Black Desert Online introduced new Crossroad Quests in a patch on 12 December 2018.

Players now must choose one of three story lines for each character.

Crossroad Quests give us the ability to experience BDO in new ways. Each Crossroad quest has a unique story and takes you through different monster zones.

BDO Crossroad Quest Choices:

  • Inventory: same Inventory slots (Total Black Spirit’s Gift Inventory: 23)
  • Knowledge: each Crossroad Quest gives an opportunity to get different Knowledge topics.
  • Items: same basic beginner gear (Basteer weapons, AP accessories, etc)
  • Start NPC: Progress through the main story (O key then Main tab.) and you will encounter the quest, Paying Off Debts, to take money to Bobby Lauren in Heidel. After turning this in, you will have a window appear where you must select a Crossroad quest line.
  • No Going Back: once you make a choice, you can’t change your mind. If you want to experience a different Crossroad quest, you must do so on an Alt.

Totals for the First Crossroad Quest Line

  • Skill Points: 87
  • Contribution Exp: 7,910
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 24

I am currently working on guides for the other two Crossroad quest choices. We’ll see how different the rewards are soon! 🙂 View the summary below for a comparison.

BDO Crossroad Quest Story

[Crossroad] Quest Official Patch Notes:

The first path starts with the quest [Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants. This path follows the same story as the pervious main quests. It follows Jordine and his ambitions to take revenge against Calpheon.

BDO Crossroad Quest: The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants

[Crossroad] Quest Window Description:

You can watch cutscenes (videos) related to the main quest. It involves the stories about the Shadow Knights, Belmorn, and Jordine’s plan to take revenge on Calpheon.

The situation has worsened for the League of Merchants since Jordine Ducas ascended to regency. I don,t know what he’s up to, but he’s saving up funds. Do you have any idea how ruthless his methods are? He’s forcing the League of Merchants to buy bonds and suffer from debt due to high interest. We’re up against the wall. And it appears that the Republic has allowed the Encarotia Family, the nobles of Calpheon, to have the Xian Merchant Guild establish a trading branch in Heidel. I can’t bring myself to see Isobelle Encarotia, the Branch Manager. I get nervous just hearing her voice. Please, can you explain our situation to her for me? – BobbyLauren –

Crossroad Quest Line #1:

[I] THE YOUNG LION OF HEIDEL 5/5

Crossroad Quest Line #2:

[I] ROAD TO ALEJANDRO FARM 7/7

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – Road to Alejandro Farm 60
icon – Strange Pumpkin 120
exp – EXP (25’000)
exp – Skill EXP (500’000)
icon – An Unsettling Task 20
icon – Wasted Pumpkins 20
icon – The Monarch of Darkness 60 icon – Basteer Sub-weapon Box
icon – A Friend from Glish 20
icon – Glish 120 5 icon – Ceasar’s Gloves
icon – Black Stone (Armor)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot) 3 icon – Inventory +1 Expansion
TOTALS 420 8

Crossroad Quest Line #3:

[I] THE Marauder 5/5

This quest line will open up a nice repeatable Contribution quest for beginning players. Each time it’s completed, you earn 150 Contribution Exp and 100 Combat Exp. It requires 95 Nagas. You can repeat it as long as you don’t complete the quest called “The Story of Glish“.

icon – [Repeat] Exterminate the Nagas (95)

exp – EXP (100)

 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – The Red-Finned Nagas 120
exp – EXP (100’000)
exp – Skill EXP (500’000)
icon – The Loss of Morale 120
icon – Swamp Commander 120
icon – [Boss] Prince of Invaders 120 3
exp – EXP (150’000)
exp – Skill EXP (500’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot) 3
icon – [Awakening] Artifacts of the Naga 200
exp – EXP (200’000)
Opens up 150 Contribution Quest + 100 Combat exp:
icon – [Repeat] Exterminate the Nagas

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Purity of Black Crystal

TOTALS 680 6

Crossroad Quest Line #4:

[I] THE STORY OF GLISH 7/7

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – The Story of Glish 60
icon – A Hesitant Story 20
icon – Donatt, the Forgotten Name 20
exp – EXP (100’000)
icon – Secret in the Underground Storage 20
icon – Heidel Investigator 20

Opens up a quest that gives:

exp – Skill EXP (629’336)
icon – Surveying the Glish Ruins 60
exp – EXP (100’000)
icon – Donatt’s Will 60
TOTALS 260 0

Crossroad Quest Line #5:

[I] THE VESSEL OF DARKNESS 5/5 

Crossroad Quest Line #6:

[I] TRACES OF MADNESS 6/6

This quest line will open up a nice repeatable Contribution quest for beginning players. Each time it’s completed, you earn 150 Contribution Exp and 100 Combat Exp. It requires 75 Cultist mobs. You can repeat it as long as you don’t complete Traces of Madness.

icon – [Repeat] Absorbing the Frenzy

exp– EXP (100)

 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – The Soldier Disguised as a Cultist 60
icon – Secret Document of the Cultists 120
exp– EXP (500’000)
exp– Skill EXP (3’000’000)
icon – Rescue Mission at the Monastery 120
icon – The Fallen 120
icon – [Boss] Muskan of Madness 120 3
exp– EXP (1’200’000)
exp– Skill EXP (6’000’000)
Opens Repeatable Contribution & Combat Exp quest:
icon – [Repeat] Absorbing the Frenzy
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Cultist Assassin

icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones) 5
icon – Traces of Madness 60
TOTALS 600 8

Crossroad Quest Line #7:

[I] TRAPPED 6/6 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – The Chamberlain’s Weakness 60
icon – Extraction Mill Manager 20
icon – Odor Treatment 120
exp– EXP (200’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – The Secret Deal 60
icon – Confronting Jordine 20
icon – Isolating Jordine 60
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Black Crystal Extraction Mill

TOTALS 340 0

Crossroad Quest Line #8:

[I] GRAVE OF THE SHADOW 4/4

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – The Watchtower 60
icon – Lost Hand Mirror 80
exp– Skill EXP (533’292)
icon2x – Gold Bar 1G
icon – Conspiring Group 80
exp– Skill EXP (533’292)
icon2x – Gold Bar 1G
icon – Those Guarding the Coffin 120
exp– EXP (1’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – Grave of the Shadow 120
exp – EXP (1’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – The Eyewitness 60 3
icon – [ADV Complete] Journey to Serendia
TOTALS 520 3

Crossroad Quest Line #11:

[I] RELIC TAINTED IN BLACK 7/7 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – Confusion at the Ruins 60
icon – Fragment of Earth 120
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’500’000)
icon – Bree Tree Ruins 60
icon – Trembling Earth 120
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – [Awakening] Bree Tree Cave 60
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – Origin of Earth 60
icon – Howling Voice (Any class but Shai) 60
icon – Howling Voice (Shai)
TOTALS 600 0

Crossroad Quest Line #12:

[I] THE UNCONSCIOUS GANELLE 5/5

SHAI EXCLUSIVE!!

Knowledge in the quest line can be obtained in other ways for other classes. Shai do miss out on some Skill Points and items and possibly an Inventory slot?

 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – Nostalgic Days 20
icon – Herb Village 20
icon – Trouble Up Ahead 20
icon – Secret Book 20
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Troop of Darkness II

icon – The Expert on Ancient Languages 60
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
TOTALS 140

Crossroad Quest Line #12b:

[I]  10/10

ANY CLASS BUT SHAI!

Shai is excluded from this quest line. Knowledge in this quest line can be obtained other ways for Shai.

 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – Peace for those Tainted in Black 120
icon – What Was Left Behind 20
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
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Caphras’ Secret Lab 

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Caphras’ Seal

icon – Orwen’s Whereabouts 60 5
icon – Herb Village 20
icon – Trouble Up Ahead 20
icon – Philance’s Interrogation 60
icon – The Secret Library 60
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
icon – Searching for Clues 20 3
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot)
icon – Archaeologist’s Knowledge 60
icon– Troop of Darkness II
icon – The Expert on Ancient Languages 60
exp– EXP (10’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (1’000’000)
TOTALS 500 8

Crossroad Quest Line #13:

[I] BELMORN AND THE ANCIENT LIGHT 16/16 

Crossroad Quest
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CP
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Skill Point
Crossroad Quest Reward Knowledge
icon – Calming of the Storm 120
exp– EXP (25’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – Marni’s Journal 20
icon – Misty Foresight 20
icon – The Essence of Water 60
icon

Origin of Clear Water

icon – The Test from Clear Water 120 3
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’500’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones) 3
icon – Ancient Light 200
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (2’000’000)
icon – To the Saunil Battlefield 60
icon – Looming Dangers 20
icon – Chaos at the Fort 60
icon – The Terrified Marksman 20
icon – The Commander of the Castle 20
icon – Conqueror of Battle 120
exp– EXP (20’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (3’000’000)
icon – [Boss] Saunil Siege Captain 200 3
exp– EXP (25’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (6’000’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones) 3
icon – Suspicious Move 60 3
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones) 3
icon – [Boss] The Final Battle 200 3
exp– EXP (100’000’000)

exp– Skill EXP (10’000’000)

icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones) 3
icon – Relic of Trina Beacon Towers 60
exp– EXP (50’000’000)
exp– Skill EXP (5’000’000)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot)
TOTALS 1,360 24

[Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants.

TOTALS:

Skill Points

Contribution Exp

Blackstone (Weapon)

Blackstone (Armor)

Quests

Note: Skill Point total doesn’t include Skill Point Exp from quests.

BDO Crossroad Quest Comparison

Which Crossroad Quest is the Best?

So far, it looks like the first Crossroad quest offers more of everything. It has 15 more Skill Points and a handful more Armor Stones. But it also has a much higher quest count. As I was going through the quests, it also seemed to have many more optional quests for gold bars.

The second Crossroad quest option is perfect for those just wanting a quick run through without allot of quests getting in the way. I think it caters for those more interested in hunting mobs. In fact, each section has at least one [Repeat] quest you can do for more combat fun that will reward you with 150 Contribution Exp each.

 

[I] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] Lamenting Head of…

 

  • Skill Points: 87
  • Contribution Exp: 7,910
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 24
  • Quests: 109

[II] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] Silence, We’re Done Here!

 

  • Skill Points: 72
  • Contribution Exp: 8025
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 7
  • Blackstone (Armor): 20
  • Quests: 68