Black Desert Online Battle Royale

The new battle royale mode for Black Desert Online entered into early access today. After today's regular maintenance period, players of the popular MMORPG will get their first taste of the Shadow Arena. Access is granted to everyone that owns the game and those that are making use of the game's 7-day free trial.

The tests will be set at specific times and will have limited capacity. You're apparently supposed to check out the Black Desert Online site and associated social media channels for when those play times will take place because they didn't inform us about them in the press release.

About the Shadow Arena

Shadow Arena is a new mode that pits up to 50 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing. Players will start the match as a ‘Black Spirit’, a small flying specter that can then possess the bodies of one of the playable classes in Black Desert Online.

For the Early Access version, the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight and Mystic will be available allowing participants to pick from nine different playstyles.

By roaming the arena after finding their preferred class, players can gather skills, weapons, armor, accessories and special items such as flares, potions, traps and more. It will be essential for victory that players strategically acquire their skills and items to deal with the opposition.
As always, you can check out our previous Black Desert Online coverage for the latest on what's been added in the previous months.