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Black Desert Online – 29 July 2020 Patch Notes

[New Events]

  • The Cursed Hero
    • Period: July 29 (after maintenance)–August 26 (before maintenance)
    • A mysterious woman named Nimue has arrived in Black Desert and she has a story to tell about a powerful weapon. Fight alongside Nimue against the Red Paladins and assist her in returning to her world.

[Ongoing Events]

  • [Promotion] Play for a Free Game Pass: July 22–August 5 (before maintenance)
  • Into the Unknown: July 22–August 5 (before maintenance)
  • [Tournament] Tuvala Invitational – Sign-up Now Open!
    • Sign-up Period: July 27 (12:00 UTC)–August 10 (23:59 UTC)
    • Season (PVP) Server Team Kills Event: August 3 (00:01 UTC)–August 9 (23:59 UTC).
  • [Web Event] Trail of Summer: July 22–August 5 (before maintenance)

[Ended Events]

  • Season Server Launch Events
    • Event 1: Summer Season Playtime Challenge: Available until July 29 (23:59 UTC)
  • Patrigio’s Shop Renewal


Major Update: Naderr’s Band

  • The sorceresses of Tarif, who have been studying the Black Spirit for a long time, have uncovered an ancient spell. This spell calls Naderr’s Band, through which the Black Spirit can exchange enhancement chance.
    • You can accept the quest series Naderr’s Band from the Black Spirit after reaching Lv. 58, once per family. The quest reward, Naderr’s Parchment, can be used to add a slot to Naderr’s Band.
    • You can use Naderr’s Band through the Enhancement window to exchange your current character’s enhancement chance for whatever enhancement chance is already stored on the band.
    • Naderr’s Band not only exchanges the usual enhancement chance but also Valks enhancement chance at the same time.
    • Naderr’s Band and any enhancement chance stored on it can be accessed by all characters in your family.
    • If the enhancement chance stored in one Naderr’s Band slot is higher than 100, a 10 minute cooldown will be applied for using any Naderr’s Band slot. However, Valks enhancement chance does not count towards the 100.
      • E.g. If your enhancement chance is 99, and Valks enhancement chance is 10, there will be no cooldown applied. However, if your enhancement chance is 100 and your Valks enhancement chance 0, a 10 minute cooldown will be applied for using Naderr’s Band.

Major Update: New monsters at Hexe Sanctuary

This new monster zone is set in a place with a completely different vibe from Polly’s Forest with its hauntingly cute mushrooms.

  • Added a monster zone to Hexe Sanctuary with a recommended AP of 160.
    • Traitor’s Gravestones were hidden in the depths of Hexe Sanctuary but were eventually discovered. Attack them to attract all sorts of “Grudge-Bearing” enemies
      • Traitor’s Gravestones can be found around Marie Cave within the Hexe Sanctuary.
    • The enemies will try to protect the Traitor’s Gravestones, and by destroying the gravestones you will also vanquish the enemies.
    • Most enemies will respawn at certain intervals while a new Green Orc Skeleton Warrior will respawn every time one is defeated.

Major Update: Revamped Quest Window

With this change, you will not only be able to differentiate main quests from the other quests when interacting with the Black Spirit but also when interacting with other NPCs. We hope that this will help make questing more streamlined and enjoyable, especially at the beginning of your adventures. For the future, we are planning to make the quest widgets easier to read and more customizable to your play style.

  • Added a separate sub-window for main quests to the quest window that appears when you interact with a quest-giving NPC or the Black Spirit.
    • This sub-window will contain quests that you can normally check under the Main tab of the Quests (O) window as well as some quests that will help with your character’s growth and adventures.
    • While you are interacting with a quest-giving NPC or the Black Spirit, you can press Q to check this new main quest sub-window. If you want to check other quests as well while interacting with the NPC or Black Spirit, press A.
    • However, if there is no main quest to do via that NPC or the Black Spirit, if you press Q you will be directed to check out other types of quests.
    • The Black Spirit quest window for non-main quests will now have the following tabs: All, Suggestions, Recurring, Event.

Major Update: Crow’s Sacred Chest

  • Added the new item Crow’s Sacred Chest, which you can get at Crow’s Nest.
    • Complete the quest [Daily][Crow Shop] Holy Trade to get the Crow’s Sacred Chest.
    • To do the quest [Daily][Crow Shop] Holy Trade, you must first complete [Crow’s Nest] Crow’s Mercenary.
  • You can now use the Return of an Archaeologist function even if you change characters or reconnect to the server within 30 minutes of using Archaeologist’s Map.
  • Fixed the explanatory text about resetting Black Spirit’s Rage as follows.
    • Equipping an Alchemy Stone or gear (excluding outfits) will reset Black Spirit’s Rage.
  • You can now loot [Season] Ouk Pill of Rift after defeating a Savage Rift boss in the season servers.
  • You can now loot Time-filled Black Stone, Refined Magical Black Stone, and Tuvala Ore at the Shultz Guard monster zone.
  • Changed the quest type of [Season] Stronger Tuvala Gear from recurring to combat.
  • Since the Summer Season end date was changed, the date on the Black Spirit Pass window was adjusted accordingly.
  • Early graduation of Summer Season will be possible from August 5 (after maintenance) to August 25 (before maintenance).

[Game World]

  • Fixed the issue where boats in the swamps of Altinova appeared to float in mid-air.
  • Fixed the issue where Ashen Plague Infected Patients were appearing at Star’s End and not the Contaminated Farm during the quest [Star’s End] Faded Ashen Plague.
  • Fixed the issue where colliding with the Giant Soldiers near Feinia of the Forest of Seclusion looked awkward.
  • Fixed the issue where the ghosts that should accompany the Mysterious Ghost in Heidel wouldn’t appear in certain situations.

[By Class]

  • You can no longer just hold E during Dream of Doom I–III or Absolute: Dream of Doom to cast Crow Flare, but press E again.
  • Fixed the issue where Heilang moved strangely after you used one of the Roaring skills during its cooldown while the Heilang: Berserk buff was in effect.
  • Fixed the issue where the icon for Ultimate: Blitz Stab appeared as if it was an icon for a Black Spirit’s Rage skill.
  • Fixed the issue where the damage from Maehwa: Ascension to Heaven did not apply if Absolute: Red Moon was learned after unlocking Succession.
  • Fixed the issue where Endless Explosion activated again instead of Fallout when you pressed RMB after casting Endless Explosion then Endless Fight.
    • To cast Fallout after Endless Fight, press RMB.
    • To cast Endless Explosion after Endless Fight, press Shift + RMB.
  • Increased the Central Market’s max price for Red Spirit Crystal as follows.
    • 66,000,000 Silver → 126,000,000 Silver
  • Added Laytenn’s Power Stone under the Kratuga Ancient Ruins tab in the Item Drop Information window
  • Moved certain monsters that appeared in strange parts of Cron Castle Site.
  • Fixed the security system in the Kratuga Ancient Ruins to activate correctly and the issue where the first wave of monsters appeared in the minimap but did not spawn.
  • Changed the security system of Kratuga Ancient Ruins.
    • If you leave the area where you’ve set off the Kratgua Ancient Ruins security system, the security alarms will cease instantly.
    • Elqueesh and Belloten, who appear in the second wave of monsters, will disappear 10 minutes after appearing if they are left alone.


  • Combined the Awakening and Succession quests into one quest series per class.
    • Once you’ve reached Lv. 56, open the Quest (O) window and look for the tab that says “New Power.”
    • Complete quest series under this tab by first accepting the Awakening quests. Once completed, you may proceed immediately with the Succession quests.
    • If you’ve already completed the first quest in the original Succession quest series, you may not accept the new “New Power” quest series and have to continue with the original one
  • Removed the button to re-obtain Basteer gear from the Black Spirit since Basteer gear has been replaced by Naru gear as quest rewards.
  • Removed the quest Adequate Preparations from appearing to adventurers who’ve either already accepted or completed the quest Another Way Through. This was to improve the flow of the Calpheon main quest series after the addition of the quest [Horse Emblem] Seal of the Secret Guards.
  • Removed mentions of Dim Magical gear from the quest summaries of Looking for Adventurers and A Disaster Foretold.
  • Added the text “[Shai Talent]” to the titles of relevant quests.
  • [Striker] Fixed the issue where the quest “[Enhancement] Even Stronger Tuvala Gauntlet I” could not be accepted.
  • Changed how UI for selecting between different crossroads quests appears.
  • Added details on how your sailor’s traits impact your ship in the Ship Info window and the Manage Sailors windows.
  • You can now throw away items directly from your mount’s inventory.
  • Added a notification that will appear when attempting to throw away a non-trashable item from your mount’s inventory.
  • You can now double-click in the End Game window to switch between characters or transport them.
  • Added character names to the alert text that appears when changing characters with the End Game window.
  • Slightly increased the size of the scroll bar of the Black Spirit’s Safe window.
  • Slightly increased the area where you can click and drag the Black Spirit’s Safe window.
  • Fixed the issue where the special effects for the Enhancement and Transfusion buttons wouldn’t appear in the Black Spirit window.
  • Fixed the default camera location to be more natural for Arena of Arsha invitees who enter Spectator Mode.
  • Improved the lighting of certain routes within Cokro Chamber.
  • Fixed text overlap issues with certain UI for the Arena of Arsha.
  • Fixed the issue where sometimes a quest button would appear even when an NPC had no quest to give.
  • Fixed the issue where you could use an Old Moon Trade Pass when selling Pearl items in the Central Market.
    • Please note that Pearl items are not affected by the Marketplace Silver Collection buff.
  • Fixed the issue where item tooltips would remain on the screen after using the Ship Info window to move items stored on your ship to your inventory.
  • Fixed the issue where certain characters appeared strangely in the Skill (K) window if they were queuing for the Arena of Arsha.
  • Removed mentions of old seal items from the item descriptions of Scorched Fragment and Sunset Dyed Wool.
  • Fixed the time limit for completing the guild mission [Gathering] Guild Supply Mission (during which you have to catch Smokey Chromis x10) for large and extra-large guilds so they are different.
  • Fixed the issue where item tooltips would remain on the screen even after removing the gear item from mounts, including ships.
  • Fixed the issue where the wrong Shop NPC information was appearing for certain items in the Crafting Notes.
  • Fixed the graphical issues with the following types of apparel.
    • [Sorceress] Epheria Marine
    • [Archer] El Pento
    • [Guardian] Yianaros Helmet
    • [Guardian] Trilby Hat
  • Fixed the issue where the Looking for Adventurers quest description mentions an item (Dim Magical Armor) which you will no longer receive upon completion of the quest.
  • We are aware of the issue where if you attack Red Paladins from over a certain distance, your kill may not be counted towards the quest [Cursed Event] The Truth Behind the Mask. If you encounter this issue, please reaccept the quest and kill all the Red Paladins from a closer distance to complete this quest.
  • We are aware of the issue where the cooldown for using Naderr’s Band with enhancement chance of 100 and above is showing as 1 hour and 10 minutes instead of just 10 minutes. The correct cooldown is 10 minutes and we are looking to resolve the issue soon. We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion.

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