Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 Debuts Stunning European Scenery

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 has launched on PC and Xbox, bringing some serious graphical and scenery upgrades to the regions of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland along with several other improvements.

Published: September 7, 2021 2:22 PM /


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Get ready to see the sights in Europe - Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 has finally arrived, debuting some serious improvements to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on PC and Xbox.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been out for more than a year and has released several major "World Updates" that improve large portions of the game along with the occasional special update like the introduction of the Orbis Flyiing Eye Hospital tour. World Update 6 was supposed to launch last month but was ultimately delayed to ensure "a very high level of quality;" now, this new update has finally arrived on PC and console.

What's New in Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6?

The big focus of Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 is improvements to the regions of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. High-resolution aerial imagery and elevation maps have been used to make the natural wonder of these countries come to life.

Of course, man-made creations haven't been left out of the mix. The city of Basel in Switzerland, the cities of Graz and Vienna in Austria, and several cities in Germany are now better represented in 3D. This is supplemented by the addition of over 100 points of interest and airports in Lübeck, Stuttgart, Klagenfurt and St. Gallen.

The improvements in graphical detail for this region is certainly the star of the show, but it's far from the only addition. Several new discovery flights, landing challenges, and bush trips have also been added to the region; you can read the Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 patch notes for all of the details on what's arrived in this update.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace Sale Offers Big Discounts

Coinciding with the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6 is a sale on marketplace content - several items are being made available for up to 55% off their normal prices. Check out the full list of discounted items here. There's plenty of fun to be had with fan-made mods, too, such as the strange Mario Kart planes that were launched back in June.

Unfortunately, it's not all good news for this game - the upcoming Top Gun DLC has been delayed to coincide with the new May 27, 2022, release date of the Top Gun: Maverick film. There's still plenty of fun to be had in the game after today's massive new update; you can buy Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC and Xbox starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the new scenery in Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 6? Which region would you like to see get a little love next? Let us know in the comments below!

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