Black Desert Online Name Reservations Are Open Until February 26th

Following hot on the heels of Blizzard’s announcement of Overwatch’s second closed beta test, Daum Communications and Pearl Abyss announced that Black Desert Online will also have a second closed beta test ahead of its March 23rd release date.

The second closed beta will run from February 18th to February 22nd. Sign-ups are open over on the official sign-up page. Those of you who pre-ordered the game are automatically eligible to participate in the second CBT.

In addition to announcing that the second closed beta will be getting underway starting next week, Daum also announced that reserved names is also open. Gamers will be able to start reserving their names if they’ve pre-ordered one of the founder packs of Black Desert Online starting today, February 9th. The name reservations will be available on the three different founder pack tiers up until February 26th.

During the beta they will have some special events that will take place throughout the second CBT. They didn’t reveal what these special events will be but they plan on detailing them over on the official Black Desert forums. They also added some new content to new beta, which they detailed in the press release as the following:

  • Revamped Karma system, which balances player kills and death penalties
  • Addition of voiceovers
  • French and German localization
  • Addition of tutorial videos
  • Adjustments to experience gain
  • Maximum player level of 55
  • Improved user interface

If you can’t get into the beta but you still want to play around with the very detailed and gorgeous character creation tool, you can check out the character creator by downloading it over on the character creator page.

If you’re unfamiliar with the character creator, you can see how it looks in action with the promo video below.

Black Desert Character Creator – EN

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Black Desert Online is probably one of the most visually stunning games coming out. It puts everything on the home consoles to shame.

I do wonder exactly when console gamers will realize how short a stick they ended up with if they decided to purchase an Xbox One or PS4 over a dedicated gaming PC?

You can look for Black Desert Online to exit beta testing and launch in North America and Europe starting March 23rd. For more info feel free to visit the official Black Desert Online website.


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One thought on “Black Desert Online Name Reservations Are Open Until February 26th

  1. Name reservations? So nobody can have the same name? What the hell. Is this 1990? Games like Phantasy Star Online 2 let anyone name their character whatever they want, even with special characters and spaces. Heaven forbid!

    It’s not difficult to give people freedom in name choice. Can you imagine if only one person could have any one name in real life? That’d be stupid as hell.

    I’m being told that GMs on their forums were reserving popular names and selling them, until they got fired. So much for “there’s no corruption in gaming”.

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