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 conquer castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!
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October 17

Patch Notes 17th October 2018



Greetings Adventurers,

2018 Halloween Escapade is here! Enjoy new scenery, items, and fight the terrifying boss, Spook!
Lauren’s Family Gift event also returns. Stock up on those gift boxes for glamorous rewards.
All those and more in the patch notes so read on and find out for yourself!


Event & System

Event:
  • Happy Halloween! As Halloween is near, the Halloween-themed background will fill up the world of Black Desert Online.
    • Event Period: 10/17 After Maintenance ~ 11/07 Before Maintenance
  • Halloween Escapade 2018! Enter if you dare.
    • Event Period: 10/17 After Maintenance ~ 11/07 Before Maintenance
    • A new event boss Spook will appear in front of adventurers during this spoopy Halloween season. No matter what level you are, you will be able to face Spook so have courage and step up to the challenge!
    • Isabella the Black Witch from last Halloween is making a welcome return and this time, you'll know when to face her!
    • Many more Halloween-themed Quests and Challenges via Challenge tab (Y) are available so don’t forget to enjoy the spooky times to the fullest.
      • Click <Here> for full details.
  • Lauren Family’s Gift event is back
    • Event Period: 10/18 00:00 UTC ~ 10/31 Before Maintenance
    • Lauren Family Gift Boxes are back! Don’t miss your chance to claim prestigious rewards once a day from the exquisite gift box!
      • Click <Here> to see how you can collect [Event] Lauren Family Coin to exchange for [Event] Lauren Family Gift Box!

Ongoing Events:
  • A Cookie Day: 10/11/2018 00:00 UTC ~ 10/24/2018 23:59 UTC

  • Kamasylvian Alchemists 3: 10/3/2018 ~ 10/24/2018 Before Maintenance

  • Loyal Attendance Rewards: 10/11/2018 00:00 UTC ~ 11/14/2018 23:59 UTC

  • Rookie and Returning Attendance Rewards: 10/14/2018 00:00 UTC ~ 2019 1/23/2019 23:59 UTC

Ended Events:
  • Patrigio’s Discreet Discount

  • 7-Day Trial Challenge

Event Reward Distribution:
  • Show off your Grána Home
    • Top 1 NA & EU winners have been decided. Rewards will be sent shortly.
    • Top 20 NA/EU winners for the event has been decided and in-game rewards have been sent via in-game mailbox (B).
      • Reward: Value Pack (30 Days), Blessing of Kamasylve (15 Days)
      • Please check official forum post for the announcement of the winners.
  • Remastered Trailer Contest
    • Top 10 (from NA & EU combined) winners have been decided. Rewards will be sent shortly.
    • Trailers with Top 50 Views have been decided and rewards have been sent via in-game mailbox (B).
      • Reward: Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days), Book of Combat (7 Days)
    • Exclusive Titles have been sent to winners.
  • 3 vs. 3 Guild Tournament
    • Rewards for winners have been announced and in-game rewards have been sent via in-game mailbox (B).
    • Exclusive Titles have been sent to winners

Content:
  • Gathering is now possible for most of the Hunting Monsters except for those listed below.
    • Looting methods depend on Contribution of self or to the Party.
    • You cannot Interact (R) without Gathering rights.
    • This rule applies only to Hunting Monsters that can be Gathered from after death.
    • The following Hunting Monsters will follow the previous rules.
      • Blue Whale
      • Humpback Whale
      • Freshwater Crocodile
      • Fugitive Khalk
      • Bull Gator
  • Probability in catching Fish in fishing points at Velia has been changed.
    • The probability to catch Grunt, Moray, and Sea Eel (of Big Fish) has increased.
  • It has been changed that information of Conquest Status can now be checked even on servers where Conquest War is not occurring.

System:
  • Halloween-themed music will be playing at night in Velia, Heidel, Calpheon, Altinova, Valencia, and Grána.

  • Graphical generation of NPCs in heavily-populated areas has been improved.
    • The improvement is focused on passing fast through heavily-populated areas filled with other adventurers and NPCs.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Fixed the issue where crashing would occur along the roads of Heidel, Calpheon, Epheria, and Tarif.

  • Fixed the issue where flowers and grass placed in the garden in Calpheon would not be displayed intermittently.

NPC:
  • Fixed the issue where the appearance and race did not match in some of NPCs of Altinova.

  • Fixed the text error in the Quest Summary of the Awakening Quest of the Witch, “Awakening: Aad Sphera of Deneve.”

  • Fixed the awkward camera vision when interacting with certain Villager NPCs in Altinova.

Mounts
  • The skill icon and skill description that appears on the UI of the Skill Guide upon using Horse skills have been improved.

Class Changes

All Classes:
  • Fixed the issue where Karma would not be decreased when hitting another Adventurer for the first time in PvP mode.

  • Fixed the awkward motion when going up obstacles in non-Awakening combat mode.

  • Fixed the issue where skill lock was not being implemented for Rage Absorption (Innate).

  • Fixed the typo in the Rage Absorption effect icon.

  • It has been changed that upon using Rage Absorption when Black Spirit’s Rage is below 100%, the motion of Rage Absorption will not come out.

  • Fixed the issue where the character would stop (freeze in motion) intermittently.

  • Fixed the graphical glitch in the top of the head when having the Snowflake Hat equipped for female classes.

Ranger:
  • The text description regarding Rage Absorption effects has been revised to sound clearer upon using Rage Absorption.

  • Performing the combo into Blasting Gust after using Ultimate: Evasive Shot to the right side has now been made more natural.

  • The skill tooltip of the skill Spirit Healing has been fixed to be more accurate.

Berserker:
  • Fixed the awkwardness in the landing motion after jumping forward in main weapon combat mode.

Tamer:
  • It has now been made easier to perform the skill Stretch Kick of Surging Tide after using Jolt Stab.

  • The Heilang’s HP has been increased by 10000% compared to before (or x100) in all levels.
    • The Heilang’s HP compared to other Summoned creatures was set considerably lower initially which made it hard to utilize Heilang in some of the Danger Zones. We have implemented this change to bring up Heilang’s HP to a stat. Similar to the other Summoned creatures.

Valkyrie:
  • Fixed the graphical glitch in the neck part when customizing the Valkyrie.

Musa:
  • The motion of Barehanded Gathering for Musa will now be the same as other characters

Maehwa:
  • Fixed the graphical glitch where the ornament in the front of the Order of the Apricot Helmet would appear to be penetrating through the hair at a certain angle.

Ninja:
  • Fixed the awkward graphics in the inner thigh part of the Ninja when having the Warhawk outfit equipped.

Kunoichi:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the skirt part of the Eunyoo outfit would appear to be cut off when having a certain Shoes equipped.

Dark Knight:
  • An exclusive motion for wearing Bloody Outfit has been added.

Striker:
  • An exclusive motion for wearing Bloody Outfit has been added.

Mystic:
  • Fixed the awkwardness in the character’s expression when performing a leaning motion.

  • An exclusive motion for wearing Bloody Outfit has been added.

Lahn:
  • An exclusive motion for wearing Bloody Outfit has been added.

Item Changes
  • Firecracker item has been changed so that it can now be sold in NPC shops.

  • Old Moon Anticorrosive item has been changed so that it can now be sold in NPC shops.

  • The mistake in describing Enhancement effect on item tooltip of the following weapons has been fixed:
    • Ultimate Mercenary's Great Sword
    • Ultimate Scythe of Seduction
    • Ultimate Rough Iron Buster
    • Ultimate Young Tree Spirit's Kamasylven Sword
    • Ultimate Practice Celestial Bo Staff
    • Ultimate Schzeriel Lancia
    • Ultimate Iron Crescent Blade
    • Ultimate Sundo Kerispear
    • Ultimate Tempest Sura Katana
    • Ultimate Sonan Sah Chakram
    • Ultimate Pri Aad Sphera
    • Ultimate Tati Godr Sphera
    • Ultimate Thorn Tree Vediant
    • Ultimate Iron Chain Gardbrace
    • Ultimate Kamalam Cestus
    • Enneadread Crimson Glaives
    • Ultimate Enneadread Crimson Glaives
    • Ultimate Crimson Glaives of the Sage
    • Crimson Glaives of the Sage
  • Archaeologist's Map and Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Compass items have been now changed to be Family-bound.

  • Any Archaeologist's Map and Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Compass items stored with your Mount has been moved to Storage in Heidel.

  • It has been fixed that Item Exchange button for Mutant Enhancer will not be displayed anymore when interacting with Gorgath without having Mutant Enhancer in possession.

  • Fixed the issue where the certain Fish appeared in Crafting Notes when it shouldn’t.

  • Happy Halloween! Brand new Halloween outfits for 2018 has been For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click <Here>!

Monster Changes
  • Special looting period for Vell has ended.
    • After the event is over, you would need to inflict over 5 to 6 hits in order loot rewards individually/in a Party/in a Platoon.
  • The maximum distance that the Gray Wolf would chase you after has been decreased by 50%.

  • The damage of continuous smashing attack of the Dastard Bheg in the quest ‘[Boss] Frenzied Altar Imp Captain’ has been decreased by 60%.

  • The Fireball graphical effect of the boss monster Giath has been improved.

Quests & Knowledge

Quest:
  • Fixed the issue where ‘Show a Seagull Feather’ button would be activated when interacting with NPC Crio while having Seagull Feather in possession.


  • The probability to catch the completion target Fish in the following quests has increased.
    • Fisher's Pride
    • [Repeat] Delights of the Lake
    • [Daily] Small Worry of a Castaway
    • [Fishing Lv. 30] Nothing's Good

Interface Changes
  • Fixed the issue where the preceding skill on the skill description of a Mount would not be displayed.

  • Fixed the issue where placing an instalment using certain skills would not activate Placement Mode.

  • Fixed the issue where unnecessary Processes (under Task Manager of your PC) would be activated when entering Guild window.

  • Fixed the issue where Mount information would not be updated when Repairing Ship harboured in Wharf.

  • Fixed the issue where the desert background appeared awkward in Remastered Mode or Ultra Mode.

  • Fixed the issue where the skin tone and shades of the character or horse appeared unnaturally in a certain distance.

  • It has been changed that Reward button in Guild Member Status window under Guild (G) menu will not be activated if there is no participation reward for Node War.

  • Fixed the issue where the tooltip showed discrepancy of grade in certain Fish Species.

  • The following text has been added to the system message that appears when applying to participate in Node War.
    • “You can only register to participate on the server your Guild’s fort was constructed in. You can still register after the Node War starts.”
  • Fixed the issue where the Marketplace window that opens up from using Transaction Maid/Butler would be closed regardless of “Hide the UI window when attacked” settings.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where the Challenge ‘[Combat Reward] Faster and Stronger’ would be greyed out for characters who had not completed the Challenge before.

  • Fixed the issue where the probability to catch Big Fish (a tier of Fish) was lower in certain fishing points.

Known Issue:
  • We are aware of the issue where event items [Event] Halloween Candy Basket and [Event] Halloween Cookie obtained from the previous Halloween event are not being combined to create the [Event] Halloween Gift Box. This will be resolved next maintenance.

  • We are aware of the issue where crops are not being planted properly in Place Mode (R) in Garden.

  • We are aware of the issue where changes made on Camera Afterimage Effect Settings will not be implemented.


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German Patch Notes
French Patch Notes
Spanish Patch Notes
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October 16

[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance October 17th 2018



Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Duration: 4 hours.
  • Global 8:00 UTC ~ 12:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CEST ~ 14:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PDT ~ 5:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EDT ~ 8:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Halloween Escapade event will start.
  • Lauren's Family Gift event will start.
  • Halloween themed in-game background will be added.

Ending Events:
  • Patrigio’s Discreet Discount

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We apologize for the inconvenience and we ask for your generous understanding.


Best regards,
BDO Team.
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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: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTS 250, GeForce 9800 GTX, Radeon HD 3870 X2
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 27 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: 27 GB available space

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