Conan Exiles Server Settings
By Nathan Young
Hosting a Conan Exiles server grants you the ability to fully customize the gameplay, from combat to building. There are tons of options to review and edit, with most being in-game. However, the same settings can be controlled in our easy-to-use panel for your convenience. This also serves to safely store your edits so it never gets reset, making it an extremely useful feature. Whether you’re making changes while playing or editing options in the panel, not everyone knows how to do it. This is especially true for owners who aren’t familiar with every setting. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to give you a better understanding of the options and how to edit them on your Conan Exiles server.
The best way to fully customize your Conan Exiles server is editing the in-game settings. This requires you to be an admin, which is done by following our tutorial. Once your character has the correct permissions, simply open the menu and select Server Settings. Afterward, choose a category to the left to begin editing their respective options. Due to the large number of settings, we’ll break down almost all of them to give you a better understanding. However, you can hover over in-game options to reveal their description. Otherwise, continue to follow the sections down below to get started.
The first category is
General, containing generic and important settings for you to edit.
|Message of the Day||Sets the server’s MOTD for others to see.|
|Server Password||Sets a password for the entire server.|
|Admin Password||Change the password for all admins.|
|PvP Enabled||Change if players can attack other users.|
|Can Damage Player Owned Structures||Controls if players can attack or destroy user-made structures.|
|PvP Blitz Enabled||Speeds up player progression to get them at a higher level for PvP.|
|No Ownership||Sets the server to allow no ownership over chests, machines, buildings, etc..|
|Maximum Nudity||Changes the server to allow full, partial, or no nudity.|
|Only Allow Whitelisted Players to Join||If enabled, whitelisted players will be only allowed to enter the server.|
|Allow Family Shared Accounts||Toggle if a Steam account that’s been shared with others is allowed to join the server.|
There are many multipliers to edit, such as
Player XP Rate or
Damage, available in several categories. For these areas, the best course of action is to follow our dedicated guide to learn about each one. Any of these settings are essential to your Conan Exiles experience, so make sure to understand them before applying changes. For example, increasing the
Player Damage option will make all users god-like in their combat abilities. Some owners may not want this powerful feature, hence learning about them is heavily recommended.
The next category manages everything about your server’s day and night cycle, speed, and other aspects of time.
|Day Cycle Speed||Multiplies the entire 24 hour day cycle speed.|
|Day Time Speed||Changes the rate of in-game daytime hours.|
|Night Time Speed||Changes the rate of in-game nighttime hours.|
|Dawn/Dusk Time Speed||Changes the rate of in-game dawn and dusk times.|
|Use Catch Up Time||Toggle the use of “Catch Up” time mechanics.|
|Catch Up Time||Sets the time for new players to “Catch Up” after spawning.|
Continuing onward, the
Building settings control decay rates, structure restrictions, and more.
|Creative Mode Server||Changes if Creative Mode is allowed for everyone or admins only.|
|Allow Building Anywhere||Allow making structures in any area of the world, even areas of interest.|
|Disable Building During Time Restricted PvP||Toggle if building is allowed during raid hours.|
|Disable Building Abandonment||Removes building decay over time.|
|Disable Thrall Decay||Toggle the decay of thralls.|
Messaging in your server is controlled through the
Chat settings, such as limiting the global channel.
|Chat Local Radius||Sets the local chat radius for all players, in centimeters.|
|Max Message Length||Determines the maximum character length for chat messages.|
|Chat Has Global||Toggle if global chat is allowed on the server.|
Sometimes, server owners may not want a particular region in the world to join. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as limiting the community to only European countries. Blocking regions requires you to check off options in the Region Access Control menu. Alternatively, using country codes can directly prevent them from joining the server, if entered in the text box. Regardless of the method you choose, it’s possible to block regions or countries.
As for the last category, the
Purge settings control everything about their events from its duration to the difficulty level.
|Enable Purge||Toggle if purge events are allowed or not.|
|Purge Level||Sets the purge difficulty level.|
|Purges Per Day||Controls how many purges are allowed every real day.|
|Restrict Purge Time||Toggle if purges will be restored to defined times.|
|Purge Preparation Time||Determines the interval in minutes between purge warnings and its start.|
|Purge Duration||Sets the maximum amount of time a purge will last.|
|Minimum Number of Online Players||Changes the required minimum number of players for a purge to start.|
|Allow Building||Toggle if building is allowed during purges.|
|Purge Meter Trigger Value||Determines the amount of selected actions a clan or player can do until eligibility for purging.|
|Purge Meter Update Interval||Sets the interval of aggregated clan purge events.|
Besides editing your server in-game, you can make changes inside the ServerSettings.ini file. This holds everything we’ve covered above, such as the general or chat options. However, each setting is spelt differently compared to its in-game counterpart. Due to this, you may want to review the Server Configuration Wiki to learn more. Otherwise, continue to follow the instructions below to access and edit this file with our simplified panel editor. We’ll also be explaining other features from our panel that’ll help you configure the settings.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
Config Filesnear the top left.
Important: Ensure you’re using the correct Server Profile for this process.
- Locate and select ServerSettings.ini from the list, revealing its contents.
- Make any necessary changes in the file editor and press
Saveat the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply the edits.
As previously mentioned above, all server settings are found in this file. This means
Multipliers, and everything else to
Purge options are located here. However, there are some that aren’t controlled in the file, such as
AdminPassword, among others. If you’re wanting to change these, then review the section below to get started. Otherwise, all remaining settings are completely controlled in the ServerSettings.ini file. Although, if admins use In-game Options, it’ll save in this file upon restarting the server. Essentially, changes from the panel or while playing will be saved and applied. This is important information to retain, as admins can edit the server password or other options without your knowledge, possibly causing issues.
There is one more area to make changes to your Conan Exiles server settings, known as
Customizations. This is where crucial information is stored, such as the default map, admin password, and other options. Editing them follows a similar process from our previous section, but isn’t a file. Everything is neatly organized for you in this area, so check out the steps below to begin.
- Head towards your server panel and click Customizations to the left.
- Locate your desired settings, then change them to your liking.
- Afterward, return to the main panel and
Settings Aren’t Saving
In cases where your In-game Options aren’t being saved, make sure to
Restart the server from the panel. This is required to capture previous changes and update the ServerSettings.ini file. However, sometimes the options won’t save due to them being only controlled in the panel. In these scenarios, try to manually edit them and see if that works. Although, shutting the server down before making changes can help resolve the situation too. This can be done by clicking
Force Stop from the main panel, but should be only used if nothing else is working.
Settings Won’t Apply
Alternatively, if your settings aren’t applying in-game, then there can be minor conflict. This happens if you try manually editing the
ServerName or similar background options from the ServerSettings.ini file. These are supposed to be configured in the
Customizations area, which will work. However, if there are other settings not correctly being applied, then make sure to
Restart the server or confirm if your edits are valid. In other words, ensure the file format isn’t broken when making changes to it, then continue to apply.