Today Black Desert Online Korean developer Pearl Abyss released a brand new trailer showcasing a new PvE mode implemented on the local servers of the game.
The mode, that western publisher Kakao Games called Black Raptured Dimension in an old press release (in Korea it’s called “the Canyon of the Barbarians”), is basically a PvE horde mode. As all content implemented in Korea, it’ll probably come west in a couple of months or so.
This was the official description from the press release mentioned above:
“In this brand new mode, adventurers must use their strength, weapons, and skills to defend the island from waves of attacking monsters. Stick together and use your wits to protect the island with limited resources. Some resources are dropped by slain monsters and can be used to build powerful defenses such as new weapons, barricades, flame towers, and other fortifications.”
The challenge prompts players to defend a tower for thirty minutes from increasingly difficult waves of monsters. You need to be level 56 or above to participate, and you can join from any place of the map pretty much like the PvP arena.
The game starts when five or more players have joined, but up to ten can join before the end of the fourth wave. After that, joining is closed. Boss monsters will also appear every five stages, dropping rare boss-level equipment, black stones, memory fragments, hunter seals and more.
Clearing each wave grants you points, that can be spent to purchase siege engines and barricades to improve your defenses. The mode is over once all players die, the tower is destroyed, or the last wave is defeated. Gold ingots of different size are awarded at the end depending on performance.
You can check the trailer out below, and if you want to see more, you can check out the trailer showing the Kamasylvia Part II expansion, the awakening of the newly released Striker class, the original trailer that revealed his spiffy moves, and if you’d like to learn more about the game, you can read our recent interview with the developers at Pearl Abyss.
At the moment Black Desert Online is available only for PC (both stand-alone and via Steam), but at Microsoft’s E3 press conference we learned that the game is coming for Xbox One and Xbox One X in early 2018. Earlier this year we also received confirmation that it will be released for the PS4 family of consoles as well, even if no clue has been given on how long PlayStation players will have to wait in order to get their hands on the game.