Black Desert Online is a sandbox, living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!
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Release Date: Mar 3, 2016

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May 21

Your Ultimate Dream Home

The housing system in Black Desert Online is robust, allowing you to rent workshops to process materials or craft items. You can also rent a Residence to transform into your ultimate BDO Fantasy Home!

Any house in Black Desert Online can be rented as a Residence, as long as you have not rented the same space for a different purpose, like crafting Trade Crates. Houses have differing styles, sizes and options, depending on the town and region where they are located. Not all houses are created equal, however. Some houses are quite large, with multiple floors and rooms waiting for your unique sense of Interior Design, while others feature only a single room for a more utilitarian feel.

So you’ve selected your house and invested CP into it. Now what? Decorating of course! There are a large variety of items you can use to decorate your house. Let’s look at a few!

  • Beds - You can lay in a bed to recover Energy more quickly.
  • Cooking/Alchemy Tools - These will allow you to practice more than the Simple Alchemy from the Processing menu.
  • Bookcases - Using these will help you gain Knowledge you have not already acquired.
  • Buff Items - Specific pieces of furniture will offer you a temporary buff, however, activating the buff will consume the item’s limited durability.
This is only the tip of the iceberg, however. Many more items can be placed in your Residence, but I’m sure you’re wondering where they all come from. Furniture Merchants will sell you pieces of furniture specific to their regions. You can also use Furniture Workshops to craft your own furniture, drapes and rugs. Certain quests and monsters (include a few bosses) can also reward you with furniture pieces and buff items.

You have more to gain from owning a Residence than useful buffs, or the ability to Cook. Each house owner accumulates House Points which affect their ranking on the housing list. The person who has the highest rank unlocks a special Investment Bank in the town where they live. Furniture and decorative items have a specific point value, and placing them in your Residence raises your overall point total and can allow you to rise up the Housing Ranks.

Housing has several benefits, beyond the cosmetic. How will you decorate yours?

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May 20

For Honor and Glory!

As you grow stronger in Black Desert Online, you can begin to participate in various Player Versus Player battles. These engagements can take many forms, from one on one battles, to large scale castle sieges. Here is a small peak at what’s in store!

Red Battlefield

Do you enjoy random teams facing off to claim victory? Red Battlefield is perfect for you! You can sign up for the fight by pressing the Red Battlefield button on your main menu. You’ll be placed in a group with random players and transported to a special island where two teams can compete for points. What is your prize for winning? Collect Red Seals to receive powerful Magical Crystals and a myriad of other fantastic rewards!

Guild Wars

If you prefer cooperating with friends and allies to decimate your enemies, you can start a Guild War. For a small amount of Silver, guilds can declare war on one another. Take to the fields for large scale battles, or engage in guerrilla warfare to ensure success!

Should your Guild wish to be more competitive, you can challenge the might of multiple guilds in Sieges. There are two forms Sieges take: Node Wars and Conquest Wars. Victory grants a Guild one week of ownership and Taxes to fuel their Guild Funds.

PvP Flagging

There's also an open world flagging system which will allow you to attack any player above the level of 50 who is not in a safe zone. There are consequences, however, for attacking another player this way. Every monster you kill grants you Karma, up to a maximum of 300,000. Attacking or killing players and their mounts costs Karma.

If you allow your Karma to drop below zero, you are permanently flagged to other players. NPC’s will attack you when you try to enter town as well. If you continue to lose karma, at a maximum of one million, you can lose Magic Crystals or trade items from your inventory when another player kills you. You can take refuge in the desert, however, where other bandits have created sanctuaries free of petty laws.


There is one last area where you can attack any player, with no consequences. Small arenas reside near Capitals, and anyone who steps into its boundaries is automatically flagged for PvP. Dying in an arena has no negative consequences and a player can instantly resurrect at no cost. These serve as an ideal place for players to train their skills and practice for sieges.

Will you have what it takes!?

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“A role-player’s dream”

“The most unique offering the genre’s had in ages”

“A truly wondrous world to explore”

Pre-Existing Users

The Steam version of Black Desert Online requires the purchase of the game from Steam as well as the creation of a new Black Desert Online account. Pre-existing Black Desert Online accounts created from methods other than Steam will not be able to play via Steam.

About This Game

Black Desert Online is a sandbox, living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!

Players will enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, intuitive skill-based combat, and an immersive story encased in our expansive world that’s just waiting to be explored. Accompanied by a Black Spirit, a companion whose destiny is intertwined with their own, players will discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects.


  • Robust Character Creation Tools - Make the character YOU want to play.
  • Seamless Movement Throughout the World – No loading times necessary as you explore.
  • Combo-Oriented, Non-Targeted Combat - Take part in fast-paced, action-packed combat with skills that can be chained through combos.
  • Unique Weather and Climate - The weather and climate will have various effects on different zones that players can adapt to.
  • Day / Night Cycle – Along with unique weather and climate changes, the game revolves around a day/night cycle that alters NPC behavior and triggers various events based on the time of day.
  • Instanced Player Housing – From tents to palaces and everything in between, players can furnish and customize their own homes and can hire NPCs to keep your place clean or purchase things from the marketplace.
  • Mounted Combat – Utilize your trusted mounts on the battlefield and take advantage of their mobility and effectiveness in combat. Keep in mind, however, that mounts will need to be cared for, housed and protected as they can die in combat.
  • Boss Hunts - Group up with friends or other players to hunt down field bosses and world bosses to get that rare loot.
  • Siege Warfare - Massive free-for-all guild battles! Join a guild and participate in daily node wars or weekly conquest wars against many other competing guilds. Win the node or castle and claim it for a week to collect taxes to increase your guild funds.
  • Ocean Contents - Craft your boat and make sail to the vast oceans to fish, hunt ocean monsters and bosses, underwater exploring and gathering, quest missions, trade, and so much more.
  • Taming & Breeding - Catch and tame horses and elephants in the wild to make it your mount. You can also breed horses for better offspring with improved mount stats and skills.
  • Crafting - Enjoy all aspects of crafting in Black Desert from tools, weapons, armor, jewelry, boats, costumes, outfits, and more. Just about everything can be crafted in the world of Black Desert Online.
  • Profession - Take part and grow your character into a profession that can help your income. With professions like gathering, processing, cooking, alchemy, training, fishing, hunting, trading, farming, and sailing, you can choose to play Black Desert Online the way you want to.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 650 / GTX 550Ti, Radeon HD 7770, 6770
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 52 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970, AMD RX 480
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 52 GB available space
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