Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Wyoming - Gameplay Video #1

Good news everyone! After releasing several articles related to the Wyoming map expansion and teasing you with a lot of beautiful images, we figured that in order to keep things moving, today may be the right time to bring out an actual gameplay video and add more fuel to the fire in the engine of the speeding hype train. Please sit down, get some snacks and enjoy this short ride-along in the upcoming Wyoming DLC, covering a drive from Riverton to Jackson, WY.

If you're still holding on to the hype train and not planning on falling off yet, be sure to add Wyoming DLC to your Steam Wishlist, and eventually you will all be able to drive through the same route on your own. Until then, we have much more to show you, so keep an eye out for any possible news in the near future!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Wyoming - Road Network #2

Just like great movies always deserve a sequel, content updates with a large amount of beautiful screenshots deserve a second part as well. That is why today we are bringing to you a second collection of images from the upcoming Wyoming DLC and its road network. The feedback for the first set of pictures involved a lot of praise (such as - great, nice, wonderful, superb and... crazy) so we’ll see how this one will fare.

In the previous post we mentioned the fact that Wyoming will certainly have no shortage of colorful bridges, that’s why it is only fair to give a mention to a particularly unique style here. And no, this isn’t a quick trip over to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, these are just expertly-crafted multi-level bridge bases that you can directly pass by while driving on the road in this brand new map expansion. Don’t worry, if "stairs" are not your thing, we’ve thrown some of the more usual bridge constructions into the mix.

One of the signs of fresh things coming your way are also, well... signs! The roads are always changing, they expand and evolve, and their companions made of metal (usually) have to keep up with this trend. 

And last but not least, we have more images of gantries to share. These are traffic signs assemblies in which signs are mounted on and they are usually built on high traffic roads with several lanes, in order to avoid drivers having difficulties seeing the signals/signs at the side of the route.

We hope you have enjoyed the additional peek at the road network in the upcoming Wyoming DLC and if you cannot wait to experience all the new additions on your own, add the expansion to your Steam Wishlist and you’ll always stay in touch with the latest news!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Heart of Russia: Nature

The sheer size of Russia means that it hosts a vast array of nature and wildlife. The country is home to various landscapes and almost every habitat imaginable including forest, rivers, seas and more. In our upcoming Heart of Russia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, you will be able to journey through some of these beautiful but sometimes tricky country roads. 

Russia contains the largest expanse of forest in the world with some 8 million square kilometers of mixed woodlands, including larch, pine, spruce, oak and the country's national tree birch, which is an important part of Russia's folklore and history; but more about that in a future blogpost!  

As Russia is so huge, it’s no surprise that this incredible country is also home to a large number of ecosystems and habitats. From remote rugged wilderness to picturesque countryside, Russia is bound to surprise you at every turn with its rich history and abundance in natural beauty.

We look forward to sharing more development news about Heart of Russia in the future, and the beautiful landscapes and new road networks that will arrive with it. Until then, however, be sure to check out the official Heart of Russia Steam store page with early-development screenshots, and if you wish to support us, be sure to add it to your Steam Wishlist! 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Wyoming - Water Bodies

It is a generally known fact that about seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, and that is why it would be unimaginable to talk about the upcoming Wyoming DLC without ever mentioning the local water bodies! Without any hesitation, let’s dive into what you can expect.

Even though the local environment of Wyoming may not consist of the same proportion of water as Earth itself, passing by some of the reservoirs may in fact create such an illusion. The Glendo, Boysen and Palisades reservoirs are not mere ponds; they are vast water-filled areas, which are capable of creating extraordinary scenery in conjunction with the surrounding hillsides and mountains.  Palisades Reservoir is also located along Snake River, which has one of the oldest place names in the area - reportedly derived from the S-shaped hand sign made by a Native American tribe.

Man-made reservoirs cannot exist without their dams. You will have the opportunity to witness the Boysen Dam, which has a unique look to it, being a rockfill dam. Additionally, not only will the Flaming George Dam be a part of the game, but you will also be able to drive on the road built across the top of it and there will be a viewpoint included as well! Trust us, despite the dam’s name, there’s still plenty of water around.

Furthermore, there’s also going to be a chance to pass by a couple of lakes. These are namely Bear Lake and Wind River Lake. Bear Lake (actual bears not guaranteed) is a popular destination for tourists and it is no wonder, that you will be able to enjoy this beautiful scenery with an included viewpoint. Wind River Lake is an alpine lake found at a high altitude, and even though you will not be able to visit its frequently visited picnic area, you can always take that one perfect screenshot and enjoy a snack or two looking at it afterwards!

If you are excited for the release of Wyoming DLC, do not forget to bring your swimming trunks and add Wyoming to your Steam Wishlist. Well... You will not be able to swim in the water bodies so just focus on delivering goods and basking in the glory of Wyoming’s natural beauty.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Euro Truck Simulator 2: 1.41 Update Open Beta

We love to bring you new game updates, especially when they contain features that have been requested for a long time! Today, we are happy to share with you that Update 1.41 Open Beta for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now ready to be tested by our community!

However, please keep in mind that this is the first iteration of the open beta, which is still very much a work-in-progress build. If you want to take it for a spin, you can help contribute by reporting any bugs you may encounter in the appropriate section of our official forum. Your feedback and reports are extremely valuable for our team and we thank you in advance for taking the time to help us out.

Please bear in mind that this update will likely render many community MODs incompatible. MOD authors may need to adjust and update their mods to work with this update. We strongly recommend that you use a profile without any third-party modifications if you wish to participate in the 1.41 Open Beta. 

So, let's take a look at what the 1.41 update has in store!

Convoy Multiplayer Open Beta

Convoy is a new multiplayer game mode, where players can set up and host their own private sessions (password optional) to drive with their friends or other fellow truckers. There is currently support for synchronized AI traffic, time and weather, and the ability to take the same job as other players.

During this open beta phase, Convoy will allow you to create and host an online session with up to 8 players. We plan to eventually raise the player limit in the future, however, we are keeping it small at this time due to its work-in-progress nature. Session hosts will automatically be made admins of these sessions, allowing them to ultimately control what kind of environment they want to have online, as well as having the ability to kick any trouble-makers from the session. 

You can also see, filter, browse and eventually join any of the available sessions that have been already created by your friends or other truckers.

So what options and features will players be able to use and experience in the open beta of Convoy? 

    • Any player can host and create their own private sessions for up to 8 people
    • Ability to haul the same contracts/jobs together from the same company and to the same destination
    • Synchronized AI traffic (random events included)
    • Synchronized time and weather
    • Synchronized paint jobs, truck accessories, cabin accessories, cargoes and more
    • Ability to communicate with other drivers via CB radio broadcast (X key), quick replies (Q key), or text chat (Y key)

    We know how many players are eager to try out this new feature; however, there are some things you will need to know before joining your friends on the road! Convoy is in a beta phase, which means you may potentially run into some bugs, imperfections, or unexpected problems whilst driving. 

    Notable issues / not yet implemented:
    • Mods in Convoy mode are not supported in the initial release.
    • When using an owned trailer, there might be a company trailer spawned in the same location you are supposed to go to to load your cargo.
    • AI vehicles might disappear when a player disconnects.
    • Lifting bridges are not synchronized. They will be stationary for the initial release of Convoy.
    • Steam invites work only through the Steam overlay.
    • CB radio broadcast (hotkey "X") interferes with the text input line.
    • The on-screen map in Convoy "M" zooms out together with chat scrolling in the Route Advisor.
    Worried about your profile progress? In-case of trouble-makers or other circumstances out of your control, players will have the option to revert their save to one made previously before joining the session. From friends to VTC's, we are excited to see how you will enjoy Convoy and we look forward to hearing your constructive feedback on this new online feature.

    A-24 Iberia DLC Addition

    Today, we are happy to bring a new piece of the road network to the latest map expansion for ETS2. This update to Iberia carries the Autoestrada A24 which runs north to south across the Douro river valley, connecting A7 and A25. It passes through a very scenic region of Portugal, famous for its many vineyards. 

    Originally, this road was considered for release with Iberia DLC, but we did not manage to complete it in time. We decided to finish A24 anyway and bring it to you in an update, as we did not want to leave this beautiful part of Portugal behind!

    Our teams are listening to feedback and making changes accordingly for upcoming updates and beyond. We look forward to bringing you similar development news in the near future, be sure to keep your suggestions and feedback coming as it really helps motivate us to improve our content.

    Photo Mode: Time & Weather options

    We know how much our players love to take photos in-game and spend a lot of time creating that 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! 



    • Convoy Multiplayer
    • Time and weather adjustments in photo mode
    • Quick Travel


    • A-24 Douro Road Addition to Iberia DLC
    • Iberia map fixes 
    • Various road signs reskinned across Europe
    • Navigation sign reflection fix


    • New icons on the map legend

    So enjoy all the new additions, but please remember: It's only an open beta, not a stable public version - so you may encounter bugs, instability, or crashes. It's completely okay if you want to wait for the final release. But if you're interested in helping us to get there faster, we'll appreciate all of your feedback on our forum and your bug reports in this section.

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

    If you wish to participate in the open beta, you can find this version in the public_beta branch on Steam. The way to access it is as follows: Steam client → LIBRARY → right-click on Euro Truck Simulator 2 → Properties → Betas tab → public_beta → Public Beta 1.41. No password required.