Play Black Desert Online For Free All Weekend Long

Discounted game packages are available on Steam as well.

If you haven’t had a chance to try Black Desert Online, then now is the best time to take Pearl Abyss’ action-packed MMORPG for a test run. Steam users can download and play Black Desert Online for free this weekend as part of the Steam Free Weekend Deal, which also includes game package discounts.

Black Desert Online’s free play weekend is currently underway and will end on January 28 at 1:00 pm PST. This weekend also marks the debut of the ocean boss Vell, a vicious sea monster that existing players can look forward to battling for the first time. Those who wish to face the Vell must travel to the Margoria Sea on Sunday, January 28 at noon PST to encounter the kraken-like creature. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek at Vell in Black Desert Online.

During the Black Desert Online weekend deal on Steam, players can snag the base game and each of its bundle packages for half off. The Black Desert Online discounts will be available until 10:00 AM PST on January 29. 

If you’re already playing Black Desert Online, check out our step-by-step guide on how to complete the Old Bartali Sailboat event, which is going on now until February 14.


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