Black Desert PS4 Update 2.12 Patch Notes (Official) – Dec 8, 2021

Black Desert console update 2.12 for PS4 and Xbox One is now available for players. According to the official Black Desert 2.12 patch notes, the latest brings a close to the Season+ server and ushers in the arrival of Valencia Node and Conquest Wars. Apart from this, Black Desert Online version 2.12 also includes various stability and performance improvements.

Recently, a big update was released which added Atoraxxion – Sycrakea dungeon, new Season+ servers, expanded Caphras levels, and more.

Unfortunately, players are still experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Black Desert patch 2.12 will fix a few of these issues.

Check out more details below.

Black Desert Online Patch 2.12 – December 8, 2021

Season+ Ends

● As Season+ has ended, there will be multiple changes that will take place during the transition period.

– All Season+ Characters that have yet to graduate will be converted into regular characters.

– Adventurers who have not completed ‘[Season Server Graduation] At the Crossroad’ or ‘[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World’ will find their Gift Box Full of Memories and the Fughar’s Letter of Encouragement in their mail. Head to Rewards>Mail to collect them.

* This mail will be deleted on February 28th 2022 at 11:59PM (UTC+0), so please make sure to collect it as soon as possible.

– All Season quests that have not been completed have been deleted.

– Your highest level Tuvala gear per slot has automatically been converted, if it had not already been done so by the December 8th Maintenance.

– Tuvala enhancement materials, Tuvala conversion stones, unconverted Tuvala gear, and other seasonal items have been deleted.

● As Season+ has concluded, the following servers have changed.

NEW OlviaNEW Olvia – Novice
Season-1New Olvia – 1
Season-2New Olvia – 2
NEW OlviaNEW Olvia – Novice
Season-1New Olvia – 1
Season-2Rulupee -2

Valencia Node Wars, Conquest Wars.

● Node and Conquest Wars have been added to the Valencia Region.

※ After the maintenance on December 8th2021, taxes will begin accumulating for Valencia Conquest and Node Wars. Therefore, the first week will see lower payouts than expected.

Valencia Node Wars
DayRegionTierMax. Number of Participants
SundayPilgrim’s Sanctum: FastTier 1 – Hard30 People
Altinova GatewayTier 250 People
Gorgo Rock Belt35 People
Crescent Shrine50 People
Ibellab OasisTier 335 People
Roud Sulfur WorksTier 460 People
MondayIvory WastelandTier 1 – Medium30 People
Valencia PlantationTier 225 People
Rock PostTier 335 People
TuesdayTaphtar PlainTier 260 People
AakmanTier 360 People
WednesdayAltas FarmlandTier 1 – Easy20 People
Ivero CliffTier 1 – Medium40 People
Pilgrim’s HavenTier 325 People
ThursdayRakshan ObservatoryTier 1 – Medium20 People
Fohalam Farm30 People
Barhan GatewayTier 225 People
Cadry RuinsTier 460 People
FridayBashim BaseTier 1 – Hard40 People
Desert Naga TempleTier 225 People
Valencia Castle SiteTier 360 People
Ancado Coast30 People

Valencia Conquest War has the following limits:

Stat NameLimit
Evasion Rate20%
Damage Reduce347
Fixed Damage Rate Reduction23%
Accuracy Limit726
Accuracy Rate Limit20%
All Resistance LimitNo Limit
Special Evasion Rate Limit30%

Stabilization Changes

● Loading Screens have been reverted to static images.

● Memory usage of translation data has been optimized.

● The way the game handles Item Tooltips has been modified.

Content Changes

● The alerts that display at certain times for Imperial Alchemy/Delivery have been modified.

The Imperial Crafting/Fishing Delivery Managers in each territory have begun receiving deliveries.The Imperial Fishing Delivery Managers in each territory have begun receiving deliveries.

Monster Changes

● The probability of obtaining Black Magic Crystals at the following spots has been increased.

– Some monsters which would not drop Black Magic Crystals in the spots below have been modified to now be able to drop Black Magic Crystals.

– Therefore the probability of obtaining Black Magic Crystals have increased in the following ways.

RegionIncreased Probability
Gahaz Bandit’s LairAbout 7.5 times increase
Waragon NestAbout 1.8 times increase
Bashim BaseAbout 6 times increase
Aakman TempleAbout 2.4 times increase
Roud Sulfur MineAbout 150 times increase
Crescent ShrineAbout 15 times increase
Cadry RuinsAbout 7.5 times increase
Pila Ku JailAbout 10 times increase
Hystria RuinsAbout 1.2 times increase

● Added Black Magic Crystal items to the drop tables of the following zones.

– Information has been added to the Item Drop UI.

Monster Zone
Desert Naga Temple
Titium Valley
Kratuga Ancient Ruins
We increased the drop rates of “Black Magic Crystals,” items required for both the guaranteed PEN (V) accessories and PEN (V) boss gear questlines, from level-appropriate mid-tier monster zones throughout the Valencia territory. We hope that this update will help many more Adventurers to progress through these questlines in order to obtain the upgrades they need. (The drop rate for Black Magic Crystals from Roud Sulfur Mine were comparatively much lower than other monster zones, so we increased their drop rate by about 150 times to match that of other zones.)

Node War and Conquest War

● Gates have been added to the World Map during Calpheon, Mediah and Valencia Conquest Wars.

– If the gate has been destroyed, you will also be able to see it on the World Map.

Character Changes

● Changed the ‘test NPCs’ in the Battle Arena from Monster-type to Character-Type.

– When skills are used on these test NPCs, any inflicted debuffs/CCs and the number of times the corresponding debuffs/CCs that are inflicted will now display.

● Fixed the issue where the Invincible effect wouldn’t go away if your screen froze temporarily while your character had the effect applied.

● Improved the visual effects of the special actions for the [Mystic] Makalu outfit.

Item Changes

Naru gear was really helpful for leveling from the Serendia questline to the Mediah questline and was also a sort of a tutorial gear that helped with understanding all levels of enhancement in Black Desert. The gear was designed to help you progress through Mediah with little difficulty, but Adventurers not yet used to the skill commands felt a much steeper difficulty spike than others. Due to this, we improved the stats of the Naru gear to allow for a safer adventuring experience. We will continue to provide quality-of-life updates for our new Adventurers.

● Added a feature to easily exchanges the PEN (V) Naru gear (excluding accessories) obtained by a season character for PRI (I) Tuvala gear through the relevant UI.

※ You will be able to check out this feature in the upcoming Season.

– The button for converting to PEN (V) Naru gear will appear in the upper left of the Equipment UI when your season character has a piece of PEN (V) Naru gear equipped or in their Inventory.

– Use the Convert UI to convert your PEN (V) Naru gear into PRI (I) Tuvala gear.

– Changed the Season Pass objectives for converting to PRI (I) Tuvala gear, due to the addition of this feature.

● Added effects to each parts of the Naru gear that improves depending on their enhancement levels, PRI (I), DUO (II), TRI (III), TET (IV), and PEN (V).

Main WeaponExtra AP Against Monsters68101214
Sub-weaponExtra AP Against Monsters69121518
GreatbowExtra AP Against Monsters23456
Each Part of Defense GearMonster Damage Reduction12345
Max HP+1020304050

● Changed the description for ‘Monster Damage Reduction Up,’ an extra effect gained by enhancing gear.

Monster Damage Reduction Up (enhancement level PRI or up)Monster Damage Reduction Up (Pri or higher)

● Changed the name of the Nude Deep Black Underwear to Nude Black Underwear.

● The description of Cron Stones will now mention that in the event of an accessory enhancement attempt failure while using the stones, the enhancement level of the item can degrade.

● Your character will now cheer when obtaining a Pure Black Stone item.

● Added a note of caution to the item description of the Pure Black Stone about its duration and expiration.

● Changed the [PEN(V) Boss Gear]: The Best Deal questline’s upgradable equipment to no longer allow characters with less than 0 Karma to equip it. (This does not apply to the final PEN(V) Boss Gear)

● Separated [Sorceress, Lahn] Cartian Shoes from [Sorceress, Lahn] Cartian Armor.

– Added [Sorceress, Lahn] Cartian Shoes to the outfit boxes that contain [Sorceress, Lahn] Cartian Armor.

* Adventurers who had the [Sorceress, Lahn] Cartian Armor in their possession will receive the [Sorceress, Lahn] Cartian Shoes in their storage in Heidel.

Quest and Knowledge Changes

● Knowledge about the Smuggling NPC’s will now be available. You can find the knowledge in the following locations.

KnowledgeTalk to the following NPC’s to obtain Knowledge
TelshirAbdul Jaum
Epil TanbuAhon Kirus
Mysterious ManLolly

Pearl Shop

● More detailed descriptions have been added to the following items sold in the Pearl Store.

Items that have been added and modified in detail.
Wizard GosphyAdded details on how you have a higher chance at getting a higher tier pet than other pets when exchanging pets.
Bookshelves Purchasable with Pearls (Interior – Furniture)Added text regarding the probability of obtaining Knowledge.

Check out info regarding the probability of obtaining Knowledge on our Adventurer’s Guide.

[All Classes] UnderwearAdded text regarding Luck and its effects.
Fisto/Dark Thorn Fishing Boat Set

Belle Epoque Rowboat Set

Added text regarding the equip effects of each part.
Fairy Queen’s MightAdded info regarding the chance for your Fairy to change into one of all available personalities when using “Reset Persona.”
Wagon Sets Purchasable with PearlsAdded text regarding the equip effects of each part.
Reset Mount GrowthAdded text regarding the probability to obtain new skills.

You can find info regarding the probability to obtain new skills after using “Reset Mount Growth” in the BDO Wik

Ornette’s Dark Honey WineAdded text that includes an example of growth EXP depending on your Fairy’s level.
Mount Brand Spell StoneChanged the text regarding the increase in probability to obtain skills when your mount levels up..
Horse Appearance Change CouponAdded details on how using the item does not change your mount’s breed..
Premium Horse Appearance Change CouponChanged the text regarding learning a skill and EXP obtainable if the horse doesn’t learn a skill when changing appearances.

Added details on how using the item does not change your mount’s breed.

Elion’s TearChanged the text regarding the HP and MP when resurrecting your character.

Changed the text regarding restoration of EXP lost from death.

[All Classes] Splat Fisher’s Clothes Set

[All Classes] Da-Dum Da-Dum Diving Suit Set

Changed the description regarding Stamina consumed while swimming.

UI Changes

● Changed the Item Drop information of the ‘Gatekeeper’ monsters of the following zones to not be displayed on the Item Drop Information page.

Monster ZonesItem Drop Info Changed to Not Be Displayed
Crescent ShrineBlack Spirit’s Claw Piece
Yona’s Fragment
Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard
Gold Bar 10G
Desert Naga TempleBlack Magic Crystal – Vigor
Black Spirit’s Claw Piece
Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard
Gold Bar 10G
Titium ValleyBlack Magic Crystal – Precision
Black Spirit’s Claw Piece
Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard
Gold Bar 10G
Cadry RuinsBlack Spirit’s Claw Piece
Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard
Gold Bar 10G

● Ancient Spirit Dust has been added to the Item Drop Menu for Aakman Temple.

● The Check Box button has been modified to display the J’s Hammer item when used to enhance items.
● The performance of the Party UI has been optimized.

Other Changes

● Fixed the issue where storing Marni’s Stones in Storage would cause their item icons to appear abnormal.

● Fixed the issue where the scroll bar on the Central Market transaction history would regularly reset after a certain period.

● After-images that appear in certain situations have been fixed.

● The area around the Syca fight in Sycrakea has been modified.

● Addressed a bug where Sycrid would not die as intended in certain situations.

● Addressed a bug where grass would appear on the floor in the Glish-3 Residence.

● Addressed a bug with gathering in Gorgo Rock Belt.

● Addressed a bug where Stabilized Magic Black Stones, Cleansed Magical Black Stone, Pure Magical Black Stone Icons would not display in the crafting notes.

● Fixed a typo in the message that shows when Kvariak spawns.

● Fixed various typos in different languages.

● Addressed a bug where NPC’s in Altinova say lines that do not match their character.

● Changed the item required to complete the “Curing Someone” quest from a trade item to a quest item.

– Due to this change, the reward item for the preceding quest, “Craft Medical Kit” was changed to the pertaining quest item.

● Fixed Lloyd in Casta Farm to no longer appear in an awkward stance.

● Made the quest summary for “[Processing] Trent Worker Experience?” under the “[ADV Support] Inventory Expansion!” Suggested questline tab read more clearly.

● Fixed the issue where “Returning” under the “Nightmare Revealed” main questline wouldn’t appear for normal characters.

● Fixed the issue where “Gateway to Heidel” and “Reinforcing the Quarry” under the “The Concerns of Bobby Lauren” main questline wouldn’t appear for normal characters.

● Addressed a bug where the Hypothermia and Heatstroke Debuffs would not apply on Tyrant’s Hill.

● Addressed a bug where players could be damaged while mounting the Flame Tower, Enhanced Flame Tower and Hwacha.

● Addressed a bug where the wrong error message would display when selecting an item that had already been installed within a residence.

● Fixed the issue where relogging as the party leader while fighting a boss summoned from a scroll would prevent your party members from dealing damage to the summoned boss.

● Addressed a bug where Cron Stones could not be added to Dream Horse attempts after using the training function.

● The tooltip for the recommended quest, ‘Investigating Rumors’ has been fixed.

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