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American Truck Simulator circles Iowa on the map as the next DLC destination
American Truck Simulator circles Iowa on the map as the next DLC destination

Just over a month after the release of the Nebraska DLC, American Truck Simulator has set its sights on a new destination: SCS Software announced Iowa – also known as the Corn State or Hawkeye State – as the latest expansion for its truck simulator.

Since its launch in 2016, American Truck Simulator has – through the gradual succession of DLC releases – made its way through California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Arkansas and Missouri are next, followed by the newly announced Iowa. That leaves a few gaps on the map as SCS continues its east-west expedition across the US, but presumably the studio will eventually reach Louisiana and the Dakotas.

A screenshot from American Truck Simulator's Iowa expansion, showing a truck passing a parking lot overlooking a huge, scenic lake.

A work in progress screenshot from American Truck Simulator’s Iowa DLC. | Photo credit: SCS-Software

Anyway, Iowa! “The Hawkeye State is a mix of natural beauty, rich agricultural heritage, and vibrant cities full of culture and history,” explains SCS on Iowa’s newly launched Steam page. “If you take the time to explore, you’ll find that Iowa is home to many unique landmarks that are worth discovering and snapping a photo or two of, too.”

The Nebraska expansion for American Truck Simulator was released in May. Watch on YouTube

SCS’ digital rendition of Iowa (you can find some images of the work in progress in its announcement post) will include some of the state’s “quaint rural towns and idyllic hills,” as well as a number of cities along the Mississippi River. So far, Des Moines is the only real-world location the studio has confirmed for the DLC, but expect plenty more reveals before launch.

When that will be is anyone’s guess, as SCS still needs to finish Arkansas and Missouri before Iowa. But honestly – as someone who is firmly under the soothing, humming spell of rubber on asphalt – I’m taking as much out of American Truck Simulator as I can get.

By Liam