American Truck Simulator - 1.49 Open Beta: What’s New and How to Join American Truck Simulator, the popular truck driving simulation game by SCS Software, has just released its 1.49 Open Beta branch for players to try and test out. This update brings a lot of new features and improvements to the game, such as HDR skyboxes, moon and new weather effects, PACCAR Technical Center, and more. In this article, we will give you a brief overview of what’s new in the 1.49 Open Beta and how you can join it.
What’s New in the 1.49 Open Beta The 1.49 Open Beta introduces several changes and additions to the game, some of which have been requested by the community for a long time. Here are some of the highlights of the 1.49 Open Beta:
HDR Skyboxes, Moon and New Weather Effects: The night sky in American Truck Simulator has been revamped with dynamic stars, HDR skyboxes, and the moon. The moon will cast realistic light and shadows on the environment, and will also change its phase according to the lunar cycle. The weather system has also been improved with visible lightning during thunderstorms and other atmospheric effects. You can also expect to see some surprises in the night sky in certain regions, such as auroras or shooting stars. PACCAR Technical Center: A hidden location in Washington state, the PACCAR Technical Center is a realistic recreation of the real-life facility where Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks are developed and tested. You can explore the area and see various trucks, prototypes, and testing equipment. You can also find a small Easter egg within the center itself. Other Changes: The 1.49 Open Beta also includes various bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks to improve the overall performance and stability of the game. Some of these changes are related to traffic behavior, sound effects, UI elements, map corrections, and more. How to Join the 1.49 Open Beta If you want to try out the 1.49 Open Beta for yourself, you will need to follow these steps:
Make sure you have American Truck Simulator installed on your PC. Launch Steam and go to your Library. Right-click on American Truck Simulator and select Properties. Go to the Betas tab and select public_beta - 1.49 Public Beta from the drop-down menu. Wait for Steam to download and install the update. Launch American Truck Simulator and enjoy the new features. Please note that the 1.49 Open Beta is still a work in progress and may contain bugs or issues that could affect your gameplay experience. If you encounter any problems or have any feedback, please report them on the official forums1. Your help is greatly appreciated by the developers.
The 1.49 Open Beta is a great opportunity for players to get a taste of what’s coming next for American Truck Simulator. The update adds a lot of realism and immersion to the game, as well as some fun surprises for curious explorers. If you are a fan of American Truck Simulator, you should definitely give it a try.
What do you think of the 1.49 Open Beta? What are your favorite features? Let us know in the discord!