In case you needed your daily reminder not to buy early access games that are still neck-deep in testing and problem children, here’s your dose for the day: Studio Wildcard’s Grapeshot Games just rolled back Atlas’ North American servers five and a half hours. Why? It sounds like someone broke into an administrator account and caused chaos.
“Earlier today, an admin’s steam account was compromised and used to cause some devastation on our Official NA PvP Network,” says Grapeshot. “To be clear this was not caused by a hack, third party program, or exploit. We have taken the appropriate steps to ensure this does not happen again. We’ll be rolling back our Official NA PvP Network by approximately 5 and a half hours to a network world save at approximately 11 AM UTC (3 AM PST/6 AM EST). We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank for your patience and understanding during this time.”
Of course, a peek at the subreddit this morning shows clip after clip of a guild supposedly using exploits to wreck other ships, so if that wasn’t part of the “compromise,” then Grapeshot has other things to worry about.
We have conducted a 5 and a half hour roll back on our Official NA PVP Network. Details can be found here: https://t.co/M7vs84tjyz
All networks should be back online and operating as usual.
— ATLAS (@sailtheatlas) January 17, 2019