It’s not been that long since the previous update for Black Desert was released, introducing the region of Mediah, but Pearl Abyss have announced that a second content update is now available, at no extra cost. What this latest expansion does is bring in four new character classes and two new large-scale PvP modes to get stuck into.
Today, fantasy-action MMORPG Black Desert on Xbox One is going to benefit from an influx of four fresh classes that enable the game to be experienced in different ways. Each of the characters have vastly diverse backgrounds and bear unique combat playstyles, potentially offering a good enough reason for some players to embark upon new adventures using these new classes. Here are more details on the new character classes of Dark Knight, Lahn, Musa, and Striker:
- Dark Knight wields the beautiful but lethal Kriegsmesser and burns through nature’s energy to amplify her power. Using a variety of ranged magical skills, Dark Knight can confuse her enemies and create opportunities for a deadly combo of attacks.
- Lahn is extremely agile, with the unprecedented ability to leap and glide through the air over long distances. Combined with the flexibility of her Crescent Pendulum, whether she’s facing enemies head on or raining death from above, she is truly a force to be reckoned with.
- Musa uses a variety of oriental martial arts, focusing mainly on sword skills and his horn bow. Expert swordsmanship allows Musa to unleash quick and deadly combos, making him an incredibly formidable adversary.
- Born in Calpheon and trained by a martial-arts master, Striker is a close-quarters expert with countless years of training and experience. His skill in hand-to-hand attacks results in deadly consequences for those who meet him.
Aside from those, Node Wars has also been added to Black Desert and this supports 25-100 players, allowing Guilds to fight for supremacy over specific node locations until only the one fort is left standing. The Guild that is victorious will then be rewarded with gold from part of the worldwide tax collection for the occupied node for that week. But that’s not all as there’s a mode that’s now available which is even grander in scale, Conquest Wars.
Once a week, players and their Guilds can participate in Conquest Wars; an event which requires players to control the Balenos and Serendia territories, whilst promising even bigger rewards. Guilds will build a Command Post to defend, with the aim of being the last one standing, again. The victors can claim both the Balenos and Serendia territories, and will be awarded taxes from the entire region for that week – that’s going to be a hell of a lot of gold.
If you haven’t yet bought into the open world fantastical medieval setting of Black Desert on Xbox One, feel free to give our full review a read. Who knows, it might just provide the insight you desire to make up your mind over a purchase. Both the major free updates it has had since launch can only help its cause too…
Let us know whether you’ll be trying out the new classes and, if so, which one will you choose first?