Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Grand Giving Event 2019

It's better to give than receive. It's a truth best learnt through experience, and it benefits all involved. That’s why this year we are doing something very new and very special for our 2019 Christmas Grand Giving event in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.

So, we are asking the community to spread the spirit of Christmas giving across all trucking territories! We have trailer loads of big gifts to give and we will be awarding stars to each city, based on the number of deliveries it gives. The more a city gives, the more stars that city gets. A great list of rewards await you.

Let's do the cities of the world justice and prove that they can, one and all, be the grandest of givers during this season of giving! You’ll be able to track the community progress on World of Trucks or directly in the game using the updated External Contracts interface:

To celebrate the beginning of this festive event, we will be broadcasting a special Christmas Grand Giving stream. Along with taking part in the event, delivering jobs and having fun, we’ll also provide the community with more information on our end-of-year #XmasGrandGiving sharing giveaway.

Loads of awesome prizes await, including T-shirts, Steam keys, computer accessories and much more. Be sure to watch our Christmas live-stream on Thursday the 19th of December at 17:00 CET with special guests, festive fun, surprises, prizes and perhaps even a glance into the future. Watch us on either Steam or Twitch, you won't want to miss out!

Grand Giving Event Rules:

Using external contracts with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both, the community aim is to get as many stars as possible awarded to as many cities as possible across all trucking territories. Every city can achieve up to 5 stars!

For a city to gain one star, the community must make 1000 Gifts deliveries from it, using the provided Christmas Gifts trailer. Each tier of 200 achieved stars will unlock a unique community reward, with a special reward at the 1000 stars mark.

To achieve your Personal goal, complete at least 12 deliveries of Gifts in either Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator.


Personal goal: Your contribution of 12 or more deliveries of Gifts will gain you:
  • A World of Trucks Achievement
  • Your very own hanging Christmas Sock accessory, that’s packed with goodies.
  • A Christmas themed, Metallic Paint job to help you carry out more Gift deliveries during the event.
Community goals: 
  • Each tier of 200 stars will unlock unique community rewards. 
  • At the milestone of 1000 stars the community will receive a further 2 special rewards.

Note: In order to qualify for any community reward, you must complete at least your personal goal in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both. Each reward will be a Steam inventory item for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.

The event will be concluded on Wednesday the 15th of January at 23:59 UTC.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Road to the Black Sea: Community Showcase

With the recent release of Road to the Black Sea for Euro Truck Simulator 2, our social media channels have been filled to the brim with your photos, videos, GIF's and other content. We love to take a look through them during our work day, and even share them with each other across our internal team channels for inspiration and positivity.

We'd love to share just a handful of content from our #BestCommunityEver with you here, such as these beautiful screenshots.

and across YouTube, Twitch, Mixer and more you can find a handful of video content made by some very talented community members!

We love all the pictures and videos you send us, and thank you for your hard work in creating them; and look forward to seeing many more as you explore more of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.

If you want to see many more screenshots and videos like the ones featured above, you can find more of them shared on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or share them with us using the hashtag #RoadtotheBlackSea.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The International LoneStar has arrived

When you see this truck on the road, there is no mistaking what it might be. It's a truck with a look like no other and with a reputation across the industry. Today, we are excited to announce that the International LoneStar is now available in American Truck Simulator.

International® and all International Truck trademarks are trademarks licensed by INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC

Based on the high-precision 3D CAD references kindly provided by International, the quality and detail of the LoneStar in our game shall please every truck enthusiasts. Visit your nearest International Trucks dealer in-game to take a look at this new arrival. Available in a wide range of configurations including 3 cabin types, 6 chassis variants, 10 engine variations, 12 transmissions and 3 interior options with 2 colour variants.

The International LoneStar arrives as a free DLC addition for every owner of American Truck Simulator. Find the latest update on your Steam Client (which may require a restart for some users)  to receive this new addition to your library.

Share your first journeys with us on Social Media using the hashtag #ATSLoneStar

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The LoneStar is arriving in American Truck Simulator

There is a star that is shining brighter than all the rest, but you won't find this star in the sky. Easily recognisable by its shape, size and unique large front grill, this truck stands out wherever it travels.

We are excited to announce that the International LoneStar will be arriving in American Truck Simulator as the sixth truck to join the fleet.

This new addition will be made available soon at your nearest International Trucks dealership as a free update for every owner of American Truck Simulator. Take a moment to enjoy these photos of the International LoneStar roaming the roads of ATS in all of its beauty.

Excited? Join us this Thursday at 17:00 CET where we will give you an exclusive look at the International Lonestar on the roads of American Truck Simulator. You can watch us either on Twitch or on Steam, see you there!

International® and all International Truck trademarks are trademarks licensed by INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Road to the Black Sea Release

Are you ready to start your engines and travel through three new unique countries in Euro Truck Simulator 2?

 The Road to the Black Sea map expansion has been released!

With 20 new major cities and many more towns and rural villages to discover on your journey, Road to the Black Sea has something for everyone. If you prefer a more scenic journey, route your GPS to avoid the highway to travel past coastal views and forested countrysides, or marvel at Europe's largest city, Istanbul.

We look forward to you sharing all your photos and videos across our Social Media channels! Be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #RoadtotheBlackSea and we will share our favourite ones.

Check out the store page for Road to the Black Sea by clicking on the widget below.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36

Road to the Black Sea is approaching fast so it's time to close the Beta and move on to the next best thing! Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36 is out now!

As always, we'd like to thank every single one of you for all your help with your bug reports, opinions and general feedback during the Public Beta. This time, the update brings probably the biggest system change we have ever implemented, together with some nice features.

The main feature is the upgrade to DirectX 11, which allowed the complete removal of support for DirectX 9 and all its limitations. While it may need a little tweak here and there, general feedback is very positive (FPS increase, smoother gameplay, better long-range LOD behaviours) as we hoped, since listed minimum requirements for Windows already support DX11.

And to spice things up a bit (as "invisible" changes aren't as appreciated as they should be), there are two bigger features and a number of smaller ones.

Corsica, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean is now available to all existing and future owners of the Vive la France! map expansion as a free addition.

Detours are also coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2 after a long testing period in its American twin. Do tell us if it's ok as it is, or what adjustments you'd like us to make still.

Besides that, you'll get a number of other nice features - such as a long-requested feature for drivers, trucks and trailers to be visible on the manager map, avoidance pins for your GPS and more. For those wishing to see a more detailed changelog, please read the Public Beta article, or check out our changelog video!

To enjoy the 1.36 update, make sure to OPT OUT of beta branches and your game will be automatically updated on Steam.

For the legacy non-Steam edition of ETS2, the update should be ready in a few days.

Some mods, however, may have not caught up yet - this update may effectively break them. So remember that you can always stay on 1.35 or an even older branch. The way to access and select them is: Steam client → LIBRARY → right-click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 → Properties → Betas tab → select the version you want.

Also, check our modding wiki to get details pertaining to mods for the game.


  • Detours
  • Avoidance navigation pins
  • New AI vehicles
  • Drivers / Trucks / Trailer visible on manager maps
  • DX11 full support (DX9 removed)
  • Chinese and other non-Latin character input (IME)
  • Anti-aliasing improvements (SMAA, electrical wires)
  • Improved Tobii support and configuration page
  • Sun profile changes (HDR)
  • LP changes for AI (data-driven types, background texture data)
  • Dash display UI elements (digital gauges, fuel consumption bar)
  • Map editor history (undo/redo)
  • Continuous selection of nodes 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Road to the Black Sea: Iasi to Târgu Mureș

It's time for us to start our engines and shift into gear for our upcoming release for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Road to the Black Sea on December 5th.

We are excited to share with you today gameplay footage from the eye of the driver travelling from Iasi to Târgu Mureș in the country of Romania. Can you recognise any areas or landmarks along the way? Some say you may even pass the legendary Piatra Teiului, which some locals claim changes places each night.

Be sure to add Road to the Black Sea to your Steam Wishlist to be notified of when it releases this Thursday on December 5th! You can also nominate us for the Labour of Love category in this years Steam Awards, Vote for your favorite games here.