Flight Simulator 2020 Updates

Flight Simulator 2020 Updates:

Stay with me as we examine the most current update, which was issued on May 18, 2023, after looking at all previous updates that were released for Flight Simulator 2020.

The most recent MFS (Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020) upgrades have been released.

Update on Development as of May 18, 2023,:

The Aircraft & Avionics Update 02 (AAU_02) for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now undergoing public testing. We recently made available, a new beta build.

In Paris, a Cessna 172 is seen flying below the Arc de Triomphe. In the background, in the middle of the picture, the sun is setting.

Update on Development as of May 11, 2023,:

The Microsoft Flight Simulator product updates have had a very active week!

French Polynesia’s Bora Bora is seen from a Daher TBM 930 aircraft.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team | May 4, 2023,:

Forum user ZILLNIAZI17 won this week’s Screenshot Challenge with a photo of a Daher TBM 930 flying above Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

For more information on how to take part in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, see the Community section below. We had the most recent of our Developer Livestreams on Twitch on Wednesday, May 3. The following:

On a grassy field, there is a Robin DR400 Cadet parked.

April 27th, 2023, Update on Development

Tuesday was a momentous day for us! First, we updated the Sim to version and launched World Update XIII: Oceania.

XIII World Update Sale. 25 April – 1 May

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team | April 25, 2023,:

Oceania is made up of far-flung coral islands, extensive expanses of white sand beach, looming volcanoes, enormous interior swaths of uninhabited jungle, and populous cities with cutting-edge architectural marvels.

A jet flying above Schwerin Castle is seen from the bottom up. The building’s walls may be seen on all sides of the picture.

April 20th, 2023, Update on Development:

The crew is now working diligently to be ready for the impending release of Expert Series I: ATR 42-600 / 72-600 and World Update XIII: Oceania. Both are scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 25, the following week.

Over a desert, a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet with a desert camouflage paint job flies.

April 13, 2023, Update on Development:

Until April 21st, we are still having our spring marketplace sale. Take advantage of discounts of up to 93% on more than 1,100 PC and Xbox products.

A Boeing 747 is seen flying above New York City from above.

Update on Development as of April 6, 2023,:

Twitter user pommes_l won this week’s Screenshot Challenge with a picture of a Boeing 747 flying over New York City. Check out the contest information in the Community section below if you’re interested in taking part in our weekly Screenshot Challenges. We launched the annual Spring Sale in the Marketplace earlier today. Currently, over 1,100 products have lower prices.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Spring Sale 2023,. April 6 – 21:

Enjoy discounted pricing during our Microsoft Flight Simulator Spring Sale!

Aircraft & Avionics Update 02 (AAU_02), the following significant release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, is still undergoing public testing. We published beta build earlier today. The release notes can be found here. On our forums, you can find instructions on how to join the beta if you’d want to help test this new build but aren’t already a part of it. Both PC and Xbox users can access the AAU_02 pre-release test.

We recently made Famous Flyer V: Antonov An-2’s PDF manual available. The manual for the An-2 and a number of other aircraft from our Local Legends and Famous Flyers series are available on our website.

– MSFS Team

Marketplace Update:

This week, the Marketplace has 94 new and 53 updated products. The Thursday Marketplace update typically goes live between the time this blog post is published and 5pm Pacific Time.

Marketplace Backlog:

Current Backlog: 780 Total

Based on established internal processes and criteria, marketplace submissions are given one of four priority ratings (P1–P4, with P1 being the highest priority). To make sure the priority system is best serving both our players and 3rd Party Developers, we continually examine and adjust it.

Working Title / MSFS Avionics Framework:

Avionics Framework MSFS

To access the most recent Avionics Framework source code, visit MSFS Avionics Source Code Mirror.

Visit MSFS Avionics Frameworks and Instruments to access the avionics framework’s documentation.

Future framework revisions:

improving smoothing path calculator efficiency and adding the ability to wait for LNAV computations to finish before starting vertical path calculations. (AAU_02) Clamping the maximum path intercept angle improves Autopilot VNAV Path Director. (AAU_02) Adding a new utility class called MultiExpSmoother to offer an exponential moving average to be used with estimated velocity and acceleration. (AAU_02)

The SDK FMC Framework should be updated to add general and optional error messages. PAYLOAD WEIGHT STATION has been added to the Weight and Balance sim var publisher (AAU_02). (AAU_02)

The SDK will now include new MapSubject and SubscribableMap interfaces; a MapSubject is a subscribable.

What about the versions?

On August 18, are you unsure which Microsoft Flight Simulator version to purchase (or simply download with your Xbox Game Pass subscription)? Users of Windows PCs, we’ve got you covered below with a helpful overview on what to anticipate from the game’s three editions.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition:

The cost of Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Standard Edition, which includes 20 aircraft and 30 improved airports, is $59.99 USD or $99.95 AUD. Those who purchase Xbox Game Pass for PC (or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) will automatically obtain this version.

Although there are 37 thousand airports in the game instead of just 30, only those 30 are “enhanced” or accurate to real-life. The more enhanced airports you get, the higher your edition is.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe Edition:

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Deluxe Edition includes five additional improved (or really accurate) airports in addition to five extra aircraft. Retail price is $139.95 AUD or $89.99 USD.

Here’s the additional content as compared to the Standard Edition:

Enhanced Deluxe Edition Airports:

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands)

Cairo International Airport (Egypt)

Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)

O’Hare International Airport (USA)

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (Spain)

Additional Deluxe Edition Planes:

Diamond Aircraft DA40-TDI

Diamond Aircraft DV20

Textron Aviation Inc. Beechcraft Baron G58

Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 152 Aerobat

Textron Aviation Inc. Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe Edition:

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Premium Deluxe Edition includes five extra airplanes and five improved (or accurate to real-life) airports. Retail price is either $179.95 AUD or $119.99 USD.

Screenshot Challenge:

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post! This week’s screenshot challenge: Antique Aircraft


We’ve taken a look at the most recent Flight Simulator 2020 updates in this post. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and found it useful.

What is your most favorite update released for MFS 2020? Feel free to share it in comments below and let me and others know about it.

Thank you again for reading this post and see you soon in the next article.

4 thoughts on “Flight Simulator 2020 Updates

  1. Based on the various updates mentioned in the article, it is evident that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is constantly evolving and improving. As a fan of flight simulation games, I have personally enjoyed playing this game and appreciate the attention to detail that has been put into recreating real-life airports and landmarks. The addition of new aircraft and avionics updates has also made the gameplay experience more realistic. The weekly screenshot challenges and livestreams add a sense of community to the game, making it more engaging and enjoyable. Overall, I believe that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is an excellent game for aviation enthusiasts and gamers alike.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Flight Simulator is becoming more realistic compared to long time ago.

  2. The article discusses the latest updates and enhancements in Flight Simulator 2020, keeping readers informed about the continuous improvements in this popular simulation game. It covers a range of topics, including new features, aircraft additions, and graphical enhancements.

    What impressed me most about the article was the level of detail provided regarding each update. The article not only mentions the updates but also delves into how they enhance the overall flight simulation experience. Whether it’s improved flight dynamics, enhanced weather systems, or more realistic scenery, the article highlights the significant improvements that players can expect.

    I appreciated the inclusion of screenshots and visuals that showcased the updated features. These visuals not only added visual appeal to the article but also gave readers a glimpse into the immersive and realistic world of Flight Simulator 2020.

    Furthermore, the article acknowledges the active development team behind the game and their commitment to providing regular updates and improvements based on user feedback. This demonstrates a dedication to continuously refining and enhancing the simulation experience for players.

    Overall, “Flight Simulator 2020 Updates” is an informative and engaging article for Flight Simulator enthusiasts. It keeps players up to date with the latest enhancements, providing a glimpse into the evolving world of virtual aviation. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or a beginner taking to the virtual skies, this article serves as a valuable resource for staying informed about the exciting updates in Flight Simulator 2020.

    1. Thank you for visiting my website and the feedback you provided. Microsoft have to update the Flight Simulator program to keep the gaming experience better and to fix any bugs.

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