Black Desert is finally making its way over to the Xbox One. Massive, open-world MMORPGs are still relatively rare on consoles, but games like Final Fantasy XIV and The Elder Scrolls Online are slowly reforming that perception.
Over on PC, Black Desert Online has earned its spot as one of the most popular MMOs around. By adopting a buy-to-play model, similar to The Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2, once you pay for access to the game, you no longer have to pay a fee anymore (a la Destiny 2) – unless you want to. There’s a cash shop with optional items and perks for premium users, but it’s totally playable as just the base game if you want.
Since a lot of Xbox One players are likely new to this MMO, we’ve put together five specific things to know when starting out in Black Desert on Xbox One based on time spent with the recent Open Beta period.