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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Update 4 improves France & more

New Flight Simulator patch set to go live in a week

The next update for Microsoft Flight Simulator will land this March. inside, pilots can expect to see an improvement in realism for France and Benelux, as well as other changes. Here’s everything we know about Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Update 4. This is the fourth major update for the game, but it’s dubbed update 3. Yes, it is a little confusing. Anyway, on to the details.

Yesterday, MSFSofficial Twitch channel detailed it all and shared some Q&A time with the audience. The big focus for Asobo is deploying a new update that alters the flight model a bit, as well as improving the control surfaces of some planes. Dubbed Sim Update 3, that patch aims to instill some fine-tuning to various aircraft and some alterations to the backend code.

You can check out the full stream down below, archived on Twitch.

Along with the new Sim Update 3, there are photogrammetry updates for or various UK and EU cities. London and various other UK cities were directly mentioned. Later updates beyond this will bring in additional visual effects-related improvements. All this combined with previous patches is making this the best flight sim game out there right now.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator has gotten a full VR mode and a bunch of other new features, including Great Britain and the US also getting visual tweaks and improvements. All that laid the groundwork for the next patch next month to focus on improving Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands. Previous patches also added Japan, but this new sim update won’t focus on that.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now on PC; Asobo plans to release an Xbox Series X|S version this year. The next world update is scheduled to release on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

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