Friday, July 12, 2024

Kässbohrer Trailer Pack Work in Progress Update

Today, we bring our #BestCommunityEver some exciting news! For the past few months, we have been hard at work preparing another trailer pack for Euro Truck Simulator 2, and now seems like a great time to reveal that Kässbohrer trailers will be coming to our game!

Established in 1893, Kässbohrer has been developing vehicles that have pushed the boundaries of vehicle engineering. Using the world's latest technology, Kässbohrer engineers their trailers to the highest standard and it makes them more flexible in finding the right transportation solution for customers' specific needs.

In these screenshots, you can see how much progress our vehicles team has made in bringing these beautiful trailers into the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2. And our teams are still working hard to bring this trailer pack to our #BestCommunityEver as soon as possible. We will, of course, tell you the release date once we are sure these trailers are fully ready to hit the virtual roads!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners at Kässbohrer for providing support and data to enable us to recreate their amazing trailers virtually in ETS2! 

We hope you are as excited as we are to try out this renowned European brand once it's in the game. Keep in mind, that these screenshots are still a work in progress, and the final product may change until the release. Until then, make sure to follow us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube to catch all the latest information. We will see you on the virtual roads!

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Arkansas - Art of Arkansas

In this blog, we offer our #BestCommunityEver another look into our upcoming Arkansas map expansion for American Truck Simulator. This time, we want to show you some wonderful art of the Natural State you will encounter on your deliveries such as some beautiful murals and street art which are inspired by their real-world counterparts.

Fort Smith, the third most populous city in Arkansas, is home to many wall paintings. Truckers navigating our game will be able to encounter a mural of a Native American woman shooting from her bow there. Another notable artwork along US-64 features a comic book-style giant banana pointed at a horseback rider against a dark red background. And we could not leave out the paintings on the Fort Smith silos towering 100 feet into the sky. In the real world, they depict three local residents, whom we have transformed into our asset makers.

Magnolia, the county seat of Columbia County, offers plenty of colorful street art painted on the sides of buildings in the downtown area. These depict the different parts of the town's and county's history. If you find yourself in the northeast corner of Arkansas, visit Jonesboro which will feature its colorful lion painting in ATS. This one depicts three grey lion heads with a vibrant background.

Hot Springs, renowned for its thermal springs and spas, will also have a wall painting celebrating the first residents of the area, the Quapaw Tribe. This piece displays two Quapaw tribemen with a yellow background and can be found not far from the famous Arlington Hotel. Meanwhile, in the capital city of Arkansas, Little Rock, truckers can stumble upon a cute artwork of two foxes cuddling amidst a leafy setting.

When arriving into DeQueen, keep an eye out for their artistic welcome sign that is sure to make you feel right at home! And if you are passing through the US-64, you can come across a beautifully decorated wall right next to the road.

We believe you will appreciate this look into the art of Arkansas, which is still a work in progress. If you are excited about the Arkansas DLC, make sure to add it to your Steam Wishlist! Stay tuned for more updates on the development of the Natural State and other ATS-related news by following us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Until then, we'll see you on the road.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

California Rework: Santa Maria & Oxnard

Today we are excited to share with you our first blog on Phase 4 of the California Rework Project. Our team is hard at work tackling the next area of this extensive project, which focuses on renewing one of the base game areas in American Truck Simulator. Without further ado, we'd love to share with you some of the progress made with the cities of Santa Maria & Oxnard, California!

Much like most areas previously completed, both these cities will receive a complete rework, which means removing the old and creating the new from scratch! This allows us to really bring as much into these areas as possible in terms of details, road networks and more. Currently this phase of the project is planned for the 1.52 update for American Truck Simulator. While this is still a while away, we wanted to share with you what we are working on.

Santa Maria

Located along the famous US-101, also known as the 'Pacific Coast Highway', Santa Maria is known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes. Founded in 1874, the city's heritage is evident in its historic buildings and museums, reflecting its early Spanish and Native American roots. 

Drivers delivering to Santa Maria will be able to see the beauty of the area for themselves as you drive through the city on California State Route 135 (CA-135). Here you will be able to travel around landmarks such as the City of Santa Maria City Hall, Santa Maria Public Library and the Santa Maria Town Center (an indoor shopping center). 

Farming is also a cornerstone of the local economy, and plays a prominent role in the area. Drivers delivering to and from Santa Maria will be sure to find plenty of delivery contracts around the farming area, including a new type of farm depot. 

If you've just long-hauled out from the Midwest or beyond, be sure to take a rest stop and fuel up at the Valley Pacific Traffic Centre nearby the US-101. This will certainly be a popular spot for all travellers alike. 

Oxnard

Known for its pristine shorelines, rich agricultural heritage, and as the Strawberry Capital of California,
 Oxnard is a coastal city which cannot be missed! From the north, you'll be able to travel on the US-101 and use the CA-126 junction. Along this route you'll find local businesses and shops, and green spaces such as the Camino Real Park. 

Drivers will also be able to travel on the longest state route in California, the CA-1, which will take you to the Malibu coast. Along this route you'll find offices, warehouses and a variety of industrial areas. Looking for work? Oxnard will feature a large paper factory depot, which you can find nearby the Freightliner Truck Dealer in-game. 


One stand-out feature in Oxnard that will be hard to miss is the Topa Financial Plaza, a 14-story, 160,347 square foot high-rise office building which is built using reflective blue metallic glass cladding. This gives it a mirror-like finish against the blue skies of the west coast, which is visible no matter where you are in the city. 


We hope you enjoyed checking out a preview of what is to come in Phase 4 of our California Rework Project. We look forward to highlighting more of the cities, industries and more to come. Like what you see? Be sure to share you comments with us as our rework team would love to hear them! Until next time, keep on truckin'.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Missouri - Rolla

Welcome to Rolla, Missouri, a vibrant city where history, innovation, and natural beauty converge. Today we are happy to share with you more about this area, which drivers will be able to visit on their journey in our upcoming Missouri DLC for American Truck Simulator.

Home to students from the states and beyond, Rolla is a hub of innovation and education, anchored by the renowned Missouri University of Science and Technology, one of the leading technical universities in the US, known for its programs in engineering, science, and technology. Drivers delivering in Rolla may even route through some of the areas around the university, which our map team has recreated in this DLC. 

Located in the Ozarks, a region known for its beautiful landscapes and conservation areas, Rolla has a lot to offer for both visitors and residents alike. From nature, to landmarks such as a minimalist version of Stonehenge, we urge truckers to take the time to check it all out! One road drivers should not miss is the Historic Route 66, which Rolla is located along. You'll be sure to find references to this famous highway around the area. 

Looking for work? You'll find the usual city industries to deliver to, including supermarkets, warehouses and even to a heavy machinery service site. You'll also find two unique depots located near the city, a Quarry and Timber harvest site, both which are custom built. We are sure you'll enjoy these industries large and small. 

We hope you enjoyed taking a look at Rolla, and we look forward to highlighting more cities, industries and more from our upcoming Missouri DLC in the future. If you like what you see, be sure to add Missouri to your Steam Wishlist and thank you for your on-going support! Until next time, keep on truckin'. 

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Greece - Border Crossings

Get your documents ready; border control is here! In today's blog, we would like to show you some of the border crossings you will encounter on your way in and out of Greece, the upcoming map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

You will be able to get to Greece through six border crossings, but today we will show you three of those so we don't spoil it for you all at once!

Kakavia

Kakavia is a major border crossing between Greece and Albania, meticulously modeled in our game to accurately reflect its real-world counterpart. Numerous smaller details are scattered throughout the area, capturing the true essence of the location, such as the customs regulations building situated in the middle of the crossings.

Níki - Medzhitlija

Located on the E65 Route, the Níki-Medzhitlija border crossing connects Greece with North Macedonia. This crossing has also been custom-made to perfectly resemble its real-life counterpart, as you can see in the screenshots. Historically, it was the southernmost border of Yugoslavia.

Makaza - Nimphaia

Makaza-Nimphaia is a border crossing between Greece and Bulgaria. This mountain pass stands out as one of the smallest border crossings in the game measuring only over 100 metres in length. The border and its surroundings are custom-made as well.

Keep in mind that this DLC is still a work in progress, but we hope this blog provides a peek into our ongoing efforts. If you're excited about this map expansion, add the Greece DLC to your Steam Wishlist. Don't forget to stay tuned and follow us on our TwitterInstagramFacebook, and TikTok for all the latest updates!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Germany Rework: Kassel

Today, we're happy to share with you some new images and information from our on-going Germany rework project for Euro Truck Simulator 2; specifically from the city of Kassel. Much like the previously highlighted areas in this rework, this city was completely rebuilt from scratch! Let's take a closer look shall we?

Located in the North of Germany, Kassel is a city steeped in history and cultural heritage. The rework team has recreated some of the more prominent historical buildings that can be found around Kassel, including the museum, gallery and theatre. Be sure to capture a photo of them for your gallery! 

We have also recreated the road network to a more realistic standard. Drivers will be able to travel along Bundesautobahn 7, through the city, with an exit on B251. Truckers will also find a new secondary route available which will offer views of the Hercules monument located in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. 

Of course, you'll also have the opportunity to travel on the Wilhelmshöher Allee, which is one of the most important streets in Kassel, connecting the city centre from east to west. Be sure to keep an eye out of your window for some views of the river Fulda, one of two headstreams of the Weser River. 



Drivers looking for job contracts in the area will find a variety of industries large and small, including logistics centres, supermarkets and a car parts factory. We also recommend checking out the location of the garage in the city, especially if you're looking to base your operations in Kassel! 

We look forward to highlighting more of the Germany Rework project in the near future, and we hope you like what you've seen here! If you do, be sure to let us know in the comments or on our Social Media Channels, as our team would love to hear your thoughts. Until next time, keep on truckin'!