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Updates [Updates] Patch Notes - May 11, 2022
Black Desert May 11, 2022, 09:00 (UTC)

 

Greetings Adventurers,


Here are the latest update details for Black Desert Online on May 11, 2022 (Wed). Today’s patch contains 76 updates and is approximately 870.72 MB.

Artifact Inventory Preset

We have added the Artifact Preset function to make it easier for Adventurers to use artifacts.
After the release of the Artifact Inventory, we worked hard to get the preset function out as quickly as possible.

You can now create presets by selecting the "Edit Preset" button in the Artifact Inventory. Then you can select the "Equip" button of a preset to equip and manage your artifacts.
Especially since the Artifact Inventory is shared within your Family, this function makes it convenient for you to manage artifacts across multiple characters.

We hope you will enjoy and take advantage of the new Artifact Present function.

● Added the Artifact Preset function.
- You can equip and manage designated artifacts using the preset function.
- Select the "Edit Preset" button in the Artifact Inventory to save an artifact preset.
- You can save up to 10 presets.
- You can change the names of the presets when you edit a preset.
- You can see what kind of lightstone combination effect you will get with the artifacts via the "View Effects" button.
- You can equip the preset artifacts by selecting the "Equip" button.
* When you equip artifacts in a preset, then the artifacts you already had equipped will automatically be moved to your Artifact Inventory.
* You must have at least 2 slots available in your Inventory to equip artifact presets.
- The icon of artifacts that are not currently in your Artifact Inventory will be marked red.




● Improved the game pad mode UI to be able to use the Artifact Inventory and artifact presets.

World Boss Improvements

We have adjusted the difficulty of the stronger world bosses such as Stormbringer Karanda, Nightmarish Kzarka, Bloodstorm Nouver, and Thundercloud Kutum.

We've reduced the damage of certain difficult-to-avoid and one-hit-kill attacks (regardless of being at appropriate DP levels), and slightly increased the damage of certain attacks that were previously negligible to avoid. We also worked on improving the visibility of the range and patterns of boss attacks so that Adventurers would be able to better react to and avoid them.

We also drastically reduced the amount of time Bloodstorm Nouver spends in flight and made Thundercloud Kutum's debuff to now be purified by 1 Adventurer instead of the previous 3, thus rewarding our Adventurers for properly managing these boss mechanics. Regarding boss rewards, we are still undergoing much discussion as we look over our data. We ask that you also share your feedback and opinions with us as well.

Stormbringer Karanda

● Adjusted some of the attack patterns and difficulty of Stormbringer Karanda.
- Reduced damage on some of the attacks.
- Improved the hit area markers to display earlier.
- Changed the attacks that did not display a hit area marker but were telegraphed by the boss' motion to display markers.
- Improved the visibility of some of the hit area markers.
- Reduced the strength of the attack that pushes Adventurers away.
           

Nightmarish Kzarka

● Adjusted some of the attack patterns and difficulty of Nightmarish Kzarka.
- Reduced damage on some of the attacks.
- Improved the hit area markers to display earlier.
- Changed the attacks that did not display a hit area marker but were telegraphed by the boss' motion to display markers.
- Reduced the strength of the attack that pulled Adventurers in.
- Removed the rocks that fell immediately after Adventurers were pulled in.
- Changed Remnants of Kzarka so that characters can move through them.

Bloodstorm Nouver

● Adjusted some of the attack patterns and difficulty of Bloodstorm Nouver.
- Reduced the frequency of attacks where he would take flight and becomes invincible.
- Changed the aerial attacks so he would land sooner.
- Reduced damage on some of the attacks.
- Adjusted the hit area of certain attacks.
- Changed the sand tornados that pulled in Adventurers to disappear when certain attack patterns begin.

Thundercloud Kutum

● Adjusted some of the attack patterns and difficulty of Thundercloud Kutum.
- Adjusted the speed and damage of certain attacks.
- Adjusted the hit area of certain attacks.
- Improved the visibility of some of the hit area markers.
● Changed the "Purify" buff that used to be obtained when 3 Adventurers that purified the clouds gathered together to be obtainable by themselves.
* Buff Effects: Significantly increases Extra AP Against Monsters, Movement Speed, Attack Speed, and Casting Speed

Events

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● A Step Closer to a PEN (V) Accessory event has started.

- NPC Jetina is offering DOUBLED “Burning Moonlight Black Stone Powder” rewards during the event!

[A Step Closer to a PEN (V) Accessory]

 

● A Week of Playtime Challenges event has started.

- Play to receive rewards!

[A Week of Playtime Challenges]

 

● Scouring the Dark Rifts event has started.

- Defeat the bosses that appear from the Dark Rifts for a chance to obtain an [Event] Boss Summon Scroll Box!

[Scouring the Dark Rifts]

New and Improvements

Character

● Improved the issue where the camera would rotate awkwardly when switching directions while walking. 

● Prime: Earth Arrow - Fixed the issue where holding RMB wouldn't apply the effects of Prime: Elemental Flow.

● Fixed the issue where motions of certain body parts would appear abnormal when in idle stance with your Guardian. 

Today's update adjusted the damage ratios applied when Drakania damages/is damaged by other classes. These adjustments were made to revert her numbers from unintended figures. As these changes impact her PvP gameplay, we apologize for not checking these numbers more closely, and we will strive to prevent such a miscalculation from occurring once again. We will continue to inspect these numbers even after today's reversion, and will make further adjustments where deemed necessary. Thank you.
● When attacking as the Drakania class, the ratio of damage dealt to opposing classes are as follows.
- Increased PvP damage against Guardian by 3.24%.
- Reduced PvP damage against Drakania by 3.24%.
Warrior Hashashin Sage Ranger Guardian Sorceress Nova Corsair
100.66% 97.41% 100.66% 100.66% 105.53% → 108.77% 100.66% 92.54% 97.41%
Lahn Berserker Tamer Shai Striker Musa Maehwa Mystic
100.66% 95.78% 100.66% 97.41% 100.66% 100.66% 100.66% 95.78%
Valkyrie Kunoichi Ninja Dark Knight Wizard Archer Witch Drakania
92.54% 100.66% 100.66% 100.66% 100.66% 100.66% 100.66% 108.77% → 105.53%

● When being struck by other classes, the ratio of damage dealt to the Drakania class has been reverted from 100% to the following.

Warrior Hashashin Sage Ranger Guardian Sorceress Nova Corsair
100% → 105.53% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 99.03% 100% → 108.77% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 108.77%
Lahn Berserker Tamer Shai Striker Musa Maehwa Mystic
100% → 108.77% 100% → 108.77% 100% → 108.77% 100% → 46.27% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 108.77% 100% → 108.77% 100% → 105.53%
Valkyrie Kunoichi Ninja Dark Knight Wizard Archer Witch Drakania
100% → 105.53% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 94.16% 100% → 97.41% 100% → 105.53% 100% → 97.41% 100% → 105.53%

* The PvP damage ratios of all classes can be found in the [Adventurer's Guide] - [Class Damage Ratios].
● Fixed the issue where you weren't able to hear footsteps while auto-navigating.

Item

● Increased the Silver prices of Pearl items and amount of extractable Valks' Cry and Cron Stones from all Pearl Outfits that can be registered on the Central Market.

Category Before After
Number of extractable Valks' Cry 140 207
Number of extractable Cron Stones 420 621
Silver price of Pearl items that can be registered on the Central Market
(Maximum price) 
473,000,000 840,000,000 Silver

● Improved the usage of items to be displayed first before how to obtain the items for improved item descriptions of existing items. 

Before After

● Changed Lafi Bedmountain's Upgraded Compass and Archaeologist's Map to no longer be sold in shops. 
● Changed the following class release accessories from being character-bound to Family-bound. 
- [Corsair] Ocean's Plume, [Sage] Eyes of the Wise, [Nova] Echidna Tiara, [Nova] Echidna Earring, [Event] Umba, and [Event] Peek-a-Boo Black Spirit Cube Earring
● Improved the description on the alert window displayed when using Honorable Adventurer's Certificate to be more detailed.         
● Changed the item description of "Lovely Pomi Seal."

Monster

● Changed the location of Dark Rifts that appear at the Orc Camp and the Bloody Monastery.  
- The Dark Rift that appeared at the Orc Camp was moved to Alejandro Farm.
- The Dark Rift that appeared at the Bloody Monastery was moved to Southern Mountain Range.
- Any Dark Rift left open in their previous location before the update will remain there until you defeat the respective boss. Once defeated, these Dark Rifts will appear in the new locations the next time they reopen.




● The Fairies of Light imprisoned by the Red Orcs in Elvia Realm Orc Camp have begun to shine more brightly.
- Red Orcs caught in the "Zone of Light" and "Light Burst" created by the Fairies of Light will be weakened for longer periods of time.       

Quest, Knowledge

● Changed unskippable cutscenes to now be skippable from the second time you proceed through the Mountain of Eternal Winter main questline. 
- You can now skip cutscenes you couldn't previously skip when proceeding with the main questline with another character upon completing the following additional quests after completing the main questline once. 
- Cutscenes can be skipped after completing [Everfrost] Journey's End, which you can accept from the Black Spirit after completing Mountain of Eternal Winter: [Everfrost] Beyond the Doors of Alyaelli. 
● Improved the alignment and visibility of the list of Suggested and Recurring quests on the Quests (O) window. 

To make it easier for novice Adventurers to contribute to guild fishing missions, we determined it necessary to adjust the difficulty levels by changing the objectives to certain grades of fish.
● Improved the objectives for Fishing quests as follows: 
Quest Before After
Irresistible Lure Catch Grunt x1 Catch yellow-grade fish
Crio and Sandfish Catch Sandfish x1 Catch green-grade fish
Sit, Cast and Fish! Catch Sea Eel x1 Catch blue-grade fish

● Improved the guild missions for Fishing as follows: (Updated: 05/11/2022 15:50 UTC)

Size Objective Rewards
Small Guild Catch green-grade fish x25 17,000,000 Silver
10,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x1
Luxurious Support Box x1
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Small Guild Catch blue-grade fish x8 17,000,000 Silver
10,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x1
Luxurious Support Box x1
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Small Guild Catch yellow-grade fish x3 17,000,000 Silver
10,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x1
Luxurious Support Box x1
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Medium Guild Catch green-grade fish x38 26,000,000 Silver
20,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x2
Luxurious Support Box x2
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Medium Guild Catch blue-grade fish x13 26,000,000 Silver
20,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x2
Luxurious Support Box x2
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Medium Guild Catch yellow-grade fish x4 26,000,000 Silver
20,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x2
Luxurious Support Box x2
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Large Guild Catch green-grade fish x50 37,000,000 Silver
30,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Large Guild Catch blue-grade fish x17 37,000,000 Silver
30,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Large Guild Catch yellow-grade fish x6 37,000,000 Silver
30,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Extra Large Guild Catch green-grade fish x63 50,000,000 Silver
35,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Extra Large Guild Catch blue-grade fish x21 50,000,000 Silver
35,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Extra Large Guild Catch yellow-grade fish x7 50,000,000 Silver
35,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Small Guild Catch Mudskipper x20 31,000,000 Silver
15,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x1
Luxurious Support Box x1
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Medium Guild Catch Mackerel x10 and Swordfish x10 42,000,000 Silver
25,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x2
Luxurious Support Box x2
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Large Guild Catch Swellfish x10 and Herring x10 53,000,000 Silver
35,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1
Extra Large Guild Catch Smokey Chromis x10 and Porgy x10 64,000,000 Silver
70,000 Guild Skill EXP
Old Moon Life Seal x3
Luxurious Support Box x3
Blueprint: Drill x4
Khan Summon Scroll Piece x1

● Increased the Contribution EXP of 51 quests in Mountain of Eternal Winter.

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Quest Before After
Lamila’s Concern 100 250
Music Over Trading 200 250
Before Getting Approval 100 250
Head-to-head 100 250
Overcoming Deepened Misunderstanding 100 250
Eyes Full of Doubt 100 250
This Isn’t the Time 100 250
A Serendian at the Derelict Trade Post 100 250
There Must Be Something 100 250
What Does It Look Like? 100 250
Why So Glum, Toddro? 100 250
Then, I’m a Cool Guy! 100 250
Foreigners in the Citron Orchard 100 250
I'm the Problem Solver 100 250
Special Goods at the Citron Orchard 100 300
Clean Water Is All You Need 100 300
Drink the Citron Tea 100 300
I'm Isolated 100 250
About Various Mushroom Dishes I 100 250
Secret Recipe Book 100 250
Eilton’s Sommelier 100 250
Challenge! Eilton Meal 200 250
What’s Not in Her Jewelry Box 100 250
Violet Blue Resplendent Jade 100 300
Why Horses Run Wild 100 250
Operation Kasramu I 100 250
Operation Kasramu II 100 500
Sergeant Gantulga 100 250
Soya's at the Age to Get Married 100 250
Steal Laksi's Heart 100 250
Thick Fog 80 250
Ordering Service 250 350
How Much Do You Know About Hawks? 150 250
Delivering the Finished Perch 150 250
Wife Gone Sulky 150 250
Grasp at Straws 150 250
A Day as a Worker at the Stable 150 250
Straw Delivery! 150 250
It’s Nothing! 150 250
Biyamba’s Concern 150 250
A Gift for the Wife 150 250
Something Sour 150 250
My Husband Likes Citron Tea 150 250
A Second Gift for the Wife 150 250
Just Like That Day 150 250
Lamp About to Go Out 100 250
Delivering Materials for Repair Work 100 250
Camp Balacs’ Master Chef 100 250
Atui Balacs' Interest 100 250
Warm Up Your Belly 200 250
Heart in a Cup 200 250
● Increased the Contribution EXP of 30 quests in O'dyllita.
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Quest Before After
Secret Deal 300 400
Basics of Transaction: Give and Take. 300 400
Task 1: Illegal Hunting 300 450
Task 2: [Crossroad] Indiscriminate Attack - Combat 300 500
Task 2: [Crossroad] Smuggler's Thrill - Life 300 500
Task 3: Last Gift 500 400
Request for Rescue 300 400
Find My Contract 300 400
Feelings Change Like the Wind 300 400
Unable to Escape 300 400
[Crossroad] Trust Azelin. 300 400
[Crossroad] Don't trust Azelin. 300 400
Tragedy of Turos 300 400
Complex Truth 300 400
Facta Non Verba 300 400
Annoying Turos 300 500
Vencheloa and Fallen Ones 300 500
Strange Bond 300 400
Ones Seized in Evil Aura 150 450
Corrupting Ones 150 400
Ahib Turned into a Tree 150 400
To Thornwood Forest 300 400
Crystal of Evil 150 400
Fastidious Opencilla 150 400
Sephir's Intention 150 400
Material Supply 300 450
Vencheloa's Research 150 400
Danger Drawing Near 300 400
[Essence of Tunta] Celphie's Special Alchemy 300 500
[Essence of Tunta] Verti's Assistant 300 500

UI

● Changed the Artifact/Lightstone tabs in the Artifact Inventory to now be displayed as icons instead of text.
● Adjusted the size of the description box in the Lightstone Infusion window.

Web

● Improved the list of popular creations on the right side of the detailed pages of Photo Gallery and Beauty Album to not be fixed on the upper part of the screen. 
● Improved to more conveniently enter comments for posts on the GM Notes page. 
- The window for writing comments on GM Notes was improved to be displayed even when not logged in. 
- The window for writing comments was improved to be displayed before the comments already posted. 
● Improved to move over to the purchase completion page after automatically refreshing the "Purchasing" page. 
● Improved the slider on the bottom of the Game Features page to be minimized to fit the screen size. 
● Improved the search bar on the Community -> Forums page to be displayed with higher optimization depending on the resolution. 
● Improved the loading UI to be displayed when clicking the Enter button on the OTP verification page. 
● Changed the bolded letters to be displayed properly on the Terms of Service. 
● Fixed the issue where you could enter log-in information repeatedly when attempting to log in while your network is slow. 
● Improved to display whether Caps Lock is activated or not when finding and changing passwords. 
● Improved certain parts of the UI that provides info on the space you enter the password on the sign-up page. 
● Fixed the issue where an awkward message would be displayed under certain circumstances when using a coupon multiple times in-game. 
● Changed the default value of "games played" on the application page for Partners to be "Please select." 
● Fixed Open ID registration so you cannot enter an email address with capital letters.

Translation

● Changed the following terms in English: 
- Awakening Boss Summon Box to Awakened Boss Summon Scroll Box.
- Rear Support Neutralizing to Neutralized the Rear Guard.
- Move forward as you sweep to Move Forward while Sweeping.
- Discuss while reading a book to Discuss while Reading.
- Laugh while reading book to Laugh while Reading.

Modified or Changed

● [Nova] Fixed the issue where camera movement while previewing outfits in the Pearl Shop appeared awkward.
● Fixed the description for the [Dark Knight] Rosa Cassius Classic Set.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't adjust Guardian's hair type #20.
● Fixed the issue where certain regions' background didn't match what was displayed on the minimap.
● Fixed the issue where the Stuffed Snowfield Ili Pika's tail appeared transparent.
● Fixed the issue where Snowfield Ili Pika would spawn within certain objects/terrain and would become un-Butcher-able.
● Fixed the issue where the emoticon icons and "Send" button would overlap when chatting via the Friend List (N).
● Fixed the awkward placement of the gear durability alert for gamepad UI mode.
● Added text to the [Returning Event] Extraordinary Fish I quest that it can be completed by drying a Mudskipper, Sandfish, Rock Hind, Mackerel, Trout, Beltfish, Sandeel, Sea Eel, or Herring.
● Added text to the "The Final Destination - Mountain of Eternal Winter" quest mentioning the risk of catching Frostbite in the Everfrost region.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't obtain the "Flaming Fist" title.
● Fixed the issue where you couldn't use the Transport function at the stables in Black Lake Encampment, Mountain of Eternal Winter.
● Fixed the issue where certain NPCs in the Western Guard Camp appeared abnormal.
● Fixed the issue where the background music would stop playing after you logged in with your character. 
● Fixed the issue where you could only craft the Silver Embroidered Farmer's Clothes at the Costume Mills in Grána and Duvencrune.
● Fixed the quest acceptance conditions and details for the "[Elvia] Kzarka: Barrier of Infestation" questline..
● Added windows to certain windowless buildings in the Balenos loading screens.
● Fixed the description and colors for the "[Season] For the Future" quest.
● Fixed the issue where the quest icon for the "[Adventure Log] Wager for the Magic Tome" quest appeared abnormal.
● Fixed the issue where a quest you couldn't complete appeared under [ADV Support] [Lv. 60] Family-fitting Inventory in the Quests (O) window after completing the "[Shakatu's Gift] Bag of the Stars" quest.
● Fixed the issue where you could use Item Copy on Tachros' and Stella's Spirit Stones.
- Tachros' and Stella's Spirit Stones that were copied before have been reverted.
● Fixed the issue where the number of inventory slots remaining would overlap with the "View Mount Inventory" button in storage.
● Fixed the issue where the quest icon for the following Florechestra instrument quests appeared abnormal.
- [Weekly] Dewdrop of Fire's Pride
● Fixed the issue where the Pet Exchange UI appeared abnormal after exchanging a pet once for gamepad UI mode.
● Fixed the line breaks for the Tooth Fairy Wing item description.
● Fixed the issue where the Interior Points for the Blue Maned Lion's Manor were displayed abnormally.
● Fixed the issue where the "[Everfrost] Foxrule" quest objectives were displayed abnormally.
● Fixed the issue where reopening the Dye window after dyeing your mount, wagon, or campsite would cause your game client to crash.
● Fixed awkward portions of the Season Pass UI.
● Fixed the issue where certain parts of the desert appeared abnormal on the minimap.

Recent Major Updates

To help newer or returning Adventurers keep up with the latest updates, we've compiled a list of some of our recent major ones. Check them out below!

 

For Progression-minded Adventurers:

You Shall Now Pass! Into the Mountain of Eternal Winter


The Mountain of Eternal Winter has opened its gates to Adventurers.
Take a new or favorite character through the main questline immediately.
Adventure through a new region with newly added items and monster zones!

Artifacts & Lightstones


Artifacts and Lightstones were added.
Customize your Character with Artifacts and Lightstones which can be obtained throughout your adventurers in the Black Desert world!

Progression Pass for New Adventurers


Want to earn rewards while learning about the world of Black Desert? Explore the vast world of Black Desert one step at a time with the Progression Pass!

Narchillan Equipment


Equipment for new Adventurers that will help you on your journey!

Enhancement QoL Improvements!


No more tedious prep for enhancements!

You can now use Black Stones to directly increase enhancement chance.

Guaranteed PEN (V) Boss Gear Questline


Complete the "Old Moon Guild's New Deal" questline to earn Boss gear with the HIGHEST level of enhancement: PEN (V)!

Guaranteed PEN (V) Accessory Questline


Obtain an accessory with the HIGHEST level of enhancement through a questline that you can complete once per Family!


For Combat-focused Adventurers:

New Red Battlefield - Valencia City


A new battlefield was added to Red Battlefield PvP content.

Strategize with your team to contest capture points in this all-new battlefield mode in the heart of Valencia City!

Valencia Monster Loot Revamp


Junk loot of monster zones in the Valencia region have been revamped to be more profitable!

New Way of Obtaining Ornette's and Odore's Spirit Essence


New sub-materials for Ornette's and Odore's Spirit Essence have been added to the game

Increased Caphras Stone Drop Rates


Boost your progression with increased Caphras Stone drop rates in various monster zones!

Elvia Realm


Hadum spreads her dark influence into Serendia. Fight the fearsome and powerful monsters of the Serendia Elvia Realm!


♥ For Amusement-seeking Adventurers:

Fwuzzy Alpaca


Let's go on an adventure riding Shai's cute friend, the Alpaca!
You can learn up to 7 types of skills that contain the dreams and love of the Alpaca.

New Minigame Yar!

A new card game that anyone can enjoy has been added! Play against NPCs and other Adventurers in the new minigame, Yar!

* For more information on our latest updates, please refer to Black Desert's [Update History].

 

Happy adventuring!

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