Funcom has revealed a new trailer which announces Conan Exiles’ free expansion will be called The Frozen North. It’ll be released on August 16, which is the same day as the Xbox One version of the game. The Frozen North brings Conan Exiles out of the warmth of the desert into the snowy north, introducing an entirely new climate and weather system that will require players to dress properly — or face certain death, and frozen reproductive bits. Quite clearly they’ve not been to Newcastle on a wintery weekend.
The expansion brings with it a number of new gameplay mechanics and activities, such as fish traps, beekeeping, and cooking. There’s also a new crafting system, called brewing, which allows players to make alcohol to keep warm in the colder climates. Perhaps a warm spiced wine can bring warmth to your avatar’s (previously swinging with reckless abandon) nether-regions?
Players can dedicate themselves to a new faith, giving them the ability to summon the deity, Ymir, the Lord of Storm and War, who can wreak havoc on enemies and crush cities under his feet. He sounds quite hard…
Funcom goes into further detail in the video, explaining the features in depth and showing some new footage of the game in action, only this time around the men are swinging swords about, and not their… Well you know. Look, we all know why this game got everyone’s attention in the first place.
Conan Exiles The Frozen North is out on August 16, the same day as the Xbox One version of the game. The game is currently still in early access, but is currently on track to release in full on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in early 2018.