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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March 19

[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance March 20th 2019



Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, March 20th 2019

Duration: 5 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 14:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 15:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 2:00 PDT ~ 7:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 5:00 EDT ~ 10:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Main questline (the beginning parts) will be updated.
  • Cherry Blossom/Spring-themed background UI will take place.
  • Blooming Blossoms event will start.

Ending Events:
  • Get a +15 Cliff's Weapon!
  • Gratitude of Black Spirit

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


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BDO Team.
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March 13

Patch Notes - March 13th 2019 (Part 2)

By Class:

Warrior:
  • The skill Counter should now work normally even when the RMB is held while using the skill.

  • Improved the graphics of the impact effect and direction of blood splatter of the downward swing of the skill Merciless when used with Black Spirit's Rage.

  • Improved the graphics for the direction of sword swings for the skill Slash when used on horseback.

  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased.


  • The hit damage and number of hits dealt by the following skill have been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • Fixed the issue where the character could not land the 2nd hit due to the 1st hit for the Kick skill pushing away the target too far.

  • Fixed the issue where holding F + LMB while using the Kick skill would not produce the flying forwards motion.

  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.

Ranger:
  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, the skills will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, the skills will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, the skills will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • Fixed the issue where the hit effect would not be properly displayed on monsters when using the following skills.
    • Dagger of Protection
    • Pinpoint
    • Spin Kick

Sorceress:
  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage and number of hits dealt by the following skill have been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage and number of hits dealt by the following skill have been increased.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • Fixed the issue where the hit effect would not be properly displayed on monsters when using the following skills.
    • Sharp Nails
    • Beak Kick
    • Dream of Doom
    • Sinister Energy

Berserker:
  • Improved the graphics for the direction of blood splatter for the skill Flow: Slugfest.

  • The Durandal outfit set descriptions will now display the following effects.
    • Outfit Slot Equip Effect (4 Parts)
      • Combat EXP +10%
    • Outfit Slot Equip Effect (6 Parts)
      • Skill EXP +10%
    • Outfit Slot Equip Effect (8 Parts)
      • Equipment Durability Consumption, Death Penalty -10%

Tamer:
  • Improved the graphics for the skill Absolute: Bolt Wave when it is used after Legendary Beast’s Power via Quick Slot with a Celestial Bo Staff.

  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, the skills will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • Improved the graphics such as the impact effect, direction of blood splatter, and attacking directions when hitting targets with the following skills.
    • Flash: Stance Shift
    • Heilang: Lightning of Earth
    • Heilang: Scratch
    • Heilang: Throat-Burn
    • Celestial Bo Staff Training
    • Beast Rampage
    • Legendary Beast Dance
    • Allround Spinner
    • Flow: Ascension
    • Flow: Soaring Strike

Valkyrie:
  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, the skills will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • Improved the graphics such as the impact effect, direction of blood splatter, and attacking directions when hitting targets with the following skills.
    • Valkyrie Slash
    • Forward Slash
    • Sideways Cut
    • Sword of Judgment
    • Counter
    • Shining Dash
    • Judgment of Light
    • Awakening: Holy Lancia
    • Sanctitas de Enslar
    • Flow: Revelation Sanctus

Musa:
  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • Improved the graphics such as the impact effect, direction of blood splatter, and attacking directions when hitting targets with the following skills.
    • Slice
    • Retaliation
    • Backstep Slash
    • Divider
    • Carver
    • Dragon Claw
    • Ultimate: Dragon Claw
    • Dragon Bite (with Tiger Blade)
    • One Step Back
    • Flow: Extra Credit

Maehwa:
  • The forward attack damage for Tiger Blade will now apply properly in PvP.

  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the following skills have been increased. However, these skills will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • Improved the graphics such as the impact effect, direction of blood splatter, and attacking directions when hitting targets with the following skills.
    • Slice
    • Retaliation
    • Backstep Slash
    • Divider
    • Carver
    • Dragon Claw
    • Ultimate: Dragon Claw
    • Dragon Bite (with Tiger Blade)

Ninja:
  • Improved the graphics such as the impact effect, direction of blood splatter, and attacking directions when hitting targets with the following skills.
    • Wind Slash
    • Crescent Slash
    • Kunai Throw
    • Shuriken Throw
    • Shadow Slash
    • Ghost Greeting
    • Fox Claw
    • Ninjutsu: Block Jump
    • Shuriken: Malice
    • Boss Slaughter
    • Sura Katana Training
    • Drastic Measure
    • Sura ChaoSpree
    • Flow: Mach Explosion
  • The damage for Flow: Kick Down will now be properly applied.

  • The hit damage dealt by the Throwing Kick skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.

  • The PvP damage for the 2nd hit for the Throwing Kick II skill has increased.


  • The hit damage dealt by the Floor Sweeping skill has been increased, and the damage dealt when used during cooldown has decreased.


  • The damage for the Flow: Kick Down skill has increased to the following.

Kunoichi:
  • Improved the graphics such as the impact effect, direction of blood splatter, and attacking directions when hitting targets with the following skills.
    • Wind Slash
    • Crescent Slash
    • Kunai Throw
    • Shuriken Throw
    • Shadow Slash
    • Ghost Greeting
    • Fox Claw
    • Tragic Blade
    • Ground Thrust
    • Ninjutsu: Oni Shadow
    • Ninjutsu: Block Jump
    • Flow: Indignation
  • The damage for Flow: Kick Down will now be properly applied.

  • The hit damage dealt by the Throwing Kick skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.

  • The PvP damage for the 2nd hit for the Throwing Kick II skill has increased.


  • The hit damage dealt by the Floor Sweeping skill has been increased, and the damage dealt when used during cooldown has decreased.


  • The damage for the Flow: Kick Down skill has increased like the following.

Dark Knight:
  • When using the Unveiled Dagger II skill during cooldown, the damage will now be properly applied.

  • The hit damage dealt by the Unveiled Dagger skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP and cooldown.


  • The hit damage dealt by the Hidden Strike skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.

Striker:
  • The hit damage dealt by the Taeback Kick skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.

Mystic:
  • The damage for the Soul Basher has increased like the following, and the PvP damage has been decreased.

  • The damage for the Flow: Blowdrive skill has increased to the following, and the PvP damage has decreased.


  • The hit damage dealt by the Soul Basher skill has increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.

Lahn:
  • The damage for the Pendulum Kick skill has increased to the following.


  • The damage for the Flow: Pendulum Kick has increased to the following.

Archer:
  • The starting point and conditions for the Forgotten Brothers quest (which was obtainable in the beginning through Orwen when playing as an Archer character) has been changed.
    • Before: Obtained through Orwen at the Western Guard Camp
    • Now: Obtained through Kamasylve during the Archer Ascension quest
  • The damage for Spirit Arrow has been adjusted like the following.


  • The level at which you acquire Spirit Arrow has been adjusted like the following.


  • The damage for Ra'ghon's Spirit has been adjusted like the following.


  • The damage for Gaping Darkness has been adjusted like the following.


  • The damage for Winged Strike has been adjusted like the following.


  • The skill needed to learn Piercing Cry has been changed from Spirit Arrow III to Spirit Arrow II.

  • The hit damage dealt by the Volant Kick skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • Due to the increase in damage for the Volant Kick skill, the damage for the Purging Shot I and II skill has also increased.

  • The hit damage dealt by the Earth Kick skill has been increased. However, the skill will now deal less damage during PvP.


  • The hit damage for the Ascending Spirit I skill has been increased.

Item Changes
  • Fixed the issue where you could not sell the Desert Tent Tool to the NPC.

  • Accuracy +10 has been added to the following items.
    • Militia Longsword
    • Militia Longbow
    • Militia Amulet
    • Militia Axe
    • Militia Shortsword
    • Militia Blade
    • Militia Kriegsmesser
    • Militia Gauntlet
    • Militia Crescent Pendulum
    • Strong Staff
    • Militia Crossbow
    • Rusty Longsword
    • Wooden Longbow
    • Paper Amulet
    • Rusty Crescent Pendulum
    • Rusty Axe
    • Rusty Shortsword
    • Rusty Gauntlet
    • Rusty Blade
    • Old Kriegsmesser
    • Old Staff
    • Wooden Crossbow
  • Fixed the issue where the guide for the location for using the Awakened Black Spirit Summon Scroll was incorrect.

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

Mechanic Changes
  • There is no longer a 1,000,000 Silver restriction when using the "Get All" function to collect in-game mail.

  • Fixed the issue with the sound effect that plays when accepting one of Rulupee's Travel Log quests so it would sound in a more timely manner.

Monster Changes
  • You can now have a certain chance to obtain the Ancient Magic Crystal of Nature - Adamantine item when defeating monsters at the following Monster Zones:
    • Wandering Rogue Den
    • Soldier's Grave
    • Pirate Island
  • Changed the chance of obtaining the Stuffed Gray Wolf Head from the Gray Wolf monsters you encounter at low-level areas. This is to reduce the amount of inventory space the item takes up in characters leveling up.

  • Improved the attack patterns of the following boss monsters to make the Dark Rift more unique:
    • Ancient Puturum
    • Ferrid
    • Moghulis
    • Gehaku
    • Dastard Bheg
  • The times for world boss monsters appearing for NA region have been changed to be an hour earlier than before due to the Daylight Savings time change.

  • Changed certain attack skill effects for the boss monster Moghulis.

  • Changed the summon location of [Boss] Prince of Invaders.

Quests & Knowledge
  • Reduced the difficulty level of the Ritual quest.
    • The HP and AP for the Calpheon Shrine Warrior, Calpheon Shrine Priestess, and Calpheon Shrine Elite Warrior have decreased by 50%.
  • Fixed the issue where you were unable to accept side quests related to Jordine NPC due to Jordine disappearing with the introduction of the quest renewals.
    • Characters who accept the Troublemaker at Heidel quest after completing the The Secret Deal quest can accept the relevant quest from NPC Carolin (Lord of Heidel's Handmaid) instead of Jordine.
  • Since the character creation location has changed to now be near the Ancient Stone Chamber area, the background of the area has changed to appear more lively.

  • Characters going through the renewed quests can obtain knowledge through the following quests.
    • Ancient Stone Chamber, Mural of Experience I
    • Ancient Stone Chamber, Mural of Experience II
    • Ancient Stone Chamber, Mural of Experience III
    • Ancient Stone Chamber, Mural of Experience IV
    • Ancient Stone Chamber, Mural of Experience V
      • *You can receive the relevant quests through Igor Bartali right before you go to Heidel from Velia while going through the main quests.
      • *Characters who begin their adventures from the Western Guard Camp (not the Ancient Stone Chamber) cannot accept the above quests.
  • Fixed the issue where you could not obtain the <Reanimated Ancient Puturum> knowledge when defeating the Ancient Puturum boss summoned from the Ancient Puturum Summon Scroll.

  • Improved the quest auto-navigation for the Eileen's Request quest.

  • Fixed the issue where the Dark Portal would appear at the [Co-op] Awakened Black Spirit summon location.
  • [Co-op] Awakened Black Spirit can be done by using a summon scroll at the summon location.
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  • The Black Spirit's guide about how to use the summon scroll will no longer appear when going through the [Co-op] Stop Illezra's Plot quest.

Interface Changes
  • The UI which appears when you attempt to reconnect to the game will now be the same as the UI which appears when you change servers.

  • Improved the issue where the War Hero list would refresh slowly when the list generated a scrollbar due to the length of the list.

  • Improved the auto-path navigation around the Forest of Seclusion.

  • A blinking effect has been added when there is a change in the enemy's HP bar. Also, question marks (???) will appear on the HP bar of monsters you do not have knowledge of yet.

  • The monster HP bar color will change depending on its HP even when you do not yet have the monster's knowledge yet.
    • 100 - 75% Yellow
    • 75 - 50% Purple
    • 50 - 25% Red
    • 25 - 10% Green
    • 10 - 5% Light Green
    • 5 - 0% Gray
  • Fixed the issue where the scrollbar would not be displayed in the Guild Window's War Hero list.

  • The customization (F4) Edit History button will now be properly displayed.

  • Fixed the way prices are displayed in the graphs of the Orders/Sell window in a divided manner so that it is easier to read/recognize.

  • Fixed the issue where the amount of Silver in possession was incorrectly displayed when trying to purchase a house while having more than 2,100,000,000 Silver.

Resolved Issues

System:
  • Fixed the issue where the screen would occasionally turn black.

Class Changes:

All Classes:
  • Fixed the issue where characters would get stuck on obstacles when jumping over obstacles from certain locations.

Warrior:
  • Fixed the issue where the 2nd hit for the Kick skill would not play the sound effect when used during its cooldown.

Berserker:
  • Fixed the issue where the Tackling Rock sound effect would be unnatural during its cooldown.

  • Added a missing description to the BD9 set.
    • Added a description about being able to obtain shoes for the BD9 set.

Valkyrie:
  • Fixed the issue where an unnatural sound effect would play when using the Flurry of Kicks skill.

  • Fixed the issue where an unnatural sound effect would play when dealing the final hit when attacking with the Flurry of Kicks skill.

  • Fixed the issue where an unnatural sound effect would play when using the Punishment skill.

Kunoichi:
  • Fixed the issue where an unnatural sound effect would play when using the Smokescreen skill.

  • Fixed the typo in the skill tooltips of the skills Ninjutsu: Sinew Cut and Absolute: Tendon Cutter.

Ninja:
  • Fixed the issue where an unnatural sound effect would play when using the Smokescreen skill.

Witch:
  • Fixed the issue where the hit sound effect would not play properly when changing from regular combat mode to Awakening combat mode while sprinting.

Wizard:
  • Fixed the issue where the hit sound effect would not play properly when changing from regular combat mode to Awakening combat mode while sprinting.

Striker:
  • Fixed the issue where the sound effect would be unnatural when using the skills below when equipped with Gauntlets on a mount.
    • Basic attack
    • Wolf's Fang
    • Fist Fury
    • Rage Hammer
    • Adamantine

Item Changes:
  • Fixed the issue where the image for the Ring of Crescent Guardian would not look natural.

Monster Changes:
  • Fixed the issue where the <Violent> title would not be displayed in certain Violent Goblin Elite Soldiers at Cron Castle.

Quest & Knowledge:
  • Fixed a typo in the knowledge for Ostra Island.

Interface Changes:
  • Fixed the issue where the Caphras enhancement UI would overlap with the equipment enhancement UI when you press the "Extract Chance" button and then exit (the button appears when you have the Blacksmith’s Secret Book while using Caphras Enhancement).

  • Fixed the issue where the beam of light for auto-navigation would not disappear when moving to desert area.

  • Fixed the issue where a button would be displayed when it should not appear in the Friend list window (when the Sticker UI feature is not activated).

  • Fixed the issue where emojis would overlap with the Guild text in the chat window.

  • Fixed the issue where you could not close the World Map when attempting to craft a Fishing Boat from the World Map's Housing menu.

Known Issues
  • We are aware of the issue where Combat Fame, Life Fame, Special Fame, and Family Fame are being displayed as ‘0.’ This is a display issue and your Fame points are unaffected and all effects from them are being normally applied. This issue will be resolved for the next maintenance on March 20th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Updated 15/03/2019:
  • We are aware of the issue where the Frightening Witch Summon Scroll, which you can obtain as a reward through the Tears of the Wind quest, does not function properly.

  • We are aware of the issue where the AP buff which you can obtain through the Adventure Journal and when reaching Lv. 60 is not being apply as intended. This will be fixed next week.

Updated 18/03/2019:
  • We are aware of the issue where a quest you cannot accept (The Story of the Hero Borne Upon the Winds) is being displayed on the quest widget while going through the main quests.

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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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