Friday, December 29, 2023

Introducing Missouri

Without further ado, it's time we reveal our next U.S. State for American Truck Simulator! From Iconic Landmark Gateways to the Ozark Highlands and the beauties of the Mark Twain National Forest, today we are excited to announce that our team are hard at working creating...

Missouri for American Truck Simulator

Nestled in the heart of the American Midwest, Missouri beckons with a blend of historical significance, natural beauty, and vibrant urban landscapes. Known as the "Show-Me State," Missouri invites visitors to explore its diverse offerings.

The iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis stands tall, symbolizing westward expansion, while the Ozark Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts. From the bustling city life of Kansas City to the serene landscapes, Missouri captivates with its unique charm and promises a journey marked by historic sites, such as Mark Twain's birthplace and a taste of authentic American culture. 

Drivers in Missouri will also be the first to see the iconic Mississippi River in American Truck Simulator! As the second-longest river in the United States spanning over 2,000 miles, this impressive waterway flows through 10 different States.

There is no shortage of industries large or small in this state either! Agriculture, Underground Warehouses, Food Industries and more await drivers in Missouri. We look forward to sharing a showcase of them in future blog posts. For now, please keep in mind that everything you see here is still very much a work in progress and may not represent the final product.

Excited to hear more about the development of this upcoming map expansion? Be sure to follow us on Social Media (X/Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and now on Threads!), and to add the Missouri DLC to your Steam Wishlist to keep up with the latest news! Until next time, keep on truckin'.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Switzerland Rework - Weigh Stations + Viewpoints

As part of the ongoing Switzerland rework project, we're thrilled to introduce revamped weigh stations and viewpoints that promise an immersive and visually stunning experience for our #BestCommunityEver.

Weigh Stations

Switzerland's mountainous terrain is adorned with numerous tunnels, making it crucial to prioritize safety and vehicle conditions. To reflect this emphasis, players will now encounter weigh stations strategically placed across the Swiss map. These stations, including locations such as Saint-Maurice, Erstfeld, and Rothenbrunnen, serve as checkpoints where players will be invited to collaborate with local authorities for vehicle checks and weight verification.

Navigating through the Alps requires more than just driving skills; it demands a commitment to safety. The reworked weigh stations aim to enhance the realism of the gameplay by incorporating these essential elements, adding a layer of authenticity to your virtual trucking experience.


Switzerland is a country blessed with natural beauty and iconic landmarks, and the rework ensures that players get an up-close and personal view of these stunning locations. The introduction of viewpoints at key spots, such as Geneva centre, Zurich centre, and Furka pass, allows players to pause their journey and take in the beautiful scenery.

Whether you find yourself surrounded by the majestic Alps or exploring the vibrant city centres, the viewpoints provide an opportunity to capture the essence of Switzerland. Take a moment to marvel at the source of the Rhone river, witness the dramatic Alpine peaks, and navigate the steep slopes around Furka pass. Explore the city centre of Geneva with its views of Geneva Lake, and experience the bustling heart of Zurich.

As an added bonus, you will be able to find two secret viewpoints on hidden roads. But we won't spoil the locations for you!

Capturing the beauty of Switzerland is no small feat, but we've strived to do justice to the picturesque landscapes and iconic landmarks. We hope that players will appreciate the attention to detail and enjoy the immersive journey through the Swiss Alps. Keep in mind the work you see here is still a work in progress. Don't forget to follow us on our social media (X/TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) so you won't miss out on any news. Safe travels!

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

California Rework - Fresno & Huron

We're happy to share with you another look into our on-going California Rework project for American Truck Simulator. For some of our newer player base, a small part of our team has been hard at work to rework the base game state of California and bring it up to standard with our current map expansions as part of a free update. 

Today, we're happy to share with you some preview screenshots from the cities of Fresno & Huron! 


Nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley, Fresno is home to a unique blend of urban vibrancy and agricultural charm. Known as the "Raisin Capital of the World," this city boasts its title of  'the most productive farmland'. You may have even delivered to this city a few times before in American Truck Simulator. Let's take a look at some of the changes that have been made in the rework.

Much like many of the other cities in the California Rework, Fresno was completely reworked from the ground up. This means the city and road network from our current base map editor has been deleted and the team has rebuilt it from scratch. This allows the team to take advantage of techniques and tools we previously did not have, and really utilise the space to bring a more realistic layout and representation of the locale. 

Major road networks, such as the CA-99 which runs through the city along with many other connections in and around Frenso have been reworked. The team has also reworked industries in the area, and you may even find some new depots to deliver to. 


Surrounded by vast expanses of farmland, Huron provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Known for its colorful murals that tell the story of the community and its rich cultural heritage, Huron provides a glimpse into the heart of the Golden State's rural charm. 

Just like the work undertaken in Fresno, Huron has been built from the ground up, including its road networks and local industries. Nearby, you'll find a new Truckstop under the 'Vortex' brand located close to the I-5. 

Like many other small towns and cities, Huron is home to a variety of Agriculture industries. In the surrounding area, farms grow soybeans, corn, and own livestock. It is also an emerging hub for the production of niche crops for specialty markets, as-well as a rapidly growing cluster of wineries. 

Rest assured, the team is working hard on this project & we look forward to sharing more previews from this upcoming phase of the California Rework. If you missed out on any of the previous blogposts on this topic, be sure to take a read back here. Until next time, keep on truckin'!

Friday, December 22, 2023

Happy Holidays From SCS Software!

Dear #BestCommunityEver, 

As the holiday spirit fills the air, it's a time to reflect on the year that has passed and spend time with those closest to us. No matter where you are in the world or how you observe this holiday season, we hope that you will find the time to take a pause and savour the joy and peace of this special time. Like many others, a majority of our ever-growing team here at SCS Software will take a short break to celebrate this festive season. We hope you don't mind us posting a little less than normal during this period!

Our offices are already filled with the spirit of the season, with the start of our most ambitious and festive World of Trucks Christmas event to date! Have you made your first journey through the portal to the magical #ChristmasWinterland yet? Join truckers from across the world in helping deliver supplies and gifts to and from this wonderland filled with holiday joy, snow and more! We invite you to join us in spreading cheer this holiday season. 

As we reflect on the year 2023, we will undoubtedly think about the moments that brought us joy and those that brought us sadness. It has been a challenging year for many people around the globe, and we sincerely hope that the world will become a better place in 2024. If you're curious about what SCS Software has in store for the coming year, we recommend checking out the recording of our Special Christmas Live Stream which took place recently. It's packed with exciting news, glimpses of upcoming projects, and plenty of hints and teases from our development teams. 

From all of us here at SCS Software, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Nebraska - Fields, Prairies, and Rivers

We feel your anticipation building for the Nebraska DLC, and today, we're excited to satisfy that curiosity by offering you a behind-the-scenes look at its development. Prepare to be captivated by the diverse landscapes that await you, from grassy dunes to wavy hills, cornfields to meadows, and the enchanting Platte River flowing through it all.

Nebraska is far from a monotonous stretch of land. In fact, the DLC promises to showcase the state's rich biodiversity through various biomes. The Sandhills, resembling grassy dunes, provide a unique and picturesque terrain. The Shortgrass Prairie, adorned with rolling hills and landmark mountains, promises an immersive driving experience as you navigate through its landscapes.

The Mixedgrass Prairie unveils vast fields of corn, soybeans, and sorghum, creating a patchwork quilt of agricultural beauty. And for those who prefer the sight of taller grasses, the Tallgrass Prairie offers a blend of grasslands and fields, adding another layer to the visual richness of Nebraska. Each biome presents a new challenge, ensuring that every drive is a distinct adventure.

One of Nebraska's defining features is its intricate network of rivers and streams. Prepare to encounter the most famous of them all - the Platte River. This iconic waterway winds its way through several towns, roads, and highways, offering a scenic backdrop for your journey. Crossing over its bridges or driving alongside its meandering course, the Platte River will become a companion on your travels, adding a touch of serenity to the hustle and bustle of the virtual road.

Moreover, Nebraska boasts a rich variety of vegetation, with wildflowers adorning the roads and landscapes. The state will have many flowers along the roads, including the ubiquitous wild sunflowers that seemingly grow like weeds. You can also expect the company of numerous cattle on the roads, adding a touch of rural life to your journey.

Nebraska may surprise you with its charm, making each drive not just a task but a memorable adventure through the heartland's hidden treasures. Are you already excited to travel to this new state? Let us know by adding the Nebraska DLC to your Steam Wishlist. Stay tuned for more updates by following our social media channels (X/TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok).