Open World Survival Game, Conan Exiles Is Now Available

Posted on 04 Feb 2017 by
Max Halcomb

Albeit a little on the late side, but hey, better late then never…right? So just this week Funcom have brought us their latest game, Conan Exiles, an open world survival take on the mythical Conan universe.

We start out nailed to a cross and left for dead. We are treated to many different options to create our character. We have a handful of different races, religions and the option to adjust the size of your character’s genitals…yes, you read that right (nice). Many comparisons have been drawn to ARK: Survival Evolved and RUST.

Exiles is similar in the fact that you start out in a barren land with nothing but your birthday suit and your wits. The crafting system in is a bit more simplistic than ARK or RUST, but I found it easier to keep track of the recipes. The combat is satisfying when you make contact but you can hit an enemy multiple times in the face and it seems to make no difference.

The biggest issue that myself, and the majority of Conan players have experienced is server lag, most of the servers are plagued with a nearly unplayable form of lag that affects nearly everything in the game. Moving results in severe rubber-banding and interactions having nearly no effect.

If it isn’t the lag making the game difficult to play, it’s the disconnections or crashes to desktop. Perhaps after some patches, fixing the lag issues, I think a fun take on the survival genre does exist within Conan Exiles, just needs a bit more love and attention, it is in early access after all.

Official Press Release

Oslo, Norway – January 31st, 2017 – By Crom! It is time to drink, slay, and be content in the first ever open-world survival sandbox game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Conan Exiles, developed and published by Funcom, entered into Early Access on PC today and gamers everywhere can now test their mettle in the vast universe of the world’s greatest fantasy hero. Here you must survive, build, and dominate as you strive to carve out a space of your own in a hostile, yet staggeringly beautiful landscape. Build anything from a humble abode to a sprawling city, then go out and conquer the lands of your enemies through savage, combat or possess the towering avatar of your god and smite them with righteous fury.

Conan Exiles is available on Steam at a 29.99$ Early Access price. A special edition is also available at 59.99$ serving up a range of exclusive Conan the Barbarian digital items (and a physical t-shirt, shipping and handling included) which celebrates the life and legacy of his creator Robert E. Howard. The game can be purchased via Steam and and is available in 11 different languages, including Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.

After over twenty-four years in the business and over thirty titles released, we are excited to be launching our very first Early Access game,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “We are incredibly proud of what the game has to offer from day one, but development on an Early Access game is an ongoing process and we look forward to be working side by side with the community making sure we introduce the content, features, and improvements that realizes the full potential of Conan Exiles. This is the start of a true adventure!”

Funcom also launched the new website for Conan Exiles today on, where players can also access the latest news as well as information on what the developers will be bringing to the game in the next few updates.

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