American Truck Simulator News & Announcements
The Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator was released about two weeks ago and ever since then, we have been swamped with monitoring an incredible amount of feedback. Our developers are still working hard to keep track of everything on multiple platforms and we figured we might send some love back to the #BestCommunityEver by showcasing several experiences with the latest map expansion in different forms.



Let’s start off with screenshots and videos, which filled our social media to the brim. We love reading about your journeys across this massive state and, as always, we’re making sure to share the most amazing posts with everyone in the company in our internal channels. We strongly encourage you to keep tagging us on (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), and we’ll do our best to check everything out!












However, the sea of community feedback is wide, and we were also amazed by hundreds of positive reviews on Steam. We appreciate everyone who put out the effort to let us know about the best parts of the DLC along with providing us with constructive criticism. Following are some of our favorite reviews. If you would like to write a review yourself, you can do so on the Texas Steam Store Page.





And speaking of which, the latest map DLC managed to get the attention of multiple internet video game journals, resulting in awesome reviews, such as this one by PC Invasion. If you are unsure what to expect before purchase, you might want to check the full article out.



We have also reached out to some of your favorite content creators (a couple of them are actually from Texas!) and they were kind enough to write us short reviews about their experience. Check out what they had to say about this massive addition to the world of American Truck Simulator.



Texas was by far the most anticipated state since Colorado, at least for myself and I am sure a lot of others as well. We all knew it was going to be a huge undertaking but I do not think anyone expected the amount of content that was included in this DLC! So many huge cities, small towns, open roads, flat ranch lands, and everything in between. I kept saying it is going to take me a long time to explore all of it. As a space nerd, seeing the Johnson Space Center and Launch center near Brownsville was very exciting! My favorite part that maybe some won't notice is the vast distances you can see in some areas. That adds to the immersion of an already very detailed state! And the truck stops are extremely accurate which is a great addition! Once again one of the best states in the game so far! - RyaStream



Texas! Being a Lone Star State resident I feel right at home. I've been looking forward to this DLC for a long time now, and let me tell you it did not disappoint. From Dalhart to El Paso or Brownsville to Longview the scenery and landscape are true to Texas. The new cargo and companies really add to the size of this DLC making it the biggest and best from SCS Software for American Truck Simulator. From big details to small SCS represented Texas very well. Catch you all on the open roads! - TruckinCowboy



Let me start off by saying “WOW”!!! I knew that this DLC was going to be amazing but it is much more than that. With Texas being my neighboring state, it feels amazing to just drive through there whenever I feel. I was blown away at how most of the POI’s in the state were absolutely spot on. Being able to drive past known locations and share with my community stories of what my experience was like while I was there was the best thing ever. I was even able to share a picture comparison while in Galveston, Texas. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you SCS Software for trusting me with early access and allowing me to share the experience #BestCommunityEver! - ThatGirlNisha




It's great to see a game developer take the time to recreate landmarks and cities in a game to make it seem realistic. As a native Texan, it has been nice to be a tour guide to the community and show where I am from. This DLC has added hours of new gameplay and roads to explore with friends or solo. From landmarks such as Route 66 to the Corpus Christi Bridge, there is plenty to see and great opportunities for group photos and screenshots. “Everything is bigger in Texas.” - MoDoze



To say that we were blown away by the power of the #BestCommunityEver once again is an understatement. With the release of the DLC, we also started the #CruisingTexas World of Trucks event and it only took a bit over two weeks for you to smash the community goal of 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km). Absolutely outstanding! But no need to panic, you still have time until the 15th of January, at 23:59 UTC to get your personal rewards, which you can find out more about in the dedicated blog post.

In the end, as you can see, we have truly just been flooded with a lot of feedback ever since the release. The Lone Star state presented a true challenge to our developers and we are glad the project managed to receive so much attention. Thank you all very much!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/
This year’s edition of the annual Steam Awards has begun and the nominations are open, along with the Steam Autumn Sale.



We will always remember the honor of Euro Truck Simulator 2 winning in two categories during the very first year of Steam Awards in 2016, and we hope that the lightning will strike twice ranking us on top again. Both of our games can be nominated in this special event once more!



While we have continuously supported our games with updates and regular new content over the years, we still have several big and smaller features in development, along with map expansions and several new vehicles. Our developers are always doing their best to transition their passion for our titles into the in-game environment and we can’t wait to show you everything we’re currently working on.

This ongoing development is the reason why you will be able to nominate us for the Labor of Love category, which is dedicated to games that are constantly evolving with new additions. While this category is crowded with some heavy competition, we hope that the #BestCommunityEver will judge American Truck Simulator or Euro Truck Simulator 2 worthy and cast a vote on the Steam Awards Nomination Page. We’d like to hear your thoughts about the final decision, so comment below, or tag our official profiles on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok)!




In the end, whatever the outcome will be, the most important thing is to take part, and we really appreciate your support. After all, without you, it would be unlikely to have nominations like these time and time again, so, thank you very much! We’ll see you on the roads!
Dear #BestCommunityEver, you may have caught a glimpse of the following announcement at this year’s edition of Czech & Slovak Games Week, but now it is time to make it official. So, without further ado, let us show you the next step in the journey across the US states...

Introducing Oklahoma for American Truck Simulator



While Oklahoma tends to have an unfortunate reputation of being a rather arid place, sometimes it’s much better to avoid judging a book by its cover. The state is home to wonderful national parks, several natural marvels, and historical places full of mysteries and legends. And if you are looking for something more practical instead, the local road network and a strong economy will keep every trucker properly busy.











We are looking forward to showing you more in the future! 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.









If you wish to stay in touch with all the upcoming news, make sure to follow our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), and to express your excitement and support add Oklahoma DLC to your Steam Wishlist. We’ll see you on the road!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2209650/American_Truck_Simulator__Oklahoma/
A little over three weeks ago we invited all of you to join the special spooky festivities by taking part in our Happy Hauloween World of Trucks event. During this time, players were able to earn special rewards for completing a personal and community goal while hauling the unique Halloween Treats all over the in-game world.



As this was our first Halloween event, we were curious to know what the feedback will be, along with how much effort would the #BestCommunityEver be able to put into something fresh like this. Now, after everything is "said and done", we have to express our gratitude for the positive response that you’ve shown us. This view by most all of you was reflected in the amazing final stats that we would like to share with you. Great job everyone and thank you all for participating!



We truly hope you are enjoying the Swinging Bat dashboard toy and Pumpin Head hanging toy rewards. Even though Halloween itself is an extremely time-limited holiday, you can now drive across ETS2 and ATS with these accessories in your interior all year long!




Many of you also took to our social media channels to share with us photos and videos of your journeys and participation. We really enjoyed looking at them all and sharing some of them on our public profiles and our internal channels. It brings a lot of joy to our teams to see how much you enjoy these World of Trucks events.




Don’t worry, our plan is to keep bringing a Halloween event for the players in the upcoming years as well. But, that being said, it is time to look to the near future, so keep an eye out on our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), to not miss any potential announcement of what is soon to come.

one final jump scare: BOO!
After years of preparation, research, map design, modelling, and work, the day is finally here! Our most anticipated map expansion, Texas for American Truck Simulator will be released today and we can't wait for you to get truckin'!

Texas for American Truck Simulator has been released and is now available for everyone on Steam!



Texas has a lot to offer, as our biggest map DLC for American Truck Simulator, it'll take you a while to see it all. In fact, we recommend you take your time to explore the lone star state which features:
  • Discover 29 explorable cities including Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso & Galveston.

  • Enjoy trucking through 50 scenic towns (settlements)
  • Drive across 20,000 miles of the states road network
  • Deliver to over 200 realistic industry depots including industries unique to Texas state (Offshore Shipyard, Cotton Ginning Plant, Glass Plant & Space Industries)
  • Visit and see famous Landmarks including Starbay, El Capitan, Route 66, USS Lexington, Corpus Christi bridge, and the Salt Flats.
  • Fuel up & rest in 60 unique truck stops and 30 dedicated rest areas

Texas will launch on the Steam store at 17.99 USD / 14.99 GBP / 17.99 EUR. ~

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/28883/Texassized_Bundle/

For loyal fans of the game and newcomers alike, whose interest has piqued by the arrival of the Lone Star State, we’ve prepared a new DLC bundle on Steam. Offering a well-rounded set of states and content to hit the road, including a slightly lower price for Texas even if you own the other content, it’s the perfect bundle for any situation.



We look forward to having you visit and explore all that this wonderful state has to offer. Be sure to share with us your first journeys from Texas in American Truck Simulator using the hashtag #CruisingTexas! But that's not all...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/

Wild West Paint Jobs Pack DLC

In celebration of the release of our Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator, and in the honor of the classic Wild West and Spaghetti Western movies, we are releasing a brand new paint job pack alongside the Texas DLC. These new additions are inspired by the legends, mythical figures, and the unique atmosphere of the genre, which means it will be a perfect fit while driving across the latest map expansion and vast prairies of the US.



Featuring five paint jobs for your mighty trucks and a single paint job for the trailer, wearing this new style will always make you look like the most capable person for the job when picking up the bounty... We mean, the cargo! So, grab your cowboy hat, saddle up, set out on the road, and start building up your own legendary reputation.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2187930/American_Truck_Simulator__Wild_West_Paint_Jobs_Pack/

#CruisingTexas World of Trucks Event



There will also be a World of Trucks event with unique rewards to be earned once you complete delivery to or from 15 different Texas cities and collectively as a community, drive 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km). You can learn more about the rules in yesterday’s blog post and participate in #CruisingTexas at WorldofTrucks.com, where you can register an account for free. You can read more about the event and the full rules in its dedicated blog post.

The event will be concluded on Sunday, the 15th of January, at 23:59 UTC.




We can’t wait to see your photos and clips across our Social Media channels using the hashtag (feel free to tag our official accounts - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok)!



Oh, and we also have one more gift for you! If you will take any External Contract or External Market job TO or FROM the city of Austin, you will earn an Armadillo plush toy, which can be used as a cabin accessory! The armadillo was voted as the Lone Star State Animal, because it possesses many remarkable and unique traits, some of which parallel the attributes that distinguish a true Texan, such as a deep respect and need for the land, the ability to change and adapt, and a fierce undying love for freedom.



We hope you enjoy the company after this cuddly little plush as you travel, deliver, and explore the tons of miles of roads in Texas. After all, it's always good to have a partner you can rely on when you're on the road.

Texas Release Live Stream

We would also like to invite you to a special Texas release stream, which will be broadcasted LIVE on our official Twitch channel from 16:00 CET.



This stream will feature an array of guests, including Annie (2D Artist), Saimon (Map DLC Lead), and a very special guest appearance from Pavel Šebor, CEO of SCS Software! We will be answering questions from the community, talking in-depth about the DLC, giving away some sweet gifts such as the amazing Thrustmaster® T248 American Truck Simulator limited edition steering wheel, Tobii Eye Tracker 5, Texas DLC Steam keys, and more; and of course, streaming the release of the highly anticipated map expansion LIVE on stream. You won't want to miss this!

One dry sunny day, an object appears on the horizon. Even from the edge of town, it remains blurred, but slowly and surely, it draws nearer. You hear the distant humming of an engine, which for some reason slowly builds tension in the air as it closes in. The approaching driver’s hand hovers over the steering wheel for a second before taking the last turn into the main street, providing a clear view for all. You look on, riveted to your spot, and the truck you see is decked out in a paint job that you’ve never seen before.

"Wee doggy, looks like there’s a new Paint Jobs Pack in town folks!"

In celebration of the release of our Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator, and in the honor of the classic Wild West and Spaghetti Western movies, we are going to introduce a brand new paint jobs pack tomorrow along with the Texas map expansion release. These new additions are inspired by the legends, mythical figures, and the unique atmosphere of the genre, which means it will be a perfect fit while driving across the latest map expansion and vast prairies of the US.











Featuring five paint jobs for your mighty trucks and a single paint job for the trailer, wearing this new style will always make you look like the most capable person for the job when picking up the bounty... We mean, the cargo! So, grab your cowboy hat, saddle up, set out on the road, and get ready to start building up your own legendary reputation.





What do you think, partners? Will you give these new paint jobs a try? If so, we’d like to see your screenshots or videos which you can show us by tagging our official profiles on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and we’ll make sure to share the best ones. Until next time, keep on truckin'!
We were holding back a bit on using the phrase "everything is bigger in Texas" on our blog in the last couple of months but in this article, it seems impossible to just go ahead without bringing the famous quote up. As you will see, even the Special Transport missions will have to reflect this legendary saying!



You might be used to us introducing about 3-4 Special Transport routes in the previous map expansions. This time, due to the size of Texas, we have pretty much doubled our effort and there will be 7 new routes arriving with the DLC! As you probably know, these missions are designed with the intention of providing the players with an additional challenge, and we hope so many options will provide you with hours upon hours of entertainment.

These are the seven routes you can look forward to:


  • Corpus Christi to Brownsville

  • San Angelo to Dallas

  • Stockton to Abilene

  • Longview to Galveston

  • Del Rio to Van Horn

  • Lubbock to Odessa

  • Wichita Falls to Amarillo








Don’t forget, Texas is releasing next week on the 15th of November. Make sure to check out our release date announcement blog post which features an amazing video trailer that will surely hype you up for a journey across The Lone Star State. And, if by any chance you still need to add the DLC to your Steam Wishlist, visit the Steam page and do so now, as you will receive a notification once the expansion becomes available!
We are happy to announce that the 1.46 update for American Truck Simulator has been released and is now available on Steam. This update features bug fixes, changes and new content, which are featured below, so we recommend taking a read!



We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated, provided their feedback, and made bug reports during the 1.46 Open Beta. Your valuable input helped us make tweaks, changes and smash some bugs we may have missed the first time around. We hope you can now begin to fully enjoy the fruit of your work.


Gallery

There’s a brand new feature for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. It is something that we’ve been working on for quite a while. Gallery is a new feature that contains a management solution for all images, photo trophies, and discovered viewpoints, while maintaining all legacy functionality of the Screenshot Manager.



Perhaps the most intriguing part awaits you with the addition of "Photo Trophies". You will be able to find these locations thanks to new map icons and capture them via Photo Mode. We have developed a new tracking system that will pop up whenever your camera will face the landmark using the mode.



Within Gallery you will also find Viewpoints, which not only offers a way for the player to be guided towards any undiscovered viewpoints but also serves as a platform for reviewing those which have already been discovered and played, allowing the player to view them again.



Finally, Gallery offers a fresh clean layout for previewing, sorting, and uploading your images to your World of Trucks Gallery and Profile truck slots. There's so many more little other features to explore and find in the Gallery, which we wrote a dedicated blogpost about recently!

If you'd like to learn more, head on over to it's dedicated blogpost which can be found here.

Company Browser

An exciting new feature for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the 1.46 update is the Company Browser. This new in-game browser allows players to search for specific types of companies, cargoes and/or trailer types. This means that if you are waiting for any of the examples mentioned in the previous sentence, you can easily check if such a thing even exists within the game!



So, if you are curious about which cargo you can theoretically haul for example between Bellingham and Nogales or even Eureka to Burlington, the company browser will achieve just that!



We look forward to seeing you use this new feature, as we know it will prove helpful for a lot of drivers! Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our social media channels and forums.

Ownable Cisterns - Chemical Trailers

Today we are happy to share with you the next addition to our ownable cistern collection, Chemical Trailers!



These tankers are designed to transport a variety of chemicals including acidic, toxic, or corrosive liquid products. These cargo types include Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Pesticides, Mercuric Chloride and more, so careful driving is highly recommended.



he ATS Cistern include 3 chassis types (43ft 2 axle, 48ft 3 axle and 53ft, 4 axle) which are single chain. It will also come 2 body types (chrome or paintable) and with a variety of accessories and customizations which include:


  • Chassis type
  • Paintjobs (base and DLC)
  • Markers
  • Rear bumpers
  • Mudflaps
  • and other accessories such as (hoses, tool boxes, extinguishers etc

We are excited to see you hauling these new chemical trailers in your company and how you will customize them!

US-20

We are happy to share that the US-20, located between Idaho and Montana will be arriving as a free update for owners of the DLCs. This highway has been highly requested by you, our #BestCommunityEver, since Montana's release.





This important connection allows drivers to drive between Idaho Falls, ID, and the settlement of West Yellowstone in Montana. West Yellowstone is also home to a tourist center, located just outside the west gate to the Yellowstone Natl. Park. This also gives players traveling from Idaho state an option to travel to the Yellowstone National Park as well as connect with US-191 which is a popular trucking route in the area.





We hope you enjoy exploring this new road along with the beautiful views that come along with it. And who knows, maybe you will find a new achievement over there as well.

Custom City Intros

Recently, we introduced a new experimental feature in ETS2 and ATS - the custom city introductions. Thanks to the positive feedback that we have seen from the community, we are glad to let you know that we have expanded this feature!



These special cutscenes appear when a player selects a starting city when creating a new profile and, as you may know, they are currently available only for the cities of Austria and the city of Hanover in Euro Truck Simulator 2. However, this feature can now be found in the world of American Truck Simulator also!



New players will have the opportunity to watch one of these awesome cutscenes when selecting their first city that has a garage in Colorado and Wyoming map expansions.

So, what do you think? Should we keep working on the custom city introductions? If so, let us know!

Idaho Viewpoints Redesign

We went back and updated the viewpoints of Idaho DLC to better reflect our current standard of their length, pace and camera movement. They are now generally more polished and on par in terms of quality with their more modern siblings from newer map expansions.




Driveshaft Torque

We are always doing our best to make the trucking experience within our games as realistic as possible, and that is exactly the reason why this new addition, which can be turned on in the settings, is arriving into the world of ATS. This feature simulates the spinning of the chassis during acceleration, which results in a slight lift of the front left wheel. This effect is more visible on American trucks due to them being longer.



Changelog

Map

  • US-20 road between Idaho and Montana
  • Idaho Viewpoints Redesign
Vehicles

  • Ownable Cisterns - Chemical Trailers
  • Cascadia and Western Star 57X got custom infotainment implementation
  • Infotainment/GPS screens on all trucks have switched off state separated from map zoom
  • Cellphones and navigational devices got a custom implementation
Gameplay

  • New Gallery Feature
  • Company Browser
  • Custom City Intros
  • Driveshaft Torque
We know you have all been waiting for this moment and now, with the Texas DLC slowly approaching the finish line, we can officially announce the release date for this so far biggest map addition to American Truck Simulator we ever created.

Texas is due to be released on November 15th, 2022

Even though this announcement itself brought up your hype meter to the maximum limit, we are afraid it’s going to break completely as we have also prepared a wonderful trailer as well. So, check out this showcase of natural beauty and industrial areas arriving in the map expansion!



As always, we will host a special release live stream on our Twitch channel on the day of the release. You can look forward to special guests, giveaways, and the possibility of some special surprises, along with the famous push of the big red button at the end of the stream. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!



And a little side-note to our friendly content creators - in the coming days we will be sending out some Early Access keys so make sure to keep an eye out on your mail inbox. If you will be selected, we hope your faithful viewers will enjoy the sneak peek into what they can expect from this DLC once they get their hands on it. Who would you like to see drive across Texas before the official release?















Let us know if you are excited about the release of Texas by tagging us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) or leaving us a comment right here on the blog. Also, if you add the DLC to your Steam Wishlist, in addition to supporting our work, you will also be notified upon the release! We’ll see you on the roads of The Lone Star State!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/
Austin, the Lone Star State’s capital, offering both the best of Southern charm and city attractions, but that just skims the surface of what drivers visiting the city in our upcoming Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator can discover.



Cruising along the I-35, drivers will be greeted with a view of all the major skyscrapers that downtown Austin has to offer, as well as the Mike Myers and DKR Texas Memorial Stadiums. With the continual growth and development of this city, cranes can be spotted all across the skyline creating new buildings and infrastructure.



With big cities come complex road networks, and Austin is no exception. Players travelling on the Monarch Hwy will come across a large five level interchange where the I-35 and U2-290 meet. This spaghetti like junction can be quite confusing, so be sure to follow your GPS. You may even find yourself travelling over the Colorado River as you travel between the southern and northern parts of the city.




Austin is booming with businesses small and large and drivers will be able to deliver to 10 different depots spread across into 3 industry areas in the city. No matter what cargo you are haulin', we sure do recommend taking the time to explore all that the capital has to offer, especially as almost every frontage road in Austin is open for players to drive down!






We recommend sticking around Austin for a while, so why not consider making it a location for your newest garage? It's a prime location for contracts and comes with a lovely view of the downtown area. We can't wait for you to finally visit.




Of course, this just a small part of what the HUGE state of Texas has to offer for drivers, and we can't wait for you to visit. Be sure to add Texas to your Steam Wishlist to stay in the know of its release and potential future sales. Until then, stay weird Austin!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/
The month of October is behind us and it is now time to wrap up this year’s #Pinktober2022 campaign. As we promised in our previous blog post, we will provide you with some additional information along with the amount that has been raised over the year.

Throughout the entire month, we were doing our best to spread awareness among our community about this terrible disease by hosting a live stream on our Twitch channel and frequently sharing reminders on our social media. We’d like to thank everybody who joined this year’s campaign by tuning in to the broadcast or by sharing a kind message on their social media profiles using the special paint jobs contained in the DLCs. These might be small steps, but they are an important part of the ongoing battle.

Our effort was reflected internally within SCS as well by hosting an hour-long session with representatives from the Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer charity organization. We are glad that so many of our colleagues attended this lecture and we truly hope that through them the message will carry on to those who might eventually find it useful.



Thanks to the amazing support from the #BestCommunityEver, the total amount gathered from the sales of the Pink Ribbon paint job packs is 47,000 USD! This sum is absolutely incredible and we thank each and every single one of you. We hope that donating the entire sum to the Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer will make a great difference to those in need.

But don’t forget, you are free to support this, or any other organization throughout the whole year. Most importantly, however, donations are only one of the ways to join the fight. Spreading awareness, and reminding those you hold dear of the importance of regular health checks is what matters the most. Our health should always have the top priority and all of this information is something that all of us should keep in mind.

Thank you very much for your effort and support!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1068290/Euro_Truck_Simulator_2__Pink_Ribbon_Charity_Pack/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1162160/American_Truck_Simulator__Pink_Ribbon_Charity_Pack/


Happy Hauloween, Happy Hauloween,
Happy happy...stop!
And so it has been said, I’m told,
That there are some of you so bold
To speak of one point four six woes
For goodness sake, we did not knows
That there might be, oh, such a clash!
Oh my, oh wow, now we must dash
To fix this all and do it fast
Extend our Hauloween to last
Until such time that you’re all done
With testing of our beta one
Point four six, yes! That is the feat,
Then hauling treats for all to eat!
It’s cool, it's great, and all will see
What fun that Hauloween can be!

To our #BestCommunityEver, we would like to offer our sincere apologies if we caused any concerns to those who are currently testing our Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator 1.46 Open Beta. We now realise that for many of you, reverting back to your 1.45 game saves in order to take part in our Happy Hauloween event was far from a desirable solution and, moreover, was an avoidable consequence that should not have happened. In this way, we intend to extend the event well past the 1.46 Open Beta testing closure date, so that everyone will be able to continue to take part in the event using 1.46 also.

Thank you all for your guidance and valuable feedback!
If you ever plan to motor west, get your kicks on route 66! This Historic Highway was one of the first to span across the Midwest, Great Plains, and Southwest; and is arguably the United States' most famous stretch of road. So buckle up! It's time to take a trip down a portion of this iconic route in our upcoming Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator.



One of the first stretches of Route 66 can be found alongside the I-40 between San Jon and Glenrio, which is around 15 miles long. This section of the route is mostly dirt road, featuring historic relics of the past along the way, including old wooden bridges and the now ghost town of Endee. The off-road portion of the route ends in the now empty town of Glenrio; which until the 1970's, was a popular stop for travellers, until the newer highway bypassed the town. It now remains home to only the critters and the blowing tumbleweeds of the vast prairie.






Continuing further east, travellers will come across one of the most famous locations of Route 66, the midpoint marker which can be found in the town of Adrian in Texas. From this point, it is the same distance to Chicago (Midwest) as it is Los Angeles (West Coast). Here you can also find the Midpoint Cafe, which today is still a famous stop-off point for many weary and hungry travellers.



Another stop which hungry travellers making along this route is The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, world famous for its 72oz (2kg) steak challenge. Since its opening in 1960, the Big Texan has become a must stop on Route 66. With its distinctive architecture, it was originally placed along the mother road, but had to make the decision to relocate closer to the I-40 when the historical highway was bypassed. Today it still stands decorated with old Route 66 signage and photos and is visited by thousands of passing travellers.



And for our final stop, come and visit the one and only Cadillac Ranch! Step right up and see ten vehicles buried nose-down in a field at the same angle as the Pyramids of Giza. Confusing travellers in since 1974, it continues to be a popular attraction for many. Since it's opening, visitors have been encouraged to contribute to the public art by spray painting their own designs on the Cadillacs; thus creating an ever changing art piece. Today, spray paint can be found as far as the road itself, making the whole area quite colourful!



Won't you get hip to this timely tip, when you finally make that Texas trip? What might you find on this old road of the nation, from restaurants to art installations. Enjoy the ride as you pass buildings with old bricks, and we are sure, you'll have a great time when you get your kicks, on route sixty-six.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/
Join us now as we celebrate our latest World of Trucks event - Happy Hauloween!

It’s time to start your rigs tonight,
Begin to haul with bumps of fright,
For Hauloween is in the air,
And there’s no time to flee nor dare
To hide away from all the treats
That wait for you, but not to eat,
NO, they must be hauled, delivered quick,
Then parked away, now that’s the trick!




We would love for you, our #BestCommunityEver, to join the fun festivities by delivering yummy Halloween Treats for everyone across all trucking territories - a community goal of 666,000 deliveries in total in fact! We have a terrific-looking Halloween-themed trailer that will carry your special event cargo...



...and this is also a great chance for you to create a matching paint job with your truck for that extra element of fun and immersion, especially if you happen to own the Halloween Paint Jobs Pack DLC for either ETS2 or ATS.

Your #HappyHauloween has another surprise waiting for you in the form of a new Desktop Background Theme this year. It's something new, a nice short term change of scene, that we have created for the duration of the event to help you get more into the Halloween spirit - we hope you like it!




Your personal goal requires 13 deliveries of Halloween Treats cargo, and we've got some really superb rewards on offer, including a World of Trucks Achievement. All jobs for the event will be 100Km each (62.1 mile) or more, and don't forget to check out the rules.

Rules

Using External Contracts, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both, the community goal is to achieve 666,000 deliveries of Halloween Treats cargo, from any city in any trucking territory.

When a player completes 13 deliveries of Halloween Treats cargo, across any trucking territories in either game, it will complete their personal goal.

Rewards:


Personal: Players that complete 13 or more deliveries of Halloween Treats cargo, will gain a unique World of Trucks Achievement, as well as a very cute, but spooky, Swinging Bat dashboard toy as a Steam inventory item for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.



Community: When the community goal of achieving 666,000 deliveries of Halloween Treats cargo, from any city is met, and if the player has also achieved their personal goal then they will receive a scary, but happy, Pumpkin Head hanging toy as a Steam inventory item for their cabin.



Note: In order to qualify for any community reward, you must complete at least your personal goal in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both. Each reward will be a Steam inventory item for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Once completed, claim your reward in the Events page on your World of Trucks profile.

The event will be concluded on Sunday the 6th of November at 23:59 UTC.


This is going to be a really fun event, held across both of our games, American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2, with deliveries counted in both games, so why not share this experience across both sides of the Atlantic this year using the hashtag #HappyHauloween on our ATS / ETS2 Facebook pages, Twitter, and Instagram profiles, we can't wait for your pics!
Space, the final frontier. Since 1957, humankind has been set on exploring what is beyond our earth and today, we are excited to share with you how virtual truckers can be a part of these historical and ground breaking missions.



Texas is home to state-of-the-art development and test sites for multiple commercial space firms, and research shows that the space industry is big work for the state, bringing in 11 billion dollars per year in revenue and providing hundred of thousands of jobs. So it wouldn't be right for us to miss this out-of-this-world opportunity to include it in our upcoming Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator.



In the words of Douglas Adams "Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is", and to send something up there, takes a mammoth amount of production, materials and work, and this where us truckers will play a vital part.



Starbay is home to the world's most advanced space flight program; which includes a spaceport and production and development facilities. From delivering goods for the employees to construction materials, drivers will play a vital part in the on-going construction and operation of this spaceport by delivering goods to and from the area. Drivers will also be able to see the surrounding area including Boca Chica village and the famous "we love to delay launches" bird reservation.




Houston will also feature a famous space centre, which serves as the official visitor centre for a launch site. Here visitors can see previously used rockets and space shuttles from famous space missions. It really is worth passing by, so don't miss it on your travels!






So whilst trucking hasn't officially made it into space yet, we can all take "one small step" closer to help in doing just that! We are excited for what the future holds when it comes to space travel, and we can't wait for you to explore and check out these important space-related industries in Texas for yourself in the future.




If you haven't already added Texas to your wishlist on steam then, Houston, we have a problem! Don't miss out on receiving a reminder of when this DLC releases. To all those who have already added it to theirs, we thank you, as it really helps support us.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/
There are many unique places you will be able to haul to and from in the upcoming Texas DLC and it would definitely be a shame to pass on the opportunity to offer you a drive to some of the local airports. Let’s take a look at some of these areas you will be able to visit in the map expansion along with a special surprise in the second half of the article.



Texas is a massive state and, since many travelers tend to prefer air traffic, the DFW (Dallas-Forth Worth) Airport managed to be ranked the second busiest airport in the world for passenger traffic in 2021. And even though the Houston and El Paso airports are a bit behind in this statistic, they are still complicated placed full of complex systems that require a lot of organization and support. Will you lend a helping hand by accepting a job or two from these areas?










We hope you are looking forward to this upcoming DLC and we will see you next time... Hold on. We promised you above that we have a surprise for you (gasps). Well, it’s time to relax, grab a fine snack or a drink, and watch the very first Texas gameplay video!


What do you think about today’s screenshots and video? If you want to show us how hyped you are and you haven’t done so yet, add the map expansion to your Steam Wishlist. Also, we still have some more news up our sleeves, so, to not miss out on anything important, you can follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our microsite dedicated to this project.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1465750/American_Truck_Simulator__Texas/
Texas belongs to one of the frontrunners in many industries in the US and today’s blog post will once again prove just that. Let’s take a look at the local glass plants and wind power sites that you will be able to check out in the upcoming map expansion.



Glassmaking belongs to one of the oldest industries. It has been transforming natural resources - the primary being just ordinary sand, and its main component, silicon dioxide or silica, into beautiful glass creations for many years. We meet these products all around us - the glass you drink from or perhaps the window of your truck.

In order for glass factories to be able to fully function and craft products, they need to bring various stuff, such as raw materials for the production of glass, machine parts, or even racks for the subsequent logistics of flat glass. Finished products must be taken to customers after removal from storage. Automotive glass for cars, glass walls for building houses, or glass bottles for a lemonade stand. It takes an experienced driver to deliver this fragile cargo without any damage at all. Will you accept the challenge?







You’ve been able to spot wind farms in the world of ATS for quite some time. However, due to the convenient position of Texas right next to the ocean, the construction of these sites and the production of wind power is very common. We know many of you are fans of the special cargo types delivered to these areas, and in the upcoming DLC, large cranes are already waiting to move the cargo brought in by you to the top of these tall giants.






Stay tuned for more information in regards to Texas DLC, there are some BIG topics ahead! For now, if you can’t wait for this project to be available, show us your excitement by adding it to your Steam Wishlist. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our microsite dedicated to this project.
The month of October is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, better known as Pinktober. Often represented visually by a pink ribbon, the Pinktober campaign helps share critical information and spread awareness about this terrible disease which many are affected by.



Educating yourself and sharing information with those around you is an important part of breast cancer awareness and detection, as it helps to know what signs to look out for. Regular self-checks and visiting your local doctor, while, at the same time, reminding those closest to you to do the same is the main message conveyed during the campaign. Your health should always be the highest priority.

Every year kind-hearted supporters are doing their best to aid in the battle by sending direct donations or spreading awareness. A couple of years ago we decided to commit ourselves to the cause as well in the form of a Pink Ribbon Charity Event which came along with two special DLCs in 2019 - one for American Truck Simulator, and one for Euro Truck Simulator 2. This opened up a possibility for those who wanted to help but weren’t sure where to donate, as, in the end, 100% of the income from these DLCs goes to a charity every year.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1068290/Euro_Truck_Simulator_2__Pink_Ribbon_Charity_Pack/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1162160/American_Truck_Simulator__Pink_Ribbon_Charity_Pack/

If you wish to join a good cause and obtain some new paint jobs for your trucks, now is the perfect opportunity to get these two DLCs or gift them to a friend and contribute to the battle against Breast Cancer. And in case you and your friends already own these DLCs, you can spread awareness by decorating your trucks in these paint jobs and haul with pride while letting others know about this good cause by flooding social media with screenshots of your trucks under #Pinktober2022.

In regards to which charities we are going to donate the final amount to, this year is going to be slightly different. This time we have decided to send the final sum raised from the DLCs to a single local charity - Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer. Pay close attention to our blog at the end of the month, as we will release another blog post wrapping up this year’s Pinktober and announcing the final amount of money donated!




As part of Pinktober, we have also invited representatives from the Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer charity to host a Breast Cancer awareness seminar at our studios in Prague. We are very grateful to be able to offer such an informative session to our ever-increasing number of team members, and we hope to see colleagues old and new take part.

We thank you all for your gracious support in advance, and thank those who have continually supported the Pinktober cause throughout the past year.
Today, we are happy to share with you that the 1.46 Open Beta branch for American Truck Simulator is now available to try and test out. If you plan on participating in this Open Beta, we ask that you please help us by reporting any bugs you may encounter in the appropriate section(s) of our official forums.



Your feedback and reports are extremely valuable to our team and we thank you in advance for taking the time to help us out. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what the 1.46 Open Beta has in store.

Company Browser
An exciting new feature coming to both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the 1.46 update is the Company Browser. This new in-game browser allows players to search for specific types of companies, cargoes and/or trailer types. This means that if you are waiting for any of the examples mentioned in the previous sentence, you can easily check if such a thing even exists within the game!



So, if you are curious about which cargo you can theoretically haul for example between Calais and Duisburg or even Edinburgh to Istanbul, the company browser will achieve just that!



We are eager for you to take this new feature for a test drive during the Open Beta and to receive your feedback on the Company Browser. Any feedback or comments are welcome about this feature (or any others you are trying during the beta) at our forums. Happy trucking!

Ownable Cisterns - Chemical Trailers
Today we are happy to share with you the next addition to our ownable cistern collection which will be available in 1.46, Chemical Trailers!



These tankers are designed to transport a variety of chemicals including acidic, toxic, or corrosive liquid products. These cargo types include Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Pesticides, Mercuric Chloride and more, so careful driving is highly recommended.




The ATS Cistern will include 3 chassis types (43ft 2 axle, 48ft 3 axle and 53ft, 4 axle) which are single chain. It will also come 2 body types (chrome or paintable) and with a variety of accessories and customizations which include:


  • Chassis type


  • Paintjobs (base and DLC)


  • Markers


  • Rear bumpers


  • Mudflaps


  • and other accessories such as (hoses, tool boxes, extinguishers etc



We are excited to see you hauling these new chemical trailers in your company and how you will customize them!

US-20
We are happy to share that the US-20, located between Idaho and Montana will be arriving as a free update for owners of the DLCs. This highway has been highly requested by you, our #BestCommunityEver, since Montana's release.




This important connection allows drivers to drive between Idaho Falls, ID, and the settlement of West Yellowstone in Montana. West Yellowstone is also home to a tourist center, located just outside the west gate to the Yellowstone Natl. Park. This also gives players traveling from Idaho state an option to travel to the Yellowstone National Park as well as connect with US-191 which is a popular trucking route in the area.




We hope you enjoy exploring this new road along with the beautiful views that come along with it. And who knows, maybe you will find a new achievement over there as well.

Custom City Intros
Recently, we introduced a new experimental feature in ETS2 and ATS - the custom city introductions. Thanks to the positive feedback that we have seen from the community, we are glad to let you know that we will further expand this feature in the upcoming 1.46 update!



These special cutscenes appear when a player selects a starting city when creating a new profile and, as you may know, they are currently available only for the cities of Austria and the city of Hanover in Euro Truck Simulator 2. In the 1.46 update, however, this feature can now be found in the world of American Truck Simulator also!

New players will have the opportunity to watch one of these awesome cutscenes when selecting their first city that has a garage in Colorado and Wyoming map expansions.



So, what do you think? Should we keep working on the custom city introductions? If so, let us know!

Idaho Viewpoints Redesign
We went back and updated the viewpoints of Idaho DLC to better reflect our current standard of their length, pace and camera movement. They are now generally more polished and on par in terms of quality with their more modern siblings from newer map expansions.




Driveshaft Torque

We are always doing our best to make the trucking experience within our games as realistic as possible, and that is exactly the reason why this new addition, which can be turned on in the settings, is arriving into the world of ATS. This feature simulates the spinning of the chassis during acceleration, which results in a slight lift of the front left wheel. This effect is more visible on American trucks due to them being longer.



Changelog

Map

  • US-20 road between Idaho and Montana


  • Idaho Viewpoints Redesign


Vehicles

  • Ownable Cisterns - Chemical Trailers


  • Cascadia and Western Star 57X got custom infotainment implementation


  • Infotainment/GPS screens on all trucks have switched off state separated from map zoom


  • Cellphones and navigational devices got a custom implementation


Gameplay

  • Company Browser


  • Custom City Intros


  • Driveshaft Torque


  • New Parking Achievement


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 American Truck Simulator → Properties → Betas tab → public_beta → 1.46. No password required. Sometimes you have to restart your Steam client to see the correct branch name there.
Texas has a rich history when it comes to the oil and chemical industry. From the first noted discovery of oil in 1894 to having more than one-fourth of the nation's 100 largest oil fields, Texas has become a major player in the industry. In our upcoming Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator, players can deliver to and from oil and chemical industries found across the state.



Texas is by far the largest oil-producing state in the United States, producing a total of 1.7 billion barrels in 2021. With all this production, the sector alone employs hundreds of thousands of people including truck drivers who play an important role in exporting goods and transporting equipment.

The oil industry will feature prominently in the Texas DLC, and will include several industry depots including oil services, oil wells and oil storage. Much like everything else in Texas, you can expect some of the depots to be pretty large too!











With the large abundance of oil wells, comes a similarly massive number of chemical and refinery plants. These industrial processing plants are where the oil is transformed and refined into useful products such as gasoline (petrol), diesel fuel, bitumen, fuel oils, heating oil, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum naphtha, and more!

From Corpus Christi to Longview, players will be able to find these depots located across Texas to export oil across the United States and beyond.








As we continue to develop and refine Texas, be sure to follow our social to keep up to date with the latest DLC news, updates and more. Until then, keep on truckin'!