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  1. Today we are happy to share with you the next addition to our ownable cistern collection which will be available in 1.46 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. 1.46 will see the introduction of ownable chemical cistern trailers. Let’s take a more detailed look at this trailer type, shall we? These tankers in American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 are designed to transport a variety of chemicals including acidic, toxic, or corrosive liquid products. These cargo types include Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Pesticides, Mercuric Chloride, and more; so careful driving is highly recommended. The ATS Cistern will include 3 chassis types (43ft 2-axle, 48ft 3-axle, and 53ft 4-axle) which are single chains. It will also come in 2 body types (chrome or paintable) and with a variety of accessories and customizations which include: Chassis typePaintjobs (base and DLC)MarkersRear bumpersMudflapsand other accessories such as hoses, toolboxes, extinguishers, etc. The ETS2 Cistern includes 2 chassis types (2-axle, 3-axles, single chain) and 2 body types (chrome or paintable) along with a similar variety of customizations and accessories which include: Chassis typePaintjobs (base and DLC)MarkersRear bumpersMudflapsand other accessories such as hoses, water tanks, extinguishers, etc). We are excited to see you hauling these new chemical trailers in your company and how you will customize them! Be sure to share your photos of your newly owned trailers on our Social Media channels (Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram) once you get your hands on them after the 1.46 update arrives. We look forward to sharing more 1.46 news in the near future.View the full article
  2. Since August, drivers across the world have been celebrating the release of the Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator by taking part in the #CruisingMontana World of Trucks event. During this event, players could earn special in-game rewards by completing personal and community goals whilst discovering the cities and other natural gems found across The Treasure State. Over the last month, you smashed through the community goal of 100,000,000 miles (160,934,400 km)! We were taken aback at how quickly you managed to achieve this goal together (we really should make it a little bit more next time). We hope you enjoyed taking the time to cruise through Montana, and that you learned a little bit about the unique state. However, time flies, and the #CruisingMontana event must, unfortunately, come to an end. The final statistics are very impressive, just take a look at some of the statistics that you achieved whilst exploring our newest addition to ATS! Also - a few weeks ago we started the #DestinationHannover event in Euro Truck Simulator 2. In this special event, we asked for your help in preparing for IAA Transportation 2022, the world's most important trade fair for mobility, transport, and logistics. Since the 1st of September, you've been busy not only with hauling new Krone trailers from their facility in Werlte - the newest and latest map addition that came with the 1.45 update - but also food, beverages, equipment, and other machinery for use by all of the IAA exhibitors, from all over Europe to Hannover, Germany! In a short time, over 690,000 of event jobs were completed and 245,000,000 of job kilometers (over 152,235,941 miles) were traveled to help support this event. What an incredible effort from our #BestCommunityEver! This event was set up and announced to last till Sep 25, 23:59 UTC and so it, unfortunately, means it has been ended and concluded a few hours ago as well. During both events, you took to our social media channels to share with us photos and videos of your journeys and participation. We had a great time looking at them all and sharing some of them too. We are thankful for all your hard work and effort. It really does bring a lot of joy to our teams to see how much you enjoy participating in these events. We hope the rewards which you earned will be a nice reminder of them. But don't fret, because our World of Trucks team is already deep in preparations for what's coming next for you all! For now, we don't want to spoil too much but maybe let's count on having quite a "busy" Autumn and Christmas. Make sure you follow all our social media channels as we plan to tease and reveal more very soon! View the full article
  3. When working on an upcoming DLC, we are always trying to provide the most accurate interpretation of the local road network, and as much as it would’ve been interesting to only have straight roads in the real world, the intersections and bridges are a necessity that every trucker needs to take into consideration. Let’s take a look at some of these road areas that you will be able to drive through in the Texas map expansion for ATS. As you may have noticed, we have recently decided to hold back a bit on using the saying that Everything is bigger in Texas, but in this case, we feel like it is simply unavoidable. The thing is, the intersections in Texas are quite often so large that they are reminiscent of the layout and size of whole cities. And it’s not just quality, but the quantity that stands out as well, since there will be approximately 90 intersections for you to explore. Most of these areas in the DLC will be very carefully designed and put together piece by piece in order to represent their real-life counterparts as best as possible. You can probably imagine the work that went into creating the intersection in Austin which has 5 levels... In regards to the bridges, you can look forward to driving through most of the well-known ones, for example, the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas or the Waco Brazos River Bridges. And even though it is still under construction, you will also be able to take a look at the new Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi which is officially going to become the tallest bridge in Texas upon opening in a few years. We hope the swirls and the heights featured in the screenshots did not make you dizzy. If instead, you enjoyed this peek at the upcoming new content, add the Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our microsite dedicated to this project. View the full article
  4. They say that truckers make the world go round, and considering the number of materials and other cargo being transported somewhere out there basically every second, we have to agree! That is why the topic of New Industries is the best first step into more detailed information about what you can expect in the upcoming West Balkans DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. Logistics We are starting off with a new logistic depot, which will offer you countless jobs involving different cargoes to haul. With tricky places for loading and unloading, these new areas will certainly bring you a lot of fun. Marine Logistics As you may know, among other states this DLC will also include the beautiful country of Croatia, which, in addition to a long coast of the Adriatic Sea on its western side, also includes many islands. Our new depot has the task, with the help of the players, to ensure their supply or the other way around - the transport of materials produced on the islands. And not only that. The sea also offers riches such as fish and seafood, so we will dedicate part of the area to their processing. River Port Speaking of water, a large river of great importance for transport - the Danube - flows through the local territory. Ships transport a lot of material at once, but they have one problem. They cannot bring their cargo outside the waterway. So they have to transfer their cargo, which is what ports are for. Seaports have been around for some time, but river ports are new to Euro Truck Simulator 2. Oil Fields Although times seem to be slowly changing, tractors on diesel still run in the real world and within our games. Diesel is produced from oil, which must be extracted from the land before use. And while the ATS players have already encountered oil extraction, for the world of ETS2 it will be a breath of fresh air. Small Chemical Plant Chemical plants aren't just big factories full of tall shiny equipment and huge tanks. There are also smaller plants that process chemicals contained in various products, such as drugstore goods. Deliver the chemicals, the workers will process them, and then you can take the end results to supermarket warehouses. Bauxite Terminal There are significant deposits of Bauxite rock within the West Balkans. This sediment is used for obtaining aluminum, with the first step being mining. Our highway semi-tractors are not exactly suited for entering mines, but they can help with other machines that can do just that. Therefore, the depot serves not only as a garage for the dedicated machines but also as a transshipment point for material. Aluminum Foundry So, we have successfully mined bauxite and now it needs to be further processed. This is exactly what the Aluminum Foundry is for. A difficult processing operation needs to have a lot of cargo delivered so that valuable material can be created in the final steps. Machines need spare parts, warehouse workers need new handling equipment, and out goes a shipment of fresh aluminum ingots and up for further processing. Metal Light Factory We have created aluminum, but it is necessary to transform it into products that are around us every day Cars, tin foil in the kitchen, electronic devices... The list goes on. And Metal Light Factory is ready to transform aluminum ingots into many such items. However, you will also meet other metals within this depot. Car Parts Factory You are probably aware that we have had car companies in the game economy since the very beginning. But the automotive industry does not consist of only large areas for the final assembly of vehicles. Many of the necessary parts are produced elsewhere. And these are exactly the factories that we will bring into the game with this map expansion. Caravan Factory As the name suggests, the new Caravan Factory specializes in the production of well... caravans. The assembly line requires the delivery of a lot of cargo that is contained across the entire economy, for example, parts from the Car Parts Factory, or entire van chassis from a car manufacturer. Heading the other way, you will pick up the fully constructed vehicles and deliver them to caravan lovers all over Europe. Please keep in mind that everything shown and mentioned in this article is still very much a "work in progress". If you're already excited to drive to and from these industries, make sure to add West Balkans DLC to your Steam Wishlist. We have much more information to share with you about this project in the future, so stay in touch by following us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) to not miss out on anything interesting. View the full article
  5. Today, we are happy to share with you a new addition coming to the roads of the Iberia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 with the next 1.46 update. Traffic signs are an essential part of keeping both drivers and pedestrians using the road safe and informed with valuable information; such as where you are! In our 1.46 update, the Iberia DLC will be receiving new road region signage. Our map team has been hard at work implementing these familiar green and red region signs across the peninsula to help guide drivers in the right direction; and to assure them (and their GPS) that they are going the right way! We hope that this future update to the Iberia DLC will make your drive a little more immersive. We look forward to sharing more 1.46 news in the near future, but until then, keep on Truckin'! View the full article
  6. Recently, we introduced a new experimental feature for ETS2 and ATS - custom city introductions. Thanks to the positive feedback that we have seen from the community, we are glad to let you know that we will further expand this feature in the upcoming 1.46 update! These special cutscenes appear when a player selects a starting city when creating a new profile and, as you may know, they are currently available only for cities in Austria and the city of Hanover in Euro Truck Simulator 2. In the 1.46 update, however, we will add this feature to the Iberia DLC as well! And not only that, this feature is also evolving across the ocean in the ATS world. Therefore, once the update lands in the game, in addition to Montana, new players will also have the opportunity to watch one of these awesome cutscenes when selecting their first city that has a garage in the Colorado and Wyoming map expansions. Also, just a heads up, the screenshots used in this blog serve only as illustrative examples. If you’d like to see more, check out the posts about this topic on our social media - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok. But you can always wait until the 1.46 update is released to try the new custom city intros on your own! So, what do you think? Should we keep working on the custom city introductions? If so, let us know over social media by tagging our official channels, or leave us a feedback on our forum. We can’t wait to read your thoughts once again! View the full article
  7. About two months ago, while talking about the Yellowstone National Park update in Montana DLC, we teased you with the possibility of having this entire area fully recreated within American Truck Simulator. In the 1.46 update, a small addition will achieve just that. We are excited to let you know that we will be adding the US-20 leading to West Yellowstone! This means that everything will technically come "full circle", since you will be able to enter the area of the park from all of the surrounding states - Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Furthermore, to celebrate the completion of Yellowstone, we have also added a new viewpoint in Montana DLC, which will showcase a bit of the park and the West Yellowstone village itself. As you can see, the 1.46 blog posts are now in full swing for both ATS and ETS2, so make sure to leave us a follow on our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) to stay in touch with all the latest news and updates! View the full article
  8. In August, we revealed that the Western Star® 57X would be arriving on the virtual roads of American Truck Simulator along side its real world premiere. Since then, we have been overwhelmed with positive comments, pictures and comments from your first journey with the 57X. Today, an update was released for American Truck Simulator which contains some fixes, adjustments and new content for the 57X! All these changes were based on discussions with our friends over at Western Star and from feedback from you, our #BestCommunityEver. Along with some general bug fixes, the 57X update will also feature: A new roof fairing option (Aero II) An option for non-heated headlightsA new side fairing option (Aero II)Optional twin vertical exhaust stacksAn option to add the Christmas Light Accessory. We hope that you continue to enjoy every journey with the brand new Western Star® 57X on the roads of ATS. We look forward to seeing even more screenshots & videos from you on our social media pages, so continue to share them with us! Until next time, keep on truckin'. Western Star® is a trademark of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and is used under license to SCS Software s.r.o. View the full article
  9. After every update release, wondering about what content is coming next is only logical, as there is always room for improvement in your experience of driving across our games by adding smaller and more complex features. Today, we are excited to start clearing up the fog a bit with the very first blog post dedicated to the 1.46 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2. You may have noticed while driving across the Iberia DLC that there is a well-designed unreachable area near Madrid. We have decided to take the time and finish this settlement, which is inspired by the city of Arganda del Rey and it will feature the company prefab of Construcciones Elcano, a new heavy machinery service depot that made its first appearance in the Austria rework project. While you were previously able to only drive around this zone on a nearby highway, with the addition of the settlement, we are also going to open up the closest highway exit so you can properly set out to explore this fresh piece of content. We have much more information up our sleeves in regards to the 1.46 update for both ETS2 and ATS, so make sure to leave us a follow on our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) to stay in touch with all the latest news and updates! View the full article
  10. The International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) is the world's most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics, and this September, IAA Transportation is set to take place in Hanover, Germany between September 20th and 25th. With over 2,000 exhibitors scheduled to attend, IAA Transportation is set to present the latest and greatest in the world of trucks, trailers, vans, and buses; and we are proud to be a part of that list! This year, a small team from SCS Software will be attending and plans to team up with Krone Trailers and JOST to provide our 4D motion simulators. These motion sims create an authentic trucking experience using our simulator titles along with real truck parts including the seat and wheel. So if you happen to be attending, be sure to stop by their booths and chat with the team. That is not all however, as many of you can imagine, IAA 2022 presents a fantastic opportunity to speak with representatives from across the world in the trucking and automotive industry. Part of our team that will be attending is made up of certain colleagues who are ready to take notes, reference photos, and talk with attendees about projects and developments that may happen in the future. Whilst we won't have our own dedicated booth, we certainly are looking forward to a fantastic IAA 2022. If you spot us in the crowds or at one of our partners' booths, be sure to say hello. We hope that everything will go according to plan, wish us luck! Keep an eye on our social media around the IAA dates for tweets and updates from our teams attending. View the full article
  11. You might remember the blog article from a while ago that was the first part of the cities and settlements coming in the Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator. Today, we are back with even more areas that are now ready to be presented to you. Saddle up and join us for another ride across the Lone Star State. Laredo Located at the border with Mexico, Laredo serves as the main hub for transport between the two states. Apart from being one of the oldest crossing points in this area, it is also the nation’s largest inland port of entry. This is why the city will feature a large industrial zone in our game, along with a rail station and the possibility to drive directly through the center. Wichita Falls As slightly hinted by the name, Wichita Falls is famous for the "restored falls". Over 100 years ago there was a natural waterfall in the Wichita River’s course, which was eventually destroyed by a flood, and the city has made the decision to recreate this wonder by creating an artificial waterfall. And one more fact, the highway spans directly above the city, which is kind of cool, right? Dalhart Ranking among the smaller cities of Texas, you can find Dalhart in the northern area. Despite the long series of droughts in the 1930s, the city became an agribusiness center for Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico in 1990. While the local economy of today might no longer have such a massive reach, it is still centered primarily around agriculture. Longview Longview is located practically within a forest, so it comes as no surprise that this city is the hub of East Texas outdoor recreation and leisure travel. But truckers have no time for that! What you can expect instead is the industry that is surrounded by a forest - especially the local warehouse area. Odessa While the previous city is surrounded by trees, Odessa is surrounded by oil wells, so it makes sense that the industry of this particular area is dedicated mainly to oil processing. After all, the local population and economy grew rapidly during the so-called oil blooms in the past century. Additionally, there are a fair amount of warehouses as well. Other major cities you can look forward to exploring while driving across Texas include Fort Stockton, Van Horn, Abilene, and Corpus Christi. Every one of these additions will feature a specific layout and well-developed industry. In the first chapter we have also shown you several settlements, and this time we have another bunch for you. Can you guess which ones are shown on the screenshots? Hint: there’s five of them on the following screenshots. We still have some bigger cities up our sleeves and we can’t wait to present them to you in the future. If you like what you’ve seen so far, add Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist to show us how excited you are to get your hands on this map expansion. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our microsite dedicated to this project. View the full article
  12. The journey of revisiting and reworking the older parts of our base map in Euro Truck Simulator 2 continues! Shortly after we completed work on recreating Austria, our rework team got right to their next project! Today, we are excited to share with you some screenshots of their progress, which is still in development. So you may be wondering, where exactly is our next rework? Well, we will leave that up to you to guess! We hope some of these screenshots may give you a clue. Let us know in the blog comments or on our social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) if you think you know where! We look forward to sharing more images and development news from insert country here in the future! Until then, keep on trucking. View the full article
  13. Being rich in size and resources, Texas is constantly expanding its roads and cities. This means that construction work plays a prominent role all over the state and it is something we have to properly interpret in American Truck Simulator and the upcoming Texas DLC. The construction work in Texas is actually so frequent that we had to update numerous landmarks several times during the production due to their real-life counterparts getting a fresh look. The same goes for the road network since the US-285 has only recently been changed because it was considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in the state. Unfortunately, there were also situations in which some buildings, such as a stadium or a bank, got added to the map but their real references were eventually torn down. These are the reasons why you will quite often see or pass by construction sites while driving across the Lone Star State. Ranging from road and railway works to other generic constructions, such as wooden houses or wind tower assembly, you will always have a feeling that you are located in an economically strong and ever-expanding state. And while they say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, the construction process in Texas is sometimes so fast that even we have problems keeping up with the latest changes in our scale. Time to put on your hard hat (just a joke, not necessary!) and add the Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist to show us how excited you are to get your hands on this map expansion. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our microsite dedicated to this project. View the full article
  14. Join us tomorrow, Thursday the 1st of September, as we kick off a very special and unique World Of Trucks event - Destination Hannover! We invite you, our #BestCommunityEver, to meet us at this year's IAA Transportation show being held in Hannover Messe, Germany. We are asking for your personal help to set up this exciting and important international event by delivering food, beverages, equipment and machinery for use by all of the IAA exhibitors, from all over Europe. This is a great chance to travel to the beautiful city of Hannover and be part of a trade show that is dedicated to the logistical transportation industry which is at the heart of our game. Not only that, there will be a special option for players to also deliver new Krone trailers to the show, direct from the new Krone Factory in Werlte, Germany! This will be open to all players, not just Krone DLC owners, so that everyone has a chance to experience this great content during the event. Be sure to collect your Krone Cargoes to Hanover from the southern depot at entrance number 3! This will be your personal adventure with us, and we've got some great rewards on offer, including a World of Trucks Achievement and no less than 3 special cabin items for you, including something very special and never seen before. It's our way of saying thank you for taking part in the set up. Rules Using External Contracts, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, your personal goal is to complete a total of 7 deliveries of cargo to the Hannover Messe in Germany to help set up the IAA Transportation show. At least 1 of these deliveries must be a Krone Trailer, of any type, from the Krone Factory in Werlte Germany, with the remaining deliveries being any cargo from anywhere. All jobs for the event need to be at least 200 km or more. Rewards: Personal goal: Players that complete 7 or more deliveries of cargo to supply the IAA Transportation show at the Hannover Messe, will gain a personal World of Trucks Achievement along with 3 unique, show related, cabin items:A futuristic concept truck hologram, Driving the Future, in the spirit of the IAA Transportation showA neat souvenir Hannover City MugA very cool looking Krone Lunch Box All rewards are Steam inventory items for Euro Truck Simulator 2. The event will be concluded on Sunday the 25th of September at 23:59 UTC. We eagerly await your stories and photos from your trip to Hannover and Werlte this year, we think this event is going to be a lot of fun for everyone and it's really something quite new to experience in the game! So please, share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #DestinationHannover on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favourite ones (we may even feature some of them in a future blog post!). View the full article
  15. Last December, during our traditional Christmas stream, we showed some WIP development images of a truck that our vehicles team have been working on for Euro Truck Simulator 2. That truck of course is the new MAN Truck Generation TGX. Today, we are happy to share with you some progress that has been made on this upcoming truck in the form of some screenshots! As you can see, since that original stream, our vehicles team has made quite a bit of progress; but there is still plenty of work to be completed. Rest assured, our teams are still working hard, and with plenty of work and testing still on the road ahead, we will be making sure that all our quality standards are met before we release it. We look forward to sharing more development updates from upcoming projects and additions for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. So if you haven't already, be sure to follow us on our socials (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) to always get the latest news on the road. View the full article
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