Black Desert Campsite Guide

A guide to the new Campsite feature added to Black Desert Online.


Intro Quest

Before you start the quest, make sure you have the following in your inventory so you don’t have to run back and forth to grab them later. They are all on the Marketplace if you don’t have any. Make sure you also completed [Boss] Witch-Hunting (one of the Calpheon main quests)

  • 6x Fir Timber
  • 5x Melted Iron Shard
  • 10x Flax Fabric

Talk to the Black Spirit and pick the quest Survival Guru. This will take you to the NPC in Behr.


Talk to Likke Behr to finish the quest and then start the next quest from him: How to Survive the Wildness. For this you will need to hand him

  • 6x Fir Timber
  • 5x Melted Iron Shard
  • 10x Flax Fabric


Talk to Likke Behr again for the final quest Old Moon Guild and Survival Skill. This will lead you to Jensen in Behr and give you the tools and anvils required by your camping tool.


If you ever lose your Camping Tool, you can talk to Jensen in Behr and get it back for a single 100G gold bar.

Using the Camping Tool

Once you have the Camping Tool in your inventory, right click it and it will go into the top left of your screen. This will allow you to use it on all characters in your account.


You can Install the Campsite outside safe zones (cannot be installed on roads or inclines). It cannot be installed in Node War areas during Node Wars. The Campsite has three functions, each requiring an item to be slotted into it.

  • Storage – Old Moon Camping Container Contract (1 week)
  • Repair – Old Moon Camping Anvil (24 hrs)
  • Shop – Old Moon Campsite Shop (1 week)

The Anvil lasts for 24 hours while the Shop/Container lasts for a week.


You can change the appearance/grade of your campsite with the Camping Tent item. This is handy when they later on add the Pearl Shop camping tents that are orange in quality.


You can Remote Collect the campsite from anywhere with the Remote Collection button. There are also Villa Buffs that you can get that seems to require an Orange-grade tent purchased from the Pearl Shop.


The Shop function allow you to purchase buffs that increase your AP against monsters +10 for 20 minutes and your skill XP gain for 10% for 20 minutes for 250k silver each. It will also allow you to purchase Extra Large potions and exchange silver into gold bars. This lasts for a week and after it expires you will need to purchase another for 14 million silver from the Old Moon Manager.


The Repair function allow you to repair but it is more expensive than repairing at blacksmiths (about 10 times more expensive – 476k to repair at campsite as opposed to 47k). The anvil degrades in 24 hrs and after that you need to craft an Anvil at the workshop in Tarif to replace it which gets tedious fast (~1.5 mil per craft assuming you can find Golden Pearls). You may need to wait for the Pearl Shop version which have infinite durability.


To use the Storage function you will need to purchase an Old Moon Camping Container from the Old Moon Manager. It costs 2.5 mil and lasts 1 week. You can store 16 items in it and up to 200 LT. It is not family shared and can be only retrieved by the character that stored it. You can remote collect tents with items stored in it.


Old Moon Managers

Old Moon Managers sell the items to repair your anvil and the weekly contract for storage and shop. They are located in the major cities (Velia, Heidel, Calpheon, Altinova, Valencia City, Grana) and are marked as Old Moon Managers on the map if you havn’t discovered them yet.





Valencia City/Grana


By Dulfy

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19 replies on “Black Desert Campsite Guide”

Hey, are you sure it is possible to refresh an anvil? If so, how? I heard that the only way is to get new one.

The anvil degrades in 24 hrs but you can refresh it by buying an Old Moon Anticorrosive from the Old Moon Manager that allow you to use it for 24 more hours for 100k silver continuously

But how can I use this Old Moon Anticorrosive on my anvil, since the only thing I am allowed to do with it is processing.

Hmm you are right, I don’t see a method to repair it. Looks like you will need to craft it everytime it expires which makes it significantly more annoying and unworthwhile. I will edit the guide to include this.

The anvil can also be made wiith Manufacture (needs more Anticorrosive) and can be sold at the MP (depending on the max price it may be worth it for life skillers to sell)

There’s also a short quest in Bher for a free camp anvil and camp shop. Probably avliable once per family.

Ok this is new. I will take a guess this is intended to let you sit at your chosen grind spot for hours on end without the need to hit a town for repairs? I see this as very useful in the desert and perhaps even if you’re out in the water grinding something you’re gathering underwater so now you can hit your campsite on a nearby island and repair your rods if you don’t have maids and an alt stationed the major town to repair your rods and put them back in the storage for later maid retrieval. Ok great repairs and storage but what about a camping cook stove and or alchemy device? Wouldn’t it have just been easier to put inns outside all the cities with rooms that can be rented with cooking, alchemy and repair facilities? This will fix the situation with illya island having no repair guy which is absolutely stupid and would seem to be easy enough to fix.

try as it may but it can’t make me play actively like before..its missing something very vital and yet quite basic. bdo will always be farmville+tits n ass to me.

I haven’t seen this question answered anywhere- can party members utilize any part of the campsite, or is it all owner only??

When I right click the tent, it says, “No camp installed” And I don’t have the camp icon either.

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