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Events Aug 18, 2021, 10:00 (UTC) Item Drops Ahoy!



What’s better than Item Drop Rate +50% and Life EXP +50% buffs? How about more Hards and Sharps as well!

It’s time to plunder some loot, Adventurers!


Event 1. Item Drops Ahoy!

Event Period

- August 18, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - September 1, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance


Event Details

- During the entire event period, the rates of items dropped by defeated monsters will be increased by +50%.

Active During the Entire Event Period
Item Drop Rate +50%

* The event buff is active on all servers except for the Arsha and Season Arsha servers.


■ Content Affected by Item Drop Rate Effects

There is a variety of ways (Hot Time, Scrolls, Knowledge (Ecology) Effect, etc.) to increase the drop rate of items in Black Desert.


While this item drop rate buff mostly applies to all loot dropped by defeated monsters, it does exclude certain game content and cases where loot is individually obtained when one monster is defeated by multiple Adventurers.


Please refer below to learn more about what the item drop rate affects.


■ Party Content Affected by Item Drop Rate Buffs (As of August 18, 2021)

Type Details
Loot from Monster Zones Recommended for Parties in the World Map (M)

Mirumok Ruins, Tunkuta, Abandoned Monastery (Restricted Territory), Gyfin Rhasia Temple,

Padix Island, Saltwater Crocodile, Olun's Valley,

[Elvia] Altar Imp Habitat, [Elvia] Castle Ruins, etc.


[Summer Season Party Monster Zones]

Waragon Nest 

Basilisk Den 

Shultz Guard 

Loot from Unique Monsters (Chance to Appear in Monster Zones)

Fadus Habitat - [Powerful] Fadus Warrior Chief

Shultz Guard - [Shultz Guard Captain] Kunga

Aakman Temple - Aakman Darkness Condenser

Hystria Ruins - Hystria Alerted Watch Tower

Thornwood Forest - [Fallen] Dark Knight

Tunkuta - Ulutuka

Star’s End - Apostle of Malevolence

Abandoned Monastery (Restricted Territory) - Specter of Belmorn

Padix Island - Mutant Loah Snake

Kratuga Ancient Ruins - [Ancient Extermination Weapon] Laytenn

Gyfin Rhasia Temple - [The First Soldier] Butcher of Gyfin Rhasia

Blood Wolf Settlement - Kagtum Guard

Sherekhan Necropolis - [Ancient] Sherekhan Guardian Spirit

Tshira Ruins - Kvariak


■ Content Not Affected by Item Drop Rate Buffs (As of August 18, 2021)

Type Details
World Boss Loot Kzarka, Karanda, Nouver, Kutum, Muraka, Quint, Offin, Garmoth, Vell, etc.
Items obtainable throughout the Black Desert world from certain events Golden Dagger, Golden Backpack, Golden Coelacanth, etc.
Field Boss Loot Red Nose, Dastard Bheg, Giant Mudster, Dim Tree Spirit, Katzvariak, etc.
Boss Summon Scroll

Awakened Goblin Chief Summon Scroll, Awakened Altar Imp Captain Summon Scroll, Ancient Relic Crystal Summon Scroll,

Pila Fe Scroll, Ibedor's Scroll, Rift's Echo, etc.

Summoned Guild Boss Khan, Ancient Puturum, Ferrid, Afuaru's Treasure Chest, etc.
Dark Rift Loot All loot that is obtainable from the Dark Rift.
Altar of Blood Loot All loot that is obtainable from the Altar of Blood.
Savage Rift Loot All loot that is obtainable from the Savage Rift
Pit of the Undying Loot All loot that is obtainable from the Pit of the Undying.
Event Monster Loot Turkey, Targargo, Mole, Belmorn, etc.
Gatekeeper Monster Loot Cadry Chief Gatekeeper, Crescent Chief Gatekeeper

Loot obtained by Gathering a defeated monster

* This loot is affected by Gathering Mastery effects.

Loot obtained from [Graverobber] Afuaru and [Suspicious] Poacher in Monster Zones
Items obtained by opening chance-driven boxes and bundles

* Please note that the information above is subject to change depending on additions/changes to the in-game content. 


Event 2. It’s Time to Level Up Life Skill!

Event Period

- August 18, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - September 1, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance


Event Details

- During the entire event period, there will be a Life EXP +50% buff.

Active During the Entire Event Period
Life EXP +50%

* This does not include Trading EXP.  


Event 3. Let’s Gather Hards and Sharps!

Event Period

- August 18, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - September 1, 2021 (Wed) before maintenance


Event Details

- The drop rate of Hard Black Crystal Shards and Sharp Black Crystal Shards from Gathering will be increased during the event.

Increased Chance to Obtain Hard Black Crystal Shard and Sharp Black Crystal Shard

From Gathering During the Event Period!

* The event buff does not stack with the on-going “Daily Hot Time!” event. Once this event ends, the previously on-going event Hot Time will be applied.


* Additional Notices

- If you log in before the start or end of this Hot Time event, the Hot Time UI will reflect the buff at the time of your login, but the actual Hot Time that is active will match the details on this event page. You can double-check the actual active Hot Time buff by reconnecting to the game.

- Pearl Abyss reserves the right to change or cancel the event depending on mitigating circumstances. If changes are made, they can be found on this event page.

- Event items may have restrictions (sale/trade) and/or different binding settings/expiration dates. Due to this reason, these items cannot be transferred or restored.

- For details such as whether the item is bound, please refer to the in-game item description

- Items and/or rewards that were used normally cannot be recovered.

- Participating in the event using inappropriate methods may result in a cancellation/retrieval of your reward(s) and/or restriction from the game.

- For any questions or concerns regarding the event, please contact us via [Support].

- Any content not mentioned on this page is subject to the [Black Desert Event Rules].

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