Bus Simulator 18 just received a new patch, and it has brought in a pretty decent payload. This patch not only makes a few changes and improvements to the game to enhance the gameplay mechanics and performance but it’s also added some new content in the form of the “Mission Pack #1 DLC”.
This new DLC pack includes three new missions focused on boosting the tourism sector of the game’s fictional city, Seaside Valley. The best part about this is that the DLC is free, although developer Still Alive Studios has not yet mentioned if this Mission Pack will be the only one released for free. In any case, it’s never a bad thing to have more content.
Check out the patch notes for all the details:
- 3 new missions presented by Max Klein added.
- Camera lag is now also disabled in third person. This should fix some bus stuttering issues while the framerate is not stable.
- Parked car license plates set to not cast shadows, to be culled at 50 meters, and to not keep their instance buffer in the main memory.
- A construction site in the inner city was moved slightly so cars no longer clip through it.
- Streamlined loading screen visuals.
- License plates no longer glow in the dark.
- Mission info UI no longer automatically opens when the driver and bus assignment menu is open.
- Toggling between third and first person view now places the camera at a maximum distance instead of in the center of the range.
- Fixed issue of the player name hovering in maps showing the wrong name.
- Improved how NPC cars drive onto the highway.
- Customization items now show if they are unlocked by a mission or by a level up.
- Some very dark areas lit up.
- Loads of smaller bugfixes and general performance improvements.
Additionally, it was recently revealed that Bus Simulator 18 will be making its way to consoles. So, if you have a hard time running it on your PC (or avoided it due to not meeting the hardware requirements), you can look forward to its release on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.