A launcher has been implemented on the Steam version of Black Desert Online, and there may be occasions that the Play Button is missing. This launcher isn't compatible with low-resolution screens, and had a minimum requirement of pixels in order to work correctly.
If you find that your game is not showing the Play Button, please try these steps in order to convince your Play Button to reappear:
- Navigate to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Black Desert Online\
- Open launcher.config in a Notepad document.
- Add a new line with the text PromoDate=<DATE> and replace <DATE> with the current day in a YYYY-MM-DD format (eg. PromoDate=2020-02-26)
Important: If you find that you do not have the launcher.config; please create a new Notepad document and fill in the following:
PromoDate=<current date in YYYY-MM-DD format>
After saving this in your C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Black Desert Online\ file, restart your Steam client and try opening Black Desert Online again.