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Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 - All Patch Highlights

Here are all the patch note highlights to look forward to in the Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0.
Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 - All Patch Highlights
For the fans of Conan Exiles, exciting news has just been announced with the release of the 3.0 Testlive Update for The Age of Sorcery. With it comes tons of new content, from new forms of Sorcery and a new Illusion system to a new Battle Pass and so much more.

So below we'll take a look at all the details of patch highlights that you need to know regarding the release of the Testlive update. You can play it now before its official release on all platforms soon, but with so many new additions, there is a lot to unpack, so let's jump right in.

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 - All Patch Highlights

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights all patch notes and updates
Along with many gameplay changes, many other quality of life changes were made in the Age Of Sorcery Testlive. (Picture: Funcom)

Conan Exiles Update 3.0 brings a ton of new content to the game, and aside from new features and functionality being added, the developers have also made tons of quality of life changes that you can check out in the official patch notes blog.

But let's take a look at the new and updated gameplay aspects that you can expect when checking out the Conan Exiles: Age Of Sorcery 3.0 Testlive.

Sorcery

You can practice Ritual magic, concoct potent alchemical potions, and cast potent spells from 5 distinct sorcery schools. But keep in mind that this ability has a price, and as your sorcery knowledge increases, your character will become permanently corrupted.

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights Sorcery added
New forms of Sorcery have been added to the game. (Picture: Funcom)
  • Unlock bigger Sorcerous powers and perks by sacrificing your body to permanent corruption.
  • 5 different schools of Sorcery at launch.
  • 3 Types of Sorcery at launch: Ritual Magic, Alchemy, and Spell Casting.
  • New Sorcery Workstations: Thaumaturgy Bench, Chalk Circle, Sacrificial Stone, Shallow Grave, and Transportory Stone.
  • New items and gear.

Battle Pass And Black Lotus Bazaar

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights battle pass and black bazaar
A new Battle Pass system and the Black Bazaar will provide tons of new content. (Picture: Funcom)

With the new Battle Pass system and the Black Lotus Bazaar, the developer's method for releasing cosmetic content after the game's initial release is evolving.

  • Battle Passes will revolve around seasons, or Ages, each introducing content updates, starting with 3.0: The Age of Sorcery!

    • Every Age will be divided into Chapters, each one introducing a new Battle Pass with new progression and cosmetic content.

    • Each Age will be centered around a theme and will also bring new free playable content included in new major game updates.

  • Unlock new items and cosmetics with the Battle Pass for free, or help support the game by purchasing the paid Battle Pass track that will unlock even more cool stuff.

  • Daily challenges will let you progress towards the active Battle Pass.

  • New in-game store, the Black Lotus Bazaar, allows purchases of previous DLC packs, as well as new items individually or bundled together at a discount.

  • A new in-game currency called Crom Coins to use in the store.

  • NOTE: Purchases on the Battle Pass and Black Lotus Bazaar are disabled during Testlive.

Events System

The developers are expanding the Events System, led by Grave Matters, by adding new events that will breathe new life into both the Exiled Lands and the Isle of Siptah. 

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights Events sytem
The Events System is optional and more organic. (Picture: Funcom)
  • New special events will appear on both the Exiled Lands and Isle of Siptah maps that will give out tons of rewards.

  • You will encounter them organically while you play and not through the in-game map.

  • New and old events will be added over time, rotating the active list with future patches and updates.

  • Will be an optional feature, which can be disabled or enabled via Server Settings.

Perks And Attributes Revamp

With completely new Attribute skill trees and reworked perks, the devs are changing the way Attributes and player Perks work in Conan Exiles, providing meaningful choices and powerful builds for your characters. 

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights perks and attributes
Various Perks and Attributes have been added and updated in the new patch. (Picture: Funcom)
  • The previous Attributes have been reworked and substituted by a new set:

    • Strength, letting you hit stuff harder.

    • Agility makes you more nimble and deadlier with ranged weapons and certain melee weapons.

    • Vitality lets you survive for longer.

    • Authority will let you command stronger, better, bigger armies.

    • Grit, letting you shrug off damage more easily.

    • Expertise, for those of you, focused on survival and building.

  • You now gain an Attribute Point per level.

  • You can now invest up to 20 points per Attribute skill tree. Every 10 and 20 points you will be able to choose between 2 different perks to customize your character even further.

  • You can now also choose to Corrupt your Attributes and Perks. By inflicting permanent Corruption to your character, you’ll be able to gain new wretched but augmented versions of the normal perks that will let you play with the nefarious Sorcerous powers of this world at a cost to your humanity.

  • Attribute bonuses from Weapons and other Gear have been removed.

    • Weapon damage now scales based on base damage and points invested in Strength or Agility.

    • Armor, Potions, Food, and Warpaints no longer provide Attribute bonuses. They now provide buffs to stats instead.

    • You can now only have one Potion/Elixir buff and one Food buff at a time.

    • Buffs to the same stat can be stacked, though.

  • Followers (Pets and Thralls) have also received a balancing pass:

    • They will now only have 4 stats: Strength, Agility, Grit, and Vitality.

    • Their Perks have also changed due to the general revamp.

    • Their HP has been reduced based on their Tier.

    • Their damage output has been reduced by roughly 50%.

Building System Revamp And Creative Mode

The developers are updating the building system to make it more player-friendly, intuitive, less time-consuming, and easier to access all of your pieces through a new Building UI. And the introduction of a new Creative Mode that will allow you to concentrate on bringing your ideas to life. 

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights Building system
The new Building System and Creative mode gives players more creative freedom. (Picture: Funcom)
  • New Construction Hammer item added to the game. Equip it to access the new Building UI.

  • The Building UI is where you can see all your building sets and pieces. (pressing F by default)

  • If you have enough resources in your inventory, you will now see in the UI how many of each piece you can craft with your current inventory.

  • Placing down pieces from the Building UI will now automatically craft the building pieces for you.

  • You can now rapidly change your building brush by looking at an object that has been placed and pressing Middle Mouse Button / R3.

  • You can also use the Construction Hammer and the Building UI to remove pieces.

  • If you log into the game with building pieces that are covered by this new system in your inventory, they will be converted to their raw materials and placed in a box within your inventory so you can use those materials in your new session.

  • New Creative Mode was added to the game.

    • Accessed from the Admin panel or Esc Menu, it will activate cheats on your character, unlock all recipes and remove unnecessary UI elements temporarily so you can focus on building.

    • Once you disable Creative Mode, your character will return to normal and the normal gameplay UI will be restored.

  • New server settings added

    • Building Stability slider.

    • “Build Everywhere” mode (bypasses building block restrictions).

Weapons And Armor Illusion System

You can now apply different looks to your Weapons and Armor (as long as they are both from the same category), in what was previously referred to as a "transmog system."

Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery Testlive 3.0 All Patch Highlights Weapons and armor illusion system
The new Armor and Illusion System gives players a new path to choose for their Armor and Abilities. (Picture: Funcom)
  • A new workbench is added where you can apply Illusions to your gear.

  • You will need two items: the one you want as an illusion, and the one you imbue the illusion onto.

    • The Illusion item will be lost during the process.

    • Both items need to be of the same type and category for the Illusion to happen (i.e. you cannot apply a sword Illusion onto a hammer).

    • You need to know to create both items to apply the Illusion

    • In the case of DLC items, Bazaar, or Battle Pass items you need to own that content in your account to use it in the Illusion system.

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Featured image courtesy of Funcom.