Big Update for Conan Exiles Adds Pets, New Housing Options, More

Funcom’s Conan Exiles has just received a major new update.

Update 34’s main highlight is the introduction of a pet system. You can now capture baby animals and train them to be a loyal companion in battle.

The update also adds a new dungeon that ties into the patch’s new religion and avatar, Jhebbal Sag. Other additions include specialized arrow types and new dual wielding combos. You can check out a trailer about the new patch above, and read the patch notes here.

A new DLC pack, called The Savage Frontier, has also been released to take advantage of the new content. This DLC focuses primarily on the Pictish, and includes a variety of cosmetic armor, weapons, pet skins, war paint, and building pieces modeled after the Pict raiders.

Both the update and the DLC are now available on PC, but will be coming out in a few days on consoles.

Here’s a rundown of the new DLC content:

Experience all new content from the savage boundaries of civilization, where Pictish warriors summon brutal beasts to do their bidding.

Build your settlement and fortress from the new Frontier set of building pieces, made to repel ruthless Pict raiders in the frontier lands of Aquilonia.

Equip yourself with brand new Pictish armor sets, like the Pictish Wizard armor. Craft a set of new Pictish weapons, adorned with mystic runes, fur and the skulls of wild animals. Get five exclusive pet skins which can be used to change the appearance of animals tamed in the new pet system and adorn your body with new decorative warpaints.

Key Features:

  • 39 new Frontier building pieces – A full set of building pieces with the same stats as existing tier three.
  • 15 new armor pieces in three sets, such as the Pictish Warchief Heavy Armor – Light, medium and heavy sets with an epic end-game version of each.
  • 9 new fearsome Pictish weapons – Same power as iron weapons with an epic end-game version of each weapon.
  • 5 all new pet skins which can be used with the new pet system – Have your own exclusive looking wolf, bear or panther pet.
  • 5 new warpaints in Pictish style – Cool looking warpaints of the crocodile, snake or raven.

All the new content from The Savage Frontier Pack is exclusive to this DLC and adds a host of new visual options but does not give any in-game advantage in power. All the new items have comparable stats to existing items.

Conan Exiles is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, and Xbox One for $39.99. The Steam version is currently 50% off.

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