It’s perfectly valid for players to want a try at a game before being willing to commit to purchasing and playing. We understand that. This is why it’s ultimately a good thing that Conan Exiles is hosting a free weekend on March 7th to March 11th via Steam, meaning that anyone with even a spec of curiosity about the game (and a free weekend) can install the game and try it out freely.
The announcement itself also states that the team is hard at work rolling out patches and improvements before the free weekend starts up, although details are not included. This is significant as the game is dealing with a major patch that keeps getting nudged down the timeline, so perhaps this will finally mark the inclusion of the patch that has now been delayed repeatedly. Or it’ll just get rolled down again with an apology about not quite getting the patch out before the free event.
Dear exiles! We are very happy to announce that Conan Exiles will be available for free from March 7 – 11, as a Steam Free Weekend game! We're working hard to roll out more patches and fixes before the free weekend kicks off so watch this space for more information.
— CONAN EXILES (@ConanExiles) February 26, 2019