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 19

July 19th Patch Notes



Greetings Adventurers,

This week’s patch brings some bug fixes, changes to various classes’ skills, and increased Silver prices when selling Pearl items in the Marketplace. The Terrmian Waterpark Event is still ongoing so don’t miss out on the big Summer Event!

Event & Systems
  • Event:
    • The distribution method of Guild Welfare Fund has been slightly changed. Guilds can receive the weekly welfare fund only by claiming from the Guild (G) window if 10 or more guild members are online.
      • The fund will be ready to be claimed at Sunday 24:00.
      • Only the guild master can see the button to claim the welfare fund.
      • Funds can be collected once a week and at least 10 members must be online at the time of collection.
      • Guild Officers cannot claim the welfare fund.
      • The following messages will be displayed if the fund cannot be claimed.
        • “Not enough guild members online.”
        • “The Guild Welfare Funds for the week has already been provided.”

  • NPC:
    • Fixed the collision motion of NPC Colodu and the issue where Colodu became taller while doing the greeting motion.

Class Changes
  • All Classes
    • Normal skills cannot do damage against the Terrmian event monsters.
    • Summoned beings also cannot do damage against the event monsters.

  • Berserker
    • After using the skill Titan Blow, Flow: Ancient Wave can now be used with a separate key command.
      • Key Command: Shift + ↓ + RMB
      • You can still use this skill during the charging motion of Titan Blow.
    • Flow: Split Shot can now be used after Flow: Ancient Wave.
    • Less stamina will be used while using the skill Evasion.
      • 350 → 250

  • Witch & Wizard
    • Fixed the issue that caused Witch’s teeth to turn black or otherwise abnormal if it was customized with face options 3, 4, or 5.

  • Musa
    • Fixed the issue where the Musa’s Soul effect would not turn off upon mounting a horse.
    • Fixed the issue where it was possible to use the skill Forward Roll with Crescent Blade even after locking the skill command.

  • Maehwa
    • Fixed the issue where the General Apricot effect would not turn off upon mounting a horse.
    • The skill Tenacious Edge I will consume less stamina.
      • 25 → 20
    • The skill Moonrise I and II will consume less stamina.
      • I: 40 → 30
      • II: 40 → 35
    • The skill Sticky Snowflake I and II will consume less stamina.
      • I: 40 → 30
      • II: 40 → 35
    • The skill Frost Pillars will consume less stamina.
      • I: 35 → 30
      • II: 40 → 35
      • III: 45 → 40
    • The skill Petal Drill I will consume less stamina.
      • I: 40 → 35

  • Ninja
    • Fixed the issue where the forward attack damage of the skill Wind Slash VI was not being applied properly.

Item Changes
  • The enhancement focus option (Enhance/Durable) has been removed for any Basteer weapons and sub-weapons.
  • Fixed the issue where it was impossible to load Lead Bullets if Trina Matchlock or Lead Bullet was in Morco’s Gear Bag.
  • The maximum Marketplace price has been increased for Pearl items.
  • New Furniture!

Monster Changes
  • Fixed the issue where damages against ocean monsters from Galleys and Epheria Sailboats were sometimes not applied properly.
  • Relocated some Pirate Scarecrows near the water below the Diving Board at Terrmian Waterpark.

Quest Changes
  • The knowledge card “Sunfish” is now categorized under Large Fish.
  • Fixed the issue which the ingredients for Juicy Fruits in Guild Craft incorrectly displayed Fig, instead of Olive.
  • Grunt is now categorized as a Rare Fish, and Golden-Thread as a Large Fish.
  • Obtaining 6 processing knowledge cards has been added to the condition to display the processing quest Excellent Magnate on the world map.
  • Coconut and Fig were added to the following quest as optional rewards.
    • [Daily] For the Desert Travelers
    • [Daily] Must-Have for Desert Travelers
  • Fixed the issue which multiple Terrmian Festival Entry Coupons could be obtained.

Interface Changes
  • Fixed the issue where the installed Wooden Fence Gates had the Flame Tower icon on the world map.
  • World Map icon has been added for Terrmian Waterpark

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where it was unable to move at a certain spot near the diving board at Terrmian Waterpark.
  • Fixed the Golden Treasure Chest despawn action.

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

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July 18

Maintenance Notice - July 19th



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 19th, 2017
  • Global - 08:00 - 11:00 UTC
  • North America (West Coast) - 1:00AM - 4:00AM PDT
  • North America (East Coast) - 4:00AM - 7:00AM EDT
  • Europe (Central) - 10:00 - 13:00 CEST
Reasons:
  • Minor bug fixes related to events and system.
  • The maximum Marketplace price has been increased for Pearl items.
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.

CLASSES:


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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