Black Desert Online is a sandbox, living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!
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Release Date: May 24, 2017

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July 26

July 26th Patch Notes



Greetings Adventurers,

This week we are excited to launch a new drop rate event as well as Arena of Arsha! This is a unique PvP Option that allows players to host and compete in more structured PvP Encounters.

Event & Systems
  • Event:
    • [Event] Cron Fragments can be obtained all over BDO (with good drop rate) through hunting, gathering, and fishing activities.
    • You can obtain [Event] Cron Fragment from July 26th 00:00 to August 23rd 09:00. You can obtain up to 5 fragments at a time.
    • [Event] Cron Fragment can be exchanged into items from the following blacksmith NPCs of major cities.
      • Velia: Tranan Underfoe
      • Heidel: Techthon
      • Calpheon: Grandus
      • Altinova: Mevo Muranan
      • Valencia: Elfa
    • Right-click the Cron Fragment to activate navigation. (Except for the NPC at Valencia).
      • [Event] Cron Fragment x14 = Memory Fragment x1
      • [Event] Cron Fragment x30 = Hard Black Crystal Shard x1
      • [Event] Cron Fragment x70 = Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1
    • Cron Fragments can be exchanged during this period: July 26th to August 23rd before maintenance.

  • System:
    • Arena of Arsha has been added. It’s a unique battle arena where YOU become the host of your battles.
        Arena of Arsha is unavailable in the following servers: All Olvia Servers, Velia 1, Balenos 1, Serendia 1, Calpheon 1, Mediah 1, Valencia 1, Valencia 3.
    • Guild Voice Chat has been added.
      • If you are in a guild, you can freely talk to your guild members.
      • Check out the upper right corner of the screen to switch on and off the voice chat and control the volume.
      • You can check other guild members’ voice chat settings from the Guild Member Status screen of the Guild window.
      • Guild Master and Officers can also control the mic settings of the members from the Guild Member Status screen.
      • Voice chat will not work during the initial map loading time after connecting to the game.
      • From the voice chat settings, icon status will change depending on how you set the ‘Speak/Listen’ volume.
        • Mic Icon will turn to OFF status if ‘Speak’ volume is at 0%.
        • Headphone Icon will turn to OFF status if ‘Listen’ volume is at 0%.
    • The title “Super Rookie” has been removed.
    • Guild Tax phrases have been changed.
      • Guild Capital Property Tax → Guild Welfare Reserves
      • Guild Welfare Funds → Guild Support Funds
    • Guild Officers can now also claim Guild Support Funds.
    • Now, players would need to ‘log-in’ first before receiving the patch/updates. Please log-in first as opening up your launcher WILL NOT download the latest patch automatically.

Class Changes
  • Ranger
    • Graphics will look more natural when equipping Epheria Marine Costume and Le Vladian Underwear.

  • Berserker
    • “LMB during Flow: Ancient Wave” has been added to the command description of the skill Flow: Split Shot.

  • Witch & Wizard
    • The sustaining move of the skill Protected Area has been shortened.
    • Fixed the delay for the buff for friends from the skill Protected Area.
    • Guardians Gorr, Tett, and Arne will now disappear after 30 minutes as designed.
    • Fixed the issue that exposed Witch’s underwear after equipping Marine Romance costume and Lahr Arcien underwear.

  • Maehwa
    • Fixed the issue that caused Maehwa’s hair color to change after applying certain customizations.
    • Fixed the issue where irregularities would appear when editing face/chin part of the customization for Maehwa.

  • Ninja
    • It became easier to switch to Sura Katana mode while using the skill Shadow Slash.
    • The fall and move action after using the skill Ghost Step on a steep downhill is now the same between the Sura Katana mode and Shortsword mode.

  • Kunoichi
    • It became easier to switch to Sah Chakram mode while using the skill Shadow Slash.
    • The fall and move actions after using the skill Ghost Step on a steep downhill is now the same between the Sah Chakram mode and Shortsword mode.
    • Damage of the skill Lunar Dash has been increased.
      • I: 746% → 922%
      • II: 834% → 1014%
      • III: 922% → 1115%
      • PvP damage of the skill has also been slightly increased.
    • WP recovery amount of the skill Lunar Dash has been increased.
      • All Levels: 12 → 20
    • WP recovery amount of the skill Flow: Chakram Rise has been increased.
      • 12 → 25
    • Damage of the skill Sah Chakram Training has been increased.
      • I: 346% → 398%
      • II: 369% → 424%
      • III: 392% → 451%
      • IV: 415% → 477%
      • V: 435% → 500%
      • VI: 455% → 523%
      • VII: 473% → 544%
      • VIII: 489% → 562%
      • IX: 505% → 581%
      • X: 519% → 597%
    • There should be no collision if you move while using the skill Danse Macabre.
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Wheel of Wrath has been adjusted.
      • I: 55 → 35
      • II: 50 → 40
      • III: 45 → 45
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Danse Macabre has been adjusted.
      • 50 → 40
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Flow: Chakram Rise has been adjusted.
      • 50 → 40
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Lethal Spin I and II has been adjusted.
      • I: 50 → 30
      • II: 45 → 35
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Chain Crash: Sah Chakram has been adjusted.
      • 50 → 40
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Lunatic Discus has been adjusted.
      • 50 → 40
    • WP consumption amount of the skill Delighted Blast I and II has been adjusted.
      • I: 50 → 40
      • II: 40 → 35
    • Stiffness effect of the skill Halo has been changed to Stun effect.
    • It became easier to use Lunar Dash, Danse Macabre, Sah Spree of Sonan, and Delighted Blast while using the skill Lunar Veil.

  • Dark Knight
    • Fixed the graphic irregularities of the Dark Knight's arms when switching to the Vediant with Snowflake Costume equipped.

  • Striker
    • The following skills’ damage range has been increased.
      • Skull Crusher
      • Rampaging Predator
      • Infernal Destruction
    • The jumping motion from the skill Skull Crusher became a bit quicker.
    • The extra jump action (RMB) from the skill Ferocious Assault will not consume WP.
      • 200 WP → 0 WP
    • Land Buster will now have a Super Armor effect.
    • Flash Step and Silent Step can now be used using 10 Martial Spirit Shards even during cooldown.
    • Flow: Savage Fang now has an Air Smash effect.
    • Damage of the skill Fallout has been increased.
      • 828% → 910%
    • Damage of the skill Ferocious Assault has been increased.
      • 839% → 922%
    • PvP damage of the skill Infernal Destruction has been increased.
    • Accuracy rate of the skill Rampaging Predator has been increased.
      • I: 2% → 4%
      • II: 5% → 10%
      • III: 11% → 16%
    • PvP damage of the following skills has been increased.
      • Endless Fight
      • Hell Break
      • Ultimate Crush
      • Skull Crusher
      • Spiral Cannon
      • Endless Explosion
      • Rampaging Predator
      • Flow: Crosswind
      • Echo Spirit
    • Fixed the issue where it was unable to switch to non-combat stance from Gauntlet mode.
    • It has become easier to use Hell Break and Massive Suppression after using Flash Step or Silent Step.
    • Critical Hit Rate was added to the skill Rampaging Predator.
      • I: 0% → 100%
      • II: 0% → 100%
      • III: 0% → 100%
    • AP boost for the 3rd hit of the skill Triple Flying Kick IV,V has increased.
      • IV: 9 → 10
      • V: 9 → 10

Item Changes
  • Fixed the issue where the buff from Weenie Elixir was being applied when using Surging Weenie Elixir.
  • Fixed the issue where [Event] Coconuts were not able to be sold properly.
  • Fixed the discrepancy in the buff description of [Event] Ice Flower Snack.
    • Processing Time -5% > Processing Success Rate +5%
  • New [Event] HOT Summer Package added to Pearl Shop!
    • This scorching Hot Summer Package includes: Value Pack (30 Days), Karlstein Weapon & Outfit Set, Choppy, Sky Hawk, Red Panda, Inventory Slot +16 Expansion Coupon, with a bonus of Weight 50% DC Coupon!

Quest Changes
  • Some quest conditions have been modified for the quest “[Event] Recruiting New Cannoneer!”
  • Fixed the navigation of [Special II] Kzarka Shrine (1/W)
  • It has become easier to navigate to Stonebeak Shore Node Manager, Nurio

Interface Changes
  • Fixed the error that happened when clicking on the chat scroll down button if the chat font size is set to smallest.
  • Party Invite, Guild Invite, and Trade will not work with R key on interactive mode.
  • Cannon guide will be displayed while using Coconut Cannon.
  • Time will now be properly displayed in the World Map.f
  • Black Desert Online TV button has been added to the ESC menu. Clicking on this button will open the web browser and display the BDO twitch webpage.
  • Purchase window size of the Pearl Shop has been adjusted.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue that separated Tier 6 horse’s head and body while moving.
  • Fixed the issue that caused the client to crash if an item link is included in the chat.
  • Fixed the issue where Family would be displayed as Character on the chat screen when sending an item link through Whisper.

To read the patch notes in German or French, click the links below:
German Patch Notes
French Patch Notes

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July 25

Maintenance Notice - July 26th



Greetings Adventurers!

Every week, we conduct a scheduled maintenance to restart the servers and add new content into the game. Please refer to the details below to see the maintenance schedule and what's being added.

Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
  • Global - 08:00 - 12:00 UTC
  • North America (West Coast) - 1:00AM - 5:00AM PDT
  • North America (East Coast) - 4:00AM - 8:00AM EDT
  • Europe (Central) - 10:00 - 14:00 CEST
Reasons:
  • Arena of Arsha will be added.
  • Cron Fragment drop event will begin.
The Patch Notes, including improvements and new features, will be posted after the maintenance.

Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on any potential changes to the maintenance times.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Best regards,
BDO Team

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Reviews

“A role-player’s dream”
Kotaku

“The most unique offering the genre’s had in ages”
MMORPG

“A truly wondrous world to explore”
IGN

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About This Game

Black Desert Online is a sandbox, living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!
 


Players will enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, intuitive skill-based combat, and an immersive story encased in our expansive world that’s just waiting to be explored. Accompanied by a Black Spirit, a companion whose destiny is intertwined with their own, players will discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects.

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FEATURES
  • Robust Character Creation Tools - Make the character YOU want to play.
  • Seamless Movement Throughout the World – No loading times necessary as you explore.
  • Combo-Oriented, Non-Targeted Combat - Take part in fast-paced, action-packed combat with skills that can be chained through combos.
  • Unique Weather and Climate - The weather and climate will have various effects on different zones that players can adapt to.
  • Day / Night Cycle – Along with unique weather and climate changes, the game revolves around a day/night cycle that alters NPC behavior and triggers various events based on the time of day.
  • Instanced Player Housing – From tents to palaces and everything in between, players can furnish and customize their own homes and can hire NPCs to keep your place clean or purchase things from the marketplace.
  • Mounted Combat – Utilize your trusted mounts on the battlefield and take advantage of their mobility and effectiveness in combat. Keep in mind, however, that mounts will need to be cared for, housed and protected as they can die in combat.
  • Boss Hunts - Group up with friends or other players to hunt down field bosses and world bosses to get that rare loot.
  • Siege Warfare - Massive free-for-all guild battles! Join a guild and participate in daily node wars or weekly conquest wars against many other competing guilds. Win the node or castle and claim it for a week to collect taxes to increase your guild funds.
  • Ocean Contents - Craft your boat and make sail to the vast oceans to fish, hunt ocean monsters and bosses, underwater exploring and gathering, quest missions, trade, and so much more.
  • Taming & Breeding - Catch and tame horses and elephants in the wild to make it your mount. You can also breed horses for better offspring with improved mount stats and skills.
  • Crafting - Enjoy all aspects of crafting in Black Desert from tools, weapons, armor, jewelry, boats, costumes, outfits, and more. Just about everything can be crafted in the world of Black Desert Online.
  • Profession - Take part and grow your character into a profession that can help your income. With professions like gathering, processing, cooking, alchemy, training, fishing, hunting, trading, farming, and sailing, you can choose to play Black Desert Online the way you want to.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 650 / GTX 550Ti, Radeon HD 7770, 6770
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 52 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970, AMD RX 480
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 52 GB available space
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