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GM Notes Jun 29, 2021, 12:00 (UTC) 2021 Summer Season



Following the 2020 Spring, Summer, and Winter seasons, comes the advent of the 2021 Summer Season! Kick off the first season with Corsair, the newest class to debut on Black Desert this June 29!


This season is sure to bring a wave of excitement to all Black Desert Adventurers, whether you are a rookie or a veteran Adventurer! (๑>ᴗ<๑)


But what lies in store for the 2021 Summer Season? What’s new? What’s different?


Check out the GM Note to find out more!


For those of you who are unfamiliar with season servers in general, have no fear! The [Adventurer’s Guide] Season FAQ will explain the basics of the season servers!




1. How to Create a Season Character

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. If you want to learn more about each class, make sure to check out the [Class Introductions]!



Have you figured out which class you want to play? If so, once you’ve customized the character to your liking and decided on a character name, check the “Season Character” checkbox and click Create! Now you’ve successfully created a season character! (You can only make one season character per season!)




2. Season Character and Server Perks

Season characters and servers have a lot of perks! Let’s learn about them below.


■ Season Character Perks

First off, season characters receive special level up rewards every time they reach a certain level. The 2021 Summer Season offers a variety of rewards, including Adventurer Shoes and enhancement materials, that will help you progress and get even more rewards!


If you want to learn more about the Season Character Level Up rewards, check out the [Event] Season Server Level Up Rewards event page. And what if you are playing the Corsair class as your season character? Then, check out the [Event] Ahoy! Thar She Levels! event page to find out what rewards you can get as well!



■ Season Server Perks

The Season Servers are special servers that can only be accessed by Season Characters. Additionally, these servers are only available for a limited period of time. As these servers are focused on character progression, they offer 24/7 EXP buffs without limitations on character levels.


The Combat EXP +250% and Skill EXP +50% buff will be active 24/7 from
June 29, 2021 (Tue) after maintenance – July 14, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance!


Every time you reach a certain level or achieve a certain requirement, you will obtain a Leveling Aid Box for each level. Not only will there be the Combat/Skill EXP buffs, but there are also Time-filled Black Stones and Inventory Expansion Coupons!


All these perks are intended to boost your character progression!



■ Season Pass


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


Make sure to get all the Challenge rewards in the Season Pass as they will definitely aid your character progression!

Featured Season Pass Rewards


Reach Lv. 61 on a season character 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. 60 to obtain the [Season] Swell Sea Shell!

Collect the [Season] Swell Sea Shell and exchange them for the items you need!

Check out the [Event] Season Pass notice for more information about the Challenges and rewards!


* If you progress through the simplified main questline, you can talk to the Black Spirit to receive the “Normal Season Pass” rewards after completing a quest.


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

Take Off the Mask!

Practice Like You Mean It!

Ready? Then, Embark!

Don’t Be Imp-Polite with Me!

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

Hmph, a Coward!

Justice Theater! A Moment of Choice!

Edan, Stay Out of This!

Feels Like Flying?

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

Attended Parliament!

Stinks Like Fish!

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

He’s Qoobe!

Helping the Rhutum Sentry Outpost!

In the Name of Mansha!

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

We Meet Her, Again!

The Return of Kzarka

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

Ow, Hot, Hot, Ow!

Someone Said, Life is a Series of Choices?

Save the Abandoned Iron Mine!

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

Open Sesame!

As I Trusted You...



■ Season Exclusive Tuvala Gear

Tuvala Gear is a special kind of equipment that can only be equipped by season characters! There are two main ways to obtain Tuvala Gear.


What’s Required

How to Obtain


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

① Go to the NPC Fughar after completing the Mediah questline.

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


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.





■ 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!

Once you graduate, you’ll receive one of the items below through a Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon. (You can only receive each special reward once per Family. If you’ve claimed it before, you can’t receive it again!)


Special Season Rewards

2020 Spring Season

PEN (V) Capotia Earring and PEN (V) Capotia Ring

2020 Summer Season

Perilla’s Star

2020 Winter Season

PEN (V) Capotia Belt

NEW! 2021 Summer Season

What Could This Season’s Reward Be? (Revealed with the July 7 update)

* Adventurers who missed out on a previous season reward can select it and exchange for it this time around!


Upon graduating, you can open the Gift Box Full of Memories to receive a variety of items, including Cron Stones, Advice of Valks, and Secret Book of Old Moon, that will help you in your adventures on the normal servers. However, make sure you pay close attention to the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon that you can also obtain!


If you use the Exchange Coupon, you can exchange a single piece of PRI (I) - PEN (V) Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear. The Boss Gear you exchange for will be one enhancement level lower than the Tuvala Gear you exchanged.

E.g.) PEN (V) Tuvala Armor → TET (IV) Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor

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

The exchanged Boss Gear is bound to your Family. It can be enhanced with Caphras Stone and even be made into Fallen God’s Armor. However, the Boss Gear cannot be listed on the Central Market.



3. What’s Different in the 2021 Summer Season

We’ve heard all kinds of feedback and suggestions from Adventurers who enjoyed the previous Spring, Summer, and Winter Seasons. So, shall we see what’s new and different in the 2021 Summer Season?



■ Simplified Main Questline (Existing Adventurers)

We’ve added a new “Simplified Main Questline” for our existing Adventurers.

Requirements Needed for Simplified Main Questline

Must have previously completed the entire Mediah main questline

Must have previously completed the [Pet] Bareeds' Junaid quest offered by the NPC Bareeds III

* You can progress through the simplified main questline with a summer season character only once per Family.

* The simplified main questline will only be available while the season servers are active and will disappear once the season ends.


Adventurers who fulfill all the requirements and have completed the main questline up ‘till “The Sage of Velia” can accept the [Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family quest from the NPC Alustin in Velia.


If you’ve completed the final quest of the Balenos main questline, Embarking on an Adventure, you will no longer be able to accept the [Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family quest. Thus, you will no longer be able to do the simplified main questline, so make sure to check in with the NPC Alustin beforehand!



■ 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 in the 2021 Summer Season, there is a new Season Character Transfer System that 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!

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


Also, the Class B character that you wish to transfer the season character status to must be Lv. 25 or lower to be transferrable. (Class A 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

Did you start the Summer Season with guildmates or friends?

In this season, three areas were changed to “Party Monster Zones.” (Normal and season servers!) Take this chance to party up with your friends and stack up loot together!

Monster Zone

Recommended Number of Party Members

Recommended Equipment

Waragon Nest


PRI (I) - DUO (II) Grade Tuvala Gear

Basilisk Den

DUO (II) - TRI (III) Grade Tuvala Gear

Shultz Guard

TRI (III) - TET (IV) Grade Tuvala Gear

* Once the Summer Season ends, these monster zones will revert back to their original state.



You’re now ready to head off to the Season Servers!

See you there!


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