Conan Exiles - Combat System Rework, Farming, and Fast Traveling. See what is new with update #33

Conan Exiles - News Combat System, Fast Traveling, Farming and More

Greetings fellow Conan Fans! A lot of changes come with update #33 this week. A new handy placeable item can now be crafted, called the "Maproom". You will be able to place the nifty "Maproom" at a safe spot within your base. You will be able to use these to fast travel across the map, however, it is a one way ticket. You can travel from the Maproom to an obelisk, but not the other way around.

With Update #33, one of the main things of focus has been the revamp of the combat system within Conan. You can expect some exciting additions such as farming as well. We have left details below regarding these features.

New Combat

The combat system got a rework with the latest update. Giving a unique feel to Conan, you can expect a whole new feel when fighting enemies in combat. Below, we left a list of the most important features and changes to the system. If you have been playing TestLive servers you may already know quite a bit about it. If not, here are some basics and things you may want/need to know:

  • Each weapon type has their own specific attacks and properties.
  • You will have light and heavy attacks. Heavy attacks, for example, use more stamina than light and are slower, but deal more damage.
  • Chain attacks of 4 can be made using any variation of heavy and light attacks but watch your stamina!
  • Dodging can be done in any direction now as well as be done in the middle of your attack to cancel it. This will still take stamina to do.
  • Once your stamina completely drains, you won't be able to attack or dodge until full again.
  • Certain weapons, like the dual daggers, allow you flip backwards when pushing the block button (CTRL button by default). Throwing weapons, like the javelin, will let you hurl it towards them.
  • Kicks have also been implemented and work when you're equipped with a two-handed weapon or one-handed weapon with no shield. Use these to your advantage, as they can interrupt enemies! This is done with the default CTRL button as well.
  • You can sprint with weapons/shields/tools again! Depending on your weapon, they will have different sprint animations.
  • Enemies have their health displayed to allow you to adapt and think about your attacks.
  • Target lock has been added! It can be toggled using the Q keybinding by default. When using this, you will face your opponent and can be switched between different enemies. This works at 20 meters max range. We have also added server settings to turn off target lock on the server so server admins can decide the type of experience they want to offer. But it is not available in this build.
  • Weapons can deal status effects that can stack up to five times. A yellow trail, for example, will inflict a cripple debuff. We have also added a GUI option to turn off weapon trails completely.


Farming concepts have been added as well. Whether it is growing crops for you and your community or growing decorations around your land, you can now do it. Here are some features to pay attention to:

  • Obtain seeds from plants
  • Making compost through the compost heap
  • Craft fertilizer
  • Construct Planters for your plants
  • Plant seeds
  • Harvest your own crops
  • Grow Decorative "Potted Plants"

A full list of the changes and fixes to be aware of this update:

Patch Notes:


  • When swimming, you will stay at the surface. Pressing default "C" will make you dive.
  • A number of new weapons and armors and placeables have been added to the game
  • Quick Loot allows you hover your pointer over a body, a loot bag or a machine and quickly loot individual or all items.
  • The keybinding for opening the admin panel is now SHIFT + INSERT.
  • Slowed down archers backing away when shooting/reloading.
  • Warpaints are now available!
  • You no longer sheath your weapon went sprinting. You can run with weapons again!
  • Merchants can be found in the neutral city of Sepermeru, where you can now buy a selection of consumables (booze and food) and some hides
  • New (rare) resources - Gold / Gold Coins / Silver / Silver Coins


  • Changed movement speed of avatars. All move the same speed except for Set.
  • We've made other changes to avatars so they no longer instantly kill everything. They will no longer have their movements blocked by buildings and resources/foliage.
  • Yog's attack has been reimplemented. It will do damage over time and will be blocked by avatar domes.
  • Ymir's axe slam now respects damage settings and increased additional interaction radius, so that foliage far away can take damage on the axe slam attack.
  • Avatar of Set's strafing is smoother and feel better.

Quality of Life and Gameplay Adjustments

  • The Silent Legion armor no longer requires the heart from the Kinscourge to be crafted (although the weapons still do).
  • A number of new weapons and armors and placeables have been added to the game.
  • Creature heads can now be used in the tannery and the grinder to obtain resources from them
  • New (rare) resources - Gold / Gold Coins / Silver / Silver Coins
  • Hunting prey animals is now more rewarding - all the good meats come from prey animals. In addition, hitting a prey animal in the HEAD will do much more damage now, encouraging actual hunting
  • You no longer sheath your weapon went sprinting. You can run with weapons again!
  • New Tool: Skinning Knife. Use this to gather hide from animals.
  • Clan GUI has been improved. It’s easier to leave a clan using a controller now.
  • Realigned some UI elements that were not centered.
  • New music! Different music depending on the enemy you’re fighting will play.
  • You now need to be well protected against certain fumes like gas. Make sure to equip something like a sandstorm mask before entering dangerous areas!
  • Hyper armor has been implemented which allows both players and NPCs to complete their attacks if they take damage
  • The game will now default you to 3rd person when first logging in.
  • While in combat, you are forced into 3rd person. You can disable this in settings though.
  • Added some new emote categories.
  • Humanoid NPCs now have a pitching attack so they can attack up and down.
  • New loading screens!
  • Loading screens now have helpful hints!
  • Updated navigation in character creation.
  • Journey steps have been moved on the HUD to allow notifications underneath it.
  • Feats can now be trained by double clicking them.
  • Quick Loot allows you hover your pointer over a body, a loot bag or a machine and quickly loot individual or all items.
  • You can now mute other players.
  • While using a controller, pressing the Y button will place it to your inventory.
  • Clan Chat is no longer called Guild Chat and other adjustments to chat.
  • Merchants can be found in the neutral city of Sepermeru, where you can now buy a selection of consumables (booze and food) and some hides
  • Javelins, orbs, and throwing axes show the normal dot now instead of the bow crosshair.
  • When swimming, you will stay at the surface. Pressing default “C” will make you dive.
  • Sitting in a chair no longer removes the UI.
  • Updated a lot of graphics with water and wetness.
  • New obsidian material has been added.
  • Warpaints are now available!
  • Ramps and ramp corners have been added.
  • Heads can now only be gathered from dead beasts using a cleaver or a hatchet.
  • Buildings and placeables now take damage from any tier of weapon.
  • You now automatically bind to beds and bedrolls when placing them.
  • Made adjustments during NPC dialogue to make it look prettier.
  • You’ll notice the sky gets darker with rain clouds before it rains, and get lighter as it stops.

Optimizations and balancing

  • Water wells now require a minimum distance between them.
  • Reduced fall damage.
  • Adjusted AI so NPCs won’t pick other random targets while attacking.
  • Reduced the amount of XP received from civilized difficulty.
  • Weapons and tools have been rebalanced.
  • Fixed sliding and shaking NPCs.
  • Cleansing brews no longer raise stamina and health beyond natural maximum.
  • The repair cost for the Pickaxe should no longer defy the laws of conversation of energy and require more materials to repair than to build.
  • Slowed down archers backing away when shooting/reloading.

Server settings & Admin panel

  • You can now adjust the thethering range in cooperative play to let players move further away from the host. Depending on settings you may need more memory or a more powerful CPU
  • A new server setting has been added that allows admins to choose how long before a player can regenerate stamina again.
  • Updated the graphics in the admin panel.
  • Moved the admin panel keybind from CTRL+SHIFT+C to SHIFT+INSERT.

Bug Fixes

  • Arrows should no longer get stuck in your hand!
  • Fixed and issue with NPCs not spawning or taking a long time to spawn in singleplayer.
  • Firing the trebuchet now triggers the correct journey event.
  • NPCs should no longer stack on top of one another.
  • Changes to your character’s temperature to reduce inconsistency between temperature status and your location.
  • Fixed some cases where some text was in a different language than what your client is set to.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent your corpse from glowing.
  • Fixed an issue with dungeon entry triggering between coop players.
  • Movements of the Rhino and Direwolf have been smoothened.
  • NPCs should no longer get stuck in doors when opening/closing one.
  • There were a couple of crafting stations not translated into other languages.
  • Fixed a bug where you could have new items be spawned in both your shortcut bar and inventory.
  • Adjusted fiber bedroll so less clipping occurs.
  • The Barrow King can attack you again.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a crash when suiciding.
  • Entertainer Thralls properly buff your character again.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause your character to spawn in the north instead of at your bed.
  • Adjusted spawn rates of meteors so they are more frequent.
  • Fixed an issue where summoning an avatar killed the player due to encumbrance.
  • Fixed sated duration to last longer.
  • Torches should no longer lose durability when in the extinguished state.
  • Trapdoors can no longer be placed mid-air.
  • Fixed an issue where crouched players that sat down on stairs would float.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred from dismantling foundations.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur with using voice chat with a tether in coop.
  • Pillars properly increase stair stability.
  • Elevators no longer push your character underground.
  • Destroying corpses now spawns a lootbag containing their items.
  • Death Markers should no longer leave the corpse and update once looted.
  • Beehives show buzzing bees when they have honey in them.
  • Fish and shellfish traps no longer gather recourses while held. Now it needs to be placed.
  • Adding map markers should work correctly again.
  • Killing human NPCs while cloaked as an admin no longer leaves their weapons in the air.
  • Fixed a case where climbing would bring you into first person after finishing even if you weren’t using it.


  • Changed and adjusted some sounds in the GUI, such as opening the map or journal events updating.
  • Added lots of new foliage sounds across the game
  • Added all the new soundtracks which were composed for Conan Exiles

Known Issues

  • Some two-handed weapons might not to the correct amount of damage on dedicated servers. We're looking into this bug.
  • Religious items won’t harvest corpses.


Apr 17 2018, 11:55 pm
Zachary Smith
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