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Conan Exiles Game Wont Launch, Black Screen, Server Issues, Character Creation Bug, Thrall Archers Agro Bug Fix (Updated)

The name alone, “Conan the Barbarian” is sufficient to sell any game. However, Funcom wanted to do it right by making an open world RPG. After much delay, the game is not out of early access. It is available on Steam and it seems to have drawn the attention of a lot of gamers. Here we are going to look into Conan Exiles Errors.

Since the game has just left the early access phase, while there are plenty of things that have been fixed you should still expect a lot of bugs, errors, crashes and other related problems. However, the support team is quite active and they are working hard to find the workarounds and fixes as soon as possible. Of course, there will also be a continuous stream of updates until the game is polished enough.

If you are one of those who cannot bear a buggy product, stay away for the time being, however, if you are a fan of Conan and admire RPGs, you should definitely try this out. While we wait for official updates, we have shortlisted the common issues being faced by the users and their possible fixes. Feel free to add anything we might have missed as the game has just been released in Early Access.

You can also check out our Dedicated Server Guide which will help you set-up your own server.

Conan Exiles Errors, Troubleshooting, Crashes, and Fixes

This Conan Exiles Guide outlines everything you need to know about fixing randomly-occurring errors, crashes, black screen, launcher, server browser, key bindings, bugs, performance issues, and related problems.

The Game Does Not Start
If you try to launch the game and nothing happens, there are a few things you could try to make it work.

  • First, make sure that there are no pending updates for your operating system.
  • The game requires Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 to run properly so make sure that you have that. If not, you can download it from here.
  • If you are using a laptop, make sure that the game is not using the integrated GPU.

Game Stuck After Character Creation
If your game is stuck after you have created a character, you might need to uninstall some third party codecs like K-lite. Reboot your PC after that and it should work fine. Some players have even reported that the by installing this windows media player pack, they were able to solve the issue.

Internet Connection Lost In Server Browser
According to some reports, players lose internet connection while they are browsing the server browser. If that’s the case with you, you should try reducing the ping limit via Steam. You can do that from View > Settings > In-Game > In-Game server browse: Max pings/minute.

Key Bindings Issue
If the in-game settings aren’t working for you, try using the config file of the game. To be on the safe side, make the backup of the config file first. The file you are looking for is “DefaultInput.ini” that can be found in game’s directory in the config folder. You can open the file using a notepad editor.

You should find the commands that say “ActionMappings” and “AxisMappings”. Former is for action controls while the latter is for movement controls. Here you can add the values of your liking. Do not forget to save the changes once you exit.

Black Screen Fix
Make sure that your system’s resolution is same that of your game and your monitor supports that resolution. You can change the resolution from the config file in the config folder. If that’s not the issue, just try to restart the game as it’s still in early access and random stuff is bound to happen.

Server List Issue
If you can’t see any servers in the browser, make sure that you have selected the proper filter. If that doesn’t work, try using the steam server list.

Server Admin Access Issue
If you can’t access the admin via command line, it’s because you haven’t set the admin password in the server config file (“\DefaultServerSettings.ini”). The config file can be found in the config folder.

Random Bugs
You might come across some random bugs during the gameplay; the first thing you should do is log out and try to do it again. Servers of Conan Exiles are not the best condition right now so this basic troubleshooting can be your only chance if you want to keep playing.

Thrall Archers Agro Issues, Disengaging and Re-engaging from Combat
If you take all the weapons from the thrall, exit their inventory then re-enter their inventory and place their weapons back into their inventory (but not into their main hand) they will function as expected, automatically equipping the bow and firing at the enemy NPC in their range with no more interaction from players.

This is currently all we have in our Conan Exiles Errors Guide. If you encountered something not mentioned in here, be sure to let us know in the comments section below!