Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Upgrades the U.S. With More Detail

Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 13:34 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Big changes are happening on the ground in America — Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update II: U.S. has arrived, providing players with four new airports and dozens of new points of interest rendering in stunning detail.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has been out for a little over three months. Thus far, the game has already received a major World Update that added some iconic locations to Japan. Now, the second World Update has arrived — and this time, the focus is on the United States of America.

Check out the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update II: U.S. trailer to see some of these beautiful new points of interest in motion!

What's New in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update II: U.S.?

As with September's update to Japan, the major focus of this update has been the addition of new locations and higher-quality imagery to the United States. That's not all that's been fixed, though — every aircraft in the game has been subject to a "general review" that will likely improve them in subtle ways.

 
 

The big thing, though, is undeniably the addition of new airports and points of interest — here are the new places you can visit in the United States of America!

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update II: U.S. – New Airports

  • KATL – Atlanta International
  • KFHR – Friday Harbor
  • KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • KSWF – New York Stewart International Airport

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update II: U.S. – New Points of Interest

  • Chimney Rock
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown MA
  • Fort Jefferson
  • Washington Monument, Washington DC
  • Capitol, Washington DC
  • White House, Washington DC
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Devils Tower
  • New River Gorge Bridge
  • United States National Arboretum
  • Bixby Creek Bridge
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge
  • Mackinac Bridge
  • Navajo Bridge
  • Astoria-Megler Bridge
  • U.S. Grant Bridge
  • Lowry Avenue Bridge
  • Lewis and Clark Bridge
  • The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
  • Fort Knox
  • Monument Rocks National Natural
  • Coronado Heights Castle
  • Ellis County Courthouse
  • Monument Valley
  • Yosemite El Capitan
  • Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado
  • Shiprock, New Mexico
  • Haystack Rock at [Cannon], Oregon
  • Half Dome, Yosemite
  • Dworshak Dam
  • Hoover Dam
  • Oroville Dam
  • Alcatraz (water tower and lighthouse only)
  • Fort McHenry, Baltimore
  • Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls
  • Glen Canyon Dam
  • Las Vegas Strip (Night)
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Johnson Space Center Houston (visitor’s center)
  • Kennedy Space Center Florida (visitors center)
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (memorial site)
  • Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii
  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Gulf of Mexico, Oil Rigs

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 World Update II: U.S. slice

These weren't the only changes, mind. A fair few more fixes and the like have also been deployed in this patch. You can read the full Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 1.11.5.0 Update patch notes for all the fine details.

If you haven't yet picked up Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, you can buy it for PC on Steam or the Microsoft Store starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent. You might want to wait, though, because the Steam Autumn Sale is expected to start tomorrow and you can likely grab it at a discount.

What do you think of the new airports and points of interest in the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 update? Which country do you think should get a big update next? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!