30% OFF First Invoice

Code at Checkout: TRICKYTRIALS

How to Add Mods to a Conan Exiles Server

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in conan

mc head By Dalton Whalen


Do you enjoy playing Conan Exiles, but feel like something extra is necessary to spice up the gameplay? Look no further, since Conan Exiles has a Steam Workshop, there are plenty of user-created mods available for use. Trying to add mods can sometimes be difficult, but with Apex Hosting, adding mods for Conan Exiles is simple. Today we will show you how to get started.

Downloading Mods

In order to obtain mods for Conan Exiles, we recommend subscribing to a mod directly through the Steam Workshop, as this will download the mods directly.

  1. In the Steam Workshop, locate the desired mod, then press Subscribe to download it.
    Steam Workshop
  2. Once downloaded, visit the Conan Exiles game page, then press the settings wheel.
  3. Go to Manage > Browse Local Files until a window opens.
    Browse Local Files
  4. At the top of the file manager, press Steamapps.
  5. Proceed to workshop > content > then select the folder named 440900.
  6. Here, there will be a folder with numbers depending on each mod. The .Pak files inside are the important mod files.
    mod files
    Once here, you are now ready to begin uploading the mod files!

    Uploading Mod Files

    1. Using a program such as 7-ZIP, zip all required .Pak files for an easy upload.
      zip files
    2. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
    3. Using FTP, navigate to the /ConanSandbox/ folder, then create and/or enter a Mods folder. If the size of the file is very large, consider using an external FTP program instead.
    4. In this folder, press Upload in the top-left, then drag + drop your .zip file.
    5. Once at 100%, return to the Mods folder, select the .zip, then press Unzip in the top-right.


    Enabling the Mods Server-Side

    In order to enable the mods, you will need to add a .txt file to the Mods directory. This can be uploaded from a computer, or created by using New File in the FTP File Access.

    1. Ensure the file is named modlist.txt.
    2. Inside, add an asterisk ‘*’, followed by the .pak file name.


    4. For any additional mods, follow the name naming scheme for each line.
    5. Once done, save the file, ensure it is in the Mods folder, then restart the server.

    The Conan Exiles server should now start up using your desired mods!

    Common Issues

    The mods aren’t uploading properly:
    Oftentimes, plenty of mod files are very large. When mods become too large, we recommend using an external FTP program in order to upload it for a smoother experience. This can prevent issues when uploading large files and allow easier tracking of the progress.

    My mods aren’t appearing in-game:
    This can occur for a number of reasons, but it is important to ensure that all of the mod .pak files are unzipped directly into the Mods folder. If they are located anywhere else or inside of other folders, they will not be properly read and will not work.

    My mods are in the Mods folder, but it still isn’t working:
    In this case, we recommend checking the modlist.txt file. If it is in the Mods folder, ensure it is named exactly as mentioned, otherwise it will not work. In addition, make sure all of the mod names are formatted properly with the asterisk, otherwise it will not locate the proper mod files.

Start Your Conan Exiles Server

Get started with your own conan server in 5 min and start trying out these great features.