Season Server FAQ
This is a collection of most frequently asked questions from Adventurers regarding the season servers.
For the complete guide to the different aspects of season content, please check the following pages.
- [Season Server & Characters]
- [Season Progression Basics]
- [Season Gear Guide]
- [Season Server-exclusive Content]
- [Season Graduation]
Q. What’s so special about season content?
Compared to normal characters outside season, you can level up both your season character and its equipment (gear) at a much faster rate.
Q. What happens to my season character when I graduate?
Once you graduate from a season, your season character can continue to be permanently played in the normal servers. Season characters do not disappear.
Q. I have an existing character, would it be helpful to create a new character for the season?
In short, yes.
In addition, the season is an opportunity to obtain good rewards and buffs that can benefit existing Adventurers as well.
Q. Can I create multiple season characters?
You can only have one active season character. After deleting an existing season character, you can create a new season character again.
Q. Can I play season characters only on the season server?
Seasonal characters can also be played on regular servers.
|On Season Servers/Characters
Q. Do I need to prepare anything before playing on the season servers?
Besides having an extra character slot available and a season character ticket, there is nothing else in particular that you need to prepare ahead of playing on the season servers.
Season characters can equip quest gear and accessories acquired from completing the main questlines of Valencia, Drieghan, Kamasylvia, and O’dyllita, so veteran Adventurers make sure to prepare these in advance to guarantee an easier leveling experience.
Q. Does my Season Character Ticket expire?
Nope! You can either create a season character right away, or store it and use it later! Play the seasons when you want.
If you do not log in for more than 180 days, automatic graduation will be processed.
Q. When do I get a new Season Character Ticket?
Season character tickets are issued periodically and can be obtained when logging in.
• The second ticket was delivered after the December 20 (Wed) maintenance.
You will be able to check the number of tickets you have accumulated in the character creation window.
You can have up to 5 season character tickets per family, however, there can only be one season character active. You can create additional season characters after graduating the active one first.
Q. I wish to level my season character faster.
Q. I wish to change my season character.
You can delete your season character and create an entirely new one.
Season pass rewards can only be claimed by your active season character, and you will not be able to reclaim them with an entirely new season character after having claimed them before on a deleted season character.
Additionally, you do not have to worry about your existing season character tickets. While they’re needed to create a season character, they’re only consumed when graduating said character. As such, deleting season characters does not affect the number of available tickets you have.
Also, keep in mind that when deleting your character the Season pass won't be reseted and you will start where you left it with your deleted character.
Q. Can I convert an existing character to a season character?
No. You will need to create a new character with a season character ticket to enjoy seasonal benefits.
Q. What are the goals in a season server?
1. Create a season character.
5. Complete the Season pass.
You can also engage in a variety of life skill contents such as fishing, farming, and cooking, all on the season server.
Q. I completed a Season pass challenge, but I can't claim my reward.
Season pass challenges must be claimed sequentially, starting with the topmost challenge in order to receive subsequent rewards.
Therefore, please collect the rewards for the previously completed challenges first.
Q. What’s the “simplified” main questline?
Adventurers who have already completed the main questline all the way up to Mediah on a previous character and completed the pet reward quest [Pet] Bareeds' Junaid, can opt to skip the main questline via this system. It is heavily focused on leveling your season character but also grants rewards similar to those from completing the main questline up to Mediah.
The simplified questline is available only for season characters and requires you to complete the main questline up until meeting with Alustin, the resident alchemist of Velia.
Q. I already chose the main questline. Can I switch to the simplified questline instead? / I’m currently doing the simplified questline. Can I switch to the main questline instead?
Unfortunately, once you’ve chosen to proceed with either the main or simplified questlines by the end of Balenos’ main questline, you cannot make the switch to the other.
Q. Where do I get the season weekly quests?
You can check the weekly quests of the season server from the Quest window (hotkey: O) → Recurring → [Season Weekly] Stronger Tuvala Gear.
You can check the quests for each monster zone, and select one of them.
Q. Is it better to graduate early?
As soon as you’ve completed the Season pass challenges and claimed all the rewards from the window, you can graduate your season character.
Monster zones on the season servers drop seasonal materials such as Time-filled Black Stones in addition to the normal loot tables, and once you’ve enhanced all of your Tuvala gear up to PEN (V) grade, you can exchange the remaining materials for other valuable items.
Q. I want to graduate, but it does not let me.
Q. When can I redeem my special season reward?
You’ll be able to claim your special season reward after your season character reaches Lv. 10 or higher, and completes the corresponding Season pass challenge which rewards the “Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon.”
Please note that the season special gift exchange coupon is not a physical item, but something added directly to Fughar’s special season reward interface once acquired.
Q. I’ve graduated from the season server. What now?
Once you’ve graduated from the season server, you can continue to experience the variety of content offered in the world of Black Desert and claim rewards for doing so through the “Progression Pass.”
Q. What is Fughar's Letter of Encouragement? Where is it used? Can I exchange it for a reward somewhere?
The item that can be exchanged for a special season gift is the Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon item. Fughar’s Letter of Encouragement is simply a letter congratulating the Adventurer on graduating from the season server, with no practical use, so you can keep it or delete it.
Q. Can I create a new season character after graduation?
You are free to create a new season character after graduation, as long as you have a season character ticket. If you do not have any active, you will need to wait until the next ticket release.
Q. If I graduate on one character, and then immediately create another season character, do I get another Season pass with all the rewards?
Yes! Every season character you create will be able to progress through the season journey and collect the rewards.
Q. Do the season seal rewards refresh with a new season character?
No. Rewards marked "Once per Family" are only able to be obtained once.
Q. I read something about a timepiece. Can I still get a Fughar's Timepiece?
With the new Tag system, Fughar's Timepiece has been removed and cannot be obtained anymore.
The new Tag system allows you to gain EXP with 2 different characters at the same time. Please, keep in mind that this system only works with normal characters that are not part of the season system.
Note that if an Adventurer still has a Fughar's Timepiece from the Summer Season, this item will be deleted during the regular maintenance on December 20, 2023 (Wed)
Q. I heard I could obtain PEN (V) boss gear and accessories. Where can I find them?
You can proceed with the “Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear” and “Guaranteed PEN (V) Accessory” questlines after graduating from the season server.
Q. I can’t enhance my Tuvala gear due to it being at 0 durability.
You can recover the max durability of Tuvala gear with either the same type of Tuvala gear or with Time-filled Black Stone.
Speak to your local blacksmith in town, then choose Repair → “Recover Max Dur.” and use Time-filled Black Stone to recover the max durability of your gear.
You can only use unenhanced Tuvala gear of the same type as the piece you are attempting to recover the durability of.
Q. Is there a better way to acquire Time-filled Black Stones quickly?
Time-filled Black Stones drop from all monster zones on the season server and especially in larger quantities from Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita territories.
You can also obtain this materials from weekly quests, quests specific to certain monster zones, rift’s echo, and Season pass rewards as well.
Q. Enhancing Tuvala accessories is hard.
Accessories have a chance to be destroyed entirely when failing their enhancement starting at TRI, so you may feel a bit nervous when attempting to enhance these.
Try increasing your Enhancement Chance to higher numbers and attempt to enhance spare accessories instead of those you currently need and/or have equipped.
Do note that you will get a PEN (V) Tuvala Ring and PEN (V) Tuvala Earring at Lv. 58 and Lv. 60, respectively, from the Season pass, so you will only need to enhance one of each to PEN (V) grade.
On a side note, you can also use Cron Stones, an item that will prevent the item to be destroyed.
Q. If I enhance multiple sets of Tuvala gear, can I equip them with different characters?
Once your season character has graduated and has been converted into a normal character, you will see that only one full set of Tuvala gear per gear slot (two for earrings and rings) has been converted to be usable by your now normal character. All other Tuvala equipment pieces you may had are automatically deleted.
Remember, the Tuvala gear with the highest enhancement grade will be converted for each slot (2 for earrings and rings).
Also keep in mind that Tuvala gear cannot be enhanced outside the season, so make sure to enhance the gear to its maximum level before graduating.
* The content of the game guide may differ from the actual game content, depending on the update and content changes.