• Bartering has been added. It can be done through your ship in various locations of any island in the great ocean.

In order to focus on the enjoyment of the trade itself and to create an enjoyment that is not about making a profit by buying and selling the same product at different prices, we have come up with a very basic trading activity called "bartering."

At first, bartering was being designed to lead to a character growth in the ocean rather than to make land money. We've received comments from you saying that you wanted land and sea activities to be more intertwined with each other. So we gave a lot of thought to it and changed the design so that you could make your fortune in the land.

From now on, the goods from the land that haven't been actively traded through bartering so far, will gain a new value. Furthermore, when you get to the end of this content, you will be able to collect the new "Sea Coins." It's a coin issued by a mysterious organization of the darkness, a coin that promises wealth and honor to those who collect it. The man of the mysterious organization in question will soon reveal himself. At the Crow's Nest.

– You can enjoy bartering with any Papu or Otter barterer who has been sent to each island, or sailors who have drifted to Margoria. The exchange and loading will automatically take place if the necessary item(s) is in the ship. 

(Please note that you cannot barter items in your character's Inventory)

– The following barters can happen in every island nodes in the ocean.

Level 1 Trade

Land materials -> Level 1 trade goods

Level 2 Trade

Level 1 trade goods -> Level 2 trade goods

Level 3 Trade

Level 2 trade goods -> Level 3 trade goods

Level 4 Trade

Level 3 trade goods -> Level 4 trade goods

Level 5 Trade

Level 4 trade goods -> Level 5 trade goods

Final Trade

Level 5 trade goods -> Sea Coin

Other Trades

Trade goods -> New Ship materials and Enhancement materials

– Some barters will offer you materials that are needed for upgrading the new ship or Equipment Enhancement materials.

– You can check the Sea Coins that you have obtained on the bottom of the weight bar in your Inventory.

Also, from Level 3 trade goods onwards, you can sell the goods and exchange them for Silver at the Shop. The higher the level of the trade goods is, the higher the price will be.

Level 1 trade goods (800LT)


Level 2 trade goods (800LT)


Level 3 trade goods (900LT)

1 million Silver (Can be sold)

Level 4 trade goods (1000LT)

2 million Silver (Can be sold)

Level 5 trade goods (1000LT)

5 million Silver (Can be sold)

The Bartering item list will be reset daily in the morning, according to BDO time. You can do up to 100 barters every 4 hours. (A day in Black Desert world equals 4 hours in real time.)

– At first, bartering will be offered to you from only a small number of islands, but as you do more bartering, you will get offerings from more Papus and Otters, from many more islands.

  • The storage keepers from each territory became interested in bartering and started to buy trade goods.
    * You can sell Lv. 3–5 trade goods at the existing shops. You can only sell Lv. 5 trade goods at the Currency Exchange.
    • – Level 3 trade goods
    • – Level 4 trade goods
    • – Level 5 trade goods
  • Use the Search Barter Information window on the right bottom of the World Map (M) to see the barter information at a glance.
    • When you click on a trade good from the Barter UI, the camera perspective will move to the location of the island.

Special Barter

  • As you proceed with bartering, you can be offered a special barter from the bartering NPCs of each island at a low chance.
  • Special Barters are barters which randomly occur by chance while using regular bartering. Though they do not happen often, you can exchange a very expensive item or a large number of Sea Coins through these Special Barters.
    •  The more you barter, the more chance a Special Barter may occur.
    • You can get either Sea Coins or expensive goods you can't get from a regular barter by using the Gold Bars at a Special Barter.
    • You will see the items you can exchange through the Special Barter only when you have reached the relevant island.
    • The islands where Special Barters have happened will be displayed with a gold badge icon in the World Map (M)'s Barter Information UI.
    • You can see the information about the areas where Special Barters have happened in the Barter Information (the old Barter Search) window.
    • Whenever a Special Barter happens, a system message will be displayed.
    • You can select either Normal Barter or Special Barter from the Barter window.
    • The item information does not change every 4 hours for Special Barter.
    • If you do not exchange when Special Barter is available, the Special Barter will no longer appear.
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