This is a page devoted to BDO Season Servers and Season Characters. So far, it is a collection of official patch notes and developer writings. Sources are linked. It’s nice to have everything in one spot, so I don’t have to go hunting for it. 🙂

I’m enjoying my foray into the Season Servers so far. There is already allot of good info published within the official BDO pages. I will add more details and my experiences with my Season character later, if needed.

UPDATE: I have created a guide on Tuvala Gear, which is gear specific to Season Characters on Season Servers.

Thanks and enjoy the game!

Official Season Server News Page: June 3, 2020

News Page Source — from 03 June 2020


Take a sneak peek at Season Servers!

The very first season will be called ‘Summer Season’ and here, you can learn how you can enjoy exclusive benefits with your Season Characters!

  • The release of Season Servers for the NA and EU servers, which was originally set for June 10, has been postponed. We will announce further details at a later time. Thank you for your understanding.


What are Season Servers?


Season Servers are focused on character growth.

Season Servers are not limited to specific adventurers. That is, the Season Servers can be accessed by all adventurers. Everyone can enjoy the benefits!

Unlike the Olvia servers which provided benefits to the entire Family, the key difference of the Season Servers is that it provides benefits specifically to the individual character.

Therefore, you need to create a Season Character in order to enjoy the benefits of the Season Servers.

If you feel unsure about which class to choose for your Season Character, don’t forget that you can create Trial Characters to test out all skills including Awakening and Succession skills, so try a class out before creating your Season Character!

Choose one of the Season Servers in the ‘Select Server’ screen, then try creating a Season Character! (During pre-creation period, you will be able to create Season Characters in any server)

*Forced PvP is not possible in the Season Servers. Season Arsha Server, a server that will allow players to engage in forced PvP, will be available within a month after Season Servers are opened.


Creating a Season Character


Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, therefore you must first create a Season Character.

You can create a Season Character through the “Create Season Character” button in the character creation window.

Once you have created a Season Character, you will see a special mark in the character selection window which shows you that the character is a Season Character.

Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, so make sure you create a Season Character to enter the Season Servers!

As long as you have empty character slots available, any adventurer can create a Season Character.


After Entering Season Server


Are you ready for a new adventure in the fast lane?

You can always press (,) to call out the Black Spirit who will guide you through your adventures in the Season Servers, but the biggest benefit you can enjoy is the EXP boost running 24/7 on Season Servers.

Season Servers will always offer Combat EXP +100% and Skill EXP +20% buff. Also, there are no level restrictions for receiving the EXP buff.

As long as the Season Servers are up and running, your Season Character will receive the EXP buff!


Summer Season Challenges


Go through the main quests offered by the Black Spirit and you will see your character level up fast.

But every Season Character is also given a Season Pass or a free entrance to try and complete various Summer Season Challenges for more rewards.

When you reach Lv. 10 for example, you will also see a flickering Black Spirit mark on the top right corner of your main game screen (left of minimap).

Click on it and see that you will have claimed Leveling Aid Boxes which will give you so various items and instant buffs for opening.
By purchasing the Black Spirit Pass from the Pearl Shop (F3), you will also be able to receive additional benefits for reaching the same Summer Season Challenge.

There’s more to the Summer Season Challenges than reaching a certain level, so be sure to check it out after the Summer Season opens.


Main Quests


Open up the World Map (M) now and see the vast world of Black Desert Online for you to explore.

Through the main quests you can discover the history and stories big and small of Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, Mediah and so on. You will also learn about the triumphs and disasters of NPCs you meet along the way.

You can always check the “Main Quest” tab under the Quest window (O) to see your progress.


Your New Best Friend: Fughar


Fughar is a Season Server exclusive NPC who will be located next to the Stable Keepers in large towns including Velia.

<Chief Manager> Fughar offers special daily quests for 40 days for your Season Character to tackle and complete to learn the know-how on adjusting to the gameplay of BDO fast and also receive items to help in your growth.

In addition, complete the main quests in Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah and go see Fughar to receive [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze which will give you plenty of Skill EXP!

Finally once you complete the final quest, you will receive Advice of Valks (+100) from Fughar after the Season Server ends, and also be able to select either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or a PEN (V) Capotia Ring.

We advise you to go see Fughar every day!


Rent Gear with Contribution Points


As you complete the main quests offered by the Black Spirit through Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon, you will have obtained Contribution Points. With Contribution Points you can rent powerful gear to get stronger and make a name for yourself.

Find out more on how to utilize Contribution Points <Here>


Season Server Exclusive Gear: Tuvala


Season Characters are limited to equipping the following three types of gear.

  • Gear obtained through main quest rewards
  • Gear obtained through loot from defeating monsters
  • Season Server exclusive gear: Tuvala

If you felt the deserted lands of Mediah weretoo challenging, try equipping Tuvala gear.

Only Season Characters can use Tuvala gear, and to get Tuvala gear you will need Tuvala Ores. You can get Tuvala Ores by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins.

When you have collected enough, you can take your Tuvala Ores to blacksmiths to exchange them for weapons, defense gear, or accessories. Blacksmiths NPCs can be found in most large towns.

You can use the Storage or the Central Market warehouse to move Tuvala gear to a different character, but only Season Characters can equip them.

However, once the Season is over, the Season character will be turned into a normal character, and the Season gear will be turned into regular, family-bound gear. This means you can hand over the gear to any character in your in-game family but not to a character outside your family.


In addition, you can enhance Tuvala gear to make them better.

Tuvala gears have a higher enhancement chance so try using the Time-filled Black Stones and Refined Magical Black Stone obtained from daily quests from NPC Fughar to enhance your Tuvala gear or obtained from defeating monsters.

Enhancing Tuvala gear to at least enhancement level +7 has a 100% success rate. Therefore, you can enhance up to that point with a peace of mind. After that point though, there is a chance your enhancement attempt will fail and the Max Durability of your item will go down.

If the durability of the Tuvala gear goes down if your enhancement attempt fails, go see a blacksmith to recover the Max durability of your gear and try again.


Awakening and Succession


Have you reached Lv. 56 already?

Then accept and complete the Awakening quest recommended by the Black Spirit and try equipping Awakening weapons and perform Awakening skills!

Do you like main skills more than the Awakening skills? Then complete Succession quests to enjoy a stronger set of main skills. One thing to note is you can only try Succession quests after you have completed the Awakening quests.

We highly recommend you try both Awakening and Succession to experience a new way to enjoy your gameplay.


Get Materials from Valencia


Once you have tried Awakening or Succession and continue on with your adventure following the main questline, you will find yourself located in the vast desert area of Valencia.

If you had to obtain enhancement materials for enhancing Tuvala gear via Fughar’s daily quests until now, you will also be able to get these same materials by defeating monsters in regions like Valencia and regions you will get to explore from then on such as Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins.

It’s time to really start enhancing Tuvala gear.


Main Materials

Item Purpose
Time-filled Black Stone
  • Enhances Tuvala gear.
  • Exchanged for Advice of Valks items.
Refined Magical Black Stone
  • Enhances Tuvala gear at a 100% chance.

To go from +15 to PRI (I): x10 needed

To go from PRI (I) to DUO (II): x20 needed.

To go from DUO (II) to TRI (III): x30 needed.

  • Durability will decrease when enhanced.
Tuvala Ore
  • Exchanged for Tuvala gear and accessories.

AP of Areas that give more Tuvala Enhancement Materials

(Note all areas in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, Sycraia Underwater Ruins will drop Tuvala enhancement materials)

Time-filled Black Stone Recommended AP
Bashim Base 100
Desert Naga Temple 100
Titium Valley 100
Crescent Shrine 140
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair 140
Polly Forest 160
Fadus Habitat 190
Refined Magical Black Stone Recommended AP
Cadry Ruins 140
Waragon Nest 165
Protty Cave 170
Tuvala Ore Recommended AP
Basilisk Den 190
Taphtar Plain 190
Pila Ku Jail 210
Roud Sulfur Mine 210


Enhancement Gear for Advice of Valks


If you equip TRI (III) and TET (IV) grade gear (Helmet, Armor, Gloves, Shoes, Main Weapon, Sub-weapon, Awakening Weapon), excluding accessories and go see NPC Fughar, you will be able to complete another type of quests which will grant your Advice of Valks items.

Enhancement Level Number of gears that gives you rewards Reward (per gear)
TRI (III) 7 Advice of Valks +40  x1
TET (IV) 7 Advice of Valks  +60  x1

If you have 7 TRI (III) Tuvala gear equipped, you will get 7 Advice of Valks +40 items!

This Advice of Valks items given for having equipped various Tuvala gears is only offered once per family for your Season Character during the Summer Season period, so please make sure to complete it before the season ends!

When you reach level 60 and 61 with your Season Character, you will receive PEN (V) Tuvala Ring and PEN (V) Tuvala Earring via Summer Season Challenges so don’t be lazy in leveling up either.


Graduation – A New Start


Our journey together does not end when the Summer Season ends. Your true story begins after your ‘Graduation’ from the Summer Season.


Graduation Benefits


1) Convert Season Character/Gear to Regular Servers!

Your Season Character will be turned into a normal character. Therefore, the character can no longer access the Season Server. The character will remain at the same level and keep their gear.

Any Tuvala gear your character has will retain its enhancement level but it will no longer be possible to enhance it. The character will also get to keep only one of each type of Tuvala gear, the one that was enhanced to the highest level. Do note that the Tuvala gear will become family-bound.


2) Get a Graduation Gift Box!

For those who have enjoyed the Summer Season, you will receive some graduation-themed keepsakes at the end.

These include Graduation Certificate, Graduation Cap, Graduation Emoji, and Graduation Gift Box.

You can use the Graduation Certificate to convert your season exclusive gear, Graduation Cap to dress up your character and use the free emojis when chatting. Finally, the Graduation Gift Box is like a care package of useful items to help your character get adjusted to life outside the Season Server.


3) Fughar has a special gift for you!

If you had completed all 40 daily quests from Fughar before the Summer Season ends, you will receive Advice of Valks (+100) from and also be able to select either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or a PEN (V) Capotia Ring.


4) Exchange Season Gear with Boss Gear!

Take the Graduation Certificate to a certain NPC to exchange a piece of Tuvala weapon or defense gear with a boss weapon or gear of comparable stats. This means that the boss gear will be one enhancement level lower than the Tuvala gear.


For example, you can exchange a PEN: Tuvala Longsword for a TET: Kzarka Longsword, or a TET: Tuvala Shoes for TRI: Muskan’s Shoes.

One Graduation Certificate is only valid for one exchange, so choose wisely!

Also, note that the boss armor you get by exchanging a piece of Tuvala gear with a Graduation Certificate cannot be registered on the Central Market.

Tuvala Gear Boss Gear
Tuvala Armor Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor
Tuvala Shoes Muskan’s Shoes
Tuvala Gloves Bheg’s Gloves
Tuvala Helmet Giath’s Helmet
Tuvala Main Weapon Kzarka Main Weapon
Tuvala Sub-weapon Kutum Sub-weapon
Tuvala Awakening Weapon Dandelion Awakening Weapon


Tuvala Gear Enhancement Level Boss Gear Enhancement Level
PRI (I) +15

Stay tuned for the Summer Season coming up shortly and don’t forget to pre-create your characters early so that you don’t miss special pre-creation event rewards!


Click <Here> for details on the Season Character Pre-creation event!


Get ready for the adventure in the fast lane!



Season Server Developer Notes: June 17, 2020

Source: Patch Notes 17 June 2020


Only Season Characters can enter the Season Servers, and only one Season Character can be created per Family.


Unlike the regular servers, the Season Servers constantly provide Combat EXP +100% and Skill EXP +20% buffs, which will allow your Season Characters to level up more quickly.


Here are two key aspects about the Season Servers.


1. There is no forced PvP currently available in the Season Servers. The only PvP feature available is through guild wars. However, Season Arsha Server, a server that will allow players to engage in forced PvP, will be available within a month after Season Servers are opened.


2. The World Boss HP is shared with the other regular servers, so you can still defeat the World Bosses from the Season Servers as well.


And for details, please read on below!

Fughar, the Friend of All Season Characters

Fughar’s 40 Daily Quests (Season Quests)

Season Quests are daily quests, which can be received daily from NPC Fughar located next to the Stable Keepers in each town.

These daily quests involve various tasks such as gathering, using specific items, and obtaining knowledge.

When you have completed all 40 daily quests, you will notice how much more prepared you are for the Black Desert world compared to when you first started.


  • Reward for completing Fughar’s 40 Daily Quests: PEN (V) Capotia Accessory


The PEN (V) Capotia accessories are roughly equivalent to the TET (IV) yellow grade accessories for regular characters, so we absolutely recommend that you complete all 40 daily quests.


Gear Enhancement Aid

You can obtain items which increase your chances for successfully enhancing your gear. All you have to do is talk to Fughar after equipping TRI (III) or TET (IV) grade Tuvala gear, or complete Fughar’s daily quests.


Enhancement Level Amount Equipped Rewards
TRI (III) 7 Advice of Valks (+40) x7
TET (IV) 7 Advice of Valks (+60) x7
  • The Advice of Valks is only available to collect while the Season Server is open, so make sure you collect it from Fughar before the season ends!

Weapon and defense gear are enhanced in order of +1 through +15, PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV), and PEN (V) enhancement levels. PEN (V) is the highest enhancement level available.

Accessories are enhanced in order of PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV), and PEN (V) enhancement levels.

When you fail an enhancement for weapon or defense gear at DUO (II) or higher, the enhancement level will decrease.

However, failures to enhance accessories will result in the accessories being destroyed regardless of enhancement level.


Plenty of Skill EXP Support

After completing main quests for Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah, go to Fughar.

You can get the “[Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze” as a reward. When you use this item, you can get plenty of Skill EXP. That means you can learn new skills, or make your current skills stronger.


Having a Hard Time Figuring out What to Do? Just Do Some Main Quests!

If you are uncertain on what you should do during your adventures in Black Desert, we recommend that you complete the main quests of each area with the Black Spirit!

By completing main quests, you can obtain Contribution Points and Knowledge which are helpful for your adventures. You can also gain a lot of Skill EXP!

Simply open up the Quest List (O) window, and go to the “Main Quest” tab to view the main quests. Don’t forget, you can get the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze as a reward from Fughar by completing main quests from Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah.

Another reminder: you can get plenty of Skill EXP when you use the [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze. Don’t miss out!


Special Rewards for Season Characters
Challenge Objective Objective Reward Additional Rewards from [Black Spirit Pass] Purchase

This is a New Beginning!

– Reach Lv. 10

[Season] New Adventure Box [Event] Classic Outfit Box

The Start of a Real Adventure!

– Complete Quest “Village by the Beautiful Coast”

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

It’s Not So Bad Anymore!

– Reach Lv. 20

Elion’s Tear x10 [Event] Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days)

Trouble at the Delphe Knights Castle

– Defeat 50 Harpies at Delphe Knights Castle

Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

The Challenge Continues!

– Reach Lv. 40

[Event] Artisan’s Memory x5 Naughty Dog x1

Monsters that Look Like Fish?

– Defeat 100 Catfishmen at Lake Kaia

Advice of Valks (+20) Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon

Veteran Adventurer

– Reach Lv. 50

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5 [Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days)

A New Adventure to Mediah!

– Complete Quest “The Temple in the East”

Advice of Valks (+40) Advice of Valks (+40)

Wrapping up in Mediah!

– Complete Quest “[Boss] Awakened Black Spirit”

Item Collection Increase Scroll: Advanced (60 min) x3 Perfume of Courage x20

Defeat the War-loving Bashims!

– Defeat 300 Bashims

Gold Bar 100G x5 Gold Bar 100G x5

Wiping out the Desert Bandits!

– Defeat 500 Gahaz Bandits

Ancient Explorer’s Compass x1

(Expires in: 3 days)

[Transaction Butler] Ethan x1

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear I

– Equip Tuvala Ring

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Tuvala Ore x40

End of the Desert Adventure…

– Complete Quest “Edana’s Descendant”

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Time-filled Black Stone x200

Defeat the Fadus in Kamasylvia!

– Defeat 1000 Faduses of Loopy Tree Forest

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Artisan’s Memory x10

Praise to your Efforts!

– Reach Lv. 60

[Season] Black Spirit Pass Reward Box


[Storage Butler] Ethan x1

Deciphering a Spell Book!

– Use the Pila Fe Scroll once

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption!

– Defeat Kzarka once

World Boss Raid Guide

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Cron Stone x60

Karanda, Queen of the Harpies!

– Defeat Karanda once

World Boss Raid Guide

[Season] Black Spirit Pass Reward Box


Valks’ Cry x10

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear II

– Equip PRI (I) Tuvala Helmet

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Advice of Valks (+20) x2

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear III

– Equip PRI (I) Tuvala Armor

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Cron Stone x60

Equipping Tuvala Adventure Gear IV

– Equip DUO (II) Tuvala Ring

[Season] Black Spirit Pass Reward Box


Advice of Valks (+50)

Mastering the Black Spirit Season!

– Reach Lv. 61

1 Crio Emoji (Permanent) Advice of Valks (+80)

[Repeat] Helping Fughar (Can complete once per day)

– Complete Fughar’s Quest “[Daily EXC] Your Time, My Time”

[Season] Achievement Reward Box Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)


  • The Summer Season Challenge objective rewards and Black Spirit Pass rewards can only be obtained once per Family.
  • Black Spirit Pass is only available for Season Characters of Lv.10 or above.
  • The Challenge objective rewards and Black Spirit Pass rewards can only be obtained during the event period that lasts until September 2nd before maintenance. Once the event ends, you cannot obtain the rewards. Please make sure you get your rewards before the period ends.
  • You must complete each previous Challenge in order to complete the next Challenge.


Item Description

[Season] New Adventure Box

The box provides various benefits which will help your growth such as the Leveling Aid Box, Gold Bars, and Leveling Aid Buffs.


It can only be opened by Season Characters, and along with the leveling aid items, you get the next leveling aid box.


Once you have opened all boxes ([Season] New Adventure Box through [Season] Lv. 61: Leveling Aid Box), you would have collected the following: Time-filled Black Stone x1100, Refined Magical Black Stone x120, Tuvala Ore x56, Valks’ Cry x33, Advice of Valks x20


Please note that the Leveling Aid Buff will be immediately activated upon opening the box.

[Event] Blessing of Kamasylve

This gives you various buffs such as Energy Recovery +2, Item Drop Rate +20%, and increased Central Market Warehouse Capacity.

Item Collection Increase Scroll

Item used when defeating monsters to provide Item Drop Rate +100%

and Item Drop Amount +50%.

[Event] Elion’s Tear

This allows you to instantly revive upon death. It also recovers if EXP is lost from death.

[Event] Artisan’s Memory

Increases the recovery of Max Durability of equipment by up to 5 times.

Naughty Dog

Allows you to summon the Naughty Dog pet.

Summoned pets have special skills such as item pickup, hostility detection, and more.

Advice of Valks

Affects Enhancement Chance during gear enhancement.

Ancient Explorer’s Compass

You can get lost in the desert or out in the ocean in Black Desert. The Ancient Explorer’s Compass shows your exact location in such locations so you don’t get lost.

[Transaction Butler] Ethan

To make trades in the Central Market, you must place items in the Warehouse. And to use the Warehouse, you must visit the Marketplace Directors.

However, if you have a transaction maid or butler with you, you can access the Warehouse from any territory without being in a town.

Perfume of Courage

A consumable item with All AP +20, Max HP +200, Attack/Casting Speed +5, and Movement Speed +5.

1 Otter Emoji (Permanent)

A Surprised Otter emoji you can use in the in-game chat.
  • Please refer to the item description for details of individual items.

You Can Get PEN Accessories?!



After reaching levels 60 and 61, you can receive PEN Tuvala accessories as rewards.

Level Item Stats
60 PEN: Tuvala Ring

AP +14

Accuracy +8

61 PEN: Tuvala Earring

AP +13

Accuracy +8


Where Do I Get Materials for Tuvala Equipment?

After reaching Mediah, you can obtain materials exclusive for Tuvala equipment.

Please refer to the below map if you wish to enhance your Tuvala equipment.


Recommended Tuvala Material Drop Monster Zones:

Time-filled Black Stone Recommended AP
Bashim Base 100
Desert Naga Temple 100
Titium Valley 100
Crescent Shrine 140
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair 140
Polly’s Forest 160
Fadus Habitat 190
Refined Magical Black Stone Recommended AP
Cadry Ruins 140
Waragon Nest 165
Protty Cave 170
Tuvala Ore Recommended AP
Basilisk Den 190
Taphtar Plain 190
Pila Ku Jail 210
Roud Sulfur Mine 210





Q. Can I receive the PEN (V) Capotia Accessory even if I delete my character after the 40th day Fughar daily quest?

A. Yes, you can receive the PEN (V) Capotia Accessory even if you delete your character after completing the Fughar quest.

However, please note that the 40th day Fughar daily quest can only be done once per family, thus the PEN (V) Capotia Accessory is only given once per family as well.


Q. The 40 daily Fughar quests sounds like something difficult to complete.

A. Don’t worry! Fughar’s quests cover the fundamentals in learning to play Black Desert, so they are not as daunting as it sounds!


Q. Will the Tuvala gear changed to family-bound gear be sent as a box after the season ends? Or will the obtained gear just be changed to family-bound?

A. When the season ends, the highest grade gear of any duplicate gear will be changed to family-bound and any other gear will be deleted.

If you have more than 2 of the same gear at the same grade in your family, only class specific gear on characters remaining at the end of the season will be bound.

For example, If you have a TET (IV) and TRI (III) Tuvala Helmet, the TRI (III) Tuvala Helmet will be deleted and the TET (IV) Tuvala Helmet will be changed to family-bound.

However, Rings and Earrings will have 2 each be changed to family-bound.

Also, Tuvala weapons will remain the same as the one your character used.


Q. Can you play your season character as a normal character after the season ends?

A. Yes. Season characters will be changed to normal characters after the season ends.


Q. Will I be able to obtain materials for Odore’s Spirit Essence and Ornette’s Spirit Essence on the season server?

A. Item drop chance on the season server is the same as the normal server.

Please note that materials for treasure items are all available as well.

So, season server is a great chance for you to level a new character and collect materials!


Q. Can season characters login to normal servers?

A. Yes, season characters can login to both season and normal servers.

However, normal characters cannot login to the season server.


Q. Is there a level or specific condition to receive [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon for the season character?

A. [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon will be distributed to all adventurers who create a season character.


Q. Can gear received with [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon be enhanced or Caphras enhanced?

A. Yes, gear received with [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon can be both enhanced and Caphras enhanced.


Q. Can gear received from [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon be sold on the Central Market?

A. No, they cannot be registered on the Central Market.


Q. Can gear received from [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon be used by other characters?

A. All gear received from [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon are family-bound.

In other words, you can use them when leveling a new character.


Q. Can season-specific enhancement materials (Time-filled Black Stone, Refined Magical Black Stone) be used in the next season if I keep them?

A. No, they can only be used in the season you obtained them and will be deleted before the next season server is opened.


Q. Do you have to do the 40 daily quests from Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager Fughar every single day for 40 days? What happens if I miss a day?

A. No, you don’t have to do them every day for 40 days.

As mentioned before, if you complete the first quest of the 40 daily quests from Fughar, you can complete them with your season character even when the season ends.

Please note that you receive season enhancement materials, such as Time-filled Black Stones, from the quests, but won’t be able to use them since Tuvala gear cannot be enhanced after the season server ends. So please feel free to sell them at shops if you have any remaining after the season ends!


Q. Can season characters participate in party contents? Can you equip normal gear on season characters?

A. Yes, season characters can participate as party members in monster zones such as Mirumok and Gyfin.

However, season characters cannot equip normal gear.


Q. Can I recreate a season character if I delete one?

A. Yes, you can recreate a season character until the season ends.


Q. Can I take Advice of Valks I obtain from the season server to normal servers?

A. Yes, all items obtained from the season server can be sent to your normal characters.

However, season exclusive gear cannot be equipped on normal characters.


Q. Are you planning to add Arsha servers that allow PvP among Season Characters for Season Servers as well?

A. Sure, within 2–5 weeks with the launch of Season Servers, we plan on adding an Arsha Season Server. Please stay tuned for more information coming up in our official announcements soon.a


Q. How do pets, fairies, maids, butlers, and mounts work in the Season Server?

A. Season Characters can access any pet, fairy, maid, butler, or mount you have. An exception is that Season Characters cannot ride dream horses.


Q. Can Season Characters shop at the Oasis shop?

A. Season characters can access Ellie the Oasis Vendor’s shop but cannot equip the gear purchased there.


Season Server Major Update: June 17, 2020

Source: Patch Notes  17th June 2020


We are excited to open up the season servers for the first time. We hope that our efforts will help many of you, especially our new adventurers, find your footing in the world of Black Desert Online. 

We designed the season servers with three objectives in mind.


First and foremost, we wanted to keep things challenging enough to not make the progress feel empty. We especially focused on the gear available in the season servers, because getting good gear is an aspect we felt was one of the hardest challenges in our game. Therefore, we included season server exclusive “Tuvala” gear as well as special black stones. The Tuvala gear was designed to be par with the coveted “boss” gear while being easier to get and enhance. Easier, but not easy. We hope that you still can come to master this system that is so fundamental to our game.


The second thing we wanted to focus on giving you a feeling of excitement that this kind of seasonal content could bring. Seasons servers, as you might be able to tell from the name, will be seasonal. Every season, you must create a new character and start anew. This is why we made certain limitations on what season characters can and cannot do so that each season feels more like a fresh start, with your character unable to enjoy certain benefits from having a more advanced family in the regular servers like inheriting their gear or riding dream horses. 


Lastly, we wanted to make the transition from the season to regular servers when the season ends as smooth as possible. Over the years, there has been so much content building up in our game. This has been both a blessing and a curse. We cannot hope to prepare you for everything, but by focusing on helping season characters get easier access to better gear, we hope that when these characters transition into the regular servers, they will at least have an easier time with the combat-related content of our game. We are also planning on more ways to help our first batch of season server “graduates” acclimate to the regular servers.


We want to keep servicing Black Desert Online, a game we love deeply, for a long, long time. As we do this, we want to preserve the gains made from hard work while bridging gaps. We don’t expect to have perfected this approach to the season servers on our first try, but we promise to keep an eye out so we can make further improvements for you.


  • Summer has arrived in the season servers.
    • Only season characters can access the season servers.
    • Season characters can only access the season servers for one season. For example, if you create a character during the “summer” season it loses access to the season servers come autumn.
    • These servers are open to season characters of any level, who can enjoy EXP boosts 24/7.
    • Season characters can only equip certain gear. You can tell which gear they can equip by a yellow icon (see image below).
    • Season characters cannot accept the “[EXC] Better Weapon” quests

  • Added season server exclusive “Tuvala” gear.
  • Added Time-filled Black Stones and Refined Magical Black Stone, which are items for enhancing Tuvala gear.
  • Added Fughar, a season server exclusive NPC who will be located next to the Stable Keepers in large towns including Velia.
  • Added Summer Season Challenges for the season servers.
  • Added the following season character exclusive weekly quests for defeating monsters.
    • You can accept and complete one of the following quests each week.
    • You can find the quests under the “[Season] Even Stronger Tuvala Gear” tab in the Quests (O) window.
    • These quests are available once per family.
Name Quest NPC Objective Reward
[Weekly] Hordes of Bandits Rafa (Node Manager of Gahaz Bandit’s Lair) Defeat Gahaz Bandits enemies

Time-filled Black Stone x600


Tuvala Ore x90


Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Weekly] Rules of the Roud Sulfur Works Ustouvan (Node Manager of Roud Sulfur Mine) Defeat Roud Sulfur Works Lava enemies
[Weekly] Impenitent Criminals Botadin (Node Manager at Pila Ku Jail) Defeat Pila Ku Jail enemies
[Weekly] Homesick Desert Naga Desert Naga Search Captain (Node Manager of Titium Valley) Defeat Desert Fogan enemies
[Weekly] Dangerous Argos Saunils Maia (Node Manager of Crescent Shrine) Defeat Crescent Shrine enemies
[Weekly] Help that Never Arrives Saira (Atui Detached Force member at Desert Naga Temple) Defeat Desert Naga enemies
[Weekly] New Mushroom Dish Weenie (Spirit of Weenie Cabin) Defeat Polly’s Forest mushroom enemies
[Weekly] Rule of Power Khalid (Node Manager of Loopy Tree Forest) Defeat Fadus enemies
[Weekly] A Soldier Who Cannot Go Home Enro (Node Manager of Navarn Steppe) Defeat Navarn Steppe enemies
[Weekly] For the Forest Navir (Node Manager of Acher Western Camp) Defeat Forest Ronaros enemies
[Weekly] Frenzy of Manshaums Viverza (Node Manager of Manshaum Forest) Defeat Manshaum enemies
[Weekly] Full-scale Cleaning of the Tshira Ruins Leon (Node Manager of Tshira Ruins) Defeat Tshira Ruins enemies
[Weekly] Blood Wolf Extermination Myra (Node Manager of Night Crow Post) Defeat Kagtum enemies
  • Added the following season character exclusive quests to do after completing the Valencia, Kamasylvia, or Drieghan main quests in the season server.
    • These quests are available once per family.
    • You can accept the quests from the Black Spirit.
Name Requirement Reward
[Season] Rabam’s Gift Complete Quest “[Lv.55 Valencia] Eastern Sands Kingdom Story” Refined Magical Black Stone x30
[Season] Sahazad’s Gift Complete Quest “[Lv.56 Valencia II] Treasure of Valencia”
[Season] Brolina’s Gift Complete Quest “[Lv. 58 Kamasylvia] The Light of Kamasylve”
[Season] Durgeff’s Gift Complete Quest “[Lv.58 Drieghan I] A Crimson Shadow” Tuvala Ore x30
[Season] Hughol’s Gift Complete Quest “[Lv.58 Drieghan II] Spread of Terror”
  • Added Tuvala Ores, which can be exchanged for weapons.
    • You can get Tuvala Ores by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and Sycraia Underwater Ruins or through processing Tuvala gear.
      • Use Heating in the Processing window (L) on a Tuvala accessory to get Tuvala Ore x5.
      • Use Heating in the Processing window (L) on Tuvala gear (excluding accessories) to get Tuvala Ore x1.
  • Refer to the Season Servers Guide and Dev Note: Season Servers for more details on the new season servers.
  • Gear up for some PvP tournaments towards the end of the season. More details will be announced soon.

Season Server Patch Notes: July 8, 2020

Source: Patch Notes July 8, 2020


  • Added the following Season Server exclusive quests.
    • Of the 8 weekly quests that have been added, you can pick and choose 1 to complete each week.
    • You can find these quests in both the New Quest Recurring tabs of the Quests (O) window, under “[Season] Stronger Tuvala Gear.”


Name Quest NPC Objective Reward
[Weekly] Training with the Shultz Guard Kunga Train the Shultz Guard

Time-filled Black Stone x600


Tuvala Ore x90


Refined Magical Black Stone x40




[Weekly] Revenge against the Basilisk Rahim Seek revenge on the Basilisks
[Weekly] Sleep-disrupting Centaurus Zaniya Defeat the Centaurus
[Weekly] Accepted by the Bashim Torenandu Challenge the Bashim
[Weekly] Purify the Sherekhan Necropolis Camira Purify the Sherekhan Necropolis
[Weekly] Breeding Protties Dane Defeat the Protties
[Weekly] Preparing to Leave Lynelman Further destroy the damaged ancient weapons
[Weekly] Bounty on the Cadries Anne Laker Defeat the Cadries

Season Server Patch Notes: July 15, 2020

Source: July 15th Patch Notes


  • Changed the Season5 server to a dedicated Arsha server for season characters.
    • Similar to the other season servers there will be a Combat and Skill EXP buff. However, there will be an additional Item Drop Rate +50%, like in the regular Arsha server.
    • PvP between characters (including forced PvP) will be free from all penalties in this server. However, characters with negative karma will still receive penalties.
    • World and field bosses will not appear in this server.
  • Added the item [Season] Ouk Pill of Rift to the season servers. You can loot this item by defeating monsters in Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan.
    • You can exchange [Season] Ouk Pill of Rift for the following bundles containing Time-filled Black Stone, Tuvala Ore, or Refined Magical Black Stone.
      • Time-filled Black Stone Bundle (contains 30–50 stones)
      • Tuvala Ore Bundle (contains 10–30 ores)
      • Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle (contains 10–30 stones)
  • Reduced the number of Time-filled Black Stones needed to enhance Tuvala gear (weapons and defense gear) from +15 to PEN.


Goal Enhancement Level Before Now
PRI Tuvala gear 16 10
DUO Tuvala gear 17 10
TRI Tuvala gear 18 10
TET Tuvala gear 19 15
PEN Tuvala gear 20 15


  • Added regional quests to the following monster zones: Gahaz Bandits, Crescent Shrine, Cadry Ruins, and Desert Naga Temple.
    • These quests will be automatically accepted if you enter the monster zone with a Lv. 56–57 character.
    • As a season character, defeating 250 monsters in one of these monster zones will reward you a certain amount of EXP and Time-filled Black Stone x20.
    • Non-season characters will only gain EXP from completing these quests.


Major Update: Serendia and Calpheon Main Quest Reward Revamp, Including New “Naru” Gear

  • Added new “Naru” gear.
    • You can get this new gear instead of certain gear that was given out as rewards for completing main quests in Serendia and Calpheon.
    • Naru gear was designed for adventuring in Serendia, Calpheon, and Mediah. As you complete the main quests in these regions, you will be able to get the new Beginner Black Stones needed for enhancing this new gear.
      • You cannot receive Beginner Black Stones in retrospect for main quests already finished.
    • Because Naru gear was made for adventurers who are just starting out on their adventures, we have made them easier to enhance, with an even higher chance for success compared to Tuvala gear. You also need less Cron Stones for safe enhancement. In fact, you’ll only need 3 for trying to enhance from TET to PEN! Therefore, be sure to give enhancing them a go!
    • Season characters can go to Fughar the Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager after completing the Mediah main quests to trade in your PEN Naru gear for PRI Tuvala gear, which should serve you better as you journey onward to new horizons.
    • You can only enhance Naru accessories (i.e. earring, necklace, belt, and ring) to TRI level.
  • Added PRI “Tuvala” awakening weapons as rewards for completing Awakening/Talent/Ascension quests.
    • Canon awakening weapons will still be given out as well, for completing the quests.
      • Season characters cannot equip Canon awakening weapons.
    • Although non-season characters cannot open the box containing the PRI Tuvala awakening weapon, they can still sell it to an NPC vendor.
  • You can now use Heating in the Processing window (L) on certain items to get Beginner Black Stones.


Ingredient Product
  • Black Stone (Weapon) x3
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x1
  • Black Stone (Armor) x3
  • Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x1
  • Black Stone (Weapon) x30
  • Black Stone Powder x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) x10
  • Black Stone (Armor) x30
  • Black Stone Powder x1
  • Beginner Black Stone (Armor) x10


Season Server Patch Notes: July 22, 2020

Source: July 22, 2020


  • Added season character exclusive regional quests to certain monster zones in Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan. There will be two quests per monster zone.

    • These quests will be automatically accepted when you enter the monster zone if you have met the quest acceptance requirements. There will be a tally of the relevant monsters you have defeated on the right side of the screen and once you have defeated enough you will be rewarded with useful items.

    • There will be a level requirement based on the difficulty of each monster zone. The reward you will get will also vary depending on the difficulty of the monster zone.


Monster Zone

Level Requirement

Bashim Base

Lv. 56

Desert Naga Temple

Lv. 56

Titium Valley

Lv. 56

Cadry Ruins

Lv. 57

Gahaz Bandit’s Lair

Lv. 57

Crescent Shrine

Lv. 57

Fadus Habitat

Lv. 57

Polly’s Forest

Lv. 58

Sherekhan Necropolis

Lv. 60

Blood Wolf Settlement

Lv. 60

  • Changed the name of “Season Challenges” to “Season Pass.”



Season Server News: Season Server Graduation: July 27, 2020

Source: news page dated July 27, 2020


For Adventures who’ve had their fill of the Season servers, we’ve added a way to graduate to the regular servers ahead of schedule!


By graduating early, your season character will be converted to a regular character that can equip the normal equipment, but be warned, because you’ll no longer be able to access the season servers and receive the season rewards once you graduate.


You can see the early graduation schedule below, and all season characters will be converted to regular characters on August 26th. Additionally, there are no requirements to graduate early, so visit Fughar when you are ready to graduate.

Early Graduation Schedule

August 5, 2020 (Wed) after maintenance–August 26, 2020 (Wed) before maintenance



  • If you would like to participate in the Tuvala Invitational, make sure to keep your Season Characters. You will not be able to participate in the tournament if you do not have an eligible Season Character. Please find details < Here >.


  • For more details regarding the early end of the Summer Season leading to a new season, please click <Here>.


How to Graduate Early


[Step 1] Visit and interact with Fughar, the friend of all season characters

Interact with the [Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager] Fughar (located in each town/city) and select “I want to convert my season character to a regular character”.


[Step 2] Go to the [Crow Merchants Guild Scribe] Leyla

Go to the <Crow Merchants Guild Scribe> Leyla as instructed by the NPC Fughar, and accept the quest “[Season Server] At the Crossroad” from Leyla. Once you complete the quest, return to the NPC Fughar.

Interact with the NPC Fughar to obtain the “Honorable Adventurer’s Certificate” and accept the quest “[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World” from the Quest (Q) window.


Move to a regular server and use the “Honorable Adventurer’s Certificate” to convert your season character to a regular character!


Now, you’ve successfully completed converting your season character to a regular one. We’ll be rooting for our Adventurers who will continue their adventures in a larger and rougher Black Desert world!


Graduation Gift and Tuvala Gear Conversion

The NPC Fughar has prepared a surprise present for Adventurers who converted their season character to a regular character, so let’s go find Fughar once again.


Interact (R) with Fughar and click “Used the certificate” to receive the Gift Box Full of Memories.

Item Name


[Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box

Box containing Tuvala Conversion Stones.

※ The Tuvala Conversion Stone allows you to convert Tuvala gear into one that can be equipped by non-season characters.

[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon

An item that lets you exchange a converted Tuvala gear for a same piece of Boss gear

Fughar’s Letter of Encouragement

A sincere letter from Fughar for Adventurers who will adventure in a rougher world.

Graduation Cap

An outfit celebrating your season server graduation that can be worn on your head.

20% Discount Coupon

An item that gives you a 20% discount on items purchasable from the Pearl Shop (F3)

Advice of Valks

An item that changes Enhancement Chance for gear enhancement.

Golden Graduation Cap

A golden Graduation Cap celebrating your graduation from the season server

– Shop Price: 10,000,000 silver

[Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days)

Item that grants various buffs including Combat EXP +100%, Skill EXP +50%, ability to reset skills/skill add-ons freely,

[Event] Elion’s Tear

Instantly revive your character if they die. Also restores Combat EXP that was lost when dying.

Blessed Message Scroll

An item that will help you level by granting the buffs: Combat EXP +200% and Skill EXP +30%. The buffs can be stacked with other buffs.

[Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll

Item used to get Item Drop Rate +100% and Item Drop Amount +50% while defeating monsters.

[Event] Giovan Grolin’s Support Scroll

Item that has buffs: Life Skill Mastery +100 and Life EXP +20%

[Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone

A spirit stone that grants the following buffs:

Extra AP Against Monsters +5

Combat EXP +50%

Skill EXP +30%

Attack Speed +4%

Casting Speed +4%

Weight Limit +50 LT

Premium Elixir Box

An item box containing one each of the following items:

[Event] Perfume of Courage, [Event] Perfume of Swiftness, [Event] Khalk’s Elixir

Finto’s Filling/Sweet/Fresh Juice

Each item can boost of Health, Breath, and Strength EXP respectively.

Finto’s Filling Juice: Max. HP up.

Finto’s Sweet Juice: Stamina up.

Finto’s Fresh Juice: Weight Limit up.

Finto’s Juice can be only used by characters that are under level 29 for Health, Breath, or Strength.

Open the [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box to get at least 1 Tuvala Conversion Stone each Tuvala item part.

– Note: You will get 2 for Earrings and Rings.


If you upgrade the Tuvala gear with the Tuvala Conversion Stone, it will be converted to Tuvala gear that can be equipped by non-season characters. The converted Tuvala gear will be changed to Family bound and can be moved to and equipped by regular characters.


One Conversion Stone can only convert one Tuvala item, so please be careful when you’re using the Conversion Stone if you have multiple Tuvala items of the same type in your inventory. Imagine if you convert an item that has a lower enhancement level…

Unconverted Tuvala will be deleted during the maintenance on September 2, 2020 (the start date of the next Season). Make sure to convert your Tuvala Gear beforehand!


Boss Gear Exchange


Finally, the last stage of graduation.


As mentioned in the previous GM Note, you can exchange one Tuvala gear for Boss Gear and today’s GM Note will tell you how that works.


First off, only Tuvala gear that was converted with a conversion stone can be exchanged for Boss gear using the “[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon”.


You’ll need to complete the quests below, which you can accept from the NPC Fughar, before you can exchange for Boss gear.

  • [Season] Even Sharper Weapon: Main Weapon
  • [Season] Even Sharper Weapon: Sub-Weapon
  • [Season] Even Sturdier Armor: Helmet
  • [Season] Even Sturdier Armor: Armor… etc.


Once you’ve accepted a quest to exchange for a certain piece of Boss gear, go to the blacksmith of NPC Tranan Underfoe in Velia.


1. Hand over the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon.

2. Hand over the Tuvala gear that’ll be exchanged.


You must follow this order to exchange for Boss gear.


Exchanging Tuvala gear for Boss gear is as follows.

Tuvala Gear Enhancement Level

Boss Gear Enhancement Level











The exchanged Boss gear cannot be sold on the Central Market.


Summer Season Graduation Reward: PEN (V) Capotia Accessory


We stated in a previous GM Note you get a PEN (V) Capotia accessory once you’ve completed all 40 days of Fughar’s daily quests. Check out how you get the accessory below!


After completing all 40 days of Fughar’s quests, you can accept the quest ‘[Season] Fughar’s Gift’ from Fughar and complete it to choose between either a PEN (V) Capotia Earring or Ring.


The [Season] Fughar’s Gift quest will be added during the maintenance on August 5, the same day early graduation begins. Please note you can’t get both the ring and earring, so please select the accessory you need the most.


Adventurers who’ve completed all the 40-day quests, but deleted their season characters, have nothing to worry about. You can still obtain one of the PEN (V) Capotia accessories the same way using a regular character.



[Q] Can I create a new season character after graduating early?

[A] You cannot create a new season character after graduating early in the same season period.


[Q] When will unconverted Tuvala gear disappear?

[A] All season exclusive items, including unconverted Tuvala and season enhancement materials, will be deleted at the start date of the next season during the maintenance on September 2, 2020.


[Q] What happens to the crystals and PEN (V) creator name on the Tuvala gear when you use a conversion stone?

[A] Tuvala gear that was converted with a [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone will retain their “Item Branding”, “PEN (V) Creator Name”, and “Transfused Crystals”.


However, crystals transfused on an item that will be exchanged using the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon must be removed before the quest can be completed, so make sure to extract the crystals at a Blacksmith. Also, “Item Branding” and “PEN (V) Creator Name” will not be retained when the item is exchanged.


Make sure you know the difference between a “conversion stone” and “exchange coupon” before using them!


[Q] I have a PEN (V) Tuvala Helmet, but I accidently used the conversion stone on my TET (IV) Tuvala Helmet… Can it be restored?

[A] If you accidently convert the wrong Tuvala, please contact us via [Support] → [Send a Ticket]! We’ll take the mistakenly converted Tuvala gear and give the Tuvala gear you want. However, this assistance is only available once per Family, and the taken Tuvala gear will be unrecoverable as it will be deleted. Only Adventurers who submit a ticket before the maintenance September 2, 2020 will be eligible for assistance.


[Q] Can I use the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon to exchange for a weapon of a different class?

[A] If you use the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon on Tuvala gear that was converted with a Tuvala Conversion Stone, the weapon will be changed to a box form that you can open with the class you want the Boss weapon for.


[Q] Can I get rewards from the Black Spirit Pass Challenge after graduating early from the Summer Season?

[A] Once you convert your season character to a regular character, you will no longer be able to complete the Black Spirit Pass and get rewards. The Black Spirit Pass icon is also not displayed at the upper-right of screen in regular servers.


[Q] Can I change Tuvala weapons to a different class than my season character’s class?

[A] You can use Main Weapon/Awakening/Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupons on Tuvala weapons converted with a conversion stone.

However, if you convert a Tuvala weapon and exchange it for a Boss weapon with the Boss Gear Exchange Coupon, you can use a Main Weapon/Awakening/Sub-Weapon Exchange Coupon to exchange it for a weapon for a different class.


[Q] After exchanging Tuvala gear for Boss gear, can I enchance the exchanged Boss gear?

[A] Yes you can. Once you’ve exchanged the Tuvala gear for Boss gear, you can attempt to enhance just like normal Boss gear. However, you cannot put it for sale on the Central Market.


[Q] My season character is level 40… Can I still get the Gift Box Full of Memories?

[A] There are no separate requirement, such as levels or Fughar’s daily quest completion, for graduating early! Season characters can graduate and get the rewards at any time before the start of the next season.


[Q] When can get I season server rewards: Advice of Valks (+100) and the PEN (V) Capotia accessory?

[A] You can get them once the season server early graduation begins in the season servers after the maintenance on August 5, 2020 (Wed).


[Q] I don’t think I’ll be able to finish the 40-day quest before the end of the season… Does that mean I can’t get the PEN (V) accessory and Advice of Valks (+100)?

[A] As long as you have completed at least one day of Fughar’s 40-day quests beforehand, you’ll still be able to continue the 40-day quests even after the summer season ends. And of course, once you complete all 40 days, you’ll be able to get the PEN (V) Capotia accessory and Advice of Valks.