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Updates [Updates] Patch Notes - December 29, 2021
Black Desert Dec 29, 2021, 10:00 (UTC)

 

Greetings Adventurers,


Here are the latest update details for Black Desert Online on December 29, 2021 (Wed). Today’s patch contains 99 updates and is approximately 1.79 GB.

 


New Red Battlefield - Valencia City

● Added "Valencia City," a new battlefield in Red Battlefield.
- You battle over 5 contested areas in the Red Battlefield of Valencia City.
 

- The area is marked for each territory, and you can occupy the relevant areas when only your allies are in them.

Unoccupied Areas Black Desert Occupied Areas Red Desert Occupied Areas
Yellow Blue Red

- Each team can earn 1 point per second for each area occupied. The team that first earns 3,000 points wins.
- Occupying an area takes a certain period of time and timer progression will stop when an enemy enters the area.
- You can continue occupying the area by defeating all enemies encroaching upon the occupied area.
- Also, strategies and cooperation are important since a debuff will be applied to reduce a certain level of damage reduction and evasion stats around the occupied areas.
* Please note that you must deactivate non-combat stance (from Tabs and Skill Use) to enter the combat zone from the starting point of each team.

Success at Occupying Area
(Black Desert Team)
In Combat to Occupy Area
(Black Desert Team)
Failure to Occupy Area
(Black Desert Team)

* You can check out the Red Battlefield content and Valencia City battlefield content by going to [Adventurer's Guide - Red Battlefield: Valencia City].







Valencia City was added as a new battlefield for the Red Battlefield.
For the Red Battlefield in Valencia City, you can earn points by occupying areas instead by defeating opponents. The rules by which areas are occupied in Valencia City allow our Adventurers to plan out their plays strategically such as taking over opponents' occupied areas, defending allies' occupied areas, and suddenly attacking opponents in the busy city streets. However, since you can win by occupying areas for certain periods of time instead of defeating your opponents under these rules, a debuff to damage reduction and evasion stats will prevent you from resting on your laurels.
We will continue with our updates to provide a more seamless and enjoyable PvP experience for our Adventurers.

 

 

Events

접기

● Happy New Year event has started.

- December 29, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - January 9, 2022 (Sun) 23:59 (UTC)

With the 2022 New Year fast approaching, we’ve prepared a special coupon and buff to really make you want to shout, “Happy New Year!” 

[Happy New Year]

 

● Extracting Caphras Stones event has started.

- December 29, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - January 12, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

We want our Adventurers to experience the class reboots to their fullest, so we’re bringing you a special Caphras Stone extraction event for 2 weeks!

[Extracting Caphras Stones]

 

● Winter Ice Fishing (Feat. Alpaca) event has started.

- December 29, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - January 12, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

This winter is your chance to experience the thrill of ice fishing in the Black Desert world!
And wouldn’t it be even better if you had a “fwuzzy” alpaca to accompany you in your ice fishing adventures?

[Winter Ice Fishing (Feat. Alpaca)]

 

● The Red Battlefield awaits! event has started.

- December 29, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance - January 12, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

With “Valencia City” joining the Red Battlefield as a new map in the December 29 Update, this is the time to jump into the fray of the Red Battlefield!

Unlike other Red Battlefield maps where you obtain points for defeating foes, you clutch victory in the Valencia City map by occupying specific zones!

And during the event, you can obtain the [Event] Red Box of Honor as a bonus reward, so why not take this chance to try out this thrilling new PvP content!

[The Red Battlefield awaits!]

 

 

New and Improvements

Character

● Changed the cooldown for deleting a level 45 or lower normal or trial character to 3 minutes, which is the same as the cooldown for deleting a season character.

 

 

● Fixed the issue where no MP was recovered when using the following skills.
- Ultimate: Charging Wind, Extreme: Charging Wind, Absolute: Extreme Charging Wind, Prime: Extreme Charging Wind
● Fixed the issue where MP was recovered even if no targets were hit when using the following skills.
- Penetrating Wind (I to Absolute)
- Prime: Penetrating Wind
● Fixed the issue where no MP was consumed when using the following skills on cooldown.
- Penetrating Wind (I to Absolute)
- Prime: Penetrating Wind

 

 

● Swirling Darkness - Fixed the issue where the commands for the skill were being displayed abnormally on the Skill Guide UI.

 

 

● Fearsome Tyrant - Fixed the issue where the skill's Push effect (in PvE) was pushing monsters back too far when used while mounted.
● Prime: Fearsome Tyrant - Fixed the skill description to match the actual number of targets hit when used while mounted.
● Fearsome Tyrant (I to Absolute) - Fixed the issue where the Stun effect wasn't applied when used while mounted.
● Fearsome Tyrant III - Fixed the issue where the skill description did not list the Push effect (for PvE). 

 

 

● Prime: Summon Heilang - Improved the following skills' Heilang effects to increase activation speed upon learning this skill.
- Surging Tide, Void Lightning, Roaring
● Prime: Summon Heilang - Changed Void Lightning's and Roaring's Helinag effects to cause Heilang's motions to apply the Stiffness effect upon learning this skill.
● Prime: Roaring - Changed to no longer cancel the skill when pressing the ↓ key during the skill.
● Command: Follow - Changed Heilang to now counter attack if Tamer is struck during the skill.
● Prime: Void Lightning - Fixed the issue where the Increase All DP effect wasn't applied when using the skill while mounted.
● Roaring - Fixed the issue where the last attack's hits were applying the Stiffness effect even when used on cooldown.
● Command: Attack - Fixed the issue where Heilang wouldn't continue attacking the target after Void Lightning or Roaring even during the skill.
● Surging Tide - Fixed the issue where Heilang's attacks wouldn't activate the Heilang effects when using the skill.
● Roaring - Fixed the issue where Heilang effects would apply the Stiffness effect even when using the skill on cooldown while mounted.
● Surging Tide - Fixed the issue where the Heilang effects weren't activated when using the skill while mounted.
● Absolute: Roaring, Prime: Roaring IV - Added to the skill description that using the skill will taunt nearby enemies.
● Surging Tide - Fixed the issue where the Heilang effect of applying Stiffness was being applied even when using the skill on cooldown. 

 

 

● Stub Arrow (I to II) - Fixed the issue where 3 hits instead of 2 hits were being performed when using the skill while mounted.
● Charged Stub Arrow - Fixed the issue where using the last stub arrow attack of this skill while mounted wouldn't activate Stub Arrow's cooldown.
● Ultimate: Gale - Fixed the issue where using Prime: Gale (II to III) while mounted wouldn't apply the Increase AP buff upon learning this skill.
● Cyclone Slash, Charged Stub Arrow - Fixed the issue where the command inputs for the skills appeared unnatural.
● Arrow Grapple III - Fixed the issue where the skill description didn't match the I and II versions. 

 

 

● Stub Arrow - Fixed the issue where cooldown wouldn't be applied when using the last stub arrow with Charged Stub Arrow while mounted.
● Charged Stub Arrow - Fixed the issue where the description for the command keys would be unnatural.
● Maehwa's Will - Fixed the issue where the sound effects would not play in Succession. 

 

 

● Blitz Stab, Ultimate: Blitz Stab - Changed the skill's area range to match its linear visual effect.
● Sacrum Ferit (I to IV) - Changed to match the attack range of Flow: Lucem Fluxum. 

 

 

● Ninja Evasion - Removed the required Stamina.
● Fixed the issue where your character's motions midair would continue unnaturally when jumping laterally or backward with your sah chakram.
● Flow: Sky Stepping - Fixed the issue where you could continue the skill laterally or backward with your sah chakram.
● Flow: Sky Stepping - Added the following text to the description. However, skill activation remains the same.
- "Cannot continue the skill in the same direction."
● Absolute: Flash Slash - Fixed the issue where a low number of maximum targets hit would be applied to certain attacks. 

 

 

● Ninja Evasion - Removed the required Stamina.
● Asura - Removed the text that says Super Armor will be applied during Drastic Measure, due to the changes in adding Super Armor to Drastic Measure.
● Serpent Ascension (I to III) - Made the following changes:
- Adjusted the attack damage from 3 hits to 7 hits.

Before After
Attack damage 1361% x 3
Blade attack damage 1544% x 6
Attack damage 1361% x 7
Blade attack damage 1544% x 6

- Adjusted the attack damage reduction rate in PvP to match that of the blade attack damage reduction in PvP.

Before After
Attack damage -63% in PvP
Blade attack damage -53% in PvP
Attack damage -63% in PvP
Blade attack damage -63% in PvP

- Improved to apply damage evenly to nearby enemies by adjusting the attack area. However, the attack area for Floating remains the same.)

We received a lot of feedback from our Adventurers playing Ninja that the damage for Serpent Ascension decreased drastically after our Class Reboot. With the Class Reboot, we adjusted the relatively high damage stats for Serpent Ascension so that you can use the other skills more. However, there was the issue where lower damage stats than intended were applied, so we took a look at the skill again from the beginning. In the process, we thought that decreasing damage in PvE was unnecessary, which is why we adjusted it back to its original stats and only adjusted the damage in PvP. Also, we adjusted the attack area to improve upon the great difference in damage applied depending on the distance traveled, so that damage would be applied evenly.
● Succession: Ankle Cutter - Added the following text so that the description on defense effects and debuffs match the actual effects.
- Forward Guard during the skill
- Bound on hits (PvE only) 

 

 

● Flame's Calling - Fixed the skill's visual effects to match the actual attacks.
● Flame's Calling - Fixed the issue where the skill demo was displayed abnormally. 

 

 

● Earth's Calling - Fixed the skill's visual effects to match the actual attacks.
● Earth's Calling - Fixed the issue where the skill demo was displayed abnormally.

 

 

● Savage Somersault - Alleviated the issue where you couldn't combo into Skull Crusher in certain situations.

 

 

● Flash Step - Fixed the issue where the "Quick Slot available" text would appear in the description. 

 

 

● Core: Eradication - Fixed the issue where the icon was different from the icon for the normal version of the skill. 

 

 

● Marked Bloom - Changed the casting motions to match the actual motions. 

 

 

● Fixed the issue where the Skill Demos for skills that summon the Slippery Scallywags would not play properly.

 


Contents

● Added so that you can now obtain Caphras Stones when butchering the following hunted monsters after Hunting.

Hunted Monsters
Giant Boar
Giant Elk
Giant Wolf
Giant Fox
Giant Brown Bear
Giant Lioness
Giant Lion
Giant Mountain Sheep
Giant Fox
Weasel
Raccoon
Seagull
Mischievous Raccoon
Sensitive Giant Elk
Verdure Deer
Verdure Doe
Drieghan Male Goat
Drieghan Female Goat
Grass Rhino
Shadow Wolf
Llama
Yak
Belladonna Elephant
Gazelle
Feather Wolf
Black Leopard
Ferrica
Ferrina
Baby Belladonna Elephant
Phnyl
Shadow Lion
Although Hunting is a life skill with its own unique appeal in the Black Desert world, many of our Adventurers have expressed disappointment even through our CalpheON Ball in not being able to obtain Caphras Stones from it. We improved the Hunting content so that our Adventurers can now obtain Caphras Stones, making it a more fulfilling and rewarding experience.
● Changed the ratio of Caphras Stones extracted and the Silver cost to extract to the following starting from Dec 29, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance until Jan 12, 2022 (Wed).
Before After
Can extract 95% of Caphras Stones used for Caphras Enhancement on gear
Costs 100,000 Silver per Caphras Stone extracted
Can extract 100% of Caphras Stones used for Caphras Enhancement on gear
Costs 1 Silver per Caphras Stone extracted

● Please note that there will be a Dark Rift event after maintenance on Jan 5, 2022 (Wed).

 


Item

● Bring the Secret Scroll of Equilibrium to Alustin in Velia to exchange it for an [Event] Chest of Equilibrium.
- You can obtain the Secret Scroll of Equilibrium via Challenges (Y) when logging in from Dec 11, 2021 (Sat) at 00:00 to Feb 9, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance.

Required Item Exchanged Item

▲ Obtained via Challenges (Y)

▲ Can be exchanged with [Event] Chest of Equilibrium

- The [Event] Chest of Equilibrium and the Secret Scroll of Pure Equilibrium obtained from opening the [Event] Chest of Equilibrium will be removed following the Mar 2, 2022 (Wed) maintenance.
* However, the Strength EXP Exchange Coupon, Breath EXP Exchange Coupon, and Health EXP Exchange Coupon obtained from opening the [Event] Chest of Equilibrium will not be deleted.
[Go to Secret Scroll of Equlibrium event annoucement]
● Added text to the item description of the Secret Scroll of Equilibrium that says you can exchange the Secret Scroll of Equilibrium with Alustin, and it is valid until Feb 23, 2022 maintenance.

● Added a visual spark displayed when installing the Winter Wood Furnace inside your residence and manor.
● Changed the thickness of the Winter Wood Furnace displayed when installing it inside your residence and manor. 

 


Mounts

● Added the new mount "Fwuzzy Alpaca" that only Shai characters can ride.
- The item "Registration: Fwuzzy Alpaca" needs to be registered via Stable Keeper NPC to ride this mount.
* The items Fwuzzy Alpaca and Registration: Fwuzzy Alpaca will be removed during Feb 23, 2022 (Wed) maintenance.

Go to "[Event] Winter Ice Fishing (feat. Alpaca)"

● Changed so that you cannot change directions by moving your mouse during midair motions during Wings of Wind, Wings of Freedom, and Flight, skills of Arduanatt and Mythical Arduanatt.

 


Background, NPC, Effects, Cutscene

● Changed so that the sound from Grace Lauren's voiced dialog and base dialog wouldn't overlap during the Atoraxxion main questline. 

 


UI

● Changed to an integrated design for the Chat Window Settings UI.
- Added Select All and Deselect All buttons to the Chat Window Settings UI.
- The currently applied filter will be highlighted when you adjust the Chat Color Settings.
- System chat will automatically be activated when activating the following categories even when you don't manually activate system chat.

 

● Improved the usability of the Chat UI.
- Changed to apply transparency settings immediately to the Chat UI when adjusting transparency of chat windows via the Chat Window Settings UI.
- Improved so that you can adjust transparency for each chat window even when they overlap, without having to separate the chat windows.
● Slightly adjusted the length of the Storage per Territory area of the screen on the Nearby NPC UI.
● Added a notification text that will be displayed when selecting a menu from the ESC(New) Menu that you cannot use.

 


System

● Changed so that you cannot use the Item Copy and Single Copy functions with a character that has Karma below 0.
● Optimized memory usage when initially logging into the game.
● Optimized the Party widget UI. 

 

 

Pearl Shop

● Changed the Pearl Shop to not display loot box probability items for Adventurers logging in from regions where we cannot confirm their location due to relevant laws.

 


Web

● Changed the My Page → Acoin Purchase · Usage History page to display purchases within the last week.
● Adjusted the distance between the main menu at the top of the official website and the menu at the bottom of the page.
● Fixed the issue where the cookie usage agreement pop-up appeared when redeeming a coupon.
● Changed the video in the quick simplified sign-up page. (Modified)
● Added a default image to the profile pic image. (Modified)

 

 


Modified or Changed

● Fixed the issue where certain parts of the [Sorceress, Ranger, Tamer, Lahn] Sweet Dreams Underwear would appear abnormally when worn.
● Fixed the issue where the appearance of the [Ranger] Sweet Dreams Underwear would look different in certain situations.
● Fixed the issue where the dyes would appear abnormal when wearing the [Ranger] Sweet Dreams Underwear and the [Ranger] Sugar Rush outfit together.
● Fixed the issue where certain parts of the Sugar Rush outfits for the following classes would appear abnormal in certain situations.
- Tamer, Dark Knight, Mystic, Valkyrie, Shai, Kunoichi, and Hashashin
● Fixed the issue where the idle animation for the [Ranger] Kamashella Delore outfit would look different on the Pearl Shop (F3).
● Fixed the issue where certain hair styles would not be displayed for Lahn on Customization -> Hair on the Beauty (F4) window.
● Added the text, "Equipping the crossbow and ra'ghon will make your gloves invisible" to the following [Archer] outfits:
- [Archer] Derictus Gloves, [Archer] Sugar Rush Gloves, and [Archer] Grave Keeper Gloves.
● Fixed the issue where logging in with a character that had the version of the Item Collection Increase Scroll buff before improvements were made to it would reset the remaining time applied.
● Fixed the issue where the order of your Fairy's acquired skills would sometimes change when changing its skill.
● Fixed the issue where certain areas of the Blood Wolf Settlement would appear abnormally on the Minimap window.
● Fixed the issue where the Character Selection UI could be selected from the Disconnect UI on the End Game window in Gamepad UI mode.
● Fixed the issue where the icon would appear abnormally when removing a slot via Ring Menu Settings in Gamepad UI mode.
● Fixed the issue where a shadow would appear abnormally on the key guide text while mounted in Gamepad UI mode.
● Fixed the issue where the order of the chat groups for Corsairs and Hashashins would appear abnormal in the Chat Group window.
● Fixed the issue where the key guide would be displayed abnormally in the Select Appearance window on the Exchange Pet UI.
● Fixed the issue where the titles for the Season Pass objectives displayed when you hover your mouse over would exceed the UI.
● Fixed the issue where the Navigate function would activate even when selecting a completed objective when enabling the Use Gamepad function.
● Fixed the issue where character portraits would appear abnormal after sending a Party Invite from the Party Settings UI in Gamepad UI mode.
● Fixed the issue where pets couldn't acquire other skills (excluding their talent) properly when you registered Tier 2 or higher pets after maintenance on Dec 8, 2021 (Wed).
- Therefore, Tier 2 or higher pets registered with the aforementioned issue were removed and returned as items to Adventurers.
- You can collect the returned items via Mail (B). Now your pets can learn other skills properly when you register them.
Go to "[Notices] Regarding the Return of Certain Pets"
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't log in to the game properly sometimes when logging into the game initially with a PC with different settings.
● Changed the text color of the item description for the Lucky Fluid Collector to match that of other tools.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't complete the "Traces of Retaliation" quest because you were unable to move to the NPC pertaining to the quest objective.

● Fixed the issue where the text on the Give Gift button on the Pearl Shop would appear abnormal.

 

 

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