Vehicle Presentation - Introducing The A-969!
Community Manager

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The Valley is a brand new free DLC coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 13th. This first DLC will include brand new content for the game, with three new vehicles and a new map. Similar to Deluge in the base game, you will start outside of a garage, and will need to claim one for yourself.

In the lead-up to the release of The Valley, we have resurrected the Vehicle Presentation to tell you about the new vehicles being added to the game in the free DLC! This will also be a great place to ask questions about the vehicle specifically, how it handles, and the niche it fills.

Vehicle Description

The first cabriolet vehicle, the A-969 is a small scout vehicle about to travel quite quickly around maps, carrying utilities that make it able to support itself on long scouting missions.

Game Stats

The A-969 has a fuel capacity of 40L, features both all-wheel drive and differential lock and can sustain up to 300 points of damage. It's available at the beginning of The Valley, and will be your primary tool for exploring the map and finding routes to use.

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Strengths

The A-969 is the first of the 4x4 vehicles that is able to carry spare fuel with it, giving you speedy fuel access in a tight situation.

Weaknesses

The A-969 struggles with deep water and tough mud, making it risky to send on cross-country trips.

Attachments

As a scout vehicle, the A-969 doesn't carry a huge complement of utilities.

These are:

  • Fuel Canisters - Carries 200 Fuel
  • Garage Parts - Carries Two Garage Points
  • Spare Wheel – Carries 120 Repair Points
  • Utility Attachment - Carries 60 Fuel, 200 Repair Points

See you next week for the next vehicle presentation!

last edited by Iyagovos

What vehicle will be presented next week? Are there more then 3 new vehicles? Or is it a copy & paste error from the previous presentation? 😉

last edited by Nickhawk

That's a cute little truck.

I still do not know why this car will be added. Anyone have an idea?

Community Manager

@nickhawk Nah, not a typo - it's just there to say that there was a presentation every week. I'll edit it to make this clearer.

@knight25
Do you have a problem with it? Do not use it.

@knight25
2 garage points on a small jeep like vehicle it is very good.
Plus a large fuel carrying volume
It has more utility than the other little jeep 4x4 (basically a mini truck)...a mini B66 if you will

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the first 4x4 vehicle to carry fuel? what about the fuel/repair that can be added to the A469? while it is a good bit more than the 469, it is not the first really.

i am curious to see how well this will do. i am sure it will be a very capable scout, but it will be fun to see just where it will stand with the other scouts.

the important thing is that finally 13th day we will have new content in the game, especially the consoles players that are without mod, I hope to see more updates in this game in the near future.😏

at least new vehicles every month, ensuring the long life of the game on the consoles.

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Community Moderator - Spintires

Small agile vehicle with some basic fuel and maintenance? Seems nice to me.
What about running some map with one huge behemoth and one tiny supplier? Looking forward...

@sodoma you put it better than me, but this is what i was basicly thinking too. the 969 would be a nice addition to use with the bigger vehicles as a small support vehicle and does look to be a bit more useful than being just another scout vehicle.

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@iyagovos will we get info next week about the discussions that the dev team had at focus in regards to the future plans for mudrunner

Will there also be new Trophies/Achievements for the DLC?

@ren007nix good question, i am curious about this also now.

Community Manager

@sloppyslingers I can't say for certain when we'll have more info on the future plans, but once I can, I'll let you know 🙂

@ren007nix The Valley won't add any new achievements/trophies to the game.

I wish I could carry these scout vehicles with me, so I could deploy them when I need to scout the area ahead.Or just carry it across the River or similar in the maps like "Deluge" or "Crossing" etc. Cause sometimes for example playing with friends on Hardcore in the map "Deluge" and trying to beat it with one star, choosing only a small scout UAZ to start with.
Sometimes only one of the players manages to get across that Terrain.And it would be great if that player that managed to get across could carry the rest of the players over the hard terrain on unlocked vehicle which are located on other side of the map.I know that players can switch to the unlocked vehicle themselves, but that's different isn't it?!?It's a simulator game and a lot of a people like the driving aspect!And in a moments like that, I wish I could have just another winch point on the roof or behind the Cab just to make it possible.Cause then I could winch a scout vehicle on my back, at least with an 8 wheeler, by locating the right terrain to do so anyway! I would even agree to deliver an additional 1 garage point, just to make it to appear in the menu and make additinional winch point installable at the garage.
And very excited for new DLC!Thank's (PS4 community)

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Even now you can do what you want, taking your scout with you

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hope itll have good use

@mr-t I don't think you get whole point there mate!

@epstetique said in Vehicle Presentation - Introducing The A-969!:

@mr-t I don't think you get whole point there mate!

Please do elaborate what you are unable to do?!
I have finished all maps with 1* vehicles on hardcore, several times over.
Seeing as how multiplayer servers are mostly desolate, barely finding one or two players i cannot achieve that.
But in the few games that somehow managed to finish (without the host exiting after 5-10-15 minutes) i actually helped get across the other players.
But more to the point, please present one specific case and what you want to do and i shall walk you through step by step.

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well, seeing as you can either load a scout onto a bigger truck or at the very least tow it behind you. how can someone not be able to take a scout with them? fyi, turn the scout vehicle OFF, especially when towing through deep water.

@mr-t Ok!You start the map "Deluge" with another two players for example.So you've got 3 blue UAZ's.And you are the only one who managed to get across to unlock the 8 wheeler near the Fuel station on the other side.And like you said, most of the time players do migrate or just leave, because they are unable to do it.And there is no possible way to help those players.I mean ok- you can winch them across, but that would completely destroy their vehicle going through the deep water(It's Deluge in this example). And you cannot repair it, because you still need to unlock the garage in addition to install repair points and unlockable vehicles are not always fitted with them aswell ! I know you guys are well experienced and know some tricks,but not all players do so! I'm just giving my feedback here, that's all.
And the "Recall" function is brilliant in Single player. Since is not availble in multiplayer, I'm trying to use trailers most of the time, because then I can detach them before going to unlock watchpoints and stuff in tougher areas and attach them back on when finished.

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They must stop their engines and wait for you to ferry them across river.
This is valid for any situation including you taking your own vehicle.
This is how i cross the flooding on that map with any low capabilities vehicle.
Drive in the water, stop the engine and let the river carry me downstr)eam...you can maintain a small degree of control to angle yourself easily to the other side...even if you are flipped, chances are you will be flipped back on the wheels and continue the trip in the river until reaching shallow regions closer to the other side
Start the engines and drive away.
PS: That blue jeep is so bad. I don;t know why it gets stuck a lot more than the standard wheeled one.![0_1518555600477_20180213161721_1.jpg](Uploading 100%)

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Why can't i upload pictures?!
Not enough privileges?!
Thank you

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@mr-t I hope that most of the players will read our posts to get info in order to know what to do in a situations like that!
And the thing with the blue Jeep is the wheels I think.Cause I noticed that those type of wider wheels are struggling to get across rougher terrain even on Big Trucks (Like Kraz)

Community Manager

@mr-t You should be able to, can you try again now for us?

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So this would be a longer route with the blue 4x4. I was on the wrong side of the small island whee the river splits so i ended up further down the stream, but nice and easy you swim until shallow waters and carry on.
It takes patience as you see the ingame time i needed to reach the 8x8
I will try the new A969 and see where it can cross..after i finish the valey

So the A969 is capable of crossing the flooding on the Deluge/Flood map but i have uncovered a rather nasty surprise as it seems to be very important in this case, where the currents take you away.
On keyboard + mouse we don't have QUICK WINCH like other controller methods.
What is this?!
I find myself trying to press a winching point on a moving vehicle with the camera rotating like crazy on it's own and then again trying to touch the destination point.
I feel like a drunk man trying to do juggling while skydiving.
This needs URGENT fix
I took a lot of damage from waters just trying to connect from vehicle to the log on this small island
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I found out this new vehicle is lighter than the the other A-class and is more susceptible to currents, and needs more attention to steer it in the stream.
Overall is doesn't get stuck like the blue lifted 4x4 and can cross tougher situations, in less time

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The River?! aka Crossing
Pfff
Easy peasy hardcore squeezy for the newest small vehicle
A969 is OP

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And a short clip
https://vimeo.com/255984529

@8up-local
This jeep is mowing down trees like a beast. (not the big adult ones, but anything smaller is getting down
Video of tree chopping
https://vimeo.com/255984465

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