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BDO Global Lab Test Server (Black Desert Online 2018)

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BDO Global Lab gives you access to a test server for Black Desert Online. Players that have a character level 56+ can go here to experience new content before they are pushed to live servers. This is especially fun for players that typically receive updates at a later date like NA/EU and SEA servers. Test server accounts have access to level 60 characters of any class with high end gear and resources.

Here you will find a step by step guide to help you install Global Lab Test Server.

HAPPY Server Testing!!

Official Test Server Purpose: "The purpose of the Black Desert Global Lab is to test future game functions and update features that will be implemented into the live servers in order to provide a stable game experience on the live servers."

Official Global Lab Notice: "Only certain number of adventurers are able to register Black Desert Global Lab due to the limited number of registration."


Global Lab Test Server: Quick Step by Step

  1. Register at BDO Global Lab Sign up.
    1. Email and Password: if you use a yahoo or pchome email address, you may have difficulty during the verification process. They recommend using a different email address to avoid this issue. (I used the same email address as in my BDO account settings.)
    2. Full Name: You cannot change your name after your complete the sign-up process. If you sign up using an incorrect name, there may be problems processing your inquiry. (Make sure this matches the full name in your BDO Account settings!)
    3. Date of Birth: Adventurers under the age of 15 cannot sign up. (again, I made sure this matched.)
  2. Click the verification link in their verification email
  3. Download Global Lab Client here: this is a separate BDO test server client. Please make sure that you have at least 30GB of space available on your hard disk before installation.
  4. Give your test server account a name on the Global Lab website home page.
  5. Double click BlackDesertLauncher.exe file in your Downloads folder
  6. Choose default folder or create a new folder to install Global Lab into then press OK about 3 times
  7. Double click the Global Lab test server shortcut on your desktop
  8. Log in and download/patch the Test Server client.
  9. Close the test server client launcher window, when all is downloaded.
  10. Start the live server client. (The normal BDO client): Only one client can run at the same time. Make sure the test server client is closed!
  11. Press Esc key > Content tab > Global Lab after logging in your character
  12. Click Register as Tester
  13. Click Confirm when the windows says "Available After Login. Would you like to go to the Login page?"
  14. Enter the email and password you registered on the Global Lab website.
  15. Click Register as Tester again (this window appeared again. Odd/buggy for you too?)
  16. Click Confirm twice to complete your registration. Exit live server.
  17. Run test server and be sure to double check the Language and test server Settings by clicking the gear icon on the top right of the Log In window

Global Lab Test Server: In-Depth with Photos

Register at BDO Global Lab Sign up.
BDO Global Lab Test Server Sign Up

BDO will send an email that you have to verify by clicking on a link within the email.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Email Verification

When I clicked on the link in the email it brought me to an empty page that had the following pop up window with an error message: "Failed to register. Please try again in a few minutes."

BDO Global Lab Test Server Failed Email Verification

When I closed out the blank page, this page was behind it, showing that the registration had completed. It's a bit buggy I guess?

BDO Global Lab Test Server Registration Complete

Download Global Lab Test Server Client here: this is a separate BDO test server client. Please make sure that you have at least 30GB of space available on your hard disk before installation.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Download Link

On the home page, look for a window called "Select Main Character", after you are logged in.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Select Main Character

Enter a name for your test server account and check to make sure it's available.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Register Main Character Name

Double click BlackDesertLauncher.exe file in your Downloads folder.

BDO Global Lab Test Server installation file

Choose a folder to install the test server into. The dialog windows here are not in English. Just keep pressing OK button to start the installation.

BDO Global Lab Test Server install into folder

Double click the new icon on your desktop to run the Test Server launcher.

BDO Global Lab Test Server desktop shortcut

Allow the client to download/patch. This will take many hours. Make sure you have 30 GB of space. Note where the gear icon is for the Language and test server settings. Don't change it yet, because it will not save your settings. Wait until after the client is completed and you have registed via the live server as well.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Client Patch Download

If you have not registered inside the live server, you will get this notice: "You have not applied for Global Lab. You can apply for Global Lab from the live server." This just means you haven't yet logged into the live server to register. That's up next!

BDO Global Lab Test Server Live Apply Notice

Exit the Test Server client and start the Live Client. Press Esc > Content tab > Global Lab after you have entered the game.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Keyboard Registration

Click Register as Tester

BDO Global Lab Test Server Register as a Tester

Click Confirm

BDO Global Lab Test Server Live Server Confirm

Enter in the Login info that you registered on the Global Lab website.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Live Server Log in

Click Register as Tester again (a bit buggy?)

BDO Global Lab Test Server Register as Tester

Click Confirm to complete the tester registration.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Live Server Confirm

You have successfully registered. Now you can exit the live server and start the test server.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Registration Completed

Always check your settings before logging in. Note where the gear icon is for the Language and test server settings.

BDO Global Lab Test Server Download Patch Log in window

System Requirements for Global Lab Test Server

The hardware requirements are recommended in order to run Black Desert smoothly. Gameplay may also be affected by your PC settings. The requirements may also be changed at any time.

Category
Minimum
Recommended
OS
32/64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
CPU
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i5
Memory
4 GB RAM
8 GB RAM
Graphic Card
GTS 250 / GeForce 9800GTX
Radeon HD 3870 X2
NVIDIA GTX 970
AMD RX 480
Hard disk space
Requires 27GB Space in Hard Disk.(HDD or SSD)
Screen Resolution
Requires Screen Resolution 1280x720

Global Lab Installation Notes:

You can help your game run more smoothly by adjusting the resolution and game settings. We recommend installing the latest service pack to ensure proper installation and operation. You can improve the quality of your gaming experience further by using a 64-bit OS. If you are running DirectX 11, we recommend a graphics card that is equal to, or better than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660.



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