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Updates [Update] March 10, 2021 Update Details
Black Desert 2021-03-10 10:00

 

Hello, Adventurers.

 

Here are the updates made to Black Desert on March 10, 2021 (Wed).

(Patch size: approx. 711.40 MB)

※ Please refer below for more details.

 


 

Event

Event 1. Plump Yourself Up with Plump Pufferfish!

Event Period

- March 10, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance – March 24, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

 

Event 2. Sweeter Adventures with Sweet Candy!

Event Period

- March 10, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance – March 24, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

 

 

MAJOR UPDATES - Fughar's Times of Success

● New adventure log, "Fughar's Times of Success", has recently been published. Follow the trail of Fughar and how he became a successful Chief Manager in the Crow Merchant Guild with nothing but an apple in his hands.

- Upon completing the Mediah Main Questline, if you're Lv. 57 or higher, you can accept the quest "Adventure Journal: From the Bottom to the Top" by talking to the Black Spirit.

- This adventure log consists of 3 volumes, with 5 chapters per volume for a total of 15 chapters altogether.

- You can use Fughar's Secret Book, a secret text of the Crow Merchants Guild, to gain a large amount of Contribution EXP.

* If your maximum Contribution Points (CP) shared by your Family is 200 CP, once you complete all of Fughar's Times of Success, you will be able to increase your Family-wide CP to 230 CP.

Fughar's Times of Success

Reward

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4

1 Fughar's Secret Book per chapter

Volume 1 Chapter 5

Weight Limit +2LT (Family-wide)

Volume 2 Chapters 1-4

1 Fughar's Secret Book per chapter

Volume 2 Chapter 5

Inventory +1 Slot (Family-wide)

Volume 3 Chapters 1-4

1 Fughar's Secret Book per chapter

Volume 3 Chapter 5

All DP +1 (Family-wide)

Contribution Points (CP) are an absolute must to fully enjoy the various, deep content of Black Desert. However, to attain a decent amount of CP requires a large investment of time, and many novice adventurers may feel daunted by this prospect when playing Black Desert for the first time. To address this issue, we added "Fughar's Times of Success" as the 12th adventure log. By following the footsteps of Fughar, who made a name for himself with his own two bare hands, you will find that you've accrued quite the Contribution EXP upon completing this log.

 


CONTENTS

We're changing the rules of Black Spirit's Adventure. When we first revamped Black Spirit's Adventure, we added a variety of devices in hopes to increase not just the fun factor but its strategic element as well. However, in this process, we realized that we had forgotten a rather important thing - that is, the emotions wrought by failure. The original Black Spirit's Adventure had no real consequence for failing to reach the finish square, but while focusing on revamping the board, we neglected this important part. And so, today's update will remove the "Failed to Finish" option entirely, revamping the board to now allow for anyone to enjoy without fearing to fail. In light of this change, we've also enhanced the rewards for successfully completing a round. We were originally planning to reset all "Rewards for Additional Rounds Completed", but after looking at the in-game statistics, we discovered that many adventurers had yet to use their dice. And so, the actual reset for the number of additional rounds completed is scheduled for 2 weeks later on March 24. You'll be able to try your hand once more to win all the rewards for additional rounds reset back from 0, and we also plan to add rewards for additional rounds completed up to round 75.

※ When the number of completed rounds are reset on March 24, you will be returned to the START square.

 

● Changed the rules for Black Spirit's Adventure. Now there is no penalty for failing to reach the finish square.

- Removed "Rolls to Finish", which stood for the number of dice rolls left to reach the FINISH square from the START square.

- Removed "Failed to Finish" with the removal of "Rolls to Finish".

- Removed the "Lucky Day" Arcana cards, which added additional rolls to finish, with the removal of "Rolls to Finish".

- Issued Black Spirit's Dice to compensate for the type of "Lucky Day" Arcana cards in your possession.

Arcana Card

Compensation

Lucky Day - 1 Additional Roll

Black Spirit's Dice x1

Lucky Day - 2 Additional Rolls

Black Spirit's Dice x2

Lucky Day - 3 Additional Rolls

Black Spirit's Dice x3

- If you have any unopened Arcana of Fate Boxes, when you open the box after the update, all Lucky Day - 1, 2, 3 Arcana cards will be deleted and replaced with 6 Black Spirit's Dice.

- Removed the limit of additional rolls after rolling the same number on both dice.

Before

Now

After having rolled an additional roll gained from rolling the same number of pips on both dice, you would not gain additional rolls if you rolled the same number once more

You will continue to gain additional rolls whenever you roll the same number of pips on both dice

- Added different boards.

Before

Now

Your piece is returned to the START square after reaching the FINISH square

Your piece is moved to a new board after reaching the FINISH square

 

Enhanced the rewards based on additional rounds completed.

Round Completed

Before

Now

5 rounds

Black Spirit's Special Dice Box

Arcana of Fate Box

10 rounds

Fine Accessory Box

Fine Accessory Box II

20 rounds

[Event] Shakatu's Shiny Box (Combat) x2

Black Spirit's Adventure Box x5

30 rounds

[Event] Shakatu's Shiny Box (Life) x2

Black Spirit's Adventure Box x10

50 rounds

[Event] Gold Bar Box x2

[Event] Black Spirit's Adventure Gold Bar Box x2

100 rounds

Advice of Valks (+100)

Advice of Valks (+100)

- Right-click the [Event] Black Spirit's Adventure Gold Bar Box to obtain 1 of Gold Bar 2,000G, 4,000G, 6,000G, 8,000G, or 10,000G.

 

- Whether your piece is on the normal or event board, all boards will increase your Number of Completed Rounds by 1 when you successfully move your piece from the START square to the FINISH square.

* Thus, the once separate numbers of successful rounds finished for normal and event boards will be combined henceforth.

* Based on the combined number of successful rounds finished for both types of boards, rewards pertaining to the new combined number will be sent to your Mail (B).

Removed text from the Lucky Day Arcana cards mentioning additional rolls.

A new season of the Old Moon Grand Prix has begun.

- Beginning with the new season, you will gain points for every race you run, and your overall ranking will be updated depending on the points you accrue.

- Selecting a race course in the Old Moon Grand Prix Race Info window will display your personal records pertaining to that course.

- Personal records will display your best time and the number of times you completed that specific course.

- You can check your rankings by Old Moon Grand Prix season when you click the arrow button for "See Old Moon Grand Prix Season Ranks" in the Old Moon Grand Prix window.

- You can see your rankings by season, race course, and ranking type.

- Record Ranking: Record Ranking displays your best rankings per race course. It displays your best rankings along with the race horse you raced with and the date when you achieved that record.

- Ranking types are divided into Overall Ranking and Record Ranking. More details regarding the types of ranking are as follows:

- Overall Ranking: Overall Ranking combines your points earned from your rankings of all the race courses. It displays the number of times raced, the number of times you achieved a specific rank, and your overall point total.

- You will gain the following number of points based on your rank.

Rank

Point(s)

1st

10 points

2nd

5 points

3rd

3 points

4th and below

1 point

● Changed mass processing so you will produce the maximum amount possible even if you don't have all the materials needed to succeed in mass processing a certain amount.

Added the Happy Black Spirit buff.

- For more details on the Happy Black Spirit buff, please refer to [Thanking Adventurers in Over 150 Countries Worldwide].

 


WITCH, WIZARD

Succession : Magical Evasion - Skill can now be registered in the Skill Cooldown Slot.

 

Core: Fissure Wave - Changed the direction of the skill's graphical effect.

Equilibrium Break - Changed the skill's graphical effect only for Remastered mode or higher.

 


ITEM

● Added an idle animation for [Ranger] Pieris Outfit Set.
 

QUEST & KNOWLEDGE

There's news of some gossipy NPCs in each of the major city's taverns and inns offering interesting tales of this world. They talk of AdonnaRioblanc, who trudged through the harsh sandstorms of the desert to settle down in a quiet tavern somewhere in the western continent.

- You can find details regarding Adonna Rioblanc's actual location by talking to the following NPCs located in the taverns/inns listed below.

Town / Capital City

Inn / Tavern

NPC

Velia

Lunar Halo Inn

Kono

Heidel

Golden Toad Inn

Ponterra

Calpheon

Herba Tavern

Sauvinanc

Altinova

Mariam Inn

Taruc

Valencia

Sabi Inn

Akadula

Grána

Luansei Inn

Garkana

Duvencrune

Bamam Inn

Dotanta

O'draxxia

Thornflower Tavern

Rune Terna

- Meet with Adonna Rioblanc, and solve her simple riddle quests to get your fortune read for a total of 9 times per family. Each time you get your fortune read, you will be able to receive a special gift useful for the Black Spirit's Adventure.

- You will be able to get your fortune told a few days after the previous fortune reading session from Adonna Rioblanc. Once you're able to get another fortune read, Adonna Rioblanc's Borky will announce in the inn/taverns of the towns/capital cities listed above that you can get another fortune read.

- Once her parrot makes the announcement, you can return to Adonna Rioblanc, who will eagerly read your fortune without the need to accept a separate quest.

- Adonna Rioblanc and her parrot will return to their wandering ways when the time comes. Right before they set off on their journey, adventurers will be able to accept a quest from the parrot Borky, who will reveal their hidden story, and also reward you with Adonna's last gift and title.

- However, Adonna does not wish to sour the still-bright futures of adventurers who are below Lv. 30, and will refrain from reading their fortunes.

Added the "Wanderer's Star" category under Adventure Log - Travel Log.

 


UI

Expanded gamepad features.

- You can now use the Gamepad Exclusive UI if you select "Use Gamepad UI" after activating gamepad by going to Settings -> Select Use Gamepad.

- New control settings will be assigned to the player when using the Gamepad Exclusive UI and you'll see that the changed UI is identical to the one that can be seen in Black Desert on console.

- Ring menu, World Map interface for gamepad, and other UI features will be optimized for gamepad but controls are not customizable.

- Each class's skill cast and controls will be optimized for gamepad. However, commands to perform combos are identical to PC configurations.

- PvE is much more readily accessible if you play with gamepad UI and turn on Combat Assistance at the same time.

- Gamepad Exclusive UI allows basic controls needed in the game to be performed through the gamepad. However, a keyboard and mouse must be used when using Central Market and certain other UI features.

- You can switch between Normal Gamepad Mode and new Gamepad Mode (that uses a Gamepad Exclusive UI) without losing the control settings you've set into place."

Find out more information on the gamepad by reading the [New "Gamepad" Manual].

Added the Buff Details UI. Use LS Click + RS Click to see a descriptive list of buffs currently in effect.

Improved interface by allowing Elvia Main Weapon and Awakening Weapon to be instantly equipped by the Better Gear Widget at the top-right side of the screen without having to open inventory.

- When the time on is up on Elvia gears, the Widget will appear again to allow adventurers to instantly equip their original gear.

- This function is only applied on the Elvia Realm Servers.

Fixed issue in Pearl Shop so that when adventurers select a product that spans over different classes, the demonstration screen on the right side displays class that the adventurer is currently using.

Improved replay features for Arena of Arsha streaming.

- HP is now displayed to the second decimal places when using replay features.

- Each team's HP can be checked through messages at the end of the match when using replay features.

- Fixed issue where Guild Emblems would not disappear even after character has been defeated when using replay features.

Changed design for Event Cart.

Expanded target features in knowledge to work both for individual subjects as well as knowledge categories. Any subject under the selected category will be highlighted on the mini-map.

- Target feature can only be used if the selected categories do not include other categories (Only contains individual knowledges).

- Target feature doesn't apply to rare monsters.

 


SYSTEM

Improved in-game coupon use mechanisms.

Optimized performance for unstable chat group connections.

Fixed issue where you could run multiple clients under certain circumstances.

 

 


Changes and Fixes

Fixed issue with graphical anomalies in certain locations of NorthwesternCalpheon.

Fixed issue with graphical anomalies in certain locations ofTerrmiancoastline.

Fixed issue with graphical anomalies in certain locations ofShakatu'sVilla.

Fixed issue with interference in character movement nearCaduilForest.

Fixed issue where adventurers could pass through the pillars ofEpheriaSentry Post.

Adventurers are now led to a high-resolution in-game video clip when pressing LMB on the gameplay video clip button at the bottom of the screen while creating a new character.

Fixed issue where the GiantMudsters, when spawned twice consecutively as a Field Boss, would appear in locations before the change rather than appearing in the changed locations (Southern plains near the Swamp Fogans habitat, Triangle Head Lizard habitat).

Fixed issue where the character's left fingers would overlap with the weapon when equipping [Guardian] GloriousShudad.

Fixed issue where portions of the mesh would be exposed abnormally when equipping [Berserker] Mountain Guardian Spirit while Body Shape is max size.

Fixed issue where the instrument would not be visible when summoning Shai to perform music.

Fixed issue where the instrument would not be visible to other adventurers when playing as Shai to perform music.

Fixed issue with adventurers not being able to receive [Event] Black Spirit's Illusion quest.

Fixed issue with inappropriate background music being played at the Altar of Blood.

Fixed issue where Console Gamepad Dingbat font could not be expressed in Gamepad Settings.

Fixed issue in Black Spirit's Adventure where sounds could not be heard when moving on a square.

 

 

We hope you enjoy your time in Black Desert,

Thank you.

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