Last week, Black Desert Online’s ‘Remastered’ patch was implemented in the Global LAB (test server), and this week the patch is now being implemented into the Japan server. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
There are two aspects to the patch, the graphics remastering, which is optional and can be toggled via the options menu; and the audio remastering, which is forced, and will swap out all current audio with the remastered versions.
As for the remastered graphics, this has been added as new ‘Highest (Remastered)’ and ‘Ultra’ options, in the graphics settings. The ‘Highest (Remastered)’ setting has been optimized as such that people who currently play on ‘Very High’ should be able to switch to the new option without any issues.
Here are some comparison pictures, with the older graphics on the left, and remastered graphics on the right:
Black Desert Online is available for PC, and is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.