Cities Skylines 2 traffic problems can be the bane of your existence. You spend hours carefully designing, zoning, and constructing your perfect metropolis, incorporating highway ramps, roundabouts, and intersections to try and keep everything flowing perfectly. And then, for some reason, all your citizens drive wildly between lanes and sit in traffic jams even though there are plenty of other routes. Likewise, Cities Skylines 2 garbage troubles can totally undermine your vision. As waste piles up, happiness drops, pollution rises, and it all starts to unravel. Thanks to a new Cities Skylines 2 patch, however, things are about to get better. There are still troubles, but Paradox and Colossal Order are working hard to improve CS2.
Managing Cities Skylines 2 roads is one of the trickiest but most vital aspects of the entire city building game. At the same time, you need to keep services like garbage running smoothly, or soon your entire town grinds to a standstill. Since the launch of Cities Skylines 2, we’ve had a couple of fundamental problems with traffic and waste. Drivers make inexplicable u-turns and block traffic. Garbage trucks suddenly vanish, and new processing centers and landfills are suddenly overwhelmed out of nowhere. The new CS2 patch is precisely what we need.
First of all, Paradox and Colossal Order have fixed where cars incorrectly or unnecessarily change lanes when multiple lanes are available. If your roads are merging from the left-hand side, Cities Skylines 2 drivers can make some unpredictable moves that end up blocking traffic. Not any more. Likewise, we’ve a lot of vehicles making illegal u-turns on highways so they can use the opposite exit. Again, this creates serious traffic flow problems, but the new Cities Skylines 2 patch delivers a fix.
Cities Skylines 2 garbage production and accumulation calculations have been fixed, so you shouldn’t get new centers instantly filling up. Also, garbage will no longer be suddenly added to the load of your traveling garbage trucks as they move between collection points – if you’ve seen empty or partially filled trucks suddenly reach capacity for no reason, that should now be a thing of the past. Incinerator plants also have increased electricity output now, further balancing the delicate ‘garbage economy.’ You can see the full Cities Skylines 2 patch notes, courtesy of Colossal Order, below:
Cities Skylines patch notes 1.0.13
- Balanced garbage production and accumulation calculations
- Fixed garbage truck accidentally adding garbage load when calculating garbage amount estimate for the path
- Fixed garbage resource “Trade value” showing negative value in statistics
- Balanced Incinerator Plant electricity output
- Fixed various character clothing issues
- Balanced stray pets in the city
- Increased pathfind penalty for unsafe u-turns on highway
- Fixed incorrect traffic lane-changing behavior when one or more lanes are merged to one from the left side
- Balanced Water Consumption of multiple City Service buildings
- Fixed wrong zoning grid offset when opposite side of pedestrian street, alley or gravel road has retaining wall. (This can cause some zoning issues that cannot be automatically fixed if this type of location is already zoned in a save)
- Fixed cars signaling wrong side when leaving roundabout with left-hand traffic (Takes effect on existing saves only after touching roads near the roundabout with road tool)
- Fixed parking fee policy available for subway stations even though they don’t have parking spaces
- Fixed an issue with randomization of radio ads per brand influence in a city
- Fixed faulty unicode and non-alphanumerical characters support to Microsoft cloud saves
- Fixes various occurrences of randomly bright windows on vehicles
- Matched Transportation infoview stop legend colors to stop icon colors
- Performance optimization to polygon area triangulation and validation
- Fix for potential error: Inspector failed to parse HTTP data on connection
Of course, if you’re still having trouble, Cities Skylines 2 mods can provide fixes for some of those tricky, detailed issues. You’ll also want a heads up on all the Cities Skylines 2 DLC making its way to us in the near future.
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