After 20 days of testing, the Closed Beta 2 phase for Black Desert has officially ended in South Korea. Developed using an in-house engine by Pearl Abyss, they will now take some time to polish the game before announcing the next phase. Publisher Daum has posted a note (below) thanking all players.
While I would love to have played the game more, my trip to China disrupted my plans. 1 of the highlights for Closed Beta 2 is the Castle Siege system, which I have found a video recorded by a Korean player below. This is just the start, as several functions such as siege machines have yet to appear.