Black Desert Online recently received an update on February 9, 2021, which includes a handful of changes made to the game along with the addition of four new events. So, in this article, we will be going through the patch notes of the recent update. Here’s everything you need to know.
Black Desert Online-
Black Desert Online features a unique and creative character creation system that allows players to create their own customized heroes in any MMO to land in a vast world of a revolutionary combat system. Averaging about 15K+ monthly players, Black Desert Online is a decently popular game. However, this 9th February, it received a new update which 4 new events were added in the game along with a lot of changes.
Black Desert Online- Update Size
The update patch was approximately 403MB which includes all the changes made to the game.
Black Desert Online- Patch Notes
Well, there are a lot of changes that were made in this update. Here’s the list of some of the new events which were added and the changes that were introduced.
Event 1-Scattered Sunlight
Event 2- Dusting off the Red Battlefield
Event 3- Train To Go Even Further Beyond
Event 4- Finding Shiny Rings!
These events will be available from Feb 9(after maintenance) to Feb 24(before maintenance).
Changes- New and Improvements
Added to the text regarding Red Battlefield’s rewards that you can also gain Combat EXP.
Added the option to toggle visual effects for the defense status applied by certain skills.
This function will visually indicate when a certain defense status is activated while using certain skills.- The default setting will only display your own defense status icon, but in the Battle Arena you will also be able to see the defense status icons of other adventurers.
– You can toggle this function with the Defensive Icons option.
– Defensive Icons will indicate Invincibility, Super Armor, and Forward Guard status.
Invincibility: Immune to all damage including all attacks and debuffs from foes while in this state
Super Armor: Takes damage but immune to all debuffs except for grabs while in this state
Forward Guard: Blocks a portion of damage taken in a 90-degree frontal cone by your character along with debuffs while in this state. Any damage taken outside of the frontal cone will register normally as well as other debuffs.
* Certain shield-bearing classes such as Warrior, Valkyrie, Guardian, and Nova are immune to debuffs from behind outside of Forward Guard’s frontal cone.
Hilt Smash – Fixed the skill to activate as intended when taking damage during Guard.
Hilt Smash – Changed portions of the description to better reflect the actual skill effects.
Hilt Smash – Adjusted the skill’s actual damage to match the description.
SpinningSlashI~Absolute: Spinning Slash – Added information regarding the skill’s critical hit rates to the description.
Spirit Healing XXI – Fixed the issue where the skill’s passive effect wasn’t activating while mounted.
Giant Leap I~III, Flow: Jump Sequence – Fixed the issue of awkward movement animations appearing when using the skills in the backward direction without having enough stamina.
Prime : Multiple Magic Arrows – Fixed the issue where the skill’s add-on effects would sometimes not activate.
Flow : Voltaic Tett – Fixed the description to now display the correctamountof stamina required for the skill.
Aqua Jail Explosion I~IV, Core: Aqua Jail Explosion – Fixed the issue where there was a slight delay in the Stiffness effect being applied after the skills appeared to register damage.
Ninjutsu: Decapitation – Fixed the issue where the Invincibility effect wasn’t being applied even after the Ninja had vanished
Ninjutsu: Decapitation – Changed the description to better reflect the skill’s actual effects.
Prime : Danse Macabre – Increased the skill’sPvPdamage by approx. 17%.
Prime : Danse Macabre – Adjusted the skill’s actual number of hits inPvPto match the description.
Absolute : Kunai Throw – Fixed the issue where the skill incorrectly applied the effects of Succession: Kunai Throw.
Prime : Tendon Cutter – Fixed the issue where the skill’s add-on effects weren’t being applied to its extra hits.
Prime: Hidden Claw – Fixed the issue where pressing the left or right directional keys during the skill would activate Hidden Claw without properly registering damage.
Prime: Roaring Tiger – Fixed the issue where Mystic’s movement animations would appear awkward whencomboinginto other skills right after using this skill.
Fixed the issue where there was no sound effect when attacking while unarmed.
Star’s Ring, Accel: Star’s Ring – Changed the description to better reflect the skills’ actual movement animations.
Royal Fencing: Fleche I~III – Improved the skills to now combo better into certain skills.
Accel: Royal Fencing: Fleche – Added the following effect to the skill.
– HP Recovery +15 on hit
Accel: Royal Fencing: Remise – Added the following effect to the skill.
– SP Recovery +35 on hit
Prime:Quoratum’sAscension – Fixed the issue where the Thornwood Guard would disappear when using the skill.
Prime: Icy Thorns – Fixed the issuewhereholding down RMB while comboing into the skill wouldn’t activate its 2nd hit.
Enter the Darkness – Adjusted the description to better reflect the skill’s actual effects.
Black Desert Online- Bug fixes
It is no wonder that every game gets bug fixes when a new update hits. Likewise, Black Desert Online too received many bug fixes in this new update released on Feb 9. Although BDO didn’t have any game-breaking bugs, some minor visual bugs were often encountered by many. So, this update had them fixed. Some of these were-
The grass growing on unnatural locations in the game has been fixed
Certain vines on the outer wall of Gahaz’s Villa appeared to be floating in mid-air has been fixed.
The issue with the console key letters that wouldn’t show up after configuring your gamepad has been fixed as well.
All these are just a fraction of the changes made in the new update. For more details, visit the official Black Desert Online page here.
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