According to the Terms of Use for Black Desert Online for the European and North American regions, IP blocks will be implemented to restrict the player base to those specific locations only. Players from other worldwide locations will have to play the version licensed for that area.

Dear Players,

To answer your inquiry about the IP block of areas outside our territory license agreement with Pearl Abyss, we’d like to give a proper statement about this matter.

As our Terms of Service point out, our territory license agreement with the developer Pearl Abyss is limited to the following areas:

  • Europe
    • Excluding Turkey and part of Russia
  • North America
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • United States of America

In other words we will not provide service to players outside of our territory.

Pearl Abyss hinted their interest in targeting markets such as Turkey, South America or any other region outside of our service territory via different channels. Therefore opening those markets to Daum Games Europe, means a conflict of interest with Pearl Abyss.

We do not have any information about their concrete plans at the moment. We recommend to wait for further news in the future or to contact Pearl Abyss through their website.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards

– Black Desert Online Team –

As for the territorial restrictions:


The Game is licensed by Daum Games Europe only for the Territory. The User may create an Account, access the Website and the Forums from anywhere in the world. However, the User may only access the Shop and the Game from the Territory. In the event the User acquired the Game from the Territory and then relocated outside of the Territory, the User will no longer be able to access the Game.

Due to licensing restrictions, Daum Games Europe can only provide the Game to the User for the Territory as specified under Article 3. (Territorial Restrictions) of the Agreement.

“Territory” means in the United States of America, Mexico, Canada and all European countries, except Turkey and Russia.

For more information , you can check out the full Terms of Use on the Black Desert Online site.