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The Purge are enemy NPCs that will be sent into the Exiled Lands from neighboring nations to raid, pillage and destroy everything in their path. Players will have to band together to stop this menace or hide and pray to whatever god that might be listening that The Purge will pass them by. If you do decide to risk it the rewards might be worth it, but you should definitely take the time to build up your defenses.
~ Dev Blog[1]

T Map Icon Purge.png The Purge is a PvE mechanic in Conan Exiles. It is a semi-random event that occurs based on players' actions throughout the Exiled Lands. The Purge involves an army of NPCs or creatures that randomly spawns on the map with the sole purpose of attacking a player-built structure. Surviving a Purge grants the Journey Step: Survive a Purge.

Purge Meter[edit | edit source]

Main article: Purge Meter


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The Purge Meter fills as players perform various activities in the game. When it reaches the first mark at roughly 75% of the bar there is a chance for The Purge to occur. The bar will continue to fill from 75% to 100%, acting as a buffer to trigger the next purge. Clans share the same Purge Meter.

Once eligible, a Purge has a chance to occur at any time. The system is set up to choose a player (or clan) at random. If you are on a dedicated server or local game, and you are the only one playing, the purge will only pick you. But on a server with, for example, 10 clans, 4 of which are above the threshold, you have a 25% chance to get it if you are among the 4.

Purge Difficulty[edit | edit source]

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The severity of The Purge depends on the area.[2] Depending on Server Settings the maximum purge level might be capped.

  • 1, 2 - Low difficulties are used in the area around the southern river.
    (can be resisted with T1 buildings)
  • 3, 4 - Moderate difficulties are used in the center of the map and the Jungle biome.
    (can be resisted with T2 buildings)
  • 5, 6 - High difficulties are used in the Highlands, Snow and Volcano biomes.
    (should have T3 buildings to resist them)

Difficulty affects which waves are picked to Purge. Higher difficulty levels have a higher chance to have more powerful NPCs, spawn more waves and spawn more bosses. It is still possible to spawn a level 1 Purge even though the difficulty is set to level 6.

Named Thralls[edit | edit source]

See also: Thrall.

Players have a chance to capture named thralls during The Purge. Some may just be plain thralls, but others may provide special recipes that you do not obtain with other thralls - some of these being the only thralls able to craft Epic icon whetstone hardened steel bar.png Legendary Weapon Repair Kits. A few priests also only spawn during the Purge.

Purge Map[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Offline purges are intended.
    • To withstand an attack while offline or away from a base, the developers mention using thralls.[3]
  • In single-player games they are turned off by default and need to be turned on in the Server Settings.
  • In Official servers, purges do not happen as frequently, as they can be quite taxing on server performance.[4]
  • The T Map Icon Purge.png Purge icon always appears on the map and indicates where it takes place. This is useful if a clan has multiple bases.
  • A purge gives ~10 minutes for preparation after announced.
  • If someone else's base is in the way of a purge, it will instead attack there. The owner will have no warning, since it is technically not targeting them.[5]
  • Creatures and thralls spawned in the purge have the same loot as they would in the wild.

Issues[edit | edit source]

We are and have been working on an overhaul for the Purge. We fixed partial issues already but we do want to get those fixes out in patches or as a whole because that makes more sense in how the system functions as a whole. There were/are both bug fixes needed as well as underlying logic changes. We will release this to TestLive as soon as we can.
~ Tascha[6]
  • Currently (On PvE servers), purges may not always work (announcement, grouping, instant win, no mobs). This is not an intended feature.[7]
  • The Purge can happen at any point and should trigger eventually, even if players are offline. Reasons for The Purge not occurring on larger servers:[8]
    • One clan with a full purge bar is selected at random, per attack, within The Purge's raid window.
    • One player equals one clan in the database.
    • A logged-out player is considered a clan in the database.
    • There is a limit to the number of times that The Purge can be triggered per day.
    • Auto-completion or it doesn't occur at all.
  • Purges that do spawn may only see damage inflicted by mobs when a special attack is used (e.g. spitting spiders, fire breath of dragons, explosion from imps).
  • If a Purge is not able to find anywhere to spawn, it will spawn inside the 'building' it wants to go to. This occurs if something's build on an island, the water, a mesa, top of a tree, or something that isnt on the regular ground.
  • If a Purge spawns in the Volcano, it might spawn or navigate into the lava instead.

Known issues[edit | edit source]

There are some known issues with The Purge that developers are working on smoothing out:

  • A Purge doesn’t strike anyone on the server, even with full Meters, for several days
    • This could be a consequence of a server having thousands of clans registered in the database. The Purge targets a clan at random.
  • The Purge meter doesn’t tick up as intended on dedicated servers.
    • They are working on this issue.

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