ORO Y PLATA
18 Wheels of Steel Legacy
It's time to take a trip down memory lane! Back in August of 2002, we developed the simulator title "18 Wheels of Steel". Many of our trucking veterans may even remember playing this game when it first released. One of the locations you could go trucking to in one of the sequels (Extreme Trucker 2) was the U.S state of Montana, which happens to be also one of the current map expansions we are working on for American Truck Simulator.
With this sort of history, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to revisit some of these iconic areas in our upcoming DLC.
Border Summit Pass
Towering high above the U.S state borders of Montana and Idaho is the Bitterroot Range; a subrange of the northern Rocky Mountains. As Montana's largest mountain range, it spans a whopping 24,223 square miles along the border, and with that much mountain, travelers will need to pass through somewhere!
Imagine a world in which you are driving through a vast and colorful nature of a state, you look out of the window, and you see only fields and forests. While it depends on the situation, in general, this sounds pretty dull, right?
Thankfully, the wonderful Montana DLC and its environment will offer plenty of variety due to the water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, and dams.
Glacier National Park
It is safe to say that a lot of US states have one national park that is, so to speak, the main attraction of the local nature. For Montana DLC, this area is undoubtedly the famous Glacier National Park, so let's take a look at which parts you can look forward to seeing and driving through in the upcoming map expansion.
Big In Montana + Yellowstone National Park
Did you know that one of the nicknames for Montana is "Big Sky Country"? While the state has earned this name for the seemingly infinite and unobstructed local skyline, we also have some BIG news for you.
As is often the case with the release of the new expansions, we will be introducing brand new Special Transport missions with the Montana DLC. These jobs were designed with the intention of providing you with an additional challenge and enhancing your trucking experience.
Montana enjoys a rich agricultural heritage. Ranching and farming has always been an important part of the State's economy, with livestock and crop production contributing close to two billion dollars to Montana's economy every year! So as you can imagine, truckers play a very important part in this industry.
While Montana’s national parks, vast forests, and untamed wilderness areas are some of the finest offerings of the local nature, proper truckers have to remember the reason for their journey whilst admiring the scenery. We are delighted to share with you screenshots of several depots and information about the new industries arriving in the upcoming Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator.
With every new map expansion, we are edging closer to realizing complete production chains in the game's economy. While we are not quite there yet, but important pieces fall into place bit by bit. In the upcoming Montana DLC for ATS, apart from being able to admire the wonderful local scenery, you will also be able to haul to and from several key points that are part of the forestry process!
Among other industries featured in the Montana DLC, there is only one with state-defining historical importance. So, without further ado, let's dig into what the Mining Industry will have to offer in the upcoming map expansion.
There’s a good reason why Montana has the nickname The Treasure State and why the front and center of the state flag are a miner’s shovel and pick, with the state motto "Oro Y Plata", which means "Gold and Silver" in Spanish.
Cities & Settlements
Are you ready to explore the Treasure State? From majestic mountains to crystal clear lakes, Montana will take your breath away with its unspoiled, natural beauty. While deer, antelope, and elk outnumber people here, truckers will discover plenty of gems whilst delivering to the many cities & settlements located across the State. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Located on the Missouri River in the heart of Montana, you'll find the city of Great Falls. As the third largest city in the state, this city offers visitors a haven of culture, history and natural beauty. Named after one of the five waterfalls in the area, we are excited to bring this city to life in our upcoming Montana DLC.
Butte & Port of Montana
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, is the historic mining city of Butte. Previously nicknamed as 'The Richest Hill on Earth', this city once was thriving with industrial activity in the 1800's because of its abundance of mineral wealth.
The Port of Montana is an industrial transload, distribution and warehousing facility with easy rail and highway access to directly benefit businesses throughout the region. It also include a unique Silene Gas Factory, which has been created according to a 1:1 reference!
We are going to present to you the capital of the Treasure State, which, as the main representative among other cities, has quite a rich history and strong economy that is definitely worth looking into.
The early beginnings of Helena date back to the year 1864, when four men, known as "Four Georgians" discovered gold in the area that is now the main street of the modern city. Once the news of this location spread, the population has rapidly grown, increasing the need to create a formal settlement with an official name.
While Montana is home to marvelous nature and interesting history, it also features numerous practical facilities which are extremely important for the truckers themselves. So, whether you will just need to quickly refill gas, or the time to take a break has arrived, truck stops will provide you with both.
We’ll present to you the gas stations and rest stops featured in the upcoming Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator.
Ports of Entry + New Cargoes to Haul
We have decided to merge a lot of topics into one article, and we hope it will satisfy both the fans of new maps and locations and also those who are always looking for new toys to play with.
Ports of Entry used to simply be places where truckers would enter the country and stop for an inspection, however, modern stations are much more than that. Just take Broadus Weigh Station, for example, which features several educational boards near its central building, or Kootenai and Lolo Rest Areas, which offer marvelous surroundings for every trucker that is passing through these locations.
18 Wheels of Steel Legacy
Big in Montana
Yellowstone National Park
Cities and Settlements
Glacier National Park
Border Summit Pass
Port of Montana
*Some topics might be added, changed, scratched, or join with others, according to our needs. The fact that something is placed in this list is not a promise of us covering it in our communication nor are the topics on this list the only content coming with this DLC. Always keep in mind that until the expansion is actually released, everything here is still a subject of change and very much WORK IN PROGRESS stage.
MEDIA AND PRESS
Montana is home to extraordinary experiences and moments that will leave you in awe. This northern US state is untamed, wild and natural. Montana is a gateway to Glacier and Yellowstone—two crown jewels of the national park system—and is home to glistening glacial lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks, blue-ribbon trout streams, and mighty Missouri, Yellowstone, and Flathead Rivers. This is just the beginning; the stunning mountain scenery of Montana only accentuates the rustic charm of the small towns beneath it.
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