ATS patch 1.40: New Lighting & Truck Upgrade

ATS patch 1.40 is released for download! Massive new updates: new lighting system is now in the game. Also a truck has received important upgrades. Let’s explore together! Make sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned to the latest American Truck Simulator mods and news.

ATS 1.40 Patch in Open Beta

Just like we are used to, the American Truck Simulator version 1.40 is available in beta. So to enable it you have to go to Steam, right click on the game, properties and enable the 1.40 from the Betas tab.

Also mods will be available. On our website we will always provide the best ones respecting the author’s links and encouraging donation to them. Follow ATS patch 1.40 mods and enjoy!

ats western star 49x 1.40

western star 49x truck

ATS Western Start 49x Update

The 49x truck was a well received truck by the fans. After a while from its release, we receive some updates. These include 2 sleeper cabin options, 36 chassis variants, Set-Back & Set-Forward Axle configurations and a lot of customization.

So now your new truck can be longer thanks to the 5 Axle configurations. Add the fuel tank options and you can imagine the work that was put into it! In addition to this, new bumpers, quarter fenders, mud flaps, hood mirrors, sun visors, grille guards, and different interior colors are now added. From a mechanical standpoint, the 3 new gearboxes should please anyone who’s looking for a realistic drive. Additionally, there’s some Western Star 49x ATS truck mods available too!

American Truck Simulator Lighting System

Last year SCS announced the new lighting system for ATS. Fast forward to today, here it is!

What does this mean? First of all, there are the basic skyboxes changes. Secondly and the most important, is the dynamic light change. The light will now change not only according to weather but to the simulated camera exposure as well. It is a long awaited update to the graphics of American Truck simulator by the fans. It’s an important step to a more realistic simulator!

A lot of effort was put into this and a lot of things had to change. Thanks to the team at SCS Software! Also you can help this development. Report any bugs on the SCS forum.

ats 1.40 new lighting

New truck options – extended chassis

There were a few ATS truck mods that used to do this. Also they were heavily requested by the community. It is now a reality in ATS 1.40 patch, we received extended chassis for our trucks: 4×2, 8×4, and 8×6 are the new configurations. Below is a list of the new features.

  • Freightliner Cascadia: Day cab 4×2
  • Mack Anthem: Day cab 4×2
  • International LoneStar: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4
  • Peterbilt 389: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4 & 8×6
  • Volvo VNL: Day cab 4×2, Day cab & Sleepers 8×4
  • Peterbilt 579: Day cab 4×2
  • Kenworth W900: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4 & 8×6
  • Kenworth T680: Day cab 4×2
  • Western Star 49X: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4 & 8×6

american truck simulator 8x4 truck

More Viewpoints Added in ATS 1.40

The viewpoints are a newer concept to American Truck Simulator. Also they were happily accepted by the community and there are suggestions to freeze time during them and to add more info. So we would like to support these suggestions, hopefully SCS will listen like always. Tell us your opinion in the comments below.

With American Truck Simulator patch 1.40, New Mexico & Oregon are receiving new viewpoints. So enjoy exploring and finding them!

ats 1.40 patch viewpoints

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