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Black Desert Online – 16 September 2020 Patch Notes

[New Events]

  • Make your choice! Awakening or Succession?
    • Event 1: Find the Relic
      • Period: September 16 (after maintenance)–September 29 (before maintenance)
      • Defeat monsters, gather, and fish during the event period to collect [Event] Artifact of the Dark Unknown.
    • Event 2: Awakening or Succession?
      • Period: September 16 (after maintenance)–October 7 (before maintenance)
      • Accept and complete event quests and get completion rewards like [Event] Enhancement Help Kit II and Kydict’s Crystal – Adventure.
    • Event 3: Special Challenges
      • Period: September 16 (after maintenance)–October 14 (before maintenance)
      • Special challenges for Hashashin Awakening and Succession will be added. Complete the challenges for rewards including Hard and Sharp Black Crystal Shards and Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)
  • Level Up Again with Hashashin
    • Event 1: Level Up Again!
      • Period: September 16 (after maintenance)–October 28 (before maintenance)
      • Level up your Hashashin character again for rewards including Advice of Valks (+50) and [Event] Shakatu’s Luxury Box x1 the Challenges tab.
    • Event 2: Attend Again for Hashashin
      • Period: September 17 (00:00 UTC)–September 30 (23:59 UTC)
      • Special attendance rewards to celebrate the launch of Hashashin Awakening and Succession are here. Log in daily to claim your rewards including Fine Accessory Box II and Radiant Adventure Boxes!
  • Collect Commemorative Coins
    • Event 1: Collect by Playing!
      • Period: September 17 (00:00 UTC)–October 29 (23:59 UTC)
      • Complete the playtime challenge of 60 minutes and claim [Event] Autumn Season Commemorative Coins.
    • Event 2: Collect by Leveling Up!
      • Period: September 16 (after maintenance)–October 28 (before maintenance)
      • Level up a Season Character and reach the following levels to get rewards through the Challenges (Y) tab.
  • Looking for Blackstar
    • Period: September 16 (after maintenance)–September 29 October 7 (before maintenance)
    • The highly-desired Blackstar gears require materials like Remnants of the Rift and Specter’s Energy. To craft. Here are drop rate boosts for defeating monsters during the event period to help you get your Blackstar gear and suit up for O’dyllita.
    • Event 1: Drop rate of Remnants of the Rift items from the Dark Rift will double.
    • Event 2: Drop rate of Specter’s Energy will increase in the following areas:
      • Sherekhan Necropolis
      • Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper Zone)

[Ongoing Events]

  • Newly-Discovered Treasures is Back: Extended once more until October 17 (before maintenance)!
  • Mysteries of Summer, the Lion’s Trial Begins!: Extended until September 23 (before maintenance)!
  • Laytenn Strikes: September 9–September 23 (before maintenance)
  • Tuvala Enhancement Aid: September 9–September 23 (before maintenance)
  • Level Up in Hot Time
    • Event 2. Level Up Your Hashashin: September 2–September 23 (before maintenance)
  • Fall in Season Servers
    • Event 1: Mercenary’s Challenge: September 3 (00:00 UTC)–September 23
    • Event 2: Level Up Your Season Character!: September 2–September 23 (before maintenance)
  • Monthly Loyalty – Get Bonus Back on your Purchase
    • Period: September 2–September 30 (before maintenance)

[Ended Events]

  • Hashashin Launch Events
    • Event 1. Attend for Hashashin: Available until September 16 (23:59 UTC)
    • Event 2. A Sudden Gust of Wind
  • Level Up in Hot Time
    • Event 1. Hooooooooot Time


  • Hashashin Awakening & Succession
    • The Awakening and Succession for Hashashin, the wielder of the arid sands, are now available.
      • If you accept the main quest “[Hashashin Awakening] Borders of a Vague Dream” and do the consecutive quests with a Hashashin character of Lv. 56 or higher, you will be able to awaken your Hashashin. Also, after completing the awakening quest, you can accept the quest “[Hashashin Succession] A Strange Reunion” to activate succession, too.
  • Band
    • Added a new feature “Band” to the Music Album.
      • “Band” is a feature by which you can summon your Shai to perform when you are either logged in on another non-Shai character and have a Shai in your family or when you have two Shais in your family.
      • You can summon your Shai and perform as follows.
        • Choose the song you want to play from the Music Album and press the Play button.
        • Choose the Shai character you want to summon and the instrument you want to play from the Play Settings window.
        • Press Play and your Shai will be summoned and start performing.
        • You can stop the summoned Shai’s performance through the Note UI located on the top left side of the screen.
      • You can only summon one Shai character when using this feature and the summoned Shai can only play Solo.
      • The Shai must have a Sol equipped to be summonable.
      • This feature can only be used when in standby mode. You can also summon your Shai from a sailing ship.
      • The summoned Shai will disappear If she is a certain distance away from you.
      • You cannot open the Music Album while the summoned Shai is performing.
      • You cannot use this feature and summon a Shai character from a region where Node/Conquest Wars are in progress.
  • While your Shai is performing, any other adventurer within a certain distance from your Shai cannot perform.

You can only see Shai playing an instrument only when you’re playing a Shai. However, there must have been moments where you wanted to see your Shai perform while playing as another class. Hence we have added a feature by which you can summon a Shai character from your Family to perform. You can now summon your Shai to perform any time if you have a Shai in your Family. We are also considering adding another feature by which you can have multiple Shais perform an Ensemble when summoning a Shai while logged in with another Shai.

  • New Node War Guild Skills and Shining Medal Updates
    • Added 4 new guild skills that can be used in Node/Conquest Wars only.


Guild Skill Name Required Points Caster Item Needed to Cast Cooldown Effect
Battle Command to Gather 5 Guild Master [Guild] Pledge of the Blood x250 5 hrs. Node/Conquest War-only command to gather
Battle Reorganization II 5 Guild Master/

Guild Officer

[Guild] Pledge of the Blood x1,000 5 hrs. Restore all guild members’ total HP instantly
Healing Touch 5 Guild Master/

Guild Officer

[Guild] Pledge of the Blood x500 30 min. Restore all guild members’ HP by 200 every 3 sec. for 1 min.
Boost Morale 5 Guild Master/

Guild Officer

[Guild] Pledge of the Blood x700 30 min. Increase all guild members’ Movement Speed by +20% for 1 min.
  • With the skill “Battle Command to Gather” being added, you can now use “Command to Gather” in servers where there are no Node/Conquest Wars only.
    • With the skill “Battle Reorganization II” being added, the skill name of “Battle Reorganization” was changed to “Battle Reorganization I.”
    • Changed the Guild Members Max HP +100 effect of Call of the Lord (existing guild skill) to +500.
    • Changed the number of obtainable Shining Medals of Honor and added a list of items exchangeable for the Shining Medal of Honor.
      • Number of Shining Medals of Honor you obtain upon winning the war
Node Tier Before Now
Tier 1 x6 x12
Tier 2 x8 x16
Tier 3 x10 x20
Tier 4 x12 x24
  • Number of Shining Medals of Honor you obtain upon liberating a node


Node Tier Before Now
Tier 1 x2 x4
Tier 2 x3 x6
Tier 3 x4 x8
Tier 4 x5 x10
  • Added list of items exchangeable for the Shining Medal of Honor


Exchanged for Amount of Shining Medal of Honor needed
Offin Tett’s Light Fragment x4
Kutum’s Latent Aura x4
Book of Training – Combat (3 Hours) x8
Book of Training – Skill (3 Hours) x8
Offin Tett’s Light Sealed Weapon Box x300
Kutum’s Sealed Sub-weapon Box x300
  • Changed amount of Shining Medal of Honor needed


Item Before Now
Karanda’s Latent Aura x6 x4
Advice of Valks (+20) x40 x20
Dandelion Weapon Box x500 x300
  • Additional sightings of the Rich Merchant’s Ring Piece have been reported all over the continent. The following clues have been put together based on rumors.


2nd Fragment

 From the pockets of drunkards lost in the aroma of flowers

3rd Fragment
From the ends of the sea of recreation

  • Added the following 3 types of materials which can mass produce Chiro’s material items for the Epheria Carrack.


Item Materials
Wave Residue Adhesive x10 Violent Sea Monster’s Ooze x10
Starlight Emulsifier x10
Starlight Powder x1
Simple Alchemy
Delicately Polished Support x10 Violent Sea Monster’s Bone x10
Starlight Hardener x10
Starlight Powder x1
Violent Wave Plywood x10 Violent Sea Monster’s Scale x10
Saltwater Crocodile’s Scale x10
Starlight Powder x1
  • The Strong Protection effect you can receive from Red Battlefield Quartermaster Daz was increased by 3 seconds. In addition, the Super Armor effect was added to the protection effect, and the duration of the added effect is the same as other effects.
  • You can now obtain Skill EXP from items obtained from defeating the following Guild Bosses.
    • Ancient Puturum
    • Ferrid
    • Giant Mudster

The Guild Boss content was available to provide guild members opportunities to get together during the nights on weekends to defeat the Guild Bosses and share the loot. However, as time passed by, adventurers have grown stronger and stronger, making the rewards not as appealing as they used to be. Currently only 20% of all guilds have been defeating all the Guild Bosses excluding Khan, so we have added Skill EXP rewards similar to the Secret Book of the Misty Breeze reward. Also, the Guild Bosses will be different from the Field Bosses, in a way so that all guild members can cheer each other on and enjoy the content. We will continue to think about different rewards and ways to make it more fun.

  • Added a new weekly Season quest to the Traitor’s Graveyard found in Marie Cave.

[Game World]

  • Added buff effect for getting Movement Speed increase.
  • Fixed the issue where the light effect on the character’s body was too intense when the graphics was set to Remastered Mode or Ultra Mode.



  • Fixed the issue where you could collide into invisible NPCs in the Northern Wheat Plantation area.


[By Class]


  • Black Spirit: Prime: Descending Current – Fixed the issue where Injury would not be applied to the skill.
  • Flow: Pinpointing Gust I, II – Fixed the issue where using the skill would consume MP while Prime: Blasting Gust was on cooldown.
  • Predatory Hunt I–IV, Absolute: Predatory Hunt – Fixed the issue where the skills would not activate properly when used while standing on hilly areas.
  • Giant Leap I–III – Fixed the issue where using the skills while moving backwards would result in moving a short distance in the air. This issue was fixed so that the character will move the same normal distance as before.
  • Improved the character voice effect when using skills to sound more natural.
  • Fixed the issue where the character would occasionally go into a non-combat stance when pressing the directional keys after using skills from a non-combat stance.
  • Soaring Kick – Fixed the issue where using the skill played its sound effect multiple times.
  • Now you cannot summon a ground mount while using a Succession or Main Weapon skill.
  • Divine Descent – Fixed the issue where the skill’s buff icon was shown in unusual locations
  • Projection, Flow: Extra Credit – Changed the Red Blade sound effect of the skills.
  • The animations when playing the Beginner Recorder, Beginner Harp, and Beginner Flute now appears more natural.
  • Crown Kick – Fixed the issue where the skill did not combo into other skills.
  • Increased the maximum price for which you can register the following PEN (V) accessories on the marketplace.


Tungrad Ring Tungrad Necklace
Eye of the Ruins Ring Ogre Ring
Ring of Crescent Guardian Laytenn’s Power Stone
Black Distortion Earring Bensho’s Necklace
Ethereal Earring Tungrad Belt
Dawn Earring Valtarra Eclipsed Belt
Tungrad Earring Basilisk’s Belt
Narc Ear Accessory Orkinrad’s Belt
Centaurus Belt
  • Added usage information to the description of Specter’s Energy.
  • [Hashashin] Domtur Premium Set has been added to [Event] Premium Outfit Box.
  • [Hashashin] Mezari Classic Set has been added to [Event] Succession Classic Box
  • For details on the newly added Pearl Shop Update.
  • It is now easier to find a Cursed Pirate Ship.
    • Cursed Pirate Ships will now appear near the ships of adventurers.
  • Fixed the location of Old Drieghanese Crate, found after Garmoth’s attack in Drieghan, to be clearly visible.
  • You will now fail to protect the Traitor’s Gravestones if the number of enemies from the Traitor’s Graveyard exceeds a certain threshold.


  • Fixed the issue where there was no Interact button during the [Blackstar Armor] Power of Ancient Ator quest.
  • You can now toggle numbers display for the Show Stacked HP Bar option in Settings.
  • You can now check both the inventory and equipment of other characters in the End Game menu.
  • You will now be notified that the game will restart when you leave a guild.
  • Added a refresh button to the top right side of the web page UI.
  • You can now check the appearance of the World Boss from the World Boss spawn message.
  • Fixed the issue where the class icon of the party leader was changed to the location icon when you experience a loading screen after a party member leaves the party.
  • If the “Skill Points” text on the top side of the Skill window is cut off, you can now hover over the text to read the entire entry.
  • Fixed the issue where the Savage Rift progress screen was displayed when trying to enter the Savage Rift while in the Battle Arena with a Trial Character.
  • Fixed the issue where setting the minimap to 3D and then entering the Red Battlefield caused the 2D and 3D minimap to overlap.
  • [Hashashin] You can no longer open the Glorious Shudad Premium Set box or the Glorious Shudad Classic Set box.
  • [Tamer] Fixed the issue where some part of the Daru outfit would disappear when equipping this outfit and the Marine Romance Shoes at the same time.
  • Fixed the issue where Artina’s Jukebox 10% Discount Coupon was not being registered properly in the coupon book.
  • Fixed the issue where you could not complete the quest [Blackstar Armor] Power of Ancient Ator because the dialogue button for handing over the Blackstar’s Claw to Dorin Morgrim did not disappear.

[Updated September 17]

    • Fixed the issue where the button for receiving rewards did not work normally when completing regional quests.

[Updated September 17]

  • The [Hashashin] Mezari armor’s shoulder ornament was not visible after the September 16 (Wed) maintenance but made it back into the game. This took effect as of 08:10 UTC, please restart your client to apply this change if you were connected to Black Desert Online before this time.

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