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Black Desert Online

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Daum Games Europe
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Release Date: March 3, 2016

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'Black Desert Online' (ALL) Rolls Out Militia & Platoon Systems

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2017 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT

Black Desert Online is an open-world action MMORPG with next-generation visuals and skill-based combat that rejuvenates the genre.

With the deepest character customization of any game currently on the market, Black Desert Online allows for unprecedented detail in character creation. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will enthrall both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs.

Travel through the lands in search of treasure and adventure or become one of the top craftsmen in the land. Set up trade routes and breed horses or compete against other guilds in epic siege warfare.

A new Militia system will allow individual users to have significant influence on the in-game politics and the massive Conquest Wars that dictate the world’s power balance. Thanks to these changes, Black Desert Online’s famed endgame will become more welcoming, unpredictable, and exciting.

Militias are open to any guild and make one of Black Desert Online’s more prominent late game features a lot more accessible. Militia participants will have to choose sides and join either the challenging guilds that are on the offense or the ruling masters who are defending their castle. Any adventurer who is affiliated with any guild and meets the requirements can enter in either the Offensive or Defensive Militia. For each area, a total of 100 players can join a Militia, with 50 players on each side. The longer a guild successfully maintains a territory, the larger the amount of available Offensive Militia will grow each week.

The potential rewards for participating in a Militia are huge: each player on the winning side will be immediately rewarded with tons of Silver and Guild Activity points after the Conquest Wars have ended. To explain the rules and conditions of the Militia system in more detail, Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have opened a special page with further information.

Additionally, a new Platoon system has been added which allows groups of up to 20 people to join up and play together. Player stats are shared within the game’s UI and players can communicate with one another via voice chat. Each member’s location can be seen on the world map and some buffs such as Healing Lighthouse are shared among the group. For more information on the Platoon system, further game additions and changes, please read the detailed patch notes on

Key Features

  • A beautifully designed open world that’s as expansive as it is alive
  • Heart-pounding skill-based combat
  • Unprecedented character customization with incredible detail
  • Crisp next-generation graphics
  • Extensive open world PvP modes (Arena mode, guild vs guild, node wars, castle siege, and more)
  • Engaging story with deep lore and epic quests
  • Unique farming system - grow and perfect your crops
  • A personalized stable - catch, tame, and breed wild horses
  • Deep crafting, housing, fishing, hunting, and alchemy systems
  • Intuitive action gameplay complete with gamepad support

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