GIANTS Software has been steadily improving Farming Simulator 20 ever since it released last year. The latest update comes in the form of Content Update #4, which fittingly adds four new machines to the game’s roster. But, most notably, it also introduces a new feature: the ability to walk around.
While the ability to get out of a vehicle and walk around the map is not new to the Farming Simulator series, it is new to Farming Simulator 20 since the game launched without that feature. Now that it’s been added in, players can explore the world on foot and get in and out of vehicles in a far more natural way than simply swapping them out via a selection screen. This now brings Farming Simulator 20 far closer in functionality to its bigger brother, Farming Simulator 19 (which while older, is more feature-rich).
The new vehicles that players can now enjoy in the game are pretty useful, but realistically, there’s technically one new machine here: the CLAAS Lexion 8900 combine harvester. Along with this harvester is the Convio 1230 and the Corio 1275 C—two compatible headers for the Lexion. Finally, there’s the Stackpro 7200 which is a new tractor implement. As the name suggests, its function is to pick up haybales—square ones to be specific. So, use it to your advantage after you’re done harvesting and bailing up the remains of your crop yield.
This new content update for Farming Simulator 20 is available now for the low price of…free! All of the new content that has come to this title has been free, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon. It would be nice if Giants were to eventually implement a new map and bring back forestry mechanics, however. That alone would definitely make this a much more worthy offering and not the still somewhat tepid experience that it is when compared to its predecessor, FS17.