The Russian version of Bless has entered Open Beta testing at last—sort of. Those who have purchased a Thirst for Power Founder's Pack now have early access to the game's Open Beta. Those who have purchased a Call of Battle Founder's Pack will gain access on December 7th. Everyone else will have to wait until December 8th.
If you've yet to purchase a Founder's Pack, you may very well have missed your chance. Community Manager Asonusori posted a message that translates to "sale of sets completed" in the thread about Founder's Packs earlier today and subsequently locked said thread. Furthermore, attempting to reach the Founder's Pack page will give you a 404 error.
That being said, you can still pre-load the client, which is an 18 GB download. Once fully installed, it will occupy around 54 GB of your hard drive. For comparison, my KR client install is currently around 35.5 GB, but I also haven't updated it in a few weeks.
The Russian version is not currently IP blocked when connecting from North America. As with the Russian version of Black Desert Online, this may change, but, for the time being, you do not need a VPN.
Black Desert Online (Korean: 검은사막) is a sandbox-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game by Korean video game developer Pearl Abyss. The game has been in development since 2010, and entered closed beta testing (CBT) in October 2013. Black Desert Online uses Pearl Abyss' own "Black Desert" engine specifically created to handle the fast rendering required for its seamless world and large-scale castle sieges.It was released in Korea in 2014, Japan and Russia in 2015, and North America and Europe in 2016. Black Desert Online uses a free-to-play model in Korea, Japan and Russia, while in Europe and North America the game uses a buy-to-play model.
Additionally, a user on the Bless English community Discord has created an English patch for the Russian version of the game. You can find it here..
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