Patch v543.00 - Season 9 Patch and Wipe

Posted on May 17th, 2022 07:16 PM EST
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 been reported by you, the community, and will continue to do so until we get it right. We want to say thank you to all the pathfinders that have provided feedback and suggestions and that continue to support us as we make gradual steps to make Atlas the best gameplay experience possible.

With that said, the servers will go down May 18th at 7PM PDT and will undergo a few hours of maintenance. Barring any issues, we expect the servers to return and season nine to start around May 18th 10PM PDT. We wish all the best luck in your new adventures and, of course, happy sailing!

Released Patch Notes
Patch to be released 5/17/22 ~7PM PDT

New Content
New Mini-Bosses of the Golden Age Ruins
Seven new Mini-Bosses have been added. Each Golden Age Ruin island will now have its own boss to find and fight.

Ancient Fire Elemental

The first fire elemental ever to be created. An unknown, wicked deity possessed inflamed, volcanic rocks. It is rumored that all other fire elementals derive from this one.
Found on the Golden Age Ruin island in A7

Elder Rock Elemental

A Giant Rock Elemental that has seen the tides of the Atlas shift many times. He has finally arisen from the sulfurous land to destroy pathfinders who trespass on his grounds.
Found on the Golden Age Ruin island in F4


A Deep Sea crab that invaded the surface long ago. Its docile nature was corrupted by the power stone contained on the island it is found on. Kekada now brutally crushes anything it can fit in its massive claws.
Found on the Golden Age Ruin island in L7


A cursed Crocodile that is only told about in myths originating from the Philippines. Legend says, those who fall victim to this monster are taken to the world of the spirits.
Found on the Golden Age Ruin island in G8


The Boar God. Even creatures have deities, and this one smells awful according to Pathfinders who have encountered it. They say it is a big, feral boar with rotting flesh and piercing eyes that roams the forest.
Found on the Golden Age Ruin island in L3

Crystal Scorpion

Legend of a mysterious scorpion that appears only in darkness that is drawn to dark energies.
Found on the Golden Age Ruin island in M13

The Sentinel

A cyclops creature tasked with protecting crystal entities. Corrupted by tainted crystals, this creature's appearance has taken on the visage of the very crystals he guards.
Found in the Golden Age Ruin island in E1

Maw Waters
A new region has been discovered! A brave, possibly foolish, Pathfinder followed the Ships of the Damned across the waters of Atlas. He returned with tales of a land shrouded in darkness and unnaturally thick fog, with creatures that seem to vanish or appear out of thin air, and eerie green fires. As proof of his findings he brought back a strange crystalline substance, soft to the touch yet somehow solid. His final notes state that any Pathfinder who ventures to these lands should not trust their eyes, as empty stretches of land may have hidden dangers.

New Items

Lantern of the Maw

A special lantern that automatically appears on ships when they enter the Maw Waters region. Interact with the steering wheel to access the lanterns inventory, see current Essence value, and craft Solidified Essence. Fully fill your lantern to leave the Maw Waters region.

How to gather Essence of the Maw and fill your Lantern
There are several activities that will grant your lantern Essence of the Maw. With the exception of the Relic of the Maw all Essence is gathered on the ship the player enters on.

Active Accumulation
  • Destroy Ships of the Damned - Each ship destroyed will grant 10 Essence
  • Destroy other players ships - Each ship destroyed will grant 25 Essence
  • Obtain a Relic of the Maw - The Relic of the Maw is found in Flotsom and when consumed on a ship instantly fills that ship's lantern to full. Grants 100 Essence
Passive Accumulation
  • Travel 500 meters, either by sailing, swimming, or walking. Rewards 2-3 Essence.
  • Survive in the Maw - For every 5 minutes spent inside the Maw Waters 3 Essence is rewarded.
Essence of the Maw
A viscous smoke that can be collected within a special lantern. This item is only acquired in the Maw Waters region, and can not be used outside of the Maw Waters.

Solidified Essence
A semi-soft semi-solid crystal that glows a dim blueish green hue.

Relic of the Maw
An ancient Golden Age Relic, found only in the Maw Waters. Using this Relic will instantly grant 100 Essence of the Maw.

Reworked Map
The World of Atlas has shifted again, new lands have emerged and the known world has been disfigured. Maps all around the Atlas will need to be redrawn with these newly discovered regions.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed instances where babies born in the tame house did not require imprinting.
  • Fixed instances where the forge would prioritize burning thatch before wood.
  • Fixed instances where controller disconnect can cause a crash.
  • Fixed instances where Shipyard scaffolding clipped through the front of the Pegasus.
  • Fixed instances where tame house debris would have incorrect textures.
  • Fixed instances where perpetual portals had invisible collisions.
  • Fixed instances where invisible collisions existed around damaged portal entrances.
  • Fixed instances where health was not displayed correctly for the Cursed Temple.
  • Fixed instances where the Harrier had an incorrect description.
  • Fixed several issues with the Giant Turtle tame.
  • Fixed instances where the Industrial Smithy had an incorrect description.
  • Fixed instances where the height and interact volume of the tame house was to high.
  • Fixed instances where the error messaging when joining an online session was incorrect.
  • Fixed instances where there was a lack of UI feedback for the Great Temple progression.
  • Fixed instances where the Pegasus had an incorrect description.
  • Fixed instances where unanchored ship limit increased when demolishing a ship before it is released.
  • Fixed instances where orichalcumized walls had incorrect LOD settings.
  • Fixed instances where Industrial statue framework being mislabeled as burial mound framework.
  • Fixed instances where Industrial statue framework returned a burial mound framework when picked up.
  • Fixed instances where the Industrial statue would float in the air when completed.
  • Fixed instances where there was a storage limitation of the Great Temple progression table.
  • Fixed instances of baby male tames being able to mate while in the tame house.
  • Fixed instances where food added to the tame house does not increase spoil time.
  • Fixed instances where medium weight sails are over-performing.
  • Fixed instances where medium and small weight sails would not take damage.
  • Fixed instances where transient node harvesting structures would collect resources from different factions.
  • Fixed instances where a baby tame would spawn under the ground causing its death.
  • Fixed instances where the workstation had incorrect crafting recipes.
  • Timeworn quality has been removed until content and bugs are fixed
  • Giant Turtles no longer spawn underwater
  • Chromatic Aberration has been removed from underwater post processing
  • Increase cost of the tame house
  • No longer rounding on ship sail unit values.
  • Players can no longer store temporary tames in the Pegasus.
  • Industrial Rifle has been adjusted. Bleed removed, increased damage from 160 to 200 per shot, increased durability loss from 4 to 8 per shot.
  • Industrial Revolver has been adjusted. Bleed removed, increased damage from 50 to 100 per shot, increased durability loss from 1.5 to 3 per shot.
  • Tames will be ejected from the Tame House when the Tame House is destroyed instead of killed.
  • The time it takes a modular ship to sink after it starts leaking has been increased.
  • The resource costs for crafting patch kits and armor patch kits has been reduced by 50%.
  • Modular ships have had their base weights adjusted.
  • Server restarts have been set to automatically happen at 10:30 PST daily, including weekends.
  • Scuttle and Unclaim options for ships have been changed to be locked behind company rank, similar to how structure access is. Interact with the steering wheel to set the minimum rank that can scuttle or unclaim.
Xbox Only
  • Improved memory performance
  • Improved network connection
Industrial Wonder Content
Due to the feedback we received surrounding the Industrial Wonder, we have decided to cut it from this patch so that we have adequate time to redesign and adjust.

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 moment it is posted. Features and changes that ultimately make it to the next patch, as well as timing, may be different from what was previously discussed.
As always, we appreciate the suggestions and feedback from the community. Please keep them coming! Thank you for all of your support! :)

Happy Sailing,
- ATLAS Crew

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