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Black Desert Lunar New Year update adds Devour system and new classes

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The newest patch Black Desert is upon us, and it’s a doozy. We’ve included all the event descriptions and their runtimes for easy access.

You can find the full event schedule after the break.

[Events starting Jan. 30th maintenance]

  • It’s a Cakewalk
    • Event Period: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) – Feb. 13th (before maintenance)
    • During the event period defeat monsters, fish, and gather to get: [Event] Honey, [Event] Bean, [Event] Sesame. Then arrange these items in a certain shape to get a [Event] Moon Rice Cake.
    • Click <Here> to see the event in detail.
  • Mammore is Back!
    • Event Period: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) – Feb. 13th (before maintenance)
    • Mammore has returned to the Fleme Hills of Balenos! Defeat Mammore for special rewards!
    • During the event period, Mammore will appear at:
      • [NA] Mon–Fri, Sun: 11:00/15:00/21:15 PST; Sat: 23:00 PST
      • [EU] Mon–Fri, Sun: 10:00/17:00/23:15 CET; Sat: 01:00 CET
    • Click <Here> to see the event in detail.
  • Gather Serbianca’s Vouchers
    • Event Period: Jan 30th (after maintenance) – Feb 20th (before maintenance)
    • During the event period, [Event] Serbianca’s Vouchers can be obtained everywhere through Gathering. Exchange these with NPC Serbianca for Logs!
    • Click <Here> to see the event in detail.
  • Lunar New Year-themed background.
    • Event Period: Jan. 30th, 2019 at 09:00 UTC – Feb 13th, 2019 at 08:59 UTC
    • Lanterns will be in the skies of Velia, Heidel, Calpheon, Altinova, and Valencia

[Events starting Feb. 6, 09:00 UTC]

❆ Please make sure you have restarted your game to see the new events implemented!

  • Send Love
    • Event Period: Feb. 6th  (09:00 UTC) – Feb. 20th (before maintenance)
    • During this heartwarming event period, play an hour a day to complete the Challenge (Y) and receive [Event] Sweet Gift Letter.
    • Details will be available soon.
  • Valentine’s Day Screenshot Contest
    • Submission Date: Feb. 6 – Feb. 25th (Final Submission Date)
    • Staff Pick: February 25th – Feb. 28th
    • Winner Announcement: March 1st
    • Theme: Cupid
    • Details will be available soon.
  • Valentine’s Day-themed background.
    • Event Period: Feb. 6th (09:00 UTC) – Feb. 27 (08:59 UTC).
    • Each major city will have romantic decorations to celebrate Valentine’s day.
    • Tip! Utilize this background change for your submission to the Valentine’s Day Screenshot Contest!
    • *Unfortunately Valentine’s Day-themed background will not be visible in Duvencrune and Grána.

[Ongoing Events]

  • Fortune Favors the Bold: Jan. 24th 00:00 UTC – Feb. 13th 23:59 UTC
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[Ended Events]

  • Golden Drop

[Reward Distribution]

  • [Event] Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days) has been handed out to all adventurers who participated in Shadow Arena before the pre-season.

But new and returning events isn’t the only thing in the Lunar New Year update this time around. KaKao and Pearly Abyss have brought forward a bundle of gameplay changes and new systems for players to deal with.

Privacy mode has also been enabled, allowing gamers to effectively appear offline while playing BDO. This mode will block messages and invitations, but will still allow for system messages and death notifications.

Players can now make use of the Injury system.

“We are excited to introduce two new additions to our game: the Devour system, which allows you to convert enhanced gear into Enhancement Chances, and the Privacy Mode for those lone wolves that do not like to be disturbed,” Kakao says. Additionally, “Black Spirit’s Rage can now be used to inflict Injury on enemies, which will prevent them from recovering HP as efficiently.”

The Injury system is essentially a debuff that hampers HP regen. Players and enemies can recover from the status given time, but progress is slow.

E.g. A Warrior consumes Black Spirit’s Rage 100% by using the skill Spinning Slash to attack a Berserker with 5,000 max HP. The Warrior will thus inflict a damage of -2,000 HP on the Berserker. The Berserker will then have an Injury of 1,000 HP, or 50% of the damage that was inflicted. The Berserker can then only recover from its HP of 3,000 up to 4,000 HP, until its Injury is healed (at a rate of 10 HP per 5 sec).

And over on the battle royale side, the Musa and Kunoichi join the fray as playable classes.

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