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ATLAS Patch: v405.9 Brings New Item, QoL, More

Plus balance changes

By Poorna Shankar on April 03, 2020 | News | 0

The most recent Atlas patch notes look at a new item, balance changes, QoL changes, and more.

The new patch includes a new ship item, the ballista flame bolt. It effectively sets fire to sails, and can hit a sail with multiple bolts. These will then add multiple fire buffs. Some other interesting tidbits from the patch notes include:

  • Fire can be extinguished by Olfend (or a bucket if you can get one up there)
  • Fire can be extinguished by fully closing the sail
  • Fire buff will not stick during rain or snow
  • Fire bolts can also set fires on other structures, creatures, and the ground (and will damage the mast if hit there instead of the sail)

Balance changes in this patch include:

  • Decreased oil jar weight
  • Increased torch damage
  • Increased flame arrow damage

Quality of life changes include a ship healing indicator being added to the map while on the captain’s wheel, an improved skill tree search UI when you use a gamepad, plus:

  • Skill tree: When searching for craftables, you now see ALL results, even if you have not unlocked a craftable. Double-click to go to the skill in the tree
  • Olfend: added water capacity numbers over droplets icon for extended HUD info, so the rider can see water quantity
  • Added item descriptions with helpful gameplay-relevant info (the first batch includes 80 items, more to come in future patches)

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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.