The long awaited 'Heavy Load' DLC pack for European Truck Sim 2 has been released on Steam, adding weighty cargo to the simulation plus a few extra features for good measure... Heavy Cargo DLC - New Types of Loads: Asphalt Miller Industrial Cable Reel Concrete Beams Crawl Dozer Locomotive Metal Centering Mobile Crane Transformer As well as the above mentioned load types, the new DLC will also add two high-tech trailers: Single Extendable Flatbed and Semi Lowloader with Drop Deck. These trailers come with steerable axles for safer navigation around tight bends and are included as part of the Heavy Load DLC pack, currently available from Steam with a 10% discount, coming in at £3.59. The new DLC is not the only thing to be released for European Truck Simulator 2 either, as part of the DLC release SCS Software have updated the main game software itself with some new free features... Truck Analysis Screen With the new heavy loads, you may find out that not all trucks are equally suitable for hauling them. There are technical as well as legal limitations and implications for transporting heavy cargo in the real word, and while Euro Truck Simulator 2 is only a game, we felt that the players should be aware of them. All manufacturers offer a wide range of options for the trucks, and the companies that buy them try their best to optimize the configuration to best suit their needs while making the purchase economical - both at the time of purchase and even more importantly while operating them. Truck Upgrades Screen The Truck Analysis screen doesn't impose any restrictions on your choice of vehicle, it is only there as a guide. But we think it may be a good idea to pay attention to the advice. You may make the screen disappear with a single click, but half an hour later, you may find yourself in real trouble trying to pass a difficult spot in the world, and upset that you have not made a wiser choice of the truck to pull the heavy cargo. The new Truck Analysis screen is our attempt to indicate the suitability of a particular truck configuration for various operational scenarios and conditions. This new feature works in the upgrade shop too, where it may help you configure your truck to best fit your goals and budget. New Truck Chassis Variants and Tuning While working on the new heavy cargoes, we were inspired to take a look at special transport variants of truck tractors. The fan community has long been asking for 8x4 chassis options, and this is a great opportunity to finally introduce them into the game. We don't have 8x4 chassis option available for all the trucks in the game at this moment, but we hope that you will be happy to find it available for Mercedes-Benz New Actros, Volvo FH 2012, and both Scania R and Streamline trucks. The new chassis variants are a free part of game update so you can try them out immediately even without buying the Heavy Cargo Pack DLC. For each new vehicle variant, we have also created a set of new paint jobs too, to make you feel real unique and anxious for the more difficult challenges. In addition, we have added several new truck tuning accessories into the game, such as wheel tuning parts. So far the Heavy Loads DLC is only available for European Truck Sim 2, however it is expected that the American counterpart of the game will be receiving this DLC and supporting features in the coming weeks. NOTE: It has been noted that the new build update of ETS 2 is no longer compatible with VR. This is a known issue and SCS are looking at ways to rectify this for future hotfix updates. European Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator are available to purchase on the Steam platform right now. Like big riggin'? Check out the European Truck Simulator 2 sub forum here at RaceDepartment to discuss the game with your fellow truck driving fans. If European roads aren't your thing, you could always pop on over to the American Truck Sim sub forum and get your fill of driving in the good old U S of A! Have you tried the new DLC yet? What do you think of the latest update? Let us know in the comments section below!