Black Desert 12/31 Patch Notes

Adventurers,
A new update has been released which will introduce Altar of Blood, new rewards for certain missions and more. All the details of this update can be found below.

 

The Altar of Blood has been discovered. This dangerous new challenge will require you to take 2 other adventurers with you and challenge an almost never ending wave of enemies. Each illusion of the Altar of Blood becomes progressively more difficult to pass, and you will need to use all the tools at your disposal to get through the illusions.

 

To find the Altar of Blood, you will need to complete the ‘[Awakening Complete] Memories of the Past’ quest. Once this quest is complete you will be able to access the Altar of Blood through either the Ring Menu or the Start Menu. Only a party leader can start the mode, so make sure your party leader is ready and able to start the process.

 

To find out more on Altar of Blood, head to our GM Notes here

 

Please note: There is currently an issue where Shai are unable to meet the requirements to join Altar of Blood. We are currently working on solving this issue.

 

There will be extensive changes to items rewarded via quests, and new items added which will help new and old players alike power up their characters.

Dev Note: We are overhauling rewards from missions and side quests to make the rewards more accessible for newer players. Beginner adventurers should be able to get items that will help them advance at a solid rate, and in the game right now, some of those key items that can really make a difference are locked in side quests that have requirements higher than the point where those items are relevant.

Due to this, we are restructuring quests to give these key items at the right time. We are also making changes to some of the items that can be obtained. We will be adding a new set of accessories that when enhanced, will not be consumed but instead their maximum durability will be decreased. This will give those newer players a reliable set of accessories that, although it will be weaker than the more powerful accessories, will act as a foundation for their accessories moving forward without the risks of completely losing them.

We have removed certain items gained from the following side quests, and replaced them with items that will now be rewarded through the main quest. 

 

Previous Region Side Quest Item New Region New Main Quest Reward
Mediah Beia’s Black Magic Gloves Valencia Honorary Combatant’s Gloves
Mediah Derek’s Light Leather Shoes Valencia Valiant Katan’s Boots
Mediah Mediah Merchants Union Helm Mediah Rugged Valley Helmet
Mediah Black Abyssal Weapon Mediah Black Abyssal Weapon

 

These items can be obtained in the following quests

 

Item Region Quest Item is Given
Honorary Combatant’s Gloves Valencia Torenandu’s Declaration of War
Valiant Katan’s Boots Valencia Bashims’ Answer
Rugged Valley Helmet Mediah Successful Metal Casting [Crossroad 1]
Or
The Bautt Talisman [Crossroad 2]
Black Abyssal Weapon Mediah [Boss] The Overlord of Omar Lava Cave

 

The following quests that show up in your recommended quest tab have been removed.

 

[Lv. 51 ADV Support] Mediah: Beia’s Black Magic Gloves
[Lv. 53 ADV Support] Mediah: Derek’s Light Leather Shoes

[Lv. 54 ADV Support] Mediah: Mediah Merchants Union Helm
[Lv. 55 ADV Support] Mediah: Black Abyssal Weapon

Because of these changes, we have had to modify the rewards of the previous subquests so that they no longer award the items that are given during the main quests.

 

Item Removed From Subquests Items Added to the Subquests
Beia’s Black Magic Gloves Pure Magical Black Stone x2
Derek’s Light Leather Shoes Pure Magical Black Stone x2
Mediah Merchants Union Helm Pure Magical Black Stone x2
Black Abyssal Weapon Gold Bar 10G x4

 

New accessories have been added to the Valencia Main Quest Line. The Red Sand Crystal Ring replaces accessories currently given from Valencia quests. Rings previously earned through the quests will remain, however they will no longer be obtainable.

The Red Sand Crystal ring can be enhanced to Tri, and requires ‘Freed Magical Black Stones’ to enhance and ‘Freed Magical Shards’ to repair durability. Unlike other accessories, the Red Sand Ring is not consumed during a failed enhance, and will lose durability like weapons and armor. These items can be obtained throughout the Valencia main quests, and the Stones and Shards required can also be gained from the following Daily Subjugation Quests in Valencia.

 

Valencia Subjugation Quests
Area Quest Name
Bashim Base [Daily] Hostile Tribe
Taphtar Plain [Daily] Redeeming Our Land
Waragon Nest [Daily] Moria’s Fervor for Research
Basilisk Den [Daily] Unsubdued Grudge
Cadry Ruins [Daily] You Wanna Tango?
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair [Daily] Subduing the Force
Crescent Shrine [Daily] Fuming Frenzy
Desert Naga Temple [Daily] Disruption
Titium Valley [Daily] Deep Grudge

 

The Red Sand Crystal Ring cannot use memory fragments, and requires the sole use of ‘Freed Magical Shards’ to restore durability.
Using a ‘Freed Magical Shard’ will recover the Max Durability by 20, and when used in conjunction with Artisans Memory, will recover 80.

 

Region Item Removed Item Added
Valencia Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch Red Sand Crystal Ring
Barhan’s Ring of Conquest
Manmehan’s Ring of Gold
Saya’s Ring of Eternity

 

You will be able to collect the ring from the following missions.

 

Item Region Main Quest
Red Sand Crystal Ring Valencia Don’t Need a Paper to Prove It!
Sahazad’s Worth
Barhan’s Authority
Manmehan’s Passion
Saya’s Interest
(Select one of these 4 Quests)

 

The Red Sand Crystal Ring can be enhanced to Tri, and has the following stats:

 

Enhancement AP Accuracy Max HP Increase Extra AP against Monsters
0 7 4 25 0
I 8 5 25 1
II 9 6 25 1
III 10 7 25 2

 

The following quests can no longer be accepted.

 

[EXC] Necklace of Sealed Magical Power
[EXC] Necklace of Concentrated Magical Power
[EXC] Necklace of Dim Magical Power
[EXC] Earring of Sealed Magical Power Exchange
[EXC] Ring of Sealed Magical Power Exchange
[EXC] Earring of Concentrated Magical Power Exchange
[EXC] Ring of Concentrated Magical Power Exchange
[EXC] Earring of Dim Magical Power Exchange
[EXC] Ring of Dim Magical Power Exchange
Investigate Hexe Sanctuary
Identifying Shadow Nature

 

※ For those who have already completed the quest lines, you will receive 1 of each weapon/armor and accessory per family through your mail.

 

This update will also improve the rewards one can get when hunting the monsters, ‘Blue Whale’ and ‘ Fugitive Kalk’. The following changes have been made:

 

Monster Item Name Improvements
Blue Whale Hunting Skill Experience Hunting Skill EXP x3
Sharp Black Crystal Shard Max. Number increased from 1→2
Hard Black Crystal Shard Max. Number increased from 1→2
Black Stone (Weapon) Max. Number increased from 1→3
Black Stone (Armor) Min. Number increased from 1→2
Max. Number Increased from 4→5
Gold Bar 10G x2 increase in drop rate
Gold Bar 100G x5.6 increase in drop rate
Blue Whale Oil Max. Number increased from 2→3
x1.4% increase in drop rate
Blue Whale Tendon Min. Number increased from 1→2
Max. Number Increased from 3→5
Blue Whale Meat Min. Number increased from 1→2
Max. Number Increased from 2→5
Fugitive Kalk Hunting Skill Experience Hunting Skill EXP x3
Sharp Black Crystal Shard Max. Number increased from 1→2
Hard Black Crystal Shard Max. Number increased from 1→2
Black Stone (Weapon) Max. Number increased from 1→3
Black Stone (Armor) Min. Number increased from 1→2
Max. Number Increased from 4→5
Gold Bar 10G x2 increase in drop rate
Gold Bar 100G x5.6 increase in drop rate
Fugitive Khalk’s Skin Max. Number Increased from 1→3
x1.2 increase in drop rate
Fugitive Khalk’s Horn Min. Number increased from 1→3
Max. Number Increased from 2→5

 

  • Fixed an issue where Ancient Relic Scroll, Cartian Spell, and Pila Fe Scrolls would occasionally not despawn once completed.
  • Fixed an issue where Guild Bosses were not despawning correctly after 30 minutes.
  • Fixed an issue where there were graphical anomalies at Desert Naga Temple.

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