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  • 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

  • Patreon & Supporters Convoy - Sunday 1st August 2021
    on July 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Greetings truckers! Are you prepared for our Patreon & Supporters convoy? This time around both Patrons, Nitro Boosters and Twitch Subscribers will all be able to join us on this great route through Germany with lots of amazing scenery! Join us on Sunday 1st August 2021 at 17:00 UTC. (Alternative Timezones) Starting out in Berlin we will be taking a wonderful route through some forests and also past the beach in the northern part of Germany! We will then head south towards Erfurt where the convoy will come to an end. It will be a nice and relaxing drive, so come along and join us as we take in the beauty of the journey. 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 of 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 31st of July! 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 31st of July you are also able to participate. Departure: Berlin Destination: Erfurt Additional Event Info: Event Rules | DLC: None | Server: Patreon & Supporters Convoy We look forward to seeing you there! TruckersMP Team

  • Game Development Update
    on July 18, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Dear Truckers, As you probably know, the official multiplayer (known as Convoy) is already here. Convoy is a great multiplayer game, though it is completely different from TruckersMP. Both multiplayers have their pros and cons, but at least TruckersMP gives you an alternative. For 7 years, TruckersMP most of the time was a part-time job (or more like hobby) for me. Usually done at night. In 2018 I had the opportunity to work for TruckersMP full-time for 6 months. Progress then was significant, but back then we had revenue only from Google Adsense and we could not afford investing into server infrastructure or even working full-time for a longer time. That is why I decided to join CD PROJEKT RED in the beginning of 2019. Of course it was also a pleasure for me to work on Cyberpunk 2077! As you may suspect, after this move I had much less time for TruckersMP. Again it started to be work done at night, I would say - hard crunch mode. We started our Patreon campaign in October 2019 and it showed me very quickly that the community wants more from this project. But at that time Cyberpunk 2077 was not even released, not speaking about patches. I could not leave my team there, so I decided to stay until the game was released along with patches. And now the time has come. I am currently on notice period, and starting from August I will have a chance to work on TruckersMP full-time again! It was only possible because of your support via Patreon! But I am still an enthusiast who wants to make this game the best. As you know, TruckersMP has its issues. We all know these issues: trolling missing gameplay features (e.g. economy) low quality a lot of bugs lack of VTC support in the game long waiting for support of new game version missing synchronization (e.g. weather, AI vehicles) But TruckersMP also has a lot of potential, but we really use only a little part of this potential at this moment. TruckersMP still is in its Open Alpha stage, version 0.2. We want more though. We would like to bring Open Beta 1.0. It is not just a version name change in code though. We need to address the issues above and fix them. Do not expect one very big patch which we will be working on for 2 years. This does not make any sense and most likely we would fail. Instead expect many small patches which will eventually lead us to the game we will be proud to call Beta 1.0. Do not think this will come in just one month. For that we might need a year or two. In the meantime we found a very talented person - ShawnCZek. For sure you know him from the features he brought so far to the game. But also Smoky turned out to be a very good game producer, as he makes sure we are heading in a good direction. Within the game development team we are motivated like never before. Our heads are full of ideas, we just need time and your support! Do not hesitate to give us your feedback, what you like, what you don't like. We will be hearing suggestions more than ever before. In the coming months we will focus the most on the technology aspect. We need to improve our tools for supporting the new game versions to make the whole process shorter and more efficient. We need to bring a new replication framework which will improve the quality of synchronization and will fix a few bugs related to it. This should also be easier to add new synchronized stuff to the game. In the future it should also make it possible to bring AI-driven vehicles to TruckersMP. Problem with trolling will be mitigated with the “Global Report System” - reports from the game will be centralized. It will be easier to review bans, moderation of the game will be shortened to handle capacity of our game servers. In the meantime we are planning to talk about bus-related matters with another instance in the community. More details about all of this soon! For now we are hard working on supporting the 1.41 game version, which should come closer to the end of month. From the community perspective it is better to have two multiplayers. You can always play alternative mode. Looking at complexity and dose of luck I would say that it is very unlikely that similar modification will be created in the future. Such an opportunity might never come again. Kind regards, mwl4 Game Developer

  • Summer on TruckersMP
    on June 21, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    The season for hiking, going to the beach and having picnics alongside the weather getting warmer, we’re finally back in summer! We are happy to confirm our continued support for the 2021 summer season for the summer environmental modification on TruckersMP for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. These mods enhance your gameplay by adding an improved summer environment alongside adding high-quality graphics that represent summer. In order to use this modification on our network, you need to follow a few steps which are a bit different compared to installing mods for singleplayer. You can find all the information on how to install the summer mod for the 2021 summer season on our knowledge base article: How to install the summer mod? If summer is not your style, it’s no problem as this modification is optional and not required to continue playing on TruckersMP. Similar to our support for other Grimes environmental mods, this modification is compatible with our ProMods servers so you can experience the enhanced summer gameplay all over TruckersMP! Looking back at the amazing Spring we’ve had where we celebrated our 7 year anniversary, saw the return of Real Operations and supported 1.40, it is time to move on and with this, we are disabling our support for the spring environment mod and this mod will no longer work on our network. Be sure to share all your best screenshots using the summer mod with us on social media platform by mentioning @TruckersMP on Twitter and @truckersmp.official on Instagram, who knows - we might even feature you! Thank you all for your continued support and we hope you have a good summer trucker, The TruckersMP Team

  • State of the Project and the Future
    on June 15, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Hello, We recently had our 7th anniversary, which has been a blast. We thank every single one of you who has been here with us the past years or recently joined. I have planned 2021 to be the year of major changes. The year where we will focus on changing how TruckersMP works (internally) and providing certain highly-requested features to you. Maybe you remember that we had our 2020 Christmas video where I appeared at the end of the video showing multiple pictures in the back. People quickly started decoding the top image and found out what it meant. With this post, I am officially confirming that TruckersMP succeeded in making some major plans come true, thanks to you as the community and our staff team. I want to thank our Patrons in particular because they are the main ones who made it possible for us to have someone working full-time for TruckersMP. Starting July 2021, our Game Developer ShawnCZek will be the first person working for TruckersMP. Our dream is to have more people working full-time on the project, so we can provide better and more game and website-related features to you. To achieve this dream we mainly depend on the money coming from our Patrons. Last year, we were able to set money aside to achieve the first step of our dream. It is important to maintain the current income to achieve the second step of our dream, which is employing a second Game Developer. We hope to achieve this second step later this year. In 2022, we want to continue this path and employ at least one web developer as well, so we have multiple people who can create and maintain features daily. This being said, the Patreon campaign goals have been updated to the current situation and to what would be required to achieve the next steps. What else was visible on the image in the Christmas video? Bottom left picture: A lot of people instantly figured out this shape looks like a bus, which is indeed true. With our Alternating Vehicles, we made it possible that you will be able to drive a bus now and then. But, there is more! Hopefully later this year, you will find out more information regarding this. Bottom middle picture: This image is referring to a unique major event later this year, stay tuned for that! Bottom right picture: You can see a blurry shape of a trailer. It is referring to a custom TruckersMP trailer built from scratch. It will have a lot of customisation options. There will also be additional customisation options for Patrons. What are the plans for the project and the Patreon campaign? Over the past years, TruckersMP has grown continuously and we are slowly approaching 4.5 million accounts! Getting more players means we need to get more staff. In February, 885 of you applied for a position as Game Moderator. 7% of those were invited to an interview and we ended up welcoming a total of 30 new Game Moderation Trainees to our team! An increase of people in the community and staff means that more people want to express their opinions and provide their wish to get certain new features. We love that you share with us how you feel and what you would like to see in the project. As mentioned above, the Patreon campaign is essential for us to achieve our dreams. We will not solely focus on our Patrons alone, that would be a big shame. Though it needs to be mentioned that if we want to grow and if we want to bring everything that is planned, we will need to pay people ... and that means money is required. At the moment of writing this post, no one in TruckersMP is paid to work for TruckersMP. Every developer, manager and team member does their tasks mostly alongside school/work/... To be completely transparent with the community, I will be sharing the number of tasks that are currently waiting to be completed by Developers. This does not include all the 'accepted' suggestions, it includes feature requests submitted by staff members and community, minor and major tasks that are planned for years, and similar. The amount is 207 tasks. We hope to complete the majority of these tasks this year, which would mean that a long-awaited feature is planned to be released. As for the Patreon campaign, it is going very well and the current revenue makes us able to fulfil the needs for the first step of our dream described above. If we want to move on to the next steps, we will have to increase the revenue. As said when we started the Patreon campaign back in October 2019, we will not increase the prices of the current tiers, nor move around benefits of a current tier to a higher tier. We are currently brainstorming what we can do to make our Patreon campaign more appealing for new and existing players. We have compared our Patreon campaign to other campaigns in the gaming industry and were surprised about the popularity of some campaigns (and the lack of content that they are giving back to Patrons). When we asked for your opinions about what you would like to see as a reward in return for your subscription, the most requested one is a custom skin for truck/trailer. While this seems like something we would love to provide, it is currently not viable to do with how TruckersMP is currently built. Apart from that, the price of infrastructure will increase exponentially. A $10 tier is something very likely to come to the TruckersMP Patreon campaign somewhere this year or early next year, but as said above, we are thinking what could be worth providing for such a tier. An early access system or access to testing environments is maybe possible, but feel free to bring up things you would like to see for Patrons. If you are a Patron, what else would you like to see in return for your subscription? If you are not a Patron, what things would make you consider becoming one? Feel free to let us know by replying to the forum topic linked to this blog (or reply to this topic, if you are reading this on the forum). Suggestions Over the past years, you have submitted a huge amount of suggestions, which we want to thank you for. We have accepted, rejected and opened many suggestions for discussion. A lot of tasks for developers were made because of these suggestions. Sadly, we have never been able to give ETAs on when certain features can be expected. We plan to focus more on suggestions once we get our first paid Game Developer. It will then be easier to prioritise features and create a plan with deadlines. There is a possibility that we will ask you which things you want to see first. These can be little things like chat colours or displaying the tag in chat or can be major things like an economy system or maybe even something AI-related . Some previously accepted suggestions may be reviewed again to see if they are still needed, so possibly some of these can be rejected. But we will do our best to explain why something gets rejected while it was accepted in the past. With this being said, on behalf of the TruckersMP Team, I would like to thank you for playing TruckersMP in the past seven years, sharing pictures, videos, suggestions, feedback and so much more with us. It will be nice to see you on the road again and I hope these changes will make your TruckersMP experience better. Smoky Game Producer

  • Real Operations V11!
    on June 5, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Greetings! If you attended our 10th Real Operations in October, you may have been impressed with our wide range of custom vehicles involved to pull off such a massive event. With this, we are keeping Real Operations in Europe once more. 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! Real Operations V11 There's not long to wait before you're in your truck and experiencing our eleventh edition of TruckersMP's large scale event. We're very excited to confirm the event will be live on Saturday 12 June 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 V11 will be held around eight different cities ranging from London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. 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 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 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! Some important details if you want to join: Server: Real Ops V11 Temporary Official Event Rules: Click here! We hope you're as excited as we are.. see you there! -TruckersMP Team

  • TruckersMP 7 Year Anniversary
    on May 1, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Dear players, Today we are celebrating seven years of TruckersMP! A multiplayer modification surrounded by an awesome community. Every tireless night of development has been worth it, and we are still going strong today. In May of 2020, we turned six years old and it was only right that we celebrated with a festival! The six hour festival was supported by our partner TruckersFM and we had a massive party. In June, we supported the Grimes Summer Mod which gave the community a summer experience on our servers! July brought us the very first Patreon Convoy which gave those who support us a chance to drive together and have some fun on the way. August then came around and we gave the community a chance to ask the Upper Staff some questions in the Summer Q&A. Everyone took great advantage of this and it allowed us to share some information on topics we hadn’t discussed before! Moving onto September we relaunched our Community Contributor program which was a huge success - it gave some of our online supporters recognition for their work and they continue to help us out every day. In October, we thought it was only right to celebrate with an Official Halloween Convoy and despite all the scary jump scares and twists and turns, it was a lot of fun for everyone involved. Also in October TruckersFM celebrated their fifth year anniversary with a big party! November was an exciting time for us, we opened and recruited for the Stream Team. This team was created to help improve interaction with the community on our streaming platforms and so far it has been a huge success, helping to stream all of our official events! In the last month of 2020, the wintery month of December, a wonderful time of year to give back. Last December we supported the RSPCA and the community helped to raise a huge £1,537 to support animals in need. In January we held our second Patreon convoy and we decided to head through the new DLC Colorado, we had fun and it was nice to bring everyone together. Then, something insane happened, we hit 4 million users in February. This was our fourth major milestone and we were so proud of this achievement - we look forward to continuing to grow with you all! In March we introduced a new feature, Alternating Vehicles and with the ability to vote, users can now come together and decide what vehicle they wish to drive for two weeks. Also in March we introduced a brand new event, the TruckersMP Tournament which put users to the test as they competed to be the winner of the competition through a series of different challenges. In April we moved Twitch channels and as a first stream we decided to give users the opportunity to work together to drive a truck in the Twitch Plays ETS2 stream. This brings us to now, May 2021 and we are just about to celebrate our seventh birthday here at TruckersMP. We can’t wait to tell you all about it next year! So, what is in store for 2021? We are planning some great things this year and we hope that this year can only get better following 2020. We have plans to create exciting community engagement through events and we hope that you join us on that journey! Thank you again for all your support and contributions last year, TruckersMP is an amazing place where everyone can come together in bad times and 2020 proved that. We appreciate every single one of you. Without you, TruckersMP would not be where it is today. We will continue to do our best to give back for all the support you have granted us over the past seven years. The TruckersMP Team