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Conan Exiles

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Developer Funcom
Publisher Funcom
Deep Silver (Physical retail)
Spike Chunsoft (Asia)
H2 Interactive (Asia)
Director Joel Bylos
Composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Engine Unreal Engine 4
May 8, 2018 (All platforms)
April 24, 2018 (Physical retail)
August 23, 2018 (JP PS4)
Released as Conan Outcasts
Expansions Downloadable Content (DLC) (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.[1]

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.[2] The game was finally released in physical retail on April 24, 2018[3] and digitally, for all platforms simultaneously, on May 8, 2018.

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.[4][5]

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)[6]

Interface and subtitles are supported for the following languages:[7]

  • English (Full audio)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese-Brazil
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Italian (Added on release)[8]

General[edit | edit source]


Taken from the Official Website:

Steam[edit | edit source]

Taken from the Official Steam Store:

PC: Steam Controller
PS4: DualShock 4
Xbox: Xbox One Wireless Controller

Servers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Server Configuration

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.
  • Rcon compatibility (Remote Control).
  • Wine compatibility (Server Configuration tool for eg. Linux).

Modding[edit | edit source]

Main article: Modding

Technical[edit | edit source]

See also: Guide.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Runtime.
  • Unreal Engine 4 (for the frontend/client).
  • DreamWorld Technology (for the backend/servers).
  • Simplygon 3D asset management.
  • Graphine's Granite SDK (Supports HDR & 4K textures, engine component).[9]
  • NVIDIA Ansel (Screenshots).[7]
  • NVIDIA GameStream (TV gameplay at up to 4K HDR).[10]

Other[edit | edit source]

Upcoming[edit | edit source]

Main article: Upcoming features

Cancelled[edit | edit source]

Main article: Cancelled 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 Icon atlantean 2h sword.png Conan's Atlantean Sword, limited to the 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:

Limited Collectors Edition transparent.png
  • 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.

Conan Outcasts Survival Guidebook[edit | edit source]

Conan Outcasts Survival Guidebook.png

The Survival Guidebook is a physical book included in the Conan Outcasts release. It guides players on their journey in the Exiled Lands.

Downloadable Content (DLC)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Downloadable Content

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Main article: System requirements

Guides[edit | edit source]

Main article: Guide

Version history[edit | edit source]

Main article: Version history

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.
    • US: M (17+, ESRB); Blood and Gore, Nudity, Language, Use of Alcohol, Intense Violence, Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB
      • In the US, full nudity is disabled by default.[11][12]
    • EU: 18 (18+, USK and PEGI); Violence
    • JP: Z (18+, CERO)
      • For the Japanese version, the title has been changed to Conan Outcasts for various reasons. In addition, the developers removed the functions and effects which the screening organizations define as banned expressions:
        • The semi-naked setting (the female character's chest exposure expression). (Even if you remove all the equipment, both men and women will wear the minimum clothes.)
        • The option in character creation to set the size of male characteristics.
        • The male characteristics drawn on some monsters.
        • Other Gore expressions are the same as the PlayStation 4 version released overseas.
    • AU: MA (18+, ACB)
    • AS, SA and other regions (18+, DJCTQ)
  • 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.
  • You are not able to play cross-platform.
  • Splitscreen support on consoles will not be added.[16]
  • 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.[17][citation needed]
  • There are no plans for a Nintendo Switch version.[18]
  • A twitter user suggested the game should be available for Xbox Play Anywhere. There has not been an official statement on this.[19]
  • Conan Exiles' Early Access was scheduled for September 13, 2016[20] but was delayed two weeks later due to sufficient feedback, expectations and additional funding for the studio.[21] The Xbox Game Preview was expected to become available for Spring 2017, but this became August 16. The reason for this is unknown.[citation needed]
  • Originally, a PC version did not come with the ESRB edition of the Limited Collector Edition according to the image in Funcom's FTP.[22]
  • Trailers are made in Oslo, Norway (motion capture) and Uppsala, Sweden (CGI motion capture).[23]
  • Conan Exiles was partly inspired by the European migrant crisis.[24]
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.[25]
  • 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.[26]
  • 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.[27]
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.
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)
  • Funcom has made Unreal Engine 4 a soft requirement for future pitched games. In combination with this, they will be using DreamWorld Technology.
    • Thether distance will properly not get limited. This is mostly a UE4 limitation. It is definitely not possible for consoles, because of memory constrains.[28][citation needed]Could not find this answer.
  • Red Shell, a third-party tool which collected data on players (eg. store country) was completely removed after full launch.[29]

Reception[edit | edit source]

  • 480.000 units were sold during the first month of Early Access and 1 million units1 across all platforms during Early Access. In total the game sold more than 1.4 million units1 including retail sell-in before the May 24, 2018 Q1 presentation.
1:PC refunds not excluded.

Barbarian Edition[edit | edit source]

Main article: Barbarian Edition

This has been discontinued and was replaced by the Deluxe Edition.

Credits[edit | edit source]

Main article: Conan Exiles/Credits

Easter eggs[edit | edit source]

Main article: Easter eggs

Official links[edit | edit source]

Listed in the left sidebar of the wiki under Conan Exiles Links, excluding the discord.

External links[edit | edit source]

Main article: Useful links

Media[edit | edit source]

Main article: Conan Exiles/Media

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dev Blog #9
  2. Funcom and Koch Media Partners to bring Conan Exiles to stores around the world - August 21, 2017 (Press Release)
  3. Conan Exiles, PEGI
  4. Conan Outcasts Twitter post
  5. PS4 Release Dates - Gamespot FAQ
  6. Conan Exiles Is Heading East, Rui Casais - April 27, 2018 (Press Release)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dev Blog #1
  8. statement on adding Italian on release.
  11. Official Website (bottom)
  12. IMDb Parents Guide
  14. Dev Blog: The end is nigh - Jens Erik Vaaler - May 2, 2018
  16. Funcom Forums FAQ
  17. Kruttmusa, Funcom Forums - June 22, 2018
  19. Twitter - April 30, 2019
  20. First EA release ETA
  21. Second EA release ETA
  22. ESRB Collector's Edition - Funcom FTP
  23. IMDb
  24. Joel Bylos, PC Gamer
  25. Q: Will Conan Exiles have direct ties to Age of Conan like The Park had with The Secret World? (29.01.15)
  26. "REALLY? ALL LANGUAGES BUT NOT ITALIAN?" Reply #10, Community Manager (Nicole V)
  27. - Jens Erik Vaaler, Funcom Forums - October 13, 2018
  28. Scooper, October 12 Twitch Stream (Twitch VOD)