Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that Black Desert Online players will be able to get their first taste of the Shadow Arena, Black Desert Online's new Battle Royale-style mode, after today’s regular maintenance. Anyone who has bought Black Desert Online or has access to the game via the 7-day free trial can participate in the Shadow Arena tests.
Shadow Arena is a new mode that pits up to 50 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing. Players will start the match as a ‘Black Spirit’, a small flying specter that can then possess the bodies of one of the playable classes in Black Desert Online.
For the Early Access version, the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight and Mystic will be available allowing participants to pick from nine different playstyles. By roaming the arena after finding their preferred class, players can gather skills, weapons, armor, accessories and special items such as flares, potions, traps and more. It will be essential for victory that players strategically acquire their skills and items to deal with the opposition.
The Shadow Arena will have a limited capacity and is only available for testing during certain times. You can check the Black Desert Online website for the updated schedule announcements.
Source: Black Desert Online