Black Desert Online – Launch date announced for massive Underwater Ruins update

[Play free now] As previously announced on the content roadmap last month, Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss are proud to announce the new Underwater Ruins expansion that will be added to Black Desert Online (Europe and North America) on the 22nd of May. Only the most seasoned adventurers will be able to venture to these new water-themed locations to face off against some of the fiercest enemies in the game. Players will have to travel by boat and dive into the ocean to enter these brand new adventuring locations.

There are the Protty Cave and the Sycraia Ruins, as well as Sycrid, a brand field new boss in Black Desert Online. Once the location has been reached, players do not have to swim during combat and/or exploration. The Protty Cave, suitable mostly for veteran and skilled adventurers, will have players descend into dark caverns only lit by mildly-glowing plants and creatures to face-off against a mysterious new race of ferocious amphibian creatures.

The Sycraia Ruins, on the other hand, has players explore long-deserted ruins that are still defended by ancient constructs that will fiercely defend the fabulous treasures that lie deep within. The mysterious Sycraia Ruins can only be accessed by using a special artifact that can be acquired in the Underwater Ruins. Brave the obstacles and be richly rewarded!

Featuring new enemy types and powerful items for players to acquire, the Underwater Ruins also adds a new summonable boss named Sycrid. This boss will require a small group of players to work together to be able to overcome him. Defeating him gives players a chance to acquire the desirable Tungrad Ring, the strongest ring in Black Desert Online.