The next major Conan Exiles update is now available on all platforms! Update 37 has a little something for everyone and we think you’ll be happy with what we’re adding to the game.
First off, we’re rolling out two new weapon types: short swords, and the much-requested two-handed axes! You will also be able to play around with new and improved weapon mod and repair kits, and you can establish dedicated PvP zones with the new Battle Standard placeable.
Finally, we’re changing up some weapon animations. We’ve discussed what this entails on a previous dev stream, but we’ll mention the main points in this blog.
For the full set of patch notes, head on over to our forums.
Have you ever wanted to establish a PvP dueling zone on a PvE server, so you can fight gladiatorial duels to the death? With the new Battle Standard placeable you can do exactly that! This is perfect for players on passive servers who sometimes want to engage in combat without the risk of losing everything.
A Battle Standard will establish a zone which will make anyone who steps inside it eligible to engage in PvP combat. Activating PvP is completely optional, so people can’t grief you by suddenly plonking down a Battle Standard and gunning for a fight.
You’ll also get to keep your inventory if you die inside a Battle Standard’s area of influence, so the PvP combat is fairly risk free.
We have a separate blog post with more details about the Battle Standards. You can find it here.
In Update 37, we’re changing the combat animations for the Longsword, Great Sword and Pike weapon types. They won’t behave radically different to how they used to, but you will notice a few differences.
Here are the changes we’ve made
If you’re interested in seeing these changes in motion you can check out our gallery of gifs over on Imgur.
With this update we’re introducing two new weapon types to Conan Exiles: short swords and two-handed axes.
As you can tell by the gifs below, the new weapon types have their own combos and animations. The axes work like a fusion between the Warhammers and dual wielding axes. With this in your arsenal you can spin around like a top, causing a lot of damage over a large area. Be careful so you don’t run out of stamina though, which will leave you vulnerable.
Short swords are a faster alternative to regular broadswords and will let you perform simple stab and slash combos until you run out of stamina. They’re meant to be used against single enemies as a fencing weapon.
We feel like these new weapons will be an exciting addition to the game and we hope you like them!
In the next update we will be expanding the ways you can modify your weapons and armor with the addition of weapon oils. These are more powerful versions of the already existing mod kits, with the drawback that the boosts they provide are time limited. The oil will also severely drain the durability of whatever it’s applied to once the timer has run out.
The “Weapon Oils” feat can be purchased from the Archivist in the Unnamed City for 5 Fragments of Power. Oils are crafted at the Firebowl Cauldron. Only one can be active at a time and applying a new kit or oil will override the current effect.
We’re also introducing new Master level weapon fittings and kits, which come with great boons, but also severe drawbacks. These can be learned by unlocking the appropriate feats.
The new Blood and Sand DLC is also available with the release of this update. The DLC comes with new armor sets, some new skins for two-handed axes and short swords, and a new set of Arena building pieces that should be perfect for building a gladiatorial colosseum.
Check out the blog post about the Blood and Sand DLC for more information. You can find it here.