pave the way for a more stable service and better communication which will benefit everyone.
Rabam’s Enlightenment – Skill Enhancement is currently under development and will serve as the 2nd Awakening. This skill enhancement will give players the chance to rediscover each of the 14 currently available classes by allowing them to combine two non-awakening skills. Rabam’s Enlightenment will be implemented throughout the upcoming updates.
Additionally, more AFK content is on its way with the Training of the Black Spirit. Black Desert Online is famed for its AFK systems where players can make progress even when they are not actively playing. This content was already available at special occasions in the Korean server but is planned to be introduced as a standard feature to the game.
A new camping system will give adventurers the ability to venture far from the safety of cities as they will have a portable shelter when they go out to explore the world and hunt.
Other planned updates include the introduction of new siege weapons, a new tutorial system, a new world boss named Vell, improvements to the enhancement system, and the Awakening of the Mystic class.
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