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Atlas patch version v520.12 release notes

The Atlas team has released their first update of the new year, adding new structures for collecting materials. The update also includes a new crop, the coffee bean. When brewed and consumed coffee gives you a new stat called Caffeinated and gives you buff against torpor damage. They have also added a seed vendor, which is where you can buy the coffee seeds. Taming dolphins is now possible, something I missed coming from Ark. The update includes some more balancing, as well as some bug fixes. Check out the full list below.

Ahoy Pathfinders!

We hope you all have had a wonderful start to the New Year so far! ATLAS’ first patch of the year is now here and we thank you for your patience!

Since we have renewed the ATLAS journey last Summer, there have been many changes and we are continuing to further develop the features and mechanics that are starting to take shape. Farmhouses, Warehouses, Markets, and the Trading system will continue to be tweaked and refined. We have plenty in store for the specialized ships within the Ships for Gold system as players will be able to customize these ships as more are released and the system becomes more sophisticated.

 We are still testing a new claim system and Tradewinds are still on our agenda. We also have a few new things on the horizon for ATLAS. Not to mention, we are continuing to work on optimization and server improvements in the background! We hope you stick with us, it’s gonna be an exciting ride

New Structure: Mine
The Mine is a farm that only gathers Metal and Gems. It can be crafted at the Smithy after learning the Advanced Automation skill in the Construction & Mercantilism tree.

  • Shares placement restrictions with other Farmhouses
  • Crafting Resources: 800 Wood, 600 Thatch, 320 Fiber, 280 Metal, 100 Hide

New Structure: Quarry
The Quarry is a farm that only gathers Stone, Crystal, Salt, and Flint. It can be crafted at the Smithy after learning the Advanced Automation skill in the Construction & Mercantilism tree.

  • Shares placement restrictions with other Farmhouses
  • Crafting Resources: 800 Wood, 600 Thatch, 320 Fiber, 280 Metal, 100 Hide

New Shop: Seed Vendor
A new vendor has arrived! The Seed Vendor can be found in Freeports and provides all the seeds required for your farming needs.

  • Coffee Seeds: 20 Gold for 5 Seeds
  • All other Seeds: 10 Gold for 5 Seeds

New Drink: Coffee
Coffee can be brewed at either the Cooking Pot or Grill after learning the Intermediate Recipes skill in the Cooking & Farming tree. After drinking, pirates are given a new buff, Caffeinated, which reduces incoming torpor damage.

  • Incoming torpor damage reduced by 15%
  • Buff lasts for 10 minutes
  • Ingredients: 1 Water, 30 Coffee Beans

New Vegetable: Coffee Bean
Since Coffee Beans are not native to the Atlas, they can only be grown from seeds. Pirates who prefer adventuring over sleep will always want to keep Coffee Beans on hand!

New Seed: Coffee Seed
Coffee Seeds can only be purchased from the Seed Vendor. They are required for growing Coffee Beans.

  • Can be planted in Tropical, Temperate, and Equatorial environments

New Tame: Dolphin
Dolphins can be tamed passively by hand feeding them meat. In particular, they enjoy fresh Squid Tentacles, Fish Meat, and Crustacean Meat. By grabbing hold of their dorsal fin, pathfinders can ride them as they speed and jump through the ocean.

  • Favorite Food: Squid Tentacles
  • Taming Style: Passive
  • Saddle: None
  • Primary Attack: Bite
  • Secondary Ability: Jump
    • Gives nearby pathfinders the Dolphin Intellect buff
    • Increases intelligence stat for 10 minutes

New Meat: Squid Tentacle
Squid Tentacles are a new type of meat that can be obtained by defeating Squids. They can be eaten raw and don’t spoil. Instead, they dry out over time and remain safe to eat!

Dried Squid Tentacles will soon have a special use, so you may want to start collecting them now!


  • Players can no longer stand while entrapped by a Bola
  • Duration of player Bola entrapment reduced from 5.5 to 2.5 seconds
  • After recovering from entrapment, players cannot be entrapped by a Bola for 10 seconds


  • Headshot multiplier reduced from 2x to 1.5x
  • Bug Fix: Critical Strike can no longer be used with weapons other than the Sword

Explosive Barrels

  • Cannons, Large Cannons, Swivels Guns, and Ballistas are now immune to AOE damage from Explosive Barrels
    • NOTE: These weapons can still be damaged by a direct hit from an Explosive Barrel fired from a Catapult
  • Explosive Barrel damage to players and creatures greatly reduced
    • Deals 120 damage to pathfinders
    • Deals 135 damage to creatures

Farmhouse Variants

  • All farmhouse variants are undergoing iteration in preparation for adding Blueprints
    • Stats changed and inventories wiped at restart
    • You can cheat spawn high quality variants with better stats (bigger inventory and faster gathering)
  • Base Inventory Size has been increased from 8k to 10k
  • Base Inventory Slots have been increased
  • Decay time changed to 10 days
  • Gather Rates have temporarily been normalized at a lower rate across all types
    • Quality Blueprints with stats will increase this in a future patch.

Ramming Galley

  • Increased number of additional structures that can be placed on the ship from 8 to 40
  • While turning, only one side of rowers will row, increasing the Ramming Galley’s turn speed when rowers are active
  • The leak rate of damaged ship components now increases as the component’s health decreases
    • Leaking begins at 25% health and the leak rate increases until the component reaches 0 health
    • The maximum leak rate has not changed
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where the prompt for opening the command wheel would appear on parts of the ship after they had already been demolished


  • Added the option to purchase ship levels 56-60 at a rate of 75 Gold per 1,000 XP
    • Levels can be purchased when viewing the ship’s stat menu
    • NOTE: Ships can still reach max level by earning XP normally
  • Ship Gold cost now scales with ship quality
  • Minimum price is used for ships constructed at 100% durability Shipyards and maximum price is used for ships constructed at 225% durability Shipyards
  • Price Ranges
    • Schooner: 5,000 to 10,000 Gold
    • Brigantine: 18,000 to 36,000 Gold
    • Galleon: 50,000 to 100,000 Gold


  • Torpor damage from Horse’s rear kick attack reduced by 40%
  • Rabbits can now equip hats
  • Bears and Rabbits now only receive 10% of the stat bonus from equipped hats


  • Increased Grill ship structure weight from 1 kg to 12 kg
  • Wood Doors, Wood Pillars, Wood Staircases, Wood Fence Supports, and Wood Ladders can now be crafted at the Smithy
  • Winter Event items are no longer craftable at the Smithy or purchasable from the Cosmetic Vendor
  • Fixed some cases where Trade Routes get reset or modified
  • Bug Fix: Fence Supports can no longer be placed without a connection to the ground
    • NOTE: Any floating Fence Supports placed prior to the patch will be destroyed
  • Some Crashes Fixed

Known Issues

  • Levels 46-50 can be purchased on ships with a level cap of 50
  • Trade Route Range was increased between patches to include nearby servers. These farther routes are getting reset on server restarts and may be having other issues.
  • Riding a Dolphin at or near the surface will occasionally cause it to die
  • Tamed Dolphins may no longer be able to jump after crossing grids
  • Farm Variants have floating fires near them
Charles Leverehttps://www.riverbankwebdesign.ca/
Charles Levere is the editor-in-chief (dork-in-chief) of Urban Dork. When he is not writing or tinkering with hardware, he is most likely playing one of his favorite video games. He also loves being near the water, kayaking, water skiing, or anything that gets him on the water and in the sun.


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