Today Microsoft launched another large free update for its popular sim Microsoft Flight Simulator, dubbed World Update 6.
The update improved three countries in the heart of Europe, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and it comes with new “hand-crafted” airports as follows:
- EDHL – Lübeck Airport
- EDDS – Stuttgart Airport
- LOWK – Klagenfurt
- LSZR – St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport
New cities enhanced with photogrammetry have also been added, on top of a ton of bespoke models for points of interest. Below you can find a list of the cities, while the list of points of interest is way too long, you can find it here with the rest of the extensive patch notes, which also bring several fixes to issues caused by the previous updates.
- Frankfurt am Main
In order to enjoy the update, you need to download the client patch on the Windows Store or on Steam (about 500 mb), then another within the simulator itself after launching it (2.67 gigabytes), and finally “purchase” (for free) the new content from the in-sim marketplace. That’s another 5.10 gigabytes. The update is also available on Xbox, of course.
Yes, Microsoft Flight Simulator world updates are big downloads.
While you wait for everything to get downloaded, you can watch the gorgeous new trailer.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, focusing on the Xbox version and short and long-term plans for the sim (on both platforms).
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, 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.