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Graduating Early from the Summer Season Server

27 July 2020 

For Adventures who’ve had their fill of the Season servers, we’ve added a way to graduate to the regular servers ahead of schedule!


By graduating early, your season character will be converted to a regular character that can equip the normal equipment, but be warned, because you’ll no longer be able to access the season servers and receive the season rewards once you graduate.


You can see the early graduation schedule below, and all season characters will be converted to regular characters on August 26th. Additionally, there are no requirements to graduate early, so visit Fughar when you are ready to graduate.


Early Graduation Schedule

August 5, 2020 (Wed) after maintenance–August 26, 2020 (Wed) before maintenance



  • If you would like to participate in the Tuvala Invitational, make sure to keep your Season Characters. You will not be able to participate in the tournament if you do not have an eligible Season Character. Please find details < Here >.


  • For more details regarding the early end of the Summer Season leading to a new season, please click <Here>.


How to Graduate Early


[Step 1] Visit and interact with Fughar, the friend of all season characters

Interact with the <Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager> Fughar (located in each town/city) and select “I want to convert my season character to a regular character”.


[Step 2] Go to the <Crow Merchants Guild Scribe> Leyla

Go to the <Crow Merchants Guild Scribe> Leyla as instructed by the NPC Fughar, and accept the quest “[Season Server] At the Crossroad” from Leyla. Once you complete the quest, return to the NPC Fughar.



Interact with the NPC Fughar to obtain the “Honorable Adventurer's Certificate” and accept the quest “[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World” from the Quest (Q) window.


Move to a regular server and use the “Honorable Adventurer's Certificate” to convert your season character to a regular character!


Now, you’ve successfully completed converting your season character to a regular one. We’ll be rooting for our Adventurers who will continue their adventures in a larger and rougher Black Desert world! 


Graduation Gift and Tuvala Gear Conversion

The NPC Fughar has prepared a surprise present for Adventurers who converted their season character to a regular character, so let’s go find Fughar once again.


Interact (R) with Fughar and click “Use the certificate” to receive the Gift Box Full of Memories.



Item Name


[Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box

Box containing Tuvala Conversion Stones.

※ The Tuvala Conversion Stone allows you to convert Tuvala gear into one that can be equipped by non-season characters.

[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon

An item that lets you exchange a converted Tuvala gear for a same piece of Boss gear

Fughar's Letter of Encouragement

A sincere letter from Fughar for Adventurers who will adventure in a rougher world.

Graduation Cap

An outfit celebrating your season server graduation that can be worn on your head.

20% Discount Coupon

An item that gives you a 20% discount on items purchasable from the Pearl Shop (F3)

Advice of Valks

An item that changes Enhancement Chance for gear enhancement.

Golden Graduation Cap

A golden Graduation Cap celebrating your graduation from the season server

- Shop Price: 10,000,000 silver

[Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days)

Item that grants various buffs including Combat EXP +100%, Skill EXP +50%, ability to reset skills/skill add-ons freely,

[Event] Elion's Tear

Instantly revive your character if they die. Also restores Combat EXP that was lost when dying.

Blessed Message Scroll

An item that will help you level by granting the buffs: Combat EXP +200% and Skill EXP +30%. The buffs can be stacked with other buffs.

[Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll

Item used to get Item Drop Rate +100% and Item Drop Amount +50% while defeating monsters.

[Event] Giovan Grolin's Support Scroll

Item that has buffs: Life Skill Mastery +100 and Life EXP +20%

[Event] Tachros' Spirit Stone


A spirit stone that grants the following buffs:

Extra AP Against Monsters +5

Combat EXP +50%

Skill EXP +30%

Attack Speed +4%

Casting Speed +4%

Weight Limit +50 LT

Premium Elixir Box

An item box containing one each of the following items:

[Event] Perfume of Courage, [Event] Perfume of Swiftness, [Event] Khalk's Elixir


Finto's Filling/Sweet/Fresh Juice

Each item can boost of Health, Breath, and Strength EXP respectively.


Finto’s Filling Juice: Max. HP up.

Finto’s Sweet Juice: Stamina up.

Finto’s Fresh Juice: Weight Limit up.


Finto’s Juice can be only used by characters that are under level 29 for Health, Breath, or Strength.

Open the [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box to get at least 1 Tuvala Conversion Stone each Tuvala item part.

- Note: You will get 2 for Earrings and Rings.


If you upgrade the Tuvala gear with the Tuvala Conversion Stone, it will be converted to Tuvala gear that can be equipped by non-season characters. The converted Tuvala gear will be changed to Family bound and can be moved to and equipped by regular characters. 


One Conversion Stone can only convert one Tuvala item, so please be careful when you’re using the Conversion Stone if you have multiple Tuvala items of the same type in your inventory. Imagine if you convert an item that has a lower enhancement level…

Unconverted Tuvala will be deleted during the maintenance on September 2, 2020 (the start date of the next Season). Make sure to convert your Tuvala Gear beforehand!   


Boss Gear Exchange


Finally, the last stage of graduation.


As mentioned in the previous GM Note, you can exchange one Tuvala gear for Boss Gear and today’s GM Note will tell you how that works.


First off, only Tuvala gear that was converted with a conversion stone can be exchanged for Boss gear using the “[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon”.


You’ll need to complete the quests below, which you can accept from the NPC Fughar, before you can exchange for Boss gear.

  • [Season] Even Sharper Weapon: Main Weapon
  • [Season] Even Sharper Weapon: Sub-Weapon
  • [Season] Even Sturdier Armor: Helmet
  • [Season] Even Sturdier Armor: Armor… etc.  


Once you’ve accepted a quest to exchange for a certain piece of Boss gear, go to the blacksmith of NPC Tranan Underfoe in Velia.


1. Hand over the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon.

2. Hand over the Tuvala gear that’ll be exchanged.


You must follow this order to exchange for Boss gear.


Exchanging Tuvala gear for Boss gear is as follows.

Tuvala Gear Enhancement Level

Boss Gear Enhancement Level











The exchanged Boss gear cannot be sold on the Central Market.


Summer Season Graduation Reward: PEN (V) Capotia Accessory


We stated in a previous GM Note you get a PEN (V) Capotia accessory once you’ve completed all 40 days of Fughar’s daily quests. Check out how you get the accessory below!   


After completing all 40 days of Fughar’s quests, you can accept the quest ‘[Season] Fughar's Gift’ from Fughar and complete it to choose between either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or Ring.


The [Season] Fughar's Gift quest will be added during the maintenance on August 5, the same day early graduation begins. Please note you can’t get both the ring and earring, so please select the accessory you need the most.


Adventurers who’ve completed all the 40-day quests, but deleted their season characters, have nothing to worry about. You can still obtain one of the PEN (V) Capotia accessories the same way using a regular character.



[Q] Can I create a new season character after graduating early?

[A] You cannot create a new season character after graduating early in the same season period.


[Q] When will unconverted Tuvala gear disappear?

[A] All season exclusive items, including unconverted Tuvala and season enhancement materials, will be deleted at the start date of the next season during the maintenance on September 2, 2020.


[Q] What happens to the crystals and PEN (V) creator name on the Tuvala gear when you use a conversion stone?

[A] Tuvala gear that was converted with a [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone will retain their “Item Branding”, “PEN (V) Creator Name”, and “Transfused Crystals”.  


However, crystals transfused on an item that will be exchanged using the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon must be removed before the quest can be completed, so make sure to extract the crystals at a Blacksmith. Also, “Item Branding” and “PEN (V) Creator Name” will not be retained when the item is exchanged.


Make sure you know the difference between a “conversion stone” and “exchange coupon” before using them! 


[Q] I have a PEN (V) Tuvala Helmet, but I accidently used the conversion stone on my TET (IV) Tuvala Helmet... Can it be restored?

[A] If you accidently convert the wrong Tuvala, please contact us via [Support] → [Send a Ticket]! We’ll take the mistakenly converted Tuvala gear and give the Tuvala gear you want. However, this assistance is only available once per Family, and the taken Tuvala gear will be unrecoverable as it will be deleted. Only Adventurers who submit a ticket before the maintenance September 2, 2020 will be eligible for assistance. 


[Q] Can I use the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon to exchange for a weapon of a different class?

[A] If you use the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon on Tuvala gear that was converted with a Tuvala Conversion Stone, the weapon will be changed to a box form that you can open with the class you want the Boss weapon for. 


[Q] Can I get rewards from the Black Spirit Pass Challenge after graduating early from the Summer Season?  

[A] Once you convert your season character to a regular character, you will no longer be able to complete the Black Spirit Pass and get rewards. The Black Spirit Pass icon is also not displayed at the upper-right of screen in regular servers. This also includes regular season pass challenges (including the last Daily challenge) that you can complete without having a Black Spirit Pass, so make sure you check your progress before converting to regular character.


[Q] Can I change Tuvala weapons to a different class than my season character’s class?

[A] You can use Main Weapon/Awakening/Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupons on Tuvala weapons converted with a conversion stone.

However, if you convert a Tuvala weapon and exchange it for a Boss weapon with the Boss Gear Exchange Coupon, you can use a Main Weapon/Awakening/Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupon to exchange it for a weapon for a different class.


[Q] After exchanging Tuvala gear for Boss gear, can I enchance the exchanged Boss gear?

[A] Yes you can. Once you’ve exchanged the Tuvala gear for Boss gear, you can attempt to enhance just like normal Boss gear. However, you cannot put it for sale on the Central Market.


[Q] My season character is level 40... Can I still get the Gift Box Full of Memories?

[A] There are no separate requirement, such as levels or Fughar’s daily quest completion, for graduating early! Season characters can graduate and get the rewards at any time before the start of the next season. 


[Q] When can get I season server rewards: Advice of Valks (+100) and the PEN (V) Capotia accessory?  

[A] You can get them once the season server early graduation begins in the season servers after the maintenance on August 5, 2020 (Wed).


[Q] I don’t think I’ll be able to finish the 40-day quest before the end of the season... Does that mean I can’t get the PEN (V) accessory and Advice of Valks (+100)?

[A] As long as you have completed at least one day of Fughar’s 40-day quests beforehand, you’ll still be able to continue the 40-day quests even after the summer season ends. And of course, once you complete all 40 days, you’ll be able to get the PEN (V) Capotia accessory and Advice of Valks.


The Early End of the Summer Season and Coming of Hashashin

27 July 2020

Greetings Adventurers!


We want to thank everyone for the amazing love and interest you’ve shown for the season servers of Black Desert. While many Adventurers have been playing the season servers after the start of the Summer Season, we’ve also received a lot of questions about when the upcoming new class “Hand of Aal, Hashashin” will be released and requests to release him quickly.   

We’ve always sought ways to not only quickly introduce new classes to our Adventurers, but also help them grow their characters. That’s why we feel our Adventurers will have more fun if they were able to level and grow the new classes on the season servers.


Of course, it will be difficult for us to release a new class at the start of each new season, but if it is possible, we want to go in a direction where we can aid our Adventurers’ growth as much as we can.  


For the reasons above, the end date of the Summer Season will be moved ahead of the originally announced date to an earlier date of the August 26th (Wed) maintenance.  


We understand that some Adventurers who are currently playing on the season servers may feel pressured to grow their character as a result of the earlier end date. To help these Adventurers out, we are preparing events where you can obtain a variety of necessary items to grow your character during the Summer Season. In addition, if you’re an Adventurer who feels their time in the season servers is sufficient, you’ll be able to graduate early from the summer season after the maintenance on August 5th (Wed).   


For more details regarding the early graduation including the benefits and rewards, please check out the early graduation announcement <Here>.


As for the details regarding the schedule, please refer below.


Summer Season Schedule


August 5 (Wed) after maintenance

- Start of Early Graduation Period


August 26 (Wed) after maintenance

- End of Summer Season

- End of [Event] Black Spirit Pass Sale, Season Pass, and Black Spirit Pass Challenge

- Start of Pre-Creation for the New Class Hashashin and Season Characters


September 2 (Wed) after maintenance

- Start of New Season

- New Class Hashashin Update



We hope you’ll continue to have a fulfilling adventure on the season servers. Please stay tuned for the Hand of Aal, Hashashin!

Thank you.


[Updated July 29]

  • Along with the change to the Summer Season schedule, there will also be an event where you can get the item rewards of the daily Season Challenges from August 20 to August 26.

Welcome to Papua Crinea

24 June 2020 10:00


A war has been waging for a thousand years between two races on an uncharted island at the corner of the world.


Don’t let their cuddly appearances fool you.

Papus and Otters have been at war with each other for a very long time

 and now you can visit their island to see for yourself what they are fighting for.


In Papua Crinea, you must follow specific rules to progress through the quests, obtain knowledge, and interact with the inhabitants. Read along to learn everything you need to enjoy Papua Crinea!


[Papua Crinea] Quest Guide


To begin your adventure to Grándiha and Papua Crinea, you must first become a member of the Lamute Gang.

When you reach level 58, accept the quest “[Papua Crinea] An Amazing Gift Just for You” to begin the adventure with the Lamute Gang.


The Papua Crinea quests are linked to the Adventure Journal and can be found under Quest > Suggested tab.


Once you complete the “[Papua Crinea] An Amazing Gift Just for You” quest, the Lamute Gang's Adventure Journal, consisting 5 parts, will be unlocked.

The Adventure Journal is divided into Grándiha, Papu, and Otter chapters. As you complete the chapters in order, you will be rewarded transformation scrolls for either Papus or Otters.



The condition to get the “[Papua Crinea] Lamute Gang” quest is to complete the Lamute Gang’s Adventure Journal 1, so you must complete the Adventure Journal to continue with the Papua Crinea quest line.

You can check the Papua Crinea quest line via Quest (O) → Suggested tab → [The Great Expedition] Papua Crinea.

Remember to press the complete button after completing every chapter to continue with the Adventure Journal.



Reading the journal and talking to corresponding NPCs should give you the answers you need to complete them.



After completing the first book of the Lamute Gang’s Adventure Journal, you will be guided to “an island without a barterer”.

A message welcomes you on your arrival.



This island is a neutral zone, where neither Papu nor Otter can take!

This must’ve been written by the barterer guru. Someone is tired of them fighting all the time. 



Now let’s head over to the group of Papus and talk to them.



In Papua Crinea, you must transform into either an Otter or Papu to interact, obtain knowledge, and do quests. If not, you won’t be able to even talk to them.

Progressing through the Papua Crinea quest will reward you with a 1 day use transformation scroll.



Here is an example of transformation after using the Panipani Villager Transformation Scroll.



And this is when you use the Queekity Thumpity Moon Villager Transformation Scroll.

After completing the second book of the Lamute Gang’s Adventure Journal, you will be rewarded with a permanent use Brave Pine Blader Transformation Scroll.

Here’s the difference between the scrolls you’ve received thus far.

Panipani Villager Transformation Scroll

Brave Pine Blader Transformation Scroll

Lasts for 1 day and cannot be used after a day of use. Note that there is no expiration for Panipani Villager Transformation Scrolls sold at shops.

You can use this without an expiration period.


Unable to attack after use

Can attack after use


Transform into a Brave Pine Blader to be able to attack.


Transformation Scrolls


As you can see, transformation scrolls are necessities to survive in Papua Crinea.

Papus and Otters are at war with each other, so they do not trust outsiders.

So they will only speak in their own languages if you approach them without transforming.


Now, here’s how to use these transformation scrolls.


Lamute Gang’s Darkcloud Shapeshifting Dictionary

You can transform into the following Otters and Papus with the help of the Darkcloud Shapeshifting Dictionary from the Lamute Gang.




Panipani Villager

Queekity Thumpity Moon Villager

Brave Pine Blader

Gallant Conch Blader

Immortal Persimmon Knight

Undefeated Crab Knight

Holy Date Priest

Holy Sea Cucumber Priest

Dreamy Bubble Shaman

Ruinous Puffer Shaman

Frosty Chestnut Slinger

Fierce Lobster Boxer

● There are both 1 day and permanent versions of transformation scrolls.

○ You can get permanent transformation scrolls of the following through the quest line.

■ Brave Pine Blader, Gallant Conch Blader

■ Immortal Persimmon Knight, Undefeated Crab Knight

● If you lose the permanent transformation scrolls for the above Papus and Otters, you can go to NPC Benns Moanna or Benns Morio (depending on the species you want to transform into) and pay them two Benns Coins. This only works if you have already received the scrolls via the relevant Adventure Log quests and need a replacement.

● 1 day use transformation scrolls can be obtained as rewards from [For the Thousand Year War] raid quests during [Papua Crinea] quest progression.

● Panipani Villager and Queekity Thumpity Moon Villager transformation scrolls can be purchased from Benns Moanna and Benns Morio at 100,000 Silver each after completing the quests “[Papua Crinea] Moanna, Papu's Friend” and “[Papua Crinea] Morio, Otter's Friend”.

● To talk to NPCs, obtain knowledge, and progress quests on both Papuraora Island and Crioniak Island, you must be transformed into one of the 6 types of Otter or Papu mentioned above.

● Each Papu and Otter types have different skill sets, which can be seen at the bottom right once you transform into them.

● Transformation scrolls can only be used in certain places where you cannot be seen by Otters or Papus. Right click a scroll at a designated location to transform.

● Heading over to the opposing island will result in you getting attacked by guards and canceling the transformation. And you cannot talk to opposing island NPCs.


How to get Transformation Scrolls


Transformation Scrolls can be obtained from quests.

Below is an example from the Otter’s point of view.

Once you complete the “[Papua Crinea] Morio, Otter's Friend” quest, you will be rewarded a Queekity Thumpity Moon Villager Transformation Scroll (1 Day). If the scroll is depleted or you lost it for some reason, you can always visit Benns Morio to purchase it again. The one sold in the shop is for permanent use.



How to use Transformation Scrolls


1. Right clicking on a transformation scroll will show you a spot where you can transform with a pillar of light.

2. Use the scroll and press R to transform into the summoned Otter or Papu.

3. Going to the Papu island as an Otter or vice versa will result in you being attacked by guards and transformation will be lifted.

4. Some actions, such as summoning the Black Spirit or fishing, will be limited while you are transformed.

Limitations are similar to those when you are riding a horse.

As in, you cannot fish or call the Black Spirit while on a horse, but you can talk to NPCs.

So, if you need to talk to the Black Spirit, press Shift + R to end transformation.


Lamute Gang's Special Cog


During the Papua Crinea quest line, you will be able to receive a Lamute Gang's Special Cog in Grándiha.

You can get the ship license for it by completing the quest [Papua Crinea] Lamute Gang, then talking to NPC Benns Ruberen at the wharf of Grándiha.

The stats of this ship are the same as that of the Epheria Cog.


For the Thousand Year War Quests


The Papus and Otters of Papua Crinea have been fighting each other for generations in the Thousand Year War.


If you choose to fight for the Papus, you will be able to befriend Empress Papuraora but will alienate the Otters. Conversely, if you choose to fight for the Otters, you will get close to General Crioniak but get on bad terms with the Papus.

If your amity with Empress Papuraora or General Crioniak falls below -2500, you will not be able to talk with Papus or Otters (depending on which authority figure you are on bad terms with), even if you are transformed into one of them. For example, if you have low amity with Empress Papuraora, even if you are transformed into a Papu you won't be able to converse with other Papus.

Unlike the Papus and Otters you may have encountered on the main continent, those on Papua Crinea were so isolated from the mainland that they do not know how to communicate with you in your language.  

You can receive the [For the Thousand Year War] Stoneback Crab Training raid quests from Benns Moanna (Papu) or Benns Morio (Otter) at Bloodshed Beach for 5 days (1 quest per day) as you progress through the [Papua Crinea] quests.


[For the Thousand Year War] Stoneback Crab Training raid quests consist of the following.


For the Thousand Year War Quests


Type of Stoneback Crab

Type of Papu Transformation Scroll (1 Day)

Type of Otter Transformation Scroll (1 Day)

Day 1

Dumb Stoneback Crab

Brave Pine Blader

Gallant Conch Blader

Day 2

Mediocre Stoneback Crab

Immortal Persimmon Knight

Undefeated Crab Knight

Day 3

Intelligent Stoneback Crab

Holy Date Priest

Holy Sea Cucumber Priest

Day 4

Extraordinary Stoneback Crab

Dreamy Bubble Shaman

Ruinous Puffer Shaman

Day 5

Bloodthirsty Stoneback Crab

Frosty Chestnut Slinger

Fierce Lobster Boxer

  • You can receive the transformation scroll (1 Day) by talking to Benns Moanna or Benns Morio at Bloodshed Beach as you progress through each quest. The number of the transformation scroll (1 Day) will increase as the Stoneback Crab quest's difficulty increases.

    • For example, on your 3rd day, you can receive 3 transformation scrolls from the NPC: Brave Pine Blader Transformation Scroll (1 Day), Immortal Persimmon Knight Transformation Scroll (1 Day), and Holy Date Priest Transformation Scroll (1 Day).

  • You cannot accept the [For the Thousand Year War] Stoneback Crab Training raid quests for Papu and Otter at the same time. If you have already accepted the quest for one of the two, you need to either complete or forfeit it before you can accept the other.

  • You will obtain 5 types of Papu/Otter Soldier Titles after completing the Papu/Otter raid quests.

  • Create a party with adventurers who share the same goal! Transform into a Papu or an Otter Soldier and make different strategies based on each soldier's unique skills.

  • You cannot attack a trainable Stoneback Crab with a normal character, so you must transform into a Papu or an Otter in order to defeat it.

  • Go to [Lv. 58] Grándiha & Papua Crinea under the Recurring tab in the Quest (0) window for Grándiha and Papua Crinea daily quests.




You can receive the following titles by completing certain quests at Papua Crinea.


Lamute Gang



Papus are Tricksters

Dizzy Whizzy

The Golden Age of the Papunini

Hakuna M'Otters

Pa! Then stab! Pu! Then withdraw!

Otter Military Cadet

Victorious Fruit Soldier

Otter Soldier

Added new knowledge entries and trade items for Grándiha and Papua Crinea.

Opened up sea routes through Serni Sea and Elsana Sea.

Added currents to Serni Sea and Elsana Sea.

The currents there can go up to 20 on our currents scale.


Rare Creatures


  • On Papua Crinea, you will encounter rare creatures which are hardly found on the main continent.

    • Lazy Rock Spirit

    • Lazy Cloudy Rain Mushroom

  • These two monsters don't attack you first and are well disguised, which makes it hard to find them. You cannot attack them with a normal character. Only a Papu or an Otter will be able to.




The following 3 coins will become available.


Lamute Gang's Benns Coin

Can be obtained with Grándiha's daily quests. Lamute Gang's Benns Coin x1 can be exchanged for Rainbow Petal Coin x1 or Rainbow Fish Bone Coin x1 from Benns Lamute.

Rainbow Petal Coin

Coins used by the Papu and the Otter. Can be obtained by completing the Papuraora Island and Crioniak Island quests.


Rainbow Fish Bone Coin


You can obtain the following with Rainbow Petal Coins or Rainbow Fish Bone Coins.


Items You Can Exchange Rainbow Petal Coins for

Exchange NPC

Papu's Beloved Flower

Chief Benitu of the Panipani Village

Holy Date Priest Transformation Scroll (Permanent)

Benns Moanna of the Lamute Gang

Dreamy Bubble Shaman Transformation Scroll (Permanent)

Items You Can Exchange Rainbow Fish Bone Coins for

Exchange NPC

Otter's Beloved Dried Fish

Jabuo of the Ardal Fish Market

Holy Sea Cucumber Priest Transformation Scroll (Permanent)

Benns Morio of the Lamute Gang

Ruinous Puffer Shaman Transformation Scroll (Permanent)


Refer to the tips below regarding the guides we have given you so far.


1. Please progress through the Adventure Log in order.

Though there are some adventure logs which can be done regardless of order, for Lamute Gang Adventure Log, there are chapters which can be done only after having completed the previous chapter. So don't forget to progress through it in order!

2. The answer is there.

What am I supposed to take to the NPC?! What does the NPC want?! Whenever you are stuck, read through the Adventure Log or your conversation with the NPC. The answer is there.

3. Never forget to press the "complete" button once you have completed the Adventure Log.

There are things you can do only after pressing the complete button! So don't forget to press the complete button every time you complete a chapter.


Refer-a-Friend Promotion

17 June 2020 08:00


Greeting Adventurers,


Starting today, you will be able to invite your friends to join Black Desert Online and earn rewards! All players will be able to share their Referral ID and receive a reward for each player that uses it and purchases a Game Pass. New players who use a Referral ID and buy the game will receive special rewards upon reaching in-game milestones!


Promotion Period: June 17th - July 15th


Finding and using a Referral ID


You can find your own Referral ID, as well as use someone else’s Referral ID at your Account page.

For Steam users, you will find the relevant page by clicking the 'Redeem' button in your ESC menu.


How do I use a Referral ID?


You can use a Referral ID by going to your Account page and entering it in the “Referrer” input box found at the bottom of your Account Info. Press the “Confirm” button and you’re done!

Keep in mind that you can only use the “Referrer” input box within 7 days of your account registration. If you miss this timeframe, the input box will disappear.

Using a Referral ID does not prevent you from sharing your own - make sure to invite your friends and earn additional rewards too!


Where do I find my rewards?


There are two types of rewards; “My Goals” rewards and “My Referrals” rewards which you can find at the Referrals page.

“My Goals” rewards are only available if you used a Referral ID as a recently registered player.

  • You can earn these rewards after reaching in-game milestones.

  • To see those rewards enabled, you will have to own a Game Pass.


“My Referrals” rewards are available to everyone, and are based on the amount of players that used your Referral ID.

  • While all players using your Referral ID will contribute towards your referral count, only those that buy a Game Pass will count towards the unlocking of your rewards.

  • Your first 4 rewards will be eligible for claiming only once.

  • For every new referral, you will receive an additional reward!

  • You can receive a maximum of 100 [Event] Shakatu’s Rarity Boxes.

Players invited



Memory Fragment x10


Valks’ Cry x20


Cron Stone x50


Advice of Valks (+40) x1

Every referral

[Event] Shakatu’s Rarity Box x1

  • Rewards for your friend! (The person that used your code)



Reach Lv.50

[Event] Enhancement Help Kit II

Reach playtime of 200 hrs.

Gold Bar 100g x2

Reach Lv. 55

Pure Magical Black Stone x20

Reach playtime of 500 hrs.

Advice of Valks (+30) x1

Reach Lv. 56

30% Discount Coupon x1


Event Notice

  • Any exploit or abnormal ways of entering this promotion may result in the restriction of your account.

  • Promotion period and specs may change with future notice.


Dev Note: Season Servers

17 June 2020 08:00


The Season Servers are now open!


Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, and only one Season Character can be created per Family.


Unlike the regular servers, the Season Servers constantly provide Combat EXP +100% and Skill EXP +20% buffs, which will allow your Season Characters to level up more quickly.


Here are two key aspects about the Season Servers.


1. There is no forced PvP currently available in the Season Servers. The only PvP feature available is through guild wars. However, Season Arsha Server, a server that will allow players to engage in forced PvP, will be available within a month after Season Servers are opened.


2. The World Boss HP is shared with the other regular servers, so you can still defeat the World Bosses from the Season Servers as well.


And for details, please read on below!


Fughar, the Friend of All Season Characters

Fughar's 40 Daily Quests (Season Quests)

Season Quests are daily quests, which can be received daily from NPC Fughar located next to the Stable Keepers in each town.

These daily quests involve various tasks such as gathering, using specific items, and obtaining knowledge.

When you have completed all 40 daily quests, you will notice how much more prepared you are for the Black Desert world compared to when you first started.


  • Reward for completing Fughar's 40 Daily Quests: PEN (V) Capotia Accessory



The PEN (V) Capotia accessories are roughly equivalent to the TET (IV) yellow grade accessories for regular characters, so we absolutely recommend that you complete all 40 daily quests.


Gear Enhancement Aid

You can obtain items which increase your chances for successfully enhancing your gear. All you have to do is talk to Fughar after equipping TRI (III) or TET (IV) grade Tuvala gear, or complete Fughar's daily quests.


Enhancement Level

Amount Equipped




Advice of Valks (+40) x7



Advice of Valks (+60) x7

  • The Advice of Valks is only available to collect while the Season Server is open, so make sure you collect it from Fughar before the season ends!

Weapon and defense gear are enhanced in order of +1 through +15, PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV), and PEN (V) enhancement levels. PEN (V) is the highest enhancement level available.

Accessories are enhanced in order of PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV), and PEN (V) enhancement levels.

When you fail an enhancement for weapon or defense gear at DUO (II) or higher, the enhancement level will decrease.

However, failures to enhance accessories will result in the accessories being destroyed regardless of enhancement level.


Plenty of Skill EXP Support

After completing main quests for Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah, go to Fughar.

You can get the "[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze" as a reward. When you use this item, you can get plenty of Skill EXP. That means you can learn new skills, or make your current skills stronger.


Having a Hard Time Figuring out What to Do? Just Do Some Main Quests!

If you are uncertain on what you should do during your adventures in Black Desert, we recommend that you complete the main quests of each area with the Black Spirit!

By completing main quests, you can obtain Contribution Points and Knowledge which are helpful for your adventures. You can also gain a lot of Skill EXP!

Simply open up the Quest List (O) window, and go to the "Main Quest" tab to view the main quests. Don't forget, you can get the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze as a reward from Fughar by completing main quests from Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah.

Another reminder: you can get plenty of Skill EXP when you use the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze. Don't miss out!


Special Rewards for Season Characters

Challenge Objective

Objective Reward

Additional Rewards from [Black Spirit Pass] Purchase

This is a New Beginning!

– Reach Lv. 10

[Season] New Adventure Box

[Event] Classic Outfit Box

The Start of a Real Adventure!

– Complete Quest "Village by the Beautiful Coast"

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

It's Not So Bad Anymore!

– Reach Lv. 20

Elion's Tear x10

[Event] Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days)

Trouble at the Delphe Knights Castle

– Defeat 50 Harpies at Delphe Knights Castle

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

The Challenge Continues!

– Reach Lv. 40

[Event] Artisan's Memory x5

Naughty Dog x1

Monsters that Look Like Fish?

– Defeat 100 Catfishmen at Lake Kaia

Advice of Valks (+20)

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

Veteran Adventurer

– Reach Lv. 50

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

[Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days)

A New Adventure to Mediah!

– Complete Quest "The Temple in the East"

Advice of Valks (+40)

Advice of Valks (+40)

Wrapping up in Mediah!

– Complete Quest "[Boss] Awakened Black Spirit"

Item Collection Increase Scroll: Advanced (60 min) x3

Perfume of Courage x20

Defeat the War-loving Bashims!

– Defeat 300 Bashims

Gold Bar 100G x5

Gold Bar 100G x5

Wiping out the Desert Bandits!

– Defeat 500 Gahaz Bandits

Ancient Explorer's Compass x1

(Expires in: 3 days)

[Transaction Butler] Ethan x1

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear I

– Equip Tuvala Ring

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Tuvala Ore x40

End of the Desert Adventure...

– Complete Quest "Edana's Descendant"

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Time-filled Black Stone x200

Defeat the Fadus in Kamasylvia!

– Defeat 1000 Faduses of Loopy Tree Forest

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Artisan's Memory x10

Praise to your Efforts!

– Reach Lv. 60

[Season] Black Spirit Pass Reward Box


[Storage Butler] Ethan x1

Deciphering a Spell Book!

– Use the Pila Fe Scroll once

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption!

– Defeat Kzarka once

World Boss Raid Guide

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Cron Stone x60

Karanda, Queen of the Harpies!

– Defeat Karanda once

World Boss Raid Guide

[Season] Black Spirit Pass Reward Box


Valks' Cry x10

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear II

– Equip PRI (I) Tuvala Helmet

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Advice of Valks (+20) x2

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear III

– Equip PRI (I) Tuvala Armor

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Cron Stone x60

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear IV

– Equip DUO (II) Tuvala Ring

[Season] Black Spirit Pass Reward Box


Advice of Valks (+50)

Mastering the Black Spirit Season!

– Reach Lv. 61

1 Crio Emoji (Permanent)

Advice of Valks (+80)

[Repeat] Helping Fughar (Can complete once per day)

– Complete Fughar's Quest "[Daily EXC] Your Time, My Time"

[Season] Achievement Reward Box

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)


  • The Summer Season Challenge objective rewards and Black Spirit Pass rewards can only be obtained once per Family.
  • Black Spirit Pass is only available for Season Characters of Lv.10 or above.
  • The Challenge objective rewards and Black Spirit Pass rewards can only be obtained during the event period that lasts until September 2nd before maintenance. Once the event ends, you cannot obtain the rewards. Please make sure you get your rewards before the period ends.
  • You must complete each previous Challenge in order to complete the next Challenge.




[Season] New Adventure Box

The box provides various benefits which will help your growth such as the Leveling Aid Box, Gold Bars, and Leveling Aid Buffs.


It can only be opened by Season Characters, and along with the leveling aid items, you get the next leveling aid box.


Once you have opened all boxes ([Season] New Adventure Box through [Season] Lv. 61: Leveling Aid Box), you would have collected the following: Time-filled Black Stone x1100, Refined Magical Black Stone x120, Tuvala Ore x56, Valks' Cry x33, Advice of Valks x20


 Please note that the Leveling Aid Buff will be immediately activated upon opening the box.

[Event] Blessing of Kamasylve

This gives you various buffs such as Energy Recovery +2, Item Drop Rate +20%, and increased Central Market Warehouse Capacity.

Item Collection Increase Scroll

Item used when defeating monsters to provide Item Drop Rate +100%

and Item Drop Amount +50%.

[Event] Elion's Tear

This allows you to instantly revive upon death. It also recovers if EXP is lost from death.

[Event] Artisan’s Memory

Increases the recovery of Max Durability of equipment by up to 5 times.

Naughty Dog

Allows you to summon the Naughty Dog pet.

Summoned pets have special skills such as item pickup, hostility detection, and more.

Advice of Valks

Affects Enhancement Chance during gear enhancement.

Ancient Explorer's Compass

You can get lost in the desert or out in the ocean in Black Desert. The Ancient Explorer's Compass shows your exact location in such locations so you don’t get lost.

[Transaction Butler] Ethan

To make trades in the Central Market, you must place items in the Warehouse. And to use the Warehouse, you must visit the Marketplace Directors.

However, if you have a transaction maid or butler with you, you can access the Warehouse from any territory without being in a town.

Perfume of Courage

A consumable item with All AP +20, Max HP +200, Attack/Casting Speed +5, and Movement Speed +5.

1 Otter Emoji (Permanent)

A Surprised Otter emoji you can use in the in-game chat.

  • Please refer to the item description for details of individual items.


You Can Get PEN Accessories?!



After reaching levels 60 and 61, you can receive PEN Tuvala accessories as rewards.





PEN: Tuvala Ring

AP +14

Accuracy +8


PEN: Tuvala Earring

AP +13

Accuracy +8


Where Do I Get Materials for Tuvala Equipment?

After reaching Mediah, you can obtain materials exclusive for Tuvala equipment.

Please refer to the below map if you wish to enhance your Tuvala equipment.


Recommended Tuvala Material Drop Monster Zones:



Time-filled Black Stone

Recommended AP

Bashim Base


Desert Naga Temple


Titium Valley


Crescent Shrine


Gahaz Bandit's Lair


Polly's Forest


Fadus Habitat


Refined Magical Black Stone

Recommended AP

Cadry Ruins


Waragon Nest


Protty Cave


Tuvala Ore

Recommended AP

Basilisk Den


Taphtar Plain


Pila Ku Jail


Roud Sulfur Mine






Q. Can I receive the PEN (V) Capotia Accessory even if I delete my character after the 40th day Fughar daily quest?

A. Yes, you can receive the PEN (V) Capotia Accessory even if you delete your character after completing the Fughar quest.

However, please note that the 40th day Fughar daily quest can only be done once per family, thus the PEN (V) Capotia Accessory is only given once per family as well.


Q. The 40 daily Fughar quests sounds like something difficult to complete.

A. Don’t worry! Fughar’s quests cover the fundamentals in learning to play Black Desert, so they are not as daunting as it sounds!


Q. Will the Tuvala gear changed to family-bound gear be sent as a box after the season ends? Or will the obtained gear just be changed to family-bound?

A. When the season ends, the highest grade gear of any duplicate gear will be changed to family-bound and any other gear will be deleted.

If you have more than 2 of the same gear at the same grade in your family, only class specific gear on characters remaining at the end of the season will be bound.

For example, If you have a TET (IV) and TRI (III) Tuvala Helmet, the TRI (III) Tuvala Helmet will be deleted and the TET (IV) Tuvala Helmet will be changed to family-bound.

However, Rings and Earrings will have 2 each be changed to family-bound.

Also, Tuvala weapons will remain the same as the one your character used.


Q. Can you play your season character as a normal character after the season ends?

A. Yes. Season characters will be changed to normal characters after the season ends.


Q. Will I be able to obtain materials for Odore's Spirit Essence and Ornette's Spirit Essence on the season server?

A. Item drop chance on the season server is the same as the normal server.

Please note that materials for treasure items are all available as well.

So, season server is a great chance for you to level a new character and collect materials!


Q. Can season characters login to normal servers?

A. Yes, season characters can login to both season and normal servers.

However, normal characters cannot login to the season server.


Q. Is there a level or specific condition to receive [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon for the season character?

A. [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon will be distributed to all adventurers who create a season character.


Q. Can gear received with [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon be enhanced or Caphras enhanced?

A. Yes, gear received with [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon can be both enhanced and Caphras enhanced.


Q. Can gear received from [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon be sold on the Central Market?

A. No, they cannot be registered on the Central Market.


Q. Can gear received from [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon be used by other characters?

A. All gear received from [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon are family-bound.

In other words, you can use them when leveling a new character.


Q. Can season-specific enhancement materials (Time-filled Black Stone, Refined Magical Black Stone) be used in the next season if I keep them?

A. No, they can only be used in the season you obtained them and will be deleted before the next season server is opened.


Q. Do you have to do the 40 daily quests from Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager Fughar every single day for 40 days? What happens if I miss a day?

A. No, you don’t have to do them every day for 40 days.

As mentioned before, if you complete the first quest of the 40 daily quests from Fughar, you can complete them with your season character even when the season ends.

Please note that you receive season enhancement materials, such as Time-filled Black Stones, from the quests, but won’t be able to use them since Tuvala gear cannot be enhanced after the season server ends. So please feel free to sell them at shops if you have any remaining after the season ends!


Q. Can season characters participate in party contents? Can you equip normal gear on season characters?

A. Yes, season characters can participate as party members in monster zones such as Mirumok and Gyfin.

However, season characters cannot equip normal gear.


Q. Can I recreate a season character if I delete one?

A. Yes, you can recreate a season character until the season ends.


Q. Can I take Advice of Valks I obtain from the season server to normal servers?

A. Yes, all items obtained from the season server can be sent to your normal characters.

However, season exclusive gear cannot be equipped on normal characters.


Q. Are you planning to add Arsha servers that allow PvP among Season Characters for Season Servers as well?

A. Sure, within 2–5 weeks with the launch of Season Servers, we plan on adding an Arsha Season Server. Please stay tuned for more information coming up in our official announcements soon.a


Q. How do pets, fairies, maids, butlers, and mounts work in the Season Server?

A. Season Characters can access any pet, fairy, maid, butler, or mount you have. An exception is that Season Characters cannot ride dream horses.


Q. Can Season Characters shop at the Oasis shop?

A. Season characters can access Ellie the Oasis Vendor's shop but cannot equip the gear purchased there.


New Outfit for Tamer


Season Servers Guide

03 June 2020 11:00


Take a sneak peek at Season Servers!

The very first season will be called 'Summer Season' and here, you can learn how you can enjoy exclusive benefits with your Season Characters!

  • The release of Season Servers for the NA and EU servers, which was originally set for June 10, has been postponed. We will announce further details at a later time. Thank you for your understanding.


What are Season Servers?


Season Servers are focused on character growth.

Season Servers are not limited to specific adventurers. That is, the Season Servers can be accessed by all adventurers. Everyone can enjoy the benefits! 

Unlike the Olvia servers which provided benefits to the entire Family, the key difference of the Season Servers is that it provides benefits specifically to the individual character. 

Therefore, you need to create a Season Character in order to enjoy the benefits of the Season Servers.

If you feel unsure about which class to choose for your Season Character, don't forget that you can create Trial Characters to test out all skills including Awakening and Succession skills, so try a class out before creating your Season Character!

Choose one of the Season Servers in the 'Select Server' screen, then try creating a Season Character! (During pre-creation period, you will be able to create Season Characters in any server)


Creating a Season Character


Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, therefore you must first create a Season Character. 

You can create a Season Character through the "Create Season Character" button in the character creation window. 

Once you have created a Season Character, you will see a special mark in the character selection window which shows you that the character is a Season Character. 

Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, so make sure you create a Season Character to enter the Season Servers!

As long as you have empty character slots available, any adventurer can create a Season Character. 


After Entering Season Server


Are you ready for a new adventure in the fast lane?

You can always press (,) to call out the Black Spirit who will guide you through your adventures in the Season Servers, but the biggest benefit you can enjoy is the EXP boost running 24/7 on Season Servers.

Season Servers will always offer Combat EXP +100% and Skill EXP +20% buff. Also, there are no level restrictions for receiving the EXP buff. 

As long as the Season Servers are up and running, your Season Character will receive the EXP buff!


Summer Season Challenges


Go through the main quests offered by the Black Spirit and you will see your character level up fast.

But every Season Character is also given a Season Pass or a free entrance to try and complete various Summer Season Challenges for more rewards.

When you reach Lv. 10 for example, you will also see a flickering Black Spirit mark on the top right corner of your main game screen (left of minimap).

Click on it and see that you will have claimed Leveling Aid Boxes which will give you so various items and instant buffs for opening. 
By purchasing the Black Spirit Pass from the Pearl Shop (F3), you will also be able to receive additional benefits for reaching the same Summer Season Challenge.

There's more to the Summer Season Challenges then reaching a certain level, so be sure to check it out after the Summer Season opens.


Main Quests


Open up the World Map (M) now and see the vast world of Black Desert Online for you to explore.

Through the main quests you can discover the history and stories big and small of Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, Mediah and so on. You will also learn about the triumphs and disasters of NPCs you meet along the way.

You can always check the "Main Quest" tab under the Quest window (O) to see your progress. 


Your New Best Friend: Fughar


Fughar is a Season Server exclusive NPC who will be located next to the Stable Keepers in large towns including Velia.

<Chief Manager> Fughar offers special daily quests for 40 days for your Season Character to tackle and complete to learn the know-how on adjusting to the gameplay of BDO fast and also receive items to help in your growth. 

In addition, complete the main quests in Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah and go see Fughar to receive [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze which will give you plenty of Skill EXP!

Finally once you complete the final quest, you will receive Advice of Valks (+100) from Fughar after the Season Server ends, and also be able to select either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or a PEN (V) Capotia Ring. 

We advise you to go see Fughar every day! 


Rent Gear with Contribution Points


As you complete the main quests offered by the Black Spirit through Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon, you will have obtained Contribution Points. With Contribution Points you can rent powerful gear to get stronger and make a name for yourself.


Season Server Exclusive Gear: Tuvala


Season Characters are limited to equipping the following three types of gear. 

  • Gear obtained through main quest rewards

  • Gear obtained through loot from defeating monsters

  • Season Server exclusive gear: Tuvala

If you felt the deserted lands of Mediah weretoo challenging, try equipping Tuvala gear.

Only Season Characters can use Tuvala gear, and to get Tuvala gear you will need Tuvala Ores. You can get Tuvala Ores by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins.

When you have collected enough, you can take your Tuvala Ores to blacksmiths to exchange them for weapons, defense gear, or accessories. Blacksmiths NPCs can be found in most large towns.

You can use the Storage or the Central Market warehouse to move Tuvala gear to a different character, but only Season Characters can equip them. 

However, once the Season is over, the Season character will be turned into a normal character, and the Season gear will be turned into regular, family-bound gear. This means you can hand over the gear to any character in your in-game family but not to a character outside your family. 


In addition, you can enhance Tuvala gear to make them better. 

Tuvala gears have a higher enhancement chance so try using the Time-filled Black Stones and Refined Magical Black Stone obtained from daily quests from NPC Fughar to enhance your Tuvala gear or obtained from defeating monsters.

Enhancing Tuvala gear to at least enhancement level +7 has a 100% success rate. Therefore, you can enhance up to that point with a peace of mind. After that point though, there is a chance your enhancement attempt will fail and the Max Durability of your item will go down. 

If the durability of the Tuvala gear goes down if your enhancement attempt fails, go see a blacksmith to recover the Max durability of your gear and try again.


Awakening and Succession


Have you reached Lv. 56 already?

Then accept and complete the Awakening quest recommended by the Black Spirit and try equipping Awakening weapons and perform Awakening skills!

Do you like main skills more than the Awakening skills? Then complete Succession quests to enjoy a stronger set of main skills. One thing to note is you can only try Succession quests after you have completed the Awakening quests.

We highly recommend you try both Awakening and Succession to experience a new way to enjoy your gameplay.


Get Materials from Valencia


Once you have tried Awakening or Succession and continue on with your adventure following the main questline, you will find yourself located in the vast desert area of Valencia.

If you had to obtain enhancement materials for enhancing Tuvala gear via Fughar's daily quests until now, you will also be able to get these same materials by defeating monsters in regions like Valencia and regions you will get to explore from then on such as Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins.

It's time to really start enhancing Tuvala gear.


Main Materials



Time-filled Black Stone

  • Enhances Tuvala gear.

  • Exchanged for Advice of Valks items.

Refined Magical Black Stone

  • Enhances Tuvala gear at a 100% chance.

             To go from +15 to PRI (I): x10 needed

             To go from PRI (I) to DUO (II): x20 needed.

             To go from DUO (II) to TRI (III): x30 needed.

  • Durability will decrease when enhanced.


Tuvala Ore

  • Exchanged for Tuvala gear and accessories.

AP of Areas that give more Tuvala Enhancement Materials

(Note all areas in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, Sycraia Underwater Ruins will drop Tuvala enhancement materials) 

Time-filled Black Stone

Recommended AP

Bashim Base


Desert Naga Temple


Titium Valley


Crescent Shrine


Gahaz Bandit's Lair


Polly Forest


Fadus Habitat


Refined Magical Black Stone

Recommended AP

Cadry Ruins


Waragon Nest


Protty Cave


Tuvala Ore

Recommended AP

Basilisk Den


Taphtar Plain


Pila Ku Jail


Roud Sulfur Mine



Enhancement Gear for Advice of Valks


If you equip TRI (III) and TET (IV) grade gear (Helmet, Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Main Weapon, Sub-weapon, Awakening Weapon), excluding accessories and go see NPC Fughar, you will be able to complete another type of quests which will grant your Advice of Valks items.

Enhancement Level

Number of gears that gives you rewards

Reward (per gear)



Advice of Valks +40  x1



Advice of Valks  +60  x1

If you have 7 TRI (III) Tuvala gear equipped, you will get 7 Advice of Valks +40 items!

This Advice of Valks items given for having equipped various Tuvala gears is only offered once per family for your Season Character during the Summer Season period, so please make sure to complete it before the season ends! 

When you reach level 60 and 61 with your Season Character, you will receive PEN (V) Tuvala Ring and PEN (V) Tuvala Earring via Summer Season Challenges so don't be lazy in leveling up either.


Graduation - A New Start


Our journey together does not end when the Summer Season ends. Your true story begins after your 'Graduation' from the Summer Season.


Graduation Benefits


1) Convert Season Character/Gear to Regular Servers!

Your Season Character will be turned into a normal character. Therefore, the character can no longer access the Season Server. The character will remain at the same level and keep their gear.

Any Tuvala gear your character has will retain its enhancement level but it will no longer be possible to enhance it. The character will also get to keep only one of each type of Tuvala gear, the one that was enhanced to the highest level. Do note that the Tuvala gear will become family-bound.


2) Get a Graduation Gift Box!

For those who have enjoyed the Summer Season, you will receive some graduation-themed keepsakes at the end.

These include Graduation Certificate, Graduation Cap, Graduation Emoji, and Graduation Gift Box.

You can use the Graduation Certificate to convert your season exclusive gear, Graduation Cap to dress up your character and use the free emojis when chatting. Finally, the Graduation Gift Box is like a care package of useful items to help your character get adjusted to life outside the Season Server.


3) Fughar has a special gift for you!

If you had completed all 40 daily quests from Fughar before the Summer Season ends, you will receive Advice of Valks (+100) from and also be able to select either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or a PEN (V) Capotia Ring. 


4) Exchange Season Gear with Boss Gear!

Take the Graduation Certificate to a certain NPC to exchange a piece of Tuvala weapon or defense gear with a boss weapon or gear of comparable stats. This means that the boss gear will be one enhancement level lower than the Tuvala gear. 


For example, you can exchange a PEN: Tuvala Longsword for a TET: Kzarka Longsword, or a TET: Tuvala Shoes for TRI: Muskan's Shoes.

One Graduation Certificate is only valid for one exchange, so choose wisely!

Also, note that the boss armor you get by exchanging a piece of Tuvala gear with a Graduation Certificate cannot be registered on the Central Market.

Tuvala Gear

Boss Gear

Tuvala Armor

Dim Tree Spirit's Armor

Tuvala Shoes

Muskan's Shoes

Tuvala Gloves

Bheg's Gloves

Tuvala Helmet

Giath's Helmet

Tuvala Main Weapon 

Kzarka Main Weapon

Tuvala Sub-weapon

Kutum Sub-weapon

Tuvala Awakening Weapon 

Dandelion Awakening Weapon

Tuvala Gear Enhancement Level

Boss Gear Enhancement Level











Stay tuned for the Summer Season coming up shortly and don't forget to pre-create your characters early so that you don't miss special pre-creation event rewards!


Click <Here> for details on the Season Character Pre-creation event!


Get ready for the adventure in the fast lane!


Game Package Renewal




Greetings Adventurers,

It has been four years already since Black Desert Online was first introduced in the European and North American regions. How time flies!

We have been striving to provide better service in line with a constantly changing game environment, so we wanted to bring changes to the current game packages on sale next week, May 27, 2020.

The new packages offered on our website will consist of various items that will aid in your full enjoyment of Black Desert Online at its current state.

Please find the new package name, price, and details below.

Basic Package

Standard Package

Deluxe Package




  • Black Desert Online Full Game

  • Black Desert Online Full Game

  • Value Pack (15 Days) x1

  • Inventory +8 Expansion Coupon x1

  • Trainer's Flute (Permanent) x1

  • Horse Emblem: Tier 7 White Horse (Female) x1

  • Classic Outfit Set x1

  • Polar Bear (Pet) x1

  • Virtual currency (1,000 Pearls)

  • 20% Discount Coupon (Pearl Shop) x1

  • Black Desert Online Full Game

  • Value Pack (15 Days) x2

  • Secret Book of Old Moon (15 Days) x1

  • Inventory +8 Expansion Coupon x3

  • Trainer's Flute (Permanent) x1

  • Horse Emblem: Tier 7 White Horse (Female) x1

  • Classic Outfit Set x1

  • Premium Outfit Set x1

  • Polar Bear (Pet) x1

  • Hedgehog (Pet) x1

  • Wizard Gosphy (Pet) x1

  • Storage Maid x1

  • Transaction Maid x1

  • Virtual currency (2,500 Pearls)

  • 20% Discount Coupon (Pearl Shop) x1

Please find the new upgrade bundles below.

Standard Package

Upgrade (From Basic to Standard)

Deluxe Package

Upgrade 1 (From Basic to Deluxe)

Deluxe Package

Upgrade 2 (From Standard to Deluxe)




  • Value Pack (15 Days) x1

  • Inventory +8 Expansion Coupon x1

  • Trainer's Flute (Permanent) x1

  • Horse Emblem: Tier 7 White Horse (Female)

  • Classic Outfit Set x1

  • Polar Bear (Pet) x1

  • Virtual currency (1,000 Pearls)

  • 20% Discount Coupon (Pearl Shop) x1

  • Value Pack (15 Days) x2

  • Secret Book of Old Moon(15D) x1

  • Inventory +8 Expansion Coupon x3

  • Trainer's Flute (Permanent) x1

  • Horse Emblem: Tier 7 White Horse (Female)

  • Classic Outfit Set x1

  • Premium Outfit Set x1

  • Polar Bear (Pet) x1

  • Hedgehog (Pet) x1

  • Wizard Gosphy (Pet) x1

  • Storage Maid x1

  • Transaction Maid x1

  • Virtual currency (2,500 Pearls)

  • 20% Discount Coupon (Pearl Shop) x1

  • Value Pack (15 Days) x2

  • Secret Book of Old Moon (15 Days) x1

  • Inventory +8 Expansion Coupon x2

  • Premium Outfit Set x1

  • Hedgehog (Pet) x1

  • Wizard Gosphy (Pet) x1

  • Storage Maid x1

  • Transaction Maid x1

  • Virtual currency (1,500 Pearls)



  • Can I upgrade the package I have purchased?

  • Yes, you can! Simply log into your account, then to Shop > Packages, and choose the package you want to upgrade to.

  • If you have a Basic Package, you will receive the contents listed under Standard Package if you buy the Standard Package Upgrade bundle. However, if you upgrade to a Deluxe Package from Basic Package, you will not receive contents from both Standard Package and Deluxe Package; you will only receive the contents listed under Deluxe Package Upgrade 1 bundle.

  • If you have a Standard Package, you will only receive the contents listed under Deluxe Package Upgrade 2 bundle.

  • If I have already purchased Starter's Package, Traveler's Package, or Explorer's Package, is it possible to upgrade to the new packages?

  • Yes. If you have bought any kind of previous version of the package before May 27, 2020, you can purchase a new upgrade package (Standard Upgrade Package, Deluxe Upgrade Package) and will get all extra items. All kinds of the previous version are treated as a Basic package.

  • If I upgrade my package, do I receive all benefits again?

  • As you are only paying the price difference between the two packages, you will only receive the item difference between them. For example, if your previous package contained one Value Pack and the upgraded package contained two Value Packs, you would receive one additional Value Pack with your purchase.

  • The difference in packages will be shown on the page before you confirm your purchase, so you can review it before making a decision.

  • Can my friend still upgrade their gifted package?

  • Yes, if your friend received a gift package, they can upgrade their package. In this case, the gift package is treated as a Basic package.


Have you bought a game package recently?


For those of you who have made a recent purchase of a game package or upgrade package, you may be disappointed with the sudden change in game packages.

Therefore, we have prepared a small token of compensation. If you have bought a game package in the period listed below, you will be eligible to receive the compensation.

Your Game Package Purchase Period: May 6, 2020 (14:00 UTC)–May 27, 2020 (08:00 UTC) 


Compensation Distribution: During May 27, 2020 regular maintenance.

Compensation Chart Based on Your Recent Purchase



Traveler's package 

  • 1,000 Pearls

Explorer's package

  • 2,000 Pearls

  • 20% Discount Coupon 

Upgrade from Starter's package to Traveler's package

  • 1,000 Pearls

Upgrade from Starter's package to Explorer's package

  • 2,000 Pearls

  • 20% Discount Coupon 

Upgrade from Traveler's package to Explorer's package

  • 1,000 Pearls

  • 20% Discount Coupon


Guest Pass No Longer Available


As we have the 7-Day free trial available to all those who can and want to try Black Desert Online, the 7-Day Guest passes given with every purchase of Black Desert Online will no longer be available from May 27, 2020. The Guest Pass page will officially close during the July 1, 2020 regular maintenance but you can still continue to invite your friends to try Black Desert Online via the free trial!

  • Any unclaimed Guest Pass code can be registered until May 27, 2020 (08:00 UTC). Afterwards, all Guest Pass codes will become invalid.

  • Any rewards obtained from goals reached when your friend bought a game pass or when they reached level 40 in game must be claimed by July 1, 2020 (08:00 UTC). These rewards will be gone when the guest pass page closes so please make sure to claim your rewards from the website under Community > Guest Pass > My Rewards before July 1, 2020 (08:00 UTC).

Various promotions to help invite your friends to enjoy and explore the vast world of Black Desert Online are being prepared. Please stay tuned for promotions that will be filled with sweet rewards and exciting benefits.


Thank you,

BDO Team


Compose and Play

20 May 2020 10:00


Today we finally introduce you to a special feature where you can become the creator of your own music. Learn how to compose, play and share your music scores and bring out the Clara Schumann, Claude Debussy, or Isaac Albéniz in you!


How to Compose



Go to the Music Album. It should be easy to spot as it should have an icon saying "NEW" next to it.

  • Old menu: ESC > Music Album

  • New menu: ESC > Community > Music Album

Click on the Music Album icon to bring up a Compose/Score window as below.



There are 4 buttons to choose from.


1. Compose: Compose your own music.

2. Album: You can listen to or download music created by your fellow adventurers.

3. Sound Settings: Set up your sound settings before composing music.

4. Close: Close the Compose/Score window.


Press the "Compose" button to bring up a window where you can actually create your own notes as below.



You can find various functions. Let's take a look one by one.


1. BPM: Beats per minute. You can set the speed of your composition. The fastest is 180, and lowering the BPM will slow down your music.

2. Meter: Set the time signature to specify how many beats are in a bar.

3. Value: You can configure the notes here. Set 1/4 for quarter notes, 1/8 for eighth notes and 1/16 for sixteenth notes.

4. Velocity: You can set the velocity of your composition, which controls how loud it will be. Maximum velocity is 127, which you can change per note by clicking LMB on the notes individually. After setting the default velocity, change the velocity for each note according to add dynamics to the music.

5. Instrument: Guitar, flute, and hand drum are three instruments you can choose from. You can compose for all of them in the same composition, which means that if you play the song in a party, you can play as an ensemble.

6. Edit Mode and Select Mode: In Edit Mode, you can add notes. In Select Mode, you can edit the notes you've already added onto the score. You can even use your mouse to drag over and select several notes to edit them all at once in Select Mode.

7. Reset: You can reset your entire score and delete everything you've worked on so far.

8. Save: You can save your composition.



The red line shown above represents a bar in the score. You can vary the length of each note in a bar, as well as change the BPM and meter of the entire piece, to give your music dimension.


How to share music



You can share your composition by opening up the Compose/Score window again, then pressing the cogwheel icon under Etc. to select "Share."




Make sure to have the "Register Music" option on for each composition you would like to share with other adventurers. They can even download the score if you have "Allow Download" on. If you have "Register Music" off, your compositions will only appear in "My Folder" of your Music Album.



Explore the Music Album to tune into creative and beautiful scores composed by your fellow adventurers.


Let's play!


Though any character can compose, only a Shai character can play the composed songs.

As a Shai, select a song from your list in the Music Album and press the play button to play the song as your character. Before you play the song, you have to choose which instrument you are going to play from all the instruments that the song was written for.


I want to take it up a notch!


Complete certain daily quests and Music Advancement quests with a Shai character who has discovered her Talent to gain EXP for improving her grade. The higher the Shai's grade is, the more bars and notes she can play. You can select multiple notes then press "Delete" to delete them all at once.


Playable Bars

Playable Notes
















You can check the My Information (P) window for information about Musicianship Grade. The highest Musicianship Grade available right now is C-. 




You can complete the following quests with a Shai character who has discovered her Talent to gain EXP for improving her grade.

Quest Type


Things to Note


  • [Daily] Melody of Velia

  • [Daily] Melody of Heidel

  • [Daily] Melody of Calpheon

  • [Daily] Melody of Altinova

  • [Daily] Melody of Valencia

  • [Daily] Melody of Grána

  • [Daily] Melody of Duvencrune

  • [Daily] Melody of Great Ocean

  • Go to the [Music Mastery] For the Wandering Musician tab under the Recurring tab in the Quest (O) window for the daily quests.

  • You can accept and complete more than one of the above daily quests at a time.

  • The Artina's Practice Textbook* you get for completing these daily quests can only be used by a Shai character and expires in 24 hours.

Music Advancement

  • [Music Advancement D-] Artistic Soul

  • [Music Advancement D] Young Lamb Meditation Song

  • [Music Advancement D+] Tribute for the Skeleton Forest

  • [Music Advancement C-] The Karanda Symphony

  • Go to the [Advancement] Master Performer tab under the Suggested tab in the Quest (O) window for the Music Advancement quests.

  • Music Advancement quests can be accepted via the Black Spirit after reaching specific Musicianship Grades. Completing these quests will give you a helpful boost of EXP for improving your grade.

  • The sheet music items you get for completing the Music Advancement quests can only be used by a Shai character and does not expire.

Please make sure you have "Life' ticked as your quest preference type to accept these music-themed quests.

*The Artina's Practice Textbook* you get for completing the daily quests above is family bound and cannot be restored via the Item Restore function.



Ensemble playing is also available with the Compose and Play feature, if you are in a party. Follow the steps below to play with your fellow adventurers.

  1. If you want to play together you must form a party (up to four members can join in a party for an ensemble play). If the party has more than four members, requests to join an ensemble cannot be sent.

  2. From the Play Settings window, you as the party leader can first select the music score you want to play, then select Ensemble.

  3. Press the "Send Confirmation" button to ask your party members to join your ensemble, which then they can either accept or decline the request. Each party member can also choose which instrument to play.

  4. Once your party is ready to play the music score together, you as the party leader can press the "Play" button on the bottom to start. 


Not every party member has to be in a "Ready!" status for the party leader to start the ensemble play. As long as no one is in "Standby" mode, the music score can be played.

Make sure all party members have downloaded the music score that the party leader selected in order to play the same music altogether. It is possible to play different scores of music in an ensemble, but that would just make bad harmony right? If more than one party member selects the same instrument to play in an ensemble, the sound of that instrument will be more prominent, of which you can take advantage. So, play together and have fun!


For any tips and discussion on the Compose and Play feature, don't forget to check out the "Garnier Troupe" Chat Group that has been added with this latest update.

Finally, we would like to announce that you can create your own music score to enter our very first music creation contest, "Shai's Got Talent".

*Available soon: Click <Here> for full details of the event!


Let your music speak!


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