Today, we are happy to share with you that the 1.47 Open Beta branch for Euro Truck Simulator 2 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 1.47 Open Beta has in store.
As part of our Revisiting Germany project, our team has recently reworked the cities of Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Nurnberg and Erfurt completely from the ground up. This includes landmarks, road networks, industries and so much more!
For those who are new to our game, the Revisiting Germany project consists of a small dedicated map team, who has been working hard to update one of the oldest map sections of the base game to align with our current development standards.
Each city which we have worked on in this update has its own dedicated blog, which we recommend going back and reading. Each one contains information unique to its project, and what changes you can expect to see in these areas.
We really hope that you enjoy these reworked cities as part of the free 1.47 update and we look forward to bringing you more news in the future regarding our rework project.
Ownable Gas Cisterns
Are you ready to haul your very own Gas Cisterns in Euro Truck Simulator 2? As we covered in a previous blog post, Ownable Gas Cisterns are available in this update! These trailers will come in a variety of lengths, chassis and customisation options. These cisterns are designed to transport dangerous and highly flammable gases such as Ethane, Propane and LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas).
However, please keep in mind, that as of now the in-game economy for these trailers and also the list of available cargoes for them are still in a work in progress state and are subject to change.
The Ownable Gas Cistern for Euro Truck Simulator 2 will be available in the most common trailer combinations found in Europe. This being the Single 2-axle 10 metre chassis with a 40m3 Gas Tank and single 3-axle 12 metre chassis with a 50m3 gas tank. Accessories included (but are not limited to):
Valve boxes with additional toolboxes, sideguards etc
A variety of rear fenders and rear bumper lights
A variety of hoses
A variety of trailer paintjobs
and so much more!
We look forward to seeing you deliver with these new Ownable Gas Cisterns and how you will customize them. Be sure to share your first ride with them on our social media channels.
Ownable Livestock Trailers
Gas cisterns are not the only new trailers in town, introducing purchasable livestock trailers!
Players familiar with this type of trailer in American Truck Simulator might already be a bit ahead in regards to what makes this addition so special, but to bring everyone up to speed, you will have an opportunity to transport cattle in your very own trailer ETS2! In addition to having different body and chassis customizations, here is a detailed list of everything else you will be able to tweak:
Side protection plates/boxes
We can’t wait for you to start exploring the roads of Euro Truck Simulator 2 with the brand-new livestock trailer. You can read more about these unique trailers at our dedicated blogpost about the subject.
Adaptive Cruise Control & Emergency Braking System
Released originally as a hidden experimental feature back in 1.44, we are glad to be able to bring this highly requested addition to the 1.47 update. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts the distance and speed from the vehicle in front when in cruise control mode. This is especially handy when encountering a busy highway, where you may find traffic often merging into a gap in front of you, or in situations where traffic speed is constantly changing.
Coupled with ACC is the Emergency Braking System, which activates your brakes whenever a collision is imminent with the vehicle in front, to avoid or minimize damage. This technology in the real world has saved countless lives and is found in most modern trucks.
These features have been in the works for a while, but it is still work in progress and we look forward to seeing how they perform during 1.47 Open Beta. Please share with us your feedback and comments on our official forums.
Random Road Bumps
We're excited to introduce Random Road Bumps into 1.47! These small bumps are procedurally generated to give the roads an imperfect feel to them. While they may not be visible to the driver, you will be able to feel these subtle bumps and in some cases hear them affect your vehicle whilst driving.
We look forward to working on expanding this feature in the future, but for the time being, let us know your thoughts about it! Any comments or feedback can be made over on our official forums.
Custom City Intros - Road to the Black Sea DLC
Carrying on from our previous update which introduced custom city intros in the Iberia DLC, we have now expanded these cutscenes to the Road to the Black DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2!
These special cutscenes appear when a player selects a starting city when creating a new profile. We hope that new players (or those restarting a new profile) will enjoy these new additions, showcasing the area where you have chosen to begin!
This update also includes a refresh for the Career History UI! For those who are unfamiliar with this feature, you can access it via the main menu of American Truck Simulator or Euro Truck Simulator 2. It displays a graph of your experience progress and some statistics.
This new redesign will now feature a much more detailed look into your statistics and previous deliveries. The UI now shows 4 sections which are: Deliveries, Exploration, Driver experiences, and Penalties. Each of these sections displays different statistics that give you a more in-depth review of your journey as a truck driver so far including total deliveries, your past delivery ratings, how many of your deliveries were on time, map exploration, companies visited, truck data and discoveries.
We've also included a section that'll show what penalties you have received over the last 2 weeks of your career. We felt that little things such as hitting traffic signs or falling asleep at the wheel don't need to be on your permanent record.
We've also redesigned your delivery log which shows clearly your previous jobs, your cargo, what day you made the delivery on, income, XP, time spent etc. We understand that these statistics are important for drivers to look back on, especially if you are part of a VTC where you may need to log your previous jobs for driver activity.
We really hope you like this redesign, and we hope we can expand on it in the future. Let us know your feedback and comments by heading to our official forums.
In-Game Update Log
We've now added a new UI feature to both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator which will show users the changelog of a major update or showcase the featured DLC release.
This will appear in the form of a pop-up either when you launch the game after an update or whilst in-game in the main menu if an update was made during your time on the road. Not only that, but you can also access a history of previous changelogs, in-case you missed out on several, and find all our official social media links.
We hope this helps you stays informed no matter where you are on the latest changes and updates made to our titles.
Economy Reset Teleport
Whenever the player's economy is reset during a game load, it was the norm for you to be teleported to your HQ garage. Today we are happy to make a small change that will allow you to make the decision whether you want to teleported to your chosen HQ or a free quick travel to any service station of your choice.