How to purchase Kakao Cash

This guide will show you step by step how to charge your account with Kakao Cash (BDO’s virtual currency) which you can convert into Pearls to purchase costumes, pets, and other items that will help you during your adventure.

How do you connect to BDO?

There are two ways to play - via our website or via Steam. The two systems are completely separate, so if you have an account for either one, you would need a second account for the other system. However, all people share the world and you will be able to play with your friends, no matter how they connect to BDO.


Once you're in the game Press <ESC> to bring up the Menu. Locate the “Pearl Shop” icon which has the symbol of a Coin stack - or simply press <F3> to open the shop.


Look for the button “Recharge”, (located near the bottom left of the view):


A new window will open - please mind that you need to have the Steam overlay enabled to see it, otherwise you will only get a black box.


If you see a black box and not the window as pictured above, please do the following:

  1. On the Steam client, go to Steam -> Settings
  2. Click the In-Game tab
  3. Make sure "Enable Steam Overlay while in-game" is checked
  4. Go to your Library
  5. Right-click on Black Desert Online
  6. In Properties under the General tab make sure "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game" is checked. 

You can choose how much Kakao Cash you want to get from the window that pops up. Just take your pick and you will be forwarded to the Steam purchase you have probably seen before:

From here on, you can choose if you want to pay with the funds you already have in your Steam account, or choose one of the many purchase options Steam offers. 

After completing your purchase, you will be directed back to the shop. If the amount doesn’t show immediately, click “Refresh” next to the “Recharge” button - and you will now have funds to purchase Pearls!


You can log in via our launcher and click the “Buy Kakao Cash” symbol on the left:


This will open a new tab in your browser. Pick your preferred amount, and if you’re not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so. You will be redirected to a page where you will need to enter your billing address. Once you've selected 'confirm', you will need to checkout and  select your payment method:


Fill out the form and after completing the payment process, you will find your funds in-game. To get to the shop, bring up your menu when you’re in-game by pressing <ESC> and clicking on “Pearl Shop”, or just press <F3> to go there directly.

Let us emphasize again that the two systems are completely separate from each other and that you cannot use both payment methods. However, both systems offer the same possibilities, so you don’t need to have two accounts.

If you happen to miss a functionality or just can’t find it, feel free to open a support ticket and we will happily guide you there.

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