While Black Desert Xbox One is a premium MMORPG experience, it doesn’t actually have a subscription plan that’s required in order to play it. You just simply pay an upfront price for the game, there are a number of bundle options available. From there you don’t need to pay anything else to access the experience. There’s however some extra currency that can be purchased to buy special items. This comes in the form of Pearls, there are a number of packaged options as microtransactions to buy if you’d like.
These can be used for unique bonus extras such as value packs; clothing, objects for display or even rare pets. It’s an evolving store, with new items being added all the time. With that, to answer does Black Desert Online have a subscription free? No, it’s a premium upfront paid game with microtransactions in the form of Pearls that can be purchased afterwards. You don’t need them however to engage in anything. You can read our review of the Xbox One Black Desert version below, or check out the hub for additional coverage of the release.
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