The first big content update is now available for Farming Simulator 22: It brings some heavy machinery, and it’s free! Included in the patch 1.2, publisher and developer GIANTS Software adds 16 new vehicles and tools to the game. While the accompanying trailer shows them off, an extensive changelog also introduces a variety of optimizations and quality-of-(farming)-life improvements.
Case IH Steiger Series is back, new brands introduced
While the fan-favorite Case IH Steiger Quadtrac with up to 692 units of horsepower makes a well-deserved comeback alongside its brothers, the Case IH Steiger Rowtrac and the Case IH Steiger Wheeled, new brands are introduced, too. American manufacturer ABI Attachments makes their debut alongside Danish Kongskilde Agriculture and the Dutch company Vervaet.
Patch 1.2 adds even more objects and improvements
Numerous additions and improvements enhance the farming experience: Other than new machines, GIANTS Software also adds new placeables like a mobile home and an old barn, including the option for free placement to allow for more dynamic farm building. Meanwhile, working on the fields gets a bit more intelligible, with the field info now showing yield potential and the recommended tool to remove weeds.
The first content update with those and even more improvements and bug fixes is now available as part of patch 1.2. GIANTS Software will continue to provide content updates in the future and is supporting their own ModHub, where user generated content is available to download.
Farming Simulator 22 is available for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Stadia. A Year 1 Season Pass is available to extend the game with even more content in the future. Visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area for more information.
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The world has a defending champion of virtual farming: Publisher and developer GIANTS Software announces Trelleborg as the winner of the Farming Simulator League World Championship. Eight teams competed for a prize pool consisting of 100,000 Euros on Sunday, 5th December, which concluded season three of the Farming Simulator League (FSL).
Thrilling finale of the season
The setup for the finals already promised a nail-biting finale: Trelleborg was the title contender of the season – with two newcomers, Valtra and Corteva Agriscience, close to their backs.
To Trelleborg's advantage, Corteva Agriscience and Valtra met directly in the first match. A surprise was provided by the wild card team LSA E-Sports, which made it to the final match without a sponsor and as another new team in the FSL. In the decisive match, Trelleborg prevailed after three rounds of victories and can now call itself World Champion.
“We are proud to have defended the title of World Champion!” said Lukas Thiemann (aka Wühler), team captain of Trelleborg. “Since the preliminary round, we have not lost a match, no matter how tough our opponents were. We gave our best and were finally rewarded with a winning streak of 11 wins and can now call ourselves the World Champion of the Farming Simulator League.”
The FSL will continue!
“We congratulate team Trelleborg for this well-deserved victory and the hard-earned trophy. We saw some outstanding strategy and teamwork in the World Finals”, comments Claas Eilermann, Esports Manager at GIANTS Software after the winning team was awarded for their performance. In Season 3, Trelleborg earned 61,300 Euros as part of the overall prize pool.
“It’s hard to believe where the FSL went from the early tournaments up to crowning the victor of this spectacular third season, which has been successfully established in the world of esports”, continues Eilermann. “We are looking forward to the next season, which will be even more exciting!”
Free esports DLC available
The free to download Tournament Client for Season 3 invites every Farming Simulator fan and esports enthusiast to register and compete. The esports game mode requires teamwork to expertly harvest wheat, produce bales and quickly deliver them to a barn. A training mode for newcomers is included. For further information about FSL visit fsl.giants-software.com, the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
After GIANTS Software just released Farming Simulator 22, the next highlight for the publisher and developer is imminent: This coming weekend, on December 5th, the FSL Season 3 World Championship brings the current season to its conclusion. The final Farming Simulator League tournament is broadcasted on the official GIANTS Software Twitch channel, YouTube channel, and Facebook. The live-stream will start at 10am (CET).
Prize pool worth 100,000 Euros
The top eight teams compete with each other for a six-figure prize pool: Worth 100,000 Euros, the World Championship will account for the largest chunk of the overall season prize pool worth a quarter million. Participating teams had the chance to qualify by gaining the precious circuit points over the duration of the third season of the FSL. The bracket consists of the following pairings, that will kick off the world championship: Trelleborg vs mYinsanity, Corteva Agriscience vs. Valtra, Hörmann vs. Bednar and LSA E-Sports vs. Krone.
Trelleborg, Valtra & Corteva Agriscience leading
“We’re enormously excited to see the third season, which marks the most spectacular yet, come to its thrilling conclusion this weekend”, comments Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software. “Special thanks go out to our sponsors and partners who made this third and vastly improved season possible. It’ll be the most thrilling climax in FSL history.”
Two of the many reasons for the exciting final, besides new machines, map improvements, power-ups and a multitude of new strategic possibilities, are agricultural brand teams Valtra and Corteva Agriscience. Both teams, newcomers to the league, are currently tailgating the defending champion with the most circuit points: Trelleborg.
Free esports DLC available for everyone
The free to download Tournament Client for Season 3 invites every Farming Simulator fan and esports enthusiast to register and compete.The esports game mode requires teamwork to expertly harvest wheat, produce bales and quickly deliver them to a barn. A training mode for newcomers is included. For further information about FSL visit fsl.giants-software.com, the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
Farming Simulator 22, self-published by GIANTS Software for the first time in the series’ history, is already proving successful with more than 1.5 million copies being sold as the developer and publisher reports merely days after launch on November 22nd.
A fertilizer called self-publishing
As Farming Simulator 22 is now globally available on PC and consoles, the already massive fan base of Farming Simulator players is growing even bigger day by day. Thanks to self-publishing, GIANTS Software was able to streamline the communication with international distributors and extend the network itself to ensure all objectives are met.
Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software, comments: “I’m so proud! Of the team and the prospering environment it thrives in. Being able to successfully build international structures to transfer an already huge series like Farming Simulator into a self-published brand with new impulses, is not to take for granted. The great collaboration with our partners ensured a fantastic launch.”
The community is growing with the series
While GIANTS Software spanned and connected to a growing network of partners, the developer also connected players with each other: The availability of Farming Simulator 22 on PC, current-gen and last-gen consoles interconnected through cross-platform multiplayer brings more and more players all around the world together.
Boris Stefan, the acting Head of Publishing since April 2020, adds: “The initial success of this first week and the great feedback we got from players proves: Farming Simulator is going in the right direction. Our plan to lead and manage all aspects of publishing communications to achieve the company's strategic goals was met“.
Farming Simulator 22 is available for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Stadia. The game introduces players to the most extensive farming simulation to date, including new features like production chains forming agricultural empires and seasonal cycles bringing new challenges. A Year 1 Season Pass is available to extend the game with even more content in the future. Visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area for more information.
Let’s farm, and let the good times grow! Farming Simulator 22 is now available on PC and consoles. Developer and publisher GIANTS Software introduces the most extensive agricultural simulation to date, including a multitude of new features. From production chains forming agricultural empires, to crossplay multiplayer. The accompanying Launch Trailer tells the emotional story of an aspiring new farmer.
Farms are growing bigger - just like the series
Farming Simulator 22 enhances the farming experience on every level: Seasonal farming adds (snowy) challenges, production chains more depth, new ground working mechanics more agricultural diversity, and an improved sound design more immersion.
A brand-new build mode and character creation tool promote creativity and player freedom on three distinct maps, inspired by southern France, the US-Midwest and the European Alpine region. All types of farmers will find the perfect landscape to build their farm and dive into agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. It is their choice whether they focus on the large variety of crops or tend to cows, sheep, chicken, pigs, and horses – even bees. Thanks to cross-platform multiplayer, it’s also easier than ever to cooperate.
With over 400 authentically digitized vehicles and tools from brands like Case IH, CLAAS, Fendt, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland, Valtra and many more, the fleet of agricultural machinery grows, too. New machine categories allow farmers to create lush vineyards and olive orchards. Grapes, olives and sorghum are added to the range of crops.
Cultivated, fertilized, and now self-published
Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software, proudly comments: “It’s an amazing accomplishment that marks a striking milestone on multiple layers of the company’s history: Farming Simulator 22 is our first and globally self-published title, it’s the most extensive entry of the series to date, and it’s the result of our huge ambitions that will nourish our plans to realize even more potential in the future. It’s not just a milestone, it’s a stepping stone, as well.”
GIANTS Software also improved the foundation: On the technical side, the new GIANTS Engine 9 features DirectX 12, NVIDIA DLSS support, texture streaming and a lot more to optimize graphics and performance on all platforms. The official mod support, for PC and consoles, is also guaranteed. Just like with previous versions, the developers themselves test user content to publish their creations for free on the in-game ModHub.