Conan Exiles Update 3.0 - Age of Sorcery official artwork and logo

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Four years after its launch, the survival-focused Conan Exiles has now decided to really shake things up with the massive Update 3.0 - Age of Sorcery. As the name might imply, the star attraction in Update 3.0 is the new sorcery system that allows you to delve into dark lore, make blood sacrifices and even give up your own life force in exchange for an assortment of powerful and very, very corrupted sorceries.

Additionally, you can now specialize your characters even further by choosing between two powerful perks at every other attribute milestone. Those that follow the dark path of sorcery can also infuse their stats with corruption so when they reach a perk milestone they'll instead get a special sorcery perk.

You can also expect to see improvements to the building system which should make things quicker and easier to build than ever before, and especially on controllers. Best of all, you won't need to craft building items yourself either as they will be crafted directly from the interface. Pretty handy!

As a part of Update 3.0, Conan Exiles has also decided to mix up its monetization plans by introducing a Battle Pass as well as an in-game store where you can buy previous DLC as well as an assortment of new items. As for the Battle Pass, if you've played any game that has one, things should immediately be familiar. The free side of the Battle Pass offers small bonuses and simple cosmetics to reward dedicated players, while the paid side comes with a variety of fancy cosmetics for those that want to stand out.

What some of this looks like in action, that you can get a little bit of a sneak peek at through the launch trailer below. Have a gander:

The final thing worth mentioning is that the Age of Sorcery update has landed alongside quite a few bugs, with the biggest one seemingly preventing co-op games from starting. So unless you're extremely eager to start sacrificing people to the dark gods in exchange for ultimate power, it might be wise to give the developers a couple of weeks to sort things out before diving in.

You can learn more about the Age of Sorcery update, as well as check out the full patch notes, over at the official website. Enjoy!

Conan Exiles - Age of Sorcery update screenshot of the character flying with the help of a giant bat

Conan Exiles - Age of Sorcery update screenshot of the a magic user