Pearl Abyss will now be publishing Black Desert Online instead of Kakao Games, and the Black Desert Online roadmap has revealed their plans for the first half of 2021 as well.
First off, the consolidation for Black Desert Online will occur on February 24, 2021, with Pearl Abyss taking over publishing duties from Kakao Games. Pearl Abyss is opening a website for user data transfer on January 27, where players will see a "smooth transition with as little disruption to you as possible, and your enjoyment and progress in the game will be unaffected."
New content will be released across all platforms on December 22. This includes Nova, a new class that will join Black Desert Online, Black Desert Console, and Black Desert Mobile. As she's not available yet, players can start creating their Nova on December 15 (tomorrow) for mobile, and on the 16th for console and PC.
The Great Desert expansion (launching with the new Nova class) will launch on December 22 for Black Desert Mobile. Here's the blurb:
The Great Desert expansion is centered around the Black Spirit, an ancient anomaly that crashed into the desert in ancient times. Unique content like excavation that allow Adventurers to discover treasurer in the desert and new mount like the royal elephant and camel will be available on December 22.
What is in the Black Desert Online Roadmap for 2021?
The roadmap for the first half of 2021 has also unveiled new PvP content where players across all servers can join in the fray. Calpheon and Valencia will be duking it out, so be prepared to fight. There will also be 10 v 10 crew battles coming in early 2021, along with adjustments for Node Wars so that players can launch into the mode from their own camp.
To elaborate, a server system is being introduced for Guilds so that all Guilds will "now designate one server and gain benefits when playing in that specific server." A bounty/sheriff system will be introduced for players who aren't awesome at PvP and want to call for help as well.
The 10 v 10 crew battles will have 3 players in reserve for each team, and is an arena-esque mode where players can play Capture the Flag or a BDO "mini-siege war". There will be a ranking system added for a Champion's League and potentially global tournaments if the crew battles take off, so we'll have to see how that goes.
The Node Wars adjustments will change all nodes so that they will be on the same day and battle for each particular region. Guilds will fight over a node a week and go for another node the next week, which means they can own multiple nodes if they're successful. A guild can hold up to ten nodes at once, and they can be stolen so Guilds will have to remain on the ball to keep their nodes.
What are the Black Desert Online free rewards?
Players on Black Desert Mobile, Online, and Console will be able to claim neat rewards. For instance, the code BDOVALK is claimable until January 20, 2021, for Black Desert Online (for PC) and will give out Advice of Valks (+100) x1. If you want to redeem the code, you can either go here or if you have the Steam client you can go in-game, press ESC, press Redeem for the old UI. For the new UI you press ESC, Tab Community, and then press Redeem for the new UI.
There are two other codes for PC. The first BDOICED, which will allow players to get [Event] Burning Jade Flame x1 to combine with [Event] Winter-bearing Egg to obtain Young Rauno (Tier 4). It will be claimable until January 20, 2021. The third code is BDOHAMM, which is claimable until January 20, 2021 but the item is usable from December 16, 2020. Players will receive J's Hammer of Loyalty x2, so you can summon twice the loyalty when the situation calls for it.
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