IL-2: Battle of Kuban lands with new update, aircraft

Most of us had suspected that the next update for IL-2: Battle of Kuban would land sometime next week at the earliest, however, Update 2.008 was released today and it brings with it a series of updates, two new aircraft, and one major modification to another aircraft. It’s a lot to take in! New aircraft…

IL-2: 1946 patched to 4.13.3!

Over 16 years from the release of the original IL-2: Sturmovik and the sim continues to be a strong presence. Team Daidalos, a third party outfit made up of fans of the series who were given official access to the source code, continue to add content to the sim and the most recent patch brings…

War Thunder adds the A-26B Invader to the lineup

Twin-engine Douglas attack aircraft are a theme this weekend with the A-26B-51 Invader being announced as an addition to the War Thunder aircraft lineup. The introduction of this version of the Invader brings an extremely powerful mid-tier attacker for the US tech tree – and its not a premium aircraft either! The forward firepower is…

Discussing the A-20B

When IL-2: Battle of Kuban was announced, I was pleased to see that the A-20B had made the list as an available aircraft to the series.The A-20 has become one of my favourite aircraft of the era and I wanted to explore a little bit more about the model that we’re getting. The right aircraft…

Working my way through Ten Days of Autumn

When Ten Days of Autumn was announced as the first paid campaign for the IL-2 series, I was skeptical. I bought it to support the developers and $9.99 seemed a worthwhile way to try out the new Scripted Campaign system and to see if a pay for campaign would be worth the money. I’m onto…

Cold Winter campaign review

Mission builders have been busy creating campaigns for players to work their way through since IL-2 added Scripted Campaigns back into the series in the December patch. Cold Winter is a remake of the Blinding Sun campaign from the original IL-2 and though the presentation is a little rough – the missions themselves are outstanding….

War Thunder adds B-10B, Spit IIb update

Gaijin continues their impressive pace of updating and adding to War Thunder with two new aircraft arrivals – complementing the massive number of new vehicles, tanks, and the impending release of their new naval battle feature. The B-10B is a new American bomber being added in the Tier 1 category as a Premium aircraft (you’ll…

More about the DCS World Normandy Map

The road to World War II flight in DCS World has been a long and winding one but there are signs of some serious progress as the Normandy map is progressing towards a more finished product. Expanding the map Early concepts of the map were more limited with just the landing grounds and immediate area…

Battle of Moscow 40% discount until March 6

Yesterday it was announced that a new promo-code system would be started to offer sales from the IL-2 Sturmovik store outside of normal Steam sale dates. The first one is here with a 40% discount on IL-2: Battle of Moscow! The word from Jason Williams: We’re excited to announce a new feature in our Store!…

DCS live stream will show off the new Normandy map

DCS continues to make in-roads in the World War II flight simulator genre (adding to their growing array of modern aircraft and scenarios) with an impressive looking Normandy map. We’ve seen a decent number of work in progress photos over the last year and now it looks like fans will be getting a more in-depth…

IL-2 VR support update, A-20B work in progress

Virtual reality support for the IL-2 series is coming in March with an open beta test of the game. This was big enough news in and of itself to warrant an update on popular PC hardware site Tom’s Hardware. We also got a work in progress look at the A-20B! VR support forthcoming VR support…

IL-2 scripted campaign progress

My time spent playing IL-2 is divided between quick flights in the Quick Mission Builder and more lengthy time spent playing multiplayer but when I’m not doing those two things I’m playing the new scripted campaign mode – and its been fun! In December the IL-2 series added the Scripted Campaign feature to the game…