SCS Software first hinted about the DLC in blog post about celebrating the 8th Anniversary of Euro Truck Simulator 2 posted on 19 October 2020. After that, SCS released information about the DLC in their blog:
- 19 October 2020: SCS makes a blog post celebrating and thanking the community for the 8th Anniversary of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and as a reward, SCS teasers the first screenshots in pre-alpha stages of the next map expansion after Iberia. Members of the community identify the screenshots' locations as being near the Russian town of Poshekhonye.
- 21 December 2020: In the SCS Christmas Stream, the team reveals more screenshots of the next map expansion after Iberia. Members of the community identify one of the screenshots, a intersection which is part of the Moscow ring road.
- 5 March 2021: First official blog post revealing the name of the expansion with more new screenshots and added to Steam Store.
- 22 June 2021: Blog post about nature.
- 13 August 2021: Blog post about new landmarks.
- 10 September 2021: Blog post about villages.
- 4 October 2021: Blog post about churches.
- 17 October 2021: Blog post about food mill industry.
Currently, 12 cities are known to be featured in the Heart of Russia DLC. The capital city of Russia is marked in bold.
|City name||First mentioned|
|Arzamas (Арзамас)||5 March 2021|
|Bryansk (Брянск)||13 August 2021|
|Ivanovo (Иваново)||4 October 2021|
|Kirishi (Кириши)||5 March 2021|
|Kovrov (Ковров)||13 August 2021|
|Moscow (Москва)||5 March 2021|
|Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород)||4 October 2021|
|Oryol (Орёл)||17 October 2021|
|Rybinsk (Рыбинск)||4 October 2021|
|Rzhev (Ржев)||13 August 2021|
|Smolensk (Смоленск)||4 October 2021|
|Volkhov (Волхов)||13 August 2021|
SCS Steam Developer page
SCS Instagram account
- SCS Software, 8 years on the roads of Euro Truck Simulator 2, 2020-10-19 (accessed 2020-10-19)
- SCS Forum, 2020-10-20 (accessed 2020-10-20)
- Christmas 2020 Special Stream Recordings, 2020-12-21 (accessed 2020-12-21)
- SCS Forum, 2020-12-21 (accessed 2020-12-21)
- SCS Software, Heart of Russia, 2021-03-05 (accessed 2021-03-05)
- Euro Truck Simulator 2: Heart of Russia in Steam Store, 2021-03-05 (accessed 2021-03-05)
- SCS Software, Heart of Russia: Nature, 2021-06-22 (accessed 2021-06-22)
- SCS Software, Guess where we are? Heart of Russia Edition!, 2021-08-13 (accessed 2021-08-13)
- SCS Software, Heart of Russia - Villages, 2021-09-10 (accessed 2021-09-10)
- SCS Software, Heart of Russia - Churches, 2021-10-04 (accessed 2021-10-04)
- SCS Software, Heart of Russia: Food Mill Industry, 2021-10-17 (accessed 2021-10-17)
|DLCs for Euro Truck Simulator 2|
|Map Expansions||Going East! - Scandinavia - Vive la France! - Italia - Beyond the Baltic Sea - Road to the Black Sea - Iberia - Heart of Russia (upcoming)|
|Trailer / Cargo Packs||High Power Cargo Pack - Schwarzmüller Trailer Pack - Heavy Cargo Pack - Special Transport DLC - Krone Trailer Pack - Volvo Construction Equipment DLC|
|Tuning Packs||Cabin Accessories - Wheel Tuning Pack - Mighty Griffin Tuning Pack - National Window Flags - Dragon Truck Design Pack - Michelin Fan Pack - Raven Truck Design Pack - XF Tuning Pack - Goodyear Tyres Pack - Actros Tuning Pack - HS-Schoch Tuning Pack - FH Tuning Pack|
|Paint Job Packs||Countries: Australian - Austrian - Belgian - Brazilian - Bulgarian - Canadian - Chinese - Czech - Danish - Dutch - Estonian - Finnish - French - German - Hungarian - Irish - Italian - Japanese - Latvian - Lithuanian - Norwegian - Polish - Portuguese - Romanian - Russian - Scottish - Slovak - South Korean - Spanish - Swedish - Swiss - Turkish - UK - USA
Others: Christmas - Fantasy - Flip - Force of Nature - Halloween - Ice Cold - Lunar New Year - Metallic - Pink Ribbon Charity - Pirate - Prehistoric - Space - Super Stripes - Valentines - Viking Legends