If you want to reside the life of a pirate on the higher seas, you can jump in and play Atlas. If you want to modify the planet surrounding that pirate’s life, possibly leaving him in the middle of the desert clutching a ship’s wheel when letting out a plaintive and confused “yarr”, you will need to have the Atlas devkit. And luckily for these with a vested interest in confusing pirates (or making other modifications that are not solely about befuddling nautical brigands), the devkit is now good and effortless to download by means of the Epic game launcher.
Any person who does not currently have the devkit installed but wishes to do so will just need to have to set up the launcher and then choose to set up the mod interface. If you do currently have it installed, the process becomes really slightly much more complicated as you will need to have to start off installing it, cancel the operation, and then drag and drop your files from elsewhere. Either way, it really should make modifying the game at least a bit a lot easier. That poor landlocked hypothetical pirate.