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Updates [Update] 12/22 Update Details
Black Desert 2020-12-22 07:00
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Hello, Adventurers. 

 

Here are the updates made to Black Desert on December 22 2020

(Patch size: approx. 764.04MB)

※ Please read below for details.

 



Event

Event 1. Winter Special Benefits: Winter Challenges!

Event Period

- December 22, 2020 (Tue) After Maintenance – March 31, 2020 (Wed) Before Maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 2. 「Capture★」 Nova on the Character Select Window

Event Period

- December 22, 2020 (Tue) After Maintenance - January 6, 2021 (Wed) Before Maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 3. New & Returning Adventurers! Are You Ready?

Event Period

- December 22, 2020 (Tue) after maintenance - January 20, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 4. It’s Nova’s Turn!

Event Period

- December 22, 2020 (Tue) After Maintenance – January 20, 2020 (Wed) Before Maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 5. Brave the Cold with the Winter Season!

Event Period

- December 22, 2020 (Tue) After Maintenance – February 3, 2021 (Wed) Before Maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 6. Adventurers, Donate Your Love!

Event Period

- December 22, 2020 (Tue) After Maintenance – January 6, 2021 (Wed) Before Maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 7. Tons of Rewards for Just Logging In?!

Event Period

- December 24, 2020 (Thu) at 00:00 - January 27, 2021 (Wed) at 23:59

[More details]

 

 

● Changed the Fluffy Snowflake Village to be a Safe Zone.

● Hocha from Fluffy Snowflake Village is giving “Cute Snowman Transformation Scroll” in return for “[Event] Emergency Carrot Rations” x20.  

- Period: December 22, 2020 (Wed) After Maintenance – December 30, 2020 (Wed) Before Maintenance  

- Use “Cute Snowman Transformation Scroll” to transform into a cute snowman for 10 minutes. The Transformation Scroll has a 60 minute cooldown.   

Key 

Motion 

Charm 

Hide 

SPACE 

Hold SPACE to perform a Triple Jump 

- The summoned Cute Snowman will disappear if you leave it idle without transforming for 30 sec.

- Transformation will be disabled if you go into water while transformed.

 

 

MAJOR UPDATES - New Class Nova, the Last Princess of Calpheon

● The new class Nova has been releasedMeet the Last Princess of Calpheon! 

 

● After maintenance on December 22 (Tues), Nova will be able to open any enhanced gear boxes, Weapon Exchange Coupons, and Combat/Skill EXP Exchange Coupons. - However, season characters cannot use Combat/Skill EXP Exchange Coupons.

● Added Hall of Adventurers: Nova chat group where adventurers can discuss Nova-related topics.

[Check out the [GM Note] The Last Star of the Kingdom of Calpheon, Nova]

[Check out the [GM Note] Nova, the Last Star of Calpheon and the Distorted Goddess]

 

MAJOR UPDATES - Start of the Winter Season!

● Winter Season has begun!

- Rulupee-1 server and Rulupee-2 server has been changed to Season Servers.

- Black Desert's Season Servers help new adventurers to settle in quickly and help them rapidly level up.

- Only season characters may enter the Season Servers.

- You can get Extra EXP increase buffs, Season Leveling Aid Boxes when reaching levels, Secret Book of the Misty Breeze that grants extra Skill Points, and other benefits in the Season Servers.

- Season characters cannot equip normal gear, but they can equip the special "Naru" and "Tuvala" season gear. "Naru" gear can be obtained by completing the main questline (from the very beginning to Mediah) between Lv.1 – Lv.55.

- Tuvala gear is a high performance gear that can be obtained starting at Valencia. They will help you progress through the game. Tuvala gear can only be obtained in the Season Servers and can be enhanced using Time-filled Blackstones, Tuvala Ores, and Refined Magical Black Stones.

 

● Added "[Season] Rift Frostflower" that can be obtained by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O'dyllita.

-  [Season] Rift Frostflower " can be exchanged for useful items by bringing them to Fughar.

 

 

● Added the Season Pass that gives special rewards when the season character completes a set of goals.

- You can check out details on your progress and rewards in the Black Desert Season Pass on the banner placed on the left side of the minimap or the Inventory (I) window.

- You will receive a reward that will help your character grow in the season server every time you complete a given objective.

- Purchase the "Black Spirit Pass" from the Pearl Shop (F3) to receive a special additional reward.

Check out more details about Winter Season Challenges on our [Winter Season Challenges and Benefits] notice.

 

● Added "[Season] Morning Frostflower". This item can be obtained as a reward by completing the Season Pass or by opening the Season Leveling Aid Boxes when you reach certain levels. This item may be exchanged for other items that will help adventurers on their journey.

- This item can be handed over to Patrigio in Velia to be exchanged for other items.

※ Weapon Exchange Coupons will no longer be issued after the end of the Winter Season.

 

● Added a new heating formula where if you use heating through Processing (L) window on the 4 Tuvala accessories, it will produce Tuvala Ores depending on the enhancement level of the accessory.

Enhancement Level 

Amount of Obtainable Tuvala Ore 

+0 

PRI (I) 

10 

DUO (II) 

20 

TRI (III) 

30 

TET (IV) 

60 

PEN (V) 

100 

● By completing the weekly quest to defeat monsters for each monster zone, you will obtain Rift's Echo x1 and choose one from the following options: Time-filled Black Stone x600, Tuvala Ore x90, or Refined Magical Black Stone x40.

- Go to the Quests (O) window > Recurring tab > "[Season] Stronger Tuvala Gear" quest list to accept the following weekly quests from the node manager of each monster zone.

- [Weekly] Hordes of Bandits 
 
- [Weekly] Rules of the Roud Sulfur Works 
 
- [Weekly] Impenitent Criminals 
 
- [Weekly] Homesick Desert Naga 
 
- [Weekly] Dangerous Argos Saunils 
 
- [Weekly] Help that Never Arrives 
 
- [Weekly] New Mushroom Dish 
 
- [Weekly] Rule of Power 
 
- [Weekly] A Soldier Who Cannot Go Home 
 
- [Weekly] For the Forest 
 
- [Weekly] Frenzy of Manshaums 

- [Weekly] Full-scale Cleaning of the Tshira Ruins 
 
- [Weekly] Blood Wolf Extermination 
 
- [Weekly] Training with the Shultz Guard 
 
- [Weekly] Revenge against the Basilisk 
 
- [Weekly] Sleep-disrupting Centaurus 
 
- [Weekly] Accepted by the Bashim 
 
- [Weekly] Purify the Sherekhan Necropolis 
 
- [Weekly] Breeding Protties 
 
- [Weekly] Preparing to Leave 
 
- [Weekly] Bounty on the Cadries 
 
- [Weekly] A Rattling Sound 

● Added season character exclusive regional quests to certain monster zones in Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan.

- The regional quests will be automatically accepted when you move to these monster zones if you have achieved the required level. Once you start to defeat monsters at these regions, you will be able to see your progress on the UI at the top right side of the screen. Complete the objectives to receive items that will help you in your adventures.

 

- The level requirement as well as the rewards you may obtain will differ according to the difficulty of the monster zone.

Monster Zone 

Required Level 

Bashim Base 

Lv. 56 or higher 

Desert Naga Temple 

Lv. 56 or higher 

Titium Valley 

Lv. 56 or higher 

Cadry Ruins 

Lv. 57 or higher 

Gahaz Bandit's Lair 

Lv. 57 or higher 

Crescent Shrine 

Lv. 57 or higher 

Fadus Habitat 

Lv. 57 or higher 

Polly's Forest 

Lv. 58 or higher 

Sherekhan Necropolis 

Lv. 60 or higher 

Blood Wolf Settlement 

Lv. 60 or higher 

● Added PEN (V): Capotia Belt as Winter Season's special reward.

- The special reward can be exchanged for "Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon," which can be use after graduating the Winter Season.

- The special quest through which you can obtain the ""Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon"" will be updated at a later date.

 

 

MAJOR UPDATES - Increased Devour Efficiency

● Increased the efficiency of Devour when using it on PRI (I) - TET (IV) enhancement level gear.

- The increase in Enhancement Chance when devouring weapons and defensive gear were changed to the following:

※ However, these numbers only apply to using Devour when the Enhancement Chance is at 0.

 

Weapons 

Enhancement Levels 

Before 

After 

PRI (I) 

20 

28 

DUO (II) 

26 

33 

TRI (III) 

33 

43 

TET (IV) 

45 

53 

PEN (V) 

75 (No changes) 

 

Defensive Gear 

Enhancement Levels 

Before 

After 

PRI (I) 

20 

25 

DUO (II) 

25 

30 

TRI (III) 

30 

40 

TET (IV) 

40 

50 

PEN (V) 

70 (No changes) 

 

 

 

NEW & IMPROVEMENTS

Changed the Black Spirit's Adventure board.

- Reset the Black Spirit piece to the START square of the new board.

- You will retain the dice, Arcana cards, and number of rounds completed.

- The changed board will be available from December 22, 2020 to March 3, 2021.

 

 

- Normal Black Spirit's Adventure Board

1) Added 1 square where you can obtain an Arcana card.

2) Reduced the distance between START to FINISH by 5 squares.

3) Changed the shape and rewards of the adventure board.

4) Changed to a winter backdrop.

 

- Event Black Spirit's Adventure Board

1) Changed the shape and rewards of the adventure board.

2) Changed the reward for a successful round completed from Advice of Safety x1 -> Caphras Stone Bundle x5.

3) Changed to a golden chest backdrop."

● A rumor is spreading that Quturan's Black Leaf and Quturan's Ashen Leaf can be caught in O'draxxia fishing areas.

● Added details to the item descriptions on where to find the Black Spirit's Dice and Arcana Cards.

 

| ITEM

● Fixed the item description for the Combat/Skill EXP Exchange Coupon.

● Fixed the item description for the [Event] Snowflake Seed.

● [Event] Underwear Box - Added Shai pajamas to be obtainable from the box.

● Improved the icon for the Tuvala Dual Glaives.

 

 

| MONSTER

● The evil beings in the Ibedor's Endless Night have increased their domain by borrowing the appearance of the beings from O'dyllita. Therefore, the rewards obtainable from these evil beings were improved.

- The drop rate of ""Specter's Energy"" from Dark Knight was raised by 5 times.

- The drop rate of ""Embers of Despair"" from Ulutuka was raised by 3 times."

● The Turo Soldiers have become furious at night with heightened senses.

- The probabilty of Turo Soldiers finding traces of intruders will significantly increase at night.

- When they start tracking the intruder, Elite Turo Soldier and Ulutuka will appear to stop the intruder.

● Fixed the issue in Ibedor's Endless Night where the Olun's Golem attacks were registered differently from where they appeared to land.

● Increased the benefits gained from defeating furious monsters at night.

- Now defeating monsters at night will grant an Item Drop Rate +10% buff.

- The nights of Tunkuta are dangerous. Their Chieftan Ulutuka becomes more alert at night, with an increased chance to appear and threaten adventurers."

● Fixed the issue where the Loah Flower Pot would not become neutralized when multiple adventurers used the Mutant Loah Flower Neutralizer all at once on Padix Island.

● Fixed the issue where the name of the monster Snowman was displayed at an abnormal location.

●Changed the messages that appear at night time given the item drop rate increase for defeating monsters at night

● Adjusted the difficulty of Titium who appears for the [Event] Protect the Ice Crystal! quest at Fluffy Snowflake Village.

● Fixed the issue where Olun's Golem couldn't move in certain areas of Olun's Valley.

● Hocha of Fluffy Snowflake Village has a new gift for you. Exchange [Event] Emergency Carrot Rations x20 for a Cute Snowman Transformation Scroll.

 

 

| MOUNT

● Fixed the Dream Horse Arduanatt to lose its wings if it dies while in mid-air.

 

 

| QUEST & KNOWLEDGE

● Changed the dialogue if interacting with Hans for the first time without his knowledge.

● Made the conversation window disappear once completed during the Velia Wharf's Secret and In the Thick Dust quests.

● Changed the required level to 30 to learn about Eileen and David Finto's alchemy and cooking boxes.

● Changed the required level to 17 to accept the Velia Storage quest from Igor Bartali.

● Changed the required level to 21 and Amity to 21 to accept the ""Who's the Toughest?"" quest from Tachros.

● Changed the required level to 21 to accept the ""Endless Research for Adventure"" quest from Tachros.

● Changed the Operation Breakthrough quest conditions to be easier to complete after selecting the Serendia quest [Crossroad] Silence, We're Done Here!.

● Changed the required level to 50 to accept the residence expanding sub-quests [Support] An Adventurer on an Endless Journey and [Support] Home is Where the Passion Be from Islin Bartali and Constante.

● Changed the required level to 30 to learn the knowledge from Emma Bartali with 25 energy. 

 

| UI

● Improved the UI design of the Character Name Change Coupon.

● Fixed the issue where skill cooldowns would be displayed incorrectly after the loading screen.

● Fixed the issue where Guilds with guild points exceeding 999 wouldn't be displayed in the Guild (G) window.

● Added the function where hovering your mouse over an area where you can either input text or adjust the window size will change the shape of your mouse cursor.

● Fixed the issue where the Pearl Shop Suggestions alert wasn't working even after it was activated via Game Settings -> Alerts.

- This setting will enable an alert from Lv. 20 and onwards whenever your weight and inventory is lacking.

- Increased the size of the Chat Group menu to include two menu windows both above and under the current version.

- All adventurers have now been placed in one chat group by default. We removed the previous ""Leave"" button, and all of our adventurers who did not utilize the previous chat groups will join the new ""Heidel's Street"" chat group. You can join the chat group of your choosing via Menu > Community > Chat Group, as well as toggle on/off selected chat groups in the settings.

- Added a new chat group for the new class, ""Hall of Adventurers: Nova.

● Removed the wording from Additional Copy details that stated that you could purchase Marni's Processed Fuel with Loyalties.

● Revamped the customization dye palette UI.

- Unified the Dye Palette and Combine Dye windows.

 

 

 

 

| Web

 

● Fixed the function for sharing the WIKI and community pages on the official website via SNS.

● Fixed the issue where choosing to hide one's guild from showing on their My Page on the official website would also hide their character's level.

- Any adventurers who've had their My Page information hidden due to this issue have had their settings reverted to display properly once more.

● Fixed the issue where choosing to reveal one's guild to show on their My Page on the official website would display the guild but hide their guild's level.

 

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    Changes and Fixes

● Fixed the graphical issues for the hand portion of the Witch's Treant Camouflage Outfit.

● Fixed the graphical issue with the Mystic's Blackstar weapon overlapping the Dhyana Gloves.

● Fixed the graphical issue with the Hashashin's Alchemist's Clothes around the armpit region.

● Fixed inconsistency issues with the [Event] Emergency Carrot Rations item tooltip.

●[Female Classes] Cantabile Outfit - Fixed the graphical issues that occured when wearing this outfit.

● Fixed the issue where collecting silver from orders/sales wouldn't leave a record in the marketplace history.


We hope you enjoy your time in Black Desert, thank you.

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