WORK IN PROGRESS BUILD AND DOCUMENT
This is a work in progress build and as such, neither of the changes and implementations found in it are final. Neither is the patchnotes document, which will be updated, corrected and completed over the Testlive period to better reflect the work in progress nature of this build.
Greetings, Exiles of the Testlive lands!
We recently announced, not so long ago, that we would bring improvements to the Isle of Siptah based on your feedback during this early access period. In 2.3, we are introducing most of these changes along with a new batch of fixes and improvements to the core game, including some oft-requested features!
We heard your feedback loud and clear, and we have worked hard to improve the Isle of Siptah experience. We have peppered the island with brand-new NPC camps, from major faction camps, to small outposts as well as new points of interest to make exploration a new journey. Within these camps we have also introduced new activities to make each of your trips a repeatable experience. For instance, you can now rescue caged prisoners to add them to your ranks! Or you can loot the corpses of scouts carrying valuable information someone is willing to pay a hefty price for! All this and more can be found within the new camps and points of interest introduced in 2.3!
We are also revising the existing features of Isle of Siptah to make them more appealing and rewarding, such as Vaults, which have been revamped into level 60 dungeon romps with new enemies and loot! Or the Storm, which no longer destroys your buildings within, but is now also housing one of the new factions. And Surges have received a facelift as well. On top of that, we are substituting the Wild Surge mechanic for the Purge, which will now challenge your defenses as in the Exiled Lands as well as be a valuable source of thralls and fragments of power. These fragments of power will also let you explore the interior of the tower of Siptah!
And as with any major update, we are also introducing a bevy of new features, fixes and improvements to the core experience for the game. For the first time on PC, we are adding an official single-player offline mode which will allow you to play the game during those times where being online isn’t an option. We are also introducing new moves to your combat abilities, with the sprint attacks. And we’re now letting you choose the following distance of your active follower from the radial menu, which you have been requesting for a while!
We can’t wait to let you get your hands on this new update, one of the more ambitious we’ve released for Conan Exiles to date. For this reason, we’re letting you give it a first look on Testlive and help us get it in shape for the live release in the near future. If you choose to give this new update a try, we’re eagerly awaiting your constructive feedback, both to let us know what to keep on improving, and what changes you feel are in the right direction!
Thank you for your continued support, and stay safe!
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. For the purposes of testing, we recommend not using any mods when playing on Testlive.
New Points of Interest and NPC camps with new activities in the Isle of Siptah!
Spread between three new factions (Stygian Mercenaries, Black Corsairs and the Accursed), a myriad of new NPC camps have been springing up around the Isle of Siptah. Within these camps you can engage in new activities, such as liberating captive thralls to join your ranks, pray in altars for powerful buffs, as well as new vendors and surprises for you to discover!
Updated vaults, storm and surges!
These three features used to be closely linked, so that you had to do one after the other. With update 2.3 they can now be enjoyed separately.
The deep vaults, where the remnants of ancient races still dwell, are now all level 60 dungeons and offer great rewards. The horrific storm monsters are still an important source of the mysterious essences required to control the surges, which you can start at any time now even during a Storm. Wild Surges, on the other hand, will no longer appear on the Isle of Siptah, and they will be substituted with a well-known and loved mechanic from the Exiled Lands…
New purges and treasure chamber
Your camps and settlements can from now on be subject to purges, like you know them from the Exiled Lands. Along with the new NPC camps and activities, this can be a resourceful source of thralls to join your armies, if you are successful in defending your base.
You can also use a convergence trap to provoke a purge. This can be quite handy because human attackers can be captured as thralls and their bosses may even drop fragments of power that can be used to enter a chamber within the tower of Siptah, with new challenges and riches.
The combat system in Conan Exiles has been updated and tweaked many times, and this time we are happy to introduce the brand-new sprint attacks! Carry your sprinting momentum forward as you try and hit your opponent.
Each weapon has gotten their own sprint attack so feel free to try out the new improvement. Just start sprinting and activate an attack at the same time. Happy hunting everyone!
New single player offline mode!
Brand new in 2.3 is an official offline mode for PC. If you start the game without a connection, or lose connectivity while playing, you will now be able to continue playing Conan Exiles in single-player. A prompt in the lower right corner of the main menu will tell you if you’re playing in offline mode!
- Isle of Siptah revamp!
- New NPC camps and points of interest on Siptah!
- New activities: thrall rescuing, altar buffs and much more!
- Vaults rework!
- New loot and items ready to be discovered!
- Purges in the Isle of Siptah!
- New Single-player offline mode!
- New sprinting attacks!
- Bug and exploit fixes!
- …and much, much more!
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.