Our Atlas Beginners Guide will help you learn everything you need to know about getting started with Atlas MMO. We have discussed everything from getting off the island to your basic survival and leveling up in our neat, little Atlas Guide.
Similar to ARK Survival Evolved, resource management is a vital part of Atlas. You will start in a town with nothing but bare fists. When you have made yourself familiar with the controls, make your way outside of the town.
Here, you must start gathering resources to craft yourself some weapons and clothes. You can check the crafting tab to see, how much material you need in order to craft something.
Your basic gear must have a Spear for hunting, a Pickaxe to extract stone, and flint and a Hatchet to get wood and thatch.
First, you are to focus on collecting some wood, stone, and fiber. Trees are a source of wood, so you can gather wood by punching trees; however, the hatchet is more efficient at collecting wood.
Fiber can be harvested from plants by pressing use key on them and you can find plenty of stones lying on the dirt, you can pick them up.
Once you have gathered 2 fiber, 6 stone, and 6 wood, you will be able to make yourself a Stone Pick. Use the Stone Pick to get flint from the boulders. When you have enough resources, you will be able to craft a Stone Hatchet and a Spear.
For Stone Hatchet, you need 15 fibers, 1 stone, 3 flint, and 6 wood, while you need 14 fibers, 3 flint, 1 stone, and 3 wood to make a Spear. Additionally, you can harvest more fiber to craft some clothes.
With this starting gear, you will be less vulnerable to the threats of Atlas.
Getting off the Island
After you have made your gear, you will need a raft to start your adventure. To get yourself a raft, you will have to find a Dock Keeper, near the town in Freeport. He will be able to give you a raft in exchange for some Hide, Wood, and Fiber.
In order to get some, hide you will have to hunt. It is advised to go for passive animals rather than aggressive ones.
So, kill a cow or a pig, then use your hatchet or pickaxe to extract the meat and hide from its body, though using a spear will give hide in a greater yield.
Get the hide and gather other raw materials, also keep the meat you harvested from your prey with you. Once you acquire a raft you will be able to take it to other islands, but beware, the sea is a dangerous place, there are many pirates lurking about.
Therefore, it is better to get yourself to the nearest island as soon as possible.
Leveling up gives you skill points, which are a fundamental part of Atlas. Initially, most of the stuff in the crafting menu would be unavailable, but as you progress through the game, you can unlock a variety of tools to assist you in the wilderness.
When you level up, you can invest a point in character stat and unlock a skill, from the skill tree.
There are 8 character stats i.e. Health, Stamina, Food, Water, Oxygen, Fortitude, Intelligence, and Weight. For now, you are better off increasing your Health, Stamina or Weight.
Heath and Stamina upgrade is as the name suggests, if you upgrade the Weight, you will be able to carry more items with you. The more items you are able to carry, the fewer trips you will make when gathering resources.
As for skill tree, it allows you to unlock craftables.
It is best to unlock Archery first, because while the spear does get the job done, it will be difficult to engage more aggressive animals like a bear with it, on the other hand, a range advantage provided by a Bow and an arrow can be quite handy.
Like most survival games, thirst and hunger gauge is also introduced in Atlas. However, the hunger gauge is a bit complex than your typical survival game. In order to fill your hunger bar, you must eat a variety of food.
In Atlas, you have a hunger bar along with vitamin bars. There are 4 Vitamin bars i.e. Pink, Green, Orange, and Pink. Each of which can be filled up by eating Red Meat, Vegetables, Fruits and Fish respectively.
Each of the bars must be satisfied in order for your hunger gauge to build up.
When you have docked on an island, you will need to set up a campfire and a bed. Ideally, it is advised to initially set these up in the raft, but alternatively, you can pick a spot on an island and achieve the same thing.
Campfire allows you to cook food, if you have previously extracted meat on you, you can put it in the campfire and ignite it. In order to ignite it you will need fuel, initially wood works as a very good fuel.
The bed works as a respawn point for you, so if you die, you will respawn on your bed.
Additionally, you can find fruits and vegetables from plants and for the fish, you will have to dive into the ocean and kill some fish with your spear.
Water can be extracted from the ground, crouch over the grass, then right click on the ground. A meter would appear, release the click when it’s in the white section to reveal a waterspout. Do this up to three times to get a bigger spout.
After you have picked a spot and are quite comfortable with gathering food and materials, you should opt to build yourself a secure structure.
By now, you will have several skill points to spare; you can use them to unlock blueprints for the wall, floor, roof, and a door, to build yourself a base.
A base is important because when you log out, your character will sleep. So, he will be exposed to the dangers of the wilderness. That is why it is better to log out in a secure area, so that your progress may remain intact.
Additionally, a base can act as a respawn point, if you place a bed in it and as storage if you build some chests in it, because you will not be able to carry all your items at all times.