Testlive Update (26.11.2020) - Update 2.2: Bug fixing, stamina and shield overhauls!

Greetings, Exiles of the Testlive lands!

We are putting the final touches to what’s going to be our next major update for Conan Exiles. Update 2.2 will bring some needed changes to the stamina system and how shields work, but most importantly, it will focus on delivering a big load of bugfixes across all aspects of the game.

Our team has been hard at work slashing some long-standing issues as well as some recently reported problems. We’ve focused on delivering a stronger foundation, by fixing over 200 issues -from AI to UI, and all letters in-between!

Together with these fixes, we’re also updating the stamina system to make it more consistent in its costs and less burdening, while still keeping it as a resource a skilled player should be able to master. Similar to that, blocking attacks will now consume stamina and while shield block is active stamina will now slowly regenerate.

We have also been working on QoL improvements for our modders, so they can continue to take full advantage of the modding possibilities within the game. Some of these changes will come with documentation we will distribute in the upcoming days.

As always, please remember that this is a Work In Progress build of this update, and some features might still be under construction, while some issues might need some ironing out. Help us deliver the most stable version of Update 2.2 by giving it an early look and reporting any issues you might find while playing.

Thanks once again for your ongoing feedback and 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.


New stamina and shield systems!

The Stamina system has been revamped to be more consistent across all actions. We’ve introduced the exhausted state which will replace the old and grey out of stamina state. Also, armor and encumberance will no longer increase stamina costs, but will affect the regeneration rates!
Shields have also been given some love, making them a more active feature, where skilled players will have to balance their use as any blocked attacks will now drain stamina, and having an active blocking shield will regenerate it at a slowed rate!

New building upgrade system!

Building pieces can now be upgraded or downgraded to any other pieces of the same type! Behind the scenes, this has allowed us to present a more robust and friendly set of tools modders can take full advantage of!

New setting to control thrall damage to players!

Want to give thralls a lesser edge when thwarting your enemies? Say no more! With this new server setting, you can now scale down (or up!) the damage followers deliver to other players!


  • Revamped stamina system!
  • Shields system overhaul!
  • New building upgrade system!
  • QoL changes for modders!
  • New setting to control thrall damage to players!
  • Tons and tons (and tons) of bug fixes!

Known issues:

  • Selecting a race other than default during character creation will cause the player character to use audio files from other creatures. We’re looking into it and we’ll fix it in an upcoming hotfix. Until then, enjoy the chaos.
  • Durability changes for thralls and any lower stats on weapons or armor not mentioned in the patchnotes are now confirmed issues that will be addressed in an upcoming hotfix on Testlive.
  • This is a Work in Progress build and as such, some features might not work as intended or present some issues. If you encounter a bug while playing on this build of the game, please report it to us so we can iron it out for future iterations of this update.


  • Fixed an issue where the game could not be started with BattlEye enabled due to insufficient system resources.


  • Fixed a number of exploits used to crash a dedicated server.
  • Fixed a number of undermesh locations.
  • Fixed an issue that would allow to override healing animations.
  • Fixed an exploit in regards to obtaining infinite stamina.
  • Improved security measures against dedicated server network attacks.


  • Revamped stamina system. More details about this are documented in the Balance Updates section.
  • Changed how shields work. More details about this are documented in the Combat Fixes section.
  • New building upgrade system. More details about this are documented in the Building and Placeable Fixes section.
    • Modding: This new system relies on GameplayTags instead of linking individual meshes in blueprints, allowing for easier access to upgrade systems. We will release detailed documentation about this change for modders in the upcoming days.
  • New server setting to control the amount of damage Thralls do to players. It can be found under Server Settings - Combat, or added manually to ServerSettings.ini (ThrallDamageToPlayersMultiplier).
  • Modding: We are deprecating E_WeaponComboType and will use String Enum instead for defining the weapon combo rules. We will release detailed documentation about this change for modders in the upcoming days.


  • Building pieces can now be upgraded or downgraded to other pieces of the same type.
  • Fixed an issue in regards to building pieces not being fully removed when upgrading them to another tier.
  • Fixed the placement rules for Delving and Dyer’s benches so they don’t clip into the walls.
  • Fixed the Argossean Artisan Table’s collision box.


  • Crafting rough wraps, Wheels of Pain and Improved Tannery provided disproportionate amounts of XP. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed multiple recipes that did not appear under the feats tab after having learned them from a scroll.
  • Lower tier crafted Eldarium weapons can now be repaired with Master Weapon Repair kits.
  • Fixed an issue where the String of the Legion, the War-Axe of the Legion and the Mace of the Legion would not have the Variable functionality.
  • The Kiln feat should now show properly in the Feats tab after using a scroll.
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the crafting requirements for the Dune Hunter Leggings and Shoes.


  • The use of shields has been revamped:
    • When an attacker hits a blocking character or when a defender blocks an attack with a shield, they may enter a rebound stun state.
    • Blocked attacks now deal stamina damage equal to their base health damage.
    • Whenever a shield blocks an attack, it loses durability. If a shield loses all of its durability as a result of an attack, the defender may enter a shield break stun state.
  • Increased invincibility frame on dodges from 0.2s to 0.4 seconds.
  • Herbal Tea and Honeyed Wine now provide a slight amount of healing.
  • Enemies from the “Bokrug’s Chosen”, “Servants of the Mi-go” and "Denizens of Shaggai factions and Doels are now immune to poison effects, as intended.
  • Blood Defiler, Bloodless Husk and Blood-Moon Beasts are now immune to bleeding effects.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause charged bow shots to cause less damage than intended after having unlocked the “Flattening Shot” accuracy perk.
  • Non-human AI will now prioritize combo attacks over non-combo attacks.


  • Fixed an issue where NPC AI, either enemies, followers or bosses, was unresponsive in certain underground locations and dungeons.
  • Explosive Jars no longer block NPC pathfinding.
  • Fixed an issue where followers would become unresponsive after being ordered to attack a target with the “Attack Nothing” state selected.
  • Fixed an issue where thralls would stop equipping or unequipping weapons under certain circumstances.
  • White horses now rock a white mane, as initially intended. (thank you, @Daedalon, for bringing this to our attention)
  • Fixed an issue where the Attack command for followers would reset after a certain amount of time.
  • Neutral NPCs at the Camp of the Castaways can no longer be killed or knocked unconscious under specific cirumstances.
  • The Crew in the Camp of Castaways will now only attack thralls that attack them first.
  • Followers no longer suffer food poisoning when eating raw flesh if they have the raw food item in their diet list.
  • Thralls and followers should no longer teleport on top of the player while climbing, causing overencumbrance, death and general distress. Because that was a tiny bit rude.
  • We also taught the general concept of personal space, especially during these trying times, to thralls and pets. They should no longer teleport or move so close that there’s no secrets anymore between you and your followers.
  • Similarly, followers should no longer overlap with and push your character while on stairs and inclines. Stop it, Mufasa.
  • Fixed a number of issues where Children of Jhil would consistently fail to hit players with their attacks.
  • Fixed an issue with a certain T4 Surge Priest not being able to be KO’d.
  • Shadespiced versions of food can now be used to tame Siptah Rhino variants.
  • Fixed duplicated spawn points of Ignatius the Greedy in the Flotsam.
  • Fixed an issue in regards to the AI hate system that would cause an enemy to bounce back and forth between targets. They should now be more consistent in selecting a valid target and sticking to it.
  • Leashing has been improved and made more gradual. Keeping aggro on an enemy will be harder the further away from the initial leashing zone that enemy is.
  • Specialist thralls are now available in more surge types


  • Stamina system changes:
    • Carried Load no longer increases the cost of stamina consuming actions. This should result in actions being more consistent in their cost.
    • Armor Type no longer increases the cost of some stamina consuming actions such as climbing.
    • Armor Type and Carried Load now modify the rate at which you can regenerate stamina. The values of each armor type and encumbrance level are tweak-able via server settings.
    • Stamina usage can now allow you to go into negative values. While your current stamina value is negative, you are Exhausted.
    • Exhaustion is now removed when your current stamina is greater than 0 instead of being removed when you’ve regenerated your entire bar of stamina.
    • It is no longer possible to dodge when over encumbered.
    • Stamina now regenerates while blocking, but at a much slower rate.
    • New server settings:
      LightArmorStaminaRegenMultiplier, MediumArmorStaminaRegenMultiplier, HeavyArmorStaminaRegenMultiplier, NoLoadStaminaRegenMultiplier, LightLoadStaminaRegenMultiplier ,MediumLoadStaminaRegenMultiplier ,HeavyLoadStaminaRegenMultiplier ,OverLoadStaminaRegenMultiplier.
  • The Nemedian helmet no longer repairs items, but its stats have been risen to higher than normal values.
  • Godbreaker boots no longer repair other items.
  • Crafting Eldarium weapons and armor now provides more XP.
  • Chilled Godbreaker now protects less against cold, and normal Godbreaker armor protects less against heat.
  • Insulation values for Debaucheries of Derketo armors have been re-balanced to be similar to other armor sets.
  • Increased expiration timers for Lingering Essence, Human Heart, Heart of a Hero and Unblemished Human Meat.
  • The cost to unlock the Rhino Saddle-Maker feat is now zero, to be consistent with other Saddle-Maker feats.
  • White Rhinoceros Calves now have an expiration timer.
  • Durable Light and Durable Medium sets now provide temperature insulation, as intended.
  • Equipped Warpaints are now lost on death regardless of server settings.
  • Removed armor penetration from Yog’s Touch.
  • Black Hand Boots now provide temperature resistances to heat and cold.
  • Slightly increased the stats of the Black Iron Bulkwark.
  • Adjusted weight values for all armor paddings.
  • Slightly lowered stats for Ancient weapons.
  • Reduced weight of wraps to 0.1. (Infused Wraps still have a weight of 0.58 and it will be adjusted in a future update).
  • The Storm now has no effect on mount endurance by default.
  • The Storm start-up and dissipation time is now 1 minute by default.


  • Fixed an issue where temperature resistance effects wouldn’t affect characters created after the temperature changes update.
  • Fixed an issue where, under certain circumstances, Storms would stop occurring naturally and couldn’t be forced via console either.
  • Fixed an issue where stamina would drain faster if the player character had been previously in AFK vanity camera mode during the same session.
  • Rejoining a session or exiting the “Gremlin’s Refuge” vault should no longer teleport players outside of the map boundaries.
  • Some items from Eldarium infused sets provided attribute bonuses inconsistent with their descriptions. This has now been fixed.
  • Some crafting tables would not emit light despite being in use. This has now been fixed.
  • The “Command a follower” Journey Step can be completed as intended again.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes blood decals would not be visible on a character’s body after taking damage.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Vault chests to refill their contents if they had been opened previously.
  • DropBackpackonDeath and DropShortcutbarOnDeath have been removed from server settings as they are obsolete. They should no longer appear in new servers.
  • Leyshrine Brazier inventories can now utilize all 5 slots.
  • Bisons on the Isle of Siptah now drop heads when harvested.
  • Repair hammers and skinning knives - including the Jhebbal Sag and Derketo tools - now display in the weapon display racks.
  • Graceful Night legendary weapon now drops with full durability.
  • Hammer of Thag now correctly provides bonus strength.
  • Khari weapons now correctly grant the intended bonus attributes.
  • Removed xx_Simms_Kopesh from the admin panel.
  • Fixed an issue where equipping Blinsidght head armor wouldn’t show on the player character.


  • Fixed a number of visual imperfections in the Leyshrine of Birdmen and the Leyshrine of the Demon.
  • A certain note located in a small cave in the Northwoods couldn’t be interacted with. This has now been fixed.
  • Addressed a visual imperfection in the Arms of Stone Vault Dial.


  • Fixed an issue that made the wrong particle effects play when hitting certain objects with certain weapons.
  • Fixed an issue that let players visually hit themselves.
  • Fixed an issue where some Vault cinematic would appear greyed out.


  • We fed some of our #spellchekker team members to the Elder Siege monsters to set an example. As a result, the surviving members took notice and voluntarily fixed a number of typos and grammar mistakes.
  • Eldarium-infused armor pieces were missing keywords indicating their grade. This has now been fixed.
  • Fixed a number of issues with some icons not showing in the Info UI screen.
  • Many Epic items had placeholder icons. This has now been addressed.
  • Generalized the information about temperature damage displayed in the Character’s stats screen.
  • The Epic Reptilian Chestpiece and Gauntlets had swapped their icons. This has now been fixed.
  • Removed Epic borders from regular versions of the Marksman’s set.
  • Fixed an issue where the descriptions of some crafting benches were cut-off in the Crafting and Feats tabs.
  • Fixed missing Epic frames on certain Epic Eldarium-infused Armor pieces.
  • Specific Improved workstations were missing a “Low Craft Time” keyword. This has now been fixed.
  • Demon-Fire orb and Gas orb now have damage values shown in the UI.
  • Fixed an issue where Feats taught by Grandmaster Tanner had incomplete descriptions.
  • Fixed a number of placeholder text issues in the description of certain workstations.
  • Corrected keyword on the Practice Great Sword.
  • Fixed misleading keyword of Flotsam Awning pieces.
  • Added missing Diseased keyword to the Diseased Knives.
  • Blood-Moon Beast now has the correct boss health frame.
  • Fixed an issue where Sigils from certain Vaults had swapped names.
  • Eldarium Ingots are now marked as High Grade tier in their keyword.
  • Changed the Elder Constructions feat icon.
  • Wildlife Siptah Tiger Alpha now has a miniboss health bar frame.
  • Fixed missing keywords on the Blindsight armor piece.
  • Corrected inconsistency in the Rhino Travel Heavy Saddle description.
  • The Maelstrom Rhino feat is now visible in the Survival tab of the Feats screen.
  • Added clarification in the description of items from the Elder Construction feat.
  • Updated the long description of Brittle Edge.
  • Addressed an inconsistency in the description of Diseased Spike.
  • Addressed an inconsistency in the descriptions of non-Epic versions of Eldarium weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where player map and death markers would show in out of boundaries location when being inside of certain Vaults.
  • Addressed misleading descriptions for all endgame Vault crafted legendaries.
  • Perfected Paddings had placeholder icons in their Info section. This has now been fixed.
  • Fixed a number of placeholder icons in the admin panel item list.
  • Fixed missing translations in names and descriptions of Rhino Saddles’ recipes.
  • Streaming mode now also hides the FuncomID.
  • All new crafting tables should have their correct icons now.


  • Updated the sound FX for Leyshrine lever pull reactions.


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.


No tabs on the “Crafting” panel? One for each tier…

EDIT: really appreciate all the work above to the game!



Is the Karmic status on items being removed entirely, or are there still other Karmic items in the game that could be found now that the Nemedian and Godbreaker Boots are being taken off that list?

Also, please make the larger crafting fixtures able to make everything that the general-lowest-tier fixture can make. Workshops don’t need to be massive by having a basic armoury bench as well as whichever higher-tier bench you choose (for example).


<3 Thank you all!

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Jungleclaw head cannot be turned into a Trophy.

Jungleclaw head also cannot be used in the Fluid Press. Neither can Tuskbeast, Pelican, Island Lynx, or Aardwolf.

I thought they could now? I recall before Siptah that you had to keep an Armorers Bench even tho you made an Improved bench, because the improved bench wouldn’t make some of the basic stuff. But so far as I can tell, all the improved benches do indeed make the same things the lesser ones can. If they don’t I haven’t noticed.

“personal space”

Wooooo! Finally.

A lot of great stuff here. But unfortunately I didn’t find any mention of Hard worker perk getting moved back to 20 in Survival instead of 30. The best farming perk should not be so deep in a stat that has nothing to do with farming. Please, consider this.


New named thralls in Set city hate list seems to be working better. No attacks between factions for crafters I could find.

Okay, nice, but what about the general combat desync? Combat is just no enjoyable, unfortunately. So changes to Shields and Stamina doesn’t matter actually.


Is the update out? Because i cant update with the old method.

Oooooooh. Yogs Touch. RIP.


Yes, it is on TestLive. If you have the TestLive client installed, restart your steam if you don’t see the update queued.


lol always a nerf or two in every single update. Soon we all be using stone weapons again.


They should’ve nerfed Yogs long ago. But still, I don’t think they understand that nerfing something doesn’t mean it should be completely useless.


It’s not like that all craftables weapons got buffed with patch 2.1. :joy: :joy: :joy:

Hmm, some really good fixes on paper for once. But still curious about the stamina balance thingie, and also still dont see anything about these freaking mounts that’s actually one of the main thing that needs to get balanced for PVP.

  • Whenever a shield blocks an attack, it loses durability. If a shield loses all of its durability as a result of an attack, the defender may enter a shield break stun state.

Does this affect shields thralls use???

I did say soon btw.