If you haven't been following Black Desert Online's development, you probably know it as 'that one with the crazy character creator', and you'd be right—we're approaching Black Desert's second and final beta (opens in new tab), and the character creator has been deemed special enough for a standalone release ahead of time. You can download it and marvel at the results (hideous or uncomfortably beautiful) here (opens in new tab). Any characters you make in the creator can be imported both to the beta and the finished game.
The beta itself will launch February 18. Anyone who has pre-ordered (opens in new tab) the Explorer's or Conqueror's package (starting from €50) is guaranteed access. Everyone else will be able to apply for the beta closer to the time.