Black Desert Online Rolls Out New Archer Class; Pearl Abyss Acquires CCP Games

black desert online male archerSo your pre-made Archer has been sitting on the shelf for a week, what now? Well, now you get to take him out and play with him! The new Archer class is officially live on Black Desert Online servers as of today. Now you can take out enemies from afar or use your speed and agility to weave in and out of combat.

“The Archer uses his Crossbow for his stylish ranged attack and skill combos. In addition, the Archer has an assortment of magic skills at his disposal that assist him in combat by upsetting the opponents’ balance, and wreak havoc by unleashing a flurry of arrows with his Crossbow from afar. He is never flustered nor disoriented even in the thick of the battle.The Archer can easily escape without breaking a sweat even when he is outnumbered by countless foes. This brand new male class is set to receive a rich storyline in which its background will be fully explored when he gets added to the current roster of available characters.”

Kakao Games has a boatload of events planned to celebrate the event including the Archer level-up race. There’s also EXP boosts, Archer duo buffs, and a whole lot of other Archer-y stuff such as collecting archer’s seals.

Winter has also come to Calpheon, Valencia, and the rest of the Black Desert game world. The game’s background and UI will now have the winter theme. Players will also be decorating Ancient Cron Trees in the O Cron Tree event which will run until December 19th.

You might also be interested to know that Pearl Abyss has just completed their previously announced acquisition of CCP Games. Pearl Abyss announced today via press release that they will be setting up their first office in North America, more specifically in Manhattan Beach. “The Manhattan Beach office will serve as an important regional office for Pearl Abyss’ continuing growth and success, and our self-publishing efforts in the western market,” says Pearl Abyss Senior Vice President Jeonghee Jin. “Pearl Abyss’ mission is to create the best MMOs in the world. With their titles, the company wants to give their players an out-of-this-world experience like no other. This new location in Manhattan Beach will help progress the mission for Pearl Abyss for years to come.”

Of course, no class launch would be complete without a trailer. You can check that out below. You can also head over to the Black Desert Online official site for the full patch notes.