GM Notes [GM Notes] End of the 2021 Summer Season
Black Desert Sep 8, 2021, 10:00 (UTC)



Greetings, Adventurers.

As previously announced in our "A Letter to Black Desert Adventurers," the Black Desert team has been discussing the possibility of adjusting the Season Servers to lighten the progression hurdles and help newer Adventurers settle into Black Desert. With this purpose in mind, we’ve decided to conclude the Summer Season early during the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance.

But don't worry! This farewell to the Summer Season will be immediately followed up by a new "Season+" server. The new "Season+" server is a bolstered version of the previous season with improved Tuvala gear enhancement chances along with more boosts between the graduation stage and end gear progression. This revamp is also particularly meaningful to the staff in that it embodies our best efforts to reflect the Adventurers’ needs and suggestions voiced out to us.

We sincerely hope that the Season+ servers can deliver the renewed adventures that we hope for you to experience.

So, get ready to jump right in and join the new Season+ servers!


1. Summer season ends during the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance!
2. New Season+ starts after the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance!
3. All Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards are automatically completed.
4. Collect all Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards before the September 15th (Wed) maintenance!
5. Collect all finished Season challenge rewards before the September 15th (Wed) maintenance!
6. All Summer Season characters will be converted to 'Normal Characters' during the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance.
7. All "Season Quests" in progress will be removed.
8. Unconverted Tuvala gear will be converted automatically.

Summer Season End & Season+ Start Date

2021 End of Summer Season Closed during September 15, 2021 (Wed.) Maintenance
2021 Start of Season + Begins after September 15, 2021 (Wed.) Maintenance


Season Character and Quests


- All Summer Season characters will be converted to ‘Normal Characters’ during the September 15th maintenance.

- All ‘Season Quests’ in progress will be removed as well.



Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass


- The Black Spirit Pass was removed from the Pearl Shop (F3) during the September 8th (Wed) maintenance. (Added)

- Uncompleted Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass missions will be completed for you during the September 8th (Wed) maintenance.

- Make sure to receive all the Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards before the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.

- Any unreceived Season Pass & Black Spirit rewards will be deleted during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.

- Once you claim the normal rewards of the Season Pass, the Black Spirit Pass rewards will become available. (Both the Season Pass and Black Spirit Pass rewards must be claimed in the order from start to finish.)

- The Season Pass and Black Spirit Pass will both end during the September 15th (Wed) maintenance, please make sure to claim your rewards beforehand.



Challenge Removal


1) Summer Season Character Level 15 - 60 Challenge

2) Autumn Breeze Rolling in Rewards

3) Fughar’s Gift Box

4) [Season] On the Lucretia Dagger!

* The challenges above are scheduled to be removed during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance so please make sure to receive all challenge rewards before the maintenance.



Item Removal

Item List

(Removed during September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.)

- Honorable Adventurer’s Certificate

- Time-filled Black Stone

- Refined Magical Black Stone

- Tuvala Ore

- Time-filled Black Stone Bundle

- Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle

- Tuvala Ore Bundle

- [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze

- [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box and other [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stones for each Tuvala part.

- [Season] Leveling Aid Boxes (including all boxes for different levels) and [Season] New Adventure Box.

- Tuvala gear and accessories that haven’t been converted.

- Rift’s Fragment

- Rift’s Echo

- [Season] Rift’s Thorn

- Frozen Tides Black Stone

- Fughar’s Timepiece
- Vahmalkea: Rift Chest
- [Season] Secret Book of the Crimson Fog

- [Event] Fughar's Gift Box

* [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon will remain in your Inventory and will be useable in the next season. Please note that you cannot obtain the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon during Season+. (Fixed)

* If you have the [Season] Crow Merchants Guild Contribution Certificate I/II, you will still be able to accept and complete the "Crow Merchants Guild's Gift" even after the season ends.



Quest Compensations

Adventures who were not able to complete the ‘[Season Server Graduation] At the Crossroad’ or ‘[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World’ will receive the rewards below through the in-game mail (B).


Completion Rewards for Uncompleted Quests

Gift Box Full of Memories

Fughar’s Letter of Encouragement

- You will be excluded from the compensation if your Summer Season character has been deleted or no longer exists during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.



Continuable Season Quests

Quests Available after the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance
- You can still complete the ‘[Season Special Gift] Dreams Ebb and Flow’ quest through the Black Spirit if you’ve completed the Summer Season Graduation.


Unconverted Tuvala Gear


Summer Season Tuvala gear that have not been converted with conversion stones will be automatically converted and returned to Adventurers during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance following the criteria below.
* (Tuvala gear for equipment slots that was already converted will not be sent to you.)

Tuvala Gear Conversion Criteria (In order of Priority)

① Unconverted Tuvala gear with the highest enhancement level per equipment slot (1 per equipment slot except 2 for earrings and rings for a total of 13):

E.g.) If you have a “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” and “TRI (III): Tuvala Gloves” in your inventory or storage, then only the “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” will be converted.


If there are two or more identical types of Tuvala gear with the same enhancement level, then the second criteria will be followed.


② Branded Tuvala gear (Item Brand Spell Stone):

E.g.) If you have a branded “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” and unbranded “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves," then the branded “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” will be converted.

If there are two or more identical types of branded Tuvala gear with the same enhancement level, then the third criteria will be followed.


③ Most recently crafted Tuvala gear:

E.g.) If you own an unbranded PEN (V) Tuvala Longsword (crafted on September 1) and an unbranded PEN (V) Tuvala Amulet (crafted on September 10), then the more recently crafted PEN (V) Tuvala Amulet will be converted.

* Any Tuvala gear that is excluded by the criteria above will not be recoverable.

* Tuvala gear that have been converted this way will be placed in the Inventory of the character that graduated from Summer Season. However, if your Inventory is full, then the gear will be sent to your Heidel Storage.


* Additional Notices

- If you want to use one of the deleted gear instead of the converted gear, please contact us via [Support Center] before the October 13, 2021 (Wed.) maintenance.

- Please provide the name and enhancement level of the converted gear you wish to exchange as well as the name and enhancement level of the gear you want to recover when submitting your ticket.

- Please note that we can only provide recovery services only once per equipment slot for the converted gears.


The goal of the new Season+ server is to alleviate progression hurdles for newer Adventurers but we also plan to gradually expand the various boosts so that even veteran Adventurers feel more comfortable when settling into their new season character.



* In order to provide more details regarding the “Season+,” we’ve updated the content below on September 9, 2021 (Thu) 8:20 (UTC). (Added)

Season+ (Scheduled for September 15th)


1. New Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass

The beginning of the ‘Season+’ server will also bring about a new Season pass and Black Spirit Pass. Completing the new Season Pass and the Black Spirit Pass will grant you Season Seals that you can exchange for three types of Weapon Exchange Coupons. These Weapon Exchange Coupons are not the Tuvala Weapon Exchange Coupons, but rather the Weapon Exchange Coupons for Boss Gear. 


2. Fughar’s Timepiece

First made available in the 2021 Summer Season, Fughar’s Timepiece can be obtained again in the new Season+ server. Using Fughar’s Timepiece with a Season Character will convert your Season Character into a normal character. Subsequently, the entirety of the Combat EXP & Skill EXP earned by your Season Character will be automatically copied to a normal character of your choice. It’s important to note that the Season Character you just converted to a normal character will retain its Combat EXP & Skill EXP.


3. Various Improvements

Completing the Serendia main questline will now grant you an additional pet. Additionally, the unnecessarily varied Mediah region's monster loot will also be reorganized. Main quest rewards will be boosted to give more valuable rewards and Valencia region monsters will drop better loot.


4. Improved Tuvala gear Enhancement Chances

Enhancement chances will be adjusted in the Season+ server to make Tuvala Gear easier to enhance.



Season+ (Scheduled for September 29th)


1. PEN (V) Tuvala gear (All 7 types) can now be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss gear.

After the September 29th maintenance, the seven different types of PEN (V) Tuvala gear can now be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss gears that cannot be traded on the market.


To provide a little extra something for all Adventurers, we’ve also made it possible to trade in a TET (IV) Boss gears (available on the market) in exchange for a TET (IV) Boss gears (unavailable on the market). Please keep in mind that this exchange is allowed only once per family. Furthermore, once you’ve enhanced the Boss Gear to PEN (V), you can craft it into the Fallen God’s Armor, which can be listed on the Central Market.


Right now, you might be wondering what the benefit is when you trade in a Boss gear for a one that can’t be traded on the market. Not to worry! These newly exchanged Boss Gear will offer a new way to be enhanced to PEN (V) level with steady effort!


Refer to the image below to see how the new system works.


▲ You can obtain TET (IV) Boss Gear for all seven of the equipment slots (Main Weapon, Sub-weapon, Awakening Weapon, Armor, Shoes, Gloves, and Helmet) via exchange. Afterward, you can try to enhance the obtained Boss Gear to PEN (V) with the new way that will be introduced in Season+. Additionally, all PEN (V) Tuvala Gear that has been previously converted (not limited to Tuvala Gear converted during the 2021 Summer Season) can be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss Gear (cannot be traded on market) in Season+.


2. More Support from Growth Pass

When Adventurers graduate from Season+ server, we’ll be providing a Growth Pass to help Adventurers to live the experience in the world of Black Desert. Growth Pass will consist of various challenges (and matching rewards) that will not only help you learn more about the world but also gauge your progression in the diverse contents of Black Desert. When you’ve finally completed the entire Growth Pass, you’ll be more than ready to dive deeper into your journey in Black Desert. Growth Pass will be made available to any Season+ server graduated character, free of purchase.


▲ As this image was taken during development, it is displayed in the Korean language. This content will be translated to the supported languages before it releases, but the contents may be subject to change.


We are currently preparing more announcements to give you more information about the upcoming updates. Make sure to keep an eye on our website for more notices regarding Season+ and all the contents & events that we have in store!

Happy adventuring!

@Extinkt They arent giving away pen gear. It's a guarantee that in order to get that full set to pen it's going to take at least a year of grinding every day plus countless billions.

They dont give away anything in this game. So quit whining. Not to mention that you'll still have your gear crutch due to the fact that accessories arent included in this. Full pen with mediocre accessories is barely 260k, its bare minimum elvia gear. Anyone
playing as long as you have shouldn't feel threatened by it. If you do feel that way then you really did waste a year if you somehow have worse gear.
Sep 12, 2021, 17:43 (UTC) 0
My only question is that are these new Season Servers separate from the ones they convert into season servers in the past (Kamasylvia Servers, and one Olivia Server). I'm asking because I missed being on the Kamasylvia servers, and hate for it to be gone
forever in exchange for a new season one.
Sep 8, 2021, 14:54 (UTC) 0
Will the Simplified Questline added in Summer Season still be available in the Season+ Server?
Sep 8, 2021, 15:18 (UTC) 0
It's disappointing you're ending the season a couple weeks early.
Sep 8, 2021, 15:25 (UTC) 2
@D10nys1us They have been completely tone deaf about this. Ending early for this? Really? No respect for people's plans and lives? And then no break between seasons? Need to do non-season things too, you know. Other characters.

Well, no one is forcing me to jump into the new season right away. And when will the new season end anyway? Right, it doesn't matter what they say anyway.
Sep 8, 2021, 16:02 (UTC) 1
@Entropoid Yeah I'm in the exact same boat. I tend to play slower than most people and have stuff planned out, and yet now in order to get value for the pass that I payed for, they have completely gone against their word and if I want to get my value I
will have to play in a way that I prefer not to... I like that they are trying to make positive changes, but there really doesn't seem to be ANY reason for them to cut the current season short to do so!
Sep 8, 2021, 22:57 (UTC) 0
@Wreavant They literally are completing the pass for you. All you have to do is collect the rewards.
Sep 12, 2021, 17:46 (UTC) 0
I have but 1 request: increase the max char slots by 2 for season+.

The last season already shat on loyal players with max char slots by needing them to delete a character to make use of fughar's time piece. Yeah I had one lvl 56 char left I could delete, but that did cost me her pearl outfit. Those things are expensive and
this was a special one that could not be cronned, too.

And if we get to __create a new season character AND get another fughar's time piece, but the slots don't increase, then I would have to delete 2 lvl 60+ characters and more outfits. Which won't be restored as you desire to extract as much money as possible.

Please. PLEASE! increase the max char slots by 2 for season+. My progress over the last 5 years is already quickly becoming meaningless, but I'm otherwise also getting punished (again) for being loyal and paying for character slots. And that's just absolutely
not how it should be.
Sep 8, 2021, 16:08 (UTC) 1
Free Pen items no nO NO !!!!
Sep 8, 2021, 16:15 (UTC) 1
Does this mean any converted V Tuvala gear we have can't be exchanged into boss gear? We would essentially have to obtain and enhance new Tuvala gear in Season+ and or exchange a sellable boss piece into a non tradeable version?
Sep 8, 2021, 16:18 (UTC) 0
I don't know if anyone asked yet, but can we convert old Tuvala set(from previous Seasons) to TET Boss set? Because my main character still has some Tuvala pieces.
Sep 8, 2021, 16:19 (UTC) 0
@xCross And what about the unsellable boss gear I /just/ got from this season, is that going to retroactively be eligible for this new easier enhancement system or is it worthless garbage now?
Sep 8, 2021, 16:43 (UTC) 0
@Anann Not sure if it will be eligible or not, but in regards to being "garbage" now, it is still useful. Can yolo tap it for a pen attempt/stack building, and if it doesn't go you can always turn it in for Dorim Morgrim's adventure journal for account
wide ap/dp, or keep it to work on further enhancements in the future.
Sep 8, 2021, 17:06 (UTC) 0
Full PEN at start when?
Sep 8, 2021, 16:54 (UTC) 2
@Auadi One simple question. Does this work for any boss gear that is tradeable via Market Place such as Griffon? Or does it have to be Giath? I am assuming has to be Giath but I would hate to assume.
Sep 8, 2021, 17:36 (UTC) 0
I really hope another character slot will be given or it will be really unfair for veteran having rulupee done and/or 24 developped characters
Sep 8, 2021, 18:02 (UTC) 0
"Right now, you might be wondering what the benefit is when you trade in a Boss gear for a one that can’t be traded on the market. Not to worry! These newly exchanged Boss Gear will offer a new way to be enhanced to PEN (V) level with steady effort!"
Really looking forward for something like the guarranty 100% enchant , ex: the cresent ring that we got 100% to pen, cuz the way they phrase it , "with steady effort!"
Sep 8, 2021, 18:11 (UTC) 0
I'm all for making catching up a better experience, such as the main-questline improvements, and SP experience increases (which still need to be increased more EVERYWHERE). But this is getting ridiculous. So the current season free gear isn't enough, we
need another season immediately after it that's even more free. Why not just rip the band-aid off and give everyone a set of TET boss gear in the mail since that is what you are trying to do anyway? Don't forget to include an infinite potion in the mail too.
Sep 8, 2021, 19:03 (UTC) 1
Are being provided with another coupon to convert tuvala to boss gear? For this event?
Sep 8, 2021, 19:34 (UTC) 0
Sep 8, 2021, 19:34 (UTC) 0