With Summer just around the corner, we’re giving you a few reasons to postpone that barbeque and stay online with us! In today's newsletter, we’re diving into our future plans, as well as what we've been currently working on!
Our plans for future updates and Remastered!
Let's start with what everyone wants to know: REMASTERED! Crimson Desert Online PTR will be available to everyone for the next 2 weeks! This PTR update will include the world expansions and fresh content such as Kamasylvia. The new PTR will be released in tandem with a new launcher for the remastered version of the game.
The new CDO client version on the PTR features improved graphics, new quest lines, class balance, central marketplace, BDO’s Archer class, and mechanics that allow you to just enjoy the world of Black Desert even more.
Pre-download for PTR is now available today! it will help you to save time and swiftly hop into the wonderful and mysterious world of Black Desert Online. During the PTR, you’ll be able to participate in the development process and help us improve our servers before we push everything to live!
The PTR will open on 4/5/2019 17:00 UTC. May the 4th be with you on 17:00 UTC.
Download the new Launcher Here: download (Please do not install it in the same directory as the old launcher).
On release of the PTR, you’ll be able to check the new Central Marketplace. Although it’s still under development, many of the basic options are available. Many of you are already familiar with this system from BDO Official, but we’ll give a brief overview:
The Central Market will save players time by allowing them to purchase items even while far away from cities, or without any maids.
Players will also be able to use the Central Market Warehouse to store silver and items from any city or town that has the appropriate NPC. It can also be used as an alternative to the transport system, as you can immediately move any item to any city via the Central Market Warehouse by depositing items you wish to transfer in town A and then withdrawing them in town B.
The old Market system is wildly inconvenient: for example, players would have to stand near the NPC with their character in order to buy items, and travel to cities where their items were registered to pick them up if they didn’t sell. This was a huge inconvenience - a time sink without any real positive effects on player experience and we’re confident the Central Market will be a MAJOR upgrade.
We’ve also added several new outfits to the Pearl Shop. Now, you’ll have even more tools to customize your character and make you unique! These will be available for perusal on the PTR, and they’ll come live with the BIG update.
Next, some EPIC news: Courser Awakening is now implemented! Doom, the Lord of Flame is waiting for heroes with enough power and courage to summon him from behind the veil of Hell. Prove your strength and accept this challenge!
Our goal is to provide you the most exciting content and opportunities to discover the untouched world of Crimson Desert Online and now you can dive even deeper into the game's world by going through 3 different story lines and make your adventures that much more unique.
- BIG NOTE: If you have finished the old main quest line, you will not be able to accept the new story. However, all characters created after the release will be able to experience it.
Next, we’ve got some great news for PvP enthusiasts: we’ve improved the functionality of class skills in PvP! Class Combos are implemented and functional. Additionally, with the release of these updates, we plan on hosting PvP tournaments and events from time to time so that players can show off their talents!
Over the course of the coming months, we are looking for more talented people to join us and feel the magic of the teamwork. This would also help our developers to focus more of their time on implementing the new content and fixing the issues.
Events are Coming!!
While the community tests the new features and Remastered version on the PTR, Crimson GM’s will be hosting a few awesome events on the live channels. We don’t want to spoil anything, but the next event begins on Sunday, May 5th. Be sure to keep your eyes open for more details coming soon!
Until next time, Crimson Nomads!!