The latest Atlas patch notes have been published to bring a new in-game event to players as well as to inform the community that the Empire Server has been shut down and replaced with a North American PvE network. The PvE network will utilize the Colonies system, but devs have committed to supporting both "open-ended PvP and more controlled, rule-based PvP".
In addition, The Hoppening has bounced its way into the game and, of course, the "Magical Easter Bunny" will be making its appearance. Players can get hold of a pair of Bunny Ears "for a small donation of Easter Eggs" that can be found in treasures or collected from chickens.
The team provides a peek at what is coming in the next mega update including "an enormous dungeon found deep in the depths of the polar region" and the addition of new weapons and islands.
Check the full update notes on the Atlas site.