Black Survival is a Real-Time Survival Game, where you must survive by any means out of 10 competitors in a deserted island. Make split-second decisions with a single click! Immerse yourself in the fierce battle for survival; you do not have a second to spare! Search, Craft, Attack, and Run!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive - 72% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (639) - 84% of the 639 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 5, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Black Survival was designed for mobile devices. The Steam version is a port and needs more testing under varying conditions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’re aiming for completing this port by the end of Winter 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“As time goes one, we will add more features such as Team Mode. We’d also like to improve the game’s UX, optimized for the PC configuration.

Planned features include:
- Team Battle: 3 vs. 3 or 4 vs. 4
- 10+ new Characters
- Quests
- A new map”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, this game is identical to its mobile version. We have been operating Black Survival in iOS and Android platforms; you can sync your Steam account to your mobile devices.

Current features include:
- A full tutorial
- 10-player Survival Mode: Ranked Matches, Normal Matches, and single-player mode - all in one map (Lumia Island)
- More than 30 Characters”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game’s price tag will not go up.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are receiving user feedbacks through a Discord server. We run support programs for streamers and user-run tournaments. We are particularly proud of engaging with our fan translators, who have made Black Survival available in many languages.

Black Survival is constantly growing. We’d like to listen to your advice, so that we can make it a more fun game. Though we are not used to the Steam community, we want to hear what you think of it.”
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March 13

[Patch Note] March.14th (4.2.00)

On March 14th, there will be regular server maintenance. The client requires a manual update to reflect the changes. The details are as the following:

4.2.00 Update (18.03.14)

General — System

The Title Loading Screen Replacement
  • After two years and more since the starting development of Black Survival, the title loading screen has now been replaced with a brand new animated screen.

UI Lobby Restructure
  • The UI Lobby went through a huge rework. Image is shown in the Tidbits post.

Random Mastery Display
  • Characters with random mastery can now display its details of mastery on the character’s page.

Improvement on the Match Preparation Screen
  • Lunchbox and Bag will be given as basic item at the start of the match, and Aptitudes also can now be selected at the preparation screen before the match starts.

Combat — System
This patch added on several additional pieces to improve issues on the last patch. First of all, due to the changes in the mastery system we implemented in the past, we now have adjusted the difficulty for F, E, E+ rank mastery to be more proficient for players, and we have made additional changes to the situation where the growth curve was stalled upon reaching SS rank.
We have also revised on several issues such as the delay time in consuming recovery items and Hacking attempt in the last Restriction Area. Also, we have focused on the issue of several actions were cancelled when players trying to access in and out the mini map or attempt other interactions during the game.
In the future, we will progress on concentrating more on UX improvements to ensure our player’s convenience.

Mastery’s New Additional Buff
  • Now, when a player reaches Mastery SS rank, the player can now receive a ‘Superhuman Path’ buff. The Superhuman Path buff received upon reaching Mastery SS rank will continuously on effect even a player switches to another Mastery type.
  • After receiving buff effect, every 8th attack inflicted on the enemy, the character’s attack increases by 1 each permanently.

Mastery Rank F / E / E+ Revised
  • We have adjusted thoroughly the mastery rank for below D rank. Now, to moving up the mastery for F → E / E → E+ / E+ → D intervals, all basic attacks is revised to 5 basic attacks, and the accuracy for each ranks will be raised slightly. We also have revised the mark for rank EXP.
  • F rank Accuracy: 66% → 70%
  • E rank Accuracy: 72% → 74%
  • E+ rank Accuracy: 76% → 77%

Aptitude Revision
  • Accelerate : Stamina Consumption: Every Move/Search will consume 1 Stamina

Redefined UI Casting that Influenced Minimap and Field Skill
  • These are the following redefinition of UI Castings in game when a player experienced cancellation on actions in the middle of action.
    1. Actions that were cancelled when loading to mini map
      - Counter Attack
      - Ambush
    2. Actions that remained uncancelled when loading to mini map
      - Resting / Treating / First Aid
      - Using special items (Wizard’s Fishing Pole, Searing Palm Scroll, Silencer, etc.)
    3. Actions that were cancelled when getting shot by field skills such as Omen, Turret, Unshackled, etc.
      - Counter Attack
      - Ambush
      - Resting / Treating / First Aid
    4. Actions that remained uncancelled when getting shot by field skills such as Omen, Turret, Unshackled, etc.
      - Using special items (Wizard’s Fishing Pole, Searing Palm Scroll, Silencer, etc.)

Disabling Hacking at the last Restricted Area
  • Network PC item usage at the last Restricted Area has been disabled. When using Network PC at the last Restricted Area, and hacking process is in progress, after the hacking process has completed, the action log will state “Attempted Hacking too late” and the Hacking process is failed.

Removal of Delays when using HP Recovery items
  • Removed 0.5 seconds of delay time when applying HP recovery items.

Spectator Mode has made unavailable
  • There were bug issues occurred in the system caused by incompatibility of the Spectator Mode and the restructured combat and skill systems in Season 4. Hence, the issue will be revised and improved as soon as possible to open the Spectator Mode for all players.

Combat — Contents (Character)
The best hot-blooded fighter, Jan has now appeared on Lumia Island, together with other character adjustments. Especially, characters with high growth rate will be toned down, this includes Silvia and Alex that possessed a synergy on their partial skill sets and we are making huge adjustments on these characters particularly. For Hyunwoo, due to the ‘Superhuman Path’ buff that is added when reaches the SS rank in mastery, we will progress on lowering his stats on him as well.
After making skill rework on Nadine, she is currently rising up to the top. However, due to the large differences in terms of Nadine’s game play by users in the league, a careful choice in adjusting her balance is required. We will maintain her skill set, but we have adjusted a bit on her mid-late game’s stability.
Partial skill adjustments also are not forgotten as well. When Jackie activates her Bloodfest, instead of being chaotic, we noticed that it is quite difficult for players to go against her as an opponent. Players often lose against Jackie when after she get kills in the early part of the game. There is no way to fight back unless if you’re LV13 or above. We do know that Jackie’s Bloodfest is what makes her essential as a character, but instead of hiding from her to avoid battle for 40 seconds, we thought that an improvement to this matter is required.
William has always maintained his high winning rates due to his superior stamina and his Inning Eater skill he possessed. Black Survival basis is all about Move/Search in order to advance in the game, and there were feedback that stamina effectiveness has somewhat influenced and affected the overall game. Hence, we are tweaking a little bit on William to decrease his farming ability for items.
Last but not least, we are revising the difficulty for 5 characters’ Research Journal objective completion. We are also planning on to continuosly making the difficulty less harder for players to obtain Research Journals in the future.

* For iOS, there were a problem in unable to check the journal objective in the game even after the Research Journal objective has been completed, and upon completing the objectives from this 4.2.00 Patch, the completed objectives button in text has been changed from Research Journal Objective Description to Research Journal Title mark.
This issue will be revised and corrected on the next client patch.
(※After patch, the journal objective will be unlock after completing one time only.)

  • Released a new character, Jan Rijkaard.
  • New character’s skin (Muay Thai Jan)
  • Jan + Muay Thai Jan package will be available for purchase (until the next update)
  • 4 basic types of Jan Research Journal added.
  • Jan’s ‘Hot-blood’ buffs gained from field skill ‘Hot-blooded Will’ will decreases the damage of Judgement and Tit for Tat due to the logic basis in game.

  • Research Journal
    - Behaviour Pattern : Hunting Crows 200 times → Hunting Crows 60 times
    - Acquaintance Interview : Win 15 times while holding Chainsaw → Win 5 times while holding Chainsaw
  • Bloodfest
    - Duration time : 40 secs → 35 secs
    - Atk increment : 30 → 22

  • Research Journal
    - Like & Dislike : Destroy weapons 70 times → Destroy weapons 10 times
    - Acquaintance Interview : Win 5 times while holding Sabre → Win 3 times while holding Sabre

  • Zahir’s new skin (Highschool Zahir)

  • Stats
    - LV1 Hand Mastery : D → E+
    - Armor growth : 2.8 → 2.6
  • 5-stars character stats changes at LV18
    Stat Armor : 61.60 → 58.20

  • Inning Eater
    - Move or Search numbers required : 10th Move/Search → 9th Move/Search
    - Stamina recovery adjustments : +10 → +7

  • Stats
    - HP Growth : 5.0 → 4.0
    - Atk Growth : 2.6 → 2.5
  • 5-stars character stats changes at LV18
    Stat HP : 217.00 → 200.00
    Stat Atk : 58.20 → 56.50

  • Stats
    - Armor Growth : 2.2 → 2.0
  • 5-stars character stats changes at LV18
    Stat Armor : 49.40 → 46.00

  • Research Journal
    - Like & Dislike : Win 15 times while holding Hanbok → Win 3 times while holding Hanbok
    - Acquaintance Interview : Craft Mirror Marble 20 times → Craft Mirror Marble 10 times

  • Stealth
    - Alex’s Stealth effect will be ignored in the Research Center. (The effect will be ignored immediately upon reaching into the Research Center)
  • Stats
    - Overall Mastery E → E+
    - Random Mastery Raise 2 ranks → Raise 1 rank
    - LV1 Stat Atk : 14.00 → 16.00
    - Atk growth : 2.6 → 2.2
  • 5-stars character stats changes at LV18
    Stat Atk: 58.20 → 53.40

  • Research Journal
    - Acquaintance Interview : Win 10 times while holding TV → Win 3 times while holding TV

  • Research Journal
    - Acquaintance Interview : Win 10 times while holding Soldering Iron → Win 5 times while holding Soldering Iron

  • Isol’s new Costume Skin (Black Acolyte Isol)
    * Black Acolyte Isol costume skin can only be purchased if Acolyte Isol skin is owned or purchased beforehand.

  • Stats
    - Atk Growth : 2.4 → 2.3
  • 5-stars character stats changes at LV18
    Stat Atk: 56.80 → 55.10

  • Stats
    - LV1 Stat Atk : 14.00 → 16.00
    - Atk growth : 2.6 → 2.1
  • 5-stars character stats changes at LV18
    Stat Atk: 58.20 → 51.70

  • Chiara’s new Costume Skin (Fallen Angel Chiara)
    *Fallen Angel Chiara costume skin can only be purchased if Chiara, The Fallen skin is owned or purchased beforehand.

Combat — Contents (Item)
We are currently trying to relieve bow characters concern in the game. The charge number for Quiver is increased, and when crafted Quivers, the arrows is filled and unnecessary arrows are removed to avoid waste. Also, we are increasing the the charge loads for several bow type weapons.
Overall, we are reorganizing recovery items that gives huge recovery amount and also high in quantity in the game. Petal Dew Pill, Grilled Tuna and etc. will be given huge amount of recovery but adjusted in small quantity, meanwhile, Pickled Garlic and etc. that gives small amount of recovery will be added its quantity more in the game.
We are planning to make an optimal proportion for amount of recovery and its quantity in the game for the future as well.
In the Supply boxes, the randomized items that can be received has been revised and items with high efficiency for weapons, armors and random drop ingredients are exempted.
As seen in the film ‘Battle Royale’, skipping the farming route in the beginning of the match has unexpectedly became unbalanced and we’d thought it might be a bigger issue.

Quivers Type Items Crafting and Charge Adjustments
  • Crafting the top Quivers type items will now have full amount of arrows after crafting.

Item Skill Revision
  • Kleshas (Dharma Chakram)
    - Skill dmg factor adjustments : Decreasing opponent’s current stamina by 8% → Decreasing opponent’s current stamina by 5%

Item Stats Revision
  • Bow types adjustments
    - Charging number
    - Except for Crude Bow and Hwacha, all bow type weapons charging number has changed 6 → 7
  • Accessories Quiver Revision
    - Charging number
    - Mounted Archer’s Quiver : 12 → 14
    - Sultan’s Quiver : 17 → 19
    - Quiver of Infinity : 12 → 14

Recovery Items Revision
  • Recovery Amount
    - Hot Ramen 50 → 40
    - First Aid Kit 76 → 110
    - Holy Water 101 → 70
    - Herb Medicine 200 → 150
    - Healing Potion 55 → 65
    - Mocha Bread 60 → 75
    - Sashimi 70 → 44
    - Tuna Can 110 → 80
    - Glazed Sweet Potato 95 → 85
    - Pickled Garlic 85 → 39
    - Garlic Ramen 80 → 100
    - Braised Burdock 70 → 60
    - Grilled Tuna 120 → 150
    - Ten Tonics Soup 100 → 130
    - Petal Dew Pill 140 → 220
  • Quantity
    - First Aid Kit 2 → 1
    - Healing Potion 4 → 2
    - Mocha Bread 3 → 2
    - Sashimi 6 → 5
    - Baked Sweet Potato 4 → 3
    - Glazed Sweet Potato 3 → 2
    - Pickled Garlic 4 → 5
    - Garlic Ramen 3 → 1
    - Braised Potato 3 → 2
    - Braised Burdock 4 → 3
    - Grilled Tuna 2 → 1
    - Ten Tonics Soup 2 → 1
    - Petal Dew Pill 3→ 1

Supply Items Revision
  • A type Supply
    - Removed Item : Holy Grail
  • B type Supply
    - Removed Item : Leather Armor, Leather Shield, Leather Jacket, Military Suit, Patched Robe, Dress, Dress Shirt, Knee Pads
  • Icebox
    - Removed Item : Mithril, Tree of Life, Meteorite

Item Resources Exchange
  • The image art for Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow and Chakram has now replaced with new image.

  • Fixed a bug on the visual display Hard-Boiled Lenox skin on waiting for match loading screen.
  • Fixed a bug when Nadine uses Hunter’s Sight and spotted wild animals in the area, marked visual on mini map appeared even after Nadine is not using Hunter’s Sight.
  • Fixed a bug on the inability to use Nadine’s Hunter’s Sight when Nadine’s Stamina is about in range of 10–20.
  • Fixed a bug on the sudden damage decrease when the bow has 0 arrows and the arrow loaded on the quiver is more than 1 arrow.
  • Fixed a bug on displaying the appropriate visual when Yuki uses the skill Uchi-Otoshi, instead of displaying Hyunwoo’s Dogfight visual.
  • Fixed a bug on not displaying Wild Animals codename in the lobby when a player is killed by wild animals.
  • Fixed a bug on duplicated the action log twice when using Counter Attack while strucked by Chiara’s Judgement.
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March 2

[Preview] New Loading Screen for Black Survival


This is GM Meiji, hiding in the research center and observing user issues.

Ever since the first two years that our Black Survival game has released, we are finally making changes for our game's new loading screen for this March's update.

We added a little bit of animation to give a new vibe, and as usual, our title's main role would be no other than Jackie.

Check out our new loading screen down here in the link below!

Thank you!
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About This Game

* Black Survival aims to be a fair and competitive game without any Pay to Win elements!

* Game Introduction

Real-Time Survival Game played by 10 people on a deserted island
1. PvP games last roughly 20 minutes. Fights are easily played with a single touch.

2. The island is divided into 22 areas, including Hospital, Forest, Beach, etc… As time passes, they turn into Restricted areas, narrowing the battlefield.

3. Fencer, actor, doctor, police, hacker, cook, student, and more! There are over 30 kinds of different characters to choose from.

4. Gun, Bow, Hand, Blunt, Blade, and more! There's a total of 7 weapon types, each with their own strategies.

5. Hundreds of different ingredients are hidden all over the island that can be used to craft over 600 types of weapons, tools, and foods.

* Gameplay

1. Find different ingredients and craft a better weapon!
2. Hunt wild animals and level up!
3. Run away from the ever expanding Restricted Areas!
4. If you want to survive, get stronger before everyone else. Kill the rest!

Developer contact

Company: Archbears
Address : Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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