We'd like to thank every single one of you for all your help with your bug reports, opinions and general feedback during the Open Beta. We hope you can now begin to fully enjoy the new features included within this update.
Virtual Truckers of the world, we are all enduring a difficult time, as the world fights against COVID-19. It's time for us to respond in the best way we can.
Heroic drivers and support crew around the world are currently delivering much-needed supplies and providing life-saving services. Their work keeps the world moving and is incredibly challenging and dangerous.
When reflecting on this we might ask the question, what can we do. The scientific advice is clear, the best thing we can do is to stay at home and keep physical interaction to a minimum. So, we are calling on you, our #BestCommunityEver, as a salute to these heroes, to unite and to #TruckAtHome. Let's stand alone together, keep the world safe, and let's participate in a World of Trucks community event!
We love to bring you new game updates, especially when they contain some cool features that you have requested for a long time; and we really appreciate all the help our great community provides with testing each new update during the open beta stage. Today, we'd like to invite you to help us finalize the features that are coming to American Truck Simulator along with the next update. Please read below, and if you like living on the edge, get ready to join the 1.37 Update Open Beta.
It's better to give than receive. It's a truth best learnt through experience, and it benefits all involved. That’s why this year we are doing something very new and very special for our 2019 Christmas Grand Giving event in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.
So, we are asking the community to spread the spirit of Christmas giving across all trucking territories! We have trailer loads of big gifts to give and we will be awarding stars to each city, based on the number of deliveries it gives. The more a city gives, the more stars that city gets. A great list of rewards await you.
Let's do the cities of the world justice and prove that they can, one and all, be the grandest of givers during this season of giving! You’ll be able to track the community progress on World of Trucks or directly in the game using the updated External Contracts interface...
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36
Road to the Black Sea is approaching fast so it's time to close the Beta and move on to the next best thing! Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36 is out now!
As always, we'd like to thank every single one of you for all your help with your bug reports, opinions and general feedback during the Public Beta. This time, the update brings probably the biggest system change we have ever implemented, together with some nice features.
The main feature is the upgrade to DirectX 11, which allowed the complete removal of support for DirectX 9 and all its limitations. While it may need a little tweak here and there, general feedback is very positive (FPS increase, smoother gameplay, better long-range LOD behaviours) as we hoped, since listed minimum requirements for Windows already support DX11.
And to spice things up a bit (as "invisible" changes aren't as appreciated as they should be), there are two bigger features and a number of smaller ones.
Corsica, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean is now available to all existing and future owners of the Vive la France ! map expansion as a free addition.
Detours are also coming to Euro Truck Simulator 2 after a long testing period in its American twin. Do tell us if it's ok as it is, or what adjustments you'd like us to make still.
Besides that, you'll get a number of other nice features - such as a long-requested feature for drivers, trucks and trailers to be visible on the manager map, avoidance pins for your GPS and more. For those wishing to see a more detailed changelog, please read the Public Beta article, or check out our changelog video!