The open-world survival game Conan Exiles will leave Early Access/Game Preview and launch in full on May 8th, 2018 across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Survive in a savage world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.

Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.

Explore a vast, seamless world full of challenge and opportunity. Hunt animals for resources, slay monsters for treasure, and delve deep underground to discover the secrets of ancient civilizations.

A year ago today, our Early Access journey began with the release of Conan Exiles. And what a year it’s been!

Over the past 12 months both Funcom and Conan Exiles has changed and grown into something truly special. New content has been added on a consistent basis, ranging from new weapons and armor to game changing additions like climbing and siege weaponry. We launched a new biome, doubling the game’s play field. We’ve also fixed a butt-load of bugs!

We’ve been the most viewed game on Twitch and one of the top sellers on Steam. People went nuts (no pun intended) over in-game nudity. We showed off the game at PAX East. We went to E3. We showed off the game on Twitch’s main stage at Gamescom. We launched on Xbox One. Freaking Weebl made a song about our game! How cool is that?!


Every Friday, the development team meets up to highlight and talk about what they’ve been working on recently: New content and features, bugs that have been fixed, and things to come down the pipeline. To not make this newsletter overly long we’re only sticking to the highlights. Even if something isn’t explicitly mentioned things are still being worked on “behind the scenes”, and we’ll mention these when they’re relevant.


Our art team has been cranking out new assets for a variety of things. The new biomes will come with new crafting materials that you can make weapons and armor out of, and there are several cultural armor styles we’ve yet to release. In fact, we can give you a sneak-preview at one of them right now: The Stygian Medium Armor.


Since we’re celebrating our one-year anniversary we figured our next developer stream should be something special. We’re doing a combat stream to show off the new combat paradigm. This will be an extended, in-depth look at the changes we’ve made, with the developers in charge of the whole thing.

We hope you all tune in, because we know it’s going to be a great stream.

Starting today the community newsletters will come out on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. This is just so there’s more time to write and prepare everything that needs to go into them.




GAME FEATURES: • EXPLORE A VAST WORLD: Explore a giant world, from the burning desert in the south to the snow-capped mountains in the north. Discover ancient cultures, ruins, and dungeons.

SURVIVE: Stay warm, cool yourself down, drink and eat, weather scouring sandstorms, prevent your mind from being corrupted when exploring dark dungeons, and battle vicious monsters to stay alive. •

BUILD: Harvest resources to craft tools and weapons, then build anything from a small home to entire cities piece by piece. Build walls, traps, elevators, and more, then deck out your creations with a wide variety of different furniture, crafting stations, and NPC guards.

DOMINATE: Wage war against your enemies, use siege weapons and explosives and see their walls crumble to dust, then unleash your savage fury in violent and brutal combat.

BUILD AN ARMY OF THRALLS: Capture NPCs, drag them back to your base, and use the Wheel of Pain to break their will. Turn them into archers, crafters, entertainers, and more for your settlements. •

BECOME A GOD: Sacrifice your enemies on the altar of your god then summon and take control of their huge, towering avatar. Crush enemies and entire buildings under your avatar’s feet.

PLAY TOGETHER OR ALONE: Play alone locally or fight for survival and dominance in persistent multiplayer on public servers. You can also host your own server and invite others to join you.