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Black Desert Online Revamps Horde Mode and Introduces New AFK Gameplay Systems

The attached video shows off more of the Black Desert Online Revamp that’s coming very soon. After this week’s maintenance in Black Desert, players can look forward to a revamped Savage Rift horde mode that promises to shake things up quite a bit. The most noteworthy change to the Savage Rift content is that the number of monster spawns has been reduced by around 40% which as a result makes each run-through last about 20 minutes. Siege weapons also saw a 50% cooldown reduction, so they can be fired far more often. As a result, the reward structure has been reworked as well. Although the rewards per playthrough have been reduced, the rewards vs playing time have actually increased, making it more interesting for adventurers to engage enemies in the Savage Rift. There will also be a special event taking place between the 15th and 29th of August that can reward players with very nice in-game items. During the event period, a hidden 26th stage can follow after a successfully cleared 25th wave. The chance of this happening is 50% and in this stage, a new boss named the Savage Ogre will appear that drops a Savage Rift reward Box upon defeat. Keep on the lookout for items like the “Soiled Ogre Ring”, “Trace of Savagery”, and more.

AFK Fishing was introduced to allow players to catch fish and valuable items while not actively being in-game, and this has been further expanded. This has been expanded with Black Spirit’s Training, a mode that lets players gain combat and skill experience by engaging in AFK activities. To activate the Black Spirit’s Training, players will need to acquire a Book of Training from NPC Jamey Drucker who resides in Velia, Heidel, Calpheon City, Altinova and Valencia City. Upon activating the Book of Training players can practice against one of the scarecrows in each town to start gaining experience. Players who are looking for additional combat EXP will be pleased to know that the earned combat EXP can be stacked with other buffs such as Fever Time and event EXP buffs, Pet skills, Book of Combat, Golden Bells, Olvia Server buffs, and Elixirs making AFK leveling much more efficient.

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