Euro Truck Simulator 2’s 1.4 update transforms the game’s lighting and delivers new content

Euro and American Truck Simulator receive major lighting overhauls with update 1.40

Euro Truck Simulator 2’s 1.4 update transforms the game’s lighting and delivers new content

SCS Software has just released update 1.40 for Euro Truck Simulator 2, transforming the game’s visuals with a reworked lighting system while altering the game world with new cities, an updated Germany map, and new paint jobs for the game’s Super Stripes Paint Jobs Pack.  

The headline feature of this update to Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the game’s improved lighting system, which acts as a major step towards a full physically-based rendering model for the game. 

With update 1.40, PC’s digital truckers can now enjoy reworked truck lights, new weather options, time-of-day/skybox combinations, improved mist effects in rainy weather, improved glass, chrome and paint reflections and rebalanced cabin/interior lighting. Now, Euro Truck Simulator looks better than ever, and SCS Software has further graphical updates in development. 

Update 1.4.0 also acts as the final phase of SCS Software’s “Revisiting Germany Project”, which has seen a small team of the company’s mappers updating the oldest areas of Euro Truck Simulator’s map to give these sections of the game a graphical touch-up. Alongside this graphical touch-up, areas around Dortmund, Köln, Dusseldorf, and Duisburg have received a complete road network redesign, a few new intersections and several new roads. The southern part of the Bundesautobahn 7 has also been made available. 

Owners of Euro Truck Simulator 2’s Vive La France DLC will receive access to two new French locations with the city of Bayonne and the smaller commune of Lacq. These locations are close to the Iberian border, acting as a planned gateway to Euro Truck Simulator’s planned Iberian expansion. 

SCS Software is currently working on adding both Spain and Portugal to Euro Truck Simulator 2, and that work has required a rework of southern France. This includes two new connecting junctions in Toulouse and Bordeaux for owners of Euro Truck Simulator 2’s Vive La France DLC. 

With update 1.4, Euro Truck Simulator 2 now looks and plays better than ever and contains a lot of new content thanks to the game’s updated game world. Travelling through France and Germany will never be the same, but visually and gameplay-wise. 

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