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Conan Exiles

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Developer Funcom
Publisher Funcom
Deep Silver (Global retail)
Spike Chunsoft (Asia)
H2 Interactive (Asia)
Director Joel Bylos
Composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Engine Unreal Engine 4

JP PS4:[1]

  • Conan Outcasts:
    August 23, 2018[2]
Expansions DLCs (payed, cosmetic)

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival role-playing game being developed by Funcom, set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian and based upon the writings of Robert E. Howard. The events in Conan Exiles take place on Conan’s timeline between the stories Xuthal of the Dusk (The Slithering Shadow) and A Witch Shall be Born.[3]

In January 2016, Funcom announced it was working on Conan Exiles, an open-world survival game based on the Conan the Barbarian brand. The game released on Steam PC Early Access on January 31, 2017 and launched on the Xbox One as part of the Game Preview program in August. At the end of the month, Funcom teamed up with Koch Media/Deep Silver, which handles physical retail for all three platforms since the full release.[4]

On April 27, 2018 Spike Chunsoft and H2 Interactive were revealed to release Conan Exiles digitally and in retail in Japan, Korea and several other territories in Asia. In Japan, Spike Chunsoft released a seperate PlayStation 4 version both for digital download and in retail stores across Japan on August 23, 2018 called Conan Outcasts.

Description[edit | edit source]

Short description[edit | edit source]

Conan Exiles is the open-world survival game set in the brutal world of Conan the Barbarian!
Survive. Build. Dominate.
~ Funcom Forums

Long description[edit | edit source]

You are an Exile, one of thousands cast out to fend for yourself in a wasteland swept by terrible sandstorms and besieged on every side by Enemies. Here you must fight to survive, build and dominate.

Hungry, thirsty, and alone, your first battle is against the harsh environment. Grow crops or Hunt animals for food. Harvest Resources to build Weapons and Tools. Build a shelter to survive. Ride across a vast world and explore alone, or band together with other players to build entire Settlements and Strongholds to withstand fierce invasions.

When strong enough, march into battle and wage war against your enemies to dominate the Exiled Lands. Sacrifice enemy players on the altars of the gods and shift the balance of power your way. Unleash your fury in savage, fast-paced combat and execute bloody and bone-crushing attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.

Survive. Build. Dominate. Play alone in single-player mode, or forge alliances and make enemies online on both public and private servers. Will you dominate the Exiled lands, or will your enemies sacrifice you on the altar of their god?

~ Steam

Features[edit | edit source]

Languages[edit | edit source]

Conan Exiles is one of our most international releases ever and that can only be achieved with strong, local partners.
~ Rui Casais (CEO)[5]

Interface and subtitles are supported for all of the following languages. Available languages as listed[6] on Steam:

  • English (Full audio supported)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese-Brazil
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Italian (Added on release)[7]

General[edit | edit source]


Taken from the Official Website:

Steam[edit | edit source]

Taken from the Official Steam Store:

Servers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Server Configuration

  • GPortal (Server Hosting and maintenance)
  • Pingperfect (Parternership, 70 Player Server Provider and Renting)

Official servers are maxed at 40 players to ensure server stability, where private servers may set it up to 70.

  • Denuvo Anti-Tamper (anti-piracy protection, 3rd-party DRM).
  • BattlEye (anti-cheating measure), which is required for Official servers.
  • Wine compatibility (Server Configuration tool for eg. Linux).

Modding[edit | edit source]

Main article: Modding

  • Rcon compatibility (Remote Control).

Technical[edit | edit source]

See also: Guide.
Conan Exiles and future games will use the combination of Unreal Engine 4 (for the frontend/client) and DreamWorld Technology (for the backend/servers).
~ Answer to Investors QA feed. on Q: Will Conan exiles use the Unreal Engine? (29.01.15)

Thether distance will properly not get limited. This is mostly a UE4 limitation. It is definitely not possible for consoles, because of memory constrains.[8]

  • DreamWorld Technology (for the backend/servers).
  • Graphine's Granite SDK (Supports HDR & 4K textures, engine component)[9]
  • NVIDIA Ansel (Screenshots).[6]
  • NVIDIA GameStream (TV gameplay at up to 4K HDR).[10]

Other[edit | edit source]

Upcoming[edit | edit source]

Main article: Upcoming features

Game Pre-orders[edit | edit source]

Conan Exiles was released on May 08, 2018 and is no longer available to pre-order. There are different pre-order incentives for digital and retail versions of the game.

Digital pre-orders[edit | edit source]

The Digital pre-orders, as well as existing owners of the Early Access or Game Preview version, will receive an in-game Conan's Royal Armor.

Physical pre-orders[edit | edit source]

The Physical pre-orders will receive an in-game Conan's Atlantean Sword, limited to Day One Edition of the game. The Day One Edition also contains a printed map of the Exiled Lands.

Limited Collector's Edition[edit | edit source]

The Limited Collector's Edition depicted on the right, includes the following:

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  • 15 cm polyresin figurine of Conan modeled after Conan from the Conan Exiles cinematic trailer.
  • Full-color custom print comic book which tells the story of Conan on one of his adventures in the Exiled Lands.
  • Three Conan soundtrack CDs featuring the music from Conan Exiles as well as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and Rise of the Godslayer.
  • Full-color print artbook with production artworks the developers used to guide their vision for the game.
  • Full-color printed map of the world of Conan Exiles.
  • Six digital Conan comic books from Dark Horse Comics, featuring the entire "A Witch Shall Be Born" story arc.
  • Digital pen-and-paper Conan RPG rulebook from Modiphius.
  • "The Coming of Conan" eBook illustrated by Mark Schultz.

Barbarian Edition[edit | edit source]

See also: How to claim your Barbarian Edition T-shirt.

The Barbarian Edition is a special installment of the game. It is only available in English and includes:

  • Full Conan Exiles game
  • Conan Exiles Digital Comic Book
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A 16-page, custom made, full-color digital comic book created in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics. The comic book tells the story of Conan on one of his adventures in the Exiled Lands.
  • ‘The Coming of Conan’ eBook.
Collected in this 496 pages eBook volume, profusely illustrated by artist Mark Schultz, are Howard’s first thirteen Conan stories, appearing in their original versions – in some cases for the first time in more than seventy years – and in the order Howard wrote them.
  • Modiphius Conan Role-Playing Game Digital Core Book
This is Conan roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age. This beautiful 368 pages full-color digital RPG book contains everything you need to play the popular pen and paper Conan RPG developed by Modiphius. Also included is a 50% discount to ‘The Jeweled Throne’ optional digital supplement book.
  • Age of Conan, Rise of the Godslayer, Conan Exiles Soundtracks
Listen to hours of amazing music created by the award-winning composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen. The critically acclaimed original soundtracks for Age of Conan and its expansion Rise of the Godslayer are sure to put you right into the Conan mood. The Conan Exiles soundtrack currently has two songs, but seven more will be released within the next few months.
  • Conan Exiles Digital Artbook
Go behind the scenes and discover some of the incredible production artworks developers used to guide their vision of the Exiled Lands. Concept art, renders, interface mockups, and more will give you a unique glimpse into how the visuals for Conan Exiles came to be.
  • In-game items for use in the Age of Conan MMO, including 7-day membership
Items not for use in Conan Exiles.
Before Conan Exiles, Funcom released the critically acclaimed and award-winning massively multiplayer game Age of Conan and after eight years the free-to-play game is still going strong. Included in the Barbarian Edition are several items you can use in Age of Conan: Savage Rhino mount (a very fast mount with no level or riding requirements), Exile title, Survivalist’s Tools (increases the chance to find rare resources when gathering), Major Rune Stone of the Exile (30% critical damage for 8 seconds every time you make a critical hit, and also provides +25% Mastery (PvE AA) XP and +10% Prowess (PvP AA) XP passively). If you’re a new player, you also get a 7-day membership!
  • Conan Exiles Twitch Overlay
Style up your Twitch stream with this custom Conan Exiles Twitch overlay. The overlay frames your stream perfectly and boosts the Conan vibe with about one hundred percent.
  • Conan Exiles Wallpapers
A collection of high-resolution Conan Exiles wallpapers, turning your computer desktop into a shrine for the greatest fantasy hero of all time!

Comics, eBook, Modiphius RPG book, and Server Discount must be redeemed at third-party websites. To obtain your Barbarian Edition content, please click the ‘Barbarian Edition’ button on the main menu of the game. Your Steam web browser will open and take you to a web page where you can enter your e-mail address to receive your unique codes and information on where and how to get the content.

Downloadable Content (DLC)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Downloadable Content

Credits[edit | edit source]

Main article: Conan Exiles/Credits

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Main article: System requirements

Guides[edit | edit source]

Main article: Guide

Official links[edit | edit source]

Listed in the left sidebar of the wiki under Conan Exiles Links, along with unofficial links.

External links[edit | edit source]

See also: Useful links.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Conan Exiles has brutal combat where you can cut off limbs and heads of human opponents and blood is shown frequently. Players may choose to play the game with either no, partial or full nudity enabled. This is possible in both single and multiplayer.
~ Steam
  • Below is a list of age ratings per region and their respective organisations. In the US, full nudity is disabled by default.[11][12]
    • US: M (17+, ESRB)
    • EU: 18 (18+, USK and PEGI)
    • AU: MA (18+, ACB)
    • JP: Z (18+, CERO)
    • AS and other regions: 18+
  • There are currently 1159 official servers available over all regions and platforms.[13] At launch there were only 225.[14]
    • They are not moderated, because there are no monthly subscriptions or paid in-game shops to provide the necessary manpower and infrastructure.[15]
  • Funcom does not provide classic MMORPG bug/issue-tracking. Instead, reports may be made through the forums and using several report forms. Originally, support tickets for all games went through the main Funcom support portal.
See also: Useful links#Issues.
  • There are no plans for a Nintendo Switch version.[16]
  • Splitscreen support on consoles will not be added.[17]
  • The developers did not have time to optimize for console, which is why it only runs at 1440p even though they initially said it would run in 4K.[18][citation needed]
  • Conan Exiles' Early Access was scheduled for September 13, 2016[19] but was delayed two weeks later due to sufficient feedback, expectations and additional funding for the studio.[20]
    • Also, the Xbox Game Preview had been expected to become available for Spring 2017. This became August 16 instead. (reason unknown or not specified)[citation needed]
  • Trailers are made in Oslo, Norway (motion capture) and Uppsala, Sweden (CGI motion capture).[21]
  • Conan Exiles was partly inspired by the European migrant crisis.[22]
The exact details of how Conan Exiles and Age of Conan will connect are not decided yet, but it is our intention to cross promote and encourage players from each game to try out our other games, especially for games within the same IP.
~ Answer on Investors QA feed.[23]
  • The developers have not mentioned details on ties between Conan Exiles and Age of Conan yet. See above quote.
  • Italian was not shown on Steam until after May 9.[24]
  • Conan Exiles made back its initial development cost during its first week in sales. However, that does not mean that all the money made after that is pure profit, nor that all of it is funneled back into the game. Some of the money was put into Conan Exiles when the developers saw it was a success, meaning they extended the development time and were able to hire more people. Funcom is a company with over 100 employees, split across 2 studios, all of whom need to earn a livable wage and about half of them are working on all their games.[25]
The Vanguards – Are our first line of defense against major bugs and exploits. This is a cross-profession team of designers and coders who are focused on fixing the problems that the community are reporting. If you encounter a shy dev on steam asking you for more information about a bug, it is probably one of the stalwart vanguards.

Terraformers – The Terraformers team is made up of designers and artists working on the next biome for Conan Exiles. Their focus is new content and areas – you have seen the first touches of their work in The Dregs dungeon that we patched just before April. Their primary focus is the new biome and all of the work required for that.

Featurama – The featurama team are focused on the new features that we want to add to the game. This includes mounts, sorcery etc. In addition, they are also heavily focused on further iterating features that already exist in the game, for example, combat. You see their work with every new feature that makes its way into the game (for example dyes and trebuchets) and there is a lot more to come over the coming weeks and months.

The art team – The art team supports all the studio teams with artwork, animations and fx.

~ Easter Survey Results
  • In older newsletters, the team has been adressed differently. It consisted of several smaller, more specific teams. Individuals from different teams would often work with one another, which likely led to abandoning the concept entirely.

Easter eggs[edit | edit source]

Main article: Easter eggs

Media[edit | edit source]

Main article: Conan Exiles/Media

References[edit | edit source]