Multiplayer in Conan Exiles is covered on this page.
Conan Exiles can both be played alone or on persistent multiplayer. If you choose to connect online you have a couple of different options. You can join the official public server and engage in survival and battle against players all across the world. Or you can rent and set up your own private servers where you can customize the rules and settings for an adventure that is uniquely yours.
The goal at early access launch is for a player count of up to 70 online in a server. The official public servers will support PvE, PvP and something called PvP Blitz. In PvE and PvP servers what transpires there is pretty straight forward. You either work to survive or survive and fight each other, and the servers never get wiped, making the history persistent. The PvP Blitz server is an accelerated server that speedily lets you experience everything the game has to offer but then wipes after 30 days. Furthermore, the servers with have filters that allow players to select the kind of experience they want:
- Hard core
Each one of those servers is tweaked to focus on that core element, allowing for a substantial amount of player diversity.
Private servers will allow for much more control of the game's settings. You can alter the the environmental effects, NPCs, health, resources, spawn rate, etc. You can even buff your characters by making them invisible, increasing their speed , remove hunger and thirst and more. The amount of options all let you set up special scenarios based on wildest imaginings.
The game will also fully support mods on PC, based on an Unreal Engine editor. Anything created via the mod tools will connect to the Steam Workshop to allow for easy plug in access.