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"The most tested, durable, and toughest Western Star® truck to-date, the 49X is built to thrive in rugged environments and to take on anything."
— SCS Software's blog

The Western Star 49X is a truck in American Truck Simulator manufactured by the American truck manufacturer Western Star Trucks.

It is the first truck in the history of American Truck Simulator to be added to the game within a day after its real-life release. It was added to the game on September 30, 2020, along with the 1.38 update.

Release History[]

  • 10 September 2020: SCS Software officially announced that the NEXT Western Star truck will arrive very shortly after its real-life release.[1]
  • 29 September 2020:
    • 16:46 UTC: SCS Software shared a screenshot in their social medias confirming the addition of the Western Star manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon.[2]
    • 21:00 UTC: Western Star officially reveals their new truck, the Western Star 49X.[3]
  • 30 September 2020:
    • 08:54 UTC: SCS shows a preview of the Western Star 49X on their Twitch channel and Steam page.[4]
    • 16:10 UTC: Western Star 49X is released along with a trailer video.[5]
  • 21 December 2020: During the SCS Christmas Stream, the Sleeper cabins of the 49X were shown and it was confirmed that they will come out in early 2021.[6]
  • 2 February 2021: During the 5th Anniversary Stream of American Truck Simulator, is briefly shown the 49X Sleeper cabin.[7]
  • 3 February 2021: SCS announced on their social medias that on 4 February 2021, will have a Special Western Star 49X Stream.[8]
  • 4 February 2021:
    • 17:00 UTC: It is confirmed during the Special Western Star 49X Stream, that the 1.40 update will bring the Sleeper Cabin options for 49X, new customization options, 36 new chassis options, plus the addition of the SBA version.[9]
    • 18:30 UTC: 1.40 update Open Beta is released.[10]
  • 5 February 2021: Blog post about Western Star® 49X Update.[11]
  • 23 March 2021: 1.40 update is released.[12]

Upgrades[]

Cabin[]

Name Price Unlock Level Picture
Day Cab $16,600 0
48 inch sleeper $27,590 10
72 inch sleeper $34,800 20

Chassis[]

Name Price Unlock Level Picture
Short 6x2 SBA 150gal $19,100 0
Short 6x2 SFA 150gal $19,100 0
Short 6x4 SBA 150gal $21,300 3
Short 6x4 SFA 150gal $21,300 3
Short 6x2 SBA 200gal $21,350 5
Short 6x2 SFA 200gal $21,350 5
Short 6x4 SBA 200gal $23,550 7
Short 6x4 SFA 200gal $23,550 7
Medium 6x2 SBA 200gal $23,600 10
Medium 6x2 SFA 200gal $23,600 10
Medium 6x4 SBA 200gal $26,200 13
Medium 6x4 SFA 200gal $26,200 13
Medium 6x2 SBA 250gal $26,550 15
Medium 6x2 SFA 250gal $26,550 15
Medium 6x4 SBA 250gal $27,750 17
Medium 6x4 SFA 250gal $27,750 17
Long 6x2 SBA 250gal $28,950 20
Long 6x2 SFA 250gal $28,950 20
Long 6x4 SBA 250gal $30,200 21
Long 6x4 SFA 250gal $30,200 21
Long 6x2 SBA 300gal $30,550 22
Long 6x2 SFA 300gal $30.550 22
Long 6x4 SBA 300gal $34,200 23
Long 6x4 SFA 300gal $34,200 23
Short 8x4 SBA Midlift 150gal $34,800 24
Short 8x4 SFA Midlift 150gal $34,800 24
Short 8x6 SBA 200gal $35,100 24
Short 8x6 SFA 200gal $35,100 24
Medium 8x4 SBA Midlift 200gal $35,400 25
Medium 8x4 SFA Midlift 200gal $35,400 25
Medium 8x6 SBA 250gal $35,700 25
Medium 8x6 SFA 250gal $35,700 25
Long 8x4 SBA Midlift 250gal $36,000 26
Long 8x4 SFA Midlift 250gal $36,000 26
Long 8x6 SBA 300gal $36,300 26
Long 8x6 SFA 300gal $36,300 26

References[]

  1. SCS Software, The NEXT Western Star® is Coming to American Truck Simulator, 2020-09-10 (accessed 2020-09-10)
  2. SCS Software on Twitter, 2020-09-29 (accessed 2020-09-29)
  3. The Next Western Star REVEAL, 2020-09-29 (accessed 2020-09-29)
  4. SCS Software on Twitter, 2020-09-30 (accessed 2020-09-30)
  5. SCS Software, The Western Star® 49X is now available!, 2020-09-30 (accessed 2020-09-30)
  6. Christmas 2020 Special Stream Recordings, 2020-12-21 (accessed 2020-12-21)
  7. American Truck Simulator 5th Anniversary Stream, 2021-02-02 (accessed 2021-02-02)
  8. SCS Software on Twitter, 2021-02-03 (accessed 2021-02-03)
  9. Western Star 49X Update Stream, 2021-02-04 (accessed 2021-02-04)
  10. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator 1.40 Open Beta, 2021-02-04 (accessed 2021-02-04)
  11. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.40 Western Star® 49X Update, 2021-02-05 (accessed 2021-02-05)
  12. SCS Software, American Truck Simulator: 1.40 Release, 2021-03-23 (accessed 2021-03-23)

See also[]

Trucks
Euro Truck Simulator
(Overview, Dealers)
Majestic Actros - Runner Magnum - Swift R - Valiant FH16
Euro Truck Simulator 2
(Overview, Dealers)
DAF: XF 105, XF Euro 6, 2021 - Iveco: Stralis, Stralis Hi-Way - MAN: TGX, TGX Euro 6 - Mercedes-Benz: Actros, New Actros - Renault: Magnum, Premium, T - Scania: R 2009, Streamline, R, S - Volvo: FH16 2009, FH16 2012
Upcoming: MAN: New TGX
American Truck Simulator
(Overview, Dealers)
Freightliner Trucks: Cascadia - International Trucks: LoneStar, LT - Kenworth: T680, W900 - Mack Trucks: Anthem - Peterbilt: 389, 579 - Volvo: VNL - Western Star Trucks: 49X
Upcoming: International Trucks: 9900i
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