Black Desert Release Date, Versions and Pre-Orders Revealed

By Sam Quirke, 14 days ago
After a beta period last year, Black Desert is gearing up towards a console release in the next couple of months. Pre-orders are now available, which means we now know what players will get in the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions.

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Players who pre-order the Standard Edition will get a 30-day Value Pack as well as a German Shepherd Pet — a pre-order exclusive. They will also receive 500 Pearls to use in game and access to play on March 3rd 2019 — 24 hours before the general release date. The Standard Edition will cost $29.99 US / £23.99 UK.

If players choose to upgrade to the Deluxe Edition Pre-Order ($49.99 US / £39.99 UK), they will get the same pet but are boosted to a 60-day Value Pack. They will also receive a Tier 3 Horse, the Trina Knight Horse Armor and 1000 Pearls to use in game. These players will get 48-hour early access, which means they can play from March 2nd.

Finally, if players decide to splash out on the Ultimate Edition ($99.99 US / £64.99 UK) they will get two more exclusive items on top of the German Shepherd — a Shudad outfit and a Tier 2 Young Fogan Pet. They'll get a 90-day Value Pack and a Tier 5 Horse(White) as well as the Trina Knightage Horse Armor and Wagon Set to adorn it with. They will also get 10 XP scrolls for Combat, Skill and Life Skills, a Horse Whistle, a Storage Maid and 3000 Pearls to use in game. With 72 hours of early access Ultimate players will be able to start their adventure on March 1st.

Black Desert - Standard Edition (Pre-order)
Black Desert - Standard Edition (Pre-order)

The Black Desert Standard Edition digital bundle includes the full Black Desert game, a 30-day Value Pack, a German Shepherd Pet (pre-order exclusive), 500 Pearls to use in game, and 24-hour early access. IMPORTANT: The item packages included in the bundles will only be sent to the server that corresponds to the region where the product is purchased. Languages Supported: English



Black Desert - Deluxe Edition (Pre-order)
Black Desert - Deluxe Edition (Pre-order)

The Black Desert Deluxe Edition digital bundle includes the full Black Desert game, a 60-day Value Pack, a German Shepherd Pet (pre-order exclusive), a Tier 3 Horse, the Trina Knight Horse Armor, 1000 Pearls to use in game, and 48-hour early access. IMPORTANT: The item packages included in the bundles will only be sent to the server that corresponds to the region where the product is purchased. Languages Supported: English



Black Desert - Ultimate Edition (Pre-order)
Black Desert - Ultimate Edition (Pre-order)

The Black Desert Ultimate Edition digital bundle includes the full Black Desert game, Shudad outfit (pre-order exclusive), a 90-day Value Pack, a German Shepherd Pet (pre-order exclusive), A Young Fogan pet (Tier 2, pre-order exclusive), a Tier 5 Horse(White), the Trina Knight Horse Armor, the Trina Knight Wagon Set, 10 EXP scrolls for Combat Skill and Life Skills, Horse Flute(Permanent), Storage Maid, 3000 Pearls to use in game, and 72-hour early access.


Pre-order items will only be available on the servers for the region in which the player purchased the item. This suggests that the game will have regional servers but it will be possible to select which region you want to play in. Just bear in mind that your purchases may not follow you around the globe.

Black Desert gets its full release on March 4th 2019. The pre-orders are available now on the Xbox Store.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Black Desert achievements.
Credit for this story goes to Tyler Kokoro
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016. He's also been gaming long enough to know what a text parser is. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books and podcasts or trading Pokémon with his wife.