Conan Exiles’ update 22 has arrived this morning, and as teased exhaustively over the last few weeks, it’s a biggun, with the ruins system to clean up unused buildings, the new dye system for making your armor purty, new weapons, thrall crafting animations, and a slew of bug and exploit fixes.
But the more pressing news is that with this patch, Funcom will wipe all buildings and inventories on official servers (not private servers unless they choose to join in) as a result of the recent wave of exploits. Player levels remain intact.
Intriguingly, Funcom is also introducing “Exploit Hunters,” a clever program designed to reward players who uncover and report exploits to the studio.
“One of the most important things we can do to make sure Conan Exiles provides a fair and balanced playing field is making sure we eliminate exploits as early as possible,” Funcom says. “To help us with that we will soon be introducing the Exploit Hunters program. Here we will be rewarding players who provide us with information about the most serious exploits. With your help, we will be better equipped to handle potential future exploits which can destabilize servers and avoid the need for server wipes after serious cheating by catching them early.”
More info on the program is expected next week. In the meantime, check out the new dev blog deep-diving the larger bits of this patch, plus the video!