Winter Season began on December 22, 2021! During this event, you can create a Season Character to gain special leveling and character growth aids not available on normal servers.

Season Characters are the only type of characters that can enter Season Servers.

Season Server Benefits:

Season Server Restrictions:

  • Season Server is temporary, lasting 2 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.
  • Flagging for PVP is not allowed. However, there is 1 Season PVP server with a +50% drop rate.

Season Character Restrictions:

Winter Season Dates

Winter Season (Season 6) started December 22.

You have a limited time to level your Season Character to 61.

You can stay a Season Character beyond 61, but you would only be able to play with gear limited to Season Characters.

Season start to end is approximately 2 months.

BDO Winter Season Start

December 22, 2021 after maintenance –→

 

BDO Winter Season End

March 2, 2022 after maintenance

BDO 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 after choosing a Season Server is to create a Season Character.

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.
  • 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 +40 fail stacks
    • other Season Server only drops to exchange for goodies (see details below)

  Season Leveling Buffs 

December 29, 2021 (Wed) → March 2, 2022 (Wed)

 

Date and Time EXP Buffs
NA: Weekday (Monday 3:00 AM – Friday 3:00 PM PST)
EU: Weekday (Monday 03:00 ~ Friday 15:00 UTC)

Combat EXP +150%

Skill EXP +50%

NA: Weekend (Friday 3:00 PM – Monday 3:00 AM PST)

EU: Weekend (Friday 15:00 ~ Monday 03:00 UTC)

Combat EXP +250%

Skill EXP +50%

Season Character Gear

Season Characters can only equip Naru, Tuvala, Asula Accessories, and gear from quests.

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 Naru > PRI Tuvala > TET 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.

BDO Simplified Main Quest

Season Server Benefits

Lets look at the benefits from playing a Season Character.

 

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

Special Season Reward

Exchange to Fughar your special gift coupon, which you’ll get for graduation.

Pick up Fughar’s quest called, “[Season Special Gift] Dreams Ebb and Flow”

Limited to 1 gift per Season. 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 twice.)

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 Graduation Memories Box

Gift Box Full of Memories is given at Season Graduation.

 

Notable Rewards:

 

 

Early Graduation is available until March 2.

Graduation: Gift Box Full of Memories

Season Challenge Rewards

These are rewards you obtain for reaching specific levels on your Season Character.

 

Top Tier Rewards:

PEN (V) Tuvala Ring (level 60)

PEN (V) Tuvala Earring (level 61)

Gold Bar 1,000G x1 (Level 59)

 

  • Fruit of Labor x1 (exchange to Basquean Ljurik for Gold Bar 1,000G)
  • [Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x2
  • Cron Stone x50

Winter Dream Painting
(click to enlarge)

 

NOTE: Old Moon Scroll expires 14 days after collected.

Lvl Season Challenge Reward
30

500 Loyalties

Traveler’s Map x3

Inventory +4 Expansion Coupon x1

40

Sealed Book of Combat (1 Day) x1

[Event] Juice Gift Set x1

Celestial Horse Calling Horn (15 Days) x1

50

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x3

Blessed Message Scroll (100 min) x3

[Event] Winter Dream Landscape x1

[Event] Elion’s Tear x5

56

Time-filled Black Stone x100

Sealed Compass (120 min) x1

[Event] Lv. 57 Travel Kit x1

Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll x3

57

Time-filled Black Stone x150

Valks’ Cry x10

[Event] Magical Beast’s Draught x2

Advice of Valks (+30) x1

[Event] Artisan’s Memory x5

58

Time-filled Black Stone x150

Cron Stone x50

Valks’ Cry x10

Advice of Valks (+40) x1

[Event] Shakatu’s Shiny Box (Combat) x1

59

Gold Bar 1,000G x1

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

Yona’s Fragment x5

Book of Training – Combat (10 Hours) x1

Book of Training – Skill (10 Hours) x1

60

PEN (V) Tuvala Ring x1

[Event] Enhancement Help Kit II x1

61

PEN (V) Tuvala Earring x1

Fruit of Labor x1

[Event] Supreme Old Moon Scroll x2

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) x5

Event Travel Kit

Challenge Reward for attaining level 56.

[Event] Travel Kits
(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

 

 

 

Travel Kit

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] Aurora Snowflake
    • Artisan’s Blessing (30 Days) — gives 1 Artisan Memory each day via Challenge Reward
    • Advice of Valks (+100)
    • Advice of Valks (+135)
    • 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)

Aurora Snowflake

Aurora Snowflake is obtained via completing objectives in the Season Pass.

 

My Favorite Picks:

  • 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)
  • 100 and 135 Failstacks
Aurora Snowflake for Season

Season Adventure Box

[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:

  • 10 = Tuvala Ore x1
  • 30 = Refined Magical Black Stone x1

 

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 up to 250% 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 Crystal

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

Exchange to Fughar:

Rift’s Crystal x10 = Time Filled Black Stone Bundle
Rift’s Crystal x20 = Tuvala Ore Bundle
Rift’s Crystal x20 = Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle
Rift’s Crystal x5 = [Event] High-Quality Draught Box
Rift’s Crystal x10 = Valks’ Cry
Rift’s Crystal x15 = Premium Elixir Box
Rift’s Crystal x20 = Advice of Valks (+20)
Rift’s Crystal x25 = Combat & Skill EXP 300% Scroll
Rift’s Crystal x30 = Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)
Rift’s Crystal x100 = Advice of Valks (+40)
Rift’s Crystal x150 = Advice of Valks (+50)

Drop Locations:

Valencia, Kamasylvia, Drieghan, and O’dyllita

 

Rift's Crystal

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. (Season 4 released with Corsair.)

Get levels with the new class to obtain rewards.

 

Corsair’s Notable Rewards:

  • 2,500 Loyalties
  • 380 million silver in gold bars
  • +60 and lower Failstacks
  • +4 Inventory
  • 100 Crons
  • Travel Kit (see details below)

 

Corsair Challenge Reward

Sources & Additional Info