Developer and publisher Funcom's Conan Exiles quickly became a staple name in the survival genre, with its unique gameplay mechanics and brutality. Since its initial February 2017 release, Conan Exiles received countless cosmetic and expansion updates, and now it is time for another one.
The title's latest update was detailed in the game's Steam blog post, introducing a number of highly requested features from the community. Probably the patch's most prominent highlight is AI stances and behavior commands, which allows the player to give their followers a set of engagement rules and tactical preferences depending on how they want them to react to certain prompts. This includes guarding specific areas, guarding you, attacking everything around it, or nothing at all.
Not only that, the studio finally responded to a number of quality of life requests the community has wanted for a while, including dragging unconscious bodies across the ground while on a mount and having a companion and a mount active at the same time, which wasn't an option available prior to this update. The Follower 2 update will be implemented on Conan Exiles' TestLive servers, which can now be accessed through their own client. The following is a brief list of the update's highlights:
- Added new follower behavior settings!
- For the first time, you can customize the rules of engagement of your follower defenses as well as their tactics when in combat.
- Added new command system that will allow you to give direct orders to your active follower. This can be controlled via a new radial menu (holding X by default), or giving direct input (by single pressing X to move/attack, double press to cancel, triple press to return).
- Added new animations to provide visual feedback to the command system.
- Added and reworked AI behaviors to deepen and improve the playing experience.
How To Get The Conan Exiles Follower 2 Update
The developer Funcom offered players a dedicated client for the TestLive servers for easier use and to make it more distinguishable. However, this comes with its own full additional installation for it to run properly, and you can initiate it through the “Conan Exiles - Testlive Client” currently in the library of anyone who owns the base title.
For those who don't want to go through the download process all over again, there is an alternative way to do it, suggested by the studio itself in a forum post. Players will have to change their game's build whenever they want to play on the TestLive servers, and than must remember to switch back again to the original build to play the game in its current live state if so desired. On the other hand, the dedicated Testlive Client eliminates this hassle if you are willing to go through an additional installation. Funcom wanted their playerbase to use the method that would make them more comfortable, and so you should.
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