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SCS Software Preview Liftable Trailer Axles, Open Beta Release Next Week

Discussion in 'American Truck Simulator' started by Paul Jeffrey, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

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    SCS Software reveal Liftable Trailer Axels will form part of the new ATS and ETS 2 updates due to hit open beta within the next week.

    As is usually the trend with SCS Software updates to American Truck Simulator and European Truck Simulator 2, the Czech team have made available in open beta several new features planned for release in the main public release of both games.

    Proposed for release into both the more recent ATS and earlier European release ETS 2 comes the inclusion of liftable trailer axles, something that has for a long time been keenly requested by the dedicated truck simulation community.

    When explaining exactly what the new feature will bring to the game, SCS say:

    "Lifting a trailer axle allows you to spread the weight among the trailer's wheels to optimize fuel consumption, limit tire wear, or adjust the trailer's maneuverability while turning or reversing."

    To illustrate the new feature SCS have released this short gif showing the functionality in action HERE.

    It has been advised by the studio that once the new build is released players will need to assign the appropriate buttons for this feature under the Key & Buttons options. The studio have not set a default hotkey or controller key in an effort to avoid breaking players existing configurations.

    The open beta release is available now, with an extended period of testing to take place before the live version of both games receive the new update - expected over the next few weeks.

    American Truck Simulator and European Truck Simulator 2 are both available on Steam right now.

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    Check out our European Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator sub forums for all the best mods and latest news and discussions in the world of simulated big riggin'!

    Do you enjoy SCS Software titles American Truck Sim and European Truck Sim 2? Looking forward to the new feature? Let us know in the comments section below!
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017
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  2. Mahad


    Likes SCS work, but for me liftable axle is absolutely useless. New trucks and/or states are more appreciated.
  3. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    What about lift axles for the tractor unit as well?

    Agree with @Mahad - ATS desperately needs more content, preferably new states. SCS really need to pick up the pace on extending the map.
  4. Furious Panda

    Furious Panda

    Liftable axles LMAO well I suppose its better than paintable wheel nuts,this game is crying out for more depth
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  5. Metalogic


    Yes, I would be more interested in lift-able axles for the tractor unit personally