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Conan Exiles is free-to-play this weekend, gets Schwarzenegger inspired DLC

Funcom’s popular muscle simulator, Conan Exiles, gets its sixth major content update, and is free-to-play this weekend.

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Funcom’s popular muscle simulator, Conan Exiles, gets its sixth major content update, and is free-to-play this weekend.

The Riddle of Steel is the new paid DLC for Conan Exiles that takes inspiration from the plot of the 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Conan the Barbarian. It’s joined by a free update that adds two new dungeons to the game, The Sunken City and the Sepermeru Silver Mine.

Speaking about the The Riddle of Steel DLC, Funcom CEO, Rui Casais, says:

“Although the game is based upon the world created by Robert E. Howard during the 1930s and the subsequent comics, the movies enjoy a huge cult following. Many of the Conan-fans today would probably never have heard of Howard’s work if it weren’t for Schwarzenegger’s breakthrough role as Conan the Barbarian. We therefore thought it would be a good idea to combine the anniversary of our bestselling game with a homage to Schwarzenegger, Thulsa Doom-actor James Earl Jones and their like.”

The Riddle of Steel features a number of cosmetics inspired by the film, with five-helmets and 30 statues and figurines to find.

The free update also revamps of several of the game’s locations, adds new NPCs, and introduces the Witch Doctor feat, which allows players to summon skeletons and wights.

Conan Exiles – Riddle of Steel contents

  • 18 statues and figurines based on Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan
  • 5 helmets from the movie based on characters including Thulsa Doom and Rexor
  • 5 unique placeables from the movie, including King Conan’s Lion Throne
  • 6 statues and figurines of Valeria
  • 6 statues and figurines of Subotai the Hyrkanian archer.
  • 3 decorative warpaints

If this all sounds tempting, the open world survival game is free to enjoy on PC via Steam until May 12, 2019.

The Riddle of Steel is out on PC this week and is heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a later date.


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