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Black Desert - Server Region Locked by PSN Account Location?

Created 03/08/2019
7 Replies


I have a New Zealand PSN account and am looking to buy the pre-order of Black Desert Ultimate on PS4. I did however see there was no oceanic server and heard that the game region locked based on the location of the PSN account. If this is the case I need to know if my copy would be locked to:

a) NA

b) EU

c) SEA

d) The game lets you choose between NA, EU or SEA on launch


From personal history, EU servers have been unplayable for some games as server location latency exceed game mechanic requirements (E.G. Tera from NZ tested across multiple PS4's and ISP's in New Zealand at around 300-350ms ping withlag spikes exceeding 1000ms). NA servers usually have around 150-270ms from New Zealand and are more stable. I need to know if this game will be "fit for purpose" and as such appreciate your help in providing the information that will ultimately determine if I purchase.

Thank you for your help in advance!



  • Oran_Gina


    Oran_Gina 03 August, 2019 @ 12:04
    It might be an idea to check here or the devs  or
  • Oran_Gina


    Oran_Gina 03 August, 2019 @ 12:07
    There is a beta running from August 9th (sign up at the last link above) so you could give that a try and see how it works for you.
  • T_Caper


    T_Caper 03 August, 2019 @ 20:06

    Thanks for the info. I am sort of here as I have exhausted those avenues.

    I have listed multiple tickets with Black Desert. I have just put up a third ticket on this as they have yet to answer the question above for which I believe is really clear.They only told me which regions they support and no further info as to region lock.

    I did sign up for the Open Beta but it required I put in server "Other" as I am in New Zealand as there is no OCEA region. I recieved nothing in regards to communications about the Open Beta from them which suggest "Other" is not an accepted region. The terms and conditions required I put in the accurate region but that region is reliant on PSN advising us what the region is which is why I am posting here.

    It seams they are relying on PSN to advise region locks. It makes sence. In my mind clarifying this is for buyers should be a required condition of sale where online play is a must.

  • WhiteMonkey88


    WhiteMonkey88 03 August, 2019 @ 22:26
    ANZ will usually end up on Asian servers (if we don't have our own). So my guess would be SEA, but that's all it is, a guess. 
  • blonde-anarchy


    blonde-anarchy 06 August, 2019 @ 07:41
    I also have a New Zealand account all my online friends and husband have playstation US accounts so will be on US servers for Black Desert online if I am region locked an will be unable to play with my husband and American friends I WILL NOT BE BUYING BLACK DESERT ONLINE. Shame since have waited for years for this game to come to the PS4 Console. This game is starting to look disappointing from the signs of it being regiion/server locked
  • Just_Chris_89


    Just_Chris_89 13 August, 2019 @ 06:00
    What stops you from creating a new account and registering it as NA?
  • GoRageQuitNoob


    GoRageQuitNoob 22 August, 2019 @ 20:38
    Australian players are on EU server, I don't understand why we are not on NA servers it's much closer then EU.I got lots of lags.