American Truck Simulator is a hardcore simulation game. The game is hyper-realistic with regards to the build, gameplay, and physics of truck driving on roads, and it keenly monitors you through your journey. The hyperrealism of the game is appealing to a lot of players, and the game itself has a committed and growing fanbase despite being a little older. It also has polished graphics and a very committed and hardworking development team that is still supporting it with updates and patches. ATS often has you drive around long stretches of road, regardless of the time of day. In most cases, during the daytime, visibility is clear enough to drive, and traffic is not much of a nuisance.
This is all reversed come nighttime, though. During the night, you will need to use your truck’s headlights to navigate the various roads and also pay close attention to the traffic and other signs around you. In this article, we are going to go over how to turn on and use the headlights of your trucks in American Truck Simulator. So, consider reading until the end.
American Truck Simulator (ATS): How to turn on Headlights?
Headlights are an invaluable tool when it comes to ATS. When you are driving far away from the city, nighttime lights are scarce and visibility is generally low. In these situations, you will want to keep your truck’s headlights on. During fog or rain, it is essential to keep the headlights of your truck turned on for maximum visibility. But, how do you turn them on? It’s simple really.
Before knowing how to turn on the headlights of your truck, you must keep in mind that there are multiple modes for lights, and the game will fine you if you use the wrong mode at the wrong time. In most cases, a quick glance at your control mapping in-game will let you know what your toggle for lights is. The default binding for Headlights on PC is the ‘L’ key. Pressing this button once will turn on what is called the Running lights. Running lights let you drive around with the dashboard lit up and a little light in front of your vehicle for visibility. The second press of this button will turn on the Low beam. Just like driving in real life, the game has a Low and a High beam option. A third press of the same button will turn the lights off entirely.
How to switch to High Beam?
High beam is assigned by default to a certain key that will change the light mode. It is the ‘K’ key (default) on PC. However, on a controller, you can press the Y/triangle button to access the high beam. Pressing this when your low beams are on will toggle the high beam. This is mainly to be used when there is no other traffic or light source around. Keep in mind that the game will fine you for using the wrong modes. This means you have to pay extra attention to the lighting mode you are using in the game.
How to use the Headlights?
Using headlights in ATS is just as simple as in real life. When there is poor visibility, turn the lights on and keep them on until you can see clearly again. At night, when in traffic or within city limits, only use Low Beam. When on an open highway with little to no traffic, feel free to use the High Beam option there. This is the safest way to drive both in the real world and in ATS.
That said, now you know how to turn on Headlights in American Truck Simulator (ATS). If you found this article helpful and would like to read more, make sure to visit Android Gram daily.