Thursday, June 27, 2024

Greece - Mytilene

Welcome to the city of Mytilene, where a harmonious blend of natural beauty and urban charm awaits every visitor. Today we're excited to share with you more about this city, which truckers will be able to travel to in our upcoming Greece DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. 

As one of the oldest cities dating back to ancient times in Greece, you'll find plenty of history there, from its coastline to the architecture of the buildings, many of which reflects its diverse history, featuring a mix of neoclassical buildings, Byzantine churches, and Ottoman-era mansions. 

Our team has replicated the city centre located by the waterfront with high accuracy, including the narrow roads and the many restaurants, bars, hotels that are located there. Players will also be able to spot some famous landmarks on their journey too, such as the Rouselleio Municipal Theater or the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Therapon. 

Drivers will be able to find industries to deliver to and from not only in the city, but beyond too. From small local businesses to large commerces, you won't find a shortage of job contracts on your travels throughout Greece. 

We look forward to featuring more of the cities, industries and more from our upcoming Greece DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. If you like what you see, be sure to add Greece to your Steam Wishlist, as it really supports us and our future releases. We thank you for your support. Until next time, keep on truckin'. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

SCS On The Road: Behind The Scenes: Fully Electric Scania

We're very excited to share with you a special SCS On The Road episode, which confirms which vehicle was seen and shared in our recent 'New Truck Spotted in ETS2' blog post. As many of you guessed correctly, we're happy to announce that the First Fully Electric Scania Truck will be coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2! 

In this episode, we return to Sweden to give you a behind the scenes look at the process our team undertake to collect important reference material, and how we record audio for a new truck. This all took place at the famous Scania Demo Centre located in Södertälje. We'd like to express our gratitude to all those involved at Scania who made this trip and project possible! We look forward to sharing the end results in the future. 

Much like previous additions, the Scania S Battery Electric Vehicle will be accessible only through the Quick Jobs section, as we continue to work on making changes to the in-game world to fully support electric vehicles. 

We hope you've enjoyed watching this special Behind The Scenes episode. We look forward to producing more episodes in the near future. Be sure to follow us on X/Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to be notified of all the latest news and releases. Until then, we'll see you on the road!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Missouri - Nature in General

Welcome to the Show-Me State! The Missouri DLC is still under construction for American Truck Simulator, but we have another preview for our #BestCommunityEver of what the state will look like. This time, we want to show you the beautiful nature and landscape through which you will be hauling your cargo.

From the rugged hills of the Ozark Mountains to the rolling prairies of the Great Plains, the state offers a variety of stunning scenery. You will come across the "Ozarks" when driving through the southern part of Missouri, although this mountainous terrain, renowned for its deep valleys, clear streams, and picturesque hills, almost reaches the cities of Columbia or St. Louis, both situated closer to the middle of the state. The southern part of the state is also home to the Mark Twain National Forest, named after the renowned author born in Missouri.

The whole eastern border of the Show-Me State is made up of the Mississippi River, the second-longest river in North America. It separates Missouri from three states - mostly Illinois, but on a short part of the southeastern border also from Kentucky and Tennessee. Another important waterway is the Missouri River, which connects the west and east of the state as it runs through both Kansas City and St. Louis.

Northern and western Missouri feature rolling prairies and grasslands, as they are part of the larger Great Plains region. This area is almost the direct opposite of the southern mountainous landscape with lush oak-hickory forests. But that is not all. Missouri boasts plenty of other beautiful natural areas such as the Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Elephant Rocks State Park, and Roaring River State Park. As you traverse the state's highways and byways, you will discover how much it has to offer!

We hope you have enjoyed this preview of Missouri's beautiful and peaceful landscape. We surely cannot wait to explore it once the DLC is released! If you want to show us that you are also looking forward to trucking in this map expansion, don't forget to add it to your Steam Wishlist! Remember to follow us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube, so you won't miss out on any American Truck Simulator news.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Arkansas - Water Bodies

Who doesn't love stumbling upon a serene lake or a rushing river while hauling cargo? Water bodies are nature's perfect pit stops, offering a refreshing break and stunning views! Today, we invite you to take a deep dive into some of Arkansas' most important rivers and lakes that we are recreating for this upcoming map expansion for American Truck Simulator.

Arkansas River

The Arkansas River, which winds its way from west to east across the entire state, is probably one of the most important bodies of water in the Natural State. It originally springs in Colorado and makes its way through Kansas and Oklahoma, passing through several important cities in Arkansas such as Fort Smith, Little Rock (the capital), and Pine Bluff, before pouring into the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River

This famous American river forms the entire border between Arkansas and Mississippi. Truckers will be able to spot and admire the second-longest river in North America from the Lakeport Plantation, located near Lake Village. When delivering cargo there, you will also be able to see the Greenville Bridge crossing the river, connecting Arkansas with Mississippi.

White River

The White River springs in the northwest part of Arkansas then takes a slight detour north into the Missouri Ozarks before meandering its way south through the Natural State once more. It crosses more than half of the state from the north to the southeast border, where it flows into the Mississippi River.

Ouachita River

Running through Arkansas and then Louisiana, the Ouachita River will be mostly noticeable by truckers driving through the beautiful spa city of Hot Springs, famous for its natural thermal springs.

Lake Dardanelle

The primary reservoir on the Arkansas River spans nearly 40,000 acres (160 km²). Situated on its northeastern shore is Arkansas Nuclear One, the state's sole nuclear power plant. And don't forget to visit the nearby town of Russellville, one of the scenic towns featured in this map expansion.

Norfork Lake

Norfork Lake is a man-made reservoir on the North Fork River, created by the Norfork Dam. While the river originates in Missouri, the lake itself is located in northern Arkansas. Just downstream from the dam, the North Fork River merges with the White River.

Lake Chicot

Lake Chicot is the biggest oxbow lake in North America as well as the largest natural lake in Arkansas. It is formed by the Mississippi River and is located just east of Lake Village, so truckers will be able to spot it while driving through this charming scenic town.

We hope you have enjoyed this look into Arkansas' most significant water bodies that will also appear in this map expansion for American Truck Simulator. Just keep in mind that everything you see here is still a work in progress and can change before the official release. If you want to show us how excited you are for the Arkansas DLC to arrive, make sure to add it to your Steam Wishlist. Until then, follow us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, TikTok, and YouTube, so you won't miss out on any ATS news!

Thursday, June 20, 2024

New Truck Spotted in ETS2

We have some exciting news for our #BestCommunityEver! Rumour has it, that a new truck was spotted on the virtual European roads and it's heading your way. One NPC managed to take a photo of it passing by. Let's take a look!

This new truck remains shrouded in mystery. Its quick acceleration and silence make it difficult to spot and observe in detail. As seen in the photo, no one has managed to capture a clearer image yet. Our sources report that this truck is ideal for regional and intercity deliveries. Can you help us identify this yet-to-be-named truck?

We hope you are looking forward to the arrival of a new truck to the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2! Don't forget to stay tuned for more updates by following us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Germany Rework - Bremen

The work is not stopping on the Germany Rework project for Euro Truck Simulator 2. While we previously reworked the Rhine region for the 1.50 update, we are moving on to other areas. This time, we would like to share with you the progress we made in the city of Bremen and its surroundings.

Bremen is a historic city located in the northern part of Germany near the North Sea on the Weser River. The city is renowned for its picturesque medieval architecture, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Bremen Town Hall and Roland Statue.

In Euro Truck Simulator 2, the whole city was completely rebuilt from the ground up. As part of this transformation, we added the port of Bremerhaven to the map, located approximately 60 km to the north of Bremen, which is one of Europe's foremost car transshipment hubs. More than 2 million cars are imported or exported through this port every year.

Truckers delivering cargo in and out of Bremen will come across a completely new intersection leading into the city which was transformed to better represent its real-life counterpart. As you navigate it, you will also be able to get a peek at the vibrant historic city center and drive through some beautiful parts of Bremen.

Another part we wanted to focus on was the economy in and around the city. We made an effort to simulate a more realistic economy by incorporating industries located in this area such as a car factory, a beverage factory, and the river port situated on the Weser River.

We are eager to explore this reworked part of Germany once it is released and hope you are too! But keep in mind that everything you see here is still a work in progress and can change. Until then, don't forget to stay tuned for more updates by following us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube. We will see you on the road!