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: May 24, 2017

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May 25

Striker Showcase Twitch Stream!

Join us on Twitch for a Striker showcase, the new class in Black Desert Online

Kakao Games’ GMs and Community team will host two Twitch streams, showcasing the exciting new Striker class!

Europe Stream - Thursday, May 25th @ 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST)

Our very own GM_Hakakeen and GM_Dew will host a special stream to welcome the Striker to the official ranks of Black Desert Online. Join our newest member of the GM team as he plays Striker for the first time!

North America Stream - Friday, May 26th @ 00:00 UTC (5:00PM PST)

Meet PM_Jouska, GM_Gemu and CM_Aethon as they face off in high-level duels! Can the Striker hold it’s own against your established favorite? Will he leave his enemies in ruins?

Join us online to see the devastating attacks and lethal combos the new melee class has to offer! Also, be there for a chance to win prizes including BDO T-shirts and other cool loot!

Our Twitch stream can be found on the official Black Desert Online Twitch Channel found here!

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May 24

Black Desert Online is Now Available!

Black Desert Online has arrived, and the Striker along with it!

From May 24th - 31st, SAVE 40% on your game package to celebrate. That’s not all! Join us in game for exciting events, cool prizes and lots of fun! Take a look at some of the events we have in store.

Striker Level-Up Competition (5/24/2017 - 6/21/2017)

Players are challenged to take their Striker to the highest level they can, before the 21st of June (when the weekly maintenance starts). The highest level Striker will win an Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop. Many runner-up prizes such as t-shirts and caps are also up for grabs!

Furthermore, you'll receive additional prizes as you reach level milestones in-game with Striker!
  • Reach Level 15
    - 10G Gold Ingot (1x)
  • Reach Level 25
    - 20G Gold Ingot (1x)
    - [Event] Cold Dark Beer (10x)
  • Reach Level 35
    - 30G Gold Ingot (1x)
    - [Event] Cold Dark Beer (10x)
    - Black Stone Weapon (5x)
    - Black Stone Armor (10x)
  • Reach Level 45
    - [Event] Elion’s Tear (10x)
    - Hard & Sharp Crystal Shards (3x)
    - Advice of Valks [+15] (1x)
  • Reach Level 55
    - 100G Gold Ingot (1x)
    - Cliff’s Skill Add-on Guide [1 Day] (1x)
    - [Event] Lauren Family Gift Box (2x)
*In-Game level up milestones rewards will end on June 14th.

Trailer Creation Contest (4/26/2017 - 5/31/2017)

Create an awesome trailer for Black Desert Online and upload to YouTube with the tag [Black Desert Online Fan Trailer] to participate. Once the submission period is over, Kakao Games’ Community Team will select the top contenders for the best videos. After the top 10 contenders are selected, the Black Desert Online community will vote for the final winner. The top 10 videos will be awarded prizes as well as the top 50 most viewed videos on YouTube.

If you want to see what else is coming your way, check out our Patch Notes.

We look forward to seeing all of you in game and wish you happy adventuring!

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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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