American Truck Simulator News & Announcements
The relationship between trucks and agriculture is something that some people might find trivial, yet it’s important to realize how crucial this cooperation actually is. Gone are now the days of small-scale farming in the backyards since the modern dedicated lands are growing in size rapidly. And what better place to look at as an example of this development than the state of Texas, which has 127 million acres of agricultural land?



It is said that grain elevators are such massive and complex structures that even the employees who operate within them can get lost from time to time. While that might possibly be true, we assure you if you will see a high frequency of these buildings on your journey through the Lone Star State, you are most likely (but don’t bet on it) located in the northern area, as this part of the country features most of them.

This facility is designed to stockpile or store grain, and with over 248,000 real-life farms, you can imagine why it was necessary to feature several of these complexes in the upcoming DLC.







While vineyards are a bit less common, Texas ranks fifth in the US wine production, and the history of this particular industry dates back to 1650. After so many years, there are currently over 400 local wineries with several of these locations being the destinations of the so-called "wine tourism". And even though in our game you can only head out to these areas on a business trip, they are still a worthy sight to behold.







You will also be able to haul to and from areas dedicated to the cattle industry, which contributes billions of dollars to market products sold every year, and the cotton industry (more in our previous article). Additionally, there will also be farms growing watermelons, since Texas ranks 3rd in US production and this fruit state’s largest annual horticultural crop.











As always, make sure to add the Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist to show us how excited you are to contribute to the local in-game economy with your hard work. 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.

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Dear #BestCommunityEver, the day is finally here! We are excited to let you know that the final preparations to release the Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator are quickly approaching the finish line.
Montana DLC is now available on Steam for everyone!!

So what exactly does our Montana DLC have to offer for truckers? These are just a few of the things we think you will love:

  • Deliver to and from 15 cities and discover 17 settlements
  • Discover and deliver to Montana's important industries like Sugar Plants, Talc Factory, Silane Gas, Electric Network Service, and more!
  • Drive on the Going-to-the-sun road.
  • See landmarks unique to Montana
  • Visit Glacier National Park and part of the Yellowstone National Park and get bird's-eye views with many new viewpoints.
  • Admire accurate representations of cities like Helena, Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell, and more!
  • Visit and take a rest at famous Montana rest stops & gas stations.
  • Unlock Montana-specific Steam Achievements
...and much more!



We will also have a World of Trucks event for those who will set out on a journey across The Treasure State, with unique rewards to be earned once you complete delivery to or from 12 different Montana cities and drive a certain amount of miles. You can learn more about the rules in yesterday’s blog post and take part in #CruisingMontana at WorldofTrucks.com, where you can register an account for free. 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)!



The event will be concluded on Sunday the 25th of September at 23:59 UTC. Since we don’t want anyone to feel pressure to rush through the DLC as fast as possible, we hope this time frame will give everyone enough freedom to drive through this wonderful state at their own pace and still get rewarded for being an early adopter of the map expansion.




Oh, and we also have one more special reward for you. If you will take any External Contract or External Market job to or from the city of Kalispell, you will earn a Mountain Goat plush toy as a cabin accessory! While not listed as a state symbol, these "climbers" are quite often seen in the elevated rocky areas above the roads and we figured since Kalispell is the closest to the mountains you might feel like taking of these interesting fellas on a trip all around the US in your mighty truck.



We would also like to invite you to a special Montana release live stream on our official Twitch channel starting at 17:00 CEST. Don't miss out on this broadcast as we talk with Davido (DLC Lead) PLUS a 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 free Montana Steam keys and of course, releasing the highly anticipated map expansion LIVE on stream!



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We hope you’ll enjoy exploring what Montana has to offer! We will see you on the roads!
Join us tomorrow, August 4th, as we celebrate the release of our new Montana DLC by taking part in our World Of Trucks event - Cruising Montana! From majestic mountains to crystal clear lakes, Montana will take your breath away with its unspoiled nature as you deliver to various farms, ranches and new industries.



We are asking our #BestCommunityEver to achieve the community goal of driving 100,000,000 miles (160,934,400 km) while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Montana.

While #CruisingMontana you'll experience an untamed wilderness due to its large open lands and small population. Drive with us from the prairies in the east to mountain ranges in the west. Be delighted by views of the Rocky Mountains, home to mountain goats and the endangered grizzly bears. This Treasure State is not only known for its gold and silver mines, but it also enjoys a rich agricultural heritage, with ranching and farming bringing forth economies like livestock, sugar and grain production. So, you truckers play an important part in Montana's industry.

In Montana we offer plenty of viewing platforms, allowing you to take in spectacular views and highlights of this Big Sky Country:


  • Glacier National Park, a large wilderness area of glacier-carved peaks and valleys.
  • Great Falls, a series of five waterfalls located on the Missouri River.
  • Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.
  • Yellowstone National park, a large wilderness area with volcano and oldest national park in the world.
  • And, as before, you can experience all this in the external market with your own trailer!

Montana DLC is offering 15 charming new cities to explore, and we are offering a special reward for completing your personal goal, which will require you to deliver a job to or from at least 12 of them. All jobs for the event need to be 100 miles each (161 km) or more, and don't forget to check out the rules.

Get ready for our latest addition to American Truck Simulator and share your adventures with us, as you discover a wide variety of farms and industries across the state, while enjoying the unspoiled nature, charming small towns, and spectacular views of Montana.



Rules

Using External Contracts or External Market, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in American Truck Simulator, the community goal is to drive 100,000,000 miles (160,934,400 km) while delivering cargoes to or from any city in Montana.

When a player completes a delivery to or from 12 different Montana cities, they will achieve their personal goal.

All jobs for the event need to be at least 100 miles each (161 km), or more.

You can check if your recent deliveries met these conditions using your Log Book in your World of Trucks profile.

Rewards

Community goal: When the community goal of driving 100,000,000 miles (160,934,400 km) during deliveries to or from any city in Montana is met, and if the player has also achieved their personal goal, then they will receive a hanging Sapphire Meadowlark ornament Steam inventory item.



Personal goal: Players that deliver cargo to or from 12 of the 15 Montana cities will gain a personal World of Trucks Achievement and a majestic Montana Grizzly themed ATS truck paint job Steam inventory item.



The event will be concluded on Sunday the 25th of September at 23:59 UTC.

We can't wait to read about your inspiring journeys through Montana, from its prairies to the mountain ranges of this Treasure State, or even somewhere in-between, and we are really looking forward to viewing your latest photos from cruising this amazing new map! Share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #CruisingMontana on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favourite ones (we may even feature some of them in a future blog post!).

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Today, we are excited to reveal a secret project that we've been working on very closely with Western Star®. Shortly after its real-world premiere, we are very excited to announce the arrival of the Western Star 57X, which is now available at your nearest Western Star Trucks® dealership in American Truck Simulator!



The Western Star® 57X combines the best of two worlds – taking the X-Series DNA with bold design & rugged durability, combining it with the best of Daimler Truck North America’s on-highway platform, tested over millions of miles, bringing you the most advanced and innovative Western Star highway truck. Ever!






The Western Star® 57X arrives with a select choice of configurations and customizations. This includes a day cab and a 72" sleeper cab, 3 short chassis options and 2 longer chassis options, 5 interior trim designs, exclusively Detroit® powertrain options, and so many more customizations and accessories to make your flagship truck stand out!







Be sure to also check out the unique Phoenix Rising paint job for this truck (and your trailer), which many of you may already be familiar from the pre-launch teasers.




A massive thank you to our friends over at Western Star® for allowing us to once again work with them so closely to bring this truck to American Truck Simulator shortly after its real-life premiere! We are sure that there is more to come from our cooperation with Daimler Truck North America. Be sure to share your first virtual journey with the 57X with us (@SCSSoftware) and Western Star (@WstrnStarTrucks) on our Twitter with the hashtag #BreakNewGround

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Did you know that one of the nicknames for Montana is "Big Sky Country"? While the state has earned this name for the seemingly infinite and unobstructed local skyline, we also have some BIG news for you today, which might just turn things upside down for a moment while driving through the roads of this upcoming DLC.



As is often the case with the release of the new expansions, we will be introducing brand new Special Transport missions with the Montana DLC. These jobs were designed with the intention of providing you with an additional challenge and enhancing your trucking experience. Our team has managed to create these four routes that you can look forward to taking head-on:

Havre to Lewiston
Thompson Falls to Kalispell
Laurel to Glendive
Butte to Bozeman







Also, we know that since the release of Wyoming DLC you’ve probably been wondering if we’re eventually going to further extend any road leading through this amazing national park. We are glad to inform you that after the addition of US-14 in the 1.45 game update, in Montana DLC we are extending the US-191 road which will lead from Wyoming through West Yellowstone village to Bozeman, and it will further open up the possibility of one day having the entire Yellowstone area fully represented within our game.







And even though the Glacier National Park is still most likely the main local natural attraction, we hope our representation of this part of the Yellowstone National Park will still give you plenty of opportunities to look around and enjoy the wonderful nature.






What do you think? Will you set out on a journey from Wyoming to Montana, or vice versa, through this lovely park? We sure hope so! And if you haven’t done so yet, make sure to add the Montana DLC to your Steam Wishlist, and if you don’t want to risk missing out on any new information about the map expansion, follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our Montana microsite.

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We are happy to share with you that the 1.45 update has now been released for American Truck Simulator. This update features quite a few changes, so we recommend reading through them all!



We'd like to thank everyone who participated, provided their feedback, and made bug reports during the Open Beta of 1.45. Your valuable input helped us make tweaks, and changes and smash some bugs we may have missed the first time around. We hope you can now begin to fully enjoy the various new features which are included in this update.


Cody + US-14 Wyoming DLC Addition

A much-requested update to the Wyoming DLC from our community has arrived with 1.45, which includes the additions of the city of Cody and the US-14!



Self-proclaimed as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”, Cody offers drivers the chance to see famous landmarks and attractions such as the Buffalo Bills visitor center and the Rodeo Stadium; and that's not all! Drivers will also be able to discover and deliver to new industries in Cody, a Truck Trailer service, and a Waste Transfer Station too, which are a small taste of what you can expect to find in the upcoming Montana DLC.



Cody is also known for being the gateway to the Yellowstone National Park, located 52 miles from the east entrance to the country's first national park, which also brings us onto the US-14. Beginning at the east entrance to the Yellowstone National Park is U.S Route 14, one of the original United States highways of 1926.



Drivers will have plenty to see on their drive on US-14, including the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and Dam, Pahashka Teepee, and of course, the stunning scenery and natural beauty that Yellowstone offers its millions of visitors every year.



We can't wait for you to explore it for yourselves. The Cody + US 14 update comes free for current and future owners of the Wyoming DLC for American Truck Simulator as part of the 1.45 update.

Ownable Tank Trailers

We are also happy to share with you another long-awaited addition coming to the selection of purchasable trailers - ownable trailers!



For now, we will be adding two different types of tank trailers into our games - Fuel Tanks and Silos (Dry Bulk trailer). Both types will have different customization options and uses. And don’t worry, we plan on bringing more versions of this trailer to you in the future!




The fuel tanks in American Truck Simulator will be used for the transportation of combustible liquids. They will feature 6 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky Mountain Double, Turnpike Double, Triple) and 2 different customizable body types (Single drain pipe, 4-way drain pipes)



Silos will also be an addition to ATS and you will be able to deliver a number of bulk materials with them, for example, sand, concrete, or grain. Apart from having 5 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky mountain double, turnpike double) and a single body type (Classic), it will have plenty of customization options as well.

Gas & Truck Stops Rebranding

We've revisited 6 of the brands which we've used for in-game truck stops and gas stations which have been present since the game's release in 2016. Originally our resources for the environment and brand creation were much more limited compared to our current amazing team of dedicated 2D artists and talent at our disposal, which now allows us to add so much more detail to the game world.



As many of you might have seen originally from our concept art from the Texas and Montana DLC microsites, these new designs bring a fresh, modern, and more realistic look to gas stations and truck stops, wouldn't you agree?





We hope you enjoy seeing these newly rebranded areas on your travels throughout American Truck Simulator. Let us know which one is your favourite via our Social Media Channels!

Optional Mods Support for Convoy

One feature our teams have been working on for Convoy, our in-game multiplayer, is support for missing modifications. We recognise that many players do play with third party modifications created by our talented community, but we also understand that not everyone would like to download all the required modifications to join a friend's convoy session.



Thus, our team have come up with a solution to allow you to join Convoy sessions without the need to have all of the required modifications of the host's session. There will be options to opt-in, both on the server's and client's side to enable this if you choose to use this. In most cases, the session will not display the modification that is missing, however in some cases, such as if a player is using a vehicle that you do not have, it will show as a coloured placeholder box instead that replicates its size.

If you are a modder in our community, please note that your modification must be tagged as "mp_mod_optional" to be recognised as a MOD that can be ignored by a convoy server that allow for missing optional MODs.



Rain Sensor

When you are out travelling on the road for a while, you are bound to come across a bit of rain at times. Whether it's just a short passing rain shower or a full-on storm, it's important for drivers to stay safe while driving on the road during variable weather conditions.

One of the more common safety features found on vehicles today are Rain Sensors! This nifty piece of technology does exactly what it says on the box, it detects the density of the rain and in turn, adjusts the speed of the wipers for you. This feature is active when you set the wipers of your vehicle to the first position.



This new feature will be available as an option that you can choose to enable on the settings page. So next time you are driving towards some liquid sunshine, you won't have to worry about adjusting your wipers.

Option to hide inaccessible road markers

Another new UI option that we are introducing in this update is the ability to show or hide the X markers which mark inaccessible/undriveable roads for the player. This new option may make the game feel more immersive for some drivers, however, we do urge players to take care and follow the correct route, as the invisible barriers which stop you from driving down these areas will still exist and appear for a short time if you hit them!



We hope that you will enjoy this small addition which we know many of you from our community have been requesting for a long time!

Changelog

Map

Cody + US-14 Addition to Wyoming DLC
Gas & Truck Stops Rebranding

Gameplay
Optional MOD Support for Convoys
Rain Sensor Option
Option to hide inaccessible road markers

Vehicles
Ownable Cistern Trailers (Dry Bulk and Fuel Tank)
With the final touches and tests being made to the Montana DLC, we are excited to announce a release date for this highly anticipated addition to American Truck Simulator.

Montana is due to be released on August 4th, 2022

We know for many of you, that date cannot come soon enough! To keep the hype train rolling, we hope our official DLC trailer for Montana which features the natural beauty and prominent industries of the state, will keep you content until then.



We can't wait for you to explore Montana for yourselves in the near future. Our teams involved in the production process have worked hard to create this DLC and are still in the final stages of ironing out any bugs and placing final additions into the map. During this critical time, it is important for us to make sure the DLC is ready for release. If we do happen to come across a major issue, it might be that we have to change the planned release date. We will be sure to keep you in the know if this does happen.



So, are you ready to go cruising in Montana? If so, be sure to add Montana for American Truck Simulator to your Steam Wishlist! It really helps supports our work and notifies you of its release. We thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you across the state border very soon.

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They say that picture is worth a thousand words, but we feel putting frames together and creating a first gameplay video of an upcoming map expansion is something that is simply invaluable. Especially since, as some of you may have already noticed, we are slowly approaching the finish line with the development of this project.

Our team is currently busy polishing and optimizing the Montana DLC and that is why today we are able to show you this short ride, just please keep in mind that everything you will see is still in a work-in-progress phase. So, sit back, relax, grab some good snacks or a drink, and enjoy the journey!



We hope you have loved this peek so much that you will now add the Montana DLC to your Steam Wishlist if you haven’t done so yet! Also, we still have some news up our sleeves, and if you want to avoid the risk of missing out on any information about the map expansion, follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our Montana microsite.

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While trucking and exploring the vast state of Texas in the upcoming DLC for American Truck Simulator, you might end up picking up a job or two from a couple of large car manufacturing plants. Today we will take a closer look at these two car factories and their impact on the local economy and industry.



One of the car factories is located in Arlington, a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and it has been producing vehicles for over 60 years. Built in 1954, the size of the facility is currently over 4 million square feet (about 371 thousand square meters) and we have done our best to transition this size as close to reality as possible in the game. It’s safe to say that an area producing over 1,300 vehicles per day certainly doesn’t deserve anything less. Especially since its production seems to have no intention of slowing down any time soon, considering over a billion dollars were invested into the plant since 2015.








The other factory can be found south of San Antonio and in real life, it belongs to one of the top car manufacturers in the world. It is said that a new vehicle rolls off the line every 60 seconds, which paints a clear picture of the high level of production. In addition to the 2.2 million square feet (about 204 thousand square meters) facility, there is also a railway in the nearby area, on which the produced vehicles are transported all over the country by trains.











As you can see, Texas DLC will feature some interesting areas with rich facts and backstories behind them. If you cannot wait to visit these famous and important factories in-game, make sure to add the expansion to your Steam Wishlist to show us how excited you truly are. 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.

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You might be wondering what could possibly be so special about this person in Montana named Helena that we have decided to write a blog article about them? The thing is, we are actually going to present to you the capital of the Treasure State, which, as the main representative among other cities, has quite a rich history and strong economy that is definitely worth looking into.



The early beginnings of Helena date back to the year 1864, when four men, known as "Four Georgians" discovered gold in the area that is now the main street of the modern city. Once the news of this location spread, the population has rapidly grown, increasing the need to create a formal settlement with an official name. While the sources vary in regards to the initial options, the final decision has most likely been influenced by a city called Saint Helena in Arkansas. Although some tales claim it has been chosen because of the St. Helena island.






When it comes to the implementation of the city into our game, there will certainly be no lack of landmarks to see, as we have featured some interesting buildings in the area, such as the Capitol, banks, an airport, and a truck stop at the center of the town. And speaking of distance, you will also be able to see the Sleeping Giant mountain while driving through the city, with which we have done our best to represent the view as accurately as possible.






Who would’ve thought that the name of this city has absolutely nothing to do with Helen of Troy? Weird! But anyway, if you are still impressed with what you’ve seen in this post, make sure to add Montana DLC to your Steam Wishlist, and if you cannot wait to see more information about the map expansion, follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), or check out our Montana microsite
During the process of describing every detail of an upcoming map expansion for our games, at some point, we have to take a break from topics of beautiful nature and local industry and take a look at some typical trucking facilities. It is time to (masterfully) park your mighty truck, turn off the engine for a while, and explore the Rest Stops that are coming with the Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator!



There will be more than two dozen rest stops available in the DLC with many of them featuring landmark buildings and separate parking spots for trucks and cars. And with such a high amount of these areas, it’s safe to say that The Lone Star State truly goes "all in" on offering the travelers as many opportunities as possible to take the unavoidable break on their journeys.















Some of the local rest stops are quite often hailed as the best in the entire US. After all, with more than 50 million visitors stopping by every year, all of these places have to stay up to date with modern times. But even the ones that are slowly starting to show their age have managed to maintain their charm and practical use to this day!














We hope you are excited to check out every single rest stop that the Texas DLC will have to offer. If you are, you can get ready by taking a quick break on the Steam page and adding Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our microsite, which contains a lot of interesting and exclusive content. And finally, check out our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and give them a follow to stay in touch with the latest news!

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Yesterday we released the 1.45 Open Beta for American Truck Simulator and you have probably noticed that among numerous other changes, there is a massive and long-awaited addition coming to the selection of purchasable trailers - ownable cisterns! Let’s take a more detailed look at this trailer type, which will also be arriving in the 1.45 update for ETS2 as well.




For now, we will be adding two different types of cistern trailers into our games - Fuel Cisterns and Silos (Dry Bulk trailer). Both types will have different customizations and use. And don’t worry, we plan on bringing more versions of this trailer to you in the future!

The fuel cisterns in American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 will be used for the transportation of combustible liquids. The ATS version will offer 6 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky Mountain Double, Turnpike Double, Triple) and 2 different customizable body types (Single drain pipe, 4-way drain pipes), while ETS2 side will have a single connection and single body type (Classic). Here is a detailed combined list of available customizations


  • Chassis type
  • Paint jobs
  • Front Mudflaps
  • Markers
  • Left, right, rear, front body
  • Rear fenders
  • Rear bumper
  • Rear mudflaps







In regards to silos, in ATS and ETS2 you will be able to deliver a number of bulk materials with them, for example, sand, concrete, or grain. ATS will have 5 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky mountain double, turnpike double) and a single body type (Classic), while ETS2 will include a selection of 4 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, HCT) and a single body type (Default). The combined list of customizations:


  • Chassis type
  • Paint jobs
  • Front fender
  • Chassis front left and right
  • Markers
  • Left, right, rear, front body (in ETS2 front only for Non-Semi Double Trailer)
  • Rear fenders
  • Rear bumper
  • Rear mudflaps







We are incredibly excited to see you hauling these new cistern trailers in your company and how you will customize them! Be sure to share with us your photos of your newly owned trailers on our Social Media channels (Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram) once you will get your hands on them after the 1.45 update arrives. Also, if you want to stay in touch with all the upcoming changes make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and you will never miss anything important!
Today, we are happy to share with you that the 1.45 Open Beta branch for American Truck Simulator is now available to try and test out. Please note, this Beta branch has been released earlier than usual and is a work-in-progress build that contains known issues & bugs. 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 for 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 1.45 Open Beta has in store.

Cody + US-14 Wyoming DLC Addition

A much requested update to the Wyoming DLC from our community has arrived with 1.45, which includes the additions of the city of Cody and the US-14!



Self-proclaimed as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”, Cody offers drivers the chance to see famous landmarks and attractions such as the Buffalo Bills visitor center and the Rodeo Stadium; and that's not all! Drivers will also be able to discover and deliver to new industries in Cody, a Truck Trailer service, and a Waste Transfer Station too, which are a small taste of what you can expect to find in the upcoming Montana DLC.



Cody is also known for being the gateway to the Yellowstone National Park, located 52 miles from the east entrance to the country's first national park, which also brings us onto the US-14. Beginning at the east entrance to the Yellowstone National Park is U.S Route 14, one of the original United States highways of 1926.



Drivers will have plenty to see on their drive on US-14, including the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and Dam, Pahashka Teepee, and of course, the stunning scenery and natural beauty that Yellowstone offers its millions of visitors every year.



We can't wait for you to explore it for yourselves. The Cody + US 14 update comes free for current and future owners of the Wyoming DLC for American Truck Simulator as part of the 1.45 update.

Ownable Cistern Trailers

We are also happy to share with you another long-awaited addition coming to the selection of purchasable trailers - ownable cisterns!



For now, we will be adding two different types of cistern trailers into our games - Fuel Cisterns and Silos (Dry Bulk trailer). Both types will have different customization and uses. And don’t worry, we plan on bringing more versions of this trailer to you in the future!




The fuel cisterns in American Truck Simulator will be used for the transportation of combustible liquids. They will feature 6 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky Mountain Double, Turnpike Double, Triple) and 2 different customizable body types (Single drain pipe, 4-way drain pipes)



Silos will also be an addition in ATS and you will be able to deliver a number of bulk materials with them, for example, sand, concrete, or grain. Apart from having 5 connection types (Single, Double, B-double, Rocky mountain double, turnpike double) and a single body type (Classic), it will have plenty of customizable options as well.

Gas & Truck Stops Rebranding

We've revisited 6 of the brands which we've used for in-game truck stops and gas stations which have been present since the game's release in 2016. Originally when we first designed these areas, we did not have the amazing team of dedicated 2D artists and talent at our disposal, which we have now at SCS Software.



As many of you might have seen originally from our concept art from the Texas and Montana DLC microsites, these new designs bring a fresh, modern and more realistic look to gas stations and truck stops, wouldn't you agree?





We hope you enjoy seeing these newly rebranded areas on your travels throughout American Truck Simulator. Let us know which one is your favourite via our Social Media Channels!

Optional Mods Support for Convoy

One feature our teams have been working on for Convoy, our in-game multiplayer, is support for missing modifications. We recognise that many players do play with third party modifications created by our talented community, but we also understand that not everyone would like to download all the required modifications to join a friends' convoy session.



Thus, our team have come up with a solution to allow you to join Convoy sessions without the need to have all of the required modifications of the host's session. There will be options to opt-in, both on the server's and client's side to enable this if you choose to use this. In most cases, the session will not display the modification that is missing, however in some cases, such as if a player is using a vehicle that you do not have, it will show as a coloured placeholder box in that replicates its size.

If you are a modder in our community, please note that your modification must be tagged as "mp_mod_optional" to be recognised as a MOD that can be ignored by a convoy server that allow for missing optional MODs.



Rain Sensor

When you are out travelling on the road for a while, you are bound to come across a bit of rain at times. Whether it's just a short passing rain shower or a full on storm, it's important for drivers to stay safe while driving on the road during variable weather conditions.

One of the more common safety features found on vehicles today are Rain Sensors! This nifty piece of technology does exactly what it says on the box, it detects the density of the rain and and in turn, adjusts the speed of the wipers for you. This feature is active when you set the wipers of your vehicle to the first position.



This new feature will be available as an option which you can choose to enable in the settings page. So next time you are driving towards some liquid sunshine, you won't have to worry about adjusting your wipers.

Option to hide inaccessible road markers

Another new UI option which we are introducing in this update is the ability to show or hide the X markers which mark inaccessible/undriveable roads for the player. This new option may make the game feel more immersive for some drivers, however we do urge players to take care and follow the correct route, as the invisible barriers which stop you from driving down these areas will still exist and appear for a short time if you hit them!



We hope that you will enjoy this small addition which we know many of you from our community have been requesting for a long time!

Changelog

Map

  • Cody + US-14 Addition to Wyoming DLC
  • Gas & Truck Stops Rebranding

Gameplay

  • Optional MOD Support for Convoys
  • Rain Sensor Option
  • Option to hide inaccessible road markers

Vehicles

  • Ownable Cistern Trailers (Dry Bulk and Fuel Tank)

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 → 1.45. No password required. Somtimes you have to restart your Steam client to see the correct branch name there.
When you get your hands on the wheel in American Truck Simulator, after hours and hours of driving on the roads it can be easy to sometimes forget that cargo and materials can be transported by other means as well. In Texas DLC, you will have the chance to visit Intermodal Terminals, which are special areas where the so-called transport modes meet.



In case you are new to the name of this unique area or you just need a brief revision, intermodal is a term that is being used when referring to transportation involving two or more modes of transport. Therefore the terminals serve as places that offer a swift and safe movement of goods; which are mostly stored in whole trailers or containers without the need to unpack and repack; from trains, trucks, or ships.








For Texas, in addition to trucks (of course!), trains play a very important part in this process and the immersion overall. After all, the arrival of local railroads has managed to change the entire economy of the state due to the travel no longer being slow and unreliable. This is why you will have a chance to see several railway stations on your trucking journeys and miles of busy railroads.










If you are looking forward to the large intermodal terminals and this type of transport sounds interesting to you, make sure to add Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist and eventually you will be able to visit these places yourself! Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our microsite, which contains a lot of interesting and exclusive content. And finally, check out our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and give them a follow to stay in touch with the latest news!

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Tucked away in the heart of the northern Rocky Mountains is the city of Missoula, Montana. A laid-back Western town, which began life as a trading post. Today, we are excited to share with you more about this city which will be featured in our Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator!



The city's proximity to three major rivers and acres of lush forest means that visitors can enjoy an array of outdoor activities including kayaking, camping and more! Missoula also has a vibrant downtown area too, with its unique shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and even a river running through its core.









But what industries can truckers looking for work find? Missoula will feature an array of local industries including a nearby timber harvest and sawmill, general warehouses that supply local businesses and new depots such as a truck trailer service and landscape supply.






So whether your visiting for business or pleasure, Missoula has something for everyone. We look forward to sharing more of Montana with you in the near future. Be sure to check out the official Steam store page and if you wish to support us, be sure to add Montana to your Steam Wishlist. Also, to never miss out on anything important, you can also follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our Montana microsite.

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Among other industries featured in the Montana DLC, there is only one with state-defining historical importance. So, without further ado, let's dig into what the Mining Industry will have to offer in the upcoming map expansion.



There’s a good reason why Montana has the nickname The Treasure State and why the front and center of the state flag are a miner’s shovel and pick, with the state motto "Oro Y Plata", which means "Gold and Silver" in Spanish. The first gold was discovered in the local area in 1852, which, along with a discovery of other major minerals, paved the way for gold rushes in the region in 1862, attracting tens of thousands of miners to the area. This rapid increase in population also meant the expansion of the economy and railroads system, so it is not surprising that in 1889 Montana officially became a state.



Even though modern-day Montana looks at many treasures other than minerals, the industry still remains quite a strong part of the local economy. Thanks to this, you will have the chance to travel to a landmark Signal Peak Coal Mine. Even though this mine uses mainly trains for the transport of coal, truckers play an important part in the area due to hauling of materials to the adjacent Heavy Machine Service, which is used for fixing large dumpers used for extraction in the mine.







Part of the mining industry is also Silene Gas Factory and Talc Factory. We have already touched on these structures in our previous blogs, but it’s important to mention that these depots will be unique and exclusive for Montana. The former was created according to a 1:1 reference, and the latter will be featured in two locations within the state. Both of these factories will offer plenty of job opportunities and materials to haul.







What do you think? Will this industry be your treasured part of the upcoming Montana DLC? If so, make sure to add the DLC to your Steam Wishlist, and if you cannot wait to see more information about the map expansion, follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), or check out our Montana microsite.

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Despite the fact that our feature-packed 1.44 update was released just weeks ago for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, our teams are already working hard to create new content for the 1.45 update for American Truck Simulator, some of which we are thrilled to share with you today!



The City of Cody

Step into the world of the Wild West in Cody, a small Wyoming frontier town with immense natural beauty and cultural attractions. Founded by the legendary Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" 1896, this Old West town offers an authentic western experience for visitors around the world.






Self-proclaimed as the “Rodeo Capital of the World”, Cody offers drivers the chance to see famous landmarks and attractions such as the Buffalo Bills visitor center and the Rodeo Stadium; and that's not all! Drivers will also be able to discover and deliver to new industries in Cody, a Truck Trailer service, and a Waste Transfer Station too, which are a small taste of what you can expect to find in the upcoming Montana DLC.





Cody is also known for being the gateway to the Yellowstone National Park. Located 52 miles from the east entrance to the country's first national park, which brings us to our next topic...

US-14



Beginning at the east entrance to the Yellowstone National Park is U.S Route 14, one of the original United States highways of 1926!





Drivers will have plenty to see on their drive on US-14, including the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and Dam, Pahashka Teepee, and of course, the stunning scenery and natural beauty that Yellowstone offers its millions of visitors every year.






From Yellowstone Lake to the hot lava lakes and geysers, drivers will be able to explore even more of this beautiful part of the world. We highly recommend not being tied down with a delivery slot when exploring this area, as you'll want to take your time around here!

We can't wait for you to explore it for yourselves and like our previous updates, all this content will come free to the owners of Wyoming DLC for American Truck Simulator as part of the 1.45 update. We will be sure to let you know when it will be ready, so make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
What if we told you there is a massive structure type in The Lone Star State with a fairly underrated meaning and purpose that might just go over your head (literally) from time to time? Today, we will draw attention to the local Water Tanks featured in Texas DLC, so you will always remember to look upwards when passing them by on your trucking journey throughout this wonderful state.



The reason why we have labeled water tanks as "underrated" is that you might think to yourself that they are simply massive storage tanks located at the edge of cities. It is, however, precisely due to their placement within the town area that quite often gives them a purpose of welcome signs as well. This means that they serve as sort of beacons of status and displays of pride in cities and their local citizens. After all, the names are usually written in big, bold letters, so you are always perfectly aware of where exactly you are at that moment.








And if you were wondering why these structures are built so high above the ground (from 100ft/30m to 200ft/60m in the map expansion), it has a very logical and practical explanation. The height makes good use of gravity in order to provide a pressurized flow of water to the buildings in their surroundings. With some of the tanks dating back more than half a century ago, this is quite a well-thought-out system.








We hope we didn’t manage to make your head spin from all this talk about heights and big structures. If you are still fully with us, make sure to add Texas DLC to your Steam Wishlist! Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our microsite, which contains a lot of interesting and exclusive content. And finally, check out our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and give them a follow, or subscribe to our newsletter, to stay in touch with the latest news!

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Imagine a world in which you are driving through a vast and colorful nature of a state, you look out of the window, and you see only fields and forests. While it depends on the situation, in general, this sounds pretty dull, right? Thankfully, the wonderful Montana DLC and its environment will offer plenty of variety due to the water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, and dams.



There are two noteworthy rivers featured in the upcoming map expansion - the Yellowstone River (approximately 692 miles/1,114 km long) and the Missouri River (about 2,341 miles/3,767 km long). While the latter is actually the longest river in the whole US, both of these examples flow through quite a hefty of locations that you will be able to drive through, whether it will be some of the cities, or simply in the open environment.











Other water areas that you will be able to pass by are lakes. And trust us, the Flathead Lake, located in northwest Montana, is unlike any other. After all, how often do you hear about a lake covering 197 square miles (510 square km), that has a monster living in its waters?! Indeed, the so-called "Flessie", inspired by Loch Ness "Nessie", is a mythical creature that is supposed to be dwelling in the depths of this lake according to Native American legends and local stories. Well, at least our relaxing truck simulator has zero chance of giving you a serious scare in the form of a beast, or does it?




One more major reservoir to mention is the Fort Peck Lake, which is the fifth largest artificial lake in the US, and it is formed by Fort Peck Dam and the already mentioned Missouri River. The dam actually has quite a popular spillway, which is used as an "overflow" during high water levels.

And finally, the Lake McDonald (fast food meal not guaranteed), is the largest lake in the Glacier National Park, and it is hardly a surprise the adjacent nature presents a wonderful view for anyone who visits this area. Would you pay this national park a visit if you had the chance?






We hope you will be able to keep your head above water while driving past all these marvelous places in the upcoming Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator. If you liked what you saw in this blog, make sure to add the DLC to your Steam Wishlist, and if you cannot wait to see more, follow our social media profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok), subscribe to our newsletter, or check out our Montana microsite.

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There were many theories circling around about this potential project for quite a while and today we are truly excited to share the great news with our #BestCommunityEver. We can now officially announce that we have teamed up with Lode King / Prestige in order to bring their amazing trailers to American Truck Simulator!


Lode King Industries is an extremely popular and reliable Canada-based trailer manufacturer. Since its founding in 1980, the company became one of the most important manufacturers of commercial highway transport trailers and it boasts a strong reputation due to their high-quality product design and highly skilled employees.

In addition to using the name for a special trailer line, Lode King has also decided to create a company called Prestige, with which they offer their amazing products specially adjusted for the US market and customers.





For the Lode King brand, there will be 8 different trailers - 3 drop decks, 3 flatbeds, 2 grain hoppers, with every model of the drop decks and flatbeds having different color styles and unique accessories. The special Prestige line will offer Single and B-double configurations, each with its own unique axle setup.








From the Prestige brand, the game will offer 7 trailers - 3 drop decks, 3 flatbeds, 1 grain hopper. The drop decks and flatbeds will have up to 10 different axle configurations, with an option to select one from up to 3 different floor materials.








All in all, everything mentioned above will add up to a fairly large number of trailer combinations with the DLC coming to American Truck Simulator. Plus you will have a high amount of changeable parts, such as markers, chassis, fenders, mudflaps, bodies, and more! And as a visual bonus, you can rest assured that all the trailers and accessories will have official brand logos!





We are extremely proud to have partnered up with these brands for this incredible DLC arriving for ATS. As always when it comes to fresh additions to the game, make sure to let us know how you like these new trailers and their different combinations via social media while tagging us (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok) but also Lode King / Prestige themselves (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). We hope to see your mighty trucks and shiny trailers on the road!

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