Refreshed base decayed without any reason + foundations destroyed by player on PvE

Hopefully in the next few days you get more helpful information
Thankfully being on Forum got us back to our official pve server after decay rates were changed noticed several builds around map where gone. @Community any suggestions here. @Laravandrel

I doubt that one can interpret the log entries in this way. most of the log entries are written in intervals. anything else would just result in massive log spam (490 identical rows in this specific case… not very helpful) and you wouldn’t be able to see anything. the “490” entry only means that this player destroyed these foundations within the last log interval.

how long is the interval for this log type? no idea. probably only funcom knows that :man_shrugging:

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If the foundations were connected, all they had to do was destroy one foundation and all of them would be destroyed, this only works once your base is in a state of decay, anyone can come and with one click destroy it all, even all the placeables inside will disappear cause they lose stability. Sorry for the loss, I know how devastating it can be!

Ok… Still base shouldnt decay, it was refreshed 2 days earlier.
Still noone explain me how destroy decaying foundations (Press “E” and destroy option dont work for me and peoples who play with us)
Foundations are set just on floor, not up.
You want to say…we can destroy other players base in one click on founds? How? It will be very helpful for me in future.

Once the base goes into a state of decay, all you do is equip your repair hammer and (in my case because I’m on PS5) just hold square, and the option to ‘Demolish’ always works. (edit: I had used the word ‘dismantle’)

It does sound like this person knew your base was about to decay, so they had most likely been checking it frequently and noticed the timers were messed up.

I’m not sure about the 2 day decay, that should never happen obviously. But I do know from experience that once the base is in a state of decay, one click can literally bring it all down (chests, thralls, crafting stations, everything goes!)

Have you ever demolished a decayed base before? In case you haven’t, the way it works is different from dismantling of the stuff you own, and the behavior depends on whether you’re demolishing a placeable or a building piece.

If you demolish a placeable, only that placeable will be destroyed, along with anything that was relying on it for stability. For example, if there’s a table with a cup, a plate, and a chest on top of it, demolishing the table will destroy the table, and the cup, plate, and chest will lose stability and also be destroyed.

However, if you demolish a building piece, every building piece connected to it will also be destroyed. This is where “demolish” differs from “dismantle”, and that’s how you can demolish 490 foundations instantly. It’s just the way the game works.


I found Moos GamesTV video Conan Exiles Abandonment System or How Decay Works in Conan Exiles - MoosGamesTV Special Guide - YouTube
explaining how decay works and how abandoned buildings can be destroyed (it is made 2018 but decay and destruction mechanics haven’t change much). Somewhere around middle of video (2:22 or so) you can watch destroying decayed base. Option is to Demolish (not Dismantle) decayed foundation destroying whole building.


Thanks, i will check this if will have a chance, but im sure none of the options work for me when tried many many times… Always just destroy doors, chests, stations…etc.

Ok so Shani player cannbe solved. Still bug with fast decaying not.
Base have no right to start decay after 2 days. Base with 168 hrs.
As i said… Yes, we check low and upper part before exit.
Even if we didnt… Still bade should have 60hrs, like everyone on server after back to 168

You shouldn’t ever be able to see it on your own base because your very presence takes your base out of abandoned state.

Ask someone to place a single foundation then go away. You can stand there for an hour or so and watch the timer count down.

Once it hits zero you’ll see the option everyone is talking about.

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After all, I know I won’t see it on my own base. I didn’t ask about the possibility of destroying my own base through decay, and I never looked for such an option.
The topic is about the bug of decay of a base that was refreshed and had no right to go into decay :slight_smile:
Regarding the demolition of bases in decay, the topic is closed for which I thanked and when I have the opportunity I will check again.
Now I would prefer to focus on the timing of the schedule itself, it would be nice if someone from support would take an interest in this because the problem can also affect other people, and it is nothing nice. I don’t want to leave the game and after a day or two see the bases disappearing, unless it’s some alternate reality and the day now lasts 84h :slight_smile:

Hello everyone!

Thank you for reporting this issue to us.

With the end of the holidays and with mostly everyone already finishing their family gatherings, we made the decision to revert the decay timers back to their original 7 days.

This should be reflected in the in-game messaging as of right now.

Thank you for understanding and for your patience while we worked on adding this in-game.

Let us know if we can be of any more assistance.