29.05.2020
29 May 2019 13:00

Greetings Adventurers,

Have you ever wondered how exactly the Mediah kingdom fell under chaos and destruction? Why are the Shroud Knights pursuing the witch Illezra? Is it Neruda Shen the rightful king of the new Mediah kingdom? This is getting more interesting than the last episode of your favourite TV show, therefore complete the renewed main story quest of Mediah to get a full scope of this mysterious story!

We also have a new in-game event will start after maintenance: complete guild missions and earn various rewards. If you are new or returning to our game, don’t forget to check out the completely renewed attendance rewards! Moreover, we have a special contest for those artists of our community who seek glory and recognition, so we would like to introduce our new contest “Art of Thrones”.

As usual other fixes and changes have been applied to the game, so keep reading to know all details about this week’s patch! We hope you enjoy the new events and the new additions!

 

 

[New Events]

  • Operation Guild Support

    • Event Period: May 29 after maintenance - June 12 before maintenance

    • Tackle various guild missions for various rewards!

    • Click <Here> to learn about events that require collective work in detail.

  • Better Attendance Rewards!

    • Event Period: May 30 (00:00 UTC) – September 4 (23:59 UTC)

    • Don’t forget to log in every day and claim your scorching rewards for ‘Rookie’ and ‘Returning’ attendance rewards!

    • Click <Here> to see newly-update reward set!

  • Adventurers who have access to Olvia server and classified as Rookie or Returning adventurers will now automatically receive Value Pack effect for 15 days.

    • If a Value Pack is already active, additional 15 days will have been added to your Value Pack usage period.

  • [New Community Event] Art of Thrones Fan Art Contest

    • Win your very own Black Desert Online branded “Throne of Art” by depicting your favourite Black Desert character sitting on a throne or gaming chair.

      • Submission Period: May 31 - June 24 10:00 UTC

      • Staff Pick: June 28

      • Community Vote: June 28 - July 8 10:00 UTC

      • Winner Announcement: July 8

    • Please check the official Forums for the rewards list and full announcement! (Announcement will be live on May 31)

 

[Ongoing Events]

  • 2019 Spring Video Contest:

    • Winner Announcement: May 30!

      • Rewards will be distributed with future maintenance.

  • Hands of Gold Returns: May 8 after maintenance - June 5 before maintenance.

 

[Ended Events]

  • Starry Night

 

[Content]

  • Fixed the issue where information about the growth of your crops appeared abnormally.

  • Fixed the issue where it was occasionally possible to fish at locations that should have impossible to fish at (such as objects and roads next to body of water).

  • Fixed the issue where it was impossible to fish in the following locations:

    • Lake Valencia

    • Shakatu

    • The pond near Glutoni Cave

    • The lake located north of Calpheon Castle Site

  • Fixed the issue where characters would get stuck at barricades while auto-navigating to Port Epheria.

  • Fixed the issue where characters would get stuck in walls or obstacles while auto-navigating to Calpheon City.

  • Fixed the issue where navigation in certain regions of Valencia was awkward.

 

<Mediah Quest Renewal>

  • Mediah Main Quests have been renewed.

Your perspective on the world of Black Desert Online will broaden and a clear distinction of relationships between NPCs and associations will be made.

The new Mediah Main Quests start by choosing between 2 Crossroads Quests in Abandoned Iron Mine of Altinova.

The first storyline opens with the 'Until We Meet Again' quest and delves into the events that lead to the downfall of Kingdom of Mediah and the siding with the Shroud Knights. As part of the Shroud Knights, you will earn about the Kingdom of Mediah and be in pursuit of Illezra.

The second storyline opens with the '[Crossroad] For Altinova' quest and delves into the events that lead to the reconstruction of Kingdom of Mediah and the siding with Neruda Shen and the Shen Merchant Guild. You will endeavor to bring prosperity to Mediah again.

※ If you selected first storyline (crossroad quest), then you can't obtain knowledge for playing the second storyline (crossroad quest). However, you can play it again with another character to obtain Knowledge of the second storyline as well so feel free to explore both quest lines!

  • Adventurers who finished previous Mediah main quests can accept and progress with renewed Mediah main quests.

  • Adventurers who have not finished previous Mediah main quests can accept and progress with the renewed Mediah main quests only. The previous Mediah main quests will be unavailable.

  • Adventurers who were in progress of the previous Mediah main quests up until May 29 maintenance can finish the previous quests as well before moving to try the new Mediah main quests. (You do not need to complete the previous quests in order to accept and progress with the new Mediah main quests)

※ Renewed Mediah main quests can be accepted from Herman Feresio of Kalis Parliament.

  • New Black Spirit quests have been added to help with the progress of the renewed Mediah main quests.  The quests can be accepted from the Black Spirit while you are progressing through the renewed Mediah main quests and these quests will require your character to reach a certain AP and DP in order for completion.

    • Journey into a Bigger World #1

    • Journey into a Bigger World #2

    • Journey into a Bigger World #3

    • Journey into a Bigger World #4

  • New sub-quests that narrate the three legendary blacksmiths of Mediah Mevo Muranan, Barattan Lancer, and Dorin Morgrim have been added. You can accept the sub-quests with a character of Lv.52 and above from Tulem the blacksmith of Altinova.

    • Please make sure you have already completed the Mediah main quests in order to accept these sub-quests.

    • Dorin Morgrim, one of the legendary blacksmiths, has surfaced from his long hiding in the Helm underground cavern.

      • The Three Legendary Blacksmiths

      • The Master of the Forge

      • Barattan Lancer

      • The Reclusive Blacksmith

      • Greeting the Gloomy Helms

      • Dorin Morgrim

      • An Advice from Dorin

      • A Nostalgic Weapon

      • The Prideful Blacksmiths

      • Everything Gets Better with Beer!

      • The Blacksmiths at the Arena

      • Mevo Muranan

      • Altinova, the Land of Blacksmiths

 

  • Node Manager NPC at Marlen Island has been fixed to act more naturally.

  • All exchangeable items will now be properly displayed in the exchangeable item list when talking with Stonetail Horse Club NPC Shamhain.

  • The list of items sold by Arms Dealer NPC Olinto in Trent has been changed.

  • When you steal from NPC Dichzy Borne, the NPC's mustache will no longer disappear.

  • Fixed the graphical issue where Waltz of the Helms appeared as a goblin, and the conversation in the quest [Repeat] Waltz's Secret Mission has been changed to fit Waltz’s appearance.

  • You can now check the appearance of the horse at the Stable in advance when you interact (R) with the Stable Keeper of Drieghan.

  • Now you can Repair your horse gear and ship items from Stable Keepers and Wharf Managers.

  • Fixed the graphical issue where a question icon would be displayed for NPC Leo Laurie in the minimap.

  • Fixed the issue where GM NPCs would appear in Trent.
    The Gavinya Great Crater Dwarves and Kamasylvia came to an agreement to start building a wharf for Sky Balloons under the sacred tree Kamasylve.

  • Fixed the issue where the screen flickered when at Sycraia Abyssal Zone in Remastered Mode or Ultra Mode.
    Feather dropping effects have been added to the feathers of the Kibelius Divinus Armor when equipped.

 

  • Fixed the issue where Heilang and campsites were being killed/destroyed at Battle Arena, Red Battlefield, Aakman Temple, and Hystria Ruins, Sycraia Underwater Ruins.

  • Mounts that are in areas that should be inaccessible to them (e.g. Battle Arena, Red Battlefield, Aakman Temple, Hystria Ruins, Sycraia Underwater Ruins) will now be killed/destroyed.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the walls of ship that occurred when standing on the walls.

 

 

[By Class]

 

  • Fixed the issue where a system message appeared and the character's movement stopped when a character that had already learned the skill Absolute: Kick used Charging Thrust as a final blow to kill a target.

  • When the skill Head Chase is locked, and the W key is held while the Shift+Space keys are entered in the Awakening Weapon mode, the character will now jump before performing Burning Moxie.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the neck that occurred when wearing a Shadow Chaser Hood.
     

  • Fixed the issue where the skill description about the number of hits for the skill Absolute: Tearing Arrow did not reflect the actual stats.

  • Fixed the issue where the arrow that is fired at the end of the skills Absolute: Tearing Arrow and Ultimate: Tearing Arrow for x0, x1 Charge Hit and x2, x3 Charge Hit was only applied for 1 hit


  • When the Shift+Space keys are entered while pressing the W key in Main Weapon mode, the character will now perform Lava Piercer before jumping.

 

  • When the Shift+Space keys are entered while pressing the W key in the Main Weapon mode or the Awakening Weapon mode, the character will now perform Legendary Beast’s Power before jumping.

 

  • Fixed the issue where the Witch would not be wearing a hat in Customizing mode (F4) when the Witch is first selected, then another class, then Witch again.

 

  • Fixed the issue where the Rosa De Sharon Headpiece couldn't be dyed when a certain hair type was applied.

 

  • When the Shift+Space keys are entered while pressing the W key in the Main Weapon mode or the Awakening Weapon mode, the character will now jump before performing Brace.

 

  • When the Shift+Space keys are entered while pressing the W key in the Main Weapon mode or the Awakening Weapon mode, the character will now jump before performing Brace.

 

  • [Special Offer]

    • Check your Loyalties tab now and find these offers available for 1 Loyalty only:

      • Combat & Skill EXP 530% Scroll (60 min)

        • A gift from the producer of Black Desert Online!

        • The buff from this item will stack with any other EXP buffs.

        • You can combine 3 Combat & Skill EXP 530% Scroll (60 min) using Simple Alchemy to create 1 Combat & Skill EXP 530% Scroll (180 min). You can also perform Simple Alchemy to divide up the 180-min. scroll to make 3 60-min. scrolls.

        • Max 53 purchases per family.

        • ※ Available from May 30 (00:00 UTC).

      • [Event] Sealed Book of Combat (7 Days)

        • Gives additional Combat EXP and Skill EXP buff.

        • Max 1 purchase per family.

      • [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)

        • It not only increases the drop rate of ordinary items, but that of rare items as well

        • Max 1 purchase per family per day until June 5th maintenance.

  • You can now get Shiny Golden Seal - [Work Supervisor] when you use workers to lumber at the Shady Tree Forest node.

  • The item description of certain Guild items have been updated in terms of information about who can use the item, and if the item will be erased if you leave a Guild.

  • Fixed the text issue where the set effect that gives a percentage of swimming speed increase did not match the actual amount of increase from the set effect as written in the item tooltip for the following items.

    • Splat Fisher's Clothes Set

    • Da-Dum Da-Dum Diving Suit Set

    • El Pento Set

    • Coco Set.

  • Fixed the issue where certain effects did not appear when aiming with an [Event] Bobble Bobble Matchlock.

  • Improved the effects that appear when squatting and aiming with an [Event] Bobble Bobble Matchlock or [Event] Frosted Matchlock.

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


 

[Quest]

  • New quests for Hunting has been added to areas of Epheria.

    • Return, the Next Legend, and Prelude to Hunting

    • Sweet Rest

    • Strange Rumor

    • Between Chance or Fate

    • Bloodthirsty Instinct

    • Let's Begin the Hunt

    • [Time Attack] Quick and Accurate

    • Wolf Track

    • Breathtaking Chase

    • Do or Die

    • A Spectacular Finale

    • The Only Family

    • Cure for the Incurable

    • A Happy Ending
      *Players who have completed the quest ‘Return, the Next Legend, and Prelude to Hunting’ can move onto accepting the following quest ‘Sweet Rest’ from Igor Bartali of Velia.

  • Fixed the issue where Interaction (R) with Neutt's Sand Castle of Iliya Island was not possible.

  • The quest series Preparing for the Festival, from which you can get a Garnier Guitar, can now be completed once per character.

  • You can now accept the quest I Miss You, My Dear on characters who did the renewed main quests, as long as the character is at least Lv. 58 and Cooking Skilled 6, and completed the quest [Boss] The Final Battle of the quest series [Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants.

  • You can now get the title Hope of Peasants after completing the quest The Scale of Justice.

  • Fixed the issue where navigation in the quest The Curious Shai was awkward.

  • A new button has been added to the starting NPC Viyarani of the quest Enervated Black Dragon which will lead you to the destination that will help you get the item Symbol-Engraved Black Bead again if you lose it.

  • Fixed the issue where Morco of the Crow Merchants Guild would lead you to a different location when guiding you to Patrigio.

  • Fixed the issue where an NPC unrelated to the quest appeared while progressing through the quest The Origin of the Rumors.

  • Fixed the issue where Crio’s name and quest icon did not appear while progressing through the quest [Returning] Crio's Welcome.

  • Navigation has been improved so that it will lead you to a faster route for the quest [Returning] Crio's Welcome.

 

[Knowledge]

  • You can now search for the knowledge entry Cultist Assassin in the Knowledge window once you have acquired that knowledge.

  • You can now learn the knowledge Cultist Assassin when completing the quest [Boss] Muskan of Madness.

    • If your character has already completed [Boss] Muskan of Madness, the character can talk to NPC Annalynn to get the knowledge.

  • Knowledge Hint for Information of Ramlo the Crow Merchant will now display correct information.

  • Characters that are Lv. 15 or up can now get the knowledge Captured Ogre from NPC Armstrong of Western Guard Camp.

 

  • Fixed the issue where the highlighting UI came out for mounts that were not selected when scrolling after having selected a mount in the Stable menu. The highlighting UI will now come out for mounts that are actually selected.

  • As Black Spirit’s Safe has been introduced, the text under Combat Fame, Life Fame, and Special Fame has been changed:

    • Before: You can collect the silver from your mailbox (B).

    • After: You can collect the silver from the Black Spirit's Safe.

  • The following text has been added to item tooltips make clear the repairability of the items:

    • Repairable Gear

    • Unrepairable Gear

  • Fixed the issue where the Inventory (I) window size would occasionally be abnormal when opening it.

  • Fixed the issue where pressing ESC or F4 would close the Beauty window entirely when the window for purchasing Appearance Change Coupons is displayed.

  • Changed the description in the item tooltip where it says a certain Sailing level is required to use the item to make it clear.

  • The guide text that tells you how to place HP Potion into the Hotkey will no longer bleed out of the text UI.

  • The default color of the Family Buff icon has changed to yellow.

  • Fixed the issue where region name would not change in the minimap when moving in Observe Mode after being on a Mount (i.e. Sailboat).

  • Fixed the blinking issue on the portrait image of the character in End Game window when using the mouse wheel.

  • The loading screen text that comes out when reconnecting or disconnecting from the game has been relocated to the top-right corner of the screen.

  • Completion requirement and progress will no longer be displayed on the new Adventure Journal notification.

  • When using the Find NPC function, instead of only being able to click on the icons, you can now also click on the text next to the icons.

  • Fixed the issue with text bleeding out in the Knowledge (H) window when a knowledge entry name was too long.

  • Fixed the issue with the scroll function of the Pearl Shop's Cart window.

  • Fixed the issue where the text indicating the amount of Kakao Cash overlapped with icons in the Pearl Shop window, if the amount was large.

  • Fixed the issue where the wrong amount, different to the amount that was inputted, was entered if a number and the confirm option were entered simultaneously e.g. when entering the amount of Silver to be deposited into a Storage.

  • The "Weapon" icon in the Find NPC window has been renamed to "Weapon/Armor."

    • Selecting it will direct you to the nearest Arms Dealer or Armor Vendor.

  • A loading screen will now appear after you click on the Resurrect button after dying in the Red Battlefield.


  • Fixed the graphical issue where the NPC Center of the Ruins was not being properly displayed while progressing through the quest The God of the Protties.

  • Fixed the issue where Farming actions became slower at high Farming levels.

  • Fixed the issue where certain monsters didn't disappear after being defeated if another adventurer defeated the monster.

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Pearl Shop Update: Mid-Season Sale
Patch Notes - 13th May 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Extend Your Adventure
Pearl Shop Update: New Arrivals
Pearl Shop Update: Artisan's Endeavour
Patch Notes - 29th April 2020
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Pearl Shop Update: April's Package
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Pearl Shop Update: Premium Artisan's Blessing
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Pearl Shop Update: Blooming Spring Pack
Pearl Shop Update: April Fools' Surprise
Patch Notes - 25th March 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Master's Package
Patch Notes - 18th March 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Your Golden Collection
Pearl Shop Update: Fourth Anniversary Sale Continues
Patch Notes - 11th March 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Fourth Anniversary Celebration
Patch Notes - 3rd March 2020
Patch Notes - 26th February 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Pre-Anniversary Sale
Patch Notes - 19th February 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Time for Succession
Patch Notes - 12th February 2020
Pearl Shop Update: The Dragon Is Back!
Patch Notes - 5th February 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Check Out New Items
Patch Notes - 1st April 2020
Pearl Shop Update: A Hundred Memories
Patch Notes - 22nd January 2020
Pearl Shop Update: New Guardian Package
Patch Notes - 15th January 2020
Pearl Shop Update: Get Better Value!
Pearl Shop Update: Brand New Item, 20% Sale, and More!
Patch Notes - 8th January 2020
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Patch Notes - 24th December 2019
Holiday Sale Up to 70% off!
Patch Notes - 17th December 2019
Pearl Shop Update: New Christmas Bundle 40% Off
Patch Notes - 11th December 2019
Pearl Shop Update: 50% Off!
Patch Notes - 4th December 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Succession Outfits 30% Off
Patch Notes - 27th November 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Double Your Value
Pearl Shop Update: Black Friday Sale
Patch Notes - 20th November 2019
Patch Notes - 13th November 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Transfer Combat & Skill EXP
Pearl Shop Update: Golden Package 30% OFF
Patch Notes - 6th November 2019
Patch Notes - 30th October 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Make Your Choices!
Patch Notes - 23rd October 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Brand New Items!
Patch Notes - 16th October 2019
Pearl Shop Update: UP TO 50% OFF
Patch Notes - 8th October 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Halloween Items Are Back
Patch Notes - 2nd October 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Gather More!
Patch Notes - 25th September 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Get Pearls Back
Pearl Shop Update: 45% Off!
Patch Notes - 10th September 2019
Pearl Shop Update: +300 LT Back for Limited Time!
Pearl Shop Update: Ultimate Adventurer's Pack
Life Skill Mastery Patch notes
Patch Notes - 4th September 2019
Patch Notes - 28th August 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Weapon Exchange
Patch Notes - 21st August 2019
Pearl Shop Update: New Season Sale
Pearl Shop Update: Artisan's Surprise
Patch Notes - 14th August 2019
Patch Notes - 7th August 2019
Patch Notes - 31st July 2019
Pearl Shop Update - July 31st 2019
Pearl Shop Update - July 24th 2019
Patch Notes - 24th July 2019
Patch Notes - 17th July 2019
Pearl Shop - 17th July 2019
Patch Notes - 10th July 2019
Pearl Shop Update - July 10th 2019
Pearl Shop Update: Double Inventory Expansion
Patch Notes - July 3rd 2019
Pearl Shop Update - July 3rd 2019
Patch Notes - June 26th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - June 26th 2019
Patch Notes - 19th June 2019
Pearl Shop Update - June 19th 2019
Patch Notes - June 12th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - June 12th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - June 5th 2019
Patch Notes - June 5th 2019
Patch Notes - 29h May 2019
Pearl Shop Update - May 29th 2019
Patch Notes - May 22nd 2019
Pearl Shop Update - May 22nd 2019
Patch Notes - 15th May 2019
Pearl Shop Update - May 15th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - May 8th 2019
Patch Notes - May 8th 2019
Patch Notes - April 30th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - April 30th 2019
Patch Notes - April 24th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - April 24th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - April 17th 2019
Patch Notes - April 17th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - 10th April 2019
Patch Notes - 10th April 2019
Pearl Shop Update - April 3rd 2019
Patch Notes - 3rd April 2019
Pearl Shop Update - March 27th 2019
Patch Notes - 27th March 2019
Patch Notes - 20th March 2019
Pearl Shop Update - March 20th 2019
3rd Anniversary Sale (Part 3)
Patch Notes - 13th March 2019
3rd Anniversary Sale (Part 2)
Patch Notes - 6th March 2019
3rd Anniversary Sale
Pearl Shop Update - February 20th 2019
Patch Notes - 27th February 2019
Patch Notes - 20th February 2019
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Pearl Shop Update - February 6th 2019
Patch Notes - January 30th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - January 30th 2019
Pearl Shop Update - January 23rd 2019
Patch Notes - January 23rd 2019
Patch Notes - 16th January 2019
Pearl Shop - January 16th 2019
Patch Notes - 9th January 2019
2nd January 2019
19th December 2018