One of the things I enjoy about the Truck Simulator games is the selection of achievements you can work towards. Euro Truck currently has 46 Steam Achievements whilst American Truck has 26. Additionally, on World of Trucks there are another 18 to collect. New achievements get added with each new map or DLC so even the most active player will usually still have a few to collect.
The Achievements vary between a simple ‘Sardine – Use a Ferry’ to complicated long-term projects with some tight-for-time challenges too. The recent Heavy Cargo DLC brought 5 challenges apiece to Euro and American Truck and in the past week I have been trying to clear out some of those in Europe.
After the debacle with the Almonds that I reported in my ‘Bad Day in the Office‘ post a few days back I settled into a run of Heavy Hauling jobs. I had two targets in mind and the possibility of a third. Firstly I needed to successfully complete three perfect Heavy Cargo jobs in a row to get the Keep Calm and Haul Heavy achievement. This was completed with the following runs: –
|Clermont Ferrand – Lyon||Rex Tex 45||55t||€ 11,919||200km|
|Lyon – St Laurent||Writigen 808||44t||€ 27,537||468km|
|St Laurent – Amsterdam||Dozer Crawl Z35K||39t||€ 51,620||925km|
There was a bonus to this – St Laurent was the last of the Nuclear Power Stations that I needed of the five in France so I cleared the ‘Go Nuclear’ achievement at the same time 🙂
At this point it seemed that the ‘No Pain, No Gain’ achievement might be possible – shift 250t in 5 consecutive deliveries. If I could pick up a couple of Locomotive deliveries it could be done, but there wasn’t one. Instead there was the elusive Transformer that I needed to complete the ‘Time for Big Hauling’ achievement: –
|Amsterdam – Linz||Transformer PK900||47t||€ 48,590||1016km|
So that was all 8 cargo types carried and another achievement down!
Sights now set on the ‘No Pain, No Gain’ and using 47t of Transformer as my starting point I proceeded to complete another 4 jobs: –
|Linz – Mannheim||Concrete Beams||51t||€ 23,328||617km|
|Mannheim – Clermont Ferrand||Concrete Beams||51t||€ 30,928||903km|
|Clermont Ferrand – Lyon||Rex Tex 45||55t||€ 12,060||203km|
|Lyon – Geneva||Rex Tex 45||55t||€ 12,775||252km|
That ought to do it I thought… But no! Unfortunately, it seems that this Steam Achievement is currently broken (something confirmed in the game forums). There’s one for parking the trailers as well that is also broken currently. A small disappointment which turned out to have a silver lining because I completed a World of Trucks achievement with those last two deliveries!