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ATS and ETS2 1.45 updates are out

As is usual before the launch of a new DLC map (and sometimes in between such occurences too), American Truck Simulator has got an update to version 1.45. And to illustrate the “and sometimes in between” statement I just made, the similar 1.45 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now also out.

For both games the news are ownable tank trailers, rain sensors that automatically may turn your windshield wipers on and adjust their speed as the sensors registers rain, some changes in how mods are handled in multiplayer convoy sessions, a setting that allow for hiding the out of bounds X’es on the roads

For American Truck Simulator the US-14 road and the accompanying town of Cody, Wyoming, have been added for those of you who own the Wyoming map DLC. There has also been a rebranding of many gas stations and truck stops all over the map – although probably most noticable in the “older” states – since SCS now have become much more skilled in how to make very neat such stuff.

For Euro Truck Simulator 2 there’s been an update of the German city of Hannover, which has also got a newfangled thing called custom introduction to the city. This has also been made for the Austrian cities. In addition the first phase of the implementation of functional JOST fifth wheels on trucks is included in this update.

You can read more about the 1.45 updates on SCS Software’s own blog. The one for American Truck Simulator is to be found here, and the Euro Truck Simulator 2 one is here.

Montana for ATS comes August 4

SCS Software has set a release date for their next DLC for American Truck Simulator. The map for the state of Montana will be available for purchase from August 4, 2022.

With the northernmost US state on the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains, SCS is well on the way to get American Truck Simulator rolling over the Midwest.

In addition to the map there will also be new cargo to haul in the form of utility poles, circuit breakers, a garbage truck (yes, as a cargo, not driveable), silane gas, trees, a dumpster, wastepaper and last but definitely not least, a beet harvester.

The Old-fashioned Way

There are times when you just feel more at home in a piece from the olden days.

There’s also the benefit of after having spent time driving around in European trucks right beforehand, this oldie from the turn of the millenium sort of feels more at home with its “the nose ends just in front of the windscreen” construction. I must admit that.

Cabover trucks are as I understand it not all that common in North America anymore, at least not as heavy long hauler trucks. The Freightliner Argosy was produced and sold in the US and Canada between 1999 and 2006. After that its main markets was Australia, New Zealand and South Africa until it was disconinued in 2020.

The Freightliner Argosy in question is a mod available in the Steam Workshop and is made by Harven and Lucasi.

American Truck Simulator patch 1.44

The 1.44 patch for American Truck Simulator is now deployed and it contains quite a bit of updates and additions. Not the least the second part of the rework of the California map. While not as badly needed as the reworks SCS Software is doing for Euro Truck Simulator 2, it still is a noticable improvement over the earlier version and very welcome.

Changelog

Map:

  • 2nd Phase of California Rework
  • Border connections for several cities in New Mexico refreshed
  • Some New Mexico cities received road network reworks
  • Unmarked Road Exploration
  • General Map Bug Fixes

Gameplay:

  • Mod Refund Feature
  • Licensed vs Aftermarket UI in browsers
  • Force Feedback Upgrade
  • Adjustable Suspension Height
  • Interior Camera Horizontal Lock
  • Smart Sequential Shifting
  • New Special Transport Routes

Vehicles:

  • New Freightliner Cascadia 2022 Interior Options
  • Ownable Drop Deck Trailers

Going north

After having accepted to do a delivery to the end of civilization, I sort of found myself taking ad photos in a Canadian sand pit. Seriously, Promods Canada offers some really nice scenery and looong winding gravel roads to get there.

Volvo truck with anime paint job

Then however I got back to civilization and had to spend more time sitting in a queue again. But at least even here the scenery sort of made up for it.

ATS Volvo truck with anime paint job queuing behond a school bus in a forest area

New American truck

There’s now a new truck cabin available in American Truck Simulator. The International Eagle 9900i has been added and is now possible to get at any International store in the game.

As is usual for SCS Software’s game updates of this kind, the addition is released as a free upgrade to the base game.

Truck Simulator Christmas Event

This years Christmas event for American Truck Simulator and European Truck Simulator 2 is in full swing and as usual it’s goal is to transport Christmas gifts between cities. Fulfill the goals and you’ll be rewarded with decorative objects for your cabin. This year’s objects are on the theme “toys of yesteryear”, which means among other things toy mouse, a miniature rocking horse, and a wooden toy soldier.

With some extra thrust

It’s event time again in American Truck Simulator and Euro Tuck Simulator 2, and this time it’s all about delivering Thrustmaster equipment around the world. The reward: a nice little soft toy steering wheen plushie and a toy set of Thrustmaster pedals for your truck’s interior design needs. Oh, and closer to real life there’s also the opportunity to win an actual Thrustmaster set too.

Colorado DLC for ATS is here

As of today the latest US state map for American Truck Simulator is released and it’s possible to start driving on the other side of the Continental Divide.

Colorado brings a bunch of new cities and transport destinations like gold mines and wind turbine factories.

The intrepid trucker can also now haul cargo along the Million Dollar Highway. A route as scenic as it is challenging as it snakes along steep mountainsides with, well, limited safety measures (look Ma, no guardrails!).