Purge Doesn't Trigger At All

Game mode: Online private
Type of issue: Bug
Server type: PvP (technically)
Region: North America
Mods?: No
Edition: Steam

Bug Description:

My dedicated server is a fresh install as of 2021-12-08. I don’t have any mods installed. I’m using the dedicated server launcher v1.51 and I’ve modified the purge values in the server settings .ini away from the defaults as follows:

; Purge

I used these same defaults earlier in the year (Jan-Mar 2021) and the purge triggered exactly as expected.

I have yet to get a single purge to occur on my fresh server install. I am the only clan and the only player on my server and my purge bar is almost completely full.

I’ve tried a couple of different tweaks in an effort to troubleshoot and I can confirm that modifying PurgePeriodicity to a higher value, reducing MinPurgeOnlinePlayers to zero, quitting and restarting the game and restarting the server doesn’t help.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Install a dedicated server
  2. Connect to the server and create a character
  3. Create a clan
  4. Build a base and fill up your purge bar to the point where a purge should trigger
  5. Watch as no purge triggers.

Wak4863 did a stream on this:

No Purge Bases | Conan Exiles 2020 - YouTube

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Do you happen to have a time stamp where he addresses this? It’s a three and a half hour steam.

The matter comes down to the Purge being triggered once a base is at least a certain number of foundations – I think he said 92. The Purge will always look for a foundation and a wall to target. If that target can’t be reached, Purge will spawn inside the base.
I you use pillars instead of foundations the Purge won’t trigger for that base.

Hmmmm. Sounds easy enough to test. 92 foundations and a wall. I’ll try it out tomorrow.

I put down a little over a hundred foundations and 30’ ish wall segments in the flat space along noob river near Gallamans Tomb and still no purge. So, that’s not the problem.

Ah - that may be a factor (I’m not sure). There was a change made to purges an update or two back that means there is now a ‘no-purge’ zone. It’s supposed to only be on the south side of the river, but I seem to recall some suggestions from players that maybe it covered parts of the north bank as well. It might be worth trying a location further north, just to eliminate that possibility?

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That’s a good test as well. I had no idea that a ‘no-purge’ zone had been added.

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I managed to find @Wak4863’s video showing where the no purge zone is - looks like you might have been just inside it for your initial test -


Super helpful and likely the cause of my problems. I’ll test it shortly to be sure.

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Yep. That was it. Thanks for the help. This ticket can be closed as there’s no bug after all.


We’re glad the issue is now solved. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you encounter any other issues :slight_smile:

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