Black Desert Online

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Daum Games Europe
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Release Date: March 3, 2016

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'Black Desert Online' Celebrates 7th Anniversary With Player Events and Rewards - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2023 @ 6:00 a.m. PST

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.

MMORPG publisher and developer Pearl Abyss will celebrate three milestone anniversaries for Black Desert Online and Black Desert Console from February through March with month-long events, giveaways, and livestreams, starting today.


  • Black Desert Online celebrates its seventh anniversary! Watch the celebratory stream on its birthday at 12:00 PST, Friday, March 3 on YouTube and Twitch
  • On Saturday, March 4, Black Desert Console celebrates its fourth anniversary on Xbox and its third cross-play anniversary. Watch the Black Desert Console Anniversary Stream at 12:00 PST, Saturday, March 4 on YouTube and Twitch

For Black Desert Online, log in, join the festivities, and earn rewards starting today, Wednesday, February 22, through Wednesday, March 29.

For Black Desert Console, jump in and instantly earn rewards starting today, Wednesday, February 22, through Wednesday, March 29.


To further celebrate the occasion, Pearl Abyss created a Special Anniversary Bundle just for Amazon Prime Gaming members on PC and Console (value $50+). Starting Tuesday, February 28, all Amazon Prime members in North America, Europe, and South America who have connected their accounts to Black Desert Online or Black Desert Console, will receive four valuable in-game rewards to support their journey. These include The Rabbit Selection Box, The Secret Book of Old Moon, Little Black Spirit Band Jukebox, and Valks’ Support Box. Check Black Desert on the Amazon Prime Gaming page on Tuesday, February 28 to get all four!


Showcasing the PC game’s seven-year and 2022 highlights, Pearl Abyss created an infographic  featuring updated player achievements, pet and monster statistics, in-game favorites, and more.  In 2022, North American and European players loved Black Desert Online in a multitude of ways: Their favorite class was Dark Knight; they chose the Kuku bird as the most owned pet, and hunted down the Centaurus Axeman more than any other monster. And there are more than 8 million characters currently on the North American and European servers! See the infographic below for more.

There’s even more to celebrate with the highly anticipated PC expansion “Land of the Morning Light” coming this year (look for more details soon)! The new Korean folklore-inspired region is full of unique bosses and storylines, alluring territory to explore, and rewards that combine to make it one of Black Desert Online’s biggest expansions of 2023.

“We are thrilled so many Adventurers have joined Black Desert since our sixth anniversary," said Jaehee Kim, Executive Producer of Black Desert. "Over the last year, we have discovered interesting insights into our Adventurers' preferences and we are happy to share these through our infographic today.” For instance, their favorite day to play is Sunday, 76,000 treasure items have been crafted, and Stormbringer Karanda was responsible for the most deaths among our Adventurers.

"It is highlights like these that inspire us to dream up new and unique gameplay experiences,” added Kim. “As we move forward, we are dedicated to strengthening our growing community by offering them beautiful new adventures, such as the upcoming Land of the Morning Light."

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

Get a free 7-day trial for Black Desert Online here.

Black Desert Online is currently available PC, as well as PS4 and Xbox One (titled Black Desert).

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