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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April 17

Patch Notes - April 17th 2019

Greetings Adventurers,

Good news for those quests completist and overachievers! With this week's update, Rulupee's Travel Log will be expanded, but this time won't be easy... you will have to complete 9,999 to get the new reward!

On the other hand, to celebrate Easter, the Combat EXP and Skill EXP bonuses for the Fever Times will be increased as well as the chance to get special items! So do not miss this special occasion as it will happen only during 2 weekends!

As usual, other fixes and changes can be found reading the rest of the patch notes, enjoy!

Event & System

New Events:
  • Spring Fever event will start.
      [Part 1] Special Challenges (Y) for Easter
    • During the event period, simply play to get awesome items including the Blessed Message Scroll!
    • Event period: Apr. 18th 00:00 UTC - Apr. 24 23:59 UTC
      • Play 1 hour to get: [Event] High-Quality Food Box x1
      • Play 2 hours to get: Cron Stone x10
      • Play 3 hours to get: Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x1
        • Blessed Message Scroll gives Combat +200% and Skill EXP +30% for 100 min.
      [Part 2]: Double Fever Time
    • During this special event period, enjoy double the Combat and Skill EXP boosts offered from the Weekend Fever Time event!
    • Combat EXP +200%, Skill EXP +40%, and increased chance of obtaining Ancient Relic Crystal Shard, Sharp Black Crystal Shard, Hard Black Crystal Shard will be given.
    • Event period:
      • 1st Round: April 19th 14:00 UTC/16:00 CEST - April 22nd 02:00 UTC/04:00 CEST (Total 60 hrs.)
      • 2nd Round: April 26th 14:00 UTC/16:00 CEST - April 29th 02:00 UTC /04:00 CEST (Total 60 hrs.)
      • 1st Round: April 19th 22:00 UTC/15:00 PDT/18:00 EDT - April 22nd 10:00 UTC/03:00 PDT/06:00 EDT (Total 60 hrs.)
      • 2nd Round: April 26th 22:00 UTC / 15:00 PDT / 18:00 EDT - April 29th 10:00 UTC / 03:00 PDT / 06:00 EDT (Total 60 hrs.)
    • Find out how you can get up to 580% Combat EXP boost through these fiery events < Here >!
  • Rookie and Returning Attendance Reward have been refreshed.
    • Event period: Apr. 18th 00:00 UTC - May. 29th 23:59 UTC

Ongoing Events:
  • [Community Event] Create your own Easter Egg!: April 12th - May 3rd.
    • Create your Easter Egg into your character! Match the color of your character's outfit/costume, or just design an egg that looks like your in-game character and post a picture via our official forum post!
  • The period for the NPC's spawning for the Glimmering Old Moon event has been extended. You can exchange TRI or higher grade Faint Old Moon Belt/Necklace items during the period below.
    • Period: April 17, 09:00 UTC - April 24, 08:59 UTC
      • NPC: Piper (Faint Old Moon Belt)
      • NPC: Rudd (Faint Old Moon Necklace)
      • NPC: Lunei
  • The Egg Hunt: April 10th (after maintenance) - April 24th (before maintenance)

Reward Distribution:
  • [Community Event] Bake a Cake for the Black Spirit! Winners have been announced < Here >!.

  • A new Rulupee's Travel Log entry has been added. It is about her travel to Drieghan.
    • You can read all about brave Rulupee's travels in ESC Menu > Adventure Log > Rulupee's Travel Log.
    • Every time a quest is completed (except for Daily and Recurring Quests), it will count towards the goal of completing a certain number of quests. The goal for this new entry of Rulupee's Travel Log is completing 9,999 quests.
    • Once you complete the goal, you will not only get the reward mentioned on the travel log, but also one from the Black Spirit.
  • If you are on vacation from your Guild, you can now be attacked by members of Guilds that your own Guild is at war with. However, as before, you cannot attack them.

  • You now only apply for vacation from your Guild when you are in a safe zone.

  • Fixed the issue where the Dark Rift monster would get ready to appear even when there were no Lv. 56 or higher characters within the Family when creating a Trial Character.

Central Market
  • Central Market Mobile Web will soon be available.
    • You will be able to access Central Market from your mobile device anytime, anywhere!
    • The exact launch will be released shortly, please click <Here> for a sneak peek!
  • Added Web Central Market images due to the Pearl Outfit Boxes being divided into 4 different types.

  • Fixed the issue where the Manage Warehouse window would not refresh while recovering lost items at the Central Market.

  • When you are trading with other players, the price limitations will now be determined based on the Central Market set prices.

  • When you are making personal trades with other players, a notification will now be displayed if you register an item priced above the price limitations.

  • Added a cautionary note on the personal trading window about the price limitations.

  • Savage Rift rewards, Red Battlefield rewards, and attendance rewards will now be distributed through the Black Spirit's Safe.

  • The Maid/Butler will no longer have a cooldown when it is registered for the first time.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:

  • Fixed the issue where you were able to hand over certain Trade Items to the NPC's below.
    • Maonil
    • Gerold
    • Kunka
    • Sidimin
    • Isaria
    • Izaak
    • Andes
    • Bilao
    • Ninehart
    • Sion
    • Sagotts
    • Riotina
    • Seltin
  • Fixed a typo in the quest completion dialogue for Barhan Nesser during the Urgent Message quest.

  • Removed a rock which was unnaturally placed at a certain Shakatu area.

  • The speed at which you descend when pressing the S key while gliding on an Arduanatt has been increased.

  • Adjusted the location where some of the wild horses at Mediah Northern Highlands and Rumbling Land appear, to prevent them from getting stuck in rocks or trees.

  • The speed at which camels move in the desert when using the skill Quick Steps has been increased by 40%.

  • The speed at which miniature elephants run by using 'Shift' key without having learned the skill Quick Run and without having equipped a Saddle has been increased by 65%.

  • Fixed the issue where the Drift skill intermittently could not be used by a horse when used after Instant Accel or S: Instant Accel.

Class Changes

All Classes:
  • Added information about accuracy in the skill description of the following skills. Please note that when it comes to skills with Grapple effect, accuracy is referring to hit damage accuracy and not the accuracy of the grapple effect itself.
    • Warrior: Take Down
    • Ranger: Spirit's Shackles, Flow: Rooting
    • Sorceress: Flow of Darkness, Blade of Darkness, Nightmare, Black Spirit: Cartian's Protection
    • Berserker: Flow: Shooting Mobility, Rooting
    • Tamer: Stretch Kick, Soaring Kick, Cloud Stomping
    • Musa: Blooming, Counter Assassination
    • Maehwa: Blooming, Sticky Snowflake
    • Valkyrie: Punishment, Wave of Light
    • Witch: Mana Absorption, Toxic Flood, Flow: Voltaic Tett, Flow: Rage Tett, Flow: Gorr Launch, Flow: Gorr Roll
    • Wizard: Mana Absorption, Lava Field, Flow: Fire Breath Marg, Flow: Fire Fist Marg, Flow: Arne’s Stream, Flow: Arne’s Guidance
    • Ninja: Flash Bondage
    • Kunoichi: Ninjutsu: Sinew Cut, Assassin's Trail, Delighted Blast
    • Dark Knight: Luscious Snare
    • Striker: Massive Suppression, Hell Break, Echo Spirit, Flow: Bite Off
    • Lahn: Soul Raid
    • Archer: Righteous Fire, Black Spirit: Radiant Explosion
  • You can no longer jump when you are carrying trade items and over 125% of your weight limit.

By Class:

  • Fixed the issue where hit effects were not displayed when performing a jump attack while sprinting in Awakening mode.

  • Information about the skill Flow: Cry of Darkness has been moved from the skill description of Blade of Darkness to that of Flow: Cry of Darkness.

  • Fixed the issue where the graphical text "IMMUNE" did not appear when using the skill Soaring Kick.

  • You can now attack characters below you with the skills Fissure Wave and Black Spirit: Fissure Wave.

  • Fixed the issue where using the skill Teleport triggered a message and abnormal movements.

  • Added additional information about what the skill Magic Lighthouse does in the skill description.

  • Fixed the issue where the Tritch Aad Sphera could not be dyed in Remastered mode.

  • Fixed the issue where using the skill Teleport triggered a message and abnormal movements.

  • Added additional information about what the skill Magic Lighthouse does in the skill description.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with Lahn's hair during customization.

  • Fixed the issue where the skill Glissade was intermittently not dealing 1 Hit Damage or 2 Hit Damage.

  • Fixed the issue where the armpit and thigh area would appear graphically broken when wearing the Sailor's Clothes.

Item Changes
  • Fixed the issue where Dark Knight, Striker, and Mystic would get an outfit not suitable for their class when opening a Bloody Outfit Box.

  • Added new Box of the Dead items from which you can obtain Cron Stones when defeating monsters summoned from the Dark Rift.
    • Item list:
      • Box of the Desperate Dead
      • Box of the Distorted Dead
      • Box of the Silent Dead
  • The Box of the Dead items you already obtained before the April 17 maintenance will be changed to Box of the Spirit items. The contents of these items will be same as before (excluding Cron Stones)

  • You can now sell the [Event] A Fateful Choice item to NPC's for 10,000 Silver.

  • Fixed a typo for the item descriptions for [Conquest] Sturdy Octagonal Fort.

  • Fixed the issue where the Exchange Info for the Robe Piece item (which can be obtained from the Sausan Garrison region) descriptions would not be displayed properly.

  • The name of the following items have been changed.
    • Japonesque Ceramic Teacup → Zen Ceramic Teacup
    • Japonesque Cherry Blossom Lantern → Zen Cherry Blossom Lantern
    • Japonesque Wall Lamp → Zen Wall Lamp
    • Japonesque Ceramic Tableware → Zen Ceramic Tableware
    • Japonesque Dining Table → Zen Dining Table
    • Japonesque Carp Wall Scroll → Zen Carp Wall Scroll
  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here >!

Monster Changes
  • Moved the Dark Rift graphical effects upwards, so that the effects will not interfere with combat.

  • Fixed the issue where the Ruins Guard Tower (from the Dark Rift) did not summon ancient weapons.

  • Improved character animation when inflicting damage to the Ruins Guard Tower which appear through quests and the Dark Rift.

  • Added an effect which shows you the actual Dark Rift when a monster appears from it.
    • The Dark Rift effect does not affect actual combat.
  • When the Faraway NPC Detail option has been selected, monsters in cities (e.g. the protesters in Calpheon City) will appear as black silhouettes while loading.

  • When you break open the Red Orc Prison, the soldiers will now break free and fight together with you against the enemies.

Quests & Knowledge

  • Fixed the issue where Awakening quests that could not be accepted were being recommended.

  • Added a quest which guides you on how to obtain the Miniature Elephant.
    • Adventurers who are Lv. 55 or higher can receive The Adorable and Trusty Porter, Miniature Elephant quest from Bochlo at Sand Grain Bazaar.
  • Added guide about the Desert Trade buff at the following NPC's.
    • Sand Grain Bazaar: Atui Balacs
    • Pilgrim's Sanctum: Sharing: Samaya
      *These were added to enhance accessibility to the Desert content.
  • Fixed the issue where the Black Spirit's appearance would not change after completing a certain quest.

  • Fixed a typo in the "Fishing Trip, Huh." quest.

  • The options you have to choose between during the quest The Recovery of Aal's Light can no longer be selected by pressing the R key.

  • Fixed the issue where the Gain Knowledge button would be displayed during dialogues for certain quests even after the knowledge was already obtained.

Interface Changes
  • The default color of empty Quick Slots have been changed to be clear. However, when you are dragging an item from your Inventory, the empty Quick Slots will become colored again.

  • Fixed the issue where opening the Challenge window crashed the client.

  • Fixed the issue where the chat highlight/bold feature did not work when using the @charactername command in the chat window.

  • Fixed the issue where the maid/butler icon and character switch icon would occasionally overlap when registering a maid after creating a Family for the first time.

  • Improved the GM Announcement feature.
    • You can now view multiple announcements within a single view.
  • There is now a cancel button while you are attempting to automatically reconnect to the game. You can quit the game while reconnecting by pressing this cancel button.

  • Fixed the issue where the game client would shut down when you repeatedly click on the Red Battlefield Revival button after dying in the Red Battlefield.

  • Improvements were made so that certain UI does not take up memory.

  • Fixed the issue where the mount information would overlap within the Mount Information window.

  • Fixed the issue where the sizes and placements of the item icons within the Trade Info window would be abnormal.

  • Fixed the issue where the sizes or placements for the reward icons within the Challenge tab of the My Info and Quest Summary window would be abnormal.

  • The arrow which is displayed while talking to the Overseer will no longer cover the dialogue during the Excavation Site quest.

  • The text for the effects which are displayed for Caphras Enhancements will now be displayed properly.

  • Fixed the issue where the placement for the dye information would be abnormal in item descriptions.

  • Fixed the effect and direction of the arrow which marks the dialogue button when talking to NPC's during the tutorial.

  • Revised the system messages for the Sell tab at the Central Market to be more simple.

  • Fixed the issue where the scroll button would look unnatural when you placed the mouse cursor on the Wharf scrollbar.

Resolved Issues
  • You can now properly use 1 Elephant per 1 Elephant Nursery built during Node/Conquest War.

Known Issues
  • We are aware of the issue where Fishing is unavailable in the following areas:
    • Lake in Valencia
    • Lake in Marni Cave Path
    • Lake in Shakatu
  • We are aware of the issue where Central Market Mobile Web is displaying 2 cancel buttons (X icon) for mobile devices with Android OS. The cancel button will work as intended, and this issue will be resolved next week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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April 16

[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance April 17th 2019

Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, April 17th 2019

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

  • More chapters will be added to Rulupee's Travel Log.
  • Special Challenges (Y) for Easter will be added.
  • Mobile web version of Central Market will become available.
  • Rookie and Returning Attendance will be refreshed.
  • Double Fever Time with additional Combat and Skill EXP boost will be prepared.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up to date.

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

Best regards,
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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.


  • 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

    • 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
    • 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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