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!
Here’s an first look at what we’ve been working after the release of our gigantic 2.5 update. In 2.6 we’ve focused on polishing rough edges and systems that have been reported by you, as well as laying the bases for what’s to come.
For this update, we’ve put special attention on thralls and NPC AI, trying to curb on their general lack of environmental awareness and other quirky behavior reported recently. Along with those fixes, there’s a long-requested (and modded) new QoL feature: You can now pick up building pieces you’ve placed as long as they’re at full health. A builder’s dream come true! And of course, there’s tons of other general fixes, stability and performance optimizations, #spellchekker quality passes and console-specific improvements.
If you give this build a try, we’re eager to hear your feedback about it. With your help, we can keep working on improving this foundation and make the final release as stable as possible.
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.
Pick up building pieces!
Misclicked when building? Wrong piece? No worries! You can now pick up your building pieces as long as they are at 100% health. Build better, build smarter. If not possible, try again!
- AI improvements!
- Pick up building pieces!
- Many bug fixes!
- …and keep your eyes peeled for the good stuff.
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.