The Atlas team wasn’t kidding when it said that it was going to be pumping out patches left and right going forward. The new pirate MMO received a small patch yesterday that fixed a couple of bugs and improved performance while the team readied a much larger update for next Monday.
Monday’s update is going to launch four times more trade ships into the ocean, add the cheaper Ramshackle Sloop to get players sailing earlier, bump up the player level cap by 50, heavily nerf sea monster damage, and make significant changes to how claim flags work. Also, there’s this: “Eating poop is now instant-death.” Good to know. Don’t eat poop, kids.
While Atlas’ Steam numbers have drifted down somewhat from its all-time peak of 58,788 concurrent players, the title is still racking up a healthy number of players across the world. Over 44,000 players were online at some point in the past day, and that’s a population that many MMOs would be glad to see.
We're currently redeploying our Official Network to v9.11. This is a major version upgrade so you'll need to restart your steam clients to download the patch.
— ATLAS (@sailtheatlas) January 4, 2019