Thursday, August 21, 2014

Getting ready for ETS2 1.13 Update

Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.13 is entering finalization for release - and this time it is all about Achievements!

As you may have noticed from our blog posts jumping from topic to topic between different projects and sub-projects, the team at SCS Software is actually a swarm of quite a number of micro-teams developing various new features to grow the truck simulator ecosystem. Some things take longer to develop, with some we may even be notoriously slow, but we believe that our approach is right to achieve our ultimate goals eventually, and we hope that you are having fun being along for the ride. Achievements is one little step among many for us to help us in testing the necessary improvements in our infrastructure towards game data persistence.

So, achievements. Actually, at this stage we are preparing two different sets of achievements for you:
  1. Steam Achievements
  2. World of Trucks Achievements

Steam achievements were much requested by our Steam player community. Thankfully, the native integrated Steam achievement system made it reasonably simple to implement, certainly compared to us having to roll our own superstructure on top of in-game achievement tracking.

On the other hand, the initial set of World of Trucks achievements is a turning point in setting up the the back-end codebase for extensive future updates. WoTr updates are sure promising to be interesting and we'll talk about them in the future...

We understand that at this stage of the life cycle, with many players having sunk tens or even hundreds of hours into the game, some achievements might be, shall we say - not timely. You might even think that you have tried everything the game has in store for you...

So with that in mind and with help of Steam community, we have compiled a list of ETS2 achievements with a very seasoned player in mind. You can think of some of the more difficult ones as little quests or challenges for you to undertake in the game. Still there are achievements that are very easy, we still have new players coming aboard having just bought the game, and we want them to get some satisfaction quickly. Experienced player can take them for granted already.

It was not our goal to make anyone suffer pursuing our achievements, as it sometimes the case with games; forcing players to grind. Almost all our achievements are within the reach of average player given enough dedication.

Let's have a peek at the current ETS2 Steam achievements in more detail:

Total Achievement Count: 28
  • Easy - 8 - pretty much everyone would achieve those and so quickly notice the achievement feature, that's how easy it is ;)
  • Medium - 8 - not all achievements get unlocked quickly, but none of those should be a problem for any user
  • Hard - 11 - certain degree of patience and dedication is required to track and complete those. However the truckers are patient people and we have all confidence in them.
  • Extreme - 1 - thats for the most hardcore, never to give up types that drive through the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2

  • Discover more than 60% of the map - I am a GPS Medium
  • Discover 100% of the map - Pathfinder Extreme
  • Use the train to cross the channel - Choo-Choo Easy
  • Utilize a boat - Sardine Easy
  • Discover all recruitment agencies - Head hunter Hard
  • Use all ports in the game (counts sea and train ports) - Successfully docked Hard
  • Buy a truck online - From the comfort of your home Easy
  • Design and apply to your truck a custom multi-color metallic paint - My precious Easy
  • Drive at least 999 km with each truck brand featured in the game. Only your owned trucks are counted. (MAN, DAF, Majestic, Renault, Iveco, Scania, Volvo) - Test drive limited Medium 
  • Take an urgent delivery for a minimum of 550 km and complete it with less than 30 minutes remaining - Just in time! Medium
  • Complete a delivery that was greater than 2,000 km - Long hauler Medium
  • Perform jobs for at least 15 different companies in the game - Reliable contractor Hard
  • Complete a job worth over €130,000 and minimum 2,200 km without using a ferry - Profit hunter Medium 
  • Complete deliveries with all trailer types (Machinery, ADR cargo, Container, Refrigerated, Liquid cargo, Fragile cargo, Construction, Bulk cargo) - Experience beats all! Medium
  • Complete a perfect delivery (no damage, no fines, in-time) for a job that is at least 1000 km. - Job is only worth it if it's done well! Medium
  • Complete 5 jobs in a row - in-time, without taking any damage and without using autoparking - Careerist Hard
  • Use automatic parking - Friends are always here to help you Easy
  • Take and complete jobs with at least 30 different cargoes - All is possible - Hard
  • Gain 20,000 XP for several consecutive jobs with the total distance below 10,000 km - Minimaxer Hard 
Company Progression
  • Use quick travel to return to your headquarters - Honey, I'm home Easy
  • Own a garage in every city in your headquarter country - National company Medium 
  • Own a garage in every city - Property magnate Hard 
  • Achieve 100% of productivity for at least 5 large garages at the same time - Working with the elite Hard 
  • Reach an average daily profit of €450,000 - Bath of success Hard
  • Achieve at least 75% of the average garage productivity across all of your garages. Must own at least 10 large garages. - Performance optimizer Hard
  • Have at least 10 female and 10 male employees of maximum level in your company - Aspects of professionalism Hard 
  • Use a rest stop - Zzzzz Easy
  • Use a filling station - Gas, no petrol! Easy

In the future we might add more interesting achievements, of course also shaped for a seasoned user or related to some particular expansion with fresh content. So if you wish to contribute an idea, we'd be glad to hear it in comments.

According to our internal plans, we are aiming at the early September time-frame for release. Stay tuned!


  1. It appears achievements are listed in public beta version, but they cannot be accomplished currently. Strange.

    1. The achievements are still in testing and will appear only with 1.13 Update. The steam had to preview them for 'already released' games.

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    3. When update will be released?

    4. If you read the article...

      "According to our internal plans, we are aiming at the early September time-frame for release. Stay tuned!"

  2. hello to all the team scs software thank you as all the world to this great game I wanted to ask if there would be a day of evolutuoon about the weather like snow falling as rain still has its strength tired now this and that I have not always easy because it myself I have a hard def includes the truck and trailer I sohhaite you courage and hope also have good news comsernent ats since its beginning to be longtemp enough even though I said the faith longest to good felicitation to all this and rélisation and another coming dominique Devisscher fan depuit the first day

    1. I am sorry, is this supposed to be English?

    2. Иван Ганчев I believe Dominique is French (there are a few French words in there)... The gist of his post was to thank SCS for a great game and to ask about seasonal changes, meaning snow instead of rain. I would add more to that about maybe getting icy roads and such. Also I would like to inquire about time zones. Going East-West and back we do cross quite a few time zones but there no apparent difference in sun rise and sun set or have I not noticed it?

    3. French or not, that is a 108-word runon sentence :)

  3. All I can think for now is OPTIONAL LEGEND so we can see very clear the gray parts of the map.
    If I already had made a part of this achievements, will they be updated automatically ?

    1. Achievements that can't be done more than once - i.e 100% map, will automatically be added to Steam, however most will have to be done again.

      Source - SCS Forum.


  5. So err...... Yeah nevermind, go for it mate.

  6. My question is how will this work in a manner that is fair for players using modded version with for example company mod or a person running unmoded version.

    For example: Reach an average daily profit of €450,000 Achievement

    Now this can be easily done using mods but for the person using no mods this would take some time to achieve.

    also map mods will this effect the map achievements for example 100% discovered

    Im all for Steam achievements i love them but i am just worried people with modded versions will complete the achievements alot faster than the person with no mods

    Im sure SCS can make it work i just want it fair for both parties

    1. Mark, why would you care how others acheive their goals? As far as I'm concerned goals are not a competition unless you like to show off? lol My opinion here is to make the goals fair to acheive in an unmodded game. If others feel the need to use mods to acheive a goal well they are the worst for it... :)
      Just enjoy playing the game buddy :) :)

  7. Thank you very much for the support of the game!

    One question about the company progression achievements:
    "Own a garage in every city in your headquarter country"
    "Own a garage in every city"

    Don't you think a lot of player will start expanding their company by buying garages all over the map? That buying every garage in your headquarter country comes later?

    I think an achievement "Own at least one garage in every country" would be a great addition.

  8. I've played ~500 hrs, I hope you choose wisely which of the achievements are unlocked from the beginning. There's no way I'm starting a new profile. But I do like the achievements notion, it's something I've been wanting for a while and actually gives the game some kind of end-goal.

  9. SCS is one of the developer you can be proud to buying their game

  10. 1. How about adding option for gps alternative directions that would be available on master level...
    2. The parking and Unloading option to be accessed on uncraked Legend level 60.
    3. For future game updates please consider all those deliveries thats makes no sense e.g delivering a wood logs or an excavator to Euro Goodies.

  11. Will these Achievements unlock retrospectively, SCS? Will they unlock automatically for players who have already completed the goals prior to the update?

  12. SCS I play this game for 2 years is ready old I'm not the only one I think we need A new game ATS

  13. Thanks for adding the steam achievements!

  14. SCS Software blog.

    I think American Truck simulator will be released in 2016 or 2017.
    have time to do all the ATS game.

    1. ATS is coming out in 2015 it say on their website

  15. I think it would be more great to be able to buy an own trailer just like we're able in 18wos...
    Why adding such achievements and never think of the option to buy an own trailer?
    THAT would be a BIG part of simulation... buying a trailer, searching for the right cargo (fuel-trailer only for fuel-cargo etc.),...
    How about doing those important and more realistic-feeling things instead of adding new achievements? (they're nice, for sure,... but i think the trailer-thing is much more important and would be ways better for all of the ets2-costumers!)

  16. When is patch 1.13 come from?
    No fancy now continue playing great when I then have to start new anyway.

  17. about american truck simulator: He will have Brazil?
    I love ETS2 <3

    1. No ATS is only North America not South America, it basically says American in the name. It doesn't say Latin America Simulator, now does it???

    2. afff no :(! ATS Is bad :(
      South American is America is also

    3. Maybe the TSM team will make a map mod for ATS that will include Mexico, Central, and South America? That would be awesome. :D

    4. :(! No, but it would not be the same thing :( for Unfair, should have across America., I know that our continent is very, very big but would also have to or they could create a simulation game Brasileiro.

  18. cant wait for achievements.. but can i ask you scs for some other enhancements to the game like ai trucks actually loading and unloading, also animated rear trailer doors or curtains when you drop off the load and a fork lift comes and takes cargo away.. this will be good with rigids and doing multi drop deliveries

  19. Absolutely fantastic news! And it'll be great to launch ATS with the achi system in tact. Thanks a lot for the update SCS!

    Trucking fans - feel free to discuss this and other trucking news and discover the community of 2300 truckers over at Trucksim Reddit - or

    Truck on!

  20. Will those I've already accomplished unlock upon first savegame load? I don't mean ones like use the boat, I mean such as have garage in every city.

    1. In theory, maps and garages should automatically unlock upon the Achievements being released, given that they're essentially non-repeatable.

      Use a boat is something that is repeatable, and would not be unlocked.

  21. Nice one SCS, I like this, ETS 2 started to be boring Lol

    But can you make Finnish registerplates in World of Trucks site?
    I can select Country Finland in my profile but there is no Finnish registerplates.

    Greetings from Finland

  22. A few more achievements I thought about
    The achievements I have in mind are for each country like:
    Either discover 100% OR visit all cities in a specific country.
    Get fuel from each filling station in a specific country.
    And such…

  23. '' Own a garage in every city in your headquarter country - National company . Medium '' well ,If Luxermbourg was your headquarter country ,than this achievement is very easy :p

  24. Maybe you should increase the possibility of hiring more drivers

  25. SCS convinces me that do nothing but drink vodka at work.
    You gave us three update: No new trucks, no new cargos, no new interaction (car wash, weight station or ViaToll) Excluding the three new cities and truck/trailer wiew in menu we have nothing anything that would improve the fun of ETS2!
    Go home SCS, your drunk...

    1. I almost forget: I driving truck for a fun, no for lead to competition so i have in my ass lots of giving nothing archivments I only want to drive new truck in hole of Europe.

    2. How about the cargo dlc they released??? At least they do updates unlike EA with their games or Activision with their games. SCS at least does an update with new content unlike EA and Activision that want your money and basically want you to get the fuck of them about their games.

    3. Its good, but is not enough...

  26. not that i care about this sort of thing but i guess its nice to have it, as long as game keeps on updating and getting better everytime i really appreciated

  27. why don't you guys make an option to buy and customize your own trailers, so you can choose at your garage which one you take. cause it;s strange that you have got a company, but you drive trailers from other companies.

    I hink having your own trailers would be AWESOME!!!

    1. +1 I always saw this as a drawback for the game. You should have a truck and a trailer, and have it loaded and unloaded.
      Depending on your choice of trailer, you can get only the type of jobs which provide cargo for your trailer.
      With this addition, you can also have custom trailer paints, which will allow creating some nice tandems.

      I am assuming that this would be a much too high work for ETS2, as it was not built like that, but I see it as a must for ATS.

  28. This is all ok,but it is a little pointless,instead of creating infinite patches in which you can get an option to color the lower part of your left mirror you should do something like this:
    1.make ETS 3
    2.make a few more countries,specially Balkans (Gr,Srb,Rom,Blg,etc.) and former USSR (Rus,Byl,Ukr,etc.) (since those two are where a huge part of players are from )
    and last,one absolutely crucial thing 3.please,please,please make new types of streets/roads,I can't stand the fact that streets in for example Paris and so on look exactly the same as in Prague,Bratislava,London and so on. Every single country should have a entirely different feel to it,the only thing that makes London different from Paris or Prague is the fact that there are 2 or 3 custom buildings somewhere hidden in the city,but other than that everything is the exact same,streets,roads,everything.

    1. I think they should use googles street view and make a 3d rendering and put it into the game, it would be a lot better, but a lot of programming

    2. They should make a truck sim like ETS2 based on Google Maps lol. I don't mind driving 30 hours in real time.

    3. Point 2 is really really a must.
      ETS2 is an Euro Truck simulator.
      I find it disappointing that still we do not have entire europe, after so many years.
      I know that there is a "going North" DLC in development and this is great. But I think that the map needs to be fully extended ASAP.
      If you look to Europe, we are missing:
      "Going West" which should complete france and add spain and portugal
      "Going Far East" which should add the balkans, greece (maybe even go to istambul) and the Baltics.

      All of the above are all in Eurpoe and should be present.

  29. My question is, will achivements work with a modded game? Some games lock out achivements when they detect it's been modded, like Fallout 3 and NV. Had to play with boring old vanilla to get those achivements. :(

  30. Can you upgrade engines in MAN? MAN have new engine D38. It is easy upgrade :)

  31. 1.13 Achievements only? :/ kinda disappointing...i hope the maximum steering rotation option will be soon and not 1.20....

  32. I love ETS2. I wish it was more realistic.
    Some ideas like:
    Getting a flat tyre,
    Options for Multi Load/Trip Contracts instead 1 load per contract,
    Improve Hired Drivers In regards to going back and forth to garage with their loads,
    Show Trucks in the Garage that are not being assigned no drivers. Garages are empty or use place holder trucks which is not part of your fleet.

    Yeah keep up great the work.
    To bad that ATS is not release on Aug 22 which is now shifted to February 20, 2015

  33. What the hell are you doing there SCS!!!
    Stop making useless things as update, fix the realism first...
    Since 1.11 update AI-trucks drive faster than cars, so it is not possible to catch, chase and overtake any of them during whole trip except for slow areas!!!
    You make truck speed limit for gps screen but you make Ai-trucks settings worse than your first games, congratulations smart guys !!!!

  34. I can't wait for ATS so the forums have proper English in them.

  35. In my opinion it would be great if you will make all changes right on schedule. E.g. new DAF will be done for a month, because here was so many comments, from angry anonimous people. This work should be done much earlier. Now we can't write opinions as anonymous, it's better for you, because when someone is writing something and must sign it by his own name, he is calculating if it will be normal opinion or angry with bad language. It won't be a problem with comments and with opinions of the players if you will listen to the players, and their needs at first. You must think what changes should be done now and what can wait. For me the most important is a ride, not achievements. I don't need to have comapny in the game. I need good truck, good roads and some challenge e.g. special, difficult cargos. I agree with some people here, fix the realism. Create new trucks.

    1. They don't need every single person to finish the new DAF, so ther's no point holding back smaller updates, particularly achievements, which you want to track you progress as soon, as possible.

  36. Really? No more anonymous?

  37. I just have to ask..... will we be able to use and complete the challenges without "Steam"????

    Or is this (maybe) just another attempt to get all your customers to signup for a Steam account????

    Judging by your update message.... it sounds like there won't be any challenges added to the game at all..... but rather... you're just adding a code script that allows for "Steam" content to be integrated into the game.

    If that's the case.... I agree that for many this will be a great idea and opportunity.... but for those without a Steam account..... what good is it???

    Just curious.

  38. Is the new DAF out in this update ?

  39. Oh how much I dont care for this kind of stuff.

  40. How can I expand a fleet of trucks when I can only hire a maximum of 154 drivers in the game. Fix it .

    Get on one truck 5.000 mileage
    Get on one truck 10.000 mileage
    Get on one truck 20.000 mileage
    Get on one truck 50.000 mileage
    Get on one truck 75.000 mileage
    Get on one truck 100.000 mileage


    1. I would like these achievements too. I like to drive one truck.

  42. There is no front and rear fog lights switch options

  43. "Design and apply to your truck a custom multi-color metallic paint - My precious Easy"

    I'm currently works on the custom design of paintwork that includes both metallic and non-metallic parts, will it be counted? Or I should buy some of (shitty) DLC paint set first? :-P

  44. When the update will be available

  45. There are many construction sites on roads (especially in East Europe), can SCS make there a few places of delivery ?

  46. I just HAD to pick Necastle-upon-Tyne as my starting city :(

  47. SCS, You should add in support for Mid-Lifts on trucks, so when you hook up trailers heavier than 10 tonnes, they go down, otherwise they stay up, or be able to choose between up and down?!


  49. Who needs this ? ... most of players need all roads-countries in EU calls EU truck simulator ... lol ... of course it is good if you work on this too, but priority of game most be EU,cities,trucks,way to how to work in game etc ...

  50. This is pretty cool, actually. I would like to submit a suggestion: Making more skills or a new sub-set of skills, available to higher level players. The progression stops at level 35 or something like that. After a person has maxed all the skills, it gets a little boring. What's the point in advancing? Maybe have a skill set available for those of us who have companies, in order for our drivers gain skills better, have special additions to garages when we reach a certain point in our management skills.

  51. Hi! Now when you do this big update i´ve got 1 wish!
    today i´ve got 8 trucks in the game and want to see them on map and want to meet them on the road. Hope i could be done!

    Greetings Sebastian, Sweden

  52. Hello SCS, in future updates i would like to see more cities in France and the UK and adding more contries such as Russia
    Matt, England

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  54. Dear SCS,

    Regardless of what anyone says, you are doing a great thing with ETS2, providing more free content, after release, than most games on the market.

    And, as you cannot make everyone happy, here's another thought: it is extremely welcomed to see that the community is listened and so, you are now providing the long waited achievements.
    It is disappointing that we are starting out with only 28. If this update goes well, I am guessing that adding more should not be too problematic.
    A game like ETS2 should have, at the end, 99 achievements...if you know what I mean.

    Also, please schedule a meeting for tomorrow and decide the following:
    1. Delivery date of "Going North" DLC
    2. Start work on "Going West" DLC, including: the other half of France; Spain, Portugal; The rest of Italy. Include Sicily and Ireland if possible,
    3. Start work on "Going Far East" including the Baltics (+ Finland), the Balcans; Greece and finish at Istambul.Optional: add Ukrain, but not Russia. Russia can be added in 2020.

    After the meeting, you can post a new entry in the blog, with the start dates. Oh, and you know what, just to make sure that everything runs smooth, tomorrow you can already add the pre-purchase page on steam. We stand ready.

    1. SCS should make the dlcs available through world of trucks and for free. Some people's pc might not be able to run steam and they are unable to get the going east dlc and you have to pay for it. It would be good to put more countries in the game and they should be free

    2. If a pc can't run Steam, sure it can't run even ETS2, I guess...

      Free countries? They still release trucks for free, if they do the same with countries, where they will take the money to pay who works for SCS?

  55. hi

    thanks for your update.

    just also to inform you that polish a1 motorway has been completed between gdansk and lodz. the completion is recent : most rest areas are still closed. would be nice to see this update on ets2 polish map.

  56. It's all fun these new add ons in the game.Like to adjust the seat
    Trailer browser.Maar why is no one at scs now on the idea that you can choose you break times varying from .So eg 2 hours 4 hours and 8 hours.It would be much more realistic.Or am I wrong?

    1. Yeah, this would be a very useful function. Sometimes a 10 hours break can take to a late delivery...

  57. hola buenas, creo k hablo por todos! pregunto k dia exacto saldra la actualizacion !? estamos todos impacientes pk salga la 1.13.1


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