ETS2: Update 1.50

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Update 1.50 is an upcoming major update for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Summary

Update 1.50 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 brings the Switzerland Rework, Germany Rework (Rhine region), MAN TGX facelift, Wielton Trailer Pack update, added Renault E-Tech T for quick jobs, improved rendering system, UI rework and much more.

Key

Formatting (Example) Meaning
No formatting (1.41.1.0) Minor patch
Bold (1.41.1.0) Latest version of the game in public branch
Italic (1.41.0.121) Latest build of the game in the public beta branch
Underlined (1.41.1.0) Feature update


Update 1.50

1.50 Experimental Beta

We are starting the beta cycle this time from a rather early stage. The level of polish and stability is not the same as for our usual Open Betas. We believe in transparency with our community, and we also need to gather a lot of feedback early this time, to understand how well the features perform. That's why we're offering this Experimental Beta as a precursor to the Open Beta, giving you a glimpse of what's to come while acknowledging that it's still very much a work in progress.

Behind the scenes, our team is hard at work juggling internal projects and releases, all scheduled for version 1.50 of our games. Despite our best efforts, certain aspects of the update are still undergoing refinement. However, we recognize the importance of involving our community in the development process, which is why we're making this content available to you in its current state. Your feedback during this phase is invaluable as we really want to deliver the best possible experience.

With the Experimental Beta, we invite our dedicated players to join us in fine-tuning, testing, and providing feedback. Your input will help us identify and address any issues or imperfections before the Open Beta and eventually the full 1.50 version release. It's important to note though, that this beta may cause instability in certain areas. If you prefer a more polished experience, we recommend waiting for the further Open Beta release.

Rest assured, our commitment to delivering high-quality updates remains unwavering. In the days to come, we'll continue to debug and finalize everything that's coming to ETS2 with the 1.50 update. Your patience and support during this phase are greatly appreciated as we work towards a seamless transition to the next chapter of Euro Truck Simulator 2. Now, without further delay, let's take a look at what you can expect from version 1.50.

1.50.0.44

Started on April 11th, 2024

Map

  • SCANIA Demo Centre was added to the Scandinavia map expansion DLC
  • Germany Rework - Rhine region
    • Four cities were completely rebuilt - Dortmund, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Duisburg.
      • Not only did we revamp the cities, but their surroundings as well so this whole region has been reimagined from the ground up.
    • Added a part of Autobahn 3 from Cologne to Frankfurt
  • Switzerland Rework
    • Complete redesign of Switzerland, including its major cities such as Geneva, Bern, and Zurich. Alongside these enhancements, the economy has been finely tuned to reflect reality, featuring additions like a chocolate factory depot.
    • Navigate the newly added sections of the A9 motorway and the challenging N19 road. Moreover, fulfilling the longstanding desire of many truckers, the A40/E25 route from Geneva to Aosta, Italy, promises an exhilarating journey beneath the majestic Mont Blanc.

Vehicles

  • MAN TGX Facelift
  • Wielton Trailer Pack update adds:
    • Wielton Container Master NS3 P20 SL TANK
    • Wielton Container Master NS3 P40 SL
  • Lane assistant feature added
    • Truck drivers can enjoy simply turning it on along with adaptive cruise control, letting the truck do more of the driving.

UI

  • Substantial UI design update (Home screen redesign, persistent Status Bar, Quick Menu, new fonts, icons and more)
  • Options Tooltips (Settings options show information about what they do)
    • Placing your mouse over each setting option will now display helpful information, including explanations of what the options do. You will now effortlessly grasp the purpose of every adjustable option in the settings, enabling you to easily fine-tune your experience.

Visual

  • Improvements in the rendering system
  • Temporal Anti-Aliasing feature added
    • TAA, or Temporal Anti-Aliasing, which sets itself apart from other anti-aliasing techniques, that aim to smooth images to reduce jagged edges or flickering through higher resolution rendering. Instead, TAA harnesses the timeline, particularly previous frames, to calculate color values as if from a higher resolution, providing a smoother result.
  • Cascaded shadow updates
    • Smooth transition when blending between cascades, smoother and better-stabilized shadow edges.
  • Soft particles
    • Particles and light flares smoothly fade out when near geometry, eliminating harsh intersections for a more seamless visual experience.
  • Lit/shadowed smoke
    • Smoke particles with enhanced volume perception and shading from sunlight, providing a more realistic and immersive atmosphere.
  • Far shadows
    • Ever-present shadows from distant large objects like factory halls, skyscrapers, and road overpasses, with the option to toggle them off in the Options menu.
  • Optimized light computation
    • Dynamic lights are evaluated in a single pass, known as clustered lighting, improving performance in night scenes.
  • Frame rate limiter added

Sound

  • Brake squeaking sounds added

Misc

  • Added in support for 128 players in Convoy.

Trivia

  • Update 1.50 for ETS2 is among the few to have an Experimental Beta, alongside updates 1.33, 1.35, 1.39, and 1.41.

Media

Switzerland Rework

References