Conan Exiles just patched in farming, fast travel, The Purge, and the combat revamp on both platforms

It’s a big day over in Conan Exiles, whether you’re on PC or Xbox One, as Funcom’s just rolled out a major patch ahead of the official launch next month. The highlight is assuredly the complete overhauled combat system, which revamps weapon type attacks, chain attacks, dodging, backflips, stamina, kicking, status effects, and maybe most importantly, targeting locking. Players will also be encountering the first edition of The Purge mechanics, whereby the game will spawn baddies attack your base depending on your combat and base strength. The fast travel maproom, new HUD, and farming are in too.

“By obtaining seeds from plants and making compost through the compost heap, it is now possible to plant and harvest your own crops. In order to craft fertilizer in the compost heap, you will need plant-fiber, rotten meat and bonemeal, which can be obtained by grinding (amongst other things) bone, claws, fangs or ivory in the grinder. For certain plants, you may need potent fertilizer, for which you will need to add ash and blood to the mix. By planting seeds and fertilizer in the planters, your crops will grow over time. In addition to this, should you want to decorate your land, a selection of potted plants have been added to the game, which are much less costly than the planters.”

Voice chat, by the way, is still slated for launch.

Want to know how it all actually plays before ducking in yourself? We got a hands-on with this patch earlier this month.

Source: PC patch notes, Xbox One patch notes. Thanks, David!
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Ryan Keilhofer

Played it in early access and really loved it immensley and decided to shelve until close to launch.

I’m excited to get back into this. The only thing I’m NOT happy with is the change to make all combat 3rd person forced. You used to be able to remain FPS the entire time. The melee combat felt visceral and real and in your face. Sure you couldnt see any fancy animations, but It felt right.

Now you are forced into an over the sholder perspective when engaging in combat. I understand their reasoning behind it, but I’m simply bummed by the change.

I’ll have to give it another go here soon. I always play on my own server with a few friends, forget that public server crazyness.

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Jeremy Barnes

This is a good decision. I was expecting them to wait until launch to put this in the wild and the ensuing bugginess. Now, they can hopefully, have a sufficiently large enough population to resolve some of the most annoying bugs.

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DeadlyAccurate

I’ll probably wait until reviews and a week or so of post-launch hotfixes to buy this one, but I’m very excited to play it. I haven’t had a good survival sandbox game in a while.

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Jeff

I still play this like a mmo with a group of close friends on a private server….it has so many things Age of Conan should have had.

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johnwillo

I enjoyed Conan Exiles when it first came out. Now, with all of the additions, it seems like it might be too much work for me just to survive, let alone drive my enemies before me. Throw in a damn 7-11 or something…

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John Artemus

This game still hasn’t launched??? I’m so confused. I feel like it’s been out forever.

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Tanek

Compared to most Early Access games, this one has had a pretty short run to launch. It only started at the beginning of last year and it will be launched in a few weeks.

I am interested to see how the combat revamp plays out. The game’s combat was the main point of weakness I’d seen and, especially for a Conan title, that is not something you want to skimp on. ;)

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I totally agree. I’ve had it since it came out and have mostly been waiting for launch to play it. I really hope the combat is great. It will be hard to understand why a game maker would make a Conan game with a bad combat system/animations etc.

Combat systems seem to be a problem area for Funcom.

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Koshelkin

The combat turned out to be pretty good, especially but not only for a survival game.

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Tanek

Good to hear! Other things they can add or refine over time. Combat was one thing they needed to have right at the official launch.

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Sorenthaz

It started in Early Access last January.