Black Desert Online’s Drieghan Expansion Playable at EGX 2018
- Exclusive first playable demo at this year’s ESL Arena
- A free game code will be given to visitors that play Black Desert Online at the booth
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 5th of September, 2018/ Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced today that Black Desert Online will receive a brand new expansion named Drieghan. This update will feature a large mountainous area, over 300 challenging quests, fresh nodes to conquer and a new menacing dragon boss called Garmoth.
Drieghan will launch later this year as a free update and will be playable for the very first time during this year’s EGX game show which takes place between the 20th and 23rd of September in Birmingham. Kakao Games is partnering with ESL, the world’s largest independent esports company, to provide visitors with a unique first look into this exciting new content. Black Desert Online’s Drieghan expansion is playable on 40 high-end Alienware PCs at the ESL Arena powered by Intel, the biggest activation during the EGX game show.
EGX visitors who visit the Black Desert Booth will be able to check out the new Drieghan expansion, have a chance at defeating the new dragon world boss, as well as receive a free game code of Black Desert Online valued at £7.99. There are three great ways to win the exclusive Black Desert Online goodie bag:
- Defeat the world boss
- PVP tournament
- Post a picture on SNS with our cosplayers using #BDORemastered
Throughout EGX, Kakao Games will live stream all booth activities on Black Desert Online’s official Twitch channel. The stream will include content provided by our partnered streamers that will check out the new Drieghan expansion. Aside from content and tournament streams, there will be a host of panels with Black Desert Online cosplayers and a Developer Q&A on Drieghan’s main features. A full streaming schedule will be revealed at a later date on the official Black Desert Online website. Please follow ESL UK on twitter and facebook or the Black Desert Online social media channels listed below for all the latest news.
About the upcoming Drieghan Expansion
Drieghan, also known as the land of dragons and the ancestral home of dwarves is a huge new mountainous area in Black Desert Online offering new story content, quests and challenges. Adventurers will be able to travel to Duvencrune, the capital of Drieghan which shows a variety of environments of an alpine region. New monster areas such as ‘Sherekhan’s Grave, ‘Blood Wolf Town’, ‘Tshira Ruins’ will be released as well as the new dragon world boss, Garmoth, the Crimson Dragon. Players can also look forward to the Dragon Slayer, a brand new powerful craftable weapon which nearly matches the “Dandelion” weapon.
About Black Desert Online
Black Desert Online is an open world action MMORPG withcutting edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. Black Desert Online has the most fully developed character customization system of any game that is currently on the market. This feature allows users to break free of the mundane and make unique characters that are truly representative of each and every player. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed worlds and extensive lore are enough to excite both new and veteran gamers of MMORPGs and RPGs in general. The game has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages and has over 9.5 million registered users. The mobile and console version is scheduled to launch globally in 2018.
About Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016 and 2017. It has been successfully launched in over 150 countries, is available in 12 languages and has over 9.5 million registered users. The mobile version launched in Korea and became an instant hit. Black Desert Mobile reached the number one position as the Most Popular Game in the Korean app stores for both Apple and Google in less than a week. It is scheduled to start launching globally in 2018. All of Pearl Abyss’ games are developed on their own proprietary game engine. Pearl Abyss is poised to continue its growth through 2018 and beyond to maintain its position as one of Asia’s leaders in game development.
More information about Pearl Abyss is available at www.pearlabyss.com
About Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games. Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is responsible for servicing a variety of games, including Pearl Abyss’s Black Desert Online (Serviced in North America, Europe and South Korea), Bluehole’s Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (Serviced in Korea) and Ascent: Infinite Realm (Scheduled to be serviced in North America and Europe).
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