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October 14th, 2021 Development Update

We are just a few days out from the release of Sim Update 6! The new build will go live on October 19th with many anticipated bug fixes from the community. Right after release, we have our monthly Live Dev Q&A on October 20th at 1750Z (10:30 am PT) over on our Twitch channel. We are looking forward to a busy week!

October 7th, 2021 Development Update

Pre-release testing for Sim Update 6 has begun! If you are interested to see what’s coming in this update, we posted the tentative Release Notes for Sim Update 6 which you can find enclosed in this blog post.

September 30th, 2021 Development Update

We are kicking off our next flighting opportunity (Pre-release Testing) for Sim Update 6! This will be on a first-come-first-served basis and sign-ups will open tomorrow, October 1st at 5 am PT/8am ET (1200Z). We are looking for simmers to test on all three platforms: PC, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. Limited space is available on each platform.

A Junkers Ju 52 in flight

Local Legends 1: Junkers Ju 52

The team is proud to announce a new series of releases called “Local Legends” that will frequently coincide with World Updates. These aircraft are famous in the region of the world update, but often are not as well known to a worldwide audience. For World Update VI, we chose a famous German plane from 1930 called the Junkers Ju 52, now available from the Marketplace.

Plane flying over temperate forest

September 23rd, 2021 Development Update

It’s officially fall in the Northern Hemisphere! Stay tuned for our next live Development Q&A on September 29th at 10:30am PT at twitch.tv/MSFSofficial.

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A Junkers Ju 52 in flight

Local Legends 1: Junkers Ju 52

The team is proud to announce a new series of releases called “Local Legends” that will frequently coincide with World Updates. These aircraft are famous in the region of the world update, but often are not as well known to a worldwide audience. For World Update VI, we chose a famous German plane from 1930 called the Junkers Ju 52, now available from the Marketplace.


Community Spotlight: InTheBlueYonder

This week, we are happy to shine the spotlight on a true Renaissance Man from the world of flight: Brian “InTheBlueYonder” Murray. In addition to being a licensed pilot and owner of his own plane, he’s also a Twitch streamer, aviation podcast host, and Microsoft Flight Simulator mod creator who is currently building a full-scale VR cockpit that will be publicly unveiled at the upcoming Reno Air Races from September 15-19, 2021.  


New Simmers: 20 Must Fly Locations in the Sim from our Community

So, you’ve had one day to install and boot up Microsoft Flight Simulator on your Xbox Series X|S. First thing you do? Fly over your house. Check. Of course, there are Discovery Flights, flight trainings, landing challenges, bush trips and more for you to explore, but you feel like doing your own exploring right now. What should you see first? Never fear! We asked the community what places they think you should fly to next and this is their top MUST DO list of activities.