American Truck Simulator Celebrates 5th Birthday with Chassis Update

Presents for everyone.
Presents for everyone. SCS Software

Let’s start by greeting American Truck Simulator a fifth Happy Birthday! The game was released on February 2, 2016. In celebration of this milestone, the game is introducing a feature that many in the community have long requested. Players get to access the new chassis options for all the current trucks with the arriving Update 1.40.

You can get a first look at these options in the video below:

New Chassis Options

The upcoming update is welcoming long and short chassis types, which let players customize their truck for the task at hand. It’s going to feature the 4x2s, also called single-axle trucks. This type is typically used for local distribution deliveries by supermarkets as well as logistic companies when hauling doubles.

Then, there’s the 8x4 and 8x6 chassis that are considered the big guns. With these, players can handle any load that needs to be hauled.

Below is the complete list of all the new extended chassis options arriving in different trucks in the game:

  • Freightliner Cascadia:
    • Day cab 4x2
  • Mack Anthem:
    • Day cab 4x2
  • International LoneStar:
    • Day cab and Sleepers 8x4
  • Peterbilt 389:
    • Day cab and Sleepers 8x4 and 8x6
  • Volvo VNL:
    • Day cab 4x2
    • Day cab and Sleepers 8x4
  • Peterbilt 579:
    • Day cab 4x2
  • Kenworth W900:
    • Day cab and Sleepers 8x4 and 8x6
  • Kenworth T680:
    • Day cab 4x2
  • Western Star 49X:
    • Day cab 8x4 and 8x6

Hauling Hope Event

While waiting for the new update, players can still take on the Hauling Hope Event. In the real world, the pandemic is still ongoing but vaccines are rolling out in different parts of the world.

Deliver hope.
Deliver hope. SCS Software

That’s the objective of this new event where players need to deliver vaccines undamaged. These rather fragile cargoes have zero-damage tolerance and require Fragile Cargo skill level 1.

Players who manage to deliver at least seven COVID-19 Vaccine cargo get:

  • A World of Trucks Achievement.
  • A prestigious Hope Trucker Insiginia.
    • This cabin item can be hanged in your truck.

The Hauling Hope Event ends February 7 and you can learn more about it here.

American Truck Simulator is a simulator game where players drive conventional trucks to pick up and deliver cargoes to different locations across the U.S. Since its release, nine states have been introduced and two more are planned in the future. Besides those, 13 DLCs have been launched.

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