The first GM Note of 2020 is… a Content Update Roadmap of the First Half of 2020!
Before we delve into the nitty-gritty, we would like to deliver some season’s greetings, and wish you a happy New Year. We hope you’ll continue to have fun adventures with Black Desert in 2020 as well. (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧
Now then, shall we begin?
1. Guardian Release
Next week! The update for the newest class “Guardian” arrives with the upcoming maintenance.
Watch her video and get a glimpse into Guardian - the merciless protector wrapped in the chill of eternal winter.
2. Guardian Awakening
Breaking from the turmoil of forgotten memories in her search of Ynix, the holy flame that can immolate even the gods, Guardian returns as the slayer of the light. At the end of her journey with the Black Spirit, she met the followers of Ynix and overcame the trial of the Holy Flame for her Awakening.
Now the holder of Ynix, Guardian wields a massive weapon to slay her enemies as the judicator of the flame.
First, let’s check out a video of Guardian’s Awakening!
Guardian’s awakening weapon looks similar to a halberd, also called a polearm, but this weapon holds a unique feature, the holy flame burning in its blade.
Her primary Awakening skills are: “Searing Fang” - smashes the ground to ignite it and charges towards her enemies for an explosion of fire; “God Incinerator” - releases a fiery blaze to incinerate nearby enemies; “Cleansing Flame” - swings Jördun in a massive arc to strike foes; “Infernal Nemesis” - leaps into the air with the power of the Holy Flame to scorch enemies.
So, when will you get to play the Awakening?
Guardian’s Awakening update is being prepared for the maintenance on February 5th. We hope you will look forward to her upcoming Awakening.
3. New Territory: O'dyllita
Next up is the new territory - O'dyllita.
▲ Turo’s Area
O'dyllita is where the stories of the Black Spirit, Edana the ancient, Elionism, and the children of Slyvia - cornerstones in the lore of Black Desert - will all come to a conclusion.
The unfolding story will follow the frantic vendetta of the Ahib - who were chased out of Kamasylvia, the secrets behind the once arid land of O'dyllita before the arrival of the Ahib, and the immortal alchemist Caphras.
▲ The view at Thornwood Castle
The Turo with their rugged bodies and cow-like heads, powerful golems powered by ancient technologies, and the Ahib - consumed with the goal of conquering Kamasylvia and headed down a darker path…
All are a part of the deep and engaging stories in your upcoming journey.
▲The capital of O’dyllita
▲ Ancient Golem’s area
▲ Ancient Golem’s area
▲ Inside Thornwood Castle
We are currently working hard to complete the localization of the Kamasylvia Renewal Quests; afterwards, the development of O’dyllita is being accelerated with the goal of releasing the update in the first half of 2020. The Kamasylvia Renewal was well-received by our Korean.
Adventurers for its story, we believe our global Adventurers will feel the same.
4. Succession Updates
Since December 4th, 2019 - Warrior, Ranger, Valkyrie, Tamer, Musa, Maehwa, Kunoichi, Ninja, Sorceress, Berserker and Dark Knight - a total of 11 classes have received a Succession update.
▲ Kunoichi and Ninja Succession update
▲ Dark Knight Succession update
For the classes that haven’t had Succession yet, we are continuing to develop and work on them internally.
Please be patient for just a bit longer as development is underway with the goal of completing all the Succession updates within the first half of 2020.
We’ll be working harder to present you with these updates as soon as possible.
5. Papua Crinea
Papua Crinea is a place that offers an uniquely different experience from your previous experiences in the world of Black Desert. You will pick a side between the Papus or Crios on Papua Crinea as you accept their quests or you can even transform into a Papu or a Crio and fight monsters.
However, due to hostile relations between the Papus and Crios, helping one side will put on bad terms with the other, and vice versa.
The Papu and Crio you meet on this island are entirely different from the ones you could meet before. This is a place where all interactions - such as dialogues, quests, and knowledge - follow the unique rules of the island.
We hope you will join us in Papua Crinea where you can experience a thousand year history and a desperate fight for survival once it is updated in the first half of 2020.
6. Compose and Perform
And the final content we’d like to introduce is Shai’s musical performance.
Let’s take a look at a video!
We can’t wait to hear the amazing and stunning music composed by our Adventurers! ♬
Now that you’ve seen Black Desert’s roadmap for the first half of 2020 through this GM Note, which content do you look forward to the most~?
We will work hard to become a more enjoyable and polished Black Desert in 2020, and hope for your continued support and love.
Then for one more time!
Have a Happy New Year~♥