Do you love Black Desert Online? More appropriately, do you think you’ll love Black Desert Online? If so, you can get a copy of the game for free just by reaching a certain milestone in the game during your seven-day free trial — but it’s going to take some time and effort.

From now until Oct. 17, new players — or at players willing to make a new account — can sign up for the seven-day free trial of Black Desert Online and earn a copy of the Starter’s Package for the game, which retails for $9.99. All you have to do is complete your character’s Awakening quest, which is available at level 56. Doing the math, that’s an average of eight levels per day. No problem for you hardcore grinders, right?

While it’s not a leveling boost — in fact, it’s very much the opposite, in that you could pay to level slowly or level quickly for free — asking your players to hammer through your content at breakneck speed might as well be telling them that that introductory stuff doesn’t matter: “The real game is the endgame,” and so forth. Since the promotion targets new players specifically, it ensures that will be the message they receive during their first taste of the game. Me, I’d rather spend the 10 bucks and take my time to enjoy the game, but to each their own.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. asd on October 7, 2018

    Great game if you’re not aiming for end game sieging, kinda too late for that now. You’d have to get help from veterans, great game and endless sense of progression! Too bad the costume melting is now implemented.

  2. Cloak on October 6, 2018

    That’s funny because by the time you reach that level you’ll be sick of this game. And then come to realization what this game really is.

    A waste of time.

  3. Dakkaos on October 5, 2018

    So funny like all games that went pay to play are jumping ship. Maybe if they made good games people would be more willing.

  4. Manipulator on October 4, 2018

    Well real world is brighter than this….

  5. Todoran on October 4, 2018

    Cra p scam for ho bos who dont have 10 dolars….. my good how do you ppl aford to pay the intenet bill ….. what the he ll do you ho bos even eat all day long?

  6. Eldemarco on October 3, 2018

    You can hit 56 in 5 hours. Do main story from 1-18, saving any black stones you get. Then go to castle ruins to 25, bloody monestary to 35, Khuruto cave to 40, and Marni lab to 46. Then go catfishmen to 52. The main issue is gear. For those wanting to try this, sell stuff until you can get Rosar weapon (with AP offhand), and grunil gear at +15. Should be pretty cheap.

  7. EBng on October 3, 2018

    Best game around, hands down.

    • grims on October 3, 2018

      not really the best, if it was the best it would have less punishing systems.

  8. Weilan on October 3, 2018

    Meh, even if they made it F2P, I still wouldn’t play it.

  9. Nele on October 3, 2018

    Making people to play 7 days all day to get something – which psychopath came to this idea ? should shoot himn dead for all the suffering unknowingly inflicted to players.

    • Eldemarco on October 3, 2018

      Takes 2 days max to hit level 56. It’s after that point that it slows down a bit.

    • IsamiOni on October 4, 2018

      A psychopath that became really desperate seeing people leave game and money income dropping. *wink wink*