During a massive Calpheon Ball livestream event in Long Beach, California, Pearl Abyss ended 2022 with a bang, revealing detailed on the MMO's first-ever Twin Classes, as well as a look at a new region coming to Black Desert Online next year.
The Calpheon Ball 2022 was Pearl Abyss’ first ever major North American event of its kind, kicking off the excitement for fans both in attendance and over the Twitch airwaves. Pearl Abyss teased some of what players can expect from the Ball ahead of time, unveiling its upcoming Twin Classes, the Maegu and Woosa, coming to Black Desert Mobile and Black Desert PC and Console respectively.
Twin Classes: Maegu and Woosa
The Maegu coming to Black Desert Mobile uses her main weapon, the Horyeongbu, to wield the power of the magical fox to charm and defend in battle. The fast-paced Maegu sees the sorceress from the Jwado School of magic attack with fluidity and grace. Maegu is slated to launch on Mobile on December 13th.
Maegu isn't just coming to Mobile, but also will be coming to PC in January of 2023, pitting both sisters against each other on the same platform.
The Woosa class, meanwhile, is steeped in Taoist sorcery, wielding magic and her magical fan with moves that are both elegant and deadly. The class showcase today previewed a few of the moves players can use while wielding the Woosa themselves, such as the Stormfall skill that sees the Woosa class swing her magical fan to create a massive storm around her, dealing area of effect damage to all those around her (and then some). Woosa will be coming to Black Desert PC on December 14th, as well as coming to Xbox and PlayStation consoles the same day.
Meanwhile, Cloudrise has the Woosa summon a dark cloud over the heads of her enemies, showering them with a deadly storm, which can be used successively to deal even more damage, and is especially useful when weaving into combo attacks. Wingbeat was also highlighted, with the Black Desert Online class increasing the size of her fan, dealing high damage and, if comboed, can extend the area of damage field for even greater results.
New Region: The Land of the Morning Light
Coming in 2023, Black Desert is releasing its next massive region, Land of the Morning Light. This region, which is heavily influenced by the myths and history that has come down from Korea’s last dynastic kingdom, the Joseon Kingdom, is also the home of the new Woosa class.
The trailer revealed during the Calpheon Ball shows off a land steeped in ancient lore, teeming with demons, ghosts, mythical creatures including a Nine-tailed Fox and the great tiger, Sangoon, but is also brimming with the trappings of ancient kingdoms, and more.
In addition, Pearl Abyss announced that the eastern civilization of Haso has been given a revamp, aiming to make the region a bit more accessible to players. Meanwhile, the Great Desert Shahzad in Black Desert Mobile has been expanded, with players able to take part in some PvP action, as well as adventure for treasure along the way,
This is the first Calpheon Ball to be held in North America, with Jaehee Kim, executive producer on Black Desert praising the event, speficially highlighting Pearl Abyss’ role as a global studio.
“Hosting our first Calpheon Ball in North America was a huge step for Black Desert and the Pearl Abyss team. To see the livestream available in nine different languages, from Korean and Japanese to English and Spanish, meant so much to Pearl Abyss as a global studio. Kicking off our event with new characters Woosa and Maegu, who are just the tip of the iceberg for our next big update, is just one of the many fun, exciting ways we plan to serve our players in the future.”