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"California is the most populous US state with 39 million people, and the third largest state by area 158,706 sq. mi. ... Pass multiple landmarks including scenic places, well know bridges and historical buildings. Explore the geographic diversity - from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Pacific Coast, from fir forests to the desert."
— Official American Truck Simulator website[1]

California is a state of the United States, which is featured in American Truck Simulator as part of the base game and is also present in the 18 Wheels of Steel series. It was the first ever state to be announced and implemented into the game.

The state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Oregon to the north, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south, and Nevada and Arizona to the east.

As the oldest state in American Truck Simulator, SCS Software is currently in the process of reworking California to reflect current mapping standards. The latest phase of the rework, covering five northern Californian cities and surrounding areas, was released in update 1.44 on 10 May 2022.[2]

Release History[]

  • 6 September 2013: Blog post announcing American Truck Simulator. The images show locations in California.[3]
  • 2 February 2016: California is released as part of the base game.[4]

Since the release of the state, new major content has been added to it for free in game updates (not including road connections to new neighbouring states).

History in the Truck Simulator series[]

Inclusion of cities[]

Los Angeles and San Francisco were included in all of the 18 Wheels of Steel games. Santa Cruz was also included in Convoy, Haulin', and American Long Haul.

17 more cities were initially included in American Truck Simulator, bringing the total to 20. Ukiah was added in update 1.3 and Santa Maria in update 1.5. Hornbrook was replaced by Hilt in update 1.41, and San Rafael was replaced by a scenery town in the same location in update 1.44. In total, there are 21 cities in California in American Truck Simulator. Official early alpha footage from 2015 featured Sacramento Valley and Santa Clara as cities.[19]

Rework[]

Rework progress as of update 1.44.

During the 2020 Christmas live stream, SCS Software revealed that, as the oldest state in American Truck Simulator, California would be reworked to reflect current mapping standards.[15] The rework was officially announced on 7 May 2021.[16]

Phase 1[]

The first phase of the rework was released in update 1.41 on 13 July 2021.[14] It covered the northernmost portion of the state, reworking the roads north of Reno, Sacramento, and Ukiah that were added before the release of Oregon (excluding sections through Eureka and Redding), namely Interstate 5 (SacramentoOregon), US 101 (UkiahArcata), US 395 (RenoJohnstonville), SR 44, and SR 299 (ArcataRedding), as well as adding SR 3, SR 36, and SR 89. Hornbrook was replaced by Hilt, while the scenery towns of Blue Lake and Leggett were removed and 10 new were added. This phase of the rework saw the introduction of Border Protection Stations.

  • 21 December 2020: Live stream revealing the first phase of the rework.[15]
  • 7 May 2021: Blog post announcing the first phase of the rework.[16]
  • 20 May 2021: Blog post about the rework of the road network. [20]
  • 21 May 2021: The first phase of the rework is available in the experimental beta of update 1.41.[21]
  • 9 June 2021: The first phase of the rework is available in the open beta of update 1.41.[22]
  • 13 July 2021: The first phase of the rework is released in update 1.41.[14]

Phase 2[]

The second phase of the rework was released in update 1.44 on 10 May 2022.[2] It reworked five northern Californian cities and surrounding areas: Eureka, Redding, Sacramento, Truckee, and Ukiah. San Rafael was removed as a city due to the map scale and was replaced by a scenery town in the same location. The scenery town of Samoa was removed and six new were added. US 50, SR 16, SR 121, SR 255, and SR 273 as well as a Border Protection Station northeast of Truckee and the vineyard company Mon Coeur were added.

  • 16 December 2021: Live stream revealing the second phase of the rework.[17]
  • 23 December 2021: Blog post announcing the second phase of the rework and future plans.[18]
  • 21 January 2022: Blog post about the rework of Ukiah.[23]
  • 3 February 2022: Blog post about the rework of the road network.[24]
  • 18 February 2022: Blog post about the rework of Truckee and a new Border Protection Station.[25]
  • 7 March 2022: Blog post about new and reworked bridges, tollgates, and truck stops.[26]
  • 25 March 2022: Blog post about the rework of Redding.[27]
  • 5 April 2022: Blog post about the rework of Napa Valley.[28]
  • 19 April 2022: Blog post about the rework of Eureka.[29]
  • 21 April 2022: The second phase of the rework is available in the open beta of update 1.44.[30]
  • 4 May 2022: Blog post about the rework of Sacramento.[31]
  • 10 May 2022: The second phase of the rework is released in update 1.44.[2]

Future[]

Future rework plans were revealed in the blog post announcing the second phase of the rework, subject to change depending on development factors.[18] As of 23 December 2021, the third phase of the rework will cover the cities around the San Francisco Bay Area, including adding a new large and important city to compensate for the removal of San Rafael in the second phase of the rework. Depending on the team's size, more content that was left unfinished by developers who moved to a different team may be completed and added.

In the long term, the plan is to finish the California rework and start reworking several other states, as well as adding "something extra special" that was not specified further.

  • 23 December 2021: Blog post announcing the second phase of the rework and future plans.[18]

Cities[]

There are 21 cities in California.

Cities which are also in the 18 Wheels of Steel games are marked with " * ".

Note: Sacramento is in italic lettering since it's the capital of the state of California.

Bakersfield Garage ico.png Barstow Carlsbad
Bakersfield sign.png
Barstow Main Street.png
Carlsbad view.png
El Centro Eureka Fresno Garage ico.png
El Centro view.png
Eureka Main Street.png
Fresno city.png
Hilt (1.41) Huron Los Angeles Garage ico.png *
Hilt.png
Sunshine Crops Huron.png
Los Angeles.jpg
Oakdale Oakland Oxnard
Bushnell Farms Oakdale.png
Oakland view 1.png
Oxnard view.png
Redding Garage ico.png Sacramento Garage ico.png San Diego Garage ico.png
Redding main street.png
Sacramento view 1.png
San Diego skyline.png
San Francisco Garage ico.png * Santa Cruz * Santa Maria (1.5)
San Francisco Harry Bridges Plaza.png
Santa Cruz Cliff Drive.png
Santa Maria view.png
Stockton Truckee Ukiah (1.3)
Stockton view.png
Truckee.jpg
Ukiah streets.png

Scenery Towns[]

Scenery towns on this wiki are defined as cities or communities that are unmarked on the map.

Alturas Arcata Baker Berkeley
US 395 Alturas.png
California SR 299 Arcata ATS.png
Baker.png
Berkeley.png
Big Bend Bishop Blythe Brawley
California SR 121 Big Bend ATS.png
US 395 Bishop.png
I-10 US 95 Blythe.png
Brawley.png
Burbank Burney Cactus City Canby
Burbank.png
CA 299 Burney.png
I-10 Cactus City.png
AjmcanbydowntownCA.jpg
Cayucos Chiriaco Summit Corning Crescent City
Cayucos.png
Chiriaco Summit.png
Corning.png
AjmcrescentcitywaterfrontCA.jpg
Crockett Desert Center Douglas City Dunnigan
California I-80 Crockett ATS.png
Desert Center.png
CA 3 CA 299 Douglas City.png
Dunnigan.png
Gilroy Hatfield Hiouchi Hopland
Gilroy.png
AjmhatfieldORECA.jpg
AjmhiouchiCA.jpg
California US 101 Hopland ATS.png
Indio Johnstonville Klamath Laytonville
Indio.png
US 395 Johnstonville.png
AjmklamathCA.jpg
US 101 Laytonville.png
Malibu Moccasin Mussel Shoals Needles
Malibu Overview.jpg
CA 120 Moccasin.jpg
US 101 Mussel Shoals.png
US 95 Needles.png
Newport Beach North Shore Novato Olancha
California Newport Beach view ATS.png
North Shore.png
California US 101 SR 37 Novato ATS.png
US 395 Olancha.png
Old Station Ontario Orick Panamint Springs
CA 44 CA 89 Old Station.png
Ontario.png
AjmorickCA.jpg
CA 190 Panamint Springs.png
Patterson Petaluma Pismo Beach Richmond
CA 130 Patterson.png
California US 101 Petaluma ATS.png
US 101 Pismo Beach.png
California Richmond view ATS.png
Rio Dell San Luis Obispo San Rafael San Simeon
Rio Dell.png
San Luis Obispo.png
California US 101 San Rafael ATS.png
San Simeon.png
Santa Clarita Santa Monica South San Francisco Susanville
Santa Clarita.png
Los Angeles Santa Monica Pier.png
SouthSanFrancisco.jpg
CA 36 Susanville.png
Tulare Vallejo Vidal Junction Weaverville
Tulare.png
California I-80 SR 37 Vallejo ATS.png
US 95 Vidal Junction.png
CA 3 CA 299 Weaverville.png
Weed Willow Creek
Weed Town Entrance Sign 1.png
CA 299 Willow Creek.png

Removed[]

The following cities or scenery towns have been removed from the game in previous updates:

Roads[]

There are seven Interstate Highways in California:

Interstate 5 Interstate 8 Interstate 10 Interstate 15
IS5
San Diego - Oregon
IS8
San Diego (I-5) - Arizona
IS10
Los Angeles (I-5) - Arizona
IS15
San Diego (I-8) - Nevada
Interstate 40 Interstate 80 Interstate 580
IS40
Barstow (I-15) - Arizona
IS80
San Francisco - Nevada
IS580
San Rafael (US 101) - I-5

There are seven US Routes in California:

US 6 US 50 US 95 US 97
USCA6
Bishop (US 395) - Nevada
USCA50
Sacramento
USCA95
Blythe (I-10) - Needles (I-40)
USCA97
Weed (I-5) - Oregon
US 101 US 199 US 395
USCA101
Los Angeles (I-5) - Oregon
USCA199
Crescent City (US 101) - Oregon
USCA395
SR 14/SR 58 - Nevada; Nevada - Oregon

There are 27 California State Routes:

SR 1 SR 3 SR 4 SR 14 SR 16
CA1
Los Angeles - San Francisco (US 101)
CA3
Douglas City (SR 299) - Weaverville (SR 299)
CA4
Stockton
CA14
Santa Clarita (I-5) - US 395/SR 58
CA16
Sacramento
SR 27 SR 36 SR 37 SR 44 SR 58
CA27
Malibu (SR 1) - Los Angeles (US 101)
CA36
SR 44 - Susanville (US 395)
CA37
Novato (US 101) - Vallejo (I-80)
CA44
Redding (SR 299) - SR 36
CA58
US 101 - Barstow (I-15)
SR 74 SR 89 SR 99 SR 110 SR 111
CA74
Carlsbad (I-5) - Ontario (I-10)
CA89
Truckee; Old Station
CA99
I-5 - Stockton
Image.png
Los Angeles (SR 1) - Los Angeles (I-5)
CA111
El Centro (I-8) - Indio (I-10)
SR 120 SR 121 SR 126 SR 130 SR 139
CA120
I-5 - US 395
CA121
SR 37 - Napa Valley
CA126
Oxnard (US 101) - I-5

SR 1 - Patterson (I-5)
CA139
Canby (SR 299) - Hatfield (OR 39)
SR 152 SR 180 SR 190 SR 198 SR 255
CA152
Gilroy (US 101) - Fresno (SR 99)
CA180
Fresno
CA190
Olancha (US 395) - Death Valley
CA198
US 101 - Huron (I-5)
CA255
Eureka
SR 273 SR 299
CA273
Redding
CA299
Arcata (US 101) - Alturas (US 395)

There are four inaccessible California State Routes:

SR 62 SR 96 SR 116 SR 175
Vidal Junction (US 95) Ca 96 shield.png
Willow Creek (SR 299)
Ca 116 shield.png
Big Bend (SR 121)
Hopland (US 101)

Achievements[]

Main article: American Truck Simulator Achievements
Icon Name Description
ATS Achievement ca visit cities.png California Dreamin' Discover every city in California
ATS Achievement ca sea ports.png Sea Dog Deliver cargo to a port in Oakland and a port in San Francisco
ATS Achievement ca country.png Cheers! Deliver cargo from all 3 vineyards in California

Gallery[]

SCS Blog[]

Screenshots of the rescale (update 1.5)[]

Screenshots of new content added in update 1.31[]

Screenshots of new content added in update 1.32[]

Screenshots of new content added in update 1.35[]

Screenshots of new content added in update 1.38[]

Screenshots of the first phase of the rework (update 1.41)[]

Screenshots of the second phase of the rework (update 1.44)[]

Screenshots of future phases of the rework[]

References[]

  1. Official American Truck Simulator website, accessed 2022-03-29
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.44 Update Release, 2022-05-10 (accessed 2022-05-10)
  3. SCS Software, Change of Topic (and Continent!), 2013-07-06 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  4. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator Out Now!, 2016-02-02 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  5. SCS Software, Arizona map expansion for American Truck Simulator released!, 2016-06-06 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  6. SCS Software, ATS World Rescale is released in Update 1.5!, 2016-12-12 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  7. SCS Software, New Mexico DLC arrives alongside American Truck Simulator update 1.29!, 2017-11-09 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  8. SCS Software, ATS and ETS2 Update 1.31 Out Now!, 2018-05-14 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  9. SCS Software, Tioga Pass, 2018-03-23 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  10. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator Update 1.35, 2019-06-10 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  11. SCS Software, New Road Connections, 2019-04-15 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  12. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator Update 1.36, 2019-11-05 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  13. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator 1.38 Release, 2020-07-14 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.41 Release, 2021-07-13 (accessed 2021-10-27)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 SCS Software, Christmas 2020 Special Stream Recordings, 2020-12-21 (accessed 2020-12-21)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 SCS Software, California Dreamin', 2021-05-07 (accessed 2021-05-07)
  17. 17.0 17.1 SCS Software, The SCS Software Christmas Stream Special, 2021-12-16 (accessed 2022-04-10)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 SCS Software, California Dreamin' #3 - Development Insight, 2021-12-23 (accessed 2021-12-23)
  19. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator - Alpha build 0.1.60 gameplay, 2015-01-26 (accessed 2021-10-29)
  20. SCS Software, California Dreamin' #2 - Road Network Rework, 2021-05-20 (accessed 2021-05-20)
  21. Dareus, 1.41 Update Experimental Beta (Convoy), 2021-05-21 (accessed 2022-04-15)
  22. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator 1.41 Open Beta, 2021-06-09 (accessed 2022-04-15)
  23. SCS Software, California Rework - Ukiah, 2022-01-21 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  24. SCS Software, California Rework - Road Network #1, 2022-02-03 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  25. SCS Software, California Rework - Truckee & Agricultural Inspection, 2022-02-18 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  26. SCS Software, California Rework - Get to the Other Side, 2022-03-07 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  27. SCS Software, California Rework - Redding, 2022-03-25 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  28. SCS Software, California Rework - Napa Valley, 2022-04-05 (accessed 2022-04-08)
  29. SCS Software, California Rework - Eureka, 2022-04-19 (accessed 2022-04-19)
  30. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.44 Open Beta, 2022-04-21 (accessed 2022-04-21)
  31. SCS Software, California Rework - Sacramento, 2022-05-04 (accessed 2022-05-04)

See also[]

The States of American Truck Simulator
Arizona - California - Colorado - Idaho - Montana - Nevada - New Mexico - Oregon - Texas - Utah - Washington - Wyoming
CA mini.png California
Cities Bakersfield - Barstow - Carlsbad - El Centro - Eureka - Fresno - Hilt - Huron - Los Angeles - Oakdale - Oakland - Oxnard - Redding - Sacramento - San Diego - San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Santa Maria - Stockton - Truckee - Ukiah

Scenery Towns: Alturas - Arcata - Baker - Berkeley - Big Bend - Bishop - Blythe - Brawley - Burbank - Burney - Cactus City - Canby - Cayucos - Chiriaco Summit - Corning - Crescent City - Crockett - Desert Center - Douglas City - Dunnigan - Gilroy - Hatfield - Hiouchi - Hopland - Indio - Johnstonville - Klamath - Laytonville - Malibu - Moccasin - Mussel Shoals - Needles - Newport Beach - North Shore - Novato - Olancha - Old Station - Ontario - Orick - Panamint Springs - Patterson - Petaluma - Pismo Beach - Richmond - Rio Dell - San Luis Obispo - San Rafael - San Simeon - Santa Clarita - Santa Monica - South San Francisco - Susanville - Tulare - Vallejo - Vidal Junction - Weaverville - Weed - Willow Creek
Removed: Blue Lake - Fort Dick - Hornbrook - Leggett - Samoa - San Rafael

Highways Interstate 5 - Interstate 8 - Interstate 10 - Interstate 15 - Interstate 40 - Interstate 80 - Interstate 580
US 6 - US 50 - US 95 - US 97 - US 101 - US 199 - US 395
SR 1 - SR 3 - SR 4 - SR 14 - SR 16 - SR 27 - SR 36 - SR 37 - SR 44 - SR 58 - SR 74 - SR 89 - SR 99 - SR 110 - SR 111 - SR 120 - SR 121 - SR 126 - SR 130 - SR 139 - SR 152 - SR 180 - SR 190 - SR 198 - SR 255 - SR 273 - SR 299
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