Black Desert is a third-person action game by Korean developer Pearl Abyss. The title can be classified as a sandbox-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) which offers players unprecedented freedom. You need to love exploration and be able to engage challenging enemies in a heartbeat if you want to succeed.
The game takes place in a fantasy setting and revolves around the conflict between the rival nations of Calpheon and Valencia. Black stones are a precious commodity and Calpheon doesn't have any way of mining them due to its geographical location. This causes the desperate nation to launch raids into other territories, particularly Valencia, which holds the vast Black Desert with a near-infinite amount of stones.
Recently, the game recieved an open beta which showed a lot of promise, but suffered from questionable performance even on Xbox One X. Luckily, there's another test taking place quite soon. Today, Pearl Abyss today announced that Black Desert will be running a final open beta on Xbox One from February 14 to February 17, 2019. This is the last chance players will be able to experience Black Desert for free before the game's launch on March 4. The developer claims that players can expect a more polished world within this test, including quality-of-life changes and additional skills such as trade and the central market. Lastly, those who hit Level 30 during the beta period will be awarded a "Calpheon Chubby Dog."
If you're interested in the game, be sure to check out the final beta in a few weeks. Will you play Black Desert on Xbox One? Let us know.
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