Launch Day Patch: Derketo, Volcano and Swamp, oh my!

Conan Exiles has finally launched! We started early access with a world map of just 15 squared kilometers. Now at full launch we’ve expanded to a full 40! This includes the vast dry desert, lush swamp to the east, the neutral city of Sepermeru and the gaseous Salt Lake to the west, and the molten volcano and frozen, snowy lands to the north. Whether you’re a returning player or a new one, you’re going to have a lot to discover in the new biomes. This includes deep and dark dungeons with treasures, forgotten ruins, monstrous creatures, and more we don’t want to spoil.

Important: Remember to remove mods if you’re unable to play/open the game!

Please note

Some of these fixes and changes (like the healing rebalance) has yet to make it to console. We’re working on getting this in as soon as possible, probably by the end of the week or early next week. Generally all three versions of the game are up to parity in terms of content.


Now that launch day is here an entirely new religion will be made available to players. Derketo is the goddess of fertility and death, whose followers engage in sexualized and sometimes lethal rituals. Her dual nature makes her avatar a sight to behold: one half appearing as a beautiful woman, her body in the prime of life, while the other half is a rotting corpse and degenerated corpse.

Followers of Derketo will be able to craft a special knife, Derketo’s Kiss, that extracts unfulfilled desires from fallen enemies. These Slivers of the Unfulfilled can be used to turn deadly poisons into sweet honey, or when combined with insects, made into potions that will heal wounds and enhance the endurance of whoever drinks it. As their religious devotion grows, followers of Derketo can learn how to transmute vines into bread or oil into blood, before finally learning how to make the powerful Lusttaker, a sword touched by Derketo herself.


Towering over the Frozen North lies the mighty volcano, with molten fury pouring across jet-black slopes. Those who dare challenge the crag can harness the power of Obsidian and discover a mysterious cult worshiping an unknown, ancient power. Within the volcano itself, explore the ominous light emanating from the Well of Skelos - those who brave its depths will be rewarded handsomely. Just beware the searing hot temperatures - who knows what ancient secrets lurk within! The volcano and its encounters are balanced for the most powerful of warriors to explore.


Follow the big river east and you will find the swamp. This huge new area offers deep jungles, wet marshes and a sunny coastline filled with pirates. You can build well-protected castles or even entire cities up in the massive trees of the swamp.

There are many new monsters to fight in the swamp and lots of places to explore, from the Pagoda of Boundless Lusts to Jamilia’s Liberty, a massive beached ship which the Black Hand pirates have made their home. There is also the Forgotten City of Xel-ha, the ruins of an ancient Lemurian city being devoured by the encroaching jungle and the Palace of the Witch Queen dungeon. The swamp has been made for characters between level 20 and 40.

Patch Notes


  • Player thralls now follow same rules as buildings for taking damage from players. Both PvE and PvE-Conflict servers will have invincible thralls.
  • Thralls should no longer fall under the ground while being dragged in singleplayer/co-op
  • Regeneration from healing potions now breaks on taking damage
  • Bandage healing now breaks on movement
  • Players now do 1% of their melee damage to buildings, this is controlled with PlayerBuildingDamageMultiplier

The Purge

  • Placeables should take same amount of damage as building pieces from players and NPCs
  • PurgeNPCBuildingDamageMultiplier server setting now uses per purge difficulty rather than server max purge value to calculate damage modifers. Previously a difficulty 1 purge could use the damage modifier for a purge difficulty 5 (20x instead of 5x) if max purge level was set to 5 on the server. Lower difficulty purges now deal less damage to buildings.
  • The server setting PurgeNPCBuildingDamageMultiplier can now be modified by server admins
  • New default values for “PurgeNPCBuildingDamageMultiplier = (5.0, 5.0, 10.0, 15.0, 20.0, 25.0)” where the 1st number and 6th number correspond to a difficulty 1 and 6 purge, respectively
  • Purge NPC damage modifier now based on strength of purge instead of purge max difficulty setting
  • Purge NPCs now do correct amount of damage to placeables (previously too low)

Healing Rebalance

  • Reduced the effect of the Receptive perk (Vitality 40) from +100% healing to +25% healing
  • Healing potions now take 10s to heal, increased from 5s. Total healing remains the same
  • Regeneration from healing potions now breaks on taking damage
  • Bandage healing does not break on damage and removes bleeds and cripples at the end of the effect
  • Bandage healing now breaks on movement
  • Bleeds now stack up to 20 times and lasts for 20s. Up from 10 stacks and 10 seconds. Bleed damage scaling per stack reduced
  • Removed drop from Grey Lotus Potion that overrode healing
  • Removed over-the-top healing values from the Grey Lotus Potion that overrode healing

General Balance and QoL Adjustments

  • Rebalanced the Mitra spear and Acheronian sickle
  • Slightly increased blocked rebound time for 2h spear heavy attacks
  • Slightly reduced blocker confirm time for 2h spear heavy attacks
  • Cripple effects for melee weapons have been reduced in efficiency
  • Lowered the damage of the sickles
  • Fixed issue where poison stacks could increase as it was ticking (caused by the weapon being listed as the “damage causer”, which could still be poisoned)
  • Also fixes issue where poison was affected by armor penetration of the weapon that caused it
  • Fixed a problem with target lock which would sometimes move the camera behind the player character, making it difficult to see the target
  • Max elevation at which you can place buildings is now 600 meters across the map. This fixes some building exploits in the volcano area (and should not impact players unless they are reenacting “Jack and the Beanstalk” story)
  • Added support for force-checking .pak files after a major game update
  • Player thralls now follow same rules as buildings for taking damage from players. Both PvE and PvE-Conflict servers will have invincible thralls.
  • Fixed balance issues related to stacking of reaper and scorpion poison
  • Reduced the max amount of death map markers to 3, to match the amount of max corpses you can have active at the same time
  • New Funcom logo video at startup
  • Players now do correct amount of damage to placeables (previously too high)


  • Fixed a player collision problem when logging into a server with the setting active to leave offline characters in the world
  • Removed unarmed attacks from human npcs and gave them stone daggers instead to avoid players being able to obtain and equip unarmed attacks which bug out their characters
  • Fixed an issue with Steam achievement unlocking
  • Fixed a text cut-off issue with “take all” button
  • Thralls should no longer fall under the ground while being dragged in singleplayer/co-op
  • Thralls no longer damage their own base
  • Time restricted PvP building damage was preventing players from damaging each other
  • Fixed player owned Thralls could be killed outside of time-restricted PvP window
  • Dragging captured thralls should no longer cause them to fall through the ground.
  • Fixed a problem with not being able to use unarmed attacks or kicks, along with unarmed fist items showing up in inventories.
  • Fixed some water and sand rendering artifacts
  • Fixed a problem with DB backups resulting in too few backups being stored
  • Vertical and diagonal support building pieces should now work correctly (Previous fix was missing a data change)
  • Fixing another issue where pillars and other socketless connection building pieces could fail to give proper stability. Please report any issues you still encounter with missing building pieces.
  • New fix for “no owner” displayed on building and placeables.
  • Exploit fix: Fixed a visual and stats issue when selecting multiple weapons at the same time
  • Jaguars should no longer defy gravity
  • Fixed an issue that would make players invisible during attacks or rolls when they were on buildings
  • NPCs should now respawn after their former selves have been converted into a thrall
  • Admin teleport while a player is in character creation should no longer block character creation from finishing
  • Extra support to vertical and diagonal support building pieces has been reduced.

Crash Fixes and Optimizations

  • On singleplayer if you chain-crash 5 times while loading into the game then on 6th try you will be teleported to the desert
  • Fixed a crash related to making an item in a story-related altar
  • Fixed a server crash related to loading of clan logs
  • Fixed a crash related to double-clicking items in slots
  • Fix to make javelins have DM’s and not icons wrongly assigned, thus crashing the server
  • Fixed a crash related to removing items from slots
  • Fixed a crash related to RCON
  • Fixed a crash related to accessing the purge on game shutdown
  • Fixed a crash related to modified damage from players and NPCs
  • Fixed a crash in the purge system for new players who don’t do anything to register any purge events
  • Fixed a server crash related to display racks.
  • Added a potential fix from Epic for “device lost” crashes

Known issues

  • Blunted javelin does too much concussion damage. This will be fixed in the next patch
  • Elixir effects will be cancelled if you use a healing potion. This will be fixed in the next patch
  • Clothing & hair physics may sometimes stop working on the player character
  • If you are experiencing a “D3D device error” when launching the game then please try to clock down your gfx card by 100 or 200 MHz, especially if you have a factory overclocked gfx card.
  • It’s possible to get stuck in a constant state of rubber-banding. This may cause you to be unable to move on top of buildings and seems to be triggered with emotes. Removing your bracelet/suicide or getting knocked away by a teammate/enemy will fix this.
  • Emote books to learn “spit” and “fistpunch” are underground.

I just want to say, I love that filename for the Derketo picture.


Only 1.4 GB? :thinking:

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If you went from Testlive to Launch patch then the patch is smaller.

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Why in Xbox the patch is 47GB? =/

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Just checking that the religion and harvesting was fixed. Couldn’t use the ankh from mitra for a while. Couldn’t harvest npc either.
Also is there anything that can fix a issue where the crash occurs and instead of you knocking out right there thr game keeps you running and you end up completely somewhere different?
Had that issue where it crashed and I woke up to combat and died immediately because I ended up across the map somehow. This is on Xbox one by the way. Just hoping it could be fixed.

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sorry to burst your bubbles on that

i asked around in my community and out of 20 currently around, only 4 of us used testlive and all had the 1.4gb patch for pc…

so… where is the rest of the patch for us?

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I have a bad feeling about daggers being used for such purposes.

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That was fixed on PC a while ago and should also be out for Xbox. Was this on single-player or online?

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To my knowledge I have never played on Testlive, just the regular Steam release, and I have the 1,4GB as well. I’m not complaining if that means short wait, it just sound weird that it seem everybody had the Testlive patch by accident.

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Where is the Conan Armor Digital bonus you guys promised I downloaded the HUGE xbox one patch and Nothing.

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Its a recipe made by hand.

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It should be in your recipe inventory.

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the 1,4 gb is this the entire patch or a pre patch with more to come?


So looking at the patch notes, there is no reason to re-create our SP characters, is there? No fixes that would unbreak under the hood stuff in our SP toons, no new questlines/content/whatever to experience with a new character, right?

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nope I see nothing kind of frustrating

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According to the team there will be an additional Xbox patch at 1pm CEST (in 2 hours). That will bring you up to the launch build.

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We always recommend that you wipe and start over.


i couldn’t sleep Q ____Q
is it time yet?

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It’s actually a little confusing:
The actual downloadable patch is only for Single Player pc and is not the full functional patch for mp? Am I right?
Our server has downloaded the patch and some of our players have downloaded it automatically .(1,4 GB) they thought it’s allready the release version. They could play sp on their pc‘s, one of them had a ctd. All of our players didn’t have the Testlive version on their pc‘s only live.
The server is wiped without mods

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