Microsoft Flight Simulator gets USA world update with new airports and points of interest

Kareem Anderson

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Microsoft Flight Simulator fans are in for a treat. Not only is World Update II: USA free, it’s available now.

According to a new press release and the official release notes, Microsoft Flight Simulator players can snag the World Update II: U.S. update that brings a whole host of improvements and new features that include new airports and 48 new detailed points of interest as well as performance upgrades.

World Update II: USA features an improved digital elevation model with resolution up to one-meter, new aerial textures that significantly improve the appearance in several states across the country, and four new hand-crafted airports (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Friday Harbor, and New York Stewart). We’ve also made visual improvements to 48 other airports and added 50 new high-fidelity points of interest across the country to make your state-side journey stunning in every way.

And that’s not all – this update also includes exhilarating new activities on each coast. Enjoy a Discovery Flight through some of the most iconic locations on the eastern seaboard, and then jet out west for an epic new Bush Trip across the Alaskan wilderness.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator crew put together a nice little trailer of the update to visually skim the entirety of today’s update. The full list of improvements and features from the release notes is available here.

For those interested, “once you download the latest update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, be sure to head to the in-sim Marketplace to claim World Update II: USA and partake in the majesty on display in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”

Today’s update comes just days before a long weekend in the US where players can fully enjoy the far recesses of an improved Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you have yet to try the game, you can purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator from the Microsoft Store and Steam, but it’s also free to play with Xbox Game Pass for PC.