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!
Surprise! Welcome to an early taste of 2.5, a major new update for Conan Exiles focused on Quality of Life changes and bug-fixing some of the most reported issues. We’ve been working hard to bring you this early look at our next update before the Summer, which includes a ton of requested features and improvements to make your adventures in Conan Exiles more memorable.
We’ve added new smaller animal pens, so you can tame your animal companions without requiring the size of a Cimmerian city. We have also worked now on an option to let you see your most recently used weapon sheathed on your character…and that of other characters too! (but we’re still actively working on this, so expect some WIP shenanigans on this initial build!). We also added a much-requested setting that will let you control how much damage thralls do to other NPCs, letting you customize your journey from trivial to PAIN without a sweat!
Coming with 2.5 is also one of the most extensive balance passes yet, tweaking many weapon types and items, as well as overhauling and reworking several weapon types! This also comes with new animations for these weapons, as well as tweaks and improvements to animations to make the game more immersive. And as a cherry on top, we’ve bundled in an extensive amount of bug-fixing and optimizations, ranging from some of the most requested ones (Sandstorm, anyone?) to…rabbits. It’s all in here!
We’re very excited to bring you this update early so you can download it and give it a try and help us shape it during its Testlive period! If you give it a try, please let us know what you think of it and help us shape into its better version before it is released live after the summer break.
Thanks once again for your feedback and support, and stay safe!
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING MODS
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 Small Animal Pens!
A smaller version of the animal pen is now available. It can be placed more easily as it takes a smaller footprint, but it can only hold one animal at a time!
Display your sheathed weapon!
You can now show your most recently used weapon sheathed on your player character! And you can see other players’ sheathed weapons as well! You prefer old-school? No problem! You can customize this new feature with new settings!
Extensive balance changes and overhauls!
Many weapon types and items have received an extensive balance pass! Moreover, Greataxes, Katanas and Claw Weapons have undergone a massive overhaul changing how they behave in combat, including some new sets of animations!
- New Small Animal Pens!
- Display sheathed weapons on your character!
- Extensive balance changes!
- Katanas, Greataxes and Claw weapon overhauls!
- New and improved weapon animations for Katanas, Greataxes and Claw Weapons!
- Stability and performance improvements!
- And many, many, MANY bugfixes!
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.