The long awaited Open Beta of Black Desert has begun on Xbox One, but much to the surprise of many players around the globe, only NA players have access to it. Players from other regions reportedly have to change their settings to one of NA countries in order to download the game.
Officially Available for NA Users
From today, November 8 through November 12, Xbox One owners from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico can head to the Xbox Store, search Black Desert and download the game to begin playing the free-to-play Open Beta of Black Desert. For non-NA players, however, the only way to access the game at this stage would be to change user region settings to that of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
Black Desert OB Features
The open beta of Black Desert comes with enough content to provide a full experience of the game, and more incentives will be added over the course of the test, in the form of special events and rewards.
During the beta, players will be able to explore the regions of Balenos and Serendia in full, including the quaint town of Velia, or the bustling city of Heidel, where players can pick a wide range of goods from merchants.
Full Skill System
Players will also be able to get a taste of nearly everything Black Desert has to offer, including most of the Life Skills that Black Desert is famous for: Gathering, processing, cooking, alchemy, training, fishing, trading and farming.
Class and Level Caps
Out of the 13 classes available in the full version of Black Desert, no less than 6 Classes (Berserker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Witch and Wizard) will be playable during the beta, while the level cap has been set to 40 “so that players can get a good grasp of each class before it ends on November 12th.
Open Beta Events & Rewards
There will also be a bunch of special events and minigames run by the Pearl Abyss team, from catching horses to cart racing, which will be scattered throughout the world.
Players will also receive special character cards that can be redeemed for all kinds of items. Reaching the 100% mark for each card will also give players items when the game launches.
All Open Beta Details
More information about this OB test can be found on the official Announcement page.
An official Discord channel has also been set up by Pearl Abyss for the occasion: https://discord.gg/PEf83pz.