Thursday, May 13, 2021

Humble Heal: Covid-19 Bundle

A year after the onset of the global pandemic, some regions seem to be out of the worst, but there are countries currently going through the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks to date. When we were approached by our friends at Humble Bundle to be a part of a new bundle from which 100% of proceeds go to charities helping in the fight against coronavirus, we didn't hesitate.

Humble selected these four charities to be part of the bundle. These charities have focused efforts in India and Brazil, and are keeping a watchful eye on neighboring countries and hot spots should COVID support be needed in other countries.

Direct Relief improves the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care. They’re currently providing local hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout India with PPE, oxygen concentrators, and other resources, and also supporting local vaccination efforts to vulnerable people in Brazil.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. MSF is running COVID-19 response programs in India and Brazil. In Mumbai, MSF teams are treating patients in a 2,000 bed facility set up by the Indian government, in addition to ensuring that people living with illnesses like tuberculosis continue to receive care. In Brazil, MSF is supporting fragile local health systems in Amazonas and Roraima states.

International Medical Corps provides lifesaving healthcare and supplies to children, families and communities that have lost everything due to conflict, disaster and disease. International Medical Corps is seeking funds to help work with local partners in India to provide essential supplies like oxygen concentrators, ventilators, patient beds and personal protective equipment, and to distribute COVID-19 prevention and vaccine messaging to health facilities and communities.

GiveIndia aims to channel and provide resources to verified non-governmental organizations and projects across India, supporting COVID efforts, among others. As India grapples with a severe second wave, GiveIndia is supporting those in need with medical equipment and supplies, physical infrastructure, vaccination and testing, and humanitarian aid.


For $20 or your local equivalent (or more if you feel extra generous!), you'll get not only Euro Truck Simulator 2, but also other wonderful games like:

  • Brütal Legend - You can expect Jack Black, Ozzy Osbourne, and of course metal in this hack'n'slash game.
  • SUPERHOT - The most innovative shooter we've played in years!
  • Baba is You - Game is awesome. Bundle is best. Floor is lava. COVID be gone.
  • This War of Mine - Thrilling game where you need to make many life-and-death decisions.
  • Stick Fight: The Game - Throwback to the good old times with stick fight Flash games.
  • Saints Row: The Third - Stillwater needs you and you need to go through this goofy story.
  • UNDERTALE - *Megalovania starts playing*
  • BioShock™ Remastered - Explore the beautiful underwater world of Rapture.
  • Bury Me, My Love - Very touching text messaging adventure game about a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe.
  • ... and more games, books, and software.

This is the perfect moment to grab an extra key of ETS2 for your friends as we're getting to the finish line for the open beta of Convoy multiplayer for ETS2 and ATS, get some new games for yourself (tell us your favorite in comments and on our social media!), and help the world in the fight against COVID-19.

The Humble Heal: Covid-19 Bundle runs until May 19 at 18:00 UTC.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

#CruisingIberia Extended

Since the release of Iberia for Euro Truck Simulator 2, truckers from around the world have been taking part in the #CruisingIberia event! In just over a week, you've smashed the community goal of 250,000,000kms! That is incredible! 

So far, more than 30,000 truckers in Euro Truck Simulator 2 have achieved their personal goal of completing delivery to or from any 20 unique Iberian cities, with thousands more already working towards their goal. Not to mention our social media profiles are still receiving a lot of amazing posts and photos under the #CruisingIberia hashtag! 

So, in an effort to give players more time to finish their personal goal and to explore Iberia at a more leisurely pace, we've decided to extend the #CruisingIberia event until Sunday, July 11th 23:59 UTC!

If you would like to take part and earn free in-game rewards, make sure to read all the requirements and rules at our previous dedicated blogpost by clicking here or at WorldofTrucks.com.

Monday, May 10, 2021

American Truck Simulator: Goodyear Tires Pack

Goodyear tires are the product of over 120 years of innovation and state-of-the-art technology, offering very high levels of performance and safety. As one of the world's largest tire companies, Goodyear continues to push the envelope with new innovations in tires and ‘beyond tires’ setting the standard in the industry.

Today we are excited to announce the arrival of this premium brand to American Truck Simulator! The Goodyear Tires Pack DLC will not only come with a range of long-lasting tires; also a range of additional cabin accessories and paint jobs to decorate your truck with. Excited to see what is in this pack? Then take a watch of the Goodyear Tires Pack DLC Trailer!* 

However, for those who like to know the finer details of what is included, here is the full list of what the Goodyear Tires Pack DLC features:



But that isn't all! Owners of the Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 will also receive a free update that will feature new Goodyear Cabin Accessories including a coffee cup, a hanging pennant, and more. 


So no matter where in the world you are driving, Goodyear Tires are ready to drive with you every mile of the way. Share with us your fresh set of wheels and accessories on our social media channels with the hashtag #GoodyearInATS. We can't wait to see your photos from on the road!

*Footage from the video trailer & screenshots posted contains content from the Wheel Tuning Pack DLC for American Truck Simulator

Friday, May 7, 2021

California Dreamin'

During our special Christmas 2020 live stream, we announced that we would be revisiting California in American Truck Simulator to give our starting state a reskin! Today we are excited to share with you a development update on the progress of this project and what changes you can expect to see! Let's take a closer look, shall we? 

Thanks to the growth of our map teams here at SCS Software, we now have the capacity to take on this huge task at hand, while also working on future map projects. So what exactly is in store for California? 

  • All cities will undergo a redesign and adjustments to reflect our current quality standards
  • A large number of new assets reflecting California's specific signs, architecture, road systems, tourist attractions, industrial depots, and more!
  • New Agriculture Control Stations which will be located at the borders of the state
  • Major road layout rework
The reskin will come as a free update for all owners of the American Truck Simulator and will be released in smaller phases over the course of upcoming game updates. While at this time we don't have an estimated date of when the reskin project will be complete, know that our team will be working hard to bring details and extras we missed the first time around.


Let's focus on one of the more noticeable changes drivers will experience when arriving in California, the new agriculture border control stations! These special stations are the first line of defense in pest exclusion efforts. All drivers hauling goods into the state will have to undergo special checks from the control station where vehicles are inspected for commodities that may be infested with invasive species, and for the correct documentation.


In-game, we will mimic these scenarios with a new feature, which will work very similar to the current weigh stations. Upon your arrival at the border, depending on what you are hauling, drivers will be notified to pull over for an inspection at one of the control stations before they are given the green light to enter the state. 


We can't wait to share with you more development updates from California and more! Keep an eye here on our official blog and social media channels for more content in the future. Happy trucking! 

Monday, May 3, 2021

1.41: Revisited Photo Mode

We know how much our players love to take photos! From rest stops to landmarks, our social media channels receive hundreds of photos each week of drivers on their virtual travels in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator! That is why we are happy to share with you a peek at one of our upcoming features in development for the in-game photo mode in 1.41. 

We understand that lots of you take your time to get the perfect shot, and for many, this also includes finding the right lighting conditions and weather. So to help create that perfect trucking memory, we have implemented a new feature that may save you quite a bit of time when it comes to using console commands! 

Introducing the new Time and Weather options! Players will now be able to choose the conditions of their liking, to create the perfect trucking snap just by simply adjusting a new slider to change the time, or clicking on two buttons to control the lighting/weather, all of which will appear in the updated in-game photo studio. We can't wait to see how drivers will use this new feature in the future and we look forward to seeing your snaps! 

Be sure to let us know in the comments your thoughts on this new feature. We look forward to sharing more upcoming 1.41 development news with you in the future!