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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January 15

[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance January 16th 2019



Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Duration: 5 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 14:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 15:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PST ~ 6:00 PST
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EST ~ 9:00 EST

Reasons:
  • Shadow Arena will be available in Early Access mode.
  • New Hunting monster <Wild> King Griffon will be added.
  • Golden Drop event will start.

Ending Events:
  • DIY Snowman
  • Archer Level-up event: Second level-up period
  • Winter-themed UI/Weather
  • Let it Snow

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


Best regards,
BDO Team.
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January 9

Patch Notes - January 9th 2019



Greetings Adventurers,

This week we are excited to release the Archer Rabam Skills. These powerful abilities will help our favorite defender of the realm destroy his enemies be they snakes or corrupt individuals. Alongside these skills are more tweaks and balances to the Archer class.

We are also starting up the Moonlit Memory event! Play during the event period and earn Moonlight Shards! As always, various fixes and changes are also on their way to make sure you check out the rest of the patch notes.

Thank you for your continued support, see you next week adventurers!


Event & System

New Events:
  • Moonlit Memory
    • Event Period: Jan. 10th 00:00 UTC ~ Jan. 23rd Before Maintenance
    • During the event period, complete a certain playtime and get [Event] Moonlight Shard (At max 2) via Challenges tab (Y).
    • Click < Here > to find out more about the event in detail.

Ongoing Events:
  • DIY Snowman: Jan. 2nd, 2019 (after maintenance) - Jan. 16th, 2019 (before maintenance)

  • Let it Snow: Dec. 27th, 2018 00:00 UTC - Jan. 16th, 2019 23:59 UTC

  • Winter-themed UI/Weather: Dec. 3rd, 2018 (after maintenance) - Jan. 16th, 2019 (before maintenance)

  • Archer Level-up event: Second level-up period: Dec. 19th, 2018 (after maintenance) - Jan. 16th, 2019 (before maintenance)

Ended Events:
  • Archer 1+1 Dual EXP Share event

  • Archer EXP Boost event

Attendance Rewards:
  • Loyal Attendance: Dec. 20th, 2018 00:00 UTC - Jan. 23rd, 2019 23:59 UTC

  • Rookie and Returning Attendance: Oct. 14th, 2018 00:00 UTC - Jan. 23rd, 2019 23:59 UTC

Content:
  • Archer Rabam Skills are now available.

  • Additional method for obtaining Yona’s Fragment has been added.

  • Fixed the issue where pet actions (such as Jump, Play, etc.) could not be acquired by pets which had a 100% chance of acquiring the actions.

System:
  • Fixed the issue where pinging the Node would ping locations other than the Node Manager location.

  • Gifting option in pearl Shop (F3) will be closed.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Navigation has been improved within the Calpheon Shrine.

  • Fixed the issue where characters were able to pass through areas which were not intended to be passed through near Duvencrune.

NPC:
  • Fixed the issue where a black spot would appear on NPC Weenie when using the Remastered mode graphic settings.

  • NPC Illezra has been removed from the desert.

  • Guards in towns will now fight back with monsters that attack them.

  • NPC Seekhunt Volaire’s name has been changed to Siena Volaire.

Class Changes

Ranger:
  • Fixed the issue where the Noel outfit durability status would appear graphically broken.

  • Fixed the graphical issue where the neck area would appear awkward when customizing the face.

  • Fixed the issue where a black line was visible on the neck area when selecting the basic hair style.

  • Fixed the issue where the ear area would look awkward when equipping the Bern Helmet.

  • Fixed the issue where the backside of the neck would be visible through the scarf when customizing the character equipped with the Bern outfit.

Sorceress:
  • Fixed the issue where the animation would appear broken when returning back to a standby stance after using the Midnight Stinger skill.

Berserker:
  • Fixed the issue where the color for one side of the Cantusa Axe would look awkward when equipping the axe.

Tamer:
  • Fixed the issue where the chest area would look awkward when equipping the Lahr Arcien outfit together with underwear.

Witch:
  • Fixed the issue where there would be an exaggerated shade over the forehead when equipping the Snowflake Hat.

Maehwa:
  • Fixed the issue where the sound effect for the Forward Slash skill would play faster than the actual motion.

Ninja:
  • Fixed the issue where the character’s default portrait would not be displayed properly in the End Game window.

Kunoichi:
  • Fixed the issue where the character’s default portrait would not be displayed properly in the End Game window.

Dark Knight:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the neck area would appear awkward when customizing the face.

  • Weapons will be hidden when setting up the cape for the Arethel outfit to be visible.

  • Fixed the issue where the Epheria underwear would be visible through the Arethel outfit when worn together.

Striker:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the neck area would appear awkward when customizing the face.

Mystic:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the neck area would appear awkward when customizing the face.

  • Fixed the issue where the hair would poke through the Coco outfit hat.

Lahn:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the waist area would be unnatural when crouching down while equipped with the Snowflake outfit.

  • Fixed the graphical issue where the neck area would appear awkward when customizing the face.

Archer:
  • Rabam skills have been added.
    • The first Rabam skill can be acquired at Lv. 56, and the second Rabam skill can be acquired at Lv. 57.
    • You must acquire the preceding skills in order to acquire the Rabam skills.
      • Lv. 56 Rabam Skills

      • Lv. 57 Rabam Skills
  • The arrow effect for the Righteous Smite skill has been changed.
    • The MP/SP/WP reduction effect for successfully landing Righteous Fire hits has been changed to a movement speed reduction effect (movement speed reduced by 10% for 5 sec).
  • Fixed the issue where the Righteous Fire effect would not be applied when using Winged Strike while equipped with a Crossbow after learning the Righteous Fire skill.

  • The EP Recovery effect when using the skills below will now be applied to the additional hits added after learning Righteous Fire.
    • Winged Strike, Flow: Light's Trail
  • After landing 1 hit with Winged Strike, you can now switch to the Greatbow or Crossbow by pressing Q or C. However, the Greatbow stance will maintain for using the Winged Strike backwards.

  • After dealing the 1st hit with Winged Strike while using a crossbow, you can now deal the 2nd hit attack in the desired direction by maintaining the LMB.

  • Aiming has been improved for Winged Strike, Light’s Path, and Tactical Strike.

  • The Winged Strike skill will now be connected more naturally when used as a combo after the third hit for Glissade.

  • Fixed the issue where the amount of damage for the first hit for the Glissade skill would occasionally not be applied when used from slanted areas.

  • The combo for using Meteor Dive and Glide after using the Absolute: Earth Shatter skill has been improved to connect more smoothly.

  • You can now quickly combo skills after using the Meteor Dive, Zephyr Leap, and Ultimate: Zephyr Leap skills.

  • The character will now move back more quickly when using the Ultimate: Zephyr Leap skill while using the Awakening weapon.

  • While using the Main Weapon, the character can now use other skills more quickly as combos after using the Zephyr Leap and Ultimate: Zephyr Leap skills.

  • The skill combos for the skills below will connect more smoothly.
    • Radiant Explosion >> Full Bloom
    • Glide >> Spear of Sylvia
  • The height for the following skills has been adjusted so that the falling motions will be displayed after using these skills.
    • Zephyr Leap
    • Ultimate: Zephyr Leap
    • Glissade
  • Luthraghon’s Call will now combo more naturally when used after Full Bloom.

  • Fixed the issue where the Forward Guard effect would not be applied when connecting the Luthraghon's Call skill as a combo after using certain skills.
    • The Forward Guard effect only applies for Luthraghon's Call when the charge-up gauge is displayed.
  • The knockback effect (PvE) for the Full Bloom skill has been removed. Instead, the arrows shots will now deal a knockdown effect to monsters, too, on good hit.

  • You can now combo Glissade with Luthraghon's Call after the first Glissade hit.

  • You can now combo the Glissade skill after using Glide.

  • Glissade can now be used while using a Crossbow.

  • You can now combo other skills more quickly after the third Glissade hit.

  • The speed for casting the Flow: Light's Trail skill when used while it is not on cooldown has been increased.

  • The speed of the first hit for the Light's Path skill has been increased.

  • The damage for the Flow: Light's Trail skill during cooldown has been decreased.

  • A command has been added for the Flow: Light’s Trail skill.
    • LMB after the 2nd hit of Glissade, LMB/RMB/F after using Luthraghon’s Call.
  • A DP reduction effect has been added for successfully landing hits for the Absolute: Volant Kick skill.

  • Adjusted the amount of resources required to use the following skills:


  • The speed of the motions preceding the Piercing Light skill has been increased.

  • Damage reduction effect for the Piercing Light skill has been changed like the following:
    • (Before)
      During PvP, if more than 2 targets are hit, the damage dealt will decrease by 5% per hit. When attacking more than 8 targets, only 70% of damage will be dealt.
    • (After)
      During PvP, if more than 2 targets are hit, the damage dealt will decrease by 10% per hit. When attacking more than 8 targets, only 50% of damage will be dealt.
  • Damage has been increased for Piercing Light as follows:

  • Spear of Sylvia’s stun effect has been replaced with a bound effect.

  • The “All DP -10 for 2 sec upon using skill” effect for the Spear of Sylvia has been removed.

  • The Critical Hit Rate of Spear of Sylvia depending on levels has been changed as follows:

  • When Evasion is locked, you will not be able to use the skill while in an Awakening state.

  • The character will now move forward while using the Gaping Darkness skill when it is used with the ↑ + RMB controls.

  • Fixed the issue where the skill sound effect would not play when using the Gaping Darkness skill while moving forward.

  • When Evasion is locked, the motions of rolling forward/backwards will no longer occur when in an Awakening state.

  • Fixed the issue where the movement would not be normal when using the auto-run key while moving.

  • Fixed the issue where the character would move abnormally when pressing RMB + a certain directional key while in a standby stance.

  • Awakening skills will now activate properly after getting off of a horse while it is running.

  • Fixed a typo in the tooltip for the Winged Strike skill.

  • The typo of the skill Spear of Sylvia has been corrected.

  • Fixed the typo in the tooltip for the Zephyr Leap skill.

  • Fixed the issue where the neck area would look awkward when equipping the Seahorse Diving Hat.

  • Fixed the issue where there would be a mark on the left side of the face when selecting the 2nd hairstyle.

  • Fixed the graphical issue where the Luanwulf outfit would appear broken.

  • Fixed the issue where the face would be visible outside of the helmet when equipping the Luanwulf helmet after selecting the 2nd and 3rd face in the character customization screen.

  • Fixed the issue where the weapon would not be visible when equipped with the Snowflake outfit.

  • Fixed the issue where the right arm of the Archer would not be visible when equipping Akum Gloves together with a Fishing Rod.

  • Fixed the graphical awkwardness on the arm area when having Karlstein outfit equipped in combat mode.

  • Fixed the issue where the content of ‘Combat EXP Available’ would not be visible when having Tagged an Archer of Lv. 60 or higher.

Item Changes
  • Added a method for obtaining Yona's Fragment.
    • Yona's Fragment can be obtained by heating an accessory obtainable from Valencia while you have the knowledge of [Ossa Dilla's Special Heating Method] in possession.
    • List of items which can be heated:
      • Ring of Crescent Guardian
      • Ring of Cadry Guardian
      • Serap's Necklace
      • Sicil's Necklace
      • Basilisk's Belt
      • Centaurus Belt
    • You can obtain the knowledge of [Ossa Dilla's Special Heating Method] through Arms Dealer Ossa Dilla of Valencia.
  • Added a feature in which you can mass produce Elixirs and Draughts through Simple Alchemy.

  • Added the ingredients needed for Simple Alchemy mass production to the list of items sold by all Material vendors.

  • The following Boss Summon Scrolls will no longer expire. Also, these scrolls will now be stackable in the Inventory (I).
    • Imp Captain Summon Scroll
    • Goblin Chief Summon Scroll
    • Altar Imp Captain Summon Scroll
    • Monastery Boss Summon Scroll
    • Dim Tree Spirit Summon Scroll
    • Frightening Witch Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Imp Captain Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Goblin Chief Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Altar Imp Captain Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Monastery Boss Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Dim Tree Spirit Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Frightening Witch Summon Scroll
    • Moghulis Summon Scroll
    • Agrakhan Summon Scroll
    • Ancient Puturum Summon Scroll
    • King of Navarn Steppe Summon Scroll
    • Gyfin Rhasia Raid Captain Summon Scroll
    • Awakened King of Navarn Steppe Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Gyfin Rhasia Raid Captain Summon Scroll
    • Manshaum Chief Summon Scroll
    • Forest Ronaros Guardian Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Manshaum Chief Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Forest Ronaros Guardian Summon Scroll
    • Blood Wolf Boss Summon Scroll
    • Fogan Chief Summon Scroll
    • Saunil Siege Captain Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Fogan Chief Summon Scroll
    • Awakened Saunil Siege Captain Summon Scroll
      • The name of the Manshaum Mutant Summon Scroll item has been changed to Manshaum Chief Summon Scroll.
  • Fixed the issue where the Archer character could not equip the Katan Greatbow.

  • Added a description about the bleeding effect for [Combat] Trina Matchlock.

  • The prices for the High-Quality Wine purchasable from the NPC shops have been adjusted.

  • The durability of equipable Pearl mount items will no longer be consumed.

  • The item descriptions for the following Awakened Summon Scroll Piece items have been revised.
    • Awakened Red Nose Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Giath Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Bheg Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Muskan Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Dim Tree Spirit Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Hexe Marie Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Titium Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Saunil Siege Captain Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Manshaum Chief Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened King of Navarn Steppe Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Forest Ronaros Guardian Summon Scroll Piece
    • Awakened Gyfin Rhasia Raid Captain Summon Scroll Piece
  • Added a description about the usage of the [Event] Moonlight Shard in its item descriptions.

  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here >!

Monster Changes
  • Crescent monsters consumed by black energy have been added to the expanded Valencia Crescent Shrine area.
    • The monsters consumed by black energy will have a high chance to drop the Ring of Crescent Guardian and the Soiled Crescent Ring, but will not drop gear items.

Quests & Knowledge

Quest:
  • You can now obtain the ‘Confident’ social action through the new main quests.

  • Fixed the issue where the quest, “A Child's Curiosity”, could not be completed properly.

  • Navigation has been improved for the Retrieve the Sealing Stone quest.

  • Fixed the issue where the [Event] Frightful Piku quest would appear in the Suggested quests tab.

  • You can now accept the Black Spirit's Gift III (Tier 5 Horse) quest once you have completed the Looking for Adventurers quest.

Interface Changes
  • Fixed the issue where the description for the Add Guild button was awkward in the Guild Alliance window.

  • Fixed the issue where the text on Change Skill icon would bleed out of the All Worker List UI.

  • Fixed text overlapping issue of certain text on Garden UI.

  • The red warning effect which appears when your HP is low will now appear even when switching screens.

  • A warning text has been added to the message which appears when you collect wage or leave a guild.

  • The following tutorials from the top right of the World Map have been removed due to the tutorial renewals:
    • Black Spirit Tutorial
    • Item Sales Tutorial
    • Item Enhancement Tutorial
    • Extraction Tutorial
    • Stack Tutorial
  • Previously the route for the Navigation feature could not be changed from the World Map or minimap for characters below Lv. 11. However, now you will be unable to change the route only during the tutorial.

  • Fixed a typo in the pet list window.

  • The display for the Archer EXP 1+1 event will be removed.

  • When disbanding guilds, a message has been added to notify that wages uncollected by guild members will be removed.

  • Fixed the overlapping issue of the actual stats with the icon of the Skill Points in My Information widget.

  • The Black Spirit Tutorial icon located in the top-right corner of the World Map (M) has been removed with the updated Tutorial.

  • The Black Spirit Emojis will now be properly displayed to guild members in other channels.

  • The Black Spirit Emojis will now be properly displayed to adventurers who are in other channels for the Server Group chat.

  • The Black Spirit Emojis will now be properly displayed for the Arsha and World Chat when entered for the first time.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where some English text was being displayed for the German, Spanish, and French versions of the game.

  • Fixed the issue where using the Reset Mount Growth would not properly reset certain EXP needed for mount growth.

Known Issues
  • We are aware of an issue where characters fall beneath the grounds of certain locations at Navarn Steppe.

  • We are aware of and currently working to fix an issue where the appearance for Pearl Horse Gear looks worn out when equipping a basic barding.

  • We are aware of the issue where [Event] Moonlight Shard item was not given out in full quantity during this maintenance. We will be sending out the missing [Event] Moonlight Shard x4 via in-game mailbox during next week's maintenance. We also apologize for the confusion where the wrong terminology of [Event] Moon Shard was used instead of [Event] Moonlight Shard in the event page and previous patch notes. We ask for your patience and understanding once again.


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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: 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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