Announcements

Notices [Notice] [Updated] End of the 2021 Summer Season
Black Desert 2021-09-24 00:00

 

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 29th Maintenance (UTC+1).

 

But don't worry! This farewell to the Summer Season will be followed up by a new "Season+" server on October 15th. 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!

 

Summer Season End & Season+ Start Date

2021 End of Summer Season

Closed during the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1)

2021 Start of Season +

Begins after the October 15th Maintenance (UTC+1)

 

Season Character and Quests

- All Summer Season characters will be converted to ‘Normal Characters’ during the September 29th maintenance.

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

 

Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass

The Black Spirit Pass will be removed from the PlayStation and Xbox stores on September 29th 07:00 AM (UTC+1).

- Any unreceived Season Pass & Black Spirit rewards and uncompleted missions will be deleted during the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1).
- Make sure to receive all the Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards before the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1).

- The Season Pass and Black Spirit Pass will both end during the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1), so be sure to claim your rewards beforehand.

 

Challenge Removal

- Summer Season Character Level 15 - 60 Challenge

*The above challenge is scheduled to be removed during the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1), so please make sure to receive all challenge rewards before the maintenance.

 

Item Removal

Item List
(Removed during the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1))

- 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

* ‘[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon‘ will remain in your inventory, and you will be able to use it during the next season. Although the next season will not release Season Boss Gear Exchange Coupons, there will be a new method of exchanging boss gear, so read on for more information.

* 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.

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 29th Maintenance (UTC+1).

 

Continuable Season Quests

Quests Available after the September 29th Maintenance (UTC+1)

- You can still complete the ‘[Perilla’s Star] Fughar's Woe’ quest through the Black Spirit if you’ve completed the Summer Season Graduation, allowing you to obtain your Boss Exchange Coupon.

 

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 29th Maintenance (UTC+1) 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 26th Maintenance (UTC+1).

- 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 the 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.

 

Quality of Life Improvements (Scheduled for September 29th)

Upon completing the Serendia main questline, you will be able to obtain an additional pet on top of the one you already received (once per family).

Drops in the Mediah Region will be reorganized.

Rewards from main questline will be updated with better rewards

 

Monster zones in Valencia will be greatly improved.

 

Season+ (Scheduled for October 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 Improved Tuvala gear Enhancement Chances

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


④ PEN (V) Tuvala gear (All 7 types) can now be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss gear

After graduating from the Season+ server, the seven different types of PEN (V) Tuvala gear can be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss gears that cannot be traded on the market.

 

To provide a little extra something for more veteran Adventurers, we’ve made it possible to trade in a TET (IV) Boss Gear (available on the market) in exchange for a TET (IV) Boss Gear (unavailable on the market). Please keep in mind that this exchange is allowed only once per Family for each equipment slot.

 

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 Gears 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 can be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss Gear (cannot be traded on market) in Season+.

 

⑤ More Support from Growth Pass

When Adventurers graduate from the Season+ server, we'll provide a Growth Pass to help Adventurers adjust into the world of Black Desert. The Growth Pass will consist of various challenges and rewards that will help you learn more about Black Desert and also gauge your progression. When you finally complete the entire Growth Pass, you'll be ready to dive deeper into your journey in Black Desert. Best of all, the Growth Pass will be free!

 

▲ As this image was taken during development, it is displayed in the Korean language. This content will be translated 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!

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