There’s nothing more American than vegetables and goofy-but-earnest roadside attractions, and the latest American Truck Simulator event is putting them both together. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Idaho DLC, the devs at SCS Software have a new event that’s all about hauling a giant potato across the USA.
The Big Idaho Potato is a real thing (but not a real potato) that the state-run Idaho Potato Commission constructed in 2012 as a sort of touring advertisement for the state’s famous potato industry. The original potato (again, not actually a real potato) was decommissioned and converted into an Airbnb, but the tour has returned for 2021.
In-game, this is a World of Trucks community event that challenges players to collectively deliver 200,000 loads of Idaho potatoes – either the regular or giant variety will do – before August 15. If the community meets the overall goal, everyone will get an Idaho air freshener and an Idaho Potato Sticker.