Euro Truck Simulator 2: How to Get Started

If you like to drive around Europe to pick up and deliver cargo, you should consider Euro Truck Simulator 2 download. Before getting started, you should know things about it. Euro Truck Simulator 2 (abbreviated as ETS2) was initially released in 2012 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux. It is a sequel to the 2008 game Euro Truck Simulator.

It is important that you know what to do especially during the first few hours of your career as a truck driver. Here’s how to get started:

Creating profile

After launching the game for the first time, you will be prompted to create your profile. It is imperative that you provide details like your name, gender, profile picture, and your preferred truck design together with the name and logo of your company. Once you have done this, you should hit “create”.

Choose a control method

As soon as you created your profile, the next thing that you need to do is to pick a control method. You can either choose steering wheel or joypad. If you do not have such, you can simply choose mouse steering.

Pick a city

You can now pick a city (out of 68) to start your company. If you want to have a good start, you should consider cities from big countries like Great Britain, France or Germany. Be reminded that these countries drive on the left side of the road. Right after picking a city, there will be an introduction scene.

Drive someone else’s truck

When the introduction scene is over, you will see yourself driving someone else’s truck. This is how you can complete your first quick job. To reach your destination seamlessly, you need to utilise the “Route Advisor” which is located in the lower right corner of the screen.

Park the truck

By the time you reach your destination, you need to park the truck in the designated spot. You can choose not to park the truck by hitting enter but you will not get some bonus points for parking.

Get introduced to your garage

Following the completion of your first quick delivery, there is a scene showing your garage. If you want to expand your garage, you will need to earn more money. To earn more money, you need to do multiple deliveries.

Acquire a loan from the bank
For doing multiple deliveries, you will get an email from the bank. The email will notify you that you can take a loan to help your business. You can initially start with a 400,000 loan. Just like a traditional loan, you need to repay it.

Visit truck dealers
Right after getting that loan, you can visit one of the truck dealers. The fun part is you can pick one of the available trucks and customise it. You just need to hit the “customise configuration” section.

Modify your own truck

When you are in “Truck Configurator” menu, you can choose types of engines, cabins, interiors, and colors. However, it will add up to your truck price. Once you are finished with modifying, you need to press the “purchase” button so it will be officially yours.

Now that you have your own truck, you can start delivering the cargos and build your truck empire.