Season Server is a temporary server that gives additional leveling and character growth benefits not available on normal servers. In order to enter a Season Server, you must first create a Season Character.

 

Season Benefits:

  • Season Server Buffs: Combat EXP +300%, Skill Exp +50%
  • Fughar’s Timepiece: obtain 2 characters by leveling 1
  • Tuvala Gear: special gear for Season Characters
    • get plentiful enhancement items for Tuvala Gear
    • shows higher enhancement chances
  • Notable Season Rewards:

Season Server Restrictions:

  • Season Server is temporary, lasting 2 to 3 months.
    • At the end of Season, players graduate, converting their Season Gear to family bound gear.
    • Graduated Season Characters can no longer enter Season Servers.
  • Season Servers can be crowded, especially in the first few weeks.

Season Character Restrictions:

Season Dates

Season 8 started July 27, 2022.

Season start to end is approximately 2 to 3 months.

You can take advantage of Season Server the entire time, or graduate early when it becomes available. (usually one month after start.)

Season Start

July 27, 2022 after maintenance –→

 

Season End

Sep. 28, 2022 (Wed) before maintenance

Season Character vs Normal

A Season Character is just like a normal character except for a few key differences.

  • Season Characters can enter both Season and normal servers.
  • Season Characters are restricted to wearing Naru, Tuvala, Asula, and main quest line gear.
  • In order to obtain Season drops, you will need to enter a Season Server with a Season Character.
  • Season Characters can’t flag for PVP, but can enter a Season PVP Server with a +50% drop rate.
  • Season Characters can’t obtain a T9 Dream Horse from the Stable Keeper.
  • Season Characters frequently get leveling buffs and free items, but can otherwise level, fight, loot, and play normally.
BDO Season Server List

Season Character Creation

Your first step is to create a Season Character.

If you are a brand new player, you will have no choice but to create a Season Character, if a Season is currently active. (since patch July 27, 2022)

You must have one open character slot. (Character Slot Expansion Coupon = 10k Loyalties or 600 Pearls)

Click the button to make a new character. It will say something similar to “Season Character Now Available!”

BDO Season Character Creation

Next you will be able to customize the appearance of your character.

When you’re finished, make sure you do the following:

  • select the option “Season Character”
  • click “Create Season Character”
BDO Season Character Option

Is Season Character Worth It?

In my opinion, yes. Even if you are a fully geared veteran, playing a Season Character gives you advantages besides good gear, items, and faster levels.

  • Experience new content, usually alongside discovering a new class.
  • Super fast leveling with 24/7 Combat and Skill EXP buffs
  • Optionally choose a Season PVP Server (+50% drops) knowing no one is packing full PEN boss gear. 🙂
  • Great way to inexpensively gear up Alts to camp boss spawn spots.
  • Obtain enhancement items that you can use on normal gear later.
    • Exchange Season enhancement stones for Advice of Valks and Valks’ Cry
    • Season Server only drops to exchange for goodies
    • Season only events for extra buffs and even more goodies!

 Season Leveling Buffs

Season Servers provide a Combat and Skill EXP buff for faster leveling. The EXP buff will be active regardless of a character’s level.

 

Leveling Buffs Schedule EXP Buffs

Weekend/Weekday (24/7)

Combat EXP +300% 

Skill EXP + 50% 

Season Character Gear

Season Characters can only equip Naru, Tuvala, Asula Accessories, main quest gear, and other gear that has a special Season icon on them.

For players, who have already done the main story line, on a different character, you can wear any of your old quest gear.

 

Season Character Gear Progresson:

 

PEN NaruPRI TuvalaPEN TuvalaTET Boss

 

  1. PEN Naru gear is exchanged for PRI Tuvala Gear. How-to exchange Naru. (Requires Season Character)
  2. Enhance your PRI Tuvala to PEN with Time-Filled Black Stones
  3. PEN Tuvala gear can be exchanged for TET boss gear. Tuvala Gear Exchange
BDO Season Gear with Tuvala

Season Character Tip for Veterans

You can skip the main quest line, if you have already completed it once before.

Special Growth Questline:

  • Be a Season Character on a Season Server
  • complete the quest, “Sage of Velia” (part of the main beginner Balenos questline)
  • select “[Crossroad] Simplified” button on the “Select Quest” pop-up window that appears after turning in “Sage of Velia” to Alustin in Velia.
  • From Fughar: “[Special Growth] Birth of a Prestigious Family”
  • view progress: press O key then Main tab

For more details, and other veteran tips, please view our Simplified Main Quest guide.

simplified main questline

Season Server Benefits

Lets look at the many benefits of Season.

 

Fughar’s Timepiece

IMHO this is a powerful Season Reward!

It’s like leveling 2 characters at the same time.

Fughar’s Timepiece transfers your Season Character’s status, Combat/Skill EXP, and Tuvala Gear.

Your orginal Season Character gets to keep their levels and Combat/Skill EXP.

 

Read the details in our Fughar’s Timepiece Guide.

Fughar's Timepiece

Season Graduation Memories Box

Gift Box Full of Memories is given at Season Graduation.

This is when Season ends and your character is converted to a normal character.

 

Notable Rewards:

 

Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon

After graduating your season character, pick up Fughar’s quest called, “[Season Special Gift] Dreams Ebb and Flow”. He will give you a Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon. Select “Season Special Gift” in Fhugar’s menu to confirm the gift. You can only choose a gift you haven’t received yet.

These are family bound, so you can transfer to an Alt.

Choose one of the following:

Special Gift Stats Special Gift

~ Ring ~
AP: 17
Accuracy: 10

 

~ Earring ~
AP: 13
DP: 4
Accuracy: 12
Damage Reduction: 4

 

PEN (V) Capotia Earrings
~ OR ~ PEN (V) Capotia Ring

Press (U) to get 5 min buff:

Damage from Monsters -5%
All Damage Reduction +4
HP Recovery +1 per Hit
All Resistance +5%
Movement Speed +5%
Max HP +200
Max Stamina +100


Perilla’s Star

 

 

Equip Effect:
DP: 1
DR: 1

AP: 17
Accuracy: 10
Weight Limit +80LT

PEN (V) Capotia Belt

AP: 30
Accuracy: 20

PEN (V) Capotia Necklace
Enhancement Chance +100
Advice of Valks (+100)

If you have obtained one of the following from a past Season, you cannot get the same reward again. (except Advice of Valks (+100) can be obtained again.)

Capotia Necklace gives the best AP and Accuracy.

Pen Capotia Necklace

 

Additional Rewards:

Cron Stone x50
Fresh Orange Juice x10
Sweet Wild Berry Juice x10
Sour Green Grape Juice x10

Season Challenge Rewards

These rewards are obtained by reaching specific levels on your Season Character.

 

Top Tier Rewards:

PEN (V) Tuvala Ring (level 59)

PEN (V) Tuvala Earring (level 60)

Gold Bar 1,000G x2 (Level 61)

 

Event Travel Kit

Challenge Reward for attaining level 56. Receive extra goodies by opening the Travel Kit from levels 57-60.

[Event] Lv. 57 Travel Kit
(Open to Obtain All of the Following)

[Event] Lv. 57 Travel Kit

Gold Bar 100G x1

Black Stone (Weapon) x30

Black Stone (Armor) x30

Memory Fragment x2

[Event] Elion’s Tear x3

[Event] Lv. 58 Travel Kit

[Event] Lv. 58 Travel Kit

Gold Bar 100G x1

[Event] Splat Fisher’s Clothes Set (7 Days) x1

[Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) x2

Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) x2

Advice of Valks (+20) x1

[Event] Lv. 59 Travel Kit

[Event] Lv. 59 Travel Kit

Gold Bar 100G x1

[Event] Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days) x1

Book of Training – Combat (3 Hours) x3

Book of Training – Skill (3 Hours) x3

Advice of Valks (+30) x1

[Event] Lv. 60 Travel Kit

[Event] Lv. 60 Travel Kit

Gold Bar 100G x1

[Event] Shakatu’s Luxury Box x1

Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon) x5

Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor) x5

Artisan’s Memory x10

Advice of Valks (25-35) x1

 

Lvl Season Challenge Reward
30 [Event] Elion’s Tear x5
Traveler’s Map x3
Inventory +4 Expansion Coupon
40 [Event] Magical Beast’s Draught x3
[Event] Juice Gift Set
Inventory +4 Expansion Coupon
50 Item Collection Increase Scroll x5
Blessed Message Scroll (120 min) x5
Laila’s Petal x10
56 Time-filled Black Stone x50
Sealed Compass (120 min)
Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll x5
[Event] Lv.57 Travel Kit
57 Time-filled Black Stone x150
Valks’ Cry x10
[Event] Magical Elixir x5
Advice of Valks (+50) x2
[Event] Enhancement Help Kit II
58 Time-filled Black Stone x200
Cron Stone x100
Advice of Valks (+60)
[Event] Shining Shakatu’s Seal x5
Yona’s Fragment x5
59 PEN (V) Tuvala Ring
Item Collection Increase Scroll x5
[Event] Shining Shakatu’s Seal x5
Book of Training – Combat (10 Hours)
Book of Training – Skill (10 Hours)
60 PEN (V) Tuvala Earring
Character Name Transfer Coupon
61 Advice of Valks (+80)
Season: Dawn of Dragons Special Box
↓ ——– Contains ——– ↓
[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x2
Gold Bar 1,000G x2
Hard Black Crystal Shard x10
Item Collection Increase Scroll x5
Sharp Black Crystal Shard x5

Season Pass Rewards

Season Pass is a series of goals that reward Season Characters with goodies.

Rewards must be collected in consecutive order, but most can be completed out of order ahead of time. (You just can’t collect right away.)

Notable Rewards:

  1. Frozen Tides Black Stone: 100% Enhancement for TET to PEN on Tuvala Gear – save hundreds of Cron Stones.
  2. [Season] Brimbolt Dragon Coin
    • Advice of Valks (+100)
    • Advice of Valks (+140)
    • Choose Your Pet Box:
      • Flondor Duck (900 Pearls)
      • Shaggy Dog (900 Pearls)
      • Phoniel Squirrel (900 Pearls)
      • Otter (Premium pet – 1100 Pearls)
      • Lost Penguin (Rare pet – 1100 Pearls?)
      • Fluffy (900 Pearls)
  3. Crow Merchants Guild Contribution Certificate (15 daily chests and goodies from Fughar.)
  4. +8 Inventory
  5. Advice of Valks (give Failstacks of +20, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80)

Season Brimbolt Dragon Coin

 

[Season] Brimbolt Dragon Coin is a rare item obtained on Season Servers and exchanged for top tier rewards like a pet and other Pearl items.

 

Obtaining [Season] Brimbolt Dragon Coin:

  • Season Pass Rewards (small icon at the top right of the screen)
    • Brimbolt Dragon Coin: 40
    • Brimbolt Dragon Coin with Black Spirit Pass: 40
    • TOTAL for both: 80
  • [Season] Lv. 10 to 61: Leveling Aid Box
    • Season Pass reward for reaching level 10
    • obtain 2 Brimbolt Dragon Coin every 5 levels from 10-50
    • obtain 2 Brimbolt Dragon Coin every level from 51-61
    • Total Brimbolt Dragon Coin from Leveling Aid Box:  40

TOTAL from Season Pass & Leveling Aid Box: 80
TOTAL with Pearl Shop purchase: 120

 

Season Brimbolt Dragon Coin

Leveling Aid Boxes

Season New Adventure Box is obtained as a Season Pass reward for reaching level 10. It’s the first of many Leveling Aid Boxes that help Season Characters gain levels and better gear. In total, you will obtain 20 boxes as rewards for leveling to 61.

All boxes give an instant buff the moment you open them.

 

Leveling Aid Buff:

  • +100% to 300% Combat XP
  • +50% Skill XP
  • Casting/Attack/Movement Speed +3

Notable Rewards:

Season New Adventure Box

Crow Merchants Guild Contribution Certificate

 

Complete the entire Season Pass, and you will obtain 15 Crow Certificates. (30 with a Pearl Shop purchase)

 

These allow you to complete daily quests from Fughar.

 

1 Certificate = 1 Chest and other goodies

 

 

Read more in Crow Merchants Guild Contribution Certificate.

Great Pioneer's Chest

Season Loot Exchange

Time-Filled Black Stones can be exchanged for Fail Stacks:

  • 40 = Valks’ Cry x1
  • 30 = Advice of Valks (+10)
  • 100 = Advice of Valks (+20)
  • 200 = Advice of Valks (+30)
  • 500 = Advice of Valks (+40)

Note that these items that increase Enhancement Chance can also be used to enhance normal gear.

 

Season Gear Enhancement Items:

 

Time-Filled Black Stone

View our Time-Filled Black Stone guide.

Season Afuaru

Afuaru is a rare spawn while defeating mobs. Chase him down and kill him for loot.

On Season Server, Afuaru spawns like on normal servers, but drops Season goodies.

Enhancements for Tuvala Gear:

  • Refined Magical Black Stones
  • Tuvala Ores
  • rarely Frozen Tides Black Stone (free TET (IV) to PEN (V) enhancement for Tuvala gear.)
  • spawns in normal monster zones and those grinding spots recommended for parties of 3 on Season Server
Afuaru
[Skittish] Afuaru Zones
Desert Naga Temple
Bashim Base
Crescent Shrine
Titium Valley
Roud Sulfur Mine
Pila Ku Jail
Manshaum Forest
Fadus Habitat
Polly’s Forest
Tshira Ruins
Blood Wolf Settlement
Sherekhan Necropolis (Day)
Sherekhan Necropolis (Night)
Cadry Ruins
Taphtar Plain
Gahaz Bandit’s Lair
Navarn Steppe
Mirumok Ruins
Protty Cave
Forest Ronaros
Sycraia Underwater Ruins (Upper)
Marie Cave (Traitor’s Graveyard)

 

Season Party of 3 Zones:

The following grinding spots were converted to 3 party difficulty on Season Server:

  • Waragon’s Nest
  • Basilisk Den
  • Shultz Guard

Afuaru will drop loot for up to 3 Adventurers.

Rift’s Echo

 

Rift’s Echo is a rare item that spawns a boss event, in which 3 or more different bosses spawn in consecutive order on Season Server.

 

Lucky players may get a rare boss spawn.

 

Each boss defeated rewards enhancement items for Tuvala Gear.

 

  • Average Loot per Normal Boss:

4 – Time-filled Black Stone
4 – Tuvala Ore
2 – Refined Magical Black Stone

BDO Rift's Echo

Season Grinding Spots

Grinding spots on Season Servers are identical to normal servers, with a few important differences.

 

Season Grinding Spots:

  • drop Tuvala Enhancement materials
  • spawn a special Afuaru that gives enhancement mats
  • earn 300% Combat EXP and 50% more Skill EXP
  • can enjoy the hunt without concern of PVP. (unless you enter a special PVP Season Server)
  • crowded grinding spots, especially at the start of Season

 

 

During the Season, 3 zones are converted to “Party Monster Zones.” (Normal and season servers.)

Party of 3 Recommended

Monster Zone Recommended Gear
Waragon Nest PRI (I) – DUO (II) Grade Tuvala Gear
Basilisk Den DUO (II) – TRI (III) Grade Tuvala Gear
Shultz Guard TRI (III) – TET (IV) Grade Tuvala Gear

[Season] Rift’s Haze

[Season] Rift’s Haze is an item drop that occurs while defeating monsters on Season Servers.

Exchange to Fughar:

x5 = High-Quality Draught Box
x10 = Valks’ Cry
x10 = Time Filled Black Stone Bundle
x20 = Advice of Valks (+20)
x20 = Tuvala Ore Bundle
x20 = Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle
x25 = Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll (60 min)
x30 = Item Collection Increase Scroll
x100 = Advice of Valks (+40)
x150 = Advice of Valks (+50)

<1 Quest per Family>
x15 = Premium Elixir Box

Drop Locations:

Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita

 

Season Rift's Haze

Season Rewards for Atoraxxion

Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea and Sycrakea provide an extra chest for Season Characters. This unique chest has many enhancement items for Tuvala Gear.

Quest: “[Co-op][Weekly] Vestige of the Rifts Bestowed by Vaha”
Quest: “[Co-op] [Weekly] Vestige of the Rifts Bestowed by Syca”
Start NPC: Fughar
Chest Reward: Atoraxxion: Rift Chest

Also obtain Atoraxxion: Rift Chest x1 for each Challenge:

 

Challenge Name Requirement
[Season] On the Lucretia Dagger! Defeat Apex Urukios of Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea
Learn “On the Lucretia Dagger” knowledge
[Season] On the Corrupt Yolun Dagger! Defeat the Maleficent Centilutos
Learn “On the Corrupt Yolun Dagger” knowledge

Season Atoraxxion Requirements:

  • Level 57+
  • “Invitation from I” Black Spirit main questline
  • Completed Succession or Awakening questline
  • Completed the quest “[Atoraxxion] Talibre’s Tear” in the quest line “[5-person Co-op] The Last Stronghold, Atoraxxion” which allows you to interact with the Sol Magia in the Ancient Stone Chamber.
  • Afterwards, you can defeat the final boss in Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea/Sycrakea and get the weekly rewards without doing the main questline again.

Season Ancient Weapon Event

Kill a certain amount of mobs and there is a chance an Ancient Weapon Invasion Event may start.

  • Spawn Locations: Mediah and Valencia monster zones
  • A warning message will appear and Ancient Weapons will spawn after 5 minutes
  • The more adventurers there are nearby, the more will spawn.
  • Expect an event boss to spawn.

A large red circle in the sky with Ancient Weapons spawning below.

Season Ancient Weapon Event

Possible Event Rewards:

 

Time-filled Black Stone
Tuvala Ore
Refined Magical Black Stone
Specter’s Energy
Sharp Spirit Stone of Destruction
Sharp Spirit Stone of Protection
Tuvala Accessory up to DUO
Enchanted Scroll (+20)
Enchanted Scroll (+30)
Enchanted Scroll (+40)
Gold Bar 1G
Gold Bar 10G
Gold Bar 100G
Soiled Ogre Ring

 

With Loot Scroll:

 

300 Time-filled Black Stone

120 Tuvala Ore

110 Refined Magical Black Stones

 

Example Boss Loot:

Season Ancient Weapon Event Loot

Season Quests

There are many helpful quests for Season Characters. Here is a summary of a few:

 

Season Quests from Main Questline:

Speak to Black Spirit after completing Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita.

Reward: Tuvala enhancing materials

 

Tuvala Enhancement Quests:

Rewards:

  • TRI (III) —> Advice of Valks (+40)
  • TET (IV) —> Advice of Valks (+60)

[Season] Weekly monster kill quests:

Choose 1:

Season Weekly Quests

For more details about Season Quests, click the button below.

Season with New Class

Season is frequently released with a new class. Leveling a new class gives special Challenge rewards even if they aren’t your Season Character.

(Season 7 released with Drakania and gave the following rewards.)

Level Achieved Challenge Rewards – Drakania
Upon Login [Drakania] Arkanntham Earrings x1  
[Event] Tyrant x1
[Event] Inventory +2 Expansion Coupon x1
Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll x3
Celestial Horse Calling Horn (15 Days) x1  
35 Izaro Riding Crop x1
[Event] High-Quality Food Box x3
45 [Event] Juice Gift Set x1
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5
55 Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x5
Advice of Valks (+40) x1
Loyalties x500
56 Destruction Spirit Stone x1
Laila’s Petal x10
[Event] Advice of Memory x3
57 Book of Training – Combat (10 Hours) x1
Book of Training – Skill (10 Hours) x1
Gold Bar 1,000G x1
Valks’ Cry x10
58 Loyalties x500
[Event] Shakatu’s Shiny Box (Combat) x1
Advice of Valks (+50) x1
[Event] Advice of Immortality x3
59 [Event] Item Brand Spell Stone x1
[Event] Shakatu’s Shiny Box (Life) x1
[Event] Advice of Safety x3
60 Book of Training – Combat (10 Hours) x1
Book of Training – Skill (10 Hours) x1
Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5
Gold Bar 1,000G x1
61 [Event] Underwear Box x1
Ancient Spirit Dust x500

Sources & Additional Info