Grapeshot Games has planned to release their first patch of the year for Atlas on January 12th, though the details on the patch have been scant except for a photo provided in the announcement tweet teasing rideable dolphins.
The tweet from the official ATLAS account wants players to know that there is plenty of new content and fixes on the way in 2021, but no details were provided, nor any additional information on what the next patch, planned for January 12th, will provide.
Ahoy Pathfinders!Happy New Year! The first patch this year is coming next week, likely Tues 1/11. Hang in there during the wait!?? Plenty is otw in 2021?? Bring a new friend along the journey! RT w/a caption using #FreeCodeFridayContest for a chance to win an ATLAS Steam Key! pic.twitter.com/mhA7sJPQN1— ATLAS (@sailtheatlas) January 9, 2021
What the tweet did tease is the possibility that a rideable dolphin, and a rather large one at that, will be available. Atlas released a holiday content patch in December, along with several hotfixes as they work their way out of Early Access, though the game initially had planned to only be in Early Access for 2 years, the game is heading into its third year of development in Early Access.