ATLAS, the pirate MMO from the devs of Ark, has legions of adoring fans who have been left confused and saddened thanks to the very strange appearance of hundreds of whales in the games.
The MMO was taken offline after an admin’s steam account became “compromised,” which caused World War 2 tanks, aeroplanes and even whales to spawn into the map.
The phenomenon was captured on camera during a Twitch stream by BurkeBlack, when a shocking amount of whales just started spawning mid-mission.
Check out the shenanigans in the clip below.
It wasn’t just whales that ruined BurkeBlack’s game though as WW2 aircrafts suddenly attempted to bring down his ship. At least whales make a little sense in a pirate MMO…
Posting on the official ATLAS website, the devs issues the following statement: “Pathfinders,
“Earlier today, an admin’s steam account was compromised and used to cause some devastation on our Official NA PvP Network. To be clear this was not caused by a hack, third party program, or exploit.
“We have taken the appropriate steps to ensure this does not happen again. We’ll be rolling back our Official NA PvP Network by approximately 5 and a half hours to a network world save at approximately 11 AM UTC (3 AM PST/6 AM EST). We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank for your patience and understanding during this time.”
An admin account for the popular pirate MMO Atlas was compromised this weekend.
This led to some… out of of the ordinary spawns. Tanks, plans and hoards of whales attacked players.
Following these events, the servers came offline to fix the invasion.
Rocky start for Atlas! pic.twitter.com/WuKDFPdAks
— Legends Never Die (@LNDeGaming) January 20, 2019
Players aren’t best thrilled with ATLAS right now. It’s not the first time the game’s been taken offline, and Reddit is still reporting the spawn-ins happening…
So apparently the Atlas mmo has tanks and airplanes in its pak files. Tanks and airplanes that function, have scripting, animation, and art. That exist in a pirate mmo.
How the heck is their content organized to achieve such insanity.
— decltype(Sammy) (@decltype_sammy) January 19, 2019
Definitely the weirdest gaming story of 2019!
Featured Image Credit: Grapeshot Games.