Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 6 Release Date Confirmed; Will Bring Many Fixes

Today Microsoft and Asobo confirmed the release date of the next major update for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Today Microsoft and Asobo confirmed the release date of the next major update for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Dubbed “Sim Update 6,” the patch will launch on October 19, promising many fixes and changes anticipated by the community.

Below is a list of some of the issues which will be addressed by the update, but there will likely be many more.

  • Wrong IAS calculation
  • Altitude not affected by OAT
  • Thrust reverser animation wrong on all aicraft
  • Turboprop ITT simulation still way off
  • Longitude thrust reverser messages missing
  • 930 barber pole still incorrectly shows on standby instrument warning
  • Decreased aircraft airspeed in cloud
  • VR graphics settings are listed twice
  • Menus in VR have excessive Aliasing when compared to previous version
  • TCA Quadrant & AddOn problem with SU5 
  • Airport History not updating on world map
  • Duplicate Airports and Waypoints in the Longitude 
  • Xcub floats unable to steer on the ground
  • MSFS START CTD…today
  • Cirrus SR22 – Nose-wheel doesn’t move when turning on the ground
  • Citation Longitude oscillating after Update
  • Toolbar – Handle Bar – Flight Menu (triangle) will not disappear
  • Tail number and call sign not registering
  • Live/AI Traffic Missing Lights
  • Please fix the lights on AI Aircraft

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 Bergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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 Xbox Series X|S.

About the author

Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.