Black Desert Online Gets 30% Bigger & Tons of New Quests With Valencia Update Part One


Black Desert Online is about to receive a huge free update tomorrow. The so-called Valencia Part One expansion will increase world size by 30%, adding a large desert area filled with treasures.

There'll also be hundreds of additional quests, lots of new weapons, armors and accessories. Guild housing will make an appearance, too.

Cool your desert travels with a penguin pet
With this update, players will also be able to earn a special pet by logging in daily. The penguin will reduce AFK fishing times and help loot defeated enemies.

Castle Siege and Node warfare
Castle Siege and Node warfare were also recently debuted in Black Desert Online and were tested by a large group of players. Reported issues are currently being addressed, and a second test period will be announced before these PvP modes are permanently added to the game.

Key Valencia Part One features

  • More than 500 new quests
  • New areas to explore
  • Upgraded enchantment system (+20)
  • Guild housing
  • New mounts to ride (Camel and Elephant)
  • Whale hunting
  • New crops and crafting recipes

The full list of additions will be available tomorrow on the official forums. In the meantime, you can read why our Chris found Black Desert Online to be "the most refreshingly unique MMO around" in his review.

Check out the obligatory launch trailer below.