Anyone with a copy of either title can participate in the beta testing, designed to iron out bugs ahead of a full release shortly.
We have already previewed the likes of ownable chemical trailers, more custom city intros and map updates in previous articles but there are several more in-game improvements set to arrive in both titles’ v1.46 builds.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator 2 v1.46 open beta content
Both American Truck Simulator (ATS) and Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS2) are set to feature a company browser for the first time, allowing players to search for specific industries, trailer types and destinations. This allows players to plan deliveries better based on the trailer types they own and their location.
A new gameplay menu option will also be unlocked, simulating driveshaft torque in ATS and ETS2. This simulates wheelspin on the trucks under acceleration, causing ‘a slight lift of the front left wheel’, according to the developer. The effect will be less obvious on the smaller trucks found in ETS2.
As reported before, both titles will also feature ownable chemical trailers in the upcoming v1.46 build, helping service new chemical plants.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 v1.46 open beta content
The Iberia DLC comes in for special treatment thanks to free upgrades. Custom city intros are being introduced (first seen in Austrian cities and Hannover) and a new area near Madrid is also being opened up to ETS2’s road network (as previewed by us last month).
The entire Iberian peninsula will also feature region-specific road signage, giving the sim’s roads a more authentic look.
American Truck Simulator v1.46 open beta content
ATS has its own specific upgrades too. The Montana and Idaho DLC packs will receive a free US-20 highway upgrade, ensuring maximum access to Yellowstone National Park and a vital connection to US-191.
Several viewpoints in the Idaho DLC are being given a fresh lick of paint too, matching the quality seen in the newer DLC packs like Montana. Custom city intros will also be introduced into ATS for the first time, with cities in Colorado and Wyoming receiving special video introductions dependent on where players begin their ATS careers.
Are you looking forward to the v1.46 open betas of ETS2 and ATS? What else would you like to see in SCS Software’s trucking sims? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: SCS Software blog