Conan Exiles tests new thralls, combat; promises it hasn’t forgotten Xbox One players
Funcom’s had a big week, am I right? A whopper of a financial report, a brand-new game reveal, a patch that went haywire in Secret World Legends… OK, maybe let’s put that last one to the side for now and just talk about Conan Exiles. The game is prepping for a real launch in May, but in the meantime, Funcom says in its latest newsletter, the teams are working on the combat system (which is on the test server now), plus the feats UI, better cinematics, culturally themed NPC drops, new NPC populations and bosses, creature animations, and the new type of thralls that basically serve as “item carriers” for the player.
“You’ll find them in camps, just like regular thralls. Once broken they’ll have a much greater inventory space than other thralls, based on their tier level, letting you take a lot of extra stuff with you for when you go out on expeditions! This was another reason to have mounts and we have found an alternative by implementing carrier thralls.”
Oh, and Xbox fans? Sit tight. “We wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten you and that we will patch the Xbox version of Conan Exiles,” Funcom writes. “As soon as certification ends, which should be soon, we will be able to roll out the Update 32 parity patch on Xbox One.”
One last bugfix that cracked me up:
“Finally, the moaning sound that would sometimes play when drinking water has been removed. No more sexy sounds, but we’re leaving the door open for our Audio team to create and add some cool buff sounds.”