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Updates [Update] August 3, 2022 (Wed) Update Details
Black Desert 2022-08-03 10:00

 

Hello, Adventurers.

 

Here are the updates made to Black Desert on August 3, 2022.

(Patch size: approx. 1.32 GB)
- Please note that the update for Steam may be larger than the size listed above.

 

※ Please read below for details.

 


Event

🌴2022 Summer Outfit Catalog🌴
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Event 1. Sand Castle Crasher

Event Period

- August 3, 2022 (Wed) - August 24, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

Event 2. Sand Castle Shore-down

Event Period

- August 3, 2022 (Wed) After the Maintenance – August 24, 2022 (Wed) Maintenance

[More details]

Event 3. Masterpiece of a Thousand Years

Event Period

- August 5, 2022 (Fri) 00:00 - August 21, 2022 (Sun) 23:59

[More details]

Event 4. Do We Fish for Papu or Otters?

Event Period

- August 3, 2022 (Wed) after maintenance - August 24, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

Event 5. Summer Black Spirit's Adventure

Event Period

- August 4, 2022 (Thu) 00:00 - August 23, 2022 (Tue) 23:59

[More details]

Event 6. Summer Memories with Papus and Otters

Event Period

- August 3, 2022 (Wed) after maintenance – August 17, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

[More details]

 

MAJOR UPDATES - SEA OF STARS

● A "sea of stars" has appeared at Terrmian Beach.
- Plankton riding the tides of Terrmian Beach have formed a "sea of stars," the movement of the waves causes a bioluminescent effect.
- You'll be able to enjoy the incredible view of the "sea of stars" brightly shining come nightfall.
- An aurora will appear in the night sky of Terrmian beach. We hope the aurora in the night sky brings good luck to our Adventurers.



 

NEW & IMPROVEMENTS

| WIZARD
● Chilling Wave
- Fixed the skill description to match the actual hits.
* Before: Attack damage% x12
* After: Attack damage% x1, max 12 hits / Extra attack damage% x1, max 11 hits

● Flow: Arne's Guidance
- Fixed the skill description to match the actual hits.
* Before: 763% x12
* After: Attack damage 763% x1, max 15 hits

 

| GUARDIAN
Awakening
● Fixed the issue of the Forward Guard effect not being applied immediately when moving backward after deactivating defensive stance with your battle axe.


 
| DRAKANIA
Main Weapon
● Brimbolt Strike (I to Absolute), Prime: Brimbolt Strike (I to IV)
- Reduced the number of hits by one when used while mounted in PvP only.
● Refraction
- Fixed the issue of the Forward Guard effect not being applied when moving diagonally backward laterally after using the skill to the left.

Succession
● Prime: Brimbolt Strike
- Fixed the skill description to match the actual number of targets when the skill is used while mounted.
* Normal attack x6, max 5 hits → Normal attack x8, max 3 hits
- Fixed the issue of Down Smash being applied twice when charging while mounted.
- Fixed the issue of being hit with an additional normal attack when using the skill at max ion output while mounted.

● Black Spirit: Markthanan's Flourish
- Fixed the issue of the Dragon's shadow not being seen when using the skill.

Awakening
● Trion Training
- Improved so that the skill's charge attack is activated when you press RMB while holding the keys to jump forward.
● Dragonblood: Crackling Flame
- Fixed the issue of the debuff being displayed as Knockdown instead of Stiffness in the Skill Demo.
● Hexeblood: Aerial Burst, Flow: Obliterate
- Changed so the skill activates from attack 2 when comboed with the following skills:
* Dragonwalk, Refraction
● Flow: Dragon Flight
- Improved so that Tip of the Scale activates even faster when you press LMB during the skill.
- Improved so that the Trion Training's charge attack is activated even faster when you press RMB during the skill.
● Flow: Markthanan's Wings
- Improved so that Tip of the Scale activates even faster when you press LMB during the skill.
- Improved so that the Trion Training's charge attack is activated even faster when you press RMB during the skill.
- Improved so that Storm Maul can activate during the skill.
● Hexeblood: Savage Decree
- Added the "Recover HP per hit" effect.
* HP Recovered: 20/30/40
● Hexeblood: Flow: Obliterate
- Adjusted the skill's damage for PvE only. PvP damage remains the same.
* Attack damage: 1112% → 1223%
* PvP Damage Reduction Rate: 20% → 27.3%
● Hexeblood: Sundering Roar
- Adjusted the skill's damage for PvE only. PvP damage remains the same.
* Attack 1 damage: 706%/778%/913%/1002% → 812%/895%/1050%/1152%
* Attack 2 damage: 742%/817%/959%/1052% → 890%/980%/1151%/1262%
* PvP Damage Reduction Rate: 40% → 48.9%
● Hexeblood: Spiteful Soul
- Adjusted the skill's damage for PvE only. PvP damage remains the same.
* Attack damage: 708%/863%/998%/1114% → 779%/949%/1098%/1225%
* PvP Damage Reduction Rate: 27% → 33.6%
● Hexeblood: Crackling Flame
- Adjusted the skill's damage for PvE only. PvP damage remains the same.
* Attack damage: 922% → 1023%
* PvP Damage Reduction Rate: 31% → 37.8%
● Dragonblood: Sundering Roar
- Adjusted the skill's damage for PvE only. PvP damage remains the same.
* 423%/627%/744%/877% → 474%/702%/833%/982%
* PvP Damage Reduction Rate: 59% → 63.4%
● Dragonblood: Flow: Cloud's Strife
- Adjusted the skill's damage for PvE only. PvP damage remains the same.
* Attack damage: 1037% → 1141%
* PvP Damage Reduction Rate: 25% → 31.8%
● Dragonblood: Doombringer
- Fixed the issue of collision detection occurring in midair when comboing the skill after Flow: Dragon Flight or Dragonwalk with your trion.
- Added "No collision while attacking" to the skill description.
● Fixed the issue of Hexeblood not being applied when using Storm Maul during certain skills in Dragonblood.
● Fixed the issue of not changing to the Legacy of Erethea UI and Hexeblood when switching to idle stance after changing to your main weapon in Dragonblood.
● Fixed the issue of switching between combat/idle stance abnormally while sprinting.
● Fixed the issue of the trion showing on her the back in idle stance.
● Bloodbearer of the Skysoaring Dragon
- Added All DP +20 when switching to Dragonblood.
● Fixed the issue of the Black Spirit's Rage not being consumed when Black Spirit: Fate Beckons is comboed with a specific skill.

CONTENTS

● Improved the boat prow movement appearing awkward due to storms when auto-navigating with a large ship.
Before After
 

● A special Dark Rift event which drops a variety of PEN (V) boss gear materials and boss summon scrolls will begin from August 10, 2022 (Wed) after the maintenance.

ITEM

● Changed so that your character does not perform the "Cheer" social action when you obtain an "Artifact" item.
● Changed so that the max durability is adjusted according to the enhancement level when a character with negative Karma dies and their gear drops in enhancement level.
- ex) If your TRI (III) Blackstar Greatsword drops in enhancement level with max durability at 180, its max durability will now also drop to 160.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't use Manufacture (L) to convert your Narchillan Trion into a Narchillan Awakening Box.

 

MONSTER

● Fixed the issue where the Colossal Stone Waragon would spawn in abnormal parts of Pujiya Canyon.
● Fixed the issue where the Junk Golem would spawn in abnormal parts of North Abandoned Quarry.

 

QUEST & KNOWLEDGE

● Added the following quests under the Suggested quest tab:
- [Music] The Heavenly Sound of Florchestra Instruments!
- [Music] The Otherworldly Sounds of Marni's Instruments!
- [Music] Making Waves with the Marniwave!
- Changed [Life] Let's Not Shai Away from Making Music! to [Music] Let's Not Shai Away from Making Music!.

● Changed the requirements for the "[Marniwave] Marni's Invention" to obtain the Marniwave:
- Before: From Lv. 50
- After: From Lv. 45

● Changed the location to learn the "Empty Gathering Ground" knowledge in Jade Starlight Forest.

● Improved Lorenzo Murray's dialog during the "Unrequited Crush" quest:
- Upon completing the quest, Lorenzo Murray will start appearing alongside Clorince and a white horse at a certain time and place.
- You can now read some words engraved onto the "Lantern Built by Someone" at the special location.

● Improved the Balenos main questline renewal to be more immersive by removing the "Bartali Farm and Emma" conversation button when Igor Bartali and Islin meet.

Similar to the "[Season] region quests" which helped season characters with their progression, we've added the following region quests to normal servers to help our Adventurers continue their progression beyond season graduating.
● Added region quests that are available in the following monster zones:
- The following region quests will be automatically accepted upon entering the specific monster zone with a character from Lv. 61. (Once per Family)
- The following quests can be viewed in the Monster Zone Info UI.
※ The following region quests must be completed in order.
Region Quest Name / Objective Reward
Manshaum Forest [Subjugation] Pluck Those Manshaum Fangs
- Defeat the Mansha at Manshaum Forest (x500)
Hunter's Seal x100
[Subjugation] Pluck Those Gray Manshaum Hairs
- Defeat the Mansha at Manshaum Forest (x1000)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x10
Forest Ronaros [Subjugation] Solemnity of the Forest Ronaros
- Defeat the Forest Ronaros (x500)
Hunter's Seal x100
[Subjugation] Dignity of the Forest Ronaros
- Defeat the Forest Ronaros (x1000)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x10
Protty Cave [Subjugation] Cast Out the Unruly Protty
- Defeat the Protties (x800)
Hunter's Seal x100
[Subjugation] Chew Out the Unruly Protty
- Defeat the Protties (x1500)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x10
[Subjugation] Wipe Out the Unruly Protty
- Defeat the Protties (x3000)
Caphras Stone Bundle II x1
Sherekhan Necropolis [Subjugation] Face the Sherekhan
- Purify the Sherekhan Necropolis (x800)
Hunter's Seal x100
[Subjugation] Defeat the Sherekhan
- Purify the Sherekhan Necropolis (x1500)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x10
Sycraia Underwater Ruins [Subjugation] Tour the Underwater Ruins
- Defeat the Ancient Weapons at Sycraia Underwater Ruins (x800)
Hunter's Seal x100
[Subjugation] Patrol the Underwater Ruins
- Defeat the Ancient Weapons at Sycraia Underwater Ruins (x1500)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x20
[Subjugation] Dig Up the Underwater Ruins
- Defeat the Ancient Weapons at Sycraia Underwater Ruins (x3000)
Caphras Stone Bundle II x1
Thornwood Forest [Subjugation] Break the Ahib Spirit
- Defeat the Ahib in Thornwood Forest (x400)
Hunter's Seal x100
[Subjugation] Break the Ahib Morale
- Defeat the Ahib in Thornwood Forest (x800)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x20
Centaurus Herd [Subjugation] Deal with the Centaurus
- Defeat the Centaurus (x750)
Yona's Fragment x6
[Subjugation] Drive Out the Centaurus
- Defeat the Centaurus (x1500)
Sealed Black Magic Crystal x20
Aakman Temple [Subjugation] Deal with the Ill-Mannered Aakman
- Clean up Aakman Temple (x1000)
Yona's Fragment x10
[Subjugation] Deal with the Irrational Aakman
- Clean up Aakman Temple (x2000)
Caphras Stone Bundle III x1
[Subjugation] Deal with the Stubborn Aakman
- Clean up Aakman Temple (x4000)
Memory Fragment x60
Kratuga Ancient Ruins [Subjugation] Tour the Ancient Ruins
- Defeat the Kratuga Ancient Weapons (x800)
Yona's Fragment x10
[Subjugation] Patrol the Ancient Ruins
- Defeat the Kratuga Ancient Weapons (x1600)
Caphras Stone Bundle III x1
[Subjugation] Ambush the Ancient Ruins
- Defeat the Kratuga Ancient Weapons (x3500)
Memory Fragment x60
Hystria Ruins [Subjugation] Deal with the Ruins Defense Weapons
- Defeat the Hystria Ancient Weapons (x800)
Yona's Fragment x10
[Subjugation] Knock Down the Ruins Defense Weapons
- Defeat the Hystria Ancient Weapons (x1600)
Caphras Stone Bundle III x1
[Subjugation] Clean Up the Ruins Defense Weapons
- Defeat the Hystria Ancient Weapons (x3500)
Memory Fragment x60

※ What are Region Quests?

접기
Region quests are quests that are automatically accepted upon entering specific monster zones.
Upon entering specific monster zones, you'll see the region quest UI appear to the left of the minimap. Once you complete the region quest objective, you can click the UI to claim the reward.


You can find more details regarding region quests per monster zones via Menu (ESC) - Adventure (F5) - Monster Zone Info.
● Fixed the issue of Archers not being able to complete the [Weekly] Canon Awakening Weapon quest.
● Fixed the issue of the "Old Moon Guild Subjugation Request Complete!" Black Spirit dialog options were showing to non-seasonal characters.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't complete "A Whole New Experience Presented by Fughar!" Season Pass objective even after completing the [Season: Dawn of Dragons] Fughar's Special Timepiece quest.
● Fixed the issue where you could complete some of the quests in Drakania's Awakening questline even when you hadn't defeated any of the required monsters.
● Fixed some of the quest titles suggested by the Black Spirit in the Season Pass.
● Widened the entrance and stairs at the Macalod Hill tavern frequented during Drakania's Awakening questline.
● You can now forfeit quests regardless of your character's current level.

Though you could previously swap out the accessory you acquired from the "guaranteed PEN (V) questline" up to two times, we added the means to further exchange the accessory at the cost of several Gold Bars.
● Added three quests that allow you to exchange your guaranteed PEN (V) accessory obtained from Jetina.
- [Daily] New Choice: Narc Ear Accessory
- [Daily] New Choice: Tungrad Earring
- [Daily] New Choice: Ring of Crescent Guardian
- Hand over Gold Bar 10,000G x2 and your PEN (V) accessory to exchange it for another accessory.
- With the addition of the aforementioned daily quests, the dialogue for the following quests were changed accordingly.
* [EXC] A New Choice I
* [EXC] A New Choice II

NODE/CONQUEST WAR

● Carried out the optimization of Node/Conquest Wars when under procession.
 

NPC, BACKGROUND, SOUND

● Added new dialogue to the NPCs granting Elion's Blessing, Spirit's Blessing, Sincere Prayer, Audra's Blessing, and Wind Nol's Blessing.
- You will no longer make the "mistake" of pressing the R key repeatedly and "accidentally" spending more Silver to receive the aforementioned buffs.
● Improved so that you can go to the Character Selection screen by holding ESC during cutscenes.
 

UI

● Added a function to the mount icon on the top-left corner of the screen to navigate you to the closest stable or the dead mount after it dies.
● Improved your AP, DP, and Awakening AP to appear better aligned in the equipment window.
● Fixed the issue of being unable to ESC from the cutscene for gamepad UI mode
● Fixed the issue of the Recently Used column appearing awkward in the menu (ESC).

● Improved unique class resource UIs so you can now edit them even when the Custom HP bar UI is not being used.
- Sorcerer: Fragment of Darkness
- Striker/Mystic: Martial Spirit Shard
- Shai: Florin's Leaf
- Maehwa Succession: Red Petal
- Nova Awakening: Star's Breath
- Corsair Awakening: Slippery Scallywags' Secret Weapon
- Kunoichi Succession: Ninjutsu
- Drakania Succession: Shard's Ions
- Drakania Awakening: Legacy of Erethea

● Added the ability to toggle notifications of pre-orders on the Central Market via Settings.
- You can toggle alerts for pre-order items getting registered on the Central Market via Menu (ESC) -> Settings -> Settings -> Alerts -> Central Market Pre-Orders.
● Improved the Sell Item function via storage to now display any crystals transfused in the gear you wish to sell.
 

SYSTEM

● Improved the text that displays when deleting a character.
- Changed the character "Deleting" mark to a button and changed the text to "Cancel Deletion".
● Fixed the issue where the game gamma and contrast settings reset when a Boss Summon Scroll was used.
● Improved the first-time Family Name creation experience by making the cursor display in the input section and hide the mouse automatically.

WEB

● Changed the period of displayed posts to be based on all time in the Beauty Album and Adventurers Gallery.
● Fixed the issue of the Comment page button not functioning normally in the Adventurer's profile.
● Fixed the issue with viewing Photo Gallery posts in-game where the image will continue to load indefinitely when zooming in on it.
 

Translation

● Changed and unified the following terms in Indonesian:
- Papu Dragoon, Papu Dragon, Kesatria Papu Dragon → Kesatria Dragon Papu
- Crio Reciter → Crio Pembaca
- Crio Chaser → Crio Pengejar
- Archer Beku Chestnut, Archer Chestnut Beku → Pemanah Kastanye Beku
- Papu Magician → Papu Penyihir

CHANGES & FIXES

● Fixed the issue where the [Archer] Luanwulf Helmet appeared abnormal with his customization #4 face shape.
● Fixed the issue where certain class characters appeared abnormal when entering the Customization screen with the Venecil Dress equipped.
● Fixed the issue where the item description did not display when crafting them on the World Map in a residence you rented.
● Fixed the issue where the horses in the stables sometimes appeared unavailable depending on the location in certain areas.
● Fixed the issue where the door inside of Blue Maned Lion's Manor did not open properly in certain situations.
● Fixed the issue where certain objects appeared awkward in Taphtar Plain.
● Fixed the issue where the color of certain structures inside Serendia Shrine appeared awkward depending on the graphic quality.
● Fixed the issue where Shai would swim while moving in certain areas of the Glish Swamp.
● Fixed the issue where the incorrect mount icon was displayed, for the mount the character was using, on the character list in the End Game window.
● Fixed the issue where certain posts that included special characters did not display properly when viewing the Photo Gallery in the game.
● Fixed some parts of [Drakania] Black Star, Godr-Ayed Trion displaying awkwardly.
● Fixed [Drakania] Lethena Trion displaying awkwardly while in Dragonblood.
● Fixed so that the weapon effects are displayed properly during the unique idle animation with the [Drakania] Lethena Outfit equipped.
● Fixed so that the main weapon is not displayed during the unique idle animation with the [Drakania] Lethena Outfit equipped.
● Fixed the issue where the camera angle appeared abnormal when moving the camera by holding RMB on the Item Drop Log UI.
● Fixed the issue of the key guide appeared awkward in the Fairy UI while using gamepad UI mode.
● Fixed the issue where the name of the Corsair Awakening's unique resource UI was not displaying while editing UI.
 

Recent Major Updates

To help newer or returning Adventurers keep up with the latest updates, we’ve compiled a list of some of our recent major updates.

 

For Progression-focused Adventurers:

You Shall Now Pass! Into the Mountain of Eternal Winter


The Mountain of Eternal Winter has opened its gates to Adventurers.
Take a new or favorite character through the main questline immediately.
Adventure through a new region with newly added items and monster zones!

Artifacts & Lightstones


Artifacts and Lightstones were added.
Customize your Character with Artifacts and Lightstones which can be obtained throughout your adventurers in the Black Desert world! 

 

Progression Pass for New Adventurers


Want to earn rewards while learning about the world of Black Desert?

Explore the vast world of Black Desert one step at a time with the Progression Pass!

Narchillan Equipment


Equipment for new Adventurers that will help you on your journey!

Enhancement Quality of Life Revamps!


No more tedious prep for enhancements!

You can now use Black Stones to directly increase enhancement chance.

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Questline


Complete the “Old Moon Guild’s New Deal” questline to earn Boss gear with the HIGHEST level of enhancement: PEN (V)!

Guaranteed PEN (V) Accessory Questline


Obtain an accessory with the HIGHEST level of enhancement through a questline that you can complete once per Family!

 

For Combat-focused Adventurers:

New Red Battlefield - Valencia City


A new battlefield was added to Red Battlefield PvP content.
Strategize with your team to contest capture points in this all-new battlefield mode in the heart of Valencia City!

Valencia Montser Loot Revamped


Junk loot of monster zones in the Valencia region have been revamped to be more profitable!

New Way of Obtaining Ornette’s and Odore’s Spirit Essence


New sub-materials for Ornette’s and Odore’s Spirit Essence have been added to the game

Increased Caphras Stone Drop Rates


Boost your progression with increased Caphras Stone drop rates in various monster zones!

Elvia Realm


Hadum spreads her dark influence into Serendia. Fight the fearsome and powerful monsters of Serendia’s Elvia Relam!

 

For Amusement-seeking Adventurers:

Fwuzzy Alpaca
Let's go on an adventure riding Shai's cute friend, the Alpaca!
You can learn up to 7 types of skills that contain the dreams and love of the Alpaca.

New Minigame Yar!
A new card game that anyone can enjoy has been added! Play against NPCs and other Adventurers in the new minigame, Yar!
 
We hope you enjoy your time in Black Desert,
Thank you.
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