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GM Notes [GM Note] Find Out What Season+ Has to Offer!
Black Desert 2021-09-15 10:00
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As we sadly say goodbye to the Summer Season, it’s time to say hello to Season+!

 

Season+ brings with it easier Tuvala enhancements and the ability to exchange all 7 types of Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear. If you want to learn all about Season+, make sure to read everything below!

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Season Server and Character
  2. 2. Season Server and Character Perks
  3. 2.1 Season Character Perk
  4. 2.2 Season Server Perk - 1) Boosted EXP Buffs
  5. 2.3 Season Server Perk - 2) Season Pass
  6. 2.4 Season Server Perk - 3) Season Exclusive Tuvala Gear
  7. 2.5 Season Server Perk - 4) Season Graduation Rewards
  8. 3. Available in the 2021 Season+
  9. 3.1 Simplified Main Questline
  10. 3.2 Season Character Transfer System
  11. 3.3 Party Monster Zones
  12. 4. What’s Different in the 2021 Season+
  13. 4.1 QoL Improvements
  14. 4.2 Easier Tuvala Gear Enhancements
  15. 4.3 Exchange All 7 Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear
  16. 4.4 Growth Pass Support

Season Server and Character

“Season Servers” are progression-focused servers that are available for certain periods of time. These servers are only accessible with a “Season Character.”

 

Creating a season character is super simple. Once you’ve logged into Black Desert, go to the Character Selection screen and press the [+] button to see all of Black Desert’s many classes. Once you’ve figured out which class you want to play, select it.

 

 

All that’s left is to customize your character to your liking, then check the “Season Character” checkbox and click Create!

 

Before you go, keep in mind that you can only create one season character per season.

 


Season Character and Server Perks

So, you’re probably wondering what exactly are the advantages of playing a season character on the season servers. Read on to find out!

 

■ Season Character Perks

First of all, a season character is the only way you can experience the advantages of the season servers! Plus, season characters receive special level-up rewards every time they reach a certain level.

 

That’s why the Season+ is one of the best ways to level up your character and receive a ton of rewards! Make sure not to miss out!

 

If you want to learn more about the Season Character Level Up rewards, check out the [Season+ Level Up Rewards] event page.

 

 

■ Season Server Perks

1) Boosted EXP Buffs

 

As the season servers are focused on character progression, they offer 24/7 EXP buffs without limitations on character levels.

 

Date/Time

EXP Buff

Weekday (Monday @ 02:00 - Friday @ 16:00)

Combat EXP 150%

Skill EXP 50%

Weekend (Friday @ 16:00 - Monday 02:00)

Combat EXP 250%

Skill EXP 50%

▲ Active on the season servers until the end of Season+!

 

Furthermore, we’re kicking off the start of Season+ with a Combat EXP +300% & Skill EXP +50% Hot Time event from September 15, 2021 (Wed) until the maintenance on September 29, 2021 (Wed)!

 

2) Season Pass

 

The Season Pass is meant to support our Adventurers as they progress in the season and is only available to season characters. You can access it from the Black Spirit button at the left of the minimap.

 

 

By completing the Season Pass Challenge, you can receive a Leveling Aid Box that will help you as your level up. You can open the Leveling Aid Boxes every 5 levels from levels 10 – 50, and every level from levels 50 – 61.

 

Here’s a look at two of the featured rewards.

Featured Season Pass Rewards

Description

Defeat the monster summoned from the “Rift’s Echo” to obtain the Frozen Tides Black Stone!

The Frozen Tides Black Stone is an enhancement material that has a 100% chance to successfully enhance season character exclusive Tuvala gear from TET (IV) → PEN (V).(Note: This item cannot be used to enhance Tuvala accessories.)

Complete certain main quests, defeat certain monsters, or reach Lv. 61 to obtain [Season] Sunset Maple Leaves!

 

Bring the [Season] Sunset Maple Leaves you’ve collected to Igor Bartali in Velia and exchange them for special items!

 

For more info about the Season Pass, check out the [Season Pass (feat. Sunset Maple Leaves)] event page!

 

* If you progress through the simplified main questline offered by the NPC Alustin, you can talk to the Black Spirit to receive the “Normal Season Pass” rewards after completing the required quests. (Learn more about the simplified main questline below at [3. Available in the 2021 Season+!])

Upon Completion of a Simplified Quest Offered by the NPC Alustin

Automatically Complete the Season Pass Challenges Below!

 

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 2

Joy of Growing Stronger

Practice Like You Mean It

Be Prepared!

I'll Do It My Way

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 3

Honestly and Appropriately

I Make the Decisions

You? You're Too Easy

Fly to the Sky

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 4

Battlefield Attendance!

The Scent of Prey!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 5

A Hero in Troubled Times!

Look For Those In Need!

In Your Name!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 6

See You Again Someday

Evil's Descent? Not On My Watch

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 7

With Burning Passion

The Choice is Mine

Don't Get Ahead of Yourself!

Complete [Special Growth] Fughar's Memorandum - Chapter 8

For A Satisfying Conclusion

Race Towards the End

 

 

3) Season Exclusive Tuvala Gear

Tuvala Gear is a special kind of equipment that can only be equipped by season characters. To put it into perspective, PEN (V) Tuvala Gear is similar in stats to TET (IV) Boss Gear, and there are two main ways to obtain Tuvala Gear.

Method

What’s Required

How to Obtain

1

Enhance the Naru Gear you obtain from the main questline to PEN (V) enhancement level.

① Go to the NPC Fughar with the PEN (V) Naru Gear

② Exchange the PEN (V) Naru Gear for PRI (I) Tuvala Gear.

2

Collect Tuvala Ore that is obtainable from defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita.

① Bring the Tuvala Ore to a Blacksmith in a major town/city.

② Exchange for your desired Tuvala Gear.

 

In order to enhance the Tuvala Gear, you will need the following enhancement materials: Time-filled Black Stones, Tuvala Ore, and Refined Magical Black Stone. You can obtain these enhancement materials from various sources, which include monster zones, the Season Pass, and more.

 

Additionally, we’ve increased the success rates of Tuvala Gear and Accessories in Season+ to help our Adventurers progress further! More details are below at [4. What’s Different in the 2021 Season+!].

 

4) Season Graduation Rewards

Adventurers who have finished their journey in the summer season servers can expect a special reward to prepare them for the normal servers.

 

The Season+ is a little special as you’ll be able to start graduating in 2 weeks starting September 29!

 

Before, let us introduce you to the rewards you can receive via the “Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon.”

Special Season Rewards

(Only One is Selectable)

PEN (V) Capotia Earring

PEN (V) Capotia Ring

Perilla’s Star

PEN (V) Capotia Belt

PEN (V) Capotia Necklace

 

Of course, if you’ve already claimed the special season reward previously, you are not able to claim them again since the rewards are limited to once per Family.


We know some of our Adventurers who’ve enjoyed all the seasons so far and received all their rewards might be a little sad to hear this, especially since we previously announced during the Summer Season that there won't be a new special reward. However, we’re preparing a little gift for these Adventurers as appreciation for enjoying all four seasons.

Next up is the Boss Gear Exchange, which allows you to exchange PRI (I) - PEN (V) Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear that is one enhancement level lower. For example, if you exchange a PEN (V) Tuvala Armor, you’ll receive a TET (IV) Dim Tree Spirit's Armor!

The Boss Gear exchanged this way is Family bound, and you can enhance it, strengthen it with Caphras Stones, and even craft Fallen God’s Armor with it. However, you cannot list the Boss Gear obtained this way on the Central Market.

 

And unlike in previous seasons, Season+ allows you to exchange all seven slots of PEN (V) Tuvala Gear for TET (IV) Boss Gear! Check out the details below at [4. What’s Different in the 2021 Season+!].

 


Available in the 2021 Season+!

■ Simplified Main Questline (Existing Adventurers)

The “Simplified Main Questline” returns for our existing Adventurers. You can accept the questline from the NPC Alustin if you fulfill the following requirements.

Requirements Needed for Simplified Main Questline

- Playing a Season Character

- Completed “The Sage of Velia” quest

- Completed “[Pet] Bareeds' Junaid” quest (acceptable once you’ve completed the Mediah main questline)

If you fulfill the requirements above, you will be prompted by a questline selection window to select either the original main questline or the simplified main questline. Keep in mind that once you pick a questline, you can’t change your selection!

 

 

* The simplified main questline is only available for season characters and can only be completed once per character.

* The simplified main questline can only be selected on a season server.

 

 

■ Season Character Transfer System

What if you created your season character as Class A, but now want to enjoy the season with Class B...?

 

Don’t worry! Because the Season Character Transfer System is accessible in Season+ and allows you to use “Fughar’s Timepiece” to transfer your season character status and Combat/Skill EXP!

Item Name

How to Obtain

Fughar’s Timepiece

Can be obtained once per Family upon completing the [Season+] Fughar's Special Timepiece quest with a season character that is Lv. 25 or higher!

* Adventurers who obtained Fughar’s Timepiece in the previous season are also able to complete the [Season+] Fughar's Special Timepiece quest during Season+.

* Quests that are in progress or completed on Class A will not be transferred to Class B!

* The Class B character that you wish to transfer the season character status to must be Lv. 25 or lower to be transferrable.

* The Class A character must be connected to a normal server with all their gear unequipped.

 

Once you’ve used Fughar’s Timepiece, you will receive three exchange coupons (Tuvala Main Weapon Exchange Coupon, Tuvala Sub-weapon Exchange Coupon, and Tuvala Awakening Exchange Coupon) in the transferred character’s inventory after you’ve gone to the Character Selection screen. Use these coupons to change your Tuvala weapons to ones that are suitable for Class B!

 

■ Party Monster Zones

Want to play with your friends or guildmates during Season+?

 

The Waragon Nest, Basilisk Den, and Shultz Guard monster zones will be party monster zones during Season+!

Monster Zone

Recommended Number of Party Members

Recommended Equipment

Waragon Nest

3

PRI (I) - DUO (II) Tuvala Gear

Basilisk Den

3

DUO (II) - TRI (III) Tuvala Gear

Shultz Guard

3

TRI (III) - TET (IV) Tuvala Gear

* This applies to both normal and season servers. The monster zones will revert to their original state once Season+ ends.

 


What’s Different in the 2021 Season+

■ QoL Improvements (Updated September 15)

Found it difficult to manage your Inventory with so many items around?

We’ve made improvements by removing some of the items obtainable in Calpheon and Mediah, and changing some of the loot to be obtainable in an item box form. We’ve also added new loot to the Valencia region to improve the profit rate of monster zones there.


Make sure to check out the [September 15 (Wed) Patch Notes] for more details.

 

■ Easier Tuvala Gear Enhancements (Updated September 15)

To help reduce our Adventurers’ game progression, we’ve made it easier to enhance Tuvala Gear!

 

First, we’ve decreased the number of Refined Magical Black Stones and durability that was consumed by a guaranteed enhancement of Tuvala weapons or defense gear.

Number of Refined Magical Black Stones Consumed

Enhancement Level

Before

After

+15 → PRI (I)

10

10

PRI (I) → DUO (II)

20

15

DUO (II) → TRI (III)

30

20

 

Amount of Durability Consumed

Before

After

50

20

 

Second, we’ve increased the enhancement rates of Tuvala gear and accessories as follows!

 

Tuvala Gear

Attempted Enhancement Level

Enhancement Chance

Original Success Rate

New Success Rate

DUO (II)

20

36.00%

60.00%

TRI (III)

30

32.00%

60.00%

TET (IV)

40

25.00%

35.00%

PEN (V)

60

21.00%

35.00%

 

Tuvala Accessories

Attempted Enhancement Level

Enhancement Chance

Original Success Rate

New Success Rate

PRI (I)

10

84.00%

84.00%

DUO (II)

20

70.00%

77.00%

TRI (III)

30

64.00%

72.00%

TET (IV)

35

51.00%

59.50%

PEN (V)

40

36.00%

50.40%

 

We’ve also increased the chance of obtaining Tuvala accessories from Rift’s Echoes, so you’ll have more chances to enhance your Tuvala accessories!

 

All these changes come together to make it easier than ever to enhance your Tuvala gear and accessories during Season+!

 

■ Exchange All 7 Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear (Update on September 29)

In previous seasons, you had to use a [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon, which could only be used to exchange one piece of Tuvala Gear for one piece of Boss Gear. In Season+, however, there is no longer a [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon; instead, you’ll be able to exchange all 7 equipment slots of Tuvala Gear for TET (IV) Boss Gear (that cannot be listed on the Central Market) once per Family for each gear slot. This exchange will be available after the maintenance on September 29, 2021 (Wed).

 

This untradable TET (IV) Boss Gear has a new way to enhance it to PEN (V) with some steady efforts. Existing Adventurers who want to try to enhance a piece of Boss Gear to PEN (V) can exchange a tradable TET (IV) Boss Gear for an untradable TET (IV) Boss Gear once per Family. Existing Adventurers who want to try to enhance Boss Gear to PEN (V) this way can exchange tradable TET (IV) Boss Gear for untradable TET (IV) Boss Gear once per Family for each gear slot. (Last Updated: 09/21/2021 9:00 GMT)

 

■ Growth Pass Support

Worried about what happens after you graduate from Season+? There’s no need to worry because the Growth Pass will help you progress through Black Desert’s many contents! The Growth Pass will be made available to any Season+ server graduated character, free of purchase. Make sure to check it out on September 29!

 

▲ This image was taken during development and is subject to change before it officially releases.

 

 

We hope you feel ready to start your adventure on Season+!

 

Happy adventuring!

 

Comments 16
Black Desert is steadily becoming the best mmorpg ever made.

Simple changes like this boss gear exchange all 7 pieces and simplified by removing coupon and other confusing things for new players is an excellent step in the right direction.

Simplification of these confusing systems is a key to retaining new players. I understand that they must be introduced into the mechanics of enhancing etc. But every instance of simplification is extremely valuable for new players to have a streamlined experience.

I say this from experience trying to guide my friends through their first steps into this game. In the past if they did not have me to guide them, they would be lost forever.

Growth pass is an excellent idea to help new players understand which steps they need to take to make progress in the season.

I am also very happy to see the global lab updates to the ap/dp requirements of hadum/Elvia zones that are lowered to be accessible by players who have just finished season and are ready to begin grinding more seriously.

In the past only stars end, and aakman/hystria were viable spots, but now there are many spots to make money. Additionally, having more spots to gain skillpoints other than Polly's forest is a very welcoming change.

Thankyou pearl abyss, there has been nothing but success ever since you kicked out Kakao games and re-took control of your game. Thankyou very much for so many years of wonderful experiences, and many more to come. (: ♥️
@VaIhaIIa Yes. Thank you Pearl Abyss for baby sitting
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thank you Black Desert and Pearl Abyss for these wonderful updates!
hmmm by steady effort, did pa meant a 100% success but with daily quest? if so is it all gear? or just 1?
2 years playing so hard and to get PEN item just, even more, harder to get. Thank you for making the journey easy to get PEN item.
After being a RETAIL for a long time at last Black Desert becomes GAMEZBDO. Where's our daily pearls now ?
the choose ur pet box, what kind of pet has in it? is it classic ? rare ? or wizard gosphy or maybe event/special?
Hello I was having a problem in creating a character there is no [ + ] button on my end and i cant __create a season character can someone help me about this please. Thank you!
Hello I was wanting to know if we exchange Tet (VI) boss gear for non tradeable Tet (VI) boss gear, in the process will our crystals installed in gears be destroyed?
Today is 9/29. When can I use exchange all 7 Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear? GM?
its never been easier on black desert online
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