Black Desert Online Gets New Expansion, First Awakening and Baby Elephant Mounts

on August 31, 2016 12:06 PM

A new update has just been released on the live Black Desert Online servers, adding several goodies.

First of all, we get the Valencia Part II expansion, that adds another chunk of territory east and south of Valencia, and new features:

With the Valencia Part Two Expansion, players will be able to journey to Muiquun, the Land of Outlaws. This abandoned town, in the middle of the Cantusa Desert, is rumored to be the home of the infamous Muiquun gang and other lawbreakers, who drove Muiqunn’s original inhabitants away. Players looking for a safer area in the desert regions can stop by Arehaza, a small fishing community located east of the Great Valencian Desert, which has a port where adventurers can trade goods or transport supplies.

In addition to new regions to explore, players can face off against Karanda the Harpy Queen, or gather their friends and explore the outdoor dungeons Aakman Temple and Hystria Ruins. These dungeons will test players’ strength and cooperation as they prepare for an assault unlike anything they have ever experienced before.

Two additional world bosses will be added in September: the colossal Desert Dragon Nouverand the massive sandworm Kutum who lurk beneath the dunes.

On top of that, warriors will also be able to enjoy the first awakening of the game, after level 55, they will get to use a greatsword in addition to sword and shield. Mount lovers also get a new baby elephant to ride.

Below you can watch two trailers, the first showcasing the new expansion, and the second the Warrior awakening. You can also read the full patch notes.


  • Warrior Awakening has been released.

  • Valencia Part 2 has been added, including Villas, Miniature Elephants, and much more.

  • Happy Awakening to Warrior event!

    • 8/31~9/14, you can buy the items below for one Loyalty.

      • Appearance Change Coupon (1 days, once per account)

      • [Loyalty] Awakening Gift Pack (Once a day per account)

        • Black Stone (Weapon) Bundle: 5

        • Black Stone (Armor) Bundle: 5

        • Hard Black Stone Shard

        • Sharp Black Stone Shard

        • Crone Stone

        • Memory Fragment.

  • All players will be sent three Guest Passes following this maintenance to share with their friends.

  • Warrior Awakening: Goyen’s Great Sword has been released.

  • Sorcerer: After using Midnight Stinger (↓ + E), Signs of Agony will be triggered instead of Crow Flare.

  • Equipment Tailoring Coupon has been updated on Pearl Shop.

  • Price of Artisan’s Memory has been lowered from 1,000 Loyalty to 400 Loyalty.

  • Cooldown time of HP potions has been decreased from 5 to 3 seconds.

  • When the player steps into a house, it will become brighter without any lighting item.

  • Imperial Delivery content has been applied to all channels.

  • Cooking and Alchemy will no longer consume energy.

  • The maximum number of character slots has been increased to 12.

  • The maximum number of protected guild members can be increased.

  • The world raid boss Karanda has been added

  • [Lvl. 55] Combat Level-Up quest has been added.

  • [Valencia Part 2] Villa System has been added.

  • [Valencia Part 2] Miniature Elephant has been added.

  • The chance of getting higher tier horses while breeding has been increased.

  • The description in the Combo skill guide for ‘Charge Skill’ of Guild Elephants has been corrected.

  • The angle of viewpoint has been adjusted while sailing the fishing boat.

  • Animation has been improved while 2 players are mounting on a Two-Seater horse.

  • Obtaining rate of Combat EXP has been increased for players who are level 50 or higher.

  • New Daily achievement [Daily Grinding Hour!] has been added.

    • Players can choose one buff to obtain;

      • Combat EXP +200% (30 min.)

      • Combat EXP +100% (60 min.)

  • The amount of obtainable Hunter’s Seal has been changed when defeating Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption.

  • The item drop rate has been increased when defeating following monsters.
    (1) Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption – Kzarka ‘s Sealed Sub-Weapon Box
    (2) Daily Special Quest: Awakened Boss Summon Scroll
    1) Red Nose: Red Nose’s Armor
    2) Giath: Giath’s Helmet
    3) Dastard Bheg: Bheg’s Gloves
    (3) Weekly Special Quest: Awakened Boss Summon Scroll
    1) Muskan: Muskan’s Shoes
    2) Hebetate Tree Spirit: Hebetate Tree Spirit’s Armor

  •  More obtainable items have been added when defeating following monsters.
    (1) Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption: Liverto Weapon Bundle, Mark of Shadow
    (2) [Party] Bonus Looting
    1) Red Nose: Red Nose’s Armor
    2) Giath: Giath’s Helmet
    3) Dastard Bheg: Bheg’s Gloves
    4) Moghulis: Ancient Weapon Core
    5) Muskan: Muskan’s Shoes, Liverto Blade, Liverto Longsword
    6) Hebetate Tree Spirit: Hebetate Tree Spirit’s Armor, Liverto Axe
    7) Witch Marie: Witch’s Earring, Liverto Longbow, Liverto Amulet, Liverto Shortsword, Liverto Staff

 /  Executive News Editor
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