Microsoft Flight Simulator video game gets loads of bug fixes in latest update

A new update has rolled out to the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator video game with a variety of stability improvements and bug fixes to help to help the game run better for players.

The majority of the fixes are related to the game crashing and installation errors which had been affecting some users. While this update should smooth out these issues, Microsoft has advised those that have gotten installation errors to do a clean install of the game. Instructions on how to do so can be read here.

Here’s the full patch notes:


  • The title will no longer crash when different input devices/peripherals are disconnected
  • The title will no longer crash when the TBM 930 package is deleted
  • The install process will no longer be blocked after a partial decompression of a package
  • The install process will no longer be blocked when a local user account includes non-ASCII characters
  • The install process will no longer be blocked after a failed connection to servers
  • The install process will no longer display an empty onboarding screen under certain conditions
  • The title will download a critical missing/deleted package to access the main menu even if the save data preference is set to offline (when an internet connection is available)


  • The title will no longer automatically download packages that have been deleted through the content manager
  • The content manager will no longer get stuck in an infinite loading state when checked offline
  • The Creator name of the packages should now be properly updated


  • Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience


  • The performance of the title has been improved when the Display name plate option is set to active


  • The correct currency is now properly updated in the marketplace

While this update is fully devoted to fixes, the addition of extra content and features is planned for the rest of 2020 and beyond such as VR functionality, helicopters, map updates, and an eventual Xbox console launch.

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