Long-ago, far above the watery world of ATLAS there as soon as existed a magic-powered “Golden Age”– the place nice Empires of the Sky lived at peace alongside magical creatures, flourishing upon floating continents above the clouds, all powered by a magical supply of power often called the Heart of the Goddess, granted by the highly effective beings who dwell within the stars past. However, a strong warlord often called Xevos sought to unite the human civilizations over the magickind, and launched a struggle that broke the Heart into items, unleashing a wave of destruction that shattered the floating landmasses and plunged them into the waters beneath.
Many generations later, as dwelling reminiscence of the “Sundering” has pale into legend and the once-plentiful magical power has lengthy since dissipated, descendants of the protectors of the Heart of the Goddess — often called “Pathfinders” — emerge from their provincial oceanic lives to discover the brand new continents and islands, and hunt down the ability they could but include. Across the huge new world they’ll encounter hostile creatures, technological remnants of the Golden Age previous, and in the end the timeless spirit of Xevos himself and his soulless “Army of the Damned”, nonetheless intent on recovering the items of the Heart of the Goddess to lift the continents as soon as once more underneath his imaginative and prescient.
If the most recent era of Pathfinders can outwit and outgun Xevos and his legions, and get better the Heart items for themselves, they are going to be confronted with the exact same alternative: whether or not to try to revive the previous world, or construct a brand new higher one…
Atlas will host as much as 40,000 gamers exploring the identical Globe concurrently, with an unprecedented scale of cooperation and battle! Stake your declare on this infinite open world as you conquer territory, assemble ships, seek for buried treasure, assemble forts, plunder settlements and rent crew to affix your highly effective rising armada.
Start small then increase your spheres of affect from a small island, as much as an unstoppable pirate empire that spans throughout the oceans. Wage battle in opposition to enemy fleets as you singlehandedly can command massive ships of struggle utilizing the captaining system (or divide as much as the tasks amongst your trusted lieutenants), or take management of any weapon straight with your individual character. Dive deep into the briny water to discover everlasting sunken wrecks and get better salvage, unearth the loot from procedurally-generated Treasure Maps and problem zones, or full difficult predominant questlines. Team up with different aspiring adventurers and sail into the huge ocean to find new lands wealthy with region-specific components, tame unique pure and legendary creatures, raid forgotten tombs, confront highly effective historic gods and even construct and administer your individual colonies, cities, and civilizations to dominate the ATLAS on this final quest for fortune and glory!
Today’s replace (full patch notes here) to Atlas brings the Trade Winds operate, together with Platform Saddles, new tameable creatures and Modular Ship Railings. So Pirates its time to place the wind to your again, increase the principle sails and uncover new horizons!
ATLAS has been modified ceaselessly with the introduction of Trade Winds, predictable commerce routes across the map which give ships with a significant wind enhance when touring alongside the wind’s trajectory. Even probably the most veteran of captains might want to be taught a couple of strategies to grasp these new journey corridors and absolutely make the most of their strategic potential. Maps have been altered to accommodate these new windy routes, in addition to present new strategic zones and alternatives for satisfying engagement.
Next, trip in model on the Platform Saddle whereas laying waste to your enemies! Platform Saddles can now be positioned on the Elephant, Crab, and Grand Tortuga, permitting these large tames to load up with cannons, torpedoes and different armaments to wreak most havoc in your foes.
Three fearsome creatures are actually able to be tamed: The Crocodile, the Yeti, and the Spider. Each creature comes with its personal distinctive set of helpful traits and can be obtainable with the replace, however have interaction at your individual danger.
Modular Ship Railings are the primary half in a sequence of customizations for the Modular Ships system! This first set of interchangeable railings permits pathfinders to select and select their greatest loadout alternative earlier than every voyage. Need additional firepower? Slap on a couple of cannons. Going to do some salvaging? Add the diving board or cargo railing. It’s all as much as you.
Atlas is presently obtainable on Steam Early Access, and Xbox Game Preview.
- Construct the Ship of Your Dreams, Plank by Plank! – From tiny rafts and dinghies to colossal frigates and galleons, your dream vessel is barely a shipyard away with our sturdy ship customization system. Construct your ship piece by piece, give it a reputation, design the look of your sails, and resolve precisely the place all of the planks, masts, and gunports in your ship ought to go.
- Assemble Your Crew – Recruit different gamers or rent NPCs to affix your crew and help you in your quest for riches and glory. Whether manning weapons in your ship, hoisting the sails, or serving to seek for buried treasure on shore, your crew is a vital a part of your pirate journey. Just make sure you preserve their stomachs full and provides them their justifiable share of the booty, lest you desire a mutiny in your fingers…
- Explore a Massive World – Physically sail in real-time throughout the huge oceans with the proprietary server community expertise. Explorers will voyage to over 700 distinctive landmasses throughout 45,000 sq. kilometers, with hundreds of Discovery Zones, and ten distinct world areas every having their very own distinctive sources, creatures, secrets and techniques, and surroundings hazards!
- Shape Your Identity – Choose from a variety of character customization and beauty choices to create your particular pirate look. Unlock abilities throughout 15 totally different disciplines to kind your individual distinctive function on the earth of ATLAS.
- Experience Classic Pirate Action – Become the world’s best swashbuckler, a pistol-packing gunslinger, or maybe a grasp cannoneer as a substitute. Engage in fierce raids on land-based strongholds, swing from grappling hooks to board enemy ships, or unload volleys of cannonballs into your foe’s hull. The world of ATLAS has no scarcity of how to dispatch your enemies, be it on the finish of a sword… or in true pirate trend… on the finish of a rope.
- Choose Between PvP and PvE Play on Official Servers – On a PvP server, all the pieces is up for grabs: be it ships, participant inventories, NPC crewmembers, tames, player-built buildings, player-owned territory, and many different loot. If you may get your fingers on it, you’ll be able to take it for your self. Do you have got what it takes to turn out to be probably the most infamous pirate on the excessive seas?
Care for a much less “cutthroat” expertise? Join considered one of our PvE servers and cooperate with hundreds of different gamers to discover the globe, uncover new secrets and techniques, and even combat legendary creatures collectively. Create highly effective firms with previous associates or construct a complete player-run city with some new ones. The world of ATLAS is yours to form!
- Build Your Organization – Want to create a wealthy service provider empire that spans from pole to pole? Always needed to command a fleet of privateers who work for the very best bidder? Or maybe you’d wish to create a authorities navy and defend the harmless from pirates? In ATLAS, you’ll be able to construct any group you’ll be able to consider. Create a settlement in your firm and construct it piece by piece with our modular development system. Contest different firms’ land, buildings, or ships and add them to your ranks.
- Play in Singleplayer and Non-Dedicated Private Sessions – In addition to experiencing ATLAS on our official/unofficial servers with hundreds of different gamers, now you can take pleasure in ATLAS by your self in our Singleplayer mode, or with as much as eight associates privately in our Non-Dedicated Server mode. Adjust the sport to fit your preferences and luxuriate in your individual personal model of ATLAS.
- And Much, Much More to Come!