It has been a long journey, but the release of Black Desert is just around the corner. With so many of you itching for a chance to give it another shot, we’re going to be hosting our Final Beta Test. You will be able to jump into the world of Black Desert one more time, and try out all the new features we have added.
From the first beta, we were amazed by the amount of feedback, positivity and general dedication to Black Desert Xbox. Our goal was always to get Black Desert on the Xbox for our fans, and you guys constantly make all the work we’ve poured into the game worth it. So as we near the release of Black Desert, we’re going to be holding one more beta so that you guys can get your feet wet!
From February 14th through to February 17th you will be able to play Black Desert for free before the game launches March 4th [Click here to find the time in your region]. You will need to download the newest beta version of Black Desert from the store, as the previous beta version is no longer able to connect to the servers
The first beta was missing some key features and a decent amount of polish. We took all the feedback we received to heart and polished the game up to a level that we hope you love. The following things have been changed and will be available in the beta and launch:
●Trading has been added
●Photo mode has been enabled
●Motion Blur turned down
●Looting time reduced from 1 second to 0.2 seconds
●Chat can be turned off
●All quest bugs from beta 1 have been fixed
We’ve also made many other improvements to the game to help make life easier and more enjoyable for you guys!
One last thing we should mention is that we will be running our first major Node War test. Node Wars allow guilds to build forts in an area, and contest for control in that region through intense PvP action. If you want to join in the Node Wars, make sure to join a guild before the Node War starts!
Remember that there is still time to pre-order Black Desert through the Microsoft store or by visiting our webpage at xbox.playblackdesert.com/store.
Who can take part in the Final Beta
The final beta will be open to everyone in North America and Europe with an Xbox Live Gold account. All you will need to do is search ‘Black Desert Final Beta’ in the Microsoft store and install the game.
What will we be playing?
Adventurers will be able to explore the regions of Balenos and Serendia once more, and a level cap of 40 will be in effect for the beta. The 6 launch classes, Berserker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Witch, and Wizard will be playable, and you can engage in life skills like fishing, crafting and trading.
This final beta will also include many of the suggestions that we received from the last beta, including customizable key binds, photo mode, and skill locking. We’ve also been hard at work making sure that any of the issues that were found in beta have been squashed.
Can we share our gameplay?
Of course! During the weekend if you’re streaming on Twitch, Youtube or Mixer, hit us up on Twitter with the hashtag #BlackDesertStream and we’ll come and watch with you! If you want to share an amazing video with us, make sure to let us see it and we’ll help share it with our other adventurers!
Standard Bundle Giveaway
We’re also giving you the chance to win a free copy of Black Desert’s Standard Bundle! All you need to do is sign up on the main page, and you will have a chance to win 1 of 10 Standard Bundles! The event will run between 02/01 03:00 am to 02/27 11:59 pm (PST), and we will be notifying the winners by March 1st. If you are a winner, you will have 24 hours to respond to our email, otherwise, we will choose another winner!
If you signed up for our previous beta, your email will automatically be entered into the event.
To sign up and have a chance at winning Black Desert, go to xbox.playblackdesert.com and scroll until you find the registration box. Just simply input your email and region and you will be entered into the random draw!