Black Desert Online Western Beta Launches December 16, Tamer Class Revealed

Daum Games has announced they’re launching the first western beta test for Black Desert Online next month, on December 16th.

The beta will kick off at 7AM UTC, and will run until December 22nd, at 7AM UTC.

Alongside the news of the beta’s date is that a new class is being added to the game – the Tamer. The Tamer will be available at launch, during the game’s full release sometime early next year.

“With the support of Heilang, the divine beast, the Tamer can perform ruthless combination attacks or take enemies down on their own, by borrowing divine forces,” said Daum Games. “Though innocent at heart, the Tamer is able to channel their passion into a powerful fury that will sweep past any obstacle.”

Daum Games shared a list of all the improvements added to the game, since its alpha:

  • Improved character customization, including 30 new skin tones, 40 new hair colors, new beards, and a bald option for male characters
  • Improved balance of character classes
  • Improved weather cycles, including darker and occasionally stormy nights and lanterns that can be purchased from NPCs to help players in the dark
  • Newly enabled features such as the much requested walking mode and more
  • Adjustment of HP Potions to improve the PvP challenges
  • Fully localized English text
  • Level cap set to 50.99% with PVP unlocked at level 30

During the beta, you’ll be able to choose from the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Ranger, and Wizard. Daum Games is also adding the Calpheon region in the beta.



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  1. Neojames82
    November 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Does anyone know if this game is going to get copious amounts of censorship and stupid localization with meme humor like Blade and Soul is going to have? Hope to hell it won’t.

  2. Jack
    November 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    i’m only gonna play it for the fat asses and big tits

  3. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    November 29, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    “Fully localized English text”… right now, it means “censored plot and shitty memes” to me

  4. BaronKrause
    November 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I was just wondering that too.

  5. Immahnoob
    November 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    “Fully localized English text”

    Aw shit nigga… Is this Blade and Soul all over again?

  6. Immahnoob
    November 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I’m also worried. I wanted to give this a try before BnS and see if I liked it more. Because I hate the censorship for BnS and I won’t play it if there aren’t any mods.

  7. ironexe
    November 30, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Liking what I read until “Fully localized”. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt because I want to be an optimist, but I’ll be keeping an eye out to see if they censored anything.

  8. DankDarko
    November 30, 2015 at 3:40 am

    I’m here to cry about pointless issues…. Notice

  9. Joe
    November 30, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Putting aside censorship concerns, the game clearly has amazing graphics but I wonder whether the combat gameplay will be compelling enough to supersede Tera. If it’s just more passive tab targeting, I think it will lose momentum quickly like Archage did.

  10. TeLin特林
    November 30, 2015 at 6:05 am

    You are suggesting butchered localization is a pointless issue?

    Great argument you got there. It’s always a great move to just say a group are “crying” and you’ll be on top ;)

  11. DankDarko
    November 30, 2015 at 7:01 am

    You’re right, they could always just not release the game at all for all the entitled western brats to crying over every detail.

  12. magicalfollower
    November 30, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I prefer that way.
    If a company is going to butcher game content, censor it, ban users for expressing their opinion and add pointless memes i rather not have it at all.

  13. TeLin特林
    November 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

    +1 for ignoring my comment. :)

  14. TeLin特林
    November 30, 2015 at 9:09 am

    He’s a Boing Boing reader. No use having a discussion with him.

  15. Psyramics
    November 30, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Open or Closed?

  16. Superscooter
    November 30, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    To the answers of censorship in the comments: PM_Belsazar in the forums said no censorship of any kind has been done, then makes a statement that he doesn’t know why anything would be censored anyway.

    Either way, I’m more concerned about how preorders have been available for two weeks but we don’t have information on how the cash shop will work. This annoys me because although I really want to purchase it for that name reservation… the cash shop is something I need to know…

  17. X_disqus_g1VQbJszhQ
    December 1, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Its not tab targeting from what I hear. You have to actually aim or you will miss.

  18. DankDarko
    December 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

    What do you want me to say? I think you’re a cocksmooch. Not much that I can further contribute to the conversation that wouldn’t just be acknowledging that fact.

  19. TeLin特林
    December 1, 2015 at 10:38 am

    “the conversation”

    Don’t go using big words just yet, Mr. BoingBoing. We wouldn’t want your socjus head getting dizzy.

  20. DankDarko
    December 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I don’t know what crazy shit you on about but I’m not the entitled kid crying over video game localization. For a mmo of all games. No sane person would lose sleep over such a petty issue. I’m going to play the shit out of this game for the game mechanics and pvp. Like I give a shit how well they localize it. Even if they butcher the localization, as long as I can read what on the screen idgaf.

  21. TeLin特林
    December 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Tl;Dr: “You hurt my feelings!”

  22. SheBeast
    December 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    all attacks are free of range and skill. its just like tera or actually better cause you actually have to use every button on your keyboard to preform skills and combos. unlike pressing quick tabs in terra like 1,2,3 exct. there is no lock on so you actually have to look at the person your aiming for like in RL then attack. think tekken mix with tera but on a keyboard. i played KR,and alpha tested NA.

  23. SheBeast
    December 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Closed beta testing.

  24. TeLin特林
    December 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.