Patch notes - 6th January 2021

06 January 2021 11:00

Greetings Adventurers,

Nova is now ready to reveal her true power so you can choose between Awakening and Succession once you have completed her quest!

We will also add Red Battlefield servers and the new Ancient Weapon Invasion mode specifically for Season servers.

 

[Table of Contents]

Event & System

Content

Season Server

Game World

Mount

Class

Item

Monster

Quests & Knowledge

UI

Resolved Issue

Known Issue

Event & System Anchor

 

[New Events]

  • Level Up Nova Again!
    • Event 1. Level Up Again!
    • Period: January 6 (after maintenance)–February 3 (before maintenance)
      • During the event period, level up a Nova character (both regular and Seasonal characters allowed) to a certain level to get rewards like [Event] Extra Combat EXP Scroll, Gold Bars, [Event] Shakatu's Luxury Box, and more!
    • Event 2. Steel Nux Strikes
    • Period: January 6 (after maintenance)–January 20 (before maintenance)
      • Steel Nux will swarm the entire world of Black Desert Online. Interact with a Lost Nux first to spawn a Steel Nux you can face off for bountiful rewards!
    • Event 3. Get a [Jukebox] Snow Flower
    • Period: January 6 (after maintenance)–January 20 (before maintenance)
      • Complete special quests to get an exquisite jukebox now.
    • Event 4. Mysterious Knight is back
    • Period: January 6 (after maintenance)–January 20 (before maintenance)
      • Simply interact with the Mysterious Knight who will appear randomly all over to get Skill EXP +300% for 180 minutes.
    • Bonus. Rookie and Returning Attendance Rewards Refreshed
    • Period: January 6 (after maintenance)–April 7 (before maintenance)
      • Both Rookie and Returning attendance reward boards have been refreshed. Log-in daily as a rookie or a returning adventurer to claim cool rewards to help you get started (again)!
    • Click <Here> for full details on these celebratory events!

 

  • Pearl's Blessing: Get Bonus Rewards Back! - January Edition

    • Period: January 1–January 31, 2021 (23:59 UTC)

    • Monthly Loyalty program from before has been renamed to "Pearl's Blessing"! You can still earn bonus items depending on how many Pearls you spend during the special promotional period!

    • The bonus items will stack.

 

Total Pearls Spent

Bonus Reward

500

Megaphone x22,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x1

2,000

Elion's Tear x2,

Elion's Blessing x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x1,

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x1

5,000

Mount Skill Change Coupon x2,

Brilliant Crimson Fire Flower x3,

Fruit of Yianaros x3,

Mysterious Blue Conch x3,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2,

Advice of Valks (+20) x1

10,000

Artisan's Memory x12,

Valks' Cry x3,

Cron Stone x80,

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x2,

Advice of Valks (+35) x1

20,000

Secret Book of Old Moon (15 Days) x1, 

Mystical Artisan's Memory Bundle x1,

Patrigio's Apparel Bag x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll: Advanced (60 min) x1

Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min) x1

[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x1

33,000

Cron Stone x260,

Premium Horse Appearance Change Coupon x1,

[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll: Advanced (60 min) x2,

Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min) x2

50,000

Blessing of Kamasylve (15 Days) x1,

Mystical Artisan's Memory Bundle x2,

Wishful Pouch of Fortune x3,

[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll: Advanced (60 min) x4,

Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min) x4

100,000

Cron Stone x500,

Value Pack (30 Days) x1,

Artisan's Memory x42,

Advice of Valks (+50) x1,

[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x1,

Item Collection Increase Scroll: Advanced (60 min) x5,

Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min) x5

  • Please note that the bonus items will disappear if they are not collected within the promotional period. Please make sure to claim the items within the promotional period!
  • If you cancel a purchase of a Pearl item during the promotional period, the cost of that item will be subtracted from the total amount of the Pearls we deemed you spent during the period.

    • If applicable, the bonus items you claimed but are no longer qualified for may be removed from your possession (if the items were used, the equivalent Silver value may be taken from you).

  • Rewards will be claimable directly from the "Pearl's Blessing" button located on the top right corner of the Pearl Shop (F3) window.

    • Check your Inventory > Pearl tab to find your bonus rewards.

  • You can check the amount of Pearls you have spent so far during the promotional period by doing the following in the Pearl Shop (F3) window.

    • Clicking the "Pearl's Blessing" button.

    • Clicking the Buy button to purchase a Pearl item.

  • In the course that this event is extended and the promotion runs for months, the "Pearl's Blessing" information which tracks how much Pearls you have spent will reset on the first day of every month at 00:00 UTC.

 

[Ongoing Events]

  • Nova Launch Events
    • Event 1. Attend for Nova: Available until January 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC)
    • Event 2. Level Up Your Characters!: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
    • Event 3. Nova Playtime Challenge: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
  • Create Now!
    • Event 4. Challenges for New and Returning: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
  • Nova Pre-launch Events: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
  • Get a Young Ice Dragon!: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)

 

[Ended Events]

  • New Year Wishes

 

[Reward Distribution]

  • Claim this new year gift from the Executive Producer of Black Desert Online now!

 

Web Code

BDOHPNY

  • What's inside the code?
      • Advice of Valks (+100) x1
      • Cron Stone x300
      • Santa Hat (E) x1
      • J's Special Scroll x5 (Needs to be claimed one by one and the scrolls have a lifespan of 30 days which become effective immediately upon receipt)
      • Milk x100
    • Please make sure to claim the item before January 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC) or it will disappear.
    • Where to redeem your code
      • Web client: bit.ly/bdoredeem
      • Steam client: Main menu of the game (ESC) >"Redeem" for old UI and (ESC) > Tab Community > Redeem for the new UI.
      • This code can be claimed only once per in-game family and is only available for the PC version of EU/NA.
  • 'Stay Secure and Earn a Reward' rewards were sent out via in-game mailbox.
    • Please claim these rewards sent out today before January 20, 2021 regular maintenance or they will disappear.

Content Anchor

  • The True Queen of Thorns, Nova's awakening and succession is now live.
    • With a Nova of Lv. 56 or higher, talk to the Black Spirit > Accept the main quest [Nova Awakening] Invitation from S, which will start a quest series to awaken Nova. Upon completing the awakening quests, you will immediately be able to accept the quest series [Nova Succession] King of the Dead for succession.
  • Added the quest [Valencia] Dawn of a New Age, which will reward Nova with a special Pearl outfit wearable for 7 days.
    • Complete Valencia Main Quest Part 1 with your Nova to accept the above quest from the Black Spirit.
  • Added quests to exchange Tuvala Morning Star of PRI (I) or higher for a Tuvala Sting of equal enhancement level with <Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager> Fughar.

 

Quest NPC

Quest Name

Quest Reward

Fughar

[Awakening Weapon EXC] Sting the Heart-piercer: PRI (I)

– Hand over PRI (I) Tuvala Morning Star

PRI (I) Tuvala Sting

 

[Awakening Weapon EXC] Sting the Heart-piercer: DUO (II)

– Hand over DUO (II) Tuvala Morning Star

DUO (II) Tuvala Sting

 

[Awakening Weapon EXC] Sting the Heart-piercer: TRI (III)

– Hand over TRI (III) Tuvala Morning Star

TRI (III) Tuvala Sting

 

[Awakening Weapon EXC] Sting the Heart-piercer: TET (IV)

– Hand over TET (IV) Tuvala Morning Star

TET (IV) Tuvala Sting

 

[Awakening Weapon EXC] Sting the Heart-piercer: PEN (V)

– Hand over PEN (V) Tuvala Morning Star

PEN (V) Tuvala Sting

 

* You can also obtain PRI (I) Tuvala Sting after the January 6 (Wed) maintenance with a Nova at Lv. 56 through the awakening quest "[Nova Awakening] Queen of Thorns."

* You can only complete one of the five quests listed above.

* You can only complete the quest once with a season character per family.

* Please note that all creator names, item branding, socketed crystals, and dyed settings on the Tuvala Morning Star will be deleted when exchanging for PRI (I)–PEN (V) Tuvala Sting.

  • Added the ability to save the setting of hiding your sub-weapon on your PC.
  • Wiki guide for the following topics have been added:
    • Crafting Blackstar Armor <Here>
    • Crafting Fallen God's Armor <Here>
    • Crafting Treasures <Here>
      • Please note wiki pages are available in English only.

Season Server Anchor

  • Winter Season Content
    • Added the season server exclusive content "Ancient Weapon Invasion."
      • There were reports that Ancient Weapons have appeared in Mediah and Valencia regions and are wrecking the place. Hence the Capital Guards of Altinova and Valencia are recruiting adventurers to stop these Ancient Weapons.
      • Defeat the monsters of the Mediah and Valencia Monster Zones in a Season Server and the Ancient Weapon Invasion event will start at a certain rate.
      • A warning message will appear when the Ancient Weapon Invasion event starts. 5 minutes later, several Ancient Weapons will appear. The more adventurers there are nearby, the more Ancient Weapons will appear.
      • Defeat all Ancient Weapons as well as the boss to get the following loot.
      • There will be a penalty for death while fighting the Ancient Weapons.

 

 

Time-filled Black Stone

Tuvala Ore

Refined Magical Black Stone

Specter's Energy

Sharp Spirit Stone of Destruction

Sharp Spirit Stone of Protection

Tuvala Accessory Box

Enchanted Scroll (+20)

Enchanted Scroll (+30)

Enchanted Scroll (+40)

Gold Bar 1G

Gold Bar 10G

Gold Bar 100G

Soiled Ogre Ring

* You may obtain one Tuvala Accessory enhanced up to DUO (II) from the Tuvala Accessory Box.

  • Changed the requirement for completing the following Season Pass objectives.

 

Objective

Condition

Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption

Use the "Response to Precious Courage" item which is dropped when defeating Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption, or Nightmarish Kzarka with a season character.

Karanda, Queen of the Harpies

 

Use the "Response to Precious Courage" item which is dropped when defeating Karanda, Queen of the Harpies, or Stormbringer Karanda with a season character.

Ancient Kutum, the Stone Chamber's Heart

 

Use the "Response to Precious Courage" item which is dropped when defeating Ancient Kutum with a season character.

Nouver, Sandstorm of the Desert

 

Use the "Response to Precious Courage" item which is dropped when defeating Nouver, Sandstorm of the Desert, or Bloodstorm Nouver with a season character.

Garmoth, the Crimson Dragon of Drieghan

 

Use the "Response to Precious Courage" item which is dropped when defeating Garmoth, the Crimson Dragon, with a season character.

  • You may obtain the "Response to Precious Courage" item from defeating any boss except for Vell.
    • This item can be used within 10 hours and stored in a storage. It cannot be sold to an NPC vendor and its effect after use is Skill EXP +10% for 2 hours.
    • Adventurers who have already completed or currently satisfy challenge conditions do not need to meet the new conditions to progress in the Season Challenges.
  • Added season-exclusive Castle Ruins Red Battlefield.
    • Only season characters can enter the season-exclusive battlefield.
    • The season-exclusive Castle Ruins Red Battlefield can be accessed by season characters of Lv. 50 or higher, 200 AP & 250 DP or below.
    • You can obtain the following rewards for participating in the season-exclusive Castle Ruins Red Battlefield.
  • Added a new quest "[Season Daily] Join the Red Battlefield!" for the season-exclusive Castle Ruins Red Battlefield.
    • Talk to Daz at the Red Battlefield to accept this quest, and upon completion you can obtain the following rewards.

 

Quest Name

Reward

[Season Daily] Join the Red Battlefield!

 

Base Rewards

– Contribution EXP 100

– Rift's Fragment

– Rift's Fragment

 

Optional Reward (Choose 1 of the following):

– Time-filled Black Stone x25

– Tuvala Ore x10

– Refined Magical Black Stone x5

※ You cannot accept both "[Season Daily] Join the Red Battlefield!" and "Victory at Red Battlefield!" at the same time. You must complete one before accepting the other.

Game World Anchor

 

[Game World]

  • Changed the interior of the Scarlet Sand Chamber where the world boss Kutum appears.

Mount Anchor

  • Changed Auto Mount skill function to switch to regular auto-run if your saddle's durability reaches 0 when having checked auto-sprint while mounted.

Class Anchor

 

[By Class]

 

  • Core: Delighted Blast – Fixed the issue with the incorrect effect being displayed upon learning the skill.

 

  • Nature Shattering Arrow – Fixed the issue where the skill's 1st hit would sometimes not register damage.

 

  • Kwik-Two, Twirl-Three, Hop-Three – Fixed the issue where the skills' All DP reduction effect would only apply to melee defense.

 

  • Quoratum's Protection – Improved the skill to now recover SP on blocks.
  • Mauling Star – Improved the skill to now recover SP on hits.
  • Storming Star – Improved to now activate the last hit by pressing LMB while using the skill.
  • Storming Star – Changed the skill as follows:
    • Changed the skill to now apply the Morning Star damage to all foes within the attack range regardless of the Morning Star's physical location.
    • The number of times the Morning Star is spun has been reduced accordingly.
  • Storming Star – Changed the skill's critical hit rate increase to no longer apply in PvP.
  • Command: Passed Pawn I–Absolute – Changed the skills' PvP damage as follows:
    • Reduced PvP damage by 25%.
    • Changed so the critical hit rate increase doesn't apply in PvP.
  • Fixed the issue where the Confident social action wasn't being expressed correctly.
  • Quoratum's Protection – Fixed the issue where using Quoratum's Opening, Punishing Trap after casting the skill would remove Nova from guard stance.
  • Fixed the issue where using the following skills would prevent moving with the mouse:
    • Quoratum's Opening, Punishing Trap
  • Emergency Escape – Changed the skill to remove all summoned guards upon use.
  • Quoratum's Protection – Changed the guards to no longer immediately be summoned once the skill is cancelled.
  • Icy Prison – Changed the skill to now allow for guards to swiftly attack the target's front when skill is used with guards summoned.
  • Black Spirit: Icy Prison – Fixed the issue where using the skill with guards summoned would apply Bound to other adventurers.
  • Bitter Reign – Fixed the issue where using the skill while mounted would cause the 2nd hit to only register 3 hits.
  • Bitter Reign – FIxed the issue where using the skill while mounted would activate the Cold, Dark Star skill effect on the 1st chain hit.
  • Nova Awakening and Succession are both available. Learn all about it <Here>.

Item Anchor

  • Fixed the item description for Wishful Pouch of Fortune to be clearer.
  • Fixed the Premium Outfit Box to now be openable by all classes with Awakening released.
  • Added 2 costume designs for Nova:
    • "Design: Delphe Knight Armor - Nova," "Design: Shroud Knight Armor - Nova"
    • These blueprints can be acquired after completing specific quests via exchange/purchase from Granbill and Monta Ahto, respectively.
  • Improved the Rift's Echo item to now be movable to storage.
    • *Rift's Echo remains an item only usable by "Season Characters" in the "Season Server."
  • For details on the newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here > !

Monster Anchor

  • Fixed Saigord to appear more naturally when summoned during the Main Quest "[O'dyllita] Saigord, the Shadow of Nightmares."
  • Improved the rewards of awakened boss summon scrolls obtainable from Black Spirit recurring quests.
    • Added the chance to obtain Remnants of the Rift from the reward bundle for defeating awakened bosses by using the awakened boss summon scroll.

Quest And Knowledge Anchor

 

[Quest]

  • Fixed the issue where enhancing your main weapon to +1 or higher would prevent you from completing the quest "[Enhancement] Even Further and Beyond."
  • Fixed incorrect details and dialog for the quest "[Enhancement] Even Further and Beyond."
    • You can now complete the quest by just equipping (and not talking to the Black Spirit) gear of enhancement level +1 or higher.
  • Added the quest "[Enhancement] Even Further and Beyond" for Nova.

UI Anchor

  • Changed UI design for residence information that appears when approaching purchasable residences.
  • Improved UI display of territory information when hovering the cursor over them on the World Map.
  • Added sound effects to Nightmarish Kzarka appearance messages.
  • Fixed the issue so that the Event tag no longer disappears when clicking on Black Spirit's Adventure button on ESC menu.
  • Added Skill Preset naming functions.
    • Press RMB on the Skill Preset Settings button to begin configuration.
    • Press the Delete button on the Name Settings window to revert it back to default settings.
  • Increased the size of Pearl's Blessings button on Pearl Shop.
  • Changed the color of the UI description for Pearl's Blessings to brown.
  • Changed the icon design and alignment in the Find NPC window.
  • Added the icon for the Valencia storage keeper in the Find NPC window.

Resolved Issue Anchor

  • Fixed the issue with Black Spirit's Adventure where two free dice would be obtained when only one should be given.
    • We have sent as compensation additional free Black Spirit's Dice to all adventurers excluding those who have already obtained the pairs of free dice. Please check your in-game mailbox and claim your free pair before January 20, 23:59 UTC.
  • Changed the description and icon that appear when interacting with haystack, chicken, and feed in the garden.
    • Description and icon for Pruning, Killing Pests, View Crop Information have been changed to Feed Management, Pest Extermination,  Stock Info.
  • Fixed the issue where applications from Beauty Album would not apply to the Customization window for [Lahn].
  • Fixed the issue where character motions would not function properly in the Customization window for [Lahn].
  • Fixed the issue where text would align abnormally in the popup window when disbanding Guild Alliance.
  • Fixed the issue where [Shai] Drieghanese Winter Clothes could not be dyed while equipping it.

Known Issue Anchor

  • We are aware of the issue where the Pearl Shop banner page on the Pearl Shop (F3) window is not appearing. Please note pearl shop purchases can be done normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    •  [Updated Jan 7, 2021] 
      This issue has been resolved. Please restart your client to see the Pearl Shop banner page.
  • We are aware of the issue where the quest “[Enhancement] Even Sharper Tuvala Sting” for the season character Nova is not available. This will be resolved during the January 13th maintenance.
  • We are aware of the issue where the Santa Hat effect is not being applied when equipped to Nova. This will be resolved during the January 13th maintenance.
  • We are aware of the issue where Grapple Resistance accumulates when using [Nova] Prime: Distorted Guard. This will be resolved during the January 13th maintenance.

 

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