Incoming changes to Steam Family Sharing settings on PC Official Servers

Posted on October 21st, 2020 08:07 AM EST
Greetings, Exiles!

With the upcoming release of Update 2.1 (currently available for testing on Testlive) we are introducing a new server setting to control Steam Family Sharing on a dedicated server.

Once Update 2.1 is released live, we will disable the possibility to join PC Official servers to those accounts that are accessing the game through Steam Family Sharing feature due to the abuse of this feature .

This means that any secondary accounts that can only play Conan Exiles through Family Sharing will not be able to access any of our Official servers on PC unless they own a license for the game.

We are disabling this feature since it has been abused by some players who are trying to gain advantages, exploit or circumvent bans in official servers with the use and abuse of Family Sharing. To offer a fairer playground for all players in our Official servers, we have decided to move forward with this decision.

Those accounts, however, will still be able to access the rest of the game, including Single Player, Co-Op, and private servers that choose to allow Family Shared accounts.

Private Servers

For private server admins, we are introducing a new server setting to control this feature so you can choose to allow or not the use of Family Shared accounts in your server. The new setting, which will be in the ServerSettings.ini file in your server’s config folder, is as follows:

AllowFamilySharedAccount=True/False

If set to True (which is the default value), any accounts that only own a game license through Family Sharing will be able to join your server. If set to False, access will be restricted.
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