The Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Expansion is all about Claas. With 35 ultra-modern tractors, harvesters, and equipment like balers and mowers, Claas makes its Farming Simulator debut in the grandest way possible.
FS19 Platinum Expansion and the Platinum Edition FAQ
Both the expansion pack and the Platinum edition will be released on October 22, 2019.
The Expansion is only the DLC (for players that already owns FS19.) The Platinum Edition is both the DLC and the game, bundled together.
Both the Expansion and the Platinum Edition will be released on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
It’s €/$ 19.99 on both PC and Mac for the Expansion version.
A whole lot of Claas machinery, like the brand new Lexion 8900 combine harvester, the Arion, the Axion, and the Xerion tractors. For more information, see below.
I think the Claas Platinum pack is one of the best DLCs from Giants Software ever. Yes, the Big Bud pack was great. And the FS2013 Titanium add-on was impressive, mainly because of all its Case IH machinery and the Westbridge Hills map. It’s the share volume of the Claas themed DLC that brings it on par with the previous best expansion packs, other than Claas being one of the most interesting, largest farming brands in existence.
Kudos to Giants for once again putting together a downloadable content pack that make our jaws drop. And a big thanks to Claas for greenlighting the inclusion of their impressive machinery into one of history’s best simulator games, which now becomes even better…
We know that the Claas FS19 Platinum edition is made up of 35 vehicles and tools. Here is the Claas FS19 machinery roster:
Here are the tractors you’ll get when you buy the DLC. There are some real gems here…
There’s no shortage of cool harvesters. And although it’s not mentioned yet officially, I hear some chatter about the Lexion too…
Jaguar 960 TT
Corio 875 FC
Pick Up 300
Direct Disc 500
Trailers and Equipment
The Claas DLC has some really interesting equipment. Personally, I’m very excited for the Disco mowers and the Rollant combined baler and wrapper.
Disco 3600 FC
Disco 1100 C
Rollant 455 RC Uniwrap
W 1800 Weight
For pre-order customers, the Dominator harvester and the Torion wheel loader are also included in the pack.
The list will be updated as soon as we get more information (Image credits: Giants Software.)
Many Cool Details
Claas is known to be one of agriculture’s most innovative brands. It’s nice to see that many of the real-world features have been included in the Farming Simulator models. One example is the Disco butterfly mowers. They can be retracted when you fold them for transport.
Another cool feature is the Xerion cab. It can be rotated 180°, just like what’s possible with the real-life version of the mega-tractor.
And for the first time in FS history, Giants is using 3D tracks. It has been available earlier with certain mods, for example, one of the FS17 John Deere tractor mods from Custom Modding. But it’s a first for Giants Software, which previously has relied on normal maps for their tracked machinery.
It has been a long-standing tradition that the main expansion packs (Gold, Titanium or Platinum) from Giants have had new maps included. In the FS 2013 Titanium DLC, players could enjoy the Westbridge Hills map, the FS 2015 Gold add-on introduced the Sosnovka map, while the FS17 version included the South American inspired Estancia Lapacho map.
So far, there’s no sign of a new map bundled together with the Claas Platinum DLC. If this turns out to be the case, it’s the first time in many years that we don’t get a new map together with the machinery. I don’t think it’s a huge loss – there are so many great mod maps out there. Still, it’s always exciting to fire up a new Giants map to see what their talented mappers have been up to.
(Update July 29, 2019) We’ve just learned that there will NOT be a new map included with the Claas DLC. This was confirmed by Giants community coordinator O5-Chris on Discord.
Shoot! I was really hoping for a remake of the Bjornholm FS15 map…
Farming Simulator Platinum Release Date
The massive Claas expansion pack for Farming Simulator 19 will be released Tuesday the 22nd of October. It will be available on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC and Mac versions cost €19.99.
Do you want to pre-order? Click here to buy directly from Giants. Or check the Steam, Xbox or PlayStation Stores if you purchased FS19 in one of these places.