We hope you've been enjoying the newest biome, content, and additions we've added with the Frozen North expansion. We've been reading your reports and listening to your feedback and want to thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think.
We will continue to make improvements to optimization and addressing crashes on both PC and Xbox. The most recent Hotfix
has helped with servers disappearing.
A hot topic that has been spoken about in Conan Exiles is the weapon sheathing when sprinting. I want to start off talking about why this was implemented. We've explained previously that this was to help with lag jousting, in which players could use latency to win in combat. While this is an important reason, there is another that we want to highlight.
Simply put, sprinting is the defining factor that differentiates being in combat and out of combat. When you enter combat, you immediately enter a different mindset from, say, harvesting resources. You're focused on your enemy and the best way to attack as opposed to picking plants, sprinting to the next plant, picking, and so on. There is a mental framework we want to set when you are fighting and when you're not. However, putting away certain tools such as your torch when running, blurs this distinction.
We've thought about this and are implementing changes. In the future, we will release several patches with these changes:
1. You will automatically sheath your weapon when sprinting, but you will also automatically unsheathe them when you stop sprinting.
2. When you attack while sprinting, this will trigger autowield and stop sprinting.
3. We will add an option for players to manually wield/unwield instead of it happening automatically. With this option, sprint will only work after you manually sheath your weapon.
4. We will make certain tools ignore this so you can use it when sprinting.
After each implementation, we will be observing feedback and thoughts. Just wanted to keep you all updated about this; we'll continue to note reports of any issues and thoughts through Twitter/Steam/Facebook/Reddit and continue to push out patches. Thank you all!