World Update

Microsoft Flight Simulator Updated to Version with New Hotfix

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A brand new hotfix for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released, bringing the platform to version The new version fixes a number of issues, along with adding additional functionality to the sim based on user requests and feedback.

The latest hotfix addresses the broken night lighting when the render scale was not set to 100%. Furthermore, there have been fixes for the trim reset button on the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant, terrain spikes in Innsbruck, and also other general crashes. Speaking of crashes, the hotfix means that ‘Safe Mode’ will no longer trigger when a crash occurs when closing the sim. The other notable change with the hotfix is the addition of ‘Offscreen pre caching’ added to the VR menu for those that use VR in the simulator.

Downloading the new hotfix can be done through the usual way of opening up the simulator and downloading the new update. As usual, be sure to remove everything from your ‘Community’ folder first and then replace it after the update is complete in order to ensure things work correctly.

For more on Microsoft Flight Simulator, check out our interview with Jorg Neumann on the future of the platform, or perhaps read over our review on the Xbox version of the simulator. With World Update VI now in the hands of simmers, the next big release will be the Junkers JU-52 coming at the end of the month.


  • Fixed broken night lighting when the renderscale was not set to 100%
  • Added Offscreen pre caching option in the VR menu
  • Fixed some general crashes
  • Fixed the Trim reset button on the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant
  • Safe mode will no longer trigger when a crash occured when closing the program
  • Missing watermask at Lucerne has been added
  • Color correction for Photogrammetry in Vienna has been tweaked
  • Water crack has been fixed near Moritzburg POI
  • Fixed terrain spike around LOWI
  • Fixed crash with Resync from Aircraft Editor without any aircraft selected
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World Update VI: Germany, Austria, Switzerland Now Available

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Microsoft has released the 6th World Update for their Flight Simulator. World Update VI focusses on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The region offers a large variety of different landscapes. From hazardous mountains to calm and rustic farm fields. The update, like usual, includes new aerial imagery, high resolution elevation maps and covers several cities with new 3D objects. Furthermore, over
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World Update V: Nordics Now Available for Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated to version and launches alongside World Update V: Nordics. The long-awaited World Update sees Europe’s Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden updated with new airports, imagery and points of interest to discover. In total 77 new points of interest have been added across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. These new
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Microsoft Releases World Update IV: France Benelux

Asobo Studios and Microsoft have released World Update IV, (version which includes the regions of France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The next huge world update for the ever-growing Microsoft Flight Simulator comes to the northwest European regions of France and Benelux nations. The update enhances the cities of Paris and Amsterdam with the use of photogrammetry and contains over 100 handcrafted, hand placed points of interest including the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels and the windmills at Kinderdijk, Netherlands. 

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update III Delayed Until February 16th 2021

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A short post from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team has confirmed that the upcoming World Update III: United Kingdom has been delayed again until February 16th 2021. This delay follows various other delays which have been attributed to the new technology and tools being used to incorporate the new photogrammetry cities into the simulator. On the social media post shared
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