ATLAS Team

ATLAS Team


01 Dec

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

With the new season, we have an updated Server Grid Editor (SGE) available for unofficial server owners. We wanted to ensure making a map was as easy as possible to all players, so we have added the ability to export and import server layouts. Players will be able to export/import grid layouts from season 10 or another personal layout they prefer. It should be noted that this feature and update is optional! 

To download the latest Server Grid Editor (SGE) click the the following link: SGE download[s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com]

Exporting Grids
  1. Open up an instance of the SGE and load a project that you want to take grid layouts from.
  2. Be sure to have ‘Show Server Data’ checked to see all the server coordin...
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29 Nov

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

A new season is soon to be here! We have new server layouts, a Winter Holiday to celebrate, some items to improve taming and tame storage, and a long list of bug fixes. With the changes to the servers, we are expecting an extended downtime to get everything up and running.

Official servers are expected to go down Wednesday November 30th around 7AM PST and should be back up around 7PM PST.

There were some questions regarding the status of the Season 10 Roadmap previously posted here. Since we were not originally anticipating the current season endi... Read more

21 Nov

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

We have some important news to share regarding our official servers. As most of you are likely aware, our current season has seen some particularly rough waters. Some unintended features were unfortunately introduced that had an extremely negative impact on the game before they could be disabled. In response to this, we’ve made the difficult decision to wipe both the official PvP and PvE servers to provide everyone with an even playing field. We understand that this is not the direction we all expected this season to go and would like to sincerely apologize to our community as we take measures to improve the ATLAS experience.

We hope you’ll continue the journey with us as we make our way closer to exiting early access. Thank you for your support and happy sailing!

On a lighter note, here’s a sneak peek at a fun new feature coming in our next patch!
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07 Nov

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

We have some much needed bug fixes and an increase to Floating Operating Base health with today’s hotfix.

Official servers will be going down to deploy the update on Monday November 7th around 1 PM PST and are expected to be back up shortly after. There will be a client download.

Released Patch Notes
V553.0

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Swarm house could not be crafted.
  • Fixed an issue with the Jack O' Lantern helmet skin not being able to be removed from player inventories.
  • Fixed an issue where NPC crew manning ship cannons and sails would be shielded by large storage boxes or larders.
  • Fixed an issue with the VR feature being displayed in the options menu.
  • Fixed an issue where wild creatures and tames were not damaged by lava.
  • Fixed an issue where a grappling hook could cancel fall damage when the grappl...
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31 Oct

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

In our last post we revealed our Season 10 Roadmap to cover some of our goals for the current season. Included in this update are several of those new features as well as some much needed bug fixes. Pathfinders can celebrate the holiday season with some spooky decor and skins, enjoy life at sea with the new Floating Operating Bases, and partake in the plentiful harvest provided by new tameable creatures.

Servers will be going down to deploy the update on Monday October 31st at 1:00 PM PDT. Servers are expected to be back up shortly after.

Released Patch Notes
v.552.9
New Content
Halloween Event

Halloween has arrived in Atlas again, so get in on the tricks and treats available with this limited time holiday event! Players can also enjoy a week long bonus rate event!
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20 Oct

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

The season has already begun and our path to full release is getting clearer on the horizon. While this ship’s journey is well underway, we still have a few stops to make before we arrive at our intended destination. Our current plans for the season include new additions and improvements to sea activity, the trading system, tame utilization, and single player.

We do understand the current frustration from the community about the focus on introducing new content while there are still existing systems and features that need fine-tuning and fixing. Fear not though! We’re getting closer to being able to focus most of our attention on bug fixes and polishing of existing content. The waters may be turbulent now, but the storm will soon pass, so batten down the hatches and hold on for the ride!

On that note, here are some things to look forward to in the current season!

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27 Sep

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

We’re happy to announce that the ATLAS Devkit has been updated to include all current game content. Thank you everyone who has been waiting so patiently for it! In addition, we have a small server-side hotfix for some tame data issues.

Hotfix
v551.4

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed various issues with tames being unloaded from the Tame House, Tame Hatchery, and Tame Cargo Railings.
Devkit Update
The latest version of the ATLAS Devkit can be downloaded at the Epic Games Store: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/atlas-mod-kit


Final Note
Again, we would like to emphasize that ATLAS is still in Early Access, meaning many things can and will likely continue to drastically change - even in the middle of development. Anything discussed is only up to date as of the... Read more

21 Sep

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

Get ready for another season of ATLAS! We’re starting off with a new map, Ship in a Bottle, the beginnings of our Sea Fort reconstruction, a whole collection of bug fixes, and several quality of life changes suggested by the community! A large focus of this season will be improving existing game features, so pathfinders can look forward to several changes throughout the season, including; the start of the modular ship design overhaul, a revamped trade system, factions, and much more!

Servers will be going down to deploy the update tomorrow night, Wednesday September 21st at around 7:00 PM PDT. Servers are expected to come back up within a few hours.

Lastly, as always, we are dedicated to bettering the gameplay experience with every patch. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment players experienced due to the Kraken Bowl grid not being online when advertised. We will be working on ensuring this does not happen again in th... Read more

20 Sep

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

With the upcoming season, we have an updated Server Grid Editor (SGE) available for unofficial servers.

IMPORTANT: All unofficial servers using (or plan on using) Ship in a Bottle must set up redis/s3 to store ship data. Direction listed below:

New SGE
To download the latest Server Grid Editor (SGE) click the the following link: SGE download[s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com]

Ship In A Bottle Configuration
There are two options to set up the Ship in a Bottle info storage using either S3 or Redis database.

Redis Database:
1- To store the info in Redis you need to add the information for the redis table (make sure the table name is FileManagerDB).
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16 Sep

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

It was fantastic seeing so many of you listening in on the Live Dev Q&A in our discord! For those of you who were not available at that time and couldn’t make it, we have a written version of the event here for you now. First, let’s get some introductions of the staff in attendance!

H2O-Melons: Hi, I’m H2O-Melons (or Melons for short), I’m the Community Manager for Atlas. For those that might not be familiar with what that means, I am essentially the liaison between the players and the developers. I get feedback from the players and bring their concerns forward to the development team. In turn, you could say I’m the spokesperson for the development team. I publish information and manage our social media accounts.

Red Beard: Hi everyone, I’m the senior designer for Atlas, and the team leader for the design team and development teams.

Weird Beard: Ahoy pathfinders! I'm Weird Beard, former Community Manager for Atl... Read more

08 Sep

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

With summer winding down, we have a new season to look forward to. A new season of ATLAS that is! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to patch day!


Upcoming Wipe
The final day of the season will be Wednesday September 21st when we will be wiping both official servers for a fresh start. Servers are expected to go down at 7PM PDT and should be back up within a few hours. Unofficial servers are not expected to need to wipe at this time.

A dedicated Kraken Bowl grid will be accessible September 14th - September 21st, so grab your crew and send this season off with a bang! To reach the Kraken Bowl, sail out from Tortuga in any direction across the grid line. PvE players should be particularly cautious, as the zone is PvP enabled for all who enter.

We hope you’ll continue the journey with us as we make our way closer to exiting early access. Thank you for your support and happy sailing!


Here’s a ... Read more

29 Aug

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    ATLAS Team on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Ahoy Pathfinders!

Our Public Issue Tracker has made its way back ashore! In our ongoing commitment to providing better transparency to our community, players can once again track the progress of known bugs and issues.

Check it out here[trello.com]

19 Aug

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    ATLAS Team on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
The ATLAS Public Test Realm is available to all players via the Steam beta branch. You can join the PTR by following these steps:

1. Right click on the ATLAS game in your steam library and select "Properties".

2. Select the "Betas" tab on the left.

3. Enter the following beta access code: PathfinderLifeForMe

4. Select the "test2021 - recruit testers" beta in the drop down box.

5. Close the window and launch ATLAS after it updates.


To opt back into the live version of the game, select the "None" beta in the drop down box.

Please report any bugs specific to the PTR here[forms.gle]

10 Aug

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

This season has been one of the hottest on record and, with its end coming soon, we’ll be refitting the fleet. We’re making preparations and changes for the next season of adventure, starting with our Summer Tune Up!
This maintenance patch is dedicated to fixing many of the bugs and issues that have accumulated over the past few months and hopefully, put Atlas in a manageable game state leading into the new improvements coming in the Fall. What changes, you ask? Well, you’ll have to bottle up your excitement for now but we’ll have more details on the changes coming in our next patch over the next few weeks.
We are always grateful for the support and feedback the community has provided along our journey and hope it continues into the future. With that said, ‘til next time, may your skies be clear, waters calm, and sails full in whichever way you roam.

Released Patch Notes
v549.6
Originally slated for 8/10, this patch will ... Read more

07 Jul

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

The summer is here and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than spending your time out on the open seas. We have a couple new items, a new region, and some welcome improvements to the game, especially for our XBox players.

We have an “egg”-cellent new structure that will make breeding new tames even easier. The Tame Hatchery is the perfect spot to store your eggs and give them the care that’s needed.

The swivel gun railing is going to add a new dimension to sea battles. These out-facing guns will make combat more precise and change the battlefield forever.

As always, we have a slew of bug fixes and improvements inching us closer to an ideal gaming experience. We will continue to improve and iterate on player’s feedback and suggestions so check out the changes below.


Released Patch Notes
In addition to the content mentioned below, this update will include the previously mentioned Season 9 patch published las... Read more

26 May

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

The clouds have dissipated and the seas have calmed so the conditions are finally ideal to get this season started! Along with numerous fixes and additional content mentioned last week, we will also be including the Industrial wonder structures and buildings in this update. Pathfinders have heard rumors of new technologies that will change the shape of Atlas.

These innovations are now available for one and all to discover. Advancements in astronomy, shipbuilding, and various other areas will take Pathfinders to new lands and new heights. Join us on May 25th at 7PM PDT as we wipe the Atlas world and start a new season filled with new adventures and discoveries! As always, we appreciate all the support we’ve received form our amazing community. Until next time, happy sailing!

Released Patch Notes
In addition to the content mentioned below, this update will include the previously mentioned Season 9 patch published last week. You can rea... Read more

18 May

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

The time has come for new adventures to begin again in the world of Atlas. While familiar, the seas have shifted and hold new mysteries and challenges for both new and old pathfinders alike. With the recent discovery of the Golden Age ruins, pathfinders will find themselves tested by new adversaries that will strike down the most experienced of pirates if not careful. Seven of these bosses now roam the lands waiting to unleash their might on any that dare to find them. Are you brave enough to take the challenge?

There is also talk of an new unexplored region, shrouded in mystery, that may bring a new set of trials to pathfinders looking to unlock its secrets. Do not trust your senses in this eerie place for one false move may spell doom for you and your crew.

The map itself has also undergone a few changes to make traversing the world a little easier. As always, with the new content, we are also continuing to fix many of the issues that have... Read more

06 May

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

As we draw closer to a new patch and a new season, we know the excitement and anticipation is brewing for what's to come in only a couple weeks time. With each season, the opportunity to start fresh and take on new challenges on the open seas is something we celebrate. In the meantime, we have a few fun things planned to give you a small look at what's in store. See if you can guess what new adversaries are coming to Atlas!


This fearsome creature may not be grumpy, but it definitely doesn't like pathfinders messing around where they're not supposed to be. One second, you and your crew may be scuttling along the shore, but the moment you may find yourself in a pinch, it's curtains for you and your adventure.

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27 Apr

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

As mentioned previously, the winds of change are blowing! Soon, Atlas will enter a new era of exploration and adventure! New technologies and new inventions will bring new avenues for exciting and thrilling campaigns. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the next season! We’ll be providing more and more information as we get closer to the update.



As a teaser, we have a glimpse of some strange new phenomenon coming to Atlas next patch. What could it be? You’ll have to find out for yourself next season!

As we usher in a new age for Atlas, we will say goodbye to the previous season with fond memories. We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to what’s to come! The final day of the season will be May 18th when we will be wiping all servers for a fresh start. We hope you’ll c... Read more

14 Apr

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Ahoy Pathfinders!

In this patch, we are preparing for a new era in Atlas. The winds of progress are coming to the world, bringing new structures and adventures for all pathfinders, new and old. Large plumes of smoke can be seen on the horizon, signaling the “revolution” to come.

First off, we have the much anticipated tame house being introduced in this patch. Breeders rejoice, these tame houses will make a great shelter for all your fauna friends, while significantly speeding up the breeding process.

In preparation for the new season and Wonder coming soon, the fires of the industrial forge have been stoked to produce new resources and structures for Atlas. With these metallurgical advances, the landscape of Atlas will never be the same.

Discover the origins of these new technological feats in two new regions of the Atlas map. Along with the new discoveries, these areas hold new mysteries and challenges that will test even the most seasoned pathfind... Read more