Unveiling Update 16!
New System Upgrades UI and Tiers are here to supercharge your rail empire.
Hey, Rail Route fans! 🚂
Angel here. Exciting news—Update 16 is now live on
the Unstable branch
. For a sneak peek:
- join our Discord community and
- check how to switch to the Unstable version.
Update 16 On Unstable
Get a first look at our new System Upgrades UI and structure, and find out how it all works.
New System Upgrades Structure
Say goodbye to the old, confusing tree. The new system is here. You’ll earn green points from Commuter and InterCities, and red points from Regional, Urban, and One-off freights. These points give you more control and new ways to earn.
Introducing tiers! To move up, you must dispatch a certain number of trains successfully within a cycle. For example, to reach Tier 2 in green, you need to dispatch 15 green trains on time in a cycle. Remember, you need to handle traffic “on time” for points to be awarded.
Reaching the Goal
Our main aim is to make the game more accessible and structured. Now, you can also earn stars, just like in other modes such as Timetable and Rush Hour.
New feature alert! Each contract now has a delay allowance. Commuters allow a 2-min delay without losing a point, while InterCities stick to the old 1-min limit.
Time Multipliers Changed
Big news for time management! Previously, we had speed options of 1x, 5x, 15x, and 25x. Our math experts have found that 1x, 3x, 10x, and 25x are better choices. But don’t worry, if you’re a math whiz too, you can adjust these settings in the Options.
Missing Upgrades (Future Roadmap)
We’re still working on several key features. Coming soon are automation for regional trains and new shunting capabilities which will bring set of new Upgrades in the red category. We’re also introducing simplified sensor that sits between the current routing sensors and the manual world. I’ll write more about that in the coming weeks.
Ongoing UI Updates
We get it, you have strong feelings about the recent UI changes. We’re bummed to hear some of you aren’t fans. Changing the UI is a massive job, and we don’t want to stop everything else just to focus on that. So, we’re making improvements bit by bit. We’re in early access, after all! If you like where we’re headed with new features,
show us some love with a positive review
, please. It keeps our spirits high and the updates coming.
Feedback fuels us. Got thoughts? Leave them below or join our Discord for a chat.
Till next week, keep those trains running!