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 Third Crossroad Quest Line

  • Skill Points: 94
  • Contribution Exp: 10,300
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 35

 

Crossroad III quest line offers a huge amount of quests, both optional and mandatory. But it also offers more Skill Points and goodies. This line is made for quest lovers.

View the summary below for a comparison of the three different Crossroad quest lines.

BDO Crossroad Quest Story

[Crossroad] Quest Official Patch Notes:

The third path starts with the quest [Crossroad] Each of Their Reasons. The story here will reveal the power struggles between aristocrats. You’ll be watching the story unfold by the side of the Xian Merchant Guild as they make their move into Calpheon.

BDO Crossroad Quest: [Crossroad] Each of Their Reasons

[Crossroad] Quest Window Description:

Side with Isobelle Encarotia from the Xian Merchant Guilds, who is in Heidel and think of a way to resolve the
power struggle among the noble families in Serendia and Calpheon.

Bobby Lauren is an incompetent fool. He is making excuses for his own mistakes. Shouldn’t we listen to both sides of the
argument before we jump to conclusions? Yes, I am referring to the Xian Merchant Guild or whatever from Calpheon. You weren’t planning on forming conclusions from just hearing one side of the story were you? Hehe. – Black Spirit

Crossroad Quest Line #2:

[III] Seizing the Trading Route 15/15

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – Trade Route of Ambush50
icon – An Uncomfortable Investigation50
icon – The Village Short of Drinking Water50
icon – The Merchant’s Determination50
icon – Negotiation Skills50
icon – Maul the Neglector of Fogans50
icon – The Childish Captain50
icon – A Sweet Bargain50

exp– Skill EXP (291’372)

 * icon – Fogan and Goblins
*50
 * icon – What are Swamp Fogans?*80
exp – Skill EXP (314’668)
 * icon – Stopping the Spread of the Swamp Fogans*80

icon– Fogan Language

 * icon – Demolition of Fogan Buildings*80

exp – Skill EXP (314’668)

 * icon – Small Packages*80

exp– Skill EXP (314’668)

 * icon – The Companion’s Health*50icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – A Soldier’s Honor*50icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – A Cornered Rat*50icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – A Cry of Pain*50icon – Black Stone (Armor)
icon – Cleansing the Swamps50
exp – Skill EXP (582’744)
icon – Recovery of Lost Trade Items50exp – Skill EXP (582’744)
icon – [Boss] Fogan Prince Titium503

exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)

exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot)3
icon – An Accomplished Bargain50
exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – The Concession of Povios50
icon – [Awakening] Artifacts of the Naga503
exp – Skill EXP (291’372)
icon – Black Crystal Extraction Mill
icon – Rising Contributions50
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)5
TOTALS750
*570
= 1,320
14

Crossroad Quest Line #3:

[III] Absolute Security 8/8

 

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – A Time of Rest Before the Journey50
icon – Preparations for the Journey50
icon – Bandits on the Road50
exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
 * icon – How to Gain the Advantage in a Negotiation*50*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Guard’s Wish*50*icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – Information on Biraghi*50

*exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)

exp – EXP (3’424’079)
 * icon – Getting rid of Bandits Post*50*icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – Learning About the Bandits*80*exp– Skill EXP (533’292)
 * icon – Atrocious Bandits*50*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – An Important Thing for Heidel*50*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Securing a Safe Escape Route*50*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Revenge, Revenge, Revenge!*50*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – How Strong Are the Bandits?*50*icon3 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Vengeance against the Bandits*50*icon – Black Stone (Armor)
icon – Information on Biraghi50
exp– Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – Seize the Orders50
exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – The Hidden Spoils505
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)5
icon – [Boss] Biraghi Den Keeper505
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)5
icon – The Securing of Safe Passage200
exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – [ADV Complete] Journey to Serendia
TOTALS550
*580
= 1,130
20

Crossroad Quest Line #4:

[III] Delphe Knights Support 12/12

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Delphe Knights in Chaos50Leads to +1 Basteer weapon quest
icon – An Undignified Reunion50
icon – Procurement of Supplies50
icon – The Entry Process, Elion’s Blessing50
icon – A Dangerous Entry Process

50
*240

 

* Optional Quests giving 240 CP
icon – A Falling Soldier with No Wings
icon – Testing a New Weapon
icon – Reyas’ Request
icon – The Wait of No Significance50
exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – Breaking the Ice50
exp – Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
icon – Delphe Knights Support50
exp– Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp– EXP (3’424’079)
icon – The Perfect Confidence200
exp– Skill EXP (1’693’098)
exp– EXP (3’424’079)
icon – The Harpy Language System200
icon – Deliver the Encyclopedia2005
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)5
icon – The Heart of the Delphe Knights3003
exp – EXP (3’424’079)
TOTALS1,300
*240
=1,540
13

Crossroad Quest Line #5:

[III] The Ridge of Plentiful Harpies 10/10 

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – Along the Ridge50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Along the Ridge II50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – The Emotional Supply50
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)5
icon – The New Face50
*150
icon – An Outpost in Crisis50
icon – The Power of Self Confidence50*Optional Quests giving 150 CP + 3 icon– Black Stone (Armor)
icon – Recurrence Prevention
icon – A Secret Strategy of Conciliation
icon – Battle of the Elites
icon – Broken Wings50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Where the Sky Meets50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Purging the Summit50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Successful Offensive505
TOTALS500
*150
=650
10

Crossroad Quest Line #6b:

[III] ?  Shai exclusive! 

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – Isobelle in Distress (Shai only)50
icon – Collecting Materials for Medicine I50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Collecting Materials for Medicine II50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Collecting Materials for Medicine III50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – [Boss] Bree Tree Ruins Guard Tower50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)

exp– EXP (12’005’463)

icon – [Awakening] Bree Tree Cave50
exp– Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – A Sense of Urgency50
icon – The Deliverance From Florin50
icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)3
TOTALS4003

Crossroad Quest Line #6b2:

[III] unknown

SHAI EXCLUSIVE?

Need verification and pic on the second Shai quest section.

Crossroad Quest Line #7:

[III] Into the Fire 8/8

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – In the Name of the Xian Alliance50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Trina’s Supply System50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Man-Hunting Trolls50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – The Extraordinary Merchant503
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)

 * icon – About Troll Catapults*80
 * icon – Chargers! Forward!*80*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Destroy the Troll Protection Tower*80*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Troll Shaman*80*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Plunder Troll Supplies*80*1*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Break the Siege*120
 * icon – Cut Off Troll Food Supplies*80*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Troll Sawtooth Wheel*80*icon2 – Gold Bar 1G
 * icon – Black Spirit’s Gift (Inventory Slot and Black Stones)*3

*icon– Inventory +1 Expansion

 * icon – Catapult Material Logistics*50*icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – On Research of the Trolls*50*icon – Black Stone (Armor)
 * icon – The Confidence of Officer Leif*50icon – Black Stone (Armor)
icon – The Morning Star of Trina50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Silver Key
icon – Into the Fire50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
 icon – An Opportunity to Counterattack50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – [Boss] Black Mane50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Black Stone (Armor)
TOTALS400
*830
=1,230

3
*4
=7

 

Crossroad Quest Line #9:

[III] The Road to Keplan 4/4 

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Right Way50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Weird Devices50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Marni’s Experiments50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)
icon – [Boss] The Mad Scientist’s Vestige50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp– EXP (12’005’463)

icon – Black Stone (Armor)

TOTALS2000

Crossroad Quest Line #10:

[III] The Shrewd Merchant 9/9 

Crossroad Quest Line #11:

[III] The Threat 6/6 

Crossroad Quest
icon
CP
icon
Skill Point
Crossroad Quest RewardKnowledge
icon – The Rumors Among the Workers50
exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – The Primitive Giants’ Move50exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
 * icon – Frenzied Creatures*90*1
 * icon – Find a New Home*90
icon – Get Rid of the Giants50exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – [Boss] Giant Chief Gehaku50

exp – Skill EXP (1’534’254)
exp – EXP (12’005’463)
icon – Black Stone (Armor)

icon – An Established Trade50
icon – Returning50
TOTALS300
*180
=480
*1

[Crossroad] Each of Their Reasons

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?

What’s more fun to you? Questing or combat?

 

Quest Lovers
Crossroad III quest line offers a huge amount of quests with more loot. It has 7 more Skill Points than the second largest and a handful more Armor Stones. But the quest count is almost twice as many. Many of the quests are optional, offering gold bars and other money making goodies.

Crossroad III gives no opportunity for the repeatable kill x many for Contribution quests. With its high quest count, make sure you love questing before you choose this quest line! 🙂

Combat Lovers
Crossroad II quest line 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.

Mixed Bag
Crossroad I quest line is a sort of middle ground. Having about half as many quests as the quest lovers line, but also throwing in a few repeatable combat quests here and there.

 

[I] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants

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

View guide

 

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

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

 View guide

 

[III] Crossroad Quest Line
[Crossroad] Each of Their Reasons

  • Skill Points: 94
  • Contribution Exp: 10,300
  • Blackstone (Weapon): 9
  • Blackstone (Armor): 35
  • Quests: 189

View guide