Earlier today, Funcom announced the first major expansion, The Frozen North, coming to its sandbox survival game Conan Exiles after an earlier tease a few months ago. The Frozen North will be releasing for free on 16th August, alongside the game’s Xbox One launch.
As the name suggests, Conan Exiles The Frozen North takes players away from the desert to a snowy and mountainous area. Along with the environment change, the game will also introduce a new climate and weather mechanic, which will require players to keep their temperature in check, or they can die from the freezing weather.
The free Conan Exiles expansion will also add a lot more content to the game besides a new zone. Not only can players engage in new professions like cooking and beekeeping but they can also craft fish traps. Another new addition is the Brewing system which lets players make alcohol. Drinking alcohol can be useful when venturing out in the snowy areas under harsh weather as it will let players stay warm for a longer time.
The Religion system in Conan Exiles will also be getting an update with The Frozen North expansion as players can now worship a new god, Ymir the Lord of Storm and War. New AI factions, dungeons like the Black Keep as well as 70% more landmass is also expected to be in the expansion.
The team has also worked extremely hard to make sure this release brings with it significant improvements to core aspects of the game such as combat, artificial intelligence, and more. These improvements, in addition to the twenty-eight updates we have already introduced to the game over its six months in PC Early Access, mean this version of Conan Exiles is bigger, and even more importantly, better than ever before.
Conan Exiles is currently in Early Access on Steam while the Xbox One version of early access will launch alongside the expansion on 16th August. The full game is expected to launch on PS4, PC and Xbox One in 2018.