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In May, SCS Software announced that Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator will receive official multiplayer support in the form of Convoy mode, which will allow eight players to reach shared virtual roads. After a couple of months of "experimental" open beta, it's finally time to take your place in that big online convoy: the multiplayer update is already active.
The convoy mode offers players the ability to create and host online private transport sessions with synchronized traffic, weather, weather conditions and even the ability to take on the same jobs. As SCS originally announced, it is limited to eight digital controllers, but the plan is to increase that number in the future: right now they keep it relatively small because, even though it’s live, the mode is still in process.
Session hosts will have full control over their online environment and the ability to kick those who need kicks, while players can browse and filter sessions based on what they are interested in doing. Naturally, platform-to-platform communications are supported via CB radio broadcasts, quick replies, or regular text chat. And in what I think is a pretty smart play, players who run into problems during an online session will be able to go back to a saved file made before joining the session, so they won’t get lost. profile progress due to a server crash or worse.
There are still some limitations and features that have not yet been implemented:
- Modifications in Convoy mode do not support the initial version.
- Artificial intelligence vehicles can disappear when a player disconnects.
- The drawbridges are not synchronized. They will be stopped for the initial version of Convoy.
- When using a proprietary trailer, there may be a company-generated trailer in the same location where you are supposed to go to load your cargo.
- Steam invites you to work only by overlaying Steam.
- CB radio broadcast (shortcut key "X") interferes with the text input line.
- The map map of the "M" convoy is approached along with the scrolling of the chat to the Route Advisor.
“From friends to VTC, we are excited to see how you will enjoy Convoy and look forward to hearing your constructive feedback on this new online feature,” SCS said.
The "Convoy" 1.41 update is now available in American Truck Simulator. It's not currently available in Euro Truck Simulator 2, but it should arrive soon: SCS will air the ETS2 Convoy tomorrow, July 15th.
Did anyone say convoy? 🚛🚛🚛Join the road as we drive together using the Convoy Multiplayer mode and arrive at Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.41 🛣️LIVE on our Twitch and YouTube channels tomorrow from 18:00 CEST. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/JOEkW7L7xLJuly 14, 2021
The update also provides the first steps for a planned California review, adds new time and weather control options to photo mode, expands the map caption, and more. Steam.
And now, let's celebrate the arrival of the big update in true truckin style: with some CW McCall.
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