Pearl Abyss are rewarding Black Desert Online players for staying in the game regardless of whether they're active. During the Let it Snow event, you can leave your character on idle and get Snowflakes, which can be spent on loot boxes.
Players can earn up to ten snowflakes every day, which amounts to five hours idling in-game. You can basically find what looks like a safe spot and leave your character to be rewarded with a Pearl Abyss snowflake dropping every thirty minutes.
Black Desert Online's snowflakes are pretty special and you can trade them with NPCs for various rewards. These NPCs can be found in all major locations in the game - Olvia, Calpheon City, Velia, Altinova, Heidel and Valencia City.
Rewards come in Snowflake Ornament Boxes, which are available for 10, 30, 50 and 150 snowflakes. Boxes also have different tiers - Delicate, Resplendent, Shining, Black Magic Crystal Box and Fine Accessory Box. The last one is the top dollar version and it includes high-level rings and earrings.
Let it Snow event will run from 27 December 2018 to 16 January 2019, which means you can earn around 200 snowflakes if you play Black Desert Online for five hours every day.
Keep in mind that all snowflakes and snowflake related items will be removed from the game after Let it Snow ends, so don't forget to spend your hard earned currency before that.
Hand in hand with the Let it Snow update, the team are launching a special holiday edition that will have Patrigio at the helm. You can find the list of special items which will be available for purchase on Black Desert Online's website.
Additionally, a total holiday makeover is live right now and it brings in-game blue-themed holiday decoration and backgrounds with winter-themed music playing in every major city.
Black Desert Online is currently featured in GabeN's Steam Sale and you can get it for $4.99, which is 50 per cent off from the standard price.