The most basic premise of Conan Exiles is survival in the fictional prehistoric, Conan the Barbarian world. Player characters begin convicted of various crimes, sentenced to death, and are crucified under the scorching desert sun. The player is rescued by Conan, however, and as an exile must now navigate a harsh desert landscape, appropriately titled The Exiled Lands. Though large, this is currently the only biome available for exploration. An additional biome called “The Highlands” is expected to be released sometime during Q3 2017. According to Funcom community manager, Jens Erik, the finished game is expected to be around 53 km2.