Friday, February 5, 2021

American Truck Simulator: 1.40 Western Star® 49X Update

Today we are excited to share with you some more detailed news from a teaser we showed during our traditional SCS Christmas Live Stream, which featured a variety of exciting news and upcoming content that is Work in Progress. With the exciting release of the Western Star® 49X in September 2020, we mentioned that 'larger sleeper variants will be added in time' and today; we are excited to share with you those said updates and more that have been rolled out with the 1.40 Beta for American Truck Simulator.

If you were in the co-driver seat on our special Western Star® 49X Update stream yesterday, then you already know what new options and awesome parts are coming for this truck. But if you have missed our live session full of fun, jokes but also a lot of in-depth info on this truck - don't fret because you can watch its recording right now on our YouTube channel.

We are happy to share that the 49X will receive 2 additional sleeper cabin options and a grand total of 36  chassis variants, comprising of different lengths and fuel tank options on 6x2, 6x4, 8x4, and 8x6 axle configurations. Also as a surprise bonus, this includes 5 lengths for both the Set-Back and Set-Forward Axle configurations! So whether you are on a job long or small, you will have the option to customize your Western Star perfectly for the task at hand. 

However, that isn't all! The Western Star 49X will also receive an array of new parts to customize your truck including new bumpers, quarter fenders, mud flaps, hood mirrors, sun visors, grille guards, and different interior colors. We will also be bringing 3 new gearboxes in this update, the DT12-V (in direct-drive and overdrive configurations) and the DT12-VX. We hope this pleases drivers who prefer a more realistic option for their gearbox.

We look forward to seeing how you will upgrade and customize the 49X. Be sure to share with us your new configurations with us and Western Star on our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook Instagram) We'd love to see them!

Western Star is a trademark of Daimler Trucks North America LLC and is used under license to SCS Software s.r.o.

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