Orbx Releases DCS World Kola Map in Early Access

A huge new map for DCS World is now available.

Posted: 04-May-2024 @ 01:18z
Orbx Releases DCS World Kola Map in Early Access

Orbx has released its new Kola Map for DCS World. As per their product page, the map covers northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Russian Murmansk Oblast, and parts of the Karelia region. It also includes large areas of the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea to the north and west.

Orbx has included complete base terrain for the whole map, detailed topography, summer ground textures and all the local shorelines, lakes and rivers. There are a significant number of POIs including bridges, monuments, dams, power stations, landmark buildings and plentiful towns and villages. Expect to also see main roads, railway networks, tunnels and bridges throughout the map.

The natural landmarks of the mountains, the Norwegian fjords, snowfields and thousands of lakes have also been recreated in this map. Orbx has also worked with Baltic Dragon and Reflected Simulations to create new campaigns for the map.

As the title indicates, this is an ‘early access’ release, meaning Orbx intends on adding new content and features in the near future. Such improvements include complete winter textures, additional military and civilian airfields, and additional cities and towns with new POIs.

You can buy the Early Access version of Kola now from Orbx for $55.99 USD (excluding taxes), but the price will increase to $69.99 USD once the full product is out.


    • Complete base terrain for the entire map area, with highly detailed topography, summer ground textures summer, shorelines, and lakes and rivers.
    • An initial focus area spans the Finland/Russia border and encompasses central Finland and the western parts of the Murmansk and Karelia regions of Russia (see map).
    • Four high-detail areas, focusing on two airports in Finland (EFRO, EFKE) and five in Russia (XLMV, ULAK, RU-1110, RU-4464, ULMM), and their urban and rural surroundings and infrastructure.
    • Two road runways in Finland, near Rovaniemi and Sodankylä, respectively.
    • Two additional airports in Norway (ENBO, ENNA) and three in Sweden (ESNQ, ESNJ, ESUK) are functional but not fully detailed at early-access release.
    • Significant civilian POIs include bridges, vertical obstructions, monuments, hydro dams, power stations, port facilities, landmark buildings, open-pit mines, towns and small villages, and industrial sites.
    • Improved night lighting for cities and towns.
    • Main road and railroad network, with bridges and tunnels, which are connected across the map and allow long-distance AI routing.
    • Natural landmarks and geographic features, like Norwegian fjords, detailed coastlines, snowfields, forests and wetlands, tens of thousands of lakes, and large river systems.
    • Map features represent the current era but include allowances for the late-Cold War era – e.g., operational road runways and fully functioning Russian air bases – to enhance mission options.
    • The Orbx team is collaborating with experienced DCS campaign creators Baltic Dragon and Reflected Simulations to create engaging campaigns.
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