Version 1.49 of the popular truck simulation game, American Truck Simulator, is set to introduce a host of exciting quality-of-life enhancements, offering players an improved gaming experience.
Table of Contents
- Get an Early Look: American Truck Simulator Beta Branch
- Early Access to Exciting Updates
- A Night in the Simulated Skies: HDR, Moon, and Lightning Strikes
- Marketplace for Used Vehicles and Enhanced Truck Management
- Keybind ‘Modifiers’ for Customization
- Expanding to Euro Truck Simulator 2
- American Truck Simulator Exclusive: The PACCAR Technical Center
- How to Access the Beta
Get an Early Look: American Truck Simulator Beta Branch
Enthusiastic players of SCS Software’s American Truck Simulator now have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated update 1.49.
The beta branch is accessible for those who wish to experience the new features before the official release.
Early Access to Exciting Updates
On October 31, 2023, players gained early access to the upcoming update 1.49, which promises to bring several exciting additions to American Truck Simulator.
A Night in the Simulated Skies: HDR, Moon, and Lightning Strikes
The upcoming update introduces an array of graphical improvements, including the addition of a detailed moon, enhanced HDR skies, and a more immersive weather experience with additional lightning strikes during storms.
These visual enhancements will further immerse players in the trucking world.
Marketplace for Used Vehicles and Enhanced Truck Management
In version 1.49, players can look forward to a significant addition – a marketplace for used vehicles. This feature not only allows players to purchase used trucks but also introduces a new system for managing truck damage and wear, adding a layer of realism to the game.
Keybind ‘Modifiers’ for Customization
Keybind ‘modifiers’ are also making their way into the game. This feature offers increased customization by enabling players to assign specific functions to keys with modifiers.
For example, you can now use the shift key in combination with other keys to create custom keybindings tailored to your preferences.
Expanding to Euro Truck Simulator 2
Good news for Euro Truck Simulator 2 enthusiasts – many of these exciting features are expected to arrive in a similar update for SCS Software’s Euro Truck Simulator 2 in the near future.
American Truck Simulator Exclusive: The PACCAR Technical Center
An American Truck Simulator exclusive feature awaits players – a 1:1 recreation of the PACCAR Technical Center.
This unique location is used by renowned truck manufacturers like Kenworth and Peterbilt for rigorous testing.
Players can explore the facility, navigating challenging terrains with undulating asphalt, banked turns, and steep inclines.
How to Access the Beta
For those eager to experience the upcoming enhancements, accessing the beta is straightforward. Right-click on American Truck Simulator in your Steam library, go to the properties tab, and select beta 1.49 to gain early access to the exciting new features.