Hope you didn’t get too comfortable in Atlas’ early access, because these pirates are getting ready to swab the decks clean. And by that we mean an official server wipe that’s coming at the end of March in tandem with the MMO’s first major milestone.
“The wipe will allow us to see whether the changes we’re making are heading in the right direction, or whether we need to sit back as a team and further adjust our design for the game. We believe that these systems, which we’re going to discuss in more detail, are some of the most important and core aspect of Atlas,” the studio said. The studio also said that this would address the rampant exploits that have upset the balance between players.
So what are these grand changes that necessitate a full wipe? There’s a whole bunch on the table here, including a world redesign, revamp to the claim system, a new war system, the use of submarines, the addition of guillotines (charming!), a vitamin rebalance (we didn’t make that one up), and tons of bug squashing. Early access testers enduring this wipe will be treated to a special cosmetic item to carry with them into the future.