Bringing up a character’s level is all well and good, but that only really matters if you can pit that character against new challenges, right? Black Desert has introduced a new place for PC players to do just that with the opening of the Kratuga Ancient Ruins.
The Ruins are a new area full of AP 250 monsters, which the developers note should bridge the gap between Monster Zones that recommend AP 210-240 and the higher tier Aakman or Hystria Ruins. Opening up the Kratuga Ancient Ruins will require players to use a Black Spirit’s Claw Piece or an Unsealed Ruins Slate, though if one player manages to open the door to the ruins, then other players can enter the area for a limited time as well.
In addition to the new Monster Zone, the third part of the Season of the Hunt is underway, granting players a 50% boost in item drops between now and October 16th. There are also a few class adjustments to bear in mind in the patch notes.
In other Black Desert news, one of the community managers took a moment to talk with lead producer Kwangsam Kim about the Xbox version of the game, including what players on the console can look forward to in the near future. That interview is embedded below.