Washington is a state featured in 18 Wheels of Steel series and the upcoming map expansion for American Truck Simulator. It is the fourth map of DLC after Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon, but it will be the third paid one.
The map expansion has been officially announced on January 25, 2019 and added to Steam Store.
Release History Edit
- 24 April 2018: A Washington map DLC is hinted at and confirmed in a blog post.
- 20 May 2018: A tweet with an image of an SCS employee working on Washington is retweeted by SCS.
- 27 June 2018: Pre-production has started as stated in the SCS ATS stream on 27 June 2018.
- 4 October 2018: Oregon DLC released with a huge system of roads leading to Yakima, WA + Vancouver, WA.
- 27 November 2018: Update 1.33 Public Beta released and system of roads to Washington were removed.
- 20 December 2018: SCS Developer Carthoo teases a photo of SR 20, just west of Colville.
- 21 December 2018: SCS gives a hint to the next ATS DLC in their Christmas stream by showing a dollar bill with George Washington.
- 15 January 2019: Teaser images from Washington appear on the blog.
- 25 January 2019: First official blog post confirmed Washington will be the next state with a few new screenshots + trailer and added to Steam Store.
- 4 February 2019: Short gameplays of a farming area, a bridge in Kennewick, and US 395 somewhere between Kennewick and Interstate 90 is shown in SCS Software's live stream, at the same livestream, SCS Software also stated that "Washington will be released earlier than many players expected".
- 15 February 2019: Blog post about urban landmarks.
- 27 February 2019: Blog post about prefab building.
- 15 March 2019: Blog post about logging cliff road.
- 26 March 2019: Blog post of new trailers for Update 1.35. SCS has also announced that Washington will have a Kenworth truck manufacturing plant.
- 29 March 2019: Blog post about farming.
- 9 April 2019: Early look at Washington by Rock Paper Shotgun editor Alec Meer.
- 11 April 2019: Blog post about landscapes.
- 25 April 2019: Blog post about the Kenworth truck manufacturing plant in Renton.
- 30 April 2019: Steam achievements for Washington are added to SteamDB.
- 7 May 2019: A few new screenshots were added to Steam for Washington DLC.
- 15 May 2019: Blog post about the Aerospace Factory in Everett.
- 18 May 2019: Blog post about Mount St. Helens.
The geography ranges from thick evergreen forests, rivers, lakes, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, with a more dry scrubland and Ponderosa forest to the east:
Splitting the west from the east is the Cascade Range which rise several thousand feet above sea level.
The Puget Sound is where the majority of the state's population lives. Its southern reach is at the state capital of Olympia, where it runs north past major ports such as Tacoma, Seattle, and Everett, and finally opens up into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. At the very north of the Puget Sound region is Bellingham.
In the southwestern interior of western Washington, Vancouver is the largest city. Other significant cities are Longview and Centralia.
The area east of the Cascade Range is less populated. The state's second largest city, Spokane, is located in the eastern part of the state. Smaller significant cities in the east are Yakima, Wenatchee, Walla Walla, Moses Lake, and the Tri-Cities which are made up of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland.
There are at least thirteen cities in the Washington Map Expansion.
Cities which are also in 18 Wheels of Steel games are marked with "*".
Note: Olympia is in italic lettering since it is the state capital of the state of Washington.
|Port Angeles||* Seattle||* Spokane|
Scenery Towns Edit
- Mercer Island
- Wallula Junction
New Companies Edit
- Main article: American Truck Simulator Companies
There are six confirmed Interstate Highways in Washington:
|Interstate 5||Interstate 82||Interstate 90|
Oregon - Bellingham
Interstate 90 - Oregon
Seattle - Idaho
|Interstate 182||Interstate 205||Interstate 405|
Interstate 82 - Kennewick
Oregon - SR 14
There are six confirmed US Highways in Washington. Their courses, however, are not final and therefore not confirmed:
|US 2||US 12||US 97||US 101|
Everett (I-5) - Spokane (I-90)
Aberdeen - Idaho
Oregon - SR 20
Oregon - Olympia (I-5)
|US 195||US 395||US 730|
Spokane (I-90) - Idaho (Unconfirmed)
I-82 - SR 20
Wallula Junction (US 12)
There are six confirmed Washington State Routes.
|SR 14||SR 20||SR 99||SR 124||SR 155|
I-5 - I-205; US 97
US 101 - I-5; US 97 - US 395
|SR 174||SR 397||SR 432||SR 433||SR 510|
Longview - I-5
Oregon - Longview
|SR 518||SR 526||SR 529||SR 900|
Also Possible Edit
These roads may be added in the future:
- US 12 could extend from US 101 to Lewiston in Idaho.
- US 195 could extend from Lewiston in Idaho to Spokane.
- SR 20 could have a new section from I-5 to US 97.
- Main article: American Truck Simulator Achievements
|The Evergreen State|
|Over the Top|
- SCS's announcement video of Washington featured a grunge-like guitar riff that resembled Smells Like Teen Spirit by Washington rock band, Nirvana.
- Prior to the release of the Washington DLC, mapmaker NWbyNW created an in-depth detailed profile of the state and proposed Washington map for American Truck Simulator on March 3, 2016. Source Source 2. Map.
SCS Blog Edit
Screenshots of the new areas of the Washington DLC Edit
Screenshots of the Kenworth truck manufacturing plant in Renton Edit
Screenshots of the Aerospace Factory in Everett Edit
- ↑ SCS Software, Oregon: Scenic road 101, 2018-04-24 (accessed 2018-04-24)
- ↑ Martin Linek, , 2018-05-20 (accessed 2018-08-27)
- ↑ SCS Software, American Truck Simulator stream, 2018-06-28 (accessed 2018-08-27)
- ↑ Carthoo on SCS Forum, 2018-12-20. Accessed 2018-12-20
- ↑ SCS Software Christmas Stream on Twitch
- ↑ SCS Software, ATS Teasing, 2019-01-15 (accessed 2019-01-15)
- ↑ SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: Washington, 2019-01-25 (accessed 2019-01-25)
- ↑ American Truck Simulator: Washington in Steam Store (accessed 2019-01-25)
- ↑ SCS Software, Washington: Urban landmarks, 2019-02-15 (accessed 2019-02-15)
- ↑ SCS Software, Washington: Prefab building, 2019-02-27 (accessed 2019-02-27)
- ↑ SCS Software, Washington: Logging cliff road, 2019-03-15 (accessed 2019-03-15)
- ↑ SCS Software, Trailer News Part 1: American Truck Simulator, 2019-03-26 (accessed 2019-03-26)
- ↑ SCS Software, Farming in Washington State, 2019-03-29 (accessed 2019-03-29)
- ↑ Rock Paper Shotgun, American Truck Simulator: journey's end, 2019-04-09 (accessed 2019-04-11)
- ↑ SCS Software, Washington: Landscapes, 2019-04-11 (accessed 2019-04-11)
- ↑ SCS Software, Kenworth Renton Assembly Plant, 2019-04-25 (accessed 2019-04-25)
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 American Truck Simulator stats on SteamDB (accessed 2019-04-30)
- ↑ SCS Software, Washington: Everett Aerospace Factory, 2019-05-15 (accessed 2019-05-15)
- ↑ SCS Software, Washington: Mount St. Helens, 2019-05-18 (accessed 2019-05-18)
See also Edit
|The States of American Truck Simulator|
|Arizona - California - Nevada - New Mexico - Oregon - Washington|
|Cities||Bellingham - Colville - Everett - Kennewick - Longview - Olympia - Port Angeles - Seattle - Spokane - Tacoma - Vancouver - Wenatchee - Yakima|
|Highways|| Interstate 5 - Interstate 82 - Interstate 90 - Interstate 182 - Interstate 205 - Interstate 405|
US 2 - US 12 - US 97 - US 101 - US 395 - US 730
WA 14 - WA 20 - WA 99 - WA 397 - WA 432 - WA 433
|DLCs for American Truck Simulator|
|Map Expansions||Nevada - Arizona - New Mexico - Oregon - Washington (upcoming)|
|Trailer / Cargo Packs||Heavy Cargo Pack - Special Transport DLC|
|Tuning Packs||Wheel Tuning Pack - Steering Creations Pack - Dragon Truck Design Pack|
|Paint Job Packs||Christmas - Classic Stripes - Halloween - Steampunk - Valentines|