New Black Desert Online Screenshots Show Berserker Awakening, Valencia Expansion Areas and Dungeons

on April 20, 2016 3:11 PM

While Black Desert Online launched less than two months ago in the west, it’ll be celebrating its first anniversary in Japan on May 8th, and today it received a large update.

The press release from the local publisher Game On allows us to glimpse on content that we’ll probably get in the west in the months to come.

First of all, we get the awakening weapon for the berserker class. Awakening weapons are alternative implements of destruction unlocked at level 56, coming with a completely different move set. If you have glimpsed the gallery, you probably noticed that berserkers get a… hand cannon. Yes, I’m not joking.

I have a feeling that someone at the Korean developer Pearl Abyss is a big fan of anime and manga. A class named “berserker” gets a hand cannon (if you don’t get this one, I’m taking your geek card), and the upcoming awakening for the Ninja¬†seems to be coming straight from One Piece.

We also get to see new areas added to the Valencia expansion, including a volcano and a town where pkillers can find refuge. Two dungeons are also been added, the Akuman Temple and the Historia Ruins, which include powerful enemies to fight at your heart content.

On top of this all, you can see two costumes, one for berserkers and one for valkyrie, and a “gargoyle leather” furniture set for the cash shop.

As an interesting detail, the Japanese version will get a revamped model for the Maehwa (which was released in the west just today), in order to make her figure more feminine. Those who already have one will get a seven days appearance coupon to make the adjustments they want.

It’s hard to say whether this change was included in the release of the class in the west. At a glance, I’d say it isn’t, and we don’t really know if it’s specific for the Japanese version only, or it’ll be extended to other regions.


 /  Executive News Editor
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