While it’s Christmas Eve, developer Pearl Abyss has still managed to crank out the Black Desert Online update 1.66 December 24 patch, and the servers went down for unscheduled maintenance for it as well. This is to deploy fixes and to mitigate crashing issues.
Black Desert Online Update 1.66 December 24 Patch Notes:
Major Updates – Combat Assistance
● Added a new feature that improves combat accessibility for new Adventurers. It will assist them in making swift turns and movement while using basic attacks and certain skills.
– This feature is recommended to new Adventurers who have just begun their journey in Black Desert.
|Combat Assistance Off||Combat Assistance On|
|Flowing Star (RB/R1)|
|Icy Thorns (↓ + RT/R2)|
● Fixed an issue where Stamina would be consumed double the amount when doing jump attacks and where the character would stop when it lacks Stamina.
● Fixed an issue where Quoratum’s Opening would not be activated after using Icy Fog forward.
● Fixed an issue where [Nova] Canape Classic Box could not be opened.
As for the emergency maintenance, here’s what it did and the schedule:
NA: December 23rd, 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM (PST)
EU: December 24th, 03:00 AM – 07:00 AM (UTC)
ASIA: December 24th, 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM (GMT+9)
– Fixed an issue where the client would intermittently shut down
– Added “Combat Assistance” option in the settings to enhance combat accessibility
– Fixed an issue where [Nova] Canape Classic Box could not be opened.
If there are more to this patch other than the stuff listed above, we’ll let our readers know.
Source: Black Desert