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  • Security Update, September 2022
    on September 30, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    On September 28th we discovered a suspicious file on the web server hosting our forums leading to immediate investigation into the matter. As a precaution we took the forums offline while we verify the integrity of our systems. The file’s existence on this server is our fault and we do not believe unauthorized access has occurred, but we cannot be fully certain. Potential access would have included our forum and website databases, including registered emails and passwords. Out of an abundance of caution we will imposing password resets on everyone over the weekend.

  • Duisburg City Rework
    on September 11, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Greetings Truckers, Several years ago, we received feedback about the state of the city of Duisburg. Some veteran players may remember the permanent traffic congestion, which mainly formed around the entrance and exit of the service station. Upon review, we found that the default city, as designed by SCS Software, was simply not suitable for a multiplayer environment due to the high amount of traffic that constantly flows through the city. Back in early 2021, we attempted to solve this problem by making a few small map edits: we moved the entrance and exit of the service station to a road that nobody used at the time, created a bigger fuel station just outside of the city, and added traffic lights to regulate the frequently used road intersection at the eastern side of the city – which leads up to the road between Duisburg and Calais. While these map edits did have some positive effects, it did not resolve the traffic flow issues inside the city. In fact, it had moved the issues to a different hotspot rather than actually fixing them. In order to temporarily eliminate the issues, we considered it best to introduce a no-collision zone for the entire city to both improve the user experience and remove the strain it had on our Game Moderation team. Regardless of how much effort our Game Moderators would put into moderating that area, the user activity was simply too high for the design of the area. We very much realize that introducing a no-collision zone is and was far from an acceptable solution and we have read all your feedback throughout the years, such as on the forum as well as in the most recent community survey. At the time that the no-collision zone was introduced, it was clear that the no-collision zone would not be a permanent solution and that we had to look for something else to address the issue. Shortly after it was decided that our Add-On team would redesign the entirety of Duisburg city to make it suitable for multiplayer use. The process of the redesign was initially supposed to take a few months at most, but it is now clear that this was far too optimistic. Apart from the fact that our Add-On team is relatively small and that our talented members may leave at any time for various reasons, our Add-On team is also very much involved in higher priority projects, such as official events with unique map modifications. Moreover, this project was not simply about changing a part of the city, instead, it was about completely rebuilding the city and its surrounding road network from scratch, with various practical and technical challenges to overcome. All in all, the planning, execution, and testing all took much longer than expected and we sincerely apologize for how long this all eventually took and the lack of action and communication throughout the process. This has certainly been a learning experience for us, both for how we internally deal with complex projects as well as how we should communicate such changes with you. On the bright side, we can finally announce that we have created the new city of Duisburg and its surrounding areas. As promised, the no-collision zone will be removed. In order to ensure a better traffic flow, all traffic entering the city will come in from the northeast and exit to the south. Speaking of the south, we have created a convenient fuel, service, and parking area for you to enjoy. In addition to a whole new city, we have also created a whole new road network with many new highway interchanges and overpasses. We hope the new city will relieve traffic stress on the area and provide a much needed facelift to the area to bring it up to modern standards. We would love to hear your feedback – both positive and negative – and we can’t wait to see you out on the road! -The Add-On Team

  • Patron & Supporters Convoy - Sunday 28th August 2022
    on August 14, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Greetings truckers! Are you prepared for our Supporter convoy? Similarly to our previous Supporter events, Patrons, Nitro Boosters and Twitch Subscribers will all be able to join us on this lovely scenic route throughout American Truck Simulator! Join us on Sunday 28th August 2022 at 17:00 UTC. (Alternative Timezones) The convoy duration is estimated to be 90 minutes. There are no scheduled breaks or fuel stops; you are welcome to pull over into a safe place should you require some rest. Feel free to comment or ask any questions in the Patron channel or Supporters channel on our Discord! This is a Patreon, Nitro Booster and Twitch Subscriber exclusive event which means you must have an active subscription to one of our Patreon tiers, be a Nitro Booster on our Discord or have an active subscription to our Twitch channel. Please note that to be eligible to join as a Twitch subscriber you must be in our Discord with a connected TruckersMP account as well as having your Twitch account connected to your Discord profile. If you do not do this you will not be able to participate! Not a Patron yet, but want to participate? It is not too late, make sure you become one of our Patrons before the 27th of August 2022! Become a Patron here. Don't forget to connect your Patreon account with your TruckersMP account! Not sure how you can do this? Click here! You can also subscribe to our Twitch channel here! Don't know how to connect your Discord account? Click here! Note: If you’re boosting our Discord before the 27th of August 2022 you are also able to participate. Departure: Redding Destination: Reno Additional Event Info: Event Rules | DLC: None | Server: Supporters Convoy We look forward to seeing you there! TruckersMP Team

  • Your Opinion Matters: Community Survey 2022
    on July 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    We would like to invite you to take part in our general community survey, which will be held every year from now on. It is essential for us to continuously monitor the state of the community and understand your needs and expectations. Your opinion matters! Through this survey, we will collect your valuable opinion that we can use to improve your experience on our platform, whether it is a particular service we provide or your experience in the game. Your feedback will be analysed and used to develop strategies to align our services and your in-game experience with the expectations of the community. We therefore ask you to take your time and reply truthfully if you decide to participate. Do you want to become more involved? Apply for our user panel! At the end of the survey, a new initiative will be introduced: focus groups. While surveys are a great way to collect feedback, it can sometimes be more useful to personally interact with people to gather more in-depth knowledge on what they think or believe. Focus groups consist of active users with particular traits, interests, or backgrounds, and all groups will form a joint user panel to regularly exchange their views and thoughts on subjects relevant to the community. In case you are interested in becoming involved as an active co-creator in our community, please complete the survey to show your interest in this panel. More information will be provided in the survey. Click here to participate in the survey! Profit from participation! Apart from sharing your opinion and thereby influencing the future of the community in a direction that you like, you can profit in another way as well. To thank you for your participation and time, we will be giving away 10x €5 Steam Gift Cards to randomly selected participants! Instructions on how to enter the giveaway are provided in the survey. The survey is available until the 31st of July (inclusive; UTC time zone). Thanks in advance for your participation! The TruckersMP Team

  • The Next Stop Is… TruckersMP!
    on July 10, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Hey everyone! From the moment we first hinted at the introduction of a bus into TruckersMP, the idea was met with great excitement from both our community and the staff team. It’s been a while since then, but we have been working extremely hard behind the scenes, alongside our new partners over at DBus World, to make buses on TruckersMP servers a reality. It is therefore with great pleasure to announce that you can now drive a bus in TruckersMP and play the game in a brand new way! DBus World was already available for use in single-player, but you can now immerse yourself and experience their mod alongside other users in our multiplayer environment. At TruckersMP, we always aim to provide a polished and refined final product for our users. Therefore, this whole project was a lot more complex than simply adding a new vehicle model to the game. We will be introducing some revolutionary and never-before-seen features, and we hope this will add to your gameplay experience. So what are we waiting for? Let’s dive straight into what has been added! A brand new way to play TruckersMP One of the most noticeable changes is the addition of the Bolloré Bluebus to our servers, which some of you eagle-eyed players had already spotted on our servers before. As mentioned earlier in May, this will be the only bus for now, as we want to offer the best performance possible without issues caused by file size and animations. Alongside this, we have also added support for the DBus World client on TruckersMP servers, which is a vital part of this addition. The player experience will be further enhanced by our custom bus passenger system which allows AI passengers to enter your bus. These passengers will be waiting at bus stops along the route you are driving and can be dropped off at the end of the route. In order to let your passengers enter the bus, you will need to stop at the marked area, and follow the instructions that are provided on-screen. In order to provide a realistic and immersive experience, the current and next bus stops are announced audibly in-game! Additionally, all bus stops are located in non-collision zones, so you will not encounter any issues at busy locations. You will be able to drive from and to a large selection of cities, meaning that the possibilities are endless, and in the future, we aim to expand the possibilities! So, how does this work? Thanks to our partnership with DBus World, the bus system on TruckersMP works directly alongside the DBus World client. This means that we are able to offer players the best possible experience when playing in this way. The selection of lines will be handled using the client, whilst everything else takes place in-game. You can find out more about how to install and use DBus World alongside TruckersMP by reading our dedicated knowledge base article, which can be found by clicking here. The frequently asked questions should help you with most common inquiries, but in case you need further help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. As standard, you will find a large selection of preset lines that have been created in-house by our team. These are sure to be a great drive, with routes varying across multiple countries and areas in ETS2. However, in addition to this, you are able to create custom lines as part of DBus World! The process to do this is fairly straightforward, as we have compiled most of the information you will need to do this, along with providing a simple step-by-step explanation. You can find out more about how to create custom lines by clicking here. We hope you are as excited about this new addition to TruckersMP as we are! This has been in the works for a long time, and it will be great to finally see players hitting the roads, using this new system. Thanks for reading this blog, and we hope that this new feature brings a lot of enjoyment! TruckersMP Team

  • Real Operations V13!
    on June 4, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Greetings! If you attended our 12th Real Operations in September, you may have been impressed with our wide range of custom vehicles involved to pull off such a massive event. With that being said, Real Operations is returning to Europe once again! Introducing... Our upcoming Real Operations will be the best Euro Trucks Simulator 2 event yet! Featuring lots of new vehicles and operations, you will be joined amongst thousands of players experiencing our most thrilling European adventure. Everything will be happening in real-time for you and your fellow truckers to witness. From emergency vehicles responding to incidents, including; fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances, to dynamic custom roadworks, rescue missions, and even police chases! This time though, an operation could occur right in front of your eyes, as we look to immerse you in the experience further by having the incidents take place in real time! Real Operations V13 There's not long to wait before you're in your truck and experiencing our thirteenth edition of TruckersMP's large scale event. We're very excited to confirm the event will be live on Sunday 12 June 2022 between the hours of 15:00 - 19:00 UTC. That's four hours to experience the real operations. If you're not sure when you can play in your timezone, please refer to our Alternative Timezones. Real Ops V13 will be held around eight different cities ranging from Calais, Paris, and Mannheim. All of the cities and roads where the operations take place are shown in the event zone map below. In Real Operations, you can choose which city you start in, and where you want to end. You can take a trailer with any destination or use your own trailer if you've purchased one. You don't need to set a destination, either! Participants are welcome to freely roam on the highlighted area above to experience any route you choose. Want to check out that awesome operation again? You can always return to the operation by turning around safely such as using a junction or simply going around in a circle! Just don't stop in a live lane! This is going to be a unique event and as such the temporary rules have been adjusted to ensure it goes smoothly. It is strongly suggested that you read them before attending the event to ensure that you fall within them! It is also strongly recommended that you read our Smart Sign knowledge base article as this event will make heavy use of these custom assets! Some important details if you want to join: Server: Real Ops V13 Temporary Official Event Rules: Click here! Smart Sign Knowledge Base Article: Click here! We hope you're as excited as we are.. see you there! -TruckersMP Team

  • May 2022 TruckersMP Rules Update
    on May 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Hello truckers! We come to you with big news regarding the way we issue bans. Following a long internal discussion and having taken into consideration a number of factors, some rather large changes will be made to rule §2.8 - How bans are issued. As of 4th May 2022, permanent bans due to history will no longer be issued. This means that rule §2.8 - How bans are issued has been updated, and is now written as follows: §2.8 - How bans are issued The first 3 bans are issued at the staff member’s discretion. The 4th ban is thirty days. The 5th ban and consecutive bans are ninety days. Any bans older than 12 months at the time of the new ban being issued are ignored, this 12 month period is the ban cooling-off period. Ban extensions are based on the active (less than 12 months old) bans at the time of expiration and will not be altered if a ban goes over the 12 month period while the ban is active. If you have at least two active history bans in your ban history, staff will extend your next ban to ninety days, regardless of how many bans you have had in the last year. Bans that are extended due to history cannot be reduced, they are strictly thirty days and ninety days. To clarify; if you accumulate 5 or more bans in a 12-month period, all bans starting at your fifth ban will be set to ninety days automatically. This means that your sixth, seventh, etc. ban in a 12-month period will also be set to ninety days. However, this change only applies to bans that are permanent due to history, not due to hacking, ban evading, or other rule violations that can result in a permanent ban. We understand that this rule change could leave you with certain doubts or seeking clarification. Therefore, below you can find some common questions and answers regarding these changes: Will bans previously issued due to history be disabled? Yes. Through an automated process, we will be disabling previously issued permanent bans extended due to history. My permanent ban was not disabled, why? As we are working with a large number of bans, there is always a chance that certain bans could be missed during the mass removal process. In case that applies to you, we invite you to contact us via the appeal system. Will other types of permanent bans also be disabled? No. At this time we are only modifying rule §2.8, meaning that only permanent bans due to history are affected by this rule change. All other permanent bans will remain in place (hacking, ban evading, etc). What will happen if I was recently permanently banned? If you were permanently banned within the last 90 days, your ban will be modified to expire 90 days from the day it was issued. Please note that these bans will not be disabled immediately, like older permanent bans. Will other types of permanent bans continue to be issued? Yes. As this change only affects rule §2.8, there will be no change to the way other types of permanent bans are issued. We understand that people's behaviour and attitudes towards rules can change over time, so we want to give those who have made mistakes in the past another chance to drive on TruckersMP. With these changes, we look forward to welcoming back some former players to our servers. Game Moderation Management

  • Looking to the Future
    on May 1, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Hey truckers! We hope you have been enjoying celebrating #TMP8 with us, and had fun at the various events on offer over the weekend! A while ago, you may have seen that we mentioned something about buses in TruckersMP in our launcher or on one of our social media channels. The addition of buses has been a much-requested feature in our community for the past few years. Since last year, we have been exploring a partnership with the folks at DBus World to make that a possibility and bring a new way of playing on our servers. As you may already know from the Alternating Vehicles of the past months, our team can bring a bus model themselves, but we want to offer the community more than just a model to drive. Therefore, we are excited to announce that we will be supporting the DBus World client for use on the TruckersMP servers! So… bus when? Well, we want to provide the bus as soon as possible and we are working hard with DBus World to make it happen. At the moment the final touches are being made and we expect to be able to welcome buses to TruckersMP shortly; from now on, we will provide regular updates on our social media channels. Initially, we will only offer one bus, as we want to offer the best performance possible without issues caused by file size and animations. We need to evaluate these aspects thoroughly before we can confidently offer more buses, as we only want to provide a polished end product for you to enjoy. Hopefully, we can count on your support for that! Patreon We also want to offer an insight into our Patreon campaign. Most of you have probably noticed that activity on our servers had decreased in the second half of 2021 and this was also visible in the revenue that we gathered through Patreon. In the image below, you can see that the monthly income through Patreon has been consistently decreasing since May 2021. This income is important for us to ensure that our Game Developers can devote their precious time to TruckersMP, to ensure that regular updates take place and that new features are developed for the community. Later this year, we plan to introduce additional and new benefits for Patrons as we develop them. Are you currently a Patron or have you been a Patron before? We would love to hear your views and opinions on our current campaign so we can make it even better! It would be great if you could help us by participating in this short survey: https://truckersmp.com/survey/15 Other Plans Our lead Developer, mwl4, is currently working to improve our current codebase. This is a crucial task in order to fulfill one of our long term ambitions: to introduce AI traffic on TruckersMP servers. We are hoping to update you on AI traffic in TruckersMP later this year but we will have to see what the coming months will bring. You can learn more in this blog post. You can also expect to see more features added to the Job Tracker and Job Dispatcher, as well as further improvements to the in-game user interface and the achievement system. We will also be looking into bringing in-game profiles, which you can fully customize to represent who you are, what you prefer doing on our servers, and show off things you unlocked. But that's all for now! We are looking forward to the future and to see what it brings. As always, thank you to everybody who continues to support TruckersMP, and allows us to continue creating this one of a kind modification! We are looking forward to another year full of new content! Smoky Game Producer

  • TruckersMP 8 Year Anniversary - Events
    on April 24, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Greetings! It’s approaching that special time of the year when we yet again celebrate our anniversary. This year TruckersMP is turning 8! On the 1st of May 2014, TruckersMP (formerly known as ETS2MP) opened its doors to the public for the first time. Fast-forward to today; with over 4.5 million players as well as over £50,000 raised for charities at events in the community over the past 8 years which is a massive achievement, and millions of hours combined playtime, the success speaks for itself! For TruckersMP, our anniversary is always a special time of the year! It reminds us of how awesome our community is and what we have accomplished together. For that reason, it is important to come together and celebrate the success of TruckersMP. Show your support by wearing #TMP8 in your player tag! As you may know, we always love to hold a massive anniversary party and with that said, we are very excited to announce our celebration plans coming in just a few days! Queue the intense and dramatic music… Friday 29 April 2022 It’s back again for another year and we’re going to kick off the celebrations with an absolute bang! We recommend bringing your best pair of dancing shoes, along with lots of food and drinks! 😉 Okay, let’s get to the point. Like last year, we are partnering again with TruckersFM to bring you a one of a kind 5-hour Festival! Located at Haulie Island just north of Amsterdam, we are opening up our festival on a huge site next to the race track where our Tournament was located last month. This will include a spectacular custom stage, lots of party decorations, a custom dragstrip, race track and most importantly - great music broadcasted to you LIVE from the Truckers.FM studio. So please join us at the festival, enjoy the music, and party with our staff and the community! To get to the Island you will need to catch the ferry connections from Europort or Hull. The festival will be open on Friday 29th April between the hours of 17:00 - 22:00 UTC. Alternative Timezones: https://notime.zone/N-cMCFexX5_cp Server: TMP8 Festival The Festival server will be non-collision, meaning your fun won't be cut short by someone blocking you from coming to the festival. Everyone is welcome! Saturday 30 April 2022 It’s time for the second day of celebrations and we will be moving over to ATS! Make sure to get your truck and trailer ready for the American roads, we will be meeting up at Carson City where we shall be departing to take on the route towards Santa Maria. Departure Location: Carson City Departure Time: 17:00 UTC Destination Location: Santa Maria Estimated Convoy Time: 2 Hours Alternative Timezones: https://notime.zone/N-cMQXOKazvnF Server: TMP8 Convoy Convoy Rules: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/topic/45829-temporary-official-event-rules Sunday 1 May 2022 The celebrations do not stop there, we still have more in store! Now we move over to day three where we will return to ETS2, for this convoy we will be meeting up at Strasbourg where we take on the roads and all the views Europe has to offer to get to our final destination which is Rotterdam. Departure Location: Strasbourg Departure Time: 17:00 UTC Destination Location: Rotterdam Estimated Convoy Time: 2 Hours Alternative Timezones: https://notime.zone/N-cMfffzAQE97 Server: TMP8 Convoy Convoy Rules: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/topic/45829-temporary-official-event-rules TMP8 Freeroam But wait, there’s one more thing! In addition to our three action-packed days of celebrations, we are excited to announce that our exclusive 'Freeroam' server will be returning! If you celebrated with us last year, you may remember we released a unique server in which the community could play online in a 'sandbox' environment. It was a massive success, and once again as a thank you to the community, we will be reopening it again exclusively for our TMP8 celebrations. So what's so special about this server? On our TMP8 Freeroam [No Road Rules] server, players will be granted access to our staff-exclusive Police car! And, to ensure you can enjoy the experience with reduced restrictions, the server will have no road rules enforced, but with the player collisions ON. As well as all of this our very own Haulie Island will be available on the server to race your friends or even go head to head on the dragstrip, or if you are not into all of that you could just chill and take in the beach views that the Island has to offer. The server will be available on Euro Truck Simulator 2, exclusively between Monday 2nd May - Sunday 15th May. Click here for TMP8 Freeroam server rules! Thank you for playing! <3 -TruckersMP Team

  • Easter Egg Hunt - 2022
    on April 10, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Hello truckers! Last year, we received an urgent call from LKW about some eggs which had gone missing. Thanks to the community, we managed to collect all the eggs and deliver them safely to LKW, in eggcellent condition! This year, Haulie ordered some eggs to our brand new eggcellent HQ which our community has built. Sadly, none of the eggs boiled under the pressure and managed to arrive. So we are left with no eggs for our toast, which would be an egghausting day without food! The task is simple! You'll need to find the white, green, blue, yellow, purple and aqua eggs as well as the drivers who Haulie contacted to get the job done. But be careful, if you egg-celerate too much, you may miss one! How to play Six eggs have vanished across the United Kingdom. Finding them is essential. If you're in the top three participants to find all the eggs the quickest, you'll win a special prize! The eggs are represented by our Event Team, with the Player Tag of which colour egg they are, e.g. 'Yellow Egg'. They will not appear on the PlayerView list nor the TruckersMP Map, so your only way to find them is by being vigilant, and looking out for them on your GPS! How does it work Launch TruckersMP, select Euro Truck Simulator 2 and connect to the Easter Egg Hunt 2022 server. Prepare for the 16:00 UTC start and be aware that player collisions will be disabled. Meetup with your fellow participants in the United Kingdom. Any company yard is fine. Leave your trailers in your garage, as you won't be needing them. Remember, speed is key! You will have six hours (more time than any other previous year!), from 16:00 - 22:00 UTC to make your journey through the United Kingdom. The decision of which road to take is up to you. Garage travelling is permitted. When you have found an egg, toggle your PlayerView ON by pressing TAB. Then take a screenshot by pressing F12, to prove you found it. You must be able to see the egg, as well as your PlayerView in order to fully complete the find. When you have found all six eggs, you are eligible to submit your entry into the competition by completing our form. Further instructions will be provided in the form on the day of the event. Prizes Following your hard efforts hunting down the eggs, here's what is up for grabs: Winner (first to find all eggs and submit) - €25 Steam Gift Card 1st runner-up (second to find all eggs and submit) - €15 Steam Gift Card 2nd runner-up (third to find all eggs and submit) - €10 Steam Gift Card Digital gift cards will automatically convert to your local currency. Prize winners will be announced after the event! In addition to this, all participants who successfully hunt all six eggs and submit a valid entry before the end of the event will receive a special Profile Award! Profile Awards are very exclusive and a great way to show off your skills and participation. Don't miss out! Hints These will appear on the event day. We may egg you on the right path! Hint 1 Conclusion after the event, where was this?: This was on the official stream. Hint 2 Conclusion after the event, where was this?: This was the bridge next to the Hotel in Aberdeen. Hint 3 Conclusion after the event, where was this?: This was the port of Newcastle, with the weigh scales. Hint 4 Conclusion after the event, where was this?: This was a rest station next to Manchester. Hint 5 Conclusion after the event, where was this?: This was a little apartment on the outskirts of Swansea. Hint 6 Conclusion after the event, where was this?: This was an empty facility near Birmingham. Submission Form This will appear on this blog only. If you are viewing this on a translated blog, please check this post on the day as it will have the submission form. You can view the form here! We hope you will have as much fun at this event as we do hosting it. Please feel welcome to post any comments or questions on our forum! Happy hunting!

  • TruckersMP Tournament 2022
    on March 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Greetings, truckers! It’s back again for 2022 and it’s even bigger. It's time to tear up the roads with the TruckersMP Tournament featuring our custom built Racing Circuit, Drag Strip, Knock the Cone and Reversing Challenge! Make sure you set a reminder in your calendar for the 26th & 27th of March at 16:00 UTC Click here for more timezones. (The server will open at 15:00 UTC) The tournament will see hundreds of truckers attending, each bringing their experience behind the wheel to reach for the prestigious golden title - Tournament Champion. As well as a lot of high-speed action, we see a lot of spin-outs, crashes, jumps, and drifting on our track. We will also see many people smash through the cones on our unique Knock the Cone event. Sounds exciting? Keep on reading... In the past month, Event Management has been converting an overgrown and abandoned Island just north of Amsterdam, into a place unlike no other. Let us introduce Haulie Island, with lovely beach views and of course a very crazy race track. To get to our very own Island you will need to catch the ferry connections from Europort or Hull, we’ve even lowered the price of the ferry journey. The event consists of five rounds spread over two days each with its own unique challenge. Each round will see some succeed and some unfortunately eliminated. You must be available for the whole event to enter! Day 1 - 26th March Round One The first event will consist of drag races, with eight players competing in each race. Here are the requirements and instructions on how to enter: Be available from 15:00 UTC - Click here for more timezones. (The first drag race starts at 16:00 UTC) Able to understand English (to read event instructions). Connect to the TruckersMP Tournament 2022 server. Ensure your truck is fully fuelled, serviced, and prepared for the first event. (There is a service station and fuel station on the Island) Meet up at Haulie Island using the ferry connections at Europort or Hull. Please ensure you're familiar with the event rules before participating! Eight players will be selected from the queue (first come first served) to compete in a drag race. How many players qualify depends on how many players attend. For example, if 216 players compete, only half will qualify, meaning the fastest 4 out of 8 from each race will qualify. The maximum number that can compete is 432 players (Which means the top two qualify from each race)! After all of the races are concluded, the fastest 108 players will qualify for the next round. If you didn't qualify, there may still be an opportunity! Should a qualified player not turn up for their event, we will randomly select a runner up, should you be online. Round 2 For everyone who qualified for the championship, this will be your big moment! It’s time for the infamous Knock the Cone event which will see a test of speed and braking. How late do you dare to slam on? If you qualified, please ensure you are online throughout as we will start to place you concurrently alongside the first event. Here's a quick overview of what to expect! There will be one practice run only, so you can get a feel for where the cones are at the end of the strip. Your aim is to knock the front cone (marked by the first of the two white lines) over WITHOUT hitting the back two over (marked by the second of the two white lines). If you hit the back cones (or cross the second line) you will be disqualified. The first to hit the first cone but not the second is the winner! Day 2 - 27th March Round 3 Quarter-Final It’s time for day 2 of the Tournament which will start at 15:00 UTC! Click here for more timezones. (The server will open at 14:00 UTC) Having survived Knock the Cone this next challenge will require you to hitch up your trailer as we test your reversing skills to the max with a set of different challenges. You will race against the clock in your booth supervised by an eager pair of eyes watching for you to cross the line. This is a time trial event with each challenge getting more complex and sees one person eliminated each time you progress until only two remain! Be careful you don't want to cross the line else you will have to start again! You can shunt forward as many times as you like providing you remain within the lines. However, this should be a last resort as you will be racing against the others in your heat! Round 4 Semi-Final Congratulations on making it this far! You will now get the chance to race on our coveted Island Racing Circuit! You will race against six other players on our track with your starting position being judged by your finishing time on the last reversing challenge! The top three from both races will qualify for the final! Round 5 Final You're in the final! This is the last race of the series and you've managed to outrun (or brake) the competition and you will not leave empty handed! Survive this round to be crowned the Tournament Champion! The races will be streamed on the official TruckersMP Twitch channel! Rewards Qualifier Each Championship qualifier will receive a unique profile award! Finalists If you make it 2nd or 3rd on the final you won’t go home empty-handed 3rd Place - 5 EUR Steam Gift Card + Map DLC of your choice. 2nd Place - 10 EUR Steam Gift Card + Map DLC of your choice. Tournament Champion Being crowned the Tournament Champion will also grant you the following rewards: Exclusive Champion Award on your profile, for all of your well-deserved bragging rights. 25 EUR Steam Gift Card + Map DLC of your choice. Gift cards will be automatically converted to your local currency via Steam. -TruckersMP Team

  • Operation HQ
    on February 14, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Hey event enthusiasts! Last year, we had so many awesome events like Real Operations, Easter Egg Hunt, TruckersMP 7, our Halloween events and of course our 12-hour Christmas Charity Convoy. We want to kick this year off with a unique and meaningful event that is different from anything we have organized before. Let us introduce to you: Operation HQ! On May 1st 2014, Eryk "Rootkiller" Dwornicki and Michał "mwl4" Wójtowicz founded TruckersMP, a multiplayer platform; since then it has grown beyond what they first ever imagined. TruckersMP is now a well known, massive multiplayer online version of two originally single-player based games. Since the start of the project we have celebrated birthdays and milestones together as a community. After all these years, we would like to add something that symbolizes the roots of the TruckersMP community to the game. In order to accomplish this, we need your help! Operation HQ is a collaborative community event that brings everyone together to help build the TruckersMP Headquarters on the location where TruckersMP was originally founded: Wrocław, Poland. How does the event work? Starting today, to help us build the TruckersMP Headquarters, you can deliver special cargoes on any server to the construction site in Poland. You don’t require any DLCs! Please check out the map below to find the drop-off location. At the moment, the area is being prepared for construction to begin. As time goes on and more equipment is delivered, the area will be updated to visually demonstrate the progress that the community has made thus far. To ensure everything happens safely, our Event and Game Moderation Teams will be monitoring the traffic in the area and will redirect truckers in the right direction! Goals Deliver at least one of the following cargoes to the Operation HQ construction site: Crane Tower Crane Tower Upper Iron Mesh Iron Supports Tower Crane Lower TruckersMP Supplies The deadline for the event is March 13th, 23:59 UTC. Reward If you participate and have completed the community goals mentioned above by the end of the event, you will be granted a special achievement on your profile. This achievement is unique and will be unattainable after the event is concluded: We will post updates on our social media pages, so please make sure to follow us there to not miss out on anything! Twitter: @TruckersMP Instagram: @TruckersMP.Official Facebook: Truckers MP Twitch: TruckersMP_Official Discord: TruckersMP Bus when Let’s unite and build our home together! TruckersMP Team

  • Behind the Scenes: Game Moderation Team in 2021
    on January 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    The Game Moderation Team is responsible for moderating the servers to ensure that everyone plays by the rules and can enjoy their time. We have not shared what goes on behind the scenes in this team often, which may have been a breeding ground for common misconceptions such as that we do not do enough work or that we are barely present on the servers. This blog provides an insight into the core activities of the Game Moderation Team in 2021. Report systems In TruckersMP, we have two separate report systems: the web report system and the game report system. The game report system is used to report users directly in the game but does not guarantee a review. As such, game reports can time out after a while. In order to accommodate users to push particular situations for a guaranteed review by one of our staff members, they can utilise the web report system; however, they must record and provide their own evidence. We regularly receive comments from users that they are unhappy about their game reports being timed out. We understand that this is not an ideal situation, but it is a necessary means to keep things manageable around here. In 2021, our team received 287K web and 1.1 million (!) game reports. We are talking about 1.4 million reports in total, in just one year. It is practically impossible to review all those reports with a relatively small team consisting of volunteers, which is why we base our decisions on where our focus is needed the most. In the first half of 2021, our focus was mainly on the web report system as we experienced extremely high pressure on that system. This pressure eased during the summer; during the rest of the year, we were therefore able to shift our focus towards game reports and an increased in-game presence. In total, we reviewed all 287K web reports and 195K game reports last year. Bans and appeals The total of 482K reviewed reports, in addition to live moderation on the servers, resulted in a total of 307K bans. Of those, 169K bans were issued through the website and 138K in-game. Our staff members received 107K ban appeals, of which 5% were accepted. This figure is shockingly low and we regularly receive signals from our staff members that appeals are based on improper grounds. A large number of appeals are solely based on pointing fingers to brothers, sisters or even pets; or are used to say sorry or to ask for another chance. Please keep in mind that when submitting an appeal, your appeal has to be informative, detailed, and contain sufficient grounds and possibly counter-evidence to explain why your ban is not correct. If you submit an appeal that does not meet our conditions or is very bland and lacks solid reasoning, it is unlikely that your appeal will be accepted. Earlier this year, we reduced the total number of appeals per ban from 3 to 2, since third appeals barely ever made any practical difference apart from causing extra work. We ask players to make careful use of the rights that we offer, as abuse of those rights may result in systems becoming stricter in the long term. It would greatly benefit our staff members and the community if we could spend our time on more reports or employ more in-game presence instead of having to spend time on reading and replying to appeals that are based on improper grounds. Server activity and the impact of Covid-19 The most activity on the servers, and thus also the busiest days of the week for the Game Moderation Team, are on the weekends. In 2021, we recorded a total playtime on our servers of 31.2 million hours (compared to 37.8 and 30.5 million hours in 2020 and 2019, respectively). The server activities in 2020 and the first half of 2021 were elevated due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Many countries around the world took measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, such as working from home and total lockdowns. As a result of that, our team had to step up their game to address the extremely high pressure on the web report system. The most intense period of increased activity during the pandemic was between March 2020, when many countries around the world initiated a lockdown for the first time, and May 2021. May 2021 was a record-breaking month for our team with an all-time high of 40K web reports in one month and an all-time high daily record of 1,890 web reports on May 16th. In the image below, you can see an overview of the server activity and the pressure on the web report system during that period. The peaks in April 2020, July 2020, November 2020 through January 2021, and May 2021 correlate with the peaks in the globally reported confirmed Covid-19 cases (confirmed by data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at the John Hopkins University). This may be explained by social distancing as many countries initiate lockdowns as a response to those peaks, and lockdowns cause an increase in stay-inside activities such as gaming. Besides peaks, there are also some drops in activity visible, primarily during the highlighted downgrade periods. When SCS Software releases a new version of the games, our developers have to reverse engineer the updates to make them compatible for use on our servers, and during that time players are forced to downgrade their game version. Activity on the servers, and therefore the pressure on our team, quickly restores once the newest game version is supported. Demographics and recruitment The TruckersMP community is very diverse with players coming from countries all over the world. Although our team primarily operates in English, we offer support for a large variety of languages by hiring users from all parts of the world. In addition to that, we receive great support from other staff members who help us with translations. This ensures that we can deal with reports that contain foreign languages and it helps us communicate with players when they are not proficient in English. Our Game Moderation Team (as of the 1st of January) is globally represented by 105 team members from 33 different countries across all continents (with the exception of Antarctica, as we have not hired any penguins yet). Game Moderation Team members are aged 24 years old on average, ranging from 17 to 50 years old. Moreover, they average 1.5 years of experience as a moderator. Team members come and go on a frequent basis and as such, recruitment campaigns are frequently held. In 2021, there were three recruitment campaigns for the Game Moderation Team: February, May, and December. We unfortunately often have to disappoint many applicants given the large interest in our team and the strict requirements and expectations. In 2021, we received 1,556 applications (data from the ongoing December campaign is not included). Of those, 114 (7.3%) candidates were invited to an interview and 57 (3.7%) were eventually accepted and onboarded to our team. This gives you an impression of how many applicants do not make it through the selection process. If you are interested in joining the Game Moderation Team, please keep an eye on the recruitment page. Concluding remarks As you can see, the Game Moderation Team has not been sitting still in 2021. With our team of dedicated volunteers, we are working hard to review as many reports as we can. Unfortunately, we cannot deal with all game reports simply because the influx of new reports is extremely high on that system. As a community member, you can do your part and help us reduce the workload for our team by not reporting every minor incident to us. Not every incident has to be punished and can also be resolved by yourself by recognising that players sometimes make mistakes. Our goal is to let players enjoy their time on the servers whilst ensuring that they play by the rules. Let us cherish that goal as a community. Looking forward, in the future we will have one integrated report system that will make it easier for us to moderate the servers and review reports more efficiently. Our lead Game Developer briefly talked about that system in an earlier blog a few months ago. Moreover, we are also studying a new ban system which is intended to standardise bans; this will increase consistency, fairness, and transparency among the bans that we issue. More information about that will follow once we have designed, developed, and implemented the necessary changes. We hope this blog has provided a meaningful perspective of what the year 2021 meant to the Game Moderation Team and that it has resulted in a broader understanding of what the team is capable of doing in a year. 2022 will be a year with new challenges and opportunities and our team will continue working on keeping the servers safe to the best of our ability. Drive safe and enjoy your journeys! Game Moderation Management

  • Patron & Supporters Convoy - Saturday 15th January 2022
    on January 1, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Greetings truckers! Are you prepared for our Supporter convoy? Similarly to our previous Supporter events, Patrons, Nitro Boosters and Twitch Subscribers will all be able to join us on this scenic route as we drive through Austria and arrive in Hungary! Join us on Saturday 15th January 2022 at 18:00 UTC. (Alternative Timezones) The convoy duration is estimated to be 90 minutes. There are no scheduled breaks or fuel stops; you are welcome to pull over into a safe place should you require some rest. Feel free to comment or ask any questions in the Patron channel or Supporters channel on our Discord! This is a Patreon, Nitro Booster and Twitch Subscriber exclusive event which means you must have an active subscription to one of our Patreon tiers, be a Nitro Booster on our Discord or have an active subscription to our Twitch channel. Please note that to be eligible to join as a Twitch subscriber you must be in our Discord with a connected TruckersMP account as well as having your Twitch account connected to your Discord profile. If you do not do this you will not be able to participate! Not a Patron yet, but want to participate? It is not too late, make sure you become one of our Patrons before the 14th of January 2022! Become a Patron here. Don't forget to connect your Patreon account with your TruckersMP account! Not sure how you can do this? Click here! You can also subscribe to our Twitch channel here! Don't know how to connect your Discord account? Click here! Note: If you’re boosting our Discord before the 14th of January 2022 you are also able to participate. Departure: Graz Destination: Szeged Additional Event Info: Event Rules | DLC: Going East | Server: Supporters Convoy We look forward to seeing you there! TruckersMP Team

  • Christmas Convoy - Supporting Direct Relief!
    on December 11, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Greetings! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If you didn’t know, every year the TruckersMP community comes together to celebrate an important holiday... Christmas! As a well-known tradition in the community, hundreds of players and staff get together and attend a massive 12-hour convoy. We’re excited to confirm it’s back for 2021. For the last couple of months, we have been working with an incredible charitable organisation, to make this event truly special… Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organisation, they’ve helped out in more than 80 countries around the world. Direct Relief has a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergencies. Direct Relief also supports medical facilities throughout the world with protective gear to safeguard health care during the current fight against Covid-19. On behalf of Direct Relief, we are reaching out to you, the players, to help them this Christmas. If you are able to support us, please consider donating. Our official fundraising page is https://tiltify.com/@truckersmp/christmas-convoy-2021 We will be accepting donations from the page above only. All funds go directly to DIRECT RELIEF. As a thank you to anyone who donates, we will be adding a 'Supporter' Award to your profile. To receive it, simply all you need to do is donate through our official donation link and make sure to select the “TruckersMP Profile Award” as a reward. Do not forget to add a link to your TruckersMP profile! Your award will appear in a few days Donations made during the Christmas Convoy event will be announced across the whole server! Our Christmas Convoy will be on Saturday 18 December 2021, starting from 09:00 UTC, and finishing 12 hours later at 21:00 UTC! To see when each convoy starts in your timezone, check out our Timezone Converter link. To help us raise awareness of Direct Relief and the incredible work they do, we have created a unique Direct Relief trailer paint-job! This will be added to our servers closer to the event date, and available to purchase for any of your non-DLC box trailers. We urge you to use this during the convoy to show your support. From everyone at TruckersMP and Direct Relief We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and hope to see you on the convoy with us! Additional Event Details: Event Rules Server: Official Christmas Convoy -TruckersMP Team

  • New Merch!
    on December 10, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Hey Truckers! We are super excited to introduce you to our new merch shop! Not only have we added many unique products featuring our brand-new mascot Haulie but we have also added known products from our old shop. You can find our shop here: https://truckersmp.sellfy.store/ Unlike before, we will keep adding new products to our store to reflect the current season as well as TruckersMP events. These seasonal products are only available for a few months before they get replaced with new ones. Our standard products, however, are available throughout the entire year. Initially, all our Master Trucker Patrons get a 10% discount. We will also release some exclusive products for our Patrons soon. Follow our social media channels so you don’t miss anything! We have listed more information regarding any kind of questions you may have here: https://truckersmp.com/kb/1439 If you have any questions which aren’t answered on the knowledge base, or you have some feedback, please contact Community Management here. Enjoy our winter collection! TruckersMP Team

  • Halloween 2021 Events
    on October 24, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Greetings, truckers! The spooky season is approaching us! Last year in 2020, we held what could be described as a casual drive to some. Some truckers thought otherwise, witnessing creatures appearing and trains gliding across the road at frightening speed! Will they return for 2021 though? Maybe they are not brave enough? Turn up on the day to find out! However, no matter the freightening roads, on the 30th and 31st October freight must still travel across Europe! If you're a trucker looking to push your bravery to the limit and show who is simply not bothered about the time, weather or place, we're hosting two unique events to surely test that! Still reading? Great, we haven't scared you off just yet then! Halloween Convoy - Saturday 30th October The freight must still travel across Europe and many truckers simply will not travel, due to witnessing dangerous and spooky events! This is why we need you to join us to ensure that the freight is delivered. Join us on the 30th of October at 17:00 UTC as we travel through the night sky! Oh and your cab door? You may want to double check that is locked. Oh you just locked it, okay good. The convoy will start in Lyon in France which we will then travel to Dortmund. We have a rough idea of the route, but an alien has corrupted the file. Set your GPS for this route, but we cannot promise this will be the route! The route to follow: Halloween Hunt - Sunday 31st October We have had reports that ghosts have been spotted whizzing around France! We need your help to find all the ghosts! However, it will not be easy. The pitch black sky circling above makes it nearly impossible to locate them! So, can you be the one who finds them the quickest? This event will start on the 31st of October 2021 at 16:00 UTC. In order to participate, you must be parked in a city within the area below to begin. You will have four hours, from 16:00 - 20:00 UTC to make your journey through France. The decision of which road to take is up to you. Garage travelling is accepted. You will be hunting for ghosts in these colours: White, red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, aqua, dark blue, purple, violet, pink and brown. The area is here: If you think you can, you'll be in for a chance to win a prize! That'll surely be better than going trick or treating, right? Halloween Hunt Prizes - Sunday 31st October Following your hard efforts hunting down the ghosts, here's what is up for grabs: Winner (first to find all ghosts and submit) - £25 Steam Gift Card Runner-up (second to find all ghosts and submit) - £14 Steam Gift Card Runner-up (third to find all ghosts and submit) - £10 Steam Gift Card Halloween Hunt Questions & Answers - Sunday 31st October Will the ghost be hidden of secret roads? - No, the ghosts can be found within the hunt area on base game roads highlighted. How will I submit a ghost? - In the "Halloween Hunt Submission Form - Sunday 31st October", section on this blog. What do the ghosts look like? - They look like this: Do not attempt to submit this as a ghost, it will not count. This is simply an example of what they will look like! Halloween Hunt Hints - Sunday 31st October Hint 1 https://twitch.tv/truckersmp_official Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint 7 Hint 8 Hint 9 Hint 10 Halloween Hunt Submission Form - Sunday 31st October Found all of the ghosts? Submit here: click me! Halloween Hunt Disclaimer - Sunday 31st October Digital gift cards will automatically convert to your local currency. Prize winners will be announced after the event! All participants which successfully hunt all twelve ghosts and submit via the form will receive a special Award on their profile! Profile Awards are very exclusive and a great way to show off your skills and participation. Don't miss out! Additional Event Info: Event Signup | Alternative Timezones | Event Rules | DLC: None required | Server: Official Halloween Convoy Happy trucking! -TruckersMP Team

  • Real Operations V12!
    on September 19, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Greetings! If you attended our 11th Real Operations in June, you may have been impressed with our wide range of custom vehicles involved to pull off such a massive event. However, this time we are returning to American Truck Simulator! Introducing... Our upcoming Real Operations will be our best American Truck Simulator event yet! Featuring lots of new vehicles and operations, you will be joined by thousands of players experiencing our most thrilling American adventure. Everything will be happening in real-time for you and your fellow truckers to witness. From emergency vehicles responding to incidents, including; fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances, to dynamic custom roadworks, rescue missions, and even police chases! Real Operations V12 There's not long to wait before you're in your truck and experiencing our twelfth edition of TruckersMP's largest scale event. We're very excited to confirm the event will be live on Sunday 26th September 2021 between the hours of 15:00 - 19:00 UTC. That's four hours to experience the real operations. If you're not sure when you can play in your timezone, please refer to our Alternative Timezones. Real Ops V12 will be held around eight different cities ranging from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. All of the cities and roads where the operations take place are shown in the event zone map below. In Real Operations, you can choose which city you start in, and where you want to end. You can take a trailer with any destination or use your own trailer if you've purchased one. You don't even need to set a destination! Participants are welcome to freely roam on the highlighted roads above to experience any route you choose. Want to check out that awesome operation again? You can always return to the operation by turning around safely at a junction or simply going around in a circle! Just don't stop in a live lane! This is going to be a unique event and as such the temporary rules have been adjusted to ensure it goes smoothly. It is strongly suggested that you read them before attending the event to ensure that you fall within them! Some important details if you want to join: Server: Real Ops V12 Temporary Official Event Rules: Click here! We hope you're as excited as we are.. see you there! TruckersMP Team

  • Truck Job Dispatcher
    on September 13, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Hello truckers! Are you ready for a new and exciting feature here at TruckersMP? For a long time now people have been planning trips with friends and there has always been one recurring problem, you can never find the same job! Well, we now have a solution to that, introducing the Truck Job Dispatcher. The dispatcher does a very simple thing, it creates jobs. An entirely new system has been introduced with an interesting and helpful user interface that explains all the basics, you can select your starting company and a specific cargo to carry and you can then share this job publicly, privately or directly with your Steam friends. This introduces a whole new way to drive around the map with your friends and you will never have to worry about not having the same job ever again. You can find this new feature by opening your TAB menu and clicking your right mouse button, then you can navigate to a newly added button in the bottom left. Frequently Asked Questions: Will this be available for both games? Yes, definitely, this new feature will work in both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2, as well as with the ProMods and ProMods Canada map modifications. How will this work with DLCs? If you do not have a certain DLC, such as the Heavy Cargo Pack, then the cargos and trailers from this DLC will not be accessible to you and they will not show in the listings. How does it add a job to my game? Quite simply, you will open the Truck Job Dispatcher via the Tab menu and configure the job to your liking, then you will be able to go through some checkboxes to either start the job immediately or to navigate to the company that you have selected. After selecting how you want to collect your new job you will then hit the create button and you will be all ready to hit the road. Check out the new additions to our Context Menu and the Job Dispatcher icon on the TAB menu: How do I invite someone to take a job with me? When you have a job from the dispatcher you can then right-click on someone’s username in the Tab menu and invite them to take a job with you, the user you invite will then have the opportunity to accept or decline this offer in chat, a prompt will be sent to them explaining what to do. We hope that you enjoy this new feature and have fun travelling with the same cargo as your fellow truckers! If you would like to see the Truck Job Dispatcher in action and find out more about how it works, then check out the most recent video on our YouTube channel here! TruckersMP Team

  • 1.41 Support Released!
    on August 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Greetings! Just over two weeks ago, version 1.41 for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator was released. Over these two weeks, our game developers have been working hard on porting our multiplayer client from version 1.40 to 1.41. We are all very excited to announce that TruckersMP is now compatible with version 1.41! You can also view information on this update via our changelog forum topic: 0.2.3.4.0 Released - Development Announcements - TruckersMP Forum What does this compatibility update include? In anticipation of some popular questions, we have outlined what is included in our compatibility update, below: Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.41.1.5s (64-bit) compatibility. American Truck Simulator version 1.41.1.10s (64-bit) compatibility. ProMods Europe v2.56 support for 'ProMods' and 'ProMods Arcade' game servers. ProMods Canada v1.0.2 support for all American Truck Simulator game servers. World of Trucks 'Idaho Spuds' event support, including the associated cabin accessories rewards. Support for the latest version of New Summer Graphics/Weather modification (1.41 compatibility). Of course, if you have a question this blog didn't answer, please feel welcome to post it on our forum topic! We will answer them at our earliest convenience. Thank you to everyone for your patience over the last two weeks. Happy trucking! -TruckersMP Team