PC Update (13.03.2019) Optimize those buildings and Contest!

Hello PC Exiles,

We’re very happy to bring you the highly anticipated building optimization update today!

To celebrate, we are also starting our very first official Conan Exiles Building contest! Check out the details, and the fun prizes you can win, right here.

This patch also includes a few general fixes while we still keep working on exploit fixes and all other aspects of the game.

Please remember that updates can mess with your installed mods. We suggest taking a backup of your current database before updating to any new patch if you have mods installed. If you run into issues, remember to mention in your bug report that you do have mods installed.


Building Optimizations

  • We have been working on improving the loading times and general optimizations for buildings. Conan Exiles doesn’t have any limits for how big you can build and we want you to put these changes through their paces. Please note that this is for structural buildings only, and not placeables such as torches, campfires, crafting stations and doors.

Loading in buildings has gone from this:

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To this:

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  • The new Building Optimizations are now available!
  • It is no longer possible to acquire Fragments of Power by dismantling the Blunted Javelin in the Dismantling bench
  • No more zooming Gazelles. Their run speed has been lowered - this should help with both catching up to them and their tendency to desynch
  • Both Stacked and Unstacked Armor Patch Kits now work again
  • Fixed an issue where dice rolling was only working in multiplayer. All your dices are now fixed :eyes:
  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze after you press ESC while having your GUI hidden

Currently Known Issues

  • In certain rare cases you might encounter a building that hasn’t rendered in properly and might be invisible. If this happens, reconnecting should resolve the issue
  • When placing building pieces quickly or from weird angles you might not be able to connect new building pieces to a freshly placed building piece. Modifying the building around it (placing down additional building pieces replacing what you most recently put down) should make things work properly again.

We will hotfix these issues in the future, but we wanted to roll out the building optimizations


Trello Report Board

We have a public bug tracking board here! You can check this to track the issues that get brought up by the community the most. In the "For prioritization" column you can vote for the issues you would like us to prioritize and we will make sure it gets moved into development asap. You can read the full details on how it works on the forum post here.

Separate TestLive Product on Steam

We heard your input regarding the inconvenience with having to switch back and forth between the main game and our TestLive servers. To make it easier for you and because we really value your testing and feedback, we added a separate product for the TestLive server on Steam.

If you own Conan Exiles on Steam, you should now see a separate Product called "Conan Exiles - Testlive Client" in your library which gives you the option to install an additional instance of the game specifically for the TestLive servers. Please be aware that this will prompt you for a full additional installation.

We are aware that not everyone wants install or has space for two full installations. For those of you who don’t want to play through the additional TestLive Client, you can still access the TestLive servers through our old method.

Thank you for your ongoing support, feedback and willingness to work together with us to make Conan Exiles the best it can be.
Thank you for being part of our community!


omg! Thank you so, so much!

Someone over at the Oslo office give Scooper a bear hug for me!


Woohoo! Nice work!

pushes Fia to the side No, someone over at the Oslo office give Scooper a bear hug and a KISS for me!


I volunteer :wink:


I was going to add the kiss but we might turn him into a prince…oh! Quick someone kiss him!


Would love to be a fly on the wall. :wink:


Awesome work! :hugs: for the Scoops :heart:


Thats incredible - WoW -instant loading - really great Work - love it :heart_eyes:


Positive reports coming from my server community, many thanks for the update.


This is a great Job. It change the life. Many thanks )


Really happy to hear the optimization is working well so far. Also welcome to the community @Sable :slight_smile:


Question: Any knowledge why raid damage isnt possible during raid time?
(Private modded, EU)

Seems it was related to any setting. Settings for players might have shown something different than the actual settings of that server. Everything fine now!

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It could be a mode issue. The DevKit has not been released yet but we are working on it.
Unless we’ll get reports from official or non modded servers as well.


Yes! Love the optimization! All our buildings popped in so fast! Our large community market rendered in whole instead of popping in a few pieces at a time. It was awesome!


I was excited until I read that we have to copy existing architecture. :frowning: (Maybe we can have a free-form contest later? Even if there is no grand prize, I think it would be fun.)

It will be fun to see what others can do with duplicating existing architecture. We have some very creative members here. Maybe we’ll see a space station, or a small part of Pompeii (it can be built near the volcano)…maybe the lost city of Atlantis raising out of the water, a part of the terrain/building from Machu Picchu…so many ideas and no time to create.
The prize is awesome! A 40-slot server for 6 months.
The paintings will be a nice addition if players can keep the nudity out of it.


Oh for sure, we are planning on more building contests in the future :slight_smile:


Hey, nobody tell Sven about the building contest. That guy will win hands down!


:see_no_evil: :hear_no_evil: :speak_no_evil:


I have an arguably dumb question about the contest: is the use of admin panel allowed? In other words, do we have to just be creative with builds or do we also have to grind for the mats?

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Not a dumb question. If I were expected to build something in such a short time, I would have to use the admin panel.