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Black Desert PS4 Update 1.17 Patch Notes

Pearl Abyss has unleashed the full Black Desert PS4 update 1.17 patch notes for your consumption, and get ready for a long read, as there’s an absolute boatload of info to digest. Probably best to hit up iPlayer and stick an episode of EastEnders on in the background to tide you over, eh?

Black Desert PS4 Update 1.17 Patch Notes

We’ve included about half of the Black Desert update 1.17 patch notes below, as there are simply too much to squeeze into this post.

As such, hit up the Black Desert website for the full list.

[New Events]

Berserk Collaboration

Period: November 20 (after maintenance)-December 4 (before maintenance)

During the event period, complete special quests where you need to team up with the Skull Knight to defeat Zodd the Immortal. Zodd will also appear as a boss during the event period, so defeat Zodd and send him back to his dimension!

Arsha Leaderboard

Period: November 20 (after maintenance)-December 4 (before maintenance)

During the event period, kill (via PK or Guild War) as many players as you can in the Arsha server to accumulate points – players with the most kill points win rare prizes!

Get Restored Afuaru’s Maps!

Period: November 20 (after maintenance)-December 11 (before maintenance)

During the event period, all returning adventurers who reach a certain level can claim [Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map via the Challenge tab (Y)!

You must be a “Returning” adventurer to participate.

Returning adventurers are those who have not logged in for at least 30 days (720 hours)

If you reach Lv. 60, you will be able to get up to three [Event] Restored Afuaru’s Maps.

Available once per in-game family.

If have completed the challenge during the event period, you can claim your [Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map reward from the Challenge tab even after the event period is over.

Lv. Reached


Lv. 58

[Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map x1

Lv. 59

[Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map x1

Lv. 60

[Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map x1

How to use [Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map

[Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map will expire and be deleted 7 days after being claimed from the Challenge tab.

You can summon Afuaru’s Treasure Chest from a designated location using the [Event] Restored Afuaru’s Map.

Since there are multiple designated locations, find the location closest to where you are to summon the treasure chest.

All guild members can participate to attack the summoned Afuaru’s Treasure Chest. All guild members that participated in the attack will get rewards.

Only the guild master or an officer can summon an Afuaru’s Treasure Chest.

Defeat the summoned Afuaru’s Treasure Chest together with your guild!

You can randomly obtain one of the following items after defeating Afuaru’s Treasure Chest.

Dandelion Weapon Box

Kzarka Weapon Box

Nouver Sub-weapon Box

Memory Fragment

Black Magic Crystal – Harphia

Black Magic Crystal – Cobelinus

Black Magic Crystal – Viper

Black Magic Crystal – Hystria

Black Magic Crystal – Carmae

Muskan’s Shoes

Golden Coelacanth

Giath’s Helmet

Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor

Red Nose’s Armor

Bheg’s Gloves

Ogre Ring

Basilisk’s Belt

Ring of Crescent Guardian

Advice of Valks(+25)

Advice of Valks(+50)

Sharp Black Crystal Shard Bundle: 3

Hard Black Crystal Shard Bundle: 3

[Event] High-Quality Draught Box

Serap’s Necklace

Valks’ Cry

Krogdalo’s Origin Stone

[Ongoing Events]

Season of Giving

Event 1. Yvrugs A-Coming!: November 13 (after maintenance)-November 27 (before maintenance)

Event 2. Special Challenges: November 14 00:00 UTC-November 27 23:59 UTC

Community Event: 2020 Calendar Contest

Voting period: November 19 – November 24

Winners announced on: November 25

[Ended Events]

Chomp! Choco Stick Day

Event 1: Fight, Fish, Gather for Choco Sticks!

Event 2: Complete Challenges for Choco Sticks!: November 7 (00:00 UTC)-November 20 (23:59 UTC) (You can continue with this event until this time!)

[Reward Distribution]

Community Event: Halloween Costume Contest

Congratulations to all winners! Winner’s Announced <HERE>


Reworked the design of the following UI.


Cow milking minigame

Fairy Information

In the game, milk is almost like liquid gold to cooking enthusiasts.

We wanted to keep the value of milk high, so compared with some other ingredients we were slower in making this item more readily available. However, after the Imperial Crafting Delivery update on November 6, the demand for milk has gotten even higher.

In response, we decided to increase the amount of milk you can get from playing the cow milking minigame. Depending on future data analyses, we may make further changes on ways to get milk.

The cow milking minigame is now considered as gathering. Therefore, you can now get Gathering EXP from milking cows.

Changed the amount of Energy consumed and Milk obtained for the cow milking minigame.

Energy consumption

When successful: 5 10

When failed: 2 4

Milk obtained


Regardless of Gathering level: 5-10


Gathering Beginner 1-Skilled 10: 15-35

Gathering Professional 1-Artisan 10: 25-45

Gathering Master 1-Guru 50: 35-55

Fixed the issue where the character’s motions looked unnatural after failing the cow milking minigame.

Added the maximum War Hero participant capacity information to the Node War information. (You can see it by bringing the mouse cursor over a Node in the World Map.)

Changed the maximum War Hero participation capacity for some of the Node War regions as follows.

Tier 3 Serendia Shrine Node (Maximum capacity: 30 participants) War Hero capacity 5 3

Tier 3 Hexe Sanctuary Node (Maximum capacity: 30 participants) War Hero capacity 5 3

Tier 3 Pilgrim’s Haven Node (Maximum capacity: 30 participants) War Hero capacity 5 3

Tier 3 Northwestern Gateway Node (Maximum capacity: 40 participants) War Hero capacity 5 4

Tier 3 Olvia Coast Node (Maximum capacity: 40 participants) War Hero capacity 5 4

Tier 3 Longleaf Tree Sentry Post (Maximum capacity: 40 participants) War Hero capacity 5 4

Tier 3 Phoniel’s Cabin Node (Maximum capacity: 40 participants) War Hero capacity 5 4

Tier 3 Ancado Coast Node (Maximum capacity: 40 participants) War Hero capacity 5 4

Tier 4 Glish Ruins Node (Maximum capacity: 30 participants) War Hero capacity 10 3

Tier 4 Abandoned Iron Mine Node (Maximum capacity: 30 participants) War Hero capacity 10 3

Tier 4 Witch’s Chapel Node (Maximum capacity: 30 participants) War Hero capacity 10 3

There is no longer a cooldown for selling to Imperial Fishing Delivery or Imperial Crafting Delivery managers after connecting to the game.


Adjusted the chance to obtain Ancient Relic Crystal Shard for weekend fever times.

[Game World]

Removed unnatural structures near the broken wagon at Highland Junction.

Adjusted the location where the Iliya Freight Ship arrives at the port in Velia.

Fixed the graphical issues in certain areas of Riyed Island.


Added NPC dialogue for Emma Bartali which guides you to the NPC you need to talk to first, in cases where you did not yet meet the prior knowledge requirements before talking to Emma Bartali.

Your dialogue with certain NPCs to reflect your amity with them will now change, depending on your amity with them.

Added a skill lock feature for mounts (excluding guild mounts).

Mounts with the lock feature applied will maintain the lock feature when they are kept at the Stable/Wharf, or even when killed.

Courser’s Spirit and Two-seater skill cannot use the lock feature.

We received feedback that the skill training minigame activating even during inconvenient moments was a nuisance. Therefore, we decided to add this feature so you can have more choice about when to use your mount’s skills.

Improved the camera perspective and convenience of getting off from large ships.

When moving while on board the Epheria Carrack, the camera perspective will move further away from the ship and increase the field of view as you sail.

Improved the camera perspective and effects when using sailing skills (PowerAccel., BreezySail, Ram) for the Epheria Cog and large ships (Bartali Sailboat, Epheria Sailboat, Epheria Frigate, Improved Epheria Frigate, [Guild] Galley, Epheria Carrack).

You can press the R key while moving or using sailing skills on the above ships to quickly stop, allowing you to get off the ships more easily.

Changed the Quick-Retreat sailing skill control to “Shift + S”. If you press the S key while the ship has stopped, you will slowly move back. If you press Shift + S, you will use Quick-Retreat, which allows you to move back more quickly.

Revised the description for Arduanatt’s skill Wings of Wind to match the actual conditions for using the skill.

Fixed the issue where the character’s stamina would momentarily be abnormal when using the escape feature while on board a ship or Forest Path Wagon.

Fixed the issue where the cannon on the first row from the right side of Zafina Cannons and Serena Cannons would move simultaneously with their handles.

Fixed the issue where the horses’ movement would occasionally stop when moving onboard the Forest Path Wagon.

Added usage information to the descriptions of equipment that can be equipped on an Epheria Caravel or Epheria Galleass.

Added text on the item description of Verdant Black Stone which explains how to obtain it.

Fixed the issue where text about the increasing Hunting EXP was not being displayed on the item description of Manos Hunter’s Clothes.

Added descriptions about the Improved Epheria Sailboat and Improved Epheria Frigate on Benelois ship items which can be equipped onto those ships.

Equipping the Helm Destroyer’s Belt and the Necklace of the Sealed Spell/Magical Power will now give you a set effect.

Changed the items NPC Haz sells.

Added Arsha Outfit and Arsha Helmet for trial characters.

These items can be bought from NPC Haz by buying Arsha’s Chest.

Because of the addition of Arsha’s Outfit Box and Arsha’s Outfit Box (Helmet), the item description of Arsha’s Chest has been changed.

Open the Arsha’s Outfit Box or Arsha’s Outfit Box (Helmet) to get items suitable for your class.

The outfits are trial character exclusive.

Arsha Helmet is unavailable for Shai.

Certain gear pieces that older trial characters had equipped or in their inventory have been removed. To get new gear, speak with the NPC Haz.

You can now use Imperial Cuisine to pack the following items into a Master’s Cooking Box.

King of Jungle Hamburg x15

Meat Sandwich x15

Ham Sandwich x15

You can no longer use Imperial Cuisine to pack the following items into a Master’s Cooking Box.

Special Arehaza Meal x18

Balenos Meal x15

You can now use Imperial Cuisine to pack the following items into a Guru’s Cooking Box.

Special Arehaza Meal x27

Balenos Meal x24

You can no longer use Imperial Cuisine to pack the following items into a Guru’s Cooking Box.

King of Jungle Hamburg x24

Meat Sandwich x18

Ham Sandwich x18

Some of the ingredients for Imperial Crafting Delivery, especially those for Cooking Box, have been adjusted.

The general goal is to adjust Crafting Difficulty according to the Box Grade. For Cooking, the collection of ingredients is directly linked to production output. Therefore, the less the ingredients you need to get in person are, the higher the efficiency will be. Previously, collecting ingredients for some of the food included in a low grade box was too difficult, while collecting ingredients for those included in a high-grade box was easy.

Since the required quantity of the ingredients has also been adjusted, there won’t be any significant change in your profit. However, those foods that are more easy to produce will now be included in low grade boxes and those that are more difficult to produce in high-grade boxes.

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Increased the difficulty of Blood Wolf Settlement as follows.

Decreased the number of Drieghan Male/Female Goats which are raised by the Kagtum.

Decreased the number of Blood Wolves.

Increased the number of Kagtum Wardens and Kagtum Chasers.

Increased the chance of getting the following loot from defeating Kagtum Guards, who appear occasionally when you rescue three or more Kagtum Prisoners.

Akum Armor +50%

Kagtunak +50%

Combined Magic Crystal – Gervish +50%

Combined Magic Crystal – Hoom +50%

Garmoth’s Scale +900%

Kagtum Submission Ring +100%

Caphras Stone +50%

Ancient Spirit Dust +25%

Dragon Scale Fossil +25%


Added text about the Sailor’s Oath item in the quest completion dialogue for the quest Jarette’s Support.

Revised the acceptance condition for the “Weakness of the Living Legend” quest in the quest log (O) to match the actual condition.

Highlighted certain parts of the dialogue for accepting the “To Heidel Church” quest.

Fixed the issue where you could not proceed with the “Who’s Not Working?” quest due to missing NPCs.

Fixed the issue where you could not interact with the drawers of books at the Great Library of Grána to complete the quest Bound in Darkness.

Source: BDO PS4 Update Official Site