[Game website] As announced over the weekend during the CalpheON Episode 2 Livestream, a new playable class known as Drakania and the new region known as Mountain of Eternal Winter is arriving in all regional PC versions of Black Desert Online on April 6th, including North America/ Europe and Southeast Asia. There will be tons of new costumes as well, along with Quality of Life (QOL) updates, changes to current content and maps, and more. Here is a quick preview!
• Drakania, Black Desert’s 24th class!
Drakania is the very antithesis of Guardian. One stands as the destroyer of the Ynix while the other stands as its bearer. What led these two to walk such opposing paths? A dignified and mysterious surface belies the draconic rage within! Witness the wielder of the Slayer and Shard wreak havoc on foes in her combat trailer!
• Mountain of Eternal Winter
Explore a new snowy region in search of the Holy Flame Ynix to vanquish the treacherous witch Illezra that threatens to unleash ancient power and overcome the ancient rites of passage left in the region by its ancient protectors. Assist the people of Eilton in unearthing forgotten knowledge as you battle the elements themselves to reach the peak of the mountain. Meet Lando, the chatty snow fox who will offer you advice and assistance on your journey, and Jordine Ducas, a long-lost foe in search of the very power you seek.
• New Player Starting Zone
Mountain of Eternal Winter is Black Desert SEA’s first new starting zone that players can start playing in from level one and experience the lore and world of Black Desert in a new, streamlined experience. Fully rendered cutscenes and introductory tutorials will welcome any new players that might feel overwhelmed entering a new MMORPG and walk them through the wonders and adventures that the game has to offer.
New players: Players can choose the Mountain of Eternal Winter as a starting point. Quick snapshots of previous storyline will be provided. Existing players: Players can enter the new region through the Black Spirit’s questline.
• New Player Hub: Eilton
Located south of the Drieghan region, Eilton is placed directly at the center of the Eternal Winter, a place where hardworking folk live in small camps built on rugged mountain slopes. The village is rather small, but the vast amount of hidden knowledge that it contains accounts for more secrets than in any other region of Black Desert Online. In Eilton, players will bump into curious NPCs and learn about the Mountain of Eternal Winter and its forgotten history.
• Three New Hunting Grounds
Starlight Jade Forest: The Starlight Jade Forest is a home to Okjinsini, an ancient tribe of yeti-like beings that erect mighty totems and braziers to mark their territory and protect themselves from enemies. Players will need to utilize the power of these totems and braziers to fight the Okjinsini, who are said to have originated from the Golden Dragon, Labreska, and will not let go of their ancestral home, not without a fight.
Winter Tree Fossil: A fragment of an ancient tree of winter rests at the base of the mountain, radiating a dark force that affects the spirits of the Mountain of Eternal Winter. Players will need to seize the fossil and defend it against the likes of raging polar bears and snow leopards hungering for blood. Be on your guard, for should you best your opponents you will invoke the fury of Erebjork, an armoured giant swinging a mighty permafrost axe.
Murrowaks’s Labyrinth: Something dark and evil rests in the depths of the abandoned Sherekhan Iron Mine. The villagers speak of Murrowaks, an insect-like species that has burrowed deep into the mine. Locate Murrowak’s Labyrinth and face off against hordes of insect monsters as you struggle to cleanse the infestation. The insects listen to their queen, Bersedes – lure her out and slay her to sew chaos amongst the hive.
• Erebjork, the Dreadwinter Guardian
Equipped with a massive ice axe and shield, Erebjork is a challenging boss to defeat. As the fight in Jade Starlight Forest and Winter Tree Fossil continues, Erebjork will call down a cruel blizzard that surrounds the icy battlefield. This new boss has a chance of dropping Flame of Frost upon death and the material can be used to craft Labreska’s Helmet, a powerful gear introduced for the first time in Mountain of Eternal Winter.