What are Season Servers?
Season Servers are focused on character growth.
Season Servers are not limited to specific adventurers. That is, the Season Servers can be accessed by all adventurers. Everyone can enjoy the benefits!
Unlike the Olvia servers which provided benefits to the entire Family, the key difference of the Season Servers is that it provides benefits specifically to the individual character.
Therefore, you need to create a Season Character in order to enjoy the benefits of the Season Servers.
If you feel unsure about which class to choose for your Season Character, don’t forget that you can create Trial Characters to test out all skills including Awakening and Succession skills, so try a class out before creating your Season Character!
Choose one of the Season Servers in the ‘Select Server’ screen, then try creating a Season Character! (During pre-creation period, you will be able to create Season Characters in any server)
*Forced PvP is not possible in the Season Servers. Season Arsha Server, a server that will allow players to engage in forced PvP, will be available within a month after Season Servers are opened.
Creating a Season Character
Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, therefore you must first create a Season Character.
You can create a Season Character through the “Create Season Character” button in the character creation window.
Once you have created a Season Character, you will see a special mark in the character selection window which shows you that the character is a Season Character.
Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, so make sure you create a Season Character to enter the Season Servers!
As long as you have empty character slots available, any adventurer can create a Season Character.
After Entering Season Server
Are you ready for a new adventure in the fast lane?
You can always press (,) to call out the Black Spirit who will guide you through your adventures in the Season Servers, but the biggest benefit you can enjoy is the EXP boost running 24/7 on Season Servers.
Season Servers will always offer Combat EXP +100% and Skill EXP +20% buff. Also, there are no level restrictions for receiving the EXP buff.
As long as the Season Servers are up and running, your Season Character will receive the EXP buff!
Summer Season Challenges
Go through the main quests offered by the Black Spirit and you will see your character level up fast.
But every Season Character is also given a Season Pass or a free entrance to try and complete various Summer Season Challenges for more rewards.
When you reach Lv. 10 for example, you will also see a flickering Black Spirit mark on the top right corner of your main game screen (left of minimap).
Click on it and see that you will have claimed Leveling Aid Boxes which will give you so various items and instant buffs for opening.
By purchasing the Black Spirit Pass from the Pearl Shop (F3), you will also be able to receive additional benefits for reaching the same Summer Season Challenge.
There’s more to the Summer Season Challenges then reaching a certain level, so be sure to check it out after the Summer Season opens.
Open up the World Map (M) now and see the vast world of Black Desert Online for you to explore.
Through the main quests you can discover the history and stories big and small of Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, Mediah and so on. You will also learn about the triumphs and disasters of NPCs you meet along the way.
You can always check the “Main Quest” tab under the Quest window (O) to see your progress.
Your New Best Friend: Fughar
Fughar is a Season Server exclusive NPC who will be located next to the Stable Keepers in large towns including Velia.
<Chief Manager> Fughar offers special daily quests for 40 days for your Season Character to tackle and complete to learn the know-how on adjusting to the gameplay of BDO fast and also receive items to help in your growth.
In addition, complete the main quests in Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah and go see Fughar to receive [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze which will give you plenty of Skill EXP!
Finally once you complete the final quest, you will receive Advice of Valks (+100) from Fughar after the Season Server ends, and also be able to select either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or a PEN (V) Capotia Ring.
We advise you to go see Fughar every day!
Rent Gear with Contribution Points
As you complete the main quests offered by the Black Spirit through Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon, you will have obtained Contribution Points. With Contribution Points you can rent powerful gear to get stronger and make a name for yourself.
Find out more on how to utilize Contribution Points <Here>
Season Server Exclusive Gear: Tuvala
Season Characters are limited to equipping the following three types of gear.
- Gear obtained through main quest rewards
- Gear obtained through loot from defeating monsters
- Season Server exclusive gear: Tuvala
If you felt the deserted lands of Mediah weretoo challenging, try equipping Tuvala gear.
Only Season Characters can use Tuvala gear, and to get Tuvala gear you will need Tuvala Ores. You can get Tuvala Ores by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins.
When you have collected enough, you can take your Tuvala Ores to blacksmiths to exchange them for weapons, defense gear, or accessories. Blacksmiths NPCs can be found in most large towns.
You can use the Storage or the Central Market warehouse to move Tuvala gear to a different character, but only Season Characters can equip them.
However, once the Season is over, the Season character will be turned into a normal character, and the Season gear will be turned into regular, family-bound gear. This means you can hand over the gear to any character in your in-game family but not to a character outside your family.
In addition, you can enhance Tuvala gear to make them better.
Tuvala gears have a higher enhancement chance so try using the Time-filled Black Stones and Refined Magical Black Stone obtained from daily quests from NPC Fughar to enhance your Tuvala gear or obtained from defeating monsters.
Enhancing Tuvala gear to at least enhancement level +7 has a 100% success rate. Therefore, you can enhance up to that point with a peace of mind. After that point though, there is a chance your enhancement attempt will fail and the Max Durability of your item will go down.
If the durability of the Tuvala gear goes down if your enhancement attempt fails, go see a blacksmith to recover the Max durability of your gear and try again.
Awakening and Succession
Have you reached Lv. 56 already?
Then accept and complete the Awakening quest recommended by the Black Spirit and try equipping Awakening weapons and perform Awakening skills!
Do you like main skills more than the Awakening skills? Then complete Succession quests to enjoy a stronger set of main skills. One thing to note is you can only try Succession quests after you have completed the Awakening quests.
We highly recommend you try both Awakening and Succession to experience a new way to enjoy your gameplay.
Get Materials from Valencia
Once you have tried Awakening or Succession and continue on with your adventure following the main questline, you will find yourself located in the vast desert area of Valencia.
If you had to obtain enhancement materials for enhancing Tuvala gear via Fughar’s daily quests until now, you will also be able to get these same materials by defeating monsters in regions like Valencia and regions you will get to explore from then on such as Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins.
It’s time to really start enhancing Tuvala gear.
|Time-filled Black Stone||
|Refined Magical Black Stone||
To go from +15 to PRI (I): x10 needed
To go from PRI (I) to DUO (II): x20 needed.
To go from DUO (II) to TRI (III): x30 needed.
AP of Areas that give more Tuvala Enhancement Materials
(Note all areas in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, Sycraia Underwater Ruins will drop Tuvala enhancement materials)
|Time-filled Black Stone||Recommended AP|
|Desert Naga Temple||100|
|Gahaz Bandit’s Lair||140|
|Refined Magical Black Stone||Recommended AP|
|Tuvala Ore||Recommended AP|
|Pila Ku Jail||210|
|Roud Sulfur Mine||210|
Enhancement Gear for Advice of Valks
If you equip TRI (III) and TET (IV) grade gear (Helmet, Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Main Weapon, Sub-weapon, Awakening Weapon), excluding accessories and go see NPC Fughar, you will be able to complete another type of quests which will grant your Advice of Valks items.
|Enhancement Level||Number of gears that gives you rewards||Reward (per gear)|
|TRI (III)||7||Advice of Valks +40 x1|
|TET (IV)||7||Advice of Valks +60 x1|
If you have 7 TRI (III) Tuvala gear equipped, you will get 7 Advice of Valks +40 items!
This Advice of Valks items given for having equipped various Tuvala gears is only offered once per family for your Season Character during the Summer Season period, so please make sure to complete it before the season ends!
When you reach level 60 and 61 with your Season Character, you will receive PEN (V) Tuvala Ring and PEN (V) Tuvala Earring via Summer Season Challenges so don’t be lazy in leveling up either.
Graduation – A New Start
Our journey together does not end when the Summer Season ends. Your true story begins after your ‘Graduation’ from the Summer Season.
1) Convert Season Character/Gear to Regular Servers!
Your Season Character will be turned into a normal character. Therefore, the character can no longer access the Season Server. The character will remain at the same level and keep their gear.
Any Tuvala gear your character has will retain its enhancement level but it will no longer be possible to enhance it. The character will also get to keep only one of each type of Tuvala gear, the one that was enhanced to the highest level. Do note that the Tuvala gear will become family-bound.
2) Get a Graduation Gift Box!
For those who have enjoyed the Summer Season, you will receive some graduation-themed keepsakes at the end.
These include Graduation Certificate, Graduation Cap, Graduation Emoji, and Graduation Gift Box.
You can use the Graduation Certificate to convert your season exclusive gear, Graduation Cap to dress up your character and use the free emojis when chatting. Finally, the Graduation Gift Box is like a care package of useful items to help your character get adjusted to life outside the Season Server.
3) Fughar has a special gift for you!
If you had completed all 40 daily quests from Fughar before the Summer Season ends, you will receive Advice of Valks (+100) from and also be able to select either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or a PEN (V) Capotia Ring.
4) Exchange Season Gear with Boss Gear!
Take the Graduation Certificate to a certain NPC to exchange a piece of Tuvala weapon or defense gear with a boss weapon or gear of comparable stats. This means that the boss gear will be one enhancement level lower than the Tuvala gear.
For example, you can exchange a PEN: Tuvala Longsword for a TET: Kzarka Longsword, or a TET: Tuvala Shoes for TRI: Muskan’s Shoes.
One Graduation Certificate is only valid for one exchange, so choose wisely!
Also, note that the boss armor you get by exchanging a piece of Tuvala gear with a Graduation Certificate cannot be registered on the Central Market.
|Tuvala Gear||Boss Gear|
|Tuvala Armor||Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor|
|Tuvala Shoes||Muskan’s Shoes|
|Tuvala Gloves||Bheg’s Gloves|
|Tuvala Helmet||Giath’s Helmet|
|Tuvala Main Weapon||Kzarka Main Weapon|
|Tuvala Sub-weapon||Kutum Sub-weapon|
|Tuvala Awakening Weapon||Dandelion Awakening Weapon|
|Tuvala Gear Enhancement Level||Boss Gear Enhancement Level|
|DUO (II)||PRI (I)|
|TRI (III)||DUO (II)|
|TET (IV)||TRI (III)|
|PEN (V)||TET (IV)|
Stay tuned for the Summer Season coming up shortly and don’t forget to pre-create your characters early so that you don’t miss special pre-creation event rewards!