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  Pearl Abyss Revealed Black Desert’s Roadmap at Its First Global “Heidel Ball: AT HOME”
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Seoul, South Korea, June 2, 2020ーPearl Abyss announced today that its first global and online user event “Heidel Ball: AT HOME” was held successfully on May 30, 2020. Live-streamed worldwide, the special event revealed Black Desert’s content roadmap for the second half of the year, which included a first look at the new class “Hashashin.”

Heidel Ball: AT HOME was designed to create a special environment for Adventurers across the world to communicate with each other and give feedback to the Black Desert team. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held online and was live-streamed in 9 languages on Black Desert’s official YouTube and Twitch channels where 60,000 Adventurers tuned in to watch the event. 

During the event, several upcoming content releases were revealed including the long-awaited new class, Hashashin. Scheduled for release in July, 2020, Hashashin is Aal’s warrior who can manipulate sandstorms using the power of the native Valencian god. He engages in melee combat using the Shamshir as his main weapon and escapes from dangerous situations by wielding sandstorms that may also be used to subdue his enemies. 

Moreover, Adventurers will be able to explore a new, yet unnamed high-altitude region covered with snow that lies south of Mediah. A special server offering highly challenging hunting grounds and enticing rewards will also be added. Furthermore, various content such as the global version of Arena of Arsha, Zodiac Signs, and renewed versions of Horse Races and Node Wars will also be introduced.

In the meantime, the Black Desert Summer Season will begin on June 10. Adventurers can pre-create their season characters and receive rewards such as a Papu emoji and exclusive enhancement materials until June 10. 

Find more information about Black Desert SEA on the official website at


About Black Desert  

Black Desert is Pearl Abyss' open-world action MMORPG with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. With the most developed character customization system of any game currently on the market, users can break out of the norm and make unique characters that truly represent themselves. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs.    

About Pearl Abyss  

Best known for the MMORPG franchise Black Desert, Pearl Abyss is a leading developer in the game industry. Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss has since developed Black Desert for PC, mobile, and console, and is developing Shadow Arena for PC and console. All of Pearl Abyss’ games are built on the company’s own proprietary engine and are renowned for their cutting-edge graphics. The company is also developing Crimson Desert, DokeV, and PLAN 8 and is poised to continue its growth through 2020 and maintain its position as one of Asia’s leaders in game development. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at: