Black Desert Online is a massively multiplayer role-playing game, and as such, it is no stranger to the occasional startup crash, network issues, DNS errors, and endless loading screens. It is expected of such a demanding and large game to have such problems, but obviously, they are never pleasant to encounter and take your whole mind off the game itself. In this article, we will help you fix most of these errors and show you some of the best practices to keep in mind when a game is misbehaving in this way.
First, up, open up your Steam library and find Black Desert Online in the list. Right-click on it and select “Properties”. Under the Local Files tab, select Browse Local Files. This will open up your File Explorer at the location where the game files are stored. Here, open up the folder named “bin” and then “xc”, followed by “na” and finally “1”. There should be two files of the .xem extension here, copy both of them and go back, and paste them into the folder named “2” on the previous screen. When asked if you would like to replace the existing files, confirm saying yes. Once this is done, try to open up the game and the errors and crashes related to the startup of your Black Desert online should now be fixed. In case they weren’t, there is a chance that there is a problem with your network connection. VPNs can take up a large amount of your network bandwidth, and must most preferably be turned off when you are playing Black Desert. To ensure the game receives the optimal amount of resources it needs, this is a good idea. Open your task manager by right-clicking on your taskbar. Here, navigate to the Performance tab and select “Open Resources Monitor”. In the new window, open the Network section and wait a few seconds as the processes using your network show up. You may choose to end the ones you are absolutely sure you will not need.