Microsoft Flight Simulator Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 Gets New Beta Version; Spitfire Mk.Vb Revealed

Published: June 8, 2023 1:13 AM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Spitfire

Both Microsoft and a third-party developer had news to share today about Microsoft Flight Simulator and an aircraft add-on.

We start with Microsoft itself, which released another beta build of the Aircraft & Avionics Update 2.  It includes a lot of new features and fixes the Boeing 787-10 and Boeing 747-8i, which are really shaping up nicely.

You can read the full update notes for the new version numbered on the official forums. As usual, you should keep in mind that this is still a beta, so you can expect issues as it is intended for playtesting. If you'd rather have a smoother experience, you can wait for the full release expected on June 23.

We also get a reveal from Flight Replicas, which showcased the first screenshots of its Spitfire Mk.Vb. with a livery from the No. 131 Squadron, RAF.

At the moment, the aircraft doesn't have a release date or further release information, and all the screenshots are work-in-progress and not representative of the final product.


Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Game Pass. If you'd like to learn more, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we have daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. We have also recently interviewed Microsoft's Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" and iniBuilds' CEO Ubaid Mussa on the work of the popular third-party developer. If you're interested in reviews, you can check out iniBuilds' New York-JFK AirportOrbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.


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