Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update Adds Used Truck Dealers and More

Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.49 Update Patch Notes

Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.49 Update Patch Notes

Euro Truck Simulator 2's 1.49 update has arrived, bringing with it some major new additions. Along with improving the skyboxes and weather effects, the update 1.49 brings other bug fixes to the European trucking game. However, there’s one huge standout feature that fans are going to love.

Trucking on a budget

Euro Truck Simulator 2 boasts a wide range of trucks for players to buy. Dozens of trucks from plenty of brands are available, but there’s always been a problem from day one: sometimes you just can’t afford them.

Grinding away for hours on small jobs to scrape together the cash for your own truck isn’t always the most fun experience. Thankfully, Euro Truck Simulator 2s 1.49 Update fixes this issue.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.49 Update Patch Notes
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Used truck dealers are the headline new feature in Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.49. Now you can go trucking on a budget, selecting from a range of trucks more affordable than buying them new. Of course, these used trucks come with high milages and possibly even higher wear, but using the new star rating system means you can get the best truck for your buck.

Alongside the used truck dealer is a new damage and repair system. The old, simplistic system has been replaced with a three-stage damage system.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.49 Update Patch Notes
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Normal damage can be repaired as before, while parts wear builds up over time, forcing the eventual replacement of the part affected. Permanent wear represents the systemic ageing of the entire vehicle, which can only be resolved by entirely restoring the vehicle.

It’s up to you as the owner to decide how and when to repair and replace parts, using your judgment to keep your truck on the road. If you are struggling with making decisions, you can seek professional advice on the best repair strategy.

Blue sky trucking

It’s not just the damage system that’s been overhauled in the 1.49 Update. Euro Truck Simulator 2's weather system has also been overhauled, including new HDR skyboxes, weather effects, and the return of the moon!

That’s right, the moon returns in all its glory, with the new skyboxes causing lunar light to shine across the night sky. The moon’s phases are also included, so be ready for those dark nights with no white light in the sky.

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If the moon is hidden, and the new dynamic stars aren’t shining quite as bright, you can now use automatic headlights to light the road ahead. If the ambient light around your truck falls below a certain threshold, your headlights will automatically turn on.

Better yet, this can also be enhanced with automatic full beams. These will fully light the path ahead of you but lower the beam intensity when other vehicles are around you. Now you can truck your way across Europe without blinding other drivers.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.49 Update patch notes

Check out the full patch notes for Euro Truck Simulator 2’s 1.49 Update below:

Visual

  • HDR Skyboxes, Moon and New Weather Effects

Vehicle

  • Automatic Headlights

Other

  • Used Truck Dealers
  • Keybind Modifiers

You can also watch the official 1.49 Update video from SCS Software below:

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