Conan Exiles is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and with it comes a wealth of new content. This free update adds a new dungeon, a new mini-dungeon, more pets, and several NPC settlements/cities received revamps. To celebrate this, there will also be a prolonged Steam Free Weekend, lasting from May 8th until May 12th, 2019. Get ready for the Sunken City and the Scorpion Den! This DLC is entitled “The Riddle of Steel” and is named after a central plot point to the Conan the Barbarian film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This update also adds several unique statues and figurines of Arnold as Conan, as well as iconic helmets from the movie, commemorative warpaint, and other decorative items. This DLC is not a part of the four core DLCs planned for 2019 and is therefore not included in the Year 2 Season Pass. Instead, the studio has simultaneously released a free update, which includes two new dungeons, a total revamp of several locations, new NPCs, and a new feat, “Witch Doctor”, allowing you to summon wights and skeletons to your side. The Riddle of Steel DLC is available for 6.99 later this week, and will hit console soon after.
“We thought we’d do something a little different for the anniversary,” explains Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Although the game is based upon the world created by Robert E. Howard during the 1930s and the subsequent comics, the movies enjoy a huge cult following. Many of the Conan-fans today would probably never have heard of Howard’s work if it weren’t for Schwarzenegger’s breakthrough role as Conan the Barbarian. We therefore thought it would be a good idea to combine the anniversary of our bestselling game with a homage to Schwarzenegger, Thulsa Doom-actor James Earl Jones, and their like,” he says.
The Riddle of Steel
- 18 Statues and figurines of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan.
- 5 iconic helmets from the movie, of characters such as Thulsa Doom and Rexor.
- 5 unique placeables from the movie, such as King Conan’s Lion Throne.
- 6 statues and figurines of Valeria from the movie Conan the Barbarian.
- 6 statues and figurines of Subotai the Hyrkanian archer.
- 3 decorative warpaints from the movie.
Anniversary-update (free update)
- New dungeon: The Sunken City.
- New dungeon: Sepermeru Silver Mine.
- New feat: Witch Doctor, allowing you to summon undeads.
- Total revamp of several locations, with new enemies and additional bosses.
- New items, both lootable and craftable.
- Tons of UI fixes and balance passes.