The final closed beta test for upcoming MMO Black Desert Online is set to begin tomorrow. To celebrate the test, Daum Games has revealed the game’s opening cinematic that is narrated by Tay Zonday.
The opening cinematic for Black Desert Online gives us a peek into the story as the legendary and dangerous Elision Stone has been recovered. Tay Zonday, best known for his breakout hit Chocolate Rain, helps set up the story for the game and provides insight into the overall universe.
The final beta test for Black Desert Online will run through February 18 at 8am UTC (3am ET / 12am PT) to February 22 at the same time. Those who pre-ordered either the Explorer’s or Conqueror’s package will automatically be able to get into the beta. Those who are interested in trying to get in can sign up here. Players will have until February 26 to pre-order the game and receive a head start of up to 96 hours and some exclusive items. These items include things like pets, horses, costumes, and weapon skins.
Those who make it into the beta test can look forward to some special in-game events. The Bait Master Tour (for example) has returned and allows players to fish for a rare Beltfish to earn a special title. In addition, a triathlon challenge will also be available. All rewards from these events will carry over into the final game.
Those who have pre-ordered Black Desert Online have the option to reserve their character name before the game launches on March 3rd. If you created a character using the free character creator, that character will be available to be imported into both the closed beta and the final game.
Stay tuned with The Nerd Stash as we bring you our impressions of the game when the closed beta servers go live.
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