Euro and American Truck Simulator in-game occasion hauls COVID-19 vaccines

Huge rig drivers in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator are being invited to hold digital deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines, though even this sort of factor can’t go ahead with out some folks complaining that it’s a political assertion.

SCS Software program’s “Hauling Hope” occasion is fairly easy: Make seven or extra undamaged deliveries of the COVID-19 Vaccine Cargo. The catch: The cargo in query has zero injury tolerance, so drivers want a Fragile Cargo talent of degree 1 or higher. The prize: an achievement, plus a Hope Trucker air freshener to your cab.

interior cab view in American Truck Simulator. the driver appears to be cooling their brakes by a scenic overlook as oncoming traffic approaches

Picture: SCS Software program

OK, fairly well timed gesture, assertion of solidarity with the long-haulers who’ve been holding us going the previous 12 months, proper? Effectively, not precisely. Some fight-pickers within the feedback underneath SCS Software program’s announcement weblog and Fb publish instructed the studio to stay to truckin’, and complained that this occasion was an unwelcome reminder of the true world.

Others replied that such sentiments have been 10-1 (acquired poorly) and suggested complainers to 10-7 (exit of service). “Hauling Hope is an Occasion, not a political assertion,” mentioned one trucker. “Covid sucks however this occasion doesn’t. Simply get pleasure from it. Thanks, SCS.”

“Actual life truckers are important staff in delivering provides and meals,” mentioned one other. “I’m so proud to no less than be a digital trucker, particularly in occasions this one. […] #TheBestCommunityEver is happy with SCS bringing occasions like this to us.”

SCS neighborhood managers nonetheless needed to ask people to be civil. “Regardless of in case you stand for vaccines or in opposition to them, these truckers nonetheless must work actually onerous and we wished to provide them their well-deserved 15 minutes of fame,” the builders mentioned. “But when you don’t like this occasion, you don’t want to take part in it. It’s not obligatory, it’s completely as much as each single one among you.”

Anyway, the Hauling Hope occasion runs till Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:59 p.m. EST.

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