Black Desert is a hugely popular MMORPG renowned for its deep character customization, stunning graphics, and expansive open world. Developed by Pearl Abyss, the game first launched on PC in 2014 and has since expanded to Xbox, PlayStation, and mobile. At their annual Calpheon Ball community event last December, Pearl Abyss unveiled a new class, expansion, and content roadmap that has fans excited.
Scholar Class Brings Brains and Brawn
The headline announcement was the addition of the Scholar class coming in late 2023. As shown in the teaser trailer, the Scholar is an alchemist who can manipulate gravity. Wielding twin hammers, they specialize in ranged crowd control and AoE attacks.
Watch the Black Desert Scholar trailer below.
This mystical battle mage offers a unique playstyle for veteran players, while newcomers will appreciate their versatility. The Scholar can be played on PC, mobile devices, and consoles when it releases next year.
Seoul Expansion Extends the Adventure in 2024
While Black Desert already provides seemingly endless lands to explore, Pearl Abyss is taking players somewhere totally new in 2024: Seoul. Inspired by medieval Korea, Land of the Morning Light: Seoul offers an exciting single-player story campaign with new boss encounters.
The expansion will also introduce an unrevealed swordsman class wielding the legendary White Tiger King’s greatsword. With the Scholar and swordsman joining the roster, 2024 promises more character variety than ever.
Black Desert Quality of Life Improvements Across All Platforms
Beyond new content, Pearl Abyss aims to enhance convenience and accessibility for Black Desert players on all platforms. Updates slated for 2024 include improving the Magnus fast travel system for easier teleporting, adding navigation tools like ping checks and a compass, and simplifying gear grades and item types.
Console and mobile players can also expect platform-exclusive login rewards, skill reworks, and sneak peeks at upcoming additions through the year.
Pearl Abyss Continues Pushing Boundaries
As one of South Korea’s leading game developers, Pearl Abyss shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to Black Desert’s ongoing support, they have several other major projects in development, like Crimson Desert – which we are keeping a close eye on – DokeV, and PLAN 8.
With over 50 million registered users across Black Desert’s iterations, 2024 is shaping up to be a monumental year.