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Install Guide

1 Run BlackDesert_Installer_NAEU.exe to install the Black Desert launcher.

2 Start the game once installation is complete.

Adventurer's Guide

Exit Game

Last Edited on : Jan 17, 2024, 16:11 (UTC)
This is the menu window that you use when you’re shutting down the client or changing to another character. You can access it from the main menu (hotkey: Esc).
Character Selection
This button lets you go back to the character selection window. It is used when you’re moving from one character to another while on the same server, or when you are going to create a new character.
It is also useful in cases where you need to do a quick relog of your character to update the visibility of different possible feature & event rewards, and Pearl Shop offers.
Change Server
It opens the server list, and allows you to change the server you’re playing on. After you’ve changed the server you’re playing on, you need to wait 10 minutes to change to another server. 

However, if you are a member of a guild, that guild can then select 3 guild base servers. Within these 3 servers you can change servers without cooldown.

Minimize to Tray

Useful for when you want to stop actively playing the game but want it still open and quickly accessible, be it because you want ongoing processes like workers, crafting and farms to keep progressing, or simply because you are busy with something else.


It sends the game to your PC’s system tray, where certain programs continue to run in the background, such as the system clock.


When sent to the system tray, Black Desert will minimize its use of resources to the bare minimum necessary to keep the game active. Once sent to the tray, you can find Black Desert’s icon in that part of your PC’s taskbar (location differs between OS; found in the bottom right part in Windows) and upon clicking it the game will fully open again.


You can assign a hotkey to the function by pressing Alt + LMB on the button.

It exits the game client.

•  View Character’s Inventory:

This box button, to the left of the Change button, allows you to see the inventory of all your characters.

If you have storage maids/butlers, you can use them in this window to move items from the inventory and pearl inventory of all your other characters to the inventory of the character you’re currently playing.


You can change your character without going through the character selection window.


Here you can check the status and the location of the character that you want to change to. When the character is carrying out a certain action, like resting on a bed, reading a book, self-repairing, or being transported, the character will continue carrying out this action until the next login.


You can move to any character that is above level 5.

This option transports the character you’re currently playing on to an already known town. You have to change to another character when you’re transporting a character, and if you connect to a character that is being transported while the action is ongoing, it will be canceled.
The energy points that the character currently has are shown at the bottom left corner of the character’s portrait. This is useful when you need to spend a considerable amount of energy and require multiple characters.
Enhancement Chance
The enhancement chance is written at the bottom right corner of the character’s portrait. You can refer to this and increase your chances of enhancement.
At the top right of a character’s portrait, you can see a horse icon if they have a mount out. Hovering the cursor over it will give you additional information, including the mount’s name, type, level, and tier.
If a season is ongoing and you have a season character, at the top left of your season character’s portrait the season icon will be displayed.
Recently Completed Quest
This section shows the quests the character has most recently completed.
Today’s Journal
This is a list of major events that the character last experienced.
◈ Change Character Order

If you want to change the order of characters displayed on the character selection screen and exit game window, use the Change Character Order function on the bottom right part of the character selection screen.
When you press the Change Character Order button, a ▲▼ button appears to the right of all your characters. You can change the character position up and down using this button.
◈ Change Characters’ Portrait

You can decorate the characters’ portraits that pop up when you access the exit game window.
The pictures used there are saved in the My Documents – Black Desert – FaceTexture folder.
You can press the F4 key to open the customization screen and change the portrait of your character there.


Once you’ve finished customizing the character’s appearance, press the Take Portrait button located on top left corner and change the portrait of a character.

You can see that the character’s portrait has changed in the exit game window.
◈ Privacy Mode

This option, found next to the Change Character Order button, can be used to hide your login status from other Adventurers.


Keep in mind that you can be restricted from using the guild / friend invite and other functions while in privacy mode.


You will appear offline to friends, guild members, and others in most functions while the mode is active.


Still, system messages will display your name if you kill or get killed in PvP, even with the mode activated.


System messages for cases such as enhancement will display your name as “Unknown Adventurer.”

* The content of the game guide may differ from the actual game content, depending on the update and content changes.

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