Shadow Arena Closing Statement

08 April 2019 14:00

Greetings Adventurers,


This January, Black Desert Online set out on a new challenge by introducing Shadow Arena which has been widely acclaimed and is currently in its Spring season.

We had originally planned to provide continuous updates to Shadow Arena to keep it fresh and fun, but over time we had to consider how to balance making improvements to it, whilst working on fresh content. We felt that the focus on new updates was deviating from our original direction, partially due to the time being dedicated towards this mode. In addition, the recent rise of 3rd party software added to our concerns, making us further contemplate on its place within the scope of Black Desert Online.

As a result, we have decided that partial improvements on Shadow Arena would not be enough to keep it running as a regular feature. So after much consideration and discussion, we have ultimately decided to close Shadow Arena in its current state with the April 10th maintenance.

We recognise this may not be good news for those of you who have enjoyed Shadow Arena since its launch. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience we may have caused due to the relatively short notice we have provided, however, we are preparing a compensation package and we will share the details on this with a future announcement.

The Black Desert Online development team is currently focusing on not only introducing new content such as Star’s End, additional Adventure Log updates, and much more but also on improving the existing content already in the game.

We are committed to ensuring the best possible experience and creating new and exciting content for all the adventurers of Black Desert Online.


Thank you.


- BDO Team

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