Today Microsoft released a new major update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, numbered 18.104.22.168.
As usual, you need to first download an update on the Windows Store on Steam (1.03 GB) and then launch the simulator to download a bigger 9.09 GB update.
Among the new elements, there are the much-requested contrails, new liveries, and the ability to add some wear and variables to aircraft.
You can see the new contrails (and one of the liveries) in action below.
On top of that, plenty of fixes and tweaks have been applied. You can find the full patch notes here.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.