Black Desert offers a huge, dynamic world to its players who wish to explore its beautiful selection of scenery and dungeons. It has an array of places, such as small villages and huge bustling cities, scorching deserts and icy tundras. The world of Black Desert is vast, seamless and contains diverse landscapes with its differing climates and its immersive day and night cycle even though the world is not all completely unlocked. Players will be able to explore each region as they progress through the game and learn of the different cultures present in each province.
To start off, the players will find themselves in the Balenos region, one of five provinces that is currently part of the world. Balenos is located in the north, filled with vasts forests teeming with wildlife and home to the town of Velia which acts as the docks to the northern expansive ocean filled with tropical islands.
To the South, players will find Serendia, a somewhat larger region than Balenos. It is home to the city of Hidel which contain player houses and lots of NPCs to interact with. The landscape is similar to Balenos and has a mixture of open plains and dense forests.
Later on players will happen upon the Calpheon city and province. It’s one of the biggest cities in the game, and they will experience the opportunity to scale huge walls and view the world from high rooftops. Along the way to each of these cities are countless caves and dark dungeons. The huge region is filled with ongoing sieges between the monsters of the region and also contains the most dense forests in the game.
To the east of Serendia you will find Media which is also a huge region. The rocky and barren landscape has a hot climate and is home to the main city of Altinova and the eastern dock for the ocean. The culture and environment here has a different vibe to that of Balenos, Hidel and Calpheon.
Valencia which is the most eastern region of Black Desert was recently added with the most recent expansion of the game. It is undoubtedly the biggest area and is home to the actual Black Desert. It is the hottest climate in the game and players must carry river water and tents with them if they are to survive the scorching heat and sudden devastating sandstorms in this unforgiving environment.