Joining its sister sim American Truck Simulator, the new update 1.41 has been rolled out for Euro Truck Simulator 2. The old rig may have some age under its belt, but SCS Software continues to outfit it and ATS with improvements and new features, with online multiplayer support being the biggest one yet.
Online multiplayer has been sought after by fans for years. Now in the new Convoy Mode, eight players can ride along together in a totally synchronized session. Traffic, weather, job, and truck details all match up between players to ensure a seamless experience. Like in ATS, however, mod support is currently not yet available. Even so, the developers are not ruling it out for the future. Regardless, there’s a lot to enjoy in this new version of the sim.
That new truck smell
Update 1.41 for Euro Truck Simulator also includes an expansion to an expansion. That is, owners of the recently-released Iberia map DLC can enjoy a whole new section of road network, the Autoestrada A24. Located in the picturesque countryside of Portugal, it straddles the Douro River Valley and provides another scenic route for players to haul along through. SCS admitted that this specific section of road had not been completed in time for Euro Truck Simulator’s full Iberia DLC release a few months ago, so that’s why it was patched in with update 1.41.
Speaking of shared features between ETS2 and ATS, the new update also includes the upgraded Photo Mode. The time of day and weather can now be altered on-the-fly in order to snap the “perfect” shot.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 clearly has a long life ahead of it with SCS’ commitment to releasing regular updates such as update 1.41. Not to mention the ongoing development of major DLCs like the upcoming Heart of Russia expansion, which will be the largest to hit the sim to date.