SCS Software do a pretty good job of balancing their efforts between their two trucking sim titles, especially since recent efforts to bring parity to Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. And after some ETS 2 action, there’s now a Las Vegas revamp and Idaho DLC preview for ATS.
Truckers in Europe are still finishing the challenge to complete Operation Genoa Bridge. But in the meantime, there’s been some time for the SCS team to revisit and improve the current representation of Las Vegas in American Truck Simulator. And it’ll be released as part of an upcoming 1.38 update.
Improvements include a new Interstate connection known as the 515, which connects the I-15 to the I-11. What that means is that you’ll now potentially be able to avoid driving through Las Vegas itself. Which is useful if you’re in a hurry to rack up the miles without seeing the local sights.
The US-93 junction now has a more accurate layout and now lets drivers enter and exit Las Vegas, while the I-15 junction has also been reconfigured to resemble what locals apparently nickname “the spaghetti bowl”.
Las Vegas Boulevard has been redesigned with the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign’ positioned in the right place, with a pedestrian island. There’s also a new truck stop which allows tractors to refuel on both sides, and this will be rolled out across more locations in American Truck Simulator.
Other improvements include new vegtation, more detail ground textures and smoother road layouts. So there should be plenty to check out when update 1.38 arrives for American Truck Simulator.
Also looking forward is the new Boise, Idaho DLC preview with multiple screens shared of the capital city.
There’s no confirmed release date for the Idaho DLC beyond Summer 2020, but you can already add it to your wishlist on Steam.
The northwestern state covers two timezones, runs from Canada to Nevada, and includes the western side of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is located on the I-84 in the west of the state, fairly close to Oregon, and you’ll probably be driving through it on a fairly regular basis.
It certainly looks like the DLC will add some fun and varied terrain, with Idaho contraining 4.7 million acres of wilderness. Which is the reason Boise is also known as the City of Trees.
We would assume that’s an American Truck Simulator interpretation of Albertsons Stadium in Boise, as it looks to have the same famous blue artificicial turf which was first introduced in 1986.
So if you’re an American Truck Simulator fan feeling a little neglected recently, the Las Vegas revamp and Idaho DLC preview should give you something to look forward to.