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Black Desert PS4 open beta announced ahead of the full release

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Black Desert Online
 Kakao Games
Black Desert Online

Pearl Abyss, the developer of MMORPG Black Desert Online have announced an open beta test on PlayStation 4. The beta will start on 09 August 2019 and will run until 13 August 2019 and you'll be able to play it without PlayStation Plus.

After many years of PC exclusivity, Black Desert arrived to Xbox One earlier this year and now, it's gearing up for the official release on Sony's PlayStation 4. To give PS4 players a small sneak peek at the game and what exactly they can expect from Black Desert Online once the game arrives next month, the developer Pear Abyss are hosting an open beta test.

Starting on Friday, 09 August 2019, 12:00 AM PT, Black Desert Online will offer everyone a chance to hop into its massive open world. The open beta will be available for four days before it ends on Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:00 AM PT.

If you're looking to play Black Desert Online, you can sign up for the beta test on the official website. As for the requirements, well, it's completely free, meaning that you don't even need PlayStation Plus subscription, which is usually required for online multiplayer games.

Unfortunately, the devs did not reveal what type of content will be available during the beta. However, those who sign-up to test the game will receive an exclusive Sky Hawk pet once the game launches, allowing players to loot items, find rare monsters and increase Knowledge Gain Chance.

This will be the only beta test for Black Desert Online and the only chance to try out the game before the official release, which is scheduled for 22 August 2019.

Black Desert is also available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store - the standard version costs $29.99, deluxe is $49.99 while the ultimate edition is $99.99. You know our policy on pre-orders - we suggest you take a look at the reviews before making any decisions.

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If you're unfamiliar with Black Desert, it's one of the best looking MMORPG's out there with an impressive combat system, deep character creator and massive open world. However, the devs are under criticism for adding pay to win elements to the game and increasing the grind, which forces players to spend real-world money on the in-game items.