Conan Exiles promises six major updates during Early Access, here’s what they do

By Sherif Saed
6 March 2017 21:08 GMT

The six big updates Conan Exiles will be getting in the next 12 months.

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Funcom has detailed many of the updates coming to the world of Conan Exiles from now until the official release. Having already confirmed extensive support for the game in the next 12 months, the developers have now shared more details about what that’ll actually mean for players.

In a lenghty blog post, the studio said that work on the game will be separated to three different tracks. The first deals with small patches that fix bugs and performance issues, which you’ll be seeing every one or two weeks.

The second will be responsible for bigger updates, such as the upcoming The Purge. Four to six updates are planned during Early Access. The third track will focus on working on very large content updates and work on the console versions.

Here’s what six of the game’s upcoming updates will include, straight from Funcom:

-Siege Warfare: Players can attack each other’s settlements with powerful war machines, such as siege towers or trebuchets, and fling rotting corpses over the walls of their enemies to spread pestilence in their streets.

-The Purge: Hordes of NPC warriors will sweep down into the Exiles Lands and attack player settlements. Players must ready their defenses against this brutal attack, but can also go on the offensive and capture new thralls and strong gear.

-Mounts: You will be able to enjoy mounted combat on horses and capturing camels, rhinos or even elephants to be used for pack animals or crushing your opponents walls. Mounted combat will also make its way to Conan Exiles.

-Sorcery: Embrace the dark corruption of magic to summon demons or raise the undead to create an army of skeletons. Magic in the world of Conan is more than shooting fireballs out of your hands: it’s dark, terrible, and twisted.

-Settlement System: Create a living city, where you command your thralls to guard, patrol, craft, gather or trade based on your own schedules. Build roads, set up schedules for your thralls, and breathe life into your settlement.

-Highland Biome: An all new area expanding the existing map into the highlands, with new creatures, armours, religions and a temperature system. Explore vast forests and scale tall mountains in this rugged, weather-beaten part of Hyboria.

If you’re looking for a quicker recap, be sure to watch the video above where creative director Joel Bylos lists everything currently planned for the next year.

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